Fortnite Tweets Out Video of Streamer Hitting an Impossible Game-Winning Snipe While Flying in a Shopping Cart - Dexerto
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Fortnite Tweets Out Video of Streamer Hitting an Impossible Game-Winning Snipe While Flying in a Shopping Cart

Published: 5/Jun/2018 2:50 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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To say that the Shopping Carts have been a fun new addition to Fortnite: Battle Royale would be an understatement.

Essentially the first ever interactive vehicles in Fortnite, the new carts have been a huge success, with the majority of the game’s vast player-base finding them enjoyable and hilarious.

One player who has certainly enjoyed the new addition is Justin ‘Jmoe161,’ who is an avid streamer of Fortnite on Twitch.

While live-streaming the game on June 1st, Jmoe pulled off a spectacular play using the new Shopping Carts, proving that a good combination if imagination and skill can go a long way.

The whole thing started when the streamer and his teammates found themselves nearing the end of a match in Fortnite, with only a single opponent standing between them and Victory Royale.

Deciding to have some fun, the group rode a Shopping Cart down a tall ramp they had built, eventually propelling themselves high in the air.

With the cart speeding rapidly through the air, Jmoe, who was sitting in the cart’s basket, pulled out a sniper rifle and eliminated the last enemy player with deadly accuracy.

With the degree of difficulty being so high, and the fact that the whole ramp setup was so hilarious, Jmoe’s play will likely go down as one of the greatest in the history of Fortnite.

In fact, it was so incredible, that even Fortnite’s official Twitter page tweeted out the clip, which has since gone viral and accumulated over 1.38 million views. 

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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.