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Falsely banned Fortnite players given unique reward from Epic Games

Published: 5/Nov/2019 21:45 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 23:16

by Eli Becht

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Epic Games warned Fortnite players that they were violating the rules by spectating solo games. Now, they are apologizing for that and rewarding anyone who received a warning. 

On November 4, players were explaining on Reddit about warnings they were receiving after spectating solo matches while waiting for their teammates to finish up their matches.

The warning in question claimed that players were “teaming” which obviously wasn’t the case as they weren’t even in a match in the first case. The problem likely arose by some sort of automated system and now Epic Games are apologizing for scaring those players.

The ‘spectate game in progress’ feature is falsely warning/banning players. Help bring this to Epic’s attention. from r/FortNiteBR

Following these inaccurate warnings, Epic Games made an attempt to right the wrong by providing players with free V-Bucks.

V-Bucks are the currency that allows players to purchase new skins and cosmetics, so they are much appreciated. Players are reporting they have been gifted 1,000 V-Bucks, which would be enough to purchase the Battle Pass if they haven’t done so yet.

Reddit user Slqthy posted a screenshot of the message players are now receiving, which lets them know incorrect action was taken against their account.

At the end of the day, players who were warned ended up getting a free 1,000 V-Bucks for doing pretty much nothing. Not a bad day at the office!

Epic are sending out 1,000 vbucks if you were falsely warned for using the spectate feature from r/FortNiteBR

Bans and suspensions have, of course, been a major topic in the world of Fortnite over the past few days, especially after star FaZe Clan content creator Jarvis was handed out a permanent ban from Fortnite for using an aimbot.

He didn’t use it in a competitive setting but he used one nonetheless and the developers have no tolerance for behavior like this.

So while players may have been receiving free V-Bucks from Epic for their troubles, it doesn’t look like Jarvis will be getting similar treatment anytime soon.

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Fortnite leaker suggests Epic working on vehicle mods & mounted car guns

Published: 26/Jan/2021 1:15

by Tanner Pierce

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After leaking information about possible weapon mods coming to Fortnite in the near future, notable leaker HYPEX has revealed Epic Games is also working on attachments for cars as well, including a mounted gun mod.

If you saw the leaks about the possible weapon attachments coming to Fortnite and thought that more features like that should come to the game, then you’re in luck.

According to notable Fortnite leaker HYPEX, Epic Games is currently working on car/vehicle attachments and mods, in addition to the weapon attachments that were leaked previously.

Details about the feature are extremely scarce, with HYPEX essentially only confirming that they are being worked on by the developer.

That being said, we do know what to expect in some regard.

HYPEX says that the attachments will be divvied up into tiers, with each one granting a different behavior on textures like grass, dirt, etc. What that means is exactly is unclear, however, it may allow each vehicles to handle better on different textures depending on what mod you have attached.

In addition, the leaker says there will be more traditional attachments that players will be able to place onto their cars, specifically mentioning “mounted guns” as an example.

All in all, this system sounds pretty similar to the weapon attachments system HYPEX previously leaked, which will allow players to mod their weapons with different abilities, but we don’t know if all the features from the weapon mods will carry over to the vehicle versions.

For instance, according to the original weapons leak, players will be able to drop and add mods at any time to their weapons, that they’ll be able to carry multiple mods at the same time, and that some weapons will have attachments which only work with that specific weapon.

Having those features on vehicle mods would be interesting but who knows if that’s actually what Epic has planned. Only time will tell when the devs will announce the weapon and car mods, and when they’ll be added to the game.