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Official Fortnite Twitter account has been hacked

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Update: It appears that the hacker has been effectively locked out of the Fortnite Twitter account for now. We’ve got the screenshots of the events saved down below. Epic Games has yet to comment on the situation.

Well, it appears that the hate for Epic Games’ recent decisions has led to some individual taking inappropriate measures against the official Fortnite Twitter account.

On Wednesday, April 3, the official Fortnite Twitter got hacked by a disgruntled member of the community. Epic Games has not released a statement yet about the situation.

The account started to tweet out…interesting messages following the announcement for changes to competitive Fortnite. The hack seems to be in response also to the controversial v8.20 Fortnite patch. In short, this is a complete and utter disaster for Epic Games.

Here’s the first tweet from the disaster for Epic Games:

Yeah…

Epic Game started to quickly and frantically delete the tweets as they flew up, but the hacker even got to shout himself out before they were closed out from the account. Truly mindblowing stuff!

A secondary account of the hacker – via Twitter

The hack continued with tweets about reverting the patch, using creator codes of the hacker, and other non-sensical tweets.

#Revert820 – via Twitter

It appears the hacker’s real identity is @feared and is a player of Call of Duty on the Gamebattles website. Epic Games is sure to take legal action against the hacker. We’ll update the story continuously as more comes out about this debacle.

The tweets continued to pour out from the hacked account with everything from haircuts, to the proclaimed best players, and pretty everything else. Take a look!

The hacker certainly knows the community’s favorites
Wyatt is apparently quite cute

Feared, by no coincidence, a stretched res player. Epic Game announced earlier today that they will restricting usage of stretched res right before the Fortnite World Cup.

While we do not condone such illegal actions in any way, the reason behind the hacks seems to be fairly logical. The stretched res change will severely degrade the performance for pros at the World Cup and the timing was ridiculous.

That said, we do not think Epic Game will cave into the community’s requests now as it would mean giving the hacker what they wanted.

According to leaker @lucas7yoshi, the hack might have been possible through Tweetdeck. A popular app/site used by many companies to tweet out content from several accounts.

Someone at Epic is about to get fired or at least get a very stern course of internet security. This should not be happening at a multi-billion dollar company.

This day has certainly turned out to be an exciting one to say the least. The hacker seems to have been locked out the account now, but we’ll continue to update the story as Epic Games speaks out about this incident.

Twitter has yet to take down either of the hacker’s own accounts. The tweets sent by the hacker have actually garnered a lot of popular support, but we must remember that even if we agree with the reasons for hacking…it is still a serious crime and cannot be condoned.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.

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Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

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On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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