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:
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!
The hack continued with tweets about reverting the patch, using creator codes of the hacker, and other non-sensical tweets.
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!
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.
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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.
Judging by the fact they were tweeting from TweetDeck, they probably got into some employees account that has access to it, as one account can have control over all others— Lucas7yoshi_ // Fortnite BR Leaks & News (@lucas7yoshi_) April 3, 2019
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So TECHNICALLY someone hacked an employee, who had tweetdeck access. pic.twitter.com/YmiJRceqWV
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.
Fortnite Battle Lab mode removed in latest update (Updated May 4)
Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has disappeared from the mode select screen and Epic Games has made no comment on where the mode went.
Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has been disabled in the v16.30 patch, and fans aren’t happy with its removal.
UPDATE: The Battle Labs mode has been turned back on as of May 4th, 2021.
Battle Lab was added in December of 2019 close to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2. This core game mode replaced the Playground mode which allowed players to explore The Island alone or with friends.
While Playground was mostly a vanilla battle royale experience, Battle Lab allowed players to set their own rules and change loot pools. Video editors would use Battle Lab to produce high-quality content, and it also allowed younger players to enjoy the game without allowing them to play with strangers.
However, Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has seemingly disappeared in the latest update without any word from Fortnite or Epic Games. This has led to an outcry from fans on Twitter who are asking for the game mode to be reinstated.
Downtime for the Fortnite v16.30 started at 4 a.m. EST on April 27, and shortly after the servers came back online players started to notice Battle Lab was missing. The Fortnite Status Twitter made various posts noting the changes made in the update, but Battle Lab wasn’t mentioned a single time.
Over the past 24 hours, Fortnite Status has also acknowledged various bug fixes and server issues. While it remains unknown whether Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode was removed by accident, the lack of acknowledgment makes it seem as if it were removed intentionally.
The removal of Battle Lab won’t affect the majority of Fortnite’s player base, it will have an impact on content creators. As stated by Frenzy2nd on Twitter, it would be ideal for Fortnite to let players know what its plans are for the future of Battle Lab.
In the meantime, there are still plenty of modes available for players to enjoy. These include the new Free For All Arena mode, One Shot duos, and an assortment of featured Creative modes. Stay tuned for the latest information regarding Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode.
May 2021 Fortnite Crew pack includes Save The World and Spotify Premium
The May 2021 Fortnite Crew pack includes the exclusive Deimos skin set, the original Save The World mode, and three months of Spotify Premium.
Fortnite revealed the upcoming May 2021 Crew Pack which comes with a membership exclusive skin, the game’s original Save The World mode, and Spotify Premium.
Epic Games introduced the Fortnite Crew Subscription service during Chapter 2 Season 5. For $11.99 USD a month players would receive an exclusive skin set, 1,000 V-Bucks, and instant access to the current season’s Battle Pass.
As Fortnite has continued the service, it has also sweetened the deal by including memberships to other subscription services like Disney+. For the month of May, subscribers are being offered more for their money than ever before.
The May Fortnite Crew Pack will offer the Deimos skin set which comes with a pickaxe, back bling, and weapon wrap. This also includes Deimos’ green skin variants and a loading screen background. Fortnite’s Deimos is a modernized depiction of the Greek god of dread.
Deimos will also be introduced as a playable character in Fortnite’s original Save The World game mode. Fortnite launched in 2017 with only the Save The World mode but was popularized when the Battle Royale mode launched a few months later. May Fortnite Crew members will also gain permanent access to Save The World.
Subscribers are also being offered three months of Spotify Premium for free. However, this offer is only available to new Spotify Premium customers. Existing or previous customers will have to create a new account if they want to redeem this offer. The offer expires on June 30, 2021 at 8 p.m. EST.
The May Crew membership comes with the normal monthly benefits such as access to the Battle Pass and 1,000 V-Bucks. Epic Games stated that every Thursday during the month of May, Fortnite Crew members would receive special in-game bonuses.
While the weekly benefits remain a mystery, it will be interesting to see what Fortnite has in store for players. The May Fortnite Crew pack is offering the best deal yet and weekly challenges/rewards will only add more value. We’ll keep you posted about the weekly Crew bonuses whenever they’re announced.
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How to Get new Justin Jefferson ‘Griddy dance’ NFL Fortnite emote
The Minnesota Vikings’ Justin Jefferson is the first NFL player to be featured in Fortnite with the Icon Series Get Griddy traversal emote.
Justin Jefferson will be the first-ever NFL player to be featured in Fortnite with the addition of his own Icon Series emote and Locker Bundle.
The Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver Justin Jefferson is known for celebrating touchdowns with the iconic Griddy Dance. Fortnite players will be able to style on their opponents with the official emote. Fortnite has also taken this crossover one step further by giving Jefferson his own Locker Bundle.
Fortnite has a ton of emotes inspired by viral videos or online trends. There are also various emotes made in collaboration with internet personalities, movies, and other video games. However, specific athletic superstars are just now starting to be featured in Fortnite.
How to get Fortnite Justin Jefferson Griddy Dance emote
With the addition of pro footballer Neymar Jr., sports icons are finding their place in Fortnite. Now, American football player Justin Jefferson follows Neymar’s lead by blazing a trail for other athletes.
Fortnite announced Jefferson’s crossover emote alongside his official Locker Bundle, which comes with the emote. The bundle also includes the Hit Man outfit and back bling, Weathered Gold pickaxe, Arcade Kid wrap, and Signature Shuffle emote. The bundle and emote will land in Fortnite’s Item Shop on April 28 ahead of the NFL Draft.
The Get Griddy Fortnite emote is a traversal emote, meaning players will be able to move just like Justin Jefferson when he’s cruising into the end zone. It also features the song Right Foot Creep by YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
Despite this crossover featuring Justin Jefferson, Fortnite does note in an official release that the Griddy Dance was created in 2017 by Allen “Griddy” Davis, a former high school football player. Some fans are disappointed that long-time Fortnite fan and NFL wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster wasn’t chosen to be featured.
Regardless, the Justin Jefferson Get Griddy emote will be a very sporty addition to any player’s locker. Adding athletic superstars to Fortnite’s massive roster of crossovers pushes the game one step closer to becoming Donald Mustard’s metaverse.
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