Several top Fortnite leakers have been suspended on Twitter after a troll group filed numerous reports under the platform’s Counterfeit Goods Policy and Danial ‘Keemstar’ Keem has swooped in to help.
The Fortnite community thrives on the information that leakers are able to uncover through in-game files like cosmetics, new weapons, POI updates, and more.
Fortnite leakers typically post new information on their Twitter accounts by posting pictures of the in-game files or creating their own graphics.
On September 5, a group of individuals targeted over ten different Fortnite leakers by claiming they were breaking Twitter’s Counterfeit Goods Policy.
TJCobain, a Fortnite news and giveaway account, was suspended on September 5 and posted a video asking for the community’s help.https://twitter.com/TJCobain_/status/1169884097608441865
Soon after his video was posted, other leakers like HYPEX posted that they were also suspended. According to their Twitter post, his accuser claimed that he was not awarded for winning a Twitter giveaway.
Alright so, my main account @HYPEX got suspended with 200k followers because of a guy abusing the report system saying that i faked a giveaway, but if @TwitterSupport review my DMs they will see that i DMed every winner EVERYTIME! please @KEEMSTAR if you can help! ♥— HYPEX (@itsRealHYPEX) September 5, 2019
HYPEX’s account was reinstated back to normal within a few hours, and it became clear that Keemstar was helping the community.
On September 6, he made a tweet saying that he was trying to help but would only offer assistance to people he actually knew.
I clearly understand there’s some exploits causing many in the community that are unverified to get suspended on Twitter!— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) September 7, 2019
Unfortunately I can only help people I know. If I don’t know u I can’t stick my neck out for u when u might have actually been banned correctly. Srry pic.twitter.com/uyZuWd2q5N
A few days later on September 8, Keem made another Tweet stating that the majority of suspended users would have access to their accounts on Monday while some accounts did apparently break the rules and would stay suspended.
Twitter told me some Fortnite Twitters on the list i submitted did break the rules & would stay suspended.— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) September 8, 2019
The innocent ones wont be freed up till Monday.
It is unclear what Twitter accounts will have their suspension lifted. Some leakers who are currently suspended as of writing are ItsPowerz, Shiina, and Yogev.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any new developments from this story.
Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3
Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.
Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.
These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.
A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.
Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.
As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.
There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?
Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.
Fortnite Doomsday Event leaks: Agency destruction, audio files & more
These Fortnite Doomsday Event leaks give us more information about the Agency destruction, gameplay cues, and more.
The Fortnite Doomsday Event is this weekend, which means that everyone is primed and ready to see what happens when Season 2 comes to a close. The Fortnite v12.61 update brought more details to the game files, where data miners were waiting to tell the world.
There’s a lot to digest in these updates, so let’s jump right into it. Keep in mind that these are spoilers. Stop reading now you want to be completely surprised by the event. You have been warned.
As many fans guessed, the Agency will be a casualty in the Doomsday Event. Data miners found mesh files that pointed to broken walls, and soon found complete renderings of a destroyed Agency in the game files.
This isn’t too much of a surprise to most players. It was assumed that Midas would hit the switch and take The Agency with him. The consensus was that these Mythic POIs wouldn’t make it past Season 2.
Lighting, debris, and more
Obviously, if The Agency is going down, something will have to destroy it. Data miner FortTory provided some of the game files that point to gameplay cues. These cues involve lightning strikes, gravity rocks, energy impacts, and more.
The most interesting line in these files is something called “final teleport,” suggesting we’ll be moving around the map over the course of the event. We may even take a quick trip to the Chapter 1 map, although that’s unlikely and shouldn’t be expected.
Audio files accompany the gameplay. We got a few different audio leaks, including one that shows the countdown to the event. It sounds a lot like the original Rocket Launch, with the addition of some typical nonsense from the Henchmen.
There will, likely, be plenty more leaks where these came from. The update is still a few hours old, and more will come out ahead of the Doomsday Event.
As always, we’ll keep you posted with everything you need to know. Make sure you’re ready for the event on Saturday. We suspect that this will be one that you won’t want to miss.
Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items
Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game, data miners and leakers have been sifting through the files and given us a look at what’s to come before the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.
Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with the highly anticipated Doomsday event set to rock the game to its foundations as Epic Games moves to Season 3.
With the current season drawing to a close, the game’s developers have released the v12.61 Update on May 26 which includes a number of leaks as to what the event will entail.
For those who are looking a new skin or some new dances moves, though, Epic have added some new additions to the files which will be released over the next week or so.
Cyclo Doomsday skin and Windshear Cloak
There’s only one new skin in the game this week, but it appears to have major links to the end of Season 2, with the mysterious and imposing skin added to the files under the name “Hurricane,” prompting many to wonder if he is set to unleash the natural disaster onto the island.
On top of that, there is also a brand-new cloak that goes with Cyclo Doomsday, which appears to have been battered by winds and torn in places at the bottom. You can view the skin and back bling below courtesy of @Lucas7yoshi.
Drake’s Toosie Slide comes to Fortnite
Definitely the most surprising addition to the game, global megastar Drake has made his first appearance in Fortnite, with a brand-new emote appearing in-game based on a dance from the music video for his latest single, Toosie Slide.
The track debuted on April 3, and was then eventually released as part of his new mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It immediately became a hit on TikTok, with creators dancing along to the instructions featured in the song, and now Fortnite players can do the same. You can watch the Toosie Slide emote in action below, thanks to @HYPEX.
On top of that, Epic have actually licensed the song, so when you’re sliding in front of your downed enemies, they’ll hear October’s Very Own singing along.
Fortnite’s v12.61 patch is expected to be the final patch before Chapter 2, Season 3 kicks off, so it was always likely that new cosmetics would be in short supply this week. Data miners are still sifting through the files though, so if any more are discovered we’ll be sure to update this article.
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