Epic Games literally deletes Fortnite ahead of leaked Chapter 2 - Dexerto

Epic Games literally deletes Fortnite ahead of leaked Chapter 2

Published: 13/Oct/2019 18:44 Updated: 13/Oct/2019 19:36

by Calum Patterson


Epic Games, the publisher and developer of massively popular battle royale game Fortnite, appears to have wiped the title from existence from their website in the wake of the Season 10 ‘The End’ event.

Taking the event’s name slightly more literally than everyone expected, Epic have deleted Fortnite from pretty much everywhere on October 13.

The game is no longer mentioned on the official website, which now takes visitors to a live stream of the black hole instead. The publisher also removed all channels on their official Discord server.

Their social media for the game went completely dark, with a blacked-out avatar and a livestream of the blackhole pinned on their Twitter profile.

Furthermore, all of the tweets on their official twitter page have also been deleted except for one – the livestream for The End event.

Of course, this isn’t the end of Fortnite – rather, quite the opposite.

As was leaked on the iOS app store a day early, Fortnite ‘Chapter 2’ is expected to launch, although at the time of writing, details are still unknown.

What we can expect is a new map, and possibly a major overhaul to the game’s core mechanics and gameplay systems.

For now though, everything has gone dark – literally.

Epic GamesEpic have effectively waved goodbye to Fortnite.

The game itself was sent to a black hole after the Season 10 event ended, and players were left scratching their heads as to what was next.

Our first glimpse of Chapter 2 comes from the leaked image on the Italian iOS store, which appears to show a sliver of the new map.

ShiinaBR - TwitterThe Chapter 2 leak.

Even livestreaming platform Twitch itself – which suffered a major (unintentional) blackout of its own due to the overwhelming surge in viewers for the event – joked about the situation.

Fans were quick to meme about the disappearance of their beloved game, joking that they had now spent all that money on a game that deleted itself.

Top streamer Ninja joked that Epic was simply paying back all the game’s detractors for “non stop complaining and trash talking” about the game.

Other users found that they couldn’t even login to their Epic Games account – although it’s unclear if this was part of the event, or a bug due to the overflow of players.

For now, we’ll have to wait and see what Epic Games have in store for chapter 2.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest updates, as the next chapter of Fortnite Battle Royale is set to commence.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.