Fortnite has many clans and teams that are extremely popular. When someone joins a team, they are instantly seen as a Fortnite pro and are looked up to by many. But that doesn't mean that Epic Games can't take them down again.
The FaZe Clan seems to break the most rules in Fortnite and get into the most trouble. There are rarely anything cool or renegade but rather things that make people wonder why they would ever do such a thing. A new FaZe Clan member is suffering the consequences of their actions, and it seems to worry many about their own accounts.
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Fortnite is enforcing its Terms of Service against high-profile players
Fortnite players can earn a portion of in-game sales by offering the Support-A-Creator option by distributing a special code. Players can target a specific creator to aid them whenever V-Bucks are purchased from the Fortnite store. Streamers often use this code; for example, our own GFinity Fortnite Streamer, Devar-TTY, offers his own.
People like FaZe Sway would also be part of this program, which means that conduct is taken into account, which isn't the strongest part of the FaZe Clan these days. FaZe Sway has made quite a name for himself in the Fortnite community as he has millions of followers on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. Famous Fortnite player FaZe Sway has lost his Support-A-Creator option after breaking the Terms of Service agreement.
Following an investigation of his conduct in-game, FaZe Sway lost his Fortnite support
It has been a rough day for FaZe Sway today, as he revealed he permanently lost his Fortnite Support-A-Creator code. He showed his fans a message he received from Epic Games, explaining the reasoning for removing it. Fans assumed it was because of some comments he made on social media bashing Fortnite's features, but the reason was for violating the rules.
FaZe Sway discussed the loss of Fortnite's Support-A-Creator option in a live stream, where he admitted to account-sharing. Epic Games explicitly prohibits account-sharing/buying, which takes away a great deal of the game's appeal. Account sharing can do a lot, like allow players to receive high-level products without working towards them or just provide a high-level account to troll with. It's generally not fun for anyone who's not involved.
The Terms of Service are there for a reason, and just because you're a member of a group doesn't make you more valuable. The Epic Games team cannot break the rules, so it is safe to assume that pro players can't either. Additionally, FaZe Clan continues to break Fortnite rules in an extremely obvious way, forcing Epic Games to take action.
People who have watched FaZe Clan members stream know that they often break the rules to get more clicks. Honestly, it makes all streamers look bad, and I hope this isn't the only time Epic Games holds those members accountable. We'll have to wait and see if this leads to more action or is just a one-off, but at least we now know how seriously Fortnite takes its terms of service.