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

Published: 3/Dec/2018 21:24 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 21:53

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. 

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.