In order to recognize and salute the Fish Fam for winning the Creative Finals, Epic Games has placed a trophy with their names on it in the Creative Lobby.
Earning money from playing video games can be satisfying work for all parties, but many players aren’t really in it for the money. The feeling of winning and the roar of the crowd fuel the desire to stay one step of the competition. That’s what champions like the Fish Fam are made of.
To celebrate the Fish Fam’s victory, Epic Games has crafted a custom trophy and placed into the Creative Lobby for all to see.
Fish Fam receives in-game Creative Finals trophy
At the Fortnite World Cup, Team Fish Fam took home the trophy for the Creative Finals.
The event consisted of four events crafted by community map designers. Each course offered something a little different and played to the strengths of one or several teams. The maps (Skystation Showdown, World Run, and Junkyard Juke) are now being rotated through the feature playlists in-game.
Fish Fam’s Team Captain was the king of Creative himself, Cizzorz. He led his team to an incredible victory by performing consistently throughout each and every event. The team consisted of Cizzorz, HiimTylerH, Zand, and Suezhoo.
Winning a total prize pool of $1,345,000 is a rather nice prize, but Epic Games wanted to make sure every player knew of their feat. What better way to do so than adding something into the game itself?
When you enter into a Creative Lobby in patch v10.10, you’ll see the trophy standing mightily above your personal island portal. As a nice touch, you can walk around the back of the cup to see the players’ name carved into the gold.
These in-game mementos are probably limited-time items, but we genuinely hope that Epic keeps permanently within the game. It could like Fortnite’s version of the Stanley Cup (NHL). A persistent, growing list of victors as the years of battle royale esports carry on.
Epic’s dedication to competitive gaming hasn’t died down since the event. They just released a gigantic blog post detailing everything there is to know about the Fortnite Champion Series. Here’s hoping the events going smoothly!
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.
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.”
Epic Games respond to leaking allegations
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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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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