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Epic Games allegedly have yet to pay players from Winter Royale, Summer Skirmish, and more

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More claims of Epic’s payout delays have come to light through a middleman. The report asserts that Epic has failed to pay dozens of players for their gameplay.

We’ve seen reports come out in the past about Epic’s failure to pay players for competing in tournaments and providing testing services. More claims along the same lines have been unveiled in a Reddit post by a middleman of sorts.

Before we get into the bulk of the Reddit post, we’d like to caution you against blindly believing everything in the post. While credible reports have come out about similar issues in the past, this latest report has some holes as you will see.

Reddit ‘middleman’ alleges more payout issues

According to a long Reddit post made by u/Returnoftruth, Epic Games has “stiffed” dozens of professional and semi-pro players. These alleged missing payouts date back all the way to the Summer Skirmish.

The user does not claim to be a competitive player himself, but apparently has “lots” of contacts in the competitive community.

“While I myself am not a competitive player, I’m in a few discords with professional Fortnite players and I’ve heard about this issue in ALL of them and not just recently, but for months. At first I didn’t believe it or just thought Epic might be behind on payments, but I could never imagine these players not being paid at some point. Fast-forward a few months and I see a post by Fnatic Motor in my timeline.”

Tweet showing Fnatic Motor’s allegation

The tweet from Fnatic Motor does raise concerns that the player has not been paid by Epic. In addition, other prominent players like ZexRow, also replied to the tweet with similar issues.

“Prior to this post I knew at least 4 players who had yet to be paid from certain events/customs and I realized this was still an issue. I didn’t expect to scroll down a bit further only to realize that many other HUGE names in the competitive scene had yet to be paid either. Some of these names include Pate1k, Secret Domentos, E11 Bloodx, TSM Zexrow.”

The poster directly accuses Epic’s Loomin and Sund0wn of ignoring players’ questions and demands for pay, but fails to provide concrete evidence of any of this.

“…a plethora of emails and discord messages between these players and Epic Staff (Loomin/Sund0wn included).”

At the beginning of the long, extensive post, Returnoftruth says they will provide “a lot of proof here,” but by the end of the post…only two images of any interactions are shown. No images are provided of the Discord chats/email chains.

The first is the tweet seen above and the second is a cut image of alleged numbers of players paid/unpaid from bygone events ie. Winter Royale, Summer Skirmish, etc.

Paid/Unpaid Players from Epic Games events

The above image is taken from a phone using the “Telia” company’s network. This means the screenshot was taken by someone from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia.

The post continues to the claim that they have seen evidence of pro players being ignored by Epic Games. Again, while the claims could be true, the writer does not prove any of these instances. According to Returnoftruth, this is due to the players not wanting their names to be made public.

“I’ve seen the messages myself and have followed up with professional players regarding this issue as recently as today. We really need a response from Epic Games, Loomin and SunD0wn because I’ve seen many messages where these two in particular have given players the runaround, followed by ignoring them. Any players I’ve listed thus far are not the most severe cases mind you. There are still other big names in the community that I have left out of this purposefully. I likely would not have involved myself if it wasn’t for Motor’s tweet. Hopefully we can get a response from Epic.”

You can view the entirety of the post here: Original Post on Reddit

Epic Games replies to the allegations

In order to ensure a good public image and help out any players that are possibly affected by these issues, Epic’s DanDaDaDanDan replied.

The employee first provided the ‘OP’ with a link to the official competitive payments page for Fortnite. This document lists all rules and procedures for when and how Epic will make payouts for players.

He also provides his email, [email protected], for contacting him directly. He does suggest that it is a possibility that Epic’s customer support team is mismanaged/missed the players’ pleas.

Epic’s preliminary replies to the post

He also states that any cases that are “escalate(d)” to him will receive a full post-mortem to help ensure this doesn’t happen again. The replies do hint at the possibility that the information in the post’s claims are true.

With that said, Dan did not directly confirm any of the allegations nor did he give out any players’ name.

Until ‘Returnoftruth’ can provide concrete evidence of the claims, we can’t be sure of the claims. We’ll keep providing you with additional information and updates as the situation develops.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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