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‘Fortnite’ Latest News & Update: Epic Games Given ‘F’ Grade for Hacks & Unreasonable Bans

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With “Fortnite” absolutely dominating the multiplayer gaming market with its unprecedented growth that is matched only by the veteran “Minecraft,” a lot of news about the title slip under the radar. One of such reports is the matter of the Better Business Bureau awarding the company behind the property, Epic Games, with an F. This, seems to be due to the complaints that the company has received with regards to hacked accounts and bans that were deemed unreasonable.

As CTV News reports, Epic Games had supposedly gotten 279 complaints with all but eight of which were filed only within the past twelve months. As if this wasn’t bad enough, it was also reported that the company did not address the vast majority of the complaints. This is unfortunate since the files contained details on “Fortnite” accounts getting hacked and players supposedly getting banned without being told why.

Making matters worse is how the BBB had reportedly attempted to make contact with Epic Games several times with regards to these reports. Of those attempts, the company simply ignored the group and this is why the “Fortnite” developer was given a terrible grade.

Now, it’s worth pointing out that Epic Games is not actually accredited with the BBB. This means that the company technically has no obligation to respond to any attempts of contact by the organization. On the other hand, most corporations would think twice before outright ignoring the development, all together. This leads to questions of how the entity behind “Fortnite” can justify doing exactly that.

It should also be noted that the “Fortnite” developer getting an F grade can make it a target by government agencies that are on the lookout for bad business practices. Fortunately, Epic still has time to address the issue and fix any misunderstandings that might have occurred, if there are any.

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