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Fortnite: How to complete ‘Destroy snowflake decorations’ challenge – 14 Days of Fortnite

Published: 30/Dec/2018 14:17 Updated: 30/Dec/2018 15:14

by Calum Patterson


Only three days remain in the 14 Days of Fortnite event, as the Day 12 challenge is now live, bringing with it a new, completely free, reward.

A new daily challenge and reward goes live every day for 14 Days of Fortnite, the holiday event running over the Christmas period to end 2018.

If you haven’t completed any of the challenges for the previous days, you can visit our handy 14 Days of Fortnite challenge hub. And don’t worry, even once the event is over the challenges will remain available for a limited time.

12 challenges have now been revealed.

For Day 12, you are required to destroy snowflake decorations, which are dotted around the map in various locations.

The best place to find these snowflakes is in Pleasant Park, where they are placed on almost every building. All you need to do is either hit them once with your pickaxe or shoot them down.

There are more snowflake locations elsewhere, including Tilted Towers and Paradise Palms, but Pleasant Park has more than enough to cover the 12 you will need to complete this challenge, as shown by YouTuber niitq.

Here’s all the buildings with snowflakes on them in Pleasant Park – bear in mind that some of these will have multiple snowflakes.

Snowflake locations in Pleasant Park.

If you are curious, here’s all the locations on the map where snowflakes can be found. There is also a high concentration in Tilted Towers, but you’re more likely to run into enemies trying to take you out here.

All Snowflake areas.

Make sure that once you have destroyed enough snowflakes, you stay in the match until you are eliminated or win – leaving the game early can cause you to lose your progress.

Once you have destroyed 12, you will be granted the Day 12 reward, which, suitably, is the snowflake emoticon.

The reward for Day 12 of 14 Days of Fortnite.

If you’re stuck on any of the previous challenges, we’ve got full location guides for those too, so you can get them all done ASAP.

For a full guide on all the 14 Days of Fortnite challenges, see our challenge hub here.

There are also new and returning Limited Time Modes (LTM) being added each day for 14 Days of Fortnite, so there is plenty to do.


Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos


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.