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Game-breaking Fortnite map exploit guarantees easy wins

Published: 1/Aug/2020 17:35

by Daniel Cleary

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A game-breaking glitch has been found in Fortnite that can get you out of the map and guarantees easy wins by avoiding the storm’s damage.

With a hundred players dropping into every match in Fortnite, earning a ‘Victory Royale’ can prove to be quite challenging, even for the best of players.

However, it was revealed that a new exploit has now been found in Fortnite, which makes it incredibly easy for you to pick up wins.

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A game-breaking glitch has been found with the Fortnite Choppa.

This new glitch allows players to sneak under the map near the Risky Reels point-of-interest, making it almost impossible to find or kill them in-game.

Fortnite YouTuber RektUniverse was among the first to share this bizarre bug, revealing that it was quite simple to replicate and labeled it as an “unlimited wins” glitch.

Although it looks fairly straightforward it does require you to find a Choppa in-game before you can try it out. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

How to glitch out of the Fortnite map

  1. First, you’ll need to find a Choppa in Fortnite.
  2. After getting a Choppa, make your way to the Risky Reels POI.
  3. Go to the center of Risky Reels and place a wooden floor piece next to the bush.
  4. Park the Choppa on the edge of the floor piece and build wooden walls around it.
  5. Once the Choppa is surrounded by wooden walls, climb inside and quickly change seats.

Once you follow these steps your character should be glitched under the map, allowing you to avoid the storm’s damage and roam around freely.

The YouTuber also revealed that players could make their way back into the map by simply jumping up into the water above.

As this bizarre trick can be quite overpowered, it is likely that Epic Games will be looking to release a fix for it in a future update.

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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.