Epic Games accused fans watching a Fortnite match of cheating.
Flagged up in a Reddit post, players using spectator mode have been issued warnings, despite only watching other users compete.
“Due to your recent actions, you have been banned for Teaming. Please refrain from repeat offences or you may receive an account ban,” said the warning.
Teaming is when opposing players team up, premeditating what they plan to do in the match.
By way of an apology, Epic Games has been handing out 1,000 V-Bucks to innocent users falsely accused of cheating, as shown on Reddit.
"We incorrectly took action against your account. We're sorry and will be granting 1,000 V-Bucks to your account to compensate for the error," said the notification.
In essence, the company are allowing users to purchase the season 2 battle pass for free. However, those who receive the in-game currency are free to use them as they see fit.
A Fortnite player who has actually been caught cheating is Jarvis Kaye. The 17-year-old - FaZe clan member - professional esports competitor was caught using an aimbot, resulting in a permanent ban from the battle royale title.