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Fortnite fans report worldwide outage following server hack

Published: 9/Nov/2019 23:01 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 23:50

by Alan Bernal

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Fortnite players have been reporting server outages November 9, as an apparent hack briefly affected the game – preventing people from loading into a match.

High-profile players like SypherPK, Jaomock, and more along with various members of the Fortnite community chimed in to bring attention to the apparent attack.

It seems like the hacker group known as “Lizard Squad” are claiming the outages, saying they were “testing [their] botnets strength.”

Shortly after, the account started retweeting multiple instances of the Epic Game’s title failing to connect to in-game services, allegedly due to the group’s hack of the game.

The hacker’s Twitter account shows screengrabs from multiple players that show the game being inaccessible, along with people giving Lizard Squad credit for the downs: “damn u shut off Fortnite comp.”

While there are numerous instances of reported issues, the Epic Games server status tracker has “no incidents reported today” for November 9, confusing a ton of players.

The server issues seemed to attract the attention from players all over, as some were calling for fans to rally to bring attention to the issue.

“Attention all Fortnite gamers the game is under attack and needs your help,” SypherPK said.

It’s unknown if the problem is related, but players competing in the second week of the Fortnite Championship Series for Squads have also been experiencing problems with the tournament’s servers.

Players like Ninja, NICKMERCS, and WizKay are expressed their frustrations at the problems cropping up in the weekend’s tournament, though there has yet to be a response by Epic Games.

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Some players are still wondering if the hack is on-going while some are already able to log back into the game.

It didn’t take long for players like Team SoloMid’s ZexRow to say that the servers were back, leading to a Lizard Squad conceding the attempted hack.

“We can’t beat these guys,” Lizard Squad said in reply to ZexRow’s announcement that the servers were back online. “Epic Games GG to your security team.”

While everything looks to be working as normal, it remains to be seen if the group who claimed the Fortnite hack will look to attempt another attack.

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Fortnite glitch lets you ‘drive’ the Battle Bus ahead of Galactus event

Published: 29/Nov/2020 12:44

by Daniel Cleary

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A new glitch with the Fortnite Battle Bus has been found, letting you ‘drive’ the vehicle towards Galactus ahead of Season 4’s in-game Nexus War event.

The hype for Fortnite’s Season 4 live-action event is now starting to build, after Galactus has reappeared outside of the battle royale island ahead of the final showdown on November 30.

Nexus War will likely feature all of the superhero characters such as Wolverine, Thor, and others that have recently been added to Fortnite, as they face off against the Marvel supervillain.

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Galactus can be seen in the water outside of the Fortnite island.

It was previously hinted that, during the upcoming event, Fortnite players will also need to “join the fight” against Galactus by learning how to drive the Battle Bus and a new glitch has been found allowing players to do exactly that.

Fortnite YouTuber Glitch King has revealed a clever trick that players can do to stay in the Battle Bus after the start of a game and ‘drive’ right up to where Galactus currently rests.

The content creator explained that after entering any limited-time mode where the Battle Bus paths towards the Marvel character, you need to briefly disconnect your internet connection just before the Bus kicks you out at the end.

The Fortnite vehicle will continue to move towards Galactus with your character still inside, giving you an up-close look at the Devourer of Worlds.

While it is likely that players will have much more control of the Battle Bus when it does become a feature in the event, it can give players an early feel for what the Nexus War might look like.

As of now, it remains unclear what exactly will happen during the Nexus War event but there have been a few Fortnite leaks hinting at yet another Black Hole ending to the in-game event.

Fortnite fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out for sure, however, with only a short while remaining until Season 4 comes to a close and the Nexus War event finally takes place.