Epic Games is Starting to Ban Data Miners Who Leak Fortnite Content - Dexerto

Epic Games is Starting to Ban Data Miners Who Leak Fortnite Content

Published: 22/Aug/2018 23:21 Updated: 22/Aug/2018 23:43

by Albert Petrosyan


It appears that Epic Games is starting to ramp up its effort to crack down on Fortnite users who do not follow the rules.

On August 22, numerous users, most of them data mining accounts, began reporting on social media that their account had been disabled.


When trying to logon to Fortnite, these banned users were met with a notice that explained that their account had been disabled due to one of three reasons.

Account Disabled

Your account has been disabled. Accounts are disabled for one of the following reasons:

– The account owner requested the account be disabled
– Fraud
– The account has been banned for misconduct in one of our games

It appears that the main targets of this ban wave are data miners who leak Fortnite content through various methods.


One account that has been subjected to a ban is that of ‘FNBRLeaks,’ a popular and trusted source of Fortnite news and updates on Twitter.

It is not yet clear what kind of effect this new wave of bans from Epic Games will have on the data mining community, which has become very prominent over the past several months. 

It is now normal procedure for data miners to go through new game files after every major update and leak new cosmetic items, game modes, in-game weapons and items, and more, sometimes even weeks ahead of when they were schedule to be released.


However, judging by FNBRLeaks’ tweet, they, and likely other major data miners, have some back-up plan in place in preparation of something like this happening.


Fortnitemares “Broom Box” item leaked for Halloween update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 14:29

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite leakers have revealed a new mobility item called the “Broom Box” that could be the next feature added in Season 4, ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

Fortnite has introduced plenty of unusual vehicles and other methods for players to get around the map, with the likes of ziplines, rifts, and more making their appearances in previous seasons.


However, another mode of transport could be on the way, with leaks now pointing to a new mobility item being added in the upcoming Fortnitemares update for Halloween.

Fortnitemares characters posing
Epic Games
The Fortnitemares event could see some new items added to the game.

Many of the changes made so far in Season 4 have been based around the Marvel characters and their unique abilities but, as Halloween is drawing closer, Epic Games are gearing up for the Fortnitemares event.


While little has been confirmed about the update, Fortnite leaker HYPEX has revealed that there is potential for a new “Broom Box” mobility item in the event after finding codenames in the game files.

The prominent leaker claimed that these brooms would be classed as a consumable, meaning that players might only have a limited time to fly on them compared to previous items like the hoverboard.

These brooms have been rumored to work in a similar way to the Lightsabers that were previously added to Fortnite, with a chest expected to appear on the map for players to collect the consumable item.


A new emote for the Fortnitemares event has also been leaked, with data miner FNBRUnreleased giving players an early look at the “Witch Way” animation, which features a magical broomstick.

While the upcoming mobility item will likely look a bit different from this emote’s animation, it still gives players a glimpse at what to expect from the new broomsticks.

As of now, it is still unclear just when this potential item will be added to Fortnite but with Halloween only weeks away, players won’t have to wait much longer to find out.