FlyQuest release Fortnite pro Tinny following domestic abuse allegations [UPDATED] - Dexerto

FlyQuest release Fortnite pro Tinny following domestic abuse allegations [UPDATED]

Published: 11/Mar/2019 13:44 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 9:35

by Matt Porter


Fortnite player Tinny following accusations of domestic abuse from his ex-girlfriend that have since been deleted.

UPDATE: Tinny released a video on March 26 where he discussed the allegations made against him and provided evidence that refuted them. 

The original claims made against the player have since been retracted and deleted by KilluaKiII.

“I immediately contacted my solicitor when this began to have these false claims removed and retracted,” he says. “My ex decided she’s done enough damage and could try to hide from the consequences of her illegal and malicious actions by deleting her defamatory tweets and saying nothing. I will continue to pursue legal action until my name is cleared.”

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The allegations began on Saturday, March 9, when Twitter user KilluaKill began to tweet about her ex-boyfriend, and specifically mentioned that he was a member of FlyQuest.

In a statement released by Killua, she said that Tinny “broke her down”throughout her six-year relationship, forcing her to leave university and making sure she was isolated and financially dependent on him. The statement said that he was “disgustingly abusive, both physically and mentally,” and that reports had been made to the police.

In the aftermath of the allegations, FlyQuest released a statement saying that they had “decided to part ways with Tinny,” following discussions between the player and the organization.

“We want to follow up in regards to the situation arising yesterday involving one of our Fortnite players,” they said. “After investigating and discussing with the player in question, we both decided it was in our best interests to part ways. We thank Tinny for his time at FlyQuest.”

FlyQuest released a statement announcing that they had parted ways with Tinny.

In a now deleted tweet, Killua stated that her ex-boyfriend is taking legal action against her and that she is worried that, due to her lack of financial independence, she will be unable to fight against him.

She says she intends to fight the legal proceedings though, writing: “If this is going to be made into a legal matter, I know where I stand. I have enough evidence that this man could face a prison sentence. I’m going to be strong and not let him bully me into silence again.”

Killua claims that years of domestic abuse have left her unable to “function like a normal human or do basic things,” stating that she is a “shell of the person” that she was.


Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 19:48

by Julian Young


UPDATE 1/24: After making several tweets and updating their avatar, the official Fortnite Twitter account deleted all tweets made on January 24 and reversed their avatar to the previous picture. The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss the teasers, but were then confused when the tweets were deleted only hours later.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
Epic Games
Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Skins
Epic Games
The leaked Drift skin is the latest in a series of cosmetics introduced in Season 5.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

After issuing several more mysterious tweets after the first two were posted, the official Fortnite account then deleted all of the tweets teasing the new content and reverted the account’s avatar to its previous image.

It remains to be seen whether this is part of a larger plan involving the teaser process, or if Epic took these actions to correct a reveal that was made too early. The Fortnite and Epic Games accounts haven’t issued any additional clarifications at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack, and why these tweets were made and then deleted. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.