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Epic Games suing Fortnite leaker who leaked Chapter 2 trailer

Published: 26/Oct/2019 8:32 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 9:03

by Joe Craven

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Epic Games, developers of the hugely popular Fortnite Battle Royale, are taking legal action against Ronald Sykes, a playtester they allege leaked the game’s ‘Chapter 2’ storyline. 

On October 13, Fortnite was engulfed by a black hole; throwing fans into confusion and seeing the culmination of ten series of the incredibly popular building battle royale. On October 15, the black hole receded and Fortnite Chapter 2 was introduced, seeing players thrown into a brand new world. 

However, a few days prior to the black hole engulfing the entire game, leaks suggested that Fortnite Chapter 2 was on its way. Epic allege that a “user experience tester” named Ronald Sykes was the reason for these leaks. 

Epic GamesThe ‘black hole’ engulfed the old map, and caused Fortnite to be dormant for a couple of days.

Polygon reports that the lawsuit was filed in North Carolina on October 25, and that Sykes violated the terms of the non-disclosure agreement he signed with the company. 

Lawyers for Epic Games state that: “He (Sykes) did so at the expense of Epic and those in the Fortnite community who were anxiously awaiting the new season of Fortnite only to have some of Epic’s planned surprises spoiled by Sykes’ leaks.”

Epic said in the lawsuit that: “As a direct result of Sykes’ breach of his contractual obligations under his NDA, Epic has sustained and will continue to sustain damages in an amount to be determined.”

scribd.comThe lawsuit for ‘Epic Games vs Ronald Sykes’.

Sykes apparently played Fortnite‘s new content in late September, a couple of weeks prior to its wide release. 

However, he is alleged to have been tweeting leaks regularly from his account, including undisclosed gameplay details such as the ability of players to swim in Fortnite Chapter 2. 

He is even claimed to have tweeted an image of the game’s new map – the first time in its short history it has moved away from the setting in which it started.

Epic GamesThe new Fortnite Chapter 2 map features a few familiar names, but a host of new places too.

You can view The full lawsuit in full below, which is available to view online via scribd.com

Epic Games leaker lawsuit by Polygondotcom on Scribd

Epic Games have refused to comment publicly, stating that as a company it does not provide comment on ongoing legal disputes. 

It is a shame to see such a heavily anticipated event spoiled, but many fans will undoubtedly have missed the leaks and enjoyed the event all the same. 

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.