Ex-Fortnite Reddit mod accuses Epic Games of paying mods to manipulate posts - Dexerto

Ex-Fortnite Reddit mod accuses Epic Games of paying mods to manipulate posts

Published: 23/Jun/2019 12:52 Updated: 23/Jun/2019 13:56

by Daniel Cleary


A former moderator of the massive r/FortniteBR subreddit has accused Fortnite Battle Royale it is used to discuss the latest news and content surrounding the popular game.

The forums or ‘subreddits’ are controlled by moderators who remove spam, abuse or irrelevant content posted by users, however, accusations from a ex-mod of r/FortniteBR have claimed that developers Epic Games are paying moderators in order to directly influence their moderation decisions.

Epic GamesFortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games and is often the topic for discussion among gamers.

In a post announcing that r/FortniteBR would be offering a special membership for their subreddit, user “RawStanky”, currently a moderator of handful of subreddits (which included r/FortniteBR until recently) claimed that, during their time as a moderator of the subreddit, they were surprised with “how much bullshit” the moderators allegedly got away with, saying:

“As someone who used to mod there, I have no faith anymore that the Reddit admins care. I’m kind of just done with how much bullshit that sub got away with, and how the admins are basically throwing rules they had for years to the wayside, and giving one of the most fucked up mod teams I ever worked with more and more ways to pull shady shit. It honestly feels like Reddit is encouraging the kind of behavior so long as they can benefit from it.”

RawStanky followed up by detailing their accusations of other r/FortniteBR moderators behavior, including claims that Epic Games were allegedly paying two top level moderators on the page and asking them to remove posts from the subreddit that caused drama.

RemovedditRawStanky’s comments regarding the r/FortniteBR moderators.

RawStanky also claimed that moderators on the subreddit would apparently take prizes from giveaways, publish private information about or “dox another mod” and even got an ex-mod banned from the Epic Games Launcher, among other things.

The comment has since been deleted by RawStanky, who is also a moderator in other pages on the site such as the official League of Legends subreddit.


How to complete Quests in Fortnite Season 5: Challenges & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Tanner Pierce


With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, challenges are seemingly no more, at least in the form that they’ve taken for a while. Now, players are able to complete quests, which operate in a similar way but are a bit different nonetheless. Here’s what you need to know about them.

For a while now, players in Fortnite have been completing challenges in order to help level up their battle pass. These challenges tasked players with completing certain objectives around the map and, in return, they are given rewards, mostly XP. It ended up being one of the main ways players could grind up their battle pass tiers and overall level.

Now, with the start of Season 5 in Chapter 2, challenges are gone, at least in the form they once took. Now, players will have to complete Quests in order to level up their battle pass. But how do you complete them and what are the actual requirements? Here’s what you need to know.

What are Quests in Fortnite Season 5?

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Quests can be found in its own menu on the left-side of the screen.

Jumping into Fortnite Season 5, one might be a bit confused as to what Quests are and why they’ve replaced challenges. While don’t know for sure why exactly they’ve taken the place of the latter, you can rest assured that they operate almost identically to the old format.

In Fortnite’s main menu, you should see a button to press on the left side labeled Quests. Clicking it will bring up the map and all your Quests, similar to how it’s been in previous seasons. That being said, these new “challenges” are a bit more narrative-focused, having quotes alongside them.

Chapter 2 Season 5 Quests list

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Fortnite Quests are similar to challenges from previous seasons.

Quests are split up into different rarities. Everyone seems to have the two same Legendary Quests, alongside some rare and uncommon quests that are different from player to player. Once a quest is done, a new one pops up in its place, which presumably will keep happening until you’ve gone through every single challenge.

That being said, for the two Quests that everyone does have, here’s what you need to complete:

  • Mandalorian Bounties: Complete Bounties
  • Legendary Quests 1: Four Stages
    • Stage 1: Shotgun Eliminations
    • Stage 2: Assault Rifle Damage
    • Stage 3: Sniper Rifle Elimination from 150m
    • Stage 4: Deal Explosive damage to structures
  • Legendary Quests 2: Three Stages
    • Stage 1: Discover Named Locations
    • Stage 2: Talk to a character
    • Stage 3: Collect bars

New Quests should be available every week as the season goes on, much like the challenges of old. We’ll be updating this piece with new objectives as they become available.

All in all, it seems like Quests are a more refined version of challenges; gone is the long list of tasks and now we have a more organized experience. Here’s hoping that Epic continues with this style in the future.