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Data miners reveal more details about Fortnite’s Leaky Lake event and the mysterious portal

Published: 22/Oct/2018 9:25 Updated: 22/Oct/2018 9:35

by Matt Porter

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New assets for Fortnite Battle Royale suggest that the portal at Leaky Lake will go through six stages of growth before the next significant event takes place.

The assets were found by dataminers in the aftermath of the last major event related to the cube, which took place on Saturday, October 20.

Inside Fortnite’s assets folder, there are six files titled “BPGrowth_House_Glow”, followed by numbered stages all the way up to Stage Six.

The file names featuring the term “House” in their title indicates that this event may be related to the dwelling found on top of Cube Island, with fans noticing that some strange purple cubes had begun to creep up the side of house.

Since then, a massive beam of light has been shooting out of the cube into the sky. At the top of the beam of light is what appears to be a portal, however players who have managed to make it up to the portal have so far been unable to enter it, or figure out what it will do. We may see the portal grow over the next few days, thanks to these assets. 

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The saga regarding the mysterious cube, affectionately nicknamed Kevin by the Fortnite community, has been raging on for some time, with the in-game event taking place over multiple seasons of the popular battle royale title.

Fans are excited to find out what will happen when this event finally reaches its conclusion, with hope that there may be a real-time in-game event, similar to the rocket launch that took place during Season 4.

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Tfue finally reveals why he quit Fortnite after 2 years of “crankin 90s”

Published: 28/Oct/2020 22:50

by Alan Bernal

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One of the biggest Fortnite streamers ever, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, revealed why he quit the game that amassed him millions of followers and a lucrative streaming career.

Since Fortnite’s battle royale component was released, the 22-year-old has been one of the most consistent content creators around the title. As for skill, at one time he was hailed as the best player, which only skyrocketed his popularity on Twitch.

But after years of speaking out against design decisions and the subsequent release of Warzone, Tfue left behind his main source of content – sporadically popping back into Fortnite since.

Only lightly talking about his Fortnite absence in the past, Tfue opened up about why he left on the ‘Brand Risk Podcast’ and how he’s expanded from the game since making the decision.

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Tfue was a huge figure in the Fortnite scene. He’s pictured here making an appearance at the Fortnite World Cup.

“Two years of cranking 90s was just too much,” Tfue said. “I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

When he first started uploading YouTube videos on Fortnite, he called it one of the “easiest and most polished” battle royales in the market at the time. That was largely true, as audiences from all age and skill groups eagerly hopped on to try it out.

But as his popularity slowly grew on Twitch, he saw that Fortnite started to become a job instead of the title that consumed his gaming life.

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“I got to the point where the only reason I was playing it was for viewers and for my career,” he explained. “I just stopped caring about that and felt like I milked Fortnite for all that was worth, considering I was blowing up at the peak of it.”

Tfue feels Fortnite “will die down, but (never) actually die,” and he’s already deep into games like Warzone to hold him over. Other bigtime streamers like DrLupo, CouRage, and Myth have also been separating from Epic Games’ battle royale, something we’re seeing more and more.

While he made a name for himself on the Fortnite island, Tfue has been exploring greener pastures to take his streaming career to the next phase.