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A new countdown clock for Fortnite’s mysterious Ice Storm event has appeared

Published: 18/Jan/2019 20:10 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 20:43

by Wyatt Donigan

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The mysteries of Fortnite’s Season 7 have just gotten even more interesting with the sudden appearance of a countdown clock surrounding the floating orb over Polar Peak. 

As was the case with the last few seasons of Fortnite, new and mysterious happenings have popped up all over the map, leaving players anxious for the next clues on what’s next for the story. 

The biggest mystery of Season 7 got underway with the orb showing up above Polar Peak and it looks to have now gotten even more interesting with the latest discovery. 

While players have already managed to get a peek at what’s inside the orb, everyone can now easily see the Ice King standing inside of it as the orb has gone transparent. 

Not only that, but what appears to be a countdown clock surrounding the orb is now visible, possibly signaling the upcoming arrival of the previously leaked Ice Storm event. 

A new countdown has begun in Fortnite.

With the clock having appeared around 2pm EST, it’s likely that the countdown will end around that same time on January 19. 

What happens once it does end is currently unknown, but we have a good idea on what could be on the way thanks to previous leaks. 

It’s expected that once the countdown finally ends, Zombies will likely return to Fortnite, giving us a Fortnite version of some Game of Throne-style mayhem

Previous leaks have all but confirmed the return of Zombies with the upcoming Ice Storm event.

Of course, nothing has been confirmed by Epic Games, but leaks such as these have ended up being spot on in the past, meaning that Zombies will most certainly be on their way back to Fortnite once this countdown ends. 

Another in-game event is certainly great news, but there’s no telling how the community will react to more Zombies given their incredibly negative reaction to them during last October’s Fortnitemares event. 

As always, be sure to follow us @Dexerto on Twitter for all the latest news about this upcoming event and everything else Fortnite-related. 

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Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. 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. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“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,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

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

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.