First look at the new NFL skins and cosmetic items in Fortnite, courtesy of Ninja and TimTheTatman - Dexerto
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First look at the new NFL skins and cosmetic items in Fortnite, courtesy of Ninja and TimTheTatman

Published: 6/Nov/2018 21:15 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 23:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Fortnite Battle Royale community has been given an early glimpse of the new NFL cosmetic items added to the game.

Despite the fact that the NFL uniform skins, pickaxes, gliders, and emotes don’t become available for purchase until November 9, certain content creators have been given the chance to rock these cosmetic items a few days early.

This includes Twitch superstar streamers Ninja and TimTheTatman, both of whom are die-hard fans of the NFL, and more specifically, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys respectively.

So it doesn’t come as a surprise that they both displayed the colors of their favorite teams when they first got the chance.

Here are images of Ninja donning the Lions jersey skin with the number 23, which is worn by one of his favorite players Darius Slay.

TimTheTatman showed off some of the new NFL cosmetic items in his inventory while deciding to go with #82 on his Cowboys jersey, in honor of the recently retired and iconic player Jason Witten. 

Team SoloMid streamer and YouTuber dakotaz also got early access to the new batch of cosmetics, and he decided to go with the female version as his NFL character.


About NFL x Fortnite

On November 5, Epic Games and the National Football League announced a partership that will introduce NFL uniform skins and other themed cosmetic items into Fortnite Battle Royale. 

These items will be available to the public for purchase in the Item Shop starting on November 9 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET.

The full array of the NFL themed items can be seen in the latest batch of leaks put out by data miners shortly after the recent v6.22 update went live. 

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Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.