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Fortnite QA Tester Accused of Leaking Season 4 Files Defense Against Epic Games Lawsuit

Published: 24/Jun/2018 12:42 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson


A Quality Assurance tester who is accused by Epic Games of leaking details of the meteor strike which ended season 3 and details about season 4 has filed a defense, claiming that he did not work with a third party to spread the information.

In April 2018, details of the season four meteor strike were leaked online, spoiling the big reveal in Fortnite, which Epic Games claims has caused “irreparable injury”, that cannot be fully compensated monetarily.

Thomas Hannah was a QA tester for the game, and had signed a non-disclosure agreement meaning he could not discuss anything he learned with anyone whatsoever.

Any avid Fortnite fan will remember the mayhem as players speculated about the meteor strike, presuming that the Tilted Towers region was doomed.

On April 27th, a post on the main Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit explained that the true target of the meteor strike would be Dusty Depot, now named Dusty Divot since the damage.

Hannah is accused of providing this information to another person, DiMarco, who then was responsible for posting it to Reddit and thus ruining the surprise of the big season three finale/season four opener.

However, Hannah explains in his defense that DiMarco:

“pumped [Hannah] with a series of questions and guesses regarding where the meteor would hit. Based on Defendant’s initial response that it wouldn’t be hitting a place one would expect and, after further questions from DiMarco, that it wouldn’t be Titled Towers, DiMarco then gathered on his own and guessed if it would be Dusty Depot, to which Defendant confirmed yes.”

You can read the full reply from the defendant below.

Thomas Hannah reply to Epic Games complaint June 21, 2018. by Polygondotcom on Scribd

Hannah claims that this was a private conversation, and that he had no control over where the information ended up, and did not conspire to have the information spread widely online.

Regardless, the admission that the conversation took place confirms that Hannah breached the non-disclosure agreement.

Epic Games are still pursuing other legal actions against cheaters and hackers in the popular game, including one against a 14 year old.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!