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Epic Mega Sale now live on the Epic Games Store

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The previously leaked Epic Games Mega Sale is now live on the Epic Games Store!

The Epic Mega Sale consists of multiple sales of varying sizes. Notably, many games are up to 75% off, and every game $14.99 or more is $10 off.

Want to support us? Feel free to use code FortniteINTEL on the Epic Games Store and in the Fortnite Item Shop!

Hey Everyone,

We’re excited to announce an event of epic, dare we say, mega proportions launching today: the Epic Mega Sale, which runs in the Epic Games store from May 16 to June 13.

During the Epic Mega Sale, developers and publishers are discounting a ton of great games up to 75% off. Also, for every game purchase $14.99 and above, Epic Games provides an additional $10 off to you at no cost to the publisher or developer.

Go to the Epic Games store home page to check out all of our partners’ sales. For more information, check out the FAQ.

Oh, and one more thing…

Since launch, we’ve released a free game every two weeks in the Epic Games store. The reception has been great – over 25 million free games have been installed so far! We’re thrilled to share that during this sale period, we’re offering you a free game every week – starting with Stories Untold, an experimental adventure game by No Code. Be sure to check back each week for new free game offers.

Now go check out the sales!

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Epic Games respond to reports of Fortnite account leaks

Epic Games have responded to reports of Fortnite account leaks. According to them, everyone’s Fortnite account should be safe.

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Fortnite pro Jonathan “Yung Calculator” Weber claimed that Fortnite account emails were being leaked to the public. Epic have responded, clearing the air.

Leaderboards are one of the most engaging elements of any competitive game. For top players, leaderboards allow them to see how they stack up against the competition – whether in a tournament or with a season-long competitive ranking.

In Fortnite, leaderboards are generally used for stat tracking and tournament placements. In the early hours of January 22, however, Fortnite pro Yung Calculator alleged that Epic Games were leaking sensitive information to the public.

In a Twitter video, the Fortnite pro alleged that leaderboards were leaking emails to the public, allowing bad actors to reset the passwords of popular players.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account,” Yung Calc said. “That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone,” he continued. “Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

Once this all came out, several people began pushing back. Data miner @FNBRUnreleased went so far as to say that something like this isn’t possible. “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.”

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This all led to an official statement from Epic Games. After investigating reports, they issued a tweet telling their followers that this isn’t the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

Yung Calc eventually deleted his tweet, saying that “I’m also deleting the original tweets since I say that Fortnite Tracker caused it, when apparently they didn’t.”

Pros were, reportedly, still getting logged out of their accounts at one point. On this front, Calc said, “I’m not a coder, don’t expect my knowledge to be 100% on that stuff. What I do know is that it def wasn’t Casper the ghost going around logging out pros.”

In the end, it’s good to know that our accounts aren’t getting leaked to the public. To Epic’s credit, they were quick to react to this news and put everyone’s minds at ease.

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Epic confirm incoming fix for pay-to-win Fortnite superhero skins

Epic Games have confirmed that they’re working to address community pay-to-win concerns regarding Fortnite superhero skins.

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Epic Games developers have responded to player requests regarding the all-black variant of the customizable superhero skins.

Fortnite is no stranger to pay-to-win controversies. The first came in the form of the Deep Dab emote, which allowed players to duck under windows and get free shots on their opponents.

After that were the Plastic Patroller and Toy Trooper skins. These skins blended in with the grassy background of the map, making them far more difficult to see than the brightly-colored alternatives.

Thankfully, Epic fixed both of these problems by adding a delay to emotes and dirt to the toy soldier skins. Now, though, they’re facing a similar controversy with the customizable superhero skins.

Reddit and Twitter users have recently noticed something that competitive Fortnite players knew since these skins first hit the Item Shop: the all-black versions are difficult to see.

The problem has only gotten worse, as recent Fortnite updates have made the nighttime even darker. Console players don’t have the option to turn off shadows, which means finding these corner-campers is nearly impossible for them.

Following the outcry on Reddit and social media, the developers responded to a thread, calling for them to fix the issue.

Epic Games staff member, u/gstaffEpic, told Redditors, “We’re looking at it. Thanks everyone for raising it.”

We assume that a fix for this problem is coming sooner rather than later. In the past, Epic have always been quick to address community concerns when it comes to pay-to-win items. They changed all of the other troublesome cosmetics throughout Fortnite, and we expect their handling of the superhero skins to be the same.

Unfortunately, it seems like the easiest fix would be to disable solid-colored superhero skins. We hope this doesn’t happen, but it would be better than all-black pay-to-win skins hiding in corners around the map.

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Fortnite players call for Epic to nerf this pay-to-win skin

Fortnite players have noticed that this skin combination gives players a competitive advantage. They’re now calling this skin ‘pay-to-win.’

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Fortnite players are calling for Epic to nerf the all-black superhero skins, calling them ‘pay-to-win.’

In Season 4, Epic introduced a skin set that arguably offered the best value in the game. The customizable superhero skins let players choose different colors, materials, and styles – making several unique outfits out of a single skin.

The community loved this addition for a while. Several players had locker presets filled with this single skin, as the options were seemingly endless.

After a while, ‘sweaty’ Fortnite players noticed that one particular combination of colors offered them a distinct advantage. The black-on-black superhero skins are incredibly difficult to see, especially with shadows enabled.

This is even more of an issue for console players, who don’t have the option to turn shadows off in their graphics settings.

Fortnite had a similar problem with the Plastic Patroller skin set more than a year ago. These all-green skins allowed players to blend in with the grassy environment, forcing Epic to add dirt to them to make them stand out.

These all-black superhero skins might be worse than their predecessors. You can blend in anywhere with these skins – not just in the grass.

At this point, it’s hard to argue that all-black superhero skins aren’t pay-to-win. They give players who purchased the skin a distinct advantage – something that Epic Games have always been against.

It’s only a matter of time before Epic take action on this issue, but we don’t know what they would do. The development team would have to prevent players from selecting all-black variants in some way, but the all-white variant has a similar issue in the snow biome.

Of course, these two combinations should ruin solid-color superhero skins for everyone, but they might.

This isn’t the last we’ll hear of the topic, so we’ll keep you posted when we learn more. For now, make sure to check every corner when looting a house. You never know if there’s a sneaky superhero hiding in a corner.

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