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Creator of fake Fortnite Season 7 trailer reveals how he fooled the entire community

by Albert Petrosyan

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The infamous creator of the fake trailer for Season 7 of Fortnite Battle Royale has spoken out about his video a day after it went viral online.

In a December 3 post on the FortniteBR sub-Reddit, user 'KiosFR' took credit for making the video that had fooled the vast majority of the Fortnite community.

The video gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse into all the work he put in to making the fake trailer seem authentic, a process which included using in-game green-screens and a vast numerous amount of special effects.

There was even a moment where the video shows the user going through the trailer frame-by-frame, which shows just how dedicated he was in producing this impressive work.

Despite having been fooled by the trailer, many took to the comments section of this follow-up video to compliment the creator for his efforts, especially since they now realized how much work went into it.

On December 2, a video began circling around social media and Reddit that supposedly featured a leaked version of the trailer for the upcoming season in Fortnite.

While there were a few who were skeptical about it, the trailer was made expertly enough for the majority of the community to believe that it was legitimate, especially since many were starving for info about the new season. 

The attention to detail was likely what sold the trailer's authenticity to fans, especially the fact that it was recorded on a hand-cam or phone off of a monitor to make it look like it was a real leak.

The trailer was ultimately debunked as a fan-made farce by Epic Games Community Coordinator Sean Hamilton, but not before it had gone viral online.

On December 3, Epic released the first official teaser for Season 7, which is set to start on December 6. The teaser image features a icy blue hooded figure which doubles down as an apparent iceberg or snow mountain, hinting at snow likely coming to the map.