Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod is one of the most popular Fortnite pros today but the competitive star just had his Creator Code revoked due to a controversial tweet.
While Clix has long been one of the biggest names in the Fortnite scene, the 16-year-old player can’t seem to help landing himself in controversy. From alarming Twitch bans to ‘illegal’ wagers, the young gun is always making headlines.
Now, Clix has had a huge stream of income stripped away overnight. His ‘Creator Code’ is no longer active in Fortnite. This means fans can no longer make in-game purchases with his referral code.
While it may not seem like a huge deal at first, Creator Codes grant 5% of revenue straight to the streamer or pro. With Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins confirming a hefty $5m payout in just one month alone, it’s a considerable hit to Clix’s wallet.
“Lost my code,” Clix revealed on May 13. “Not really sure why.” At first, he thought it may have been due to a violation of Epic’s terms of service. Previously engaging in online wagers, he put a stop to such activity back in March. “Haven’t done viewer wagers since I got my first warning,” he confirmed.
Just minutes after he broke the news, however, the reason became clear. A May 11 tweet discussing “laxatives” and eating out of toilets – no really – landed him in Epic’s bad books.
Before the post was deleted, it gathered more than 15,000 likes along with hundreds of retweets. “I thought everyone would take it as a joke,” Clix explained.
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Recognizing how the tweet might reflect on those he’s affiliated with, he followed up adding that he “understands” the decision.“I’m representing a company, I shouldn’t [have] tweeted it. Hope to get it re-enabled.”
Despite contacting Epic Games, he’s had “no response” on the matter since his code was stripped. There’s currently no telling whether the devs will reinstate it anytime soon.
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In the meantime, it could be leading to financial losses in the tens of thousands each day.