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Fortnite Twitter gets hacked following controversial World Cup announcements

Published: 3/Apr/2019 19:41 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 21:56

by Albert Petrosyan


What had already been a contentious day for Epic Games was topped off with the official Fortnite Twitter account getting hacked.

On April 3, all 7.35 million followers of Fortnite’s Twitter account were made audience to a series of interesting tweets after someone had found a way to gain access to the account.

There were several tweets put out by the hacker(s), some random, some a lot more specific, such as the very recognizable “revert the changes” rhetoric that much of the player-base has been pushing since the release of the v8.20 update two weeks ago. 

All of the tweets were deleted very shortly after being posted, but we managed to grab screenshots and include them below for your conveniences:

Who hacked Fortnite’s Twitter account?

The exact identity of the hacker(s) has not yet been confirmed, and we may never end up knowing exactly who the culprits were. However, one of the tweets did instruct Fortnite’s Twitter followers to go follow another account, which may very well belong to someone who was involved.

Furthermore, the hacker(s) also instructed followers to use a specific Creator Code in the Fortnite Item Shop, and the person to whom the code belongs to put out a tweet laughing about the situation a short while after it had developed.

How did they hack Fortnite’s Twitter account?

According to FNBRLeaks, a prominent outlet for Fortnite news and leaks, it has been confirmed that the hacker(s) did not exactly hack Fortnite’s Twitter account directly, but rather gained access to the account of Matt ‘Loomin’ Layman, who works in the esports department at Epic Games.

According to the report, since Loomin had access to Fortnite’s Twitter account via Tweetdeck, the hackers were able to put out the tweets without actually needing to access that account directly. 

Why did they hack Fortnite’s Twitter account?

Again, the reason for why these hackers decided to mess with Fortnite’s Twitter account may never end up truly coming to light. However, having the chance to troll one of the biggest gaming companies in the world in front of their own 7.35 million followers could have had something to do with it.

However, it also doesn’t come as a coincidence that this ended up happening just hours after Epic had put out a very controversial rule change to the screen resolutions for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup qualifiers.

A large majority of the competitive player-base was very frustrated with the change, and adding on the fact that most were already unhappy about the v8.20 update, this hacking could have just been a form of payback.  


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
Epic Games
Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.