There is a growing concern among Fortnite players that their player logins are being leaked through the in-game leaderboard, but Epic Games have reassured fans that their API is safe.
Whenever fans create an online account to play games, their first concern is their privacy security. Developers try to avoid hacker scares but they can still pop up from time to time. One Fortnite fan claimed that this has happened with Epic Games.
Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber stated that he was inexplicably logged out of his account and that the battle royale’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ personal information – such as their email addresses.
This led to a response from a Fortnite data-miner who denied these claims, and their statement was backed up by Epic themselves.
Epic Games deny leaked Fortnite player logins
Yung Calculator tweeted that Epic Games have not secured player logins, so anyone can access these emails and try to hack accounts, reset passwords or kick players out of a match. Additionally, it will also log you out in-game.
“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.
“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally — on Twitter, it means nothing normally — but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”
He further elaborated that he’s not the only player who has experienced this issue- with Clix, Nick Eh 30, and Nate Hill also being affected. “Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it — it’s disgraceful.”
Not everyone is convinced that Yung’s claims are true. Fortnite data-miner ‘FNBRUnreleased’ claimed that these kind of leaks are impossible due to the nature of Epic’s API, so there’s no way that your email address can become available to hackers.
“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they stated.
FNBRUnreleased’s defense for Epic Games has been backed up by the devs themselves who also took to Twitter in order to respond to Yung’s claims.
“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.
“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”
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At the time of writing, Yung Calc’s tweet is no longer online, so either the player took it down or it was removed by Twitter. Either way, his claims have gathered doubts and Epic Games are standing by the security of their API.
That said, you should always make sure that that you’ve take extra precautions to protect your online information. You can do this by choosing strong passwords that are impossible to guess, and by applying two-factor authentication wherever possible.
Image Credits: Epic Games, Yung Calculator
Fortnite Ant-Man skin leaked as next Marvel crossover for Season 5
Fortnite data miners have discovered that the next hunter skin to come to Chapter 2, Season 5 is Marvel’s Ant-Man.
Fortnite is set to further bolster its roster of Marvel Superheroes, with data miners uncovering Ant-Man as the next Hunter to join Season 5.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 went all-in on superhero content. Avengers and X-Men joined the battle royale fray and Stark Industries arrived as a POI on the map. This super-hero-themed season ended with Marvel characters and Fortnite players joining forces to defeat Galactus – which brought us into Season 5.
Over the course of Season 5, Jonesy has brought hunters to the island from various universes and pop culture. We’ve seen The Mandalorian, Master Chief, Predator, and The Terminator arrive over the course of the season.
Season 6 is set to launch around March 16, but it appears Epic Games are going to treat players to at least one last hunter before the season ends.
An image and audio files discovered by Fortnite data miner VastBlast strongly hint at Marvel superhero Ant-Man’s arrival.
Popular and reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX confirmed this theory by tweeting on March 5 that “The next hunter is confirmed to be Ant-Man!”
Ant-Man was a notable exclusion from Season 4, especially when he had his own POI, Ant Manor.
However, it appears Jonesy has recruited him to help stabilize the Zero Point. Some crazy stuff with the Zero Point is expected to happen at the end of Season 5, and Ant-Man could very well tie into this. Ant-Man can shrink down so small that he enters the Quantum Realm, which may be a valuable skill Jonesy is looking for.
How to get Ant-Man skin in Fortnite
No information has been revealed on how Ant-Man will enter the Fortnite fray, but by looking at how previous new pop culture characters have been added, we can make an educated prediction.
It’s highly likely that Ant-Man will come to the Item Shop alongside a series of cosmetic items associated with the character. We’re not sure on a release date, but with the end of Season 5 quickly nearing the horizon, it’ll most likely arrive at some point in the week beginning March 8.
Fortnite often releases male and female versions of their most popular skins, so it’s very likely that we will also be seeing The Wasp come to Fortnite either at the same time as, or not long after, Ant-Man arrives.
Image Credit: Disney / Epic Games
When does Fortnite Season 6 start? Chapter 2 Season 5 end date
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6 is almost here, so here’s when Season 5 ends, and everything we know about the next major update.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is now nearing its end, but how long does it have left, and when will Season 6 officially launch?
Fortnite divides its content up into Seasons, with Chapters dividing them up further. Once Fortnite reached the end of Season 10 in October 2019, the game moved onto Chapter 2. We’re now nearing the end Chapter 2, Season 5, so players have set their sights on what Season 6 will have in store.
Fortnite Season 4 ended on December 2 following a massive battle between Fortnite players, Marvel heroes, and Galactus. The game was down for a few hours and then Season 5, titled ‘Zero Point,’ kicked off in style.
How long does Season 5’s Battle Pass have left, and when does Season 6 start?
When does Fortnite Season 6 begin?
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 will end on March 16, 2021 with Season 6 likely to follow directly after it.
Official Fortnite channels have confirmed that the Battle Pass will end on March 16, so it’s safe to assume that Season 6 will begin during the week beginning March 15.
Popular and reliable leaker HYPEX has also revealed that Season 6 won’t be delayed, as the update has been added to the staging servers on March 5.
What will be in Fortnite Season 6?
Fortnite data miners already have an idea of what Season 5’s end event will look like. In the 15.50 update files, Mang0e discovered NPCs will be “teleported to wacky places by the Zero Point,” and Fort Tory discovered that audio will be distorted as we reach the event.
It’s likely Season 6 will feature significant map changes. We last saw Colossal Coliseum, Stealthy Stronghold, and the return of fan-favorite location Tilted Towers.
The theme for next season’s content is anyone’s guess, but data miners have become adept at deciphering Epic Games’ plans so we’re likely to have a strong idea before it officially launches. There is a plethora of leaked content such as vehicle-based bosses, and the ability to sell your loot to NPCs for Gold that could arrive in Season 6.
As soon as we know more about Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6, we’ll be sure to update you.
Image Credit: Epic Games
Fortnite leak reveals major tournament planned for Season 6
A recent Fortnite leak is pointing towards a major tournament planned for Season 6 – perhaps even an in-person LAN.
A new Fortnite leak is pointing towards a major tournament planned for Season 6.
It appears that through some Fortnite leaks that the possibility for a new LAN event could be on the horizon. With recent restrictions in place throughout the world, LAN events have been mostly absent throughout 2020.
Recently, players have been competing in the Fortnite Champion Series for the past year, with smaller events happening online.
Now, according to popular Fortnite leaker VastBlastt on Twitter, we may see some LAN events coming soon, as the Live Broadcasting server has recently been updated to the v16.00 version on an update posted on March 3, 2021.
The last time the client saw an update was in January 2020, during the Dreamhack Anaheim event, which was the final LAN before the health crisis shut down all in person LAN events for the remainder of 2020, and into 2021.
We are unaware on exactly what this could mean, as Epic Games have already confirmed we won’t be seeing a World Cup in 2021.
If this is in fact for a LAN event, this would be the second LAN event announced by a developer for 2021, as VALORANT developer Riot have already announced that a LAN event will be occurring during 2021.
Most likely though, is that this is just an update for the Live Broadcasting server, in preparation for future events that will be hosted in 2022, or maybe Epic Games plans to use the client for other reasons.
Regardless for the reasoning behind this update, we’ll sure find out in the coming months if this is related to a LAN event. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that conditions in the world improve so we can get back to in-person esports as soon as possible.
We’ll keep you updated if we hear any additional information.
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