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.

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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.


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.