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How to watch Fortnite’s $2 million FNCS Invitational

Published: 16/May/2020 13:38

by Connor Bennett

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The $2,000,000 Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) is into its second week of matches, so, here is everything you need to know about watching it. 

After the success of the Fortnite World Cup, professional players who compete in the battle royale have been searching for what is next in the roadmap for the competitive scene. The top answer, seeing as they aren’t any LAN events in the works, is the online FNCS. 

The Fortnite Championship Series has been around for a few seasons and allows players to test their skills in different variants of the battle royale in order to take home some big cash prizes. Epic Games have stepped things up compared to the usual FNCS, offering up a $2,000,000 prize pool for their invitational event. 

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The FNCS changes up the game mode each event.

FNCS Invitational event times and dates

While that had been chances for players to qualify via open qualifiers, the main interest in the new FNCS set-up is who has been invited. Epic revealed that the top 100 players from recent events would be involved – be it on PC, console, or even mobile.

As a further point, the developers noted that they themselves would be inviting up to 100 players to take part in the event, with the European solos portion of things kicking off on Saturday, May 16 at 6 pm BST/1 pm EST/10 am PDT/7 pm CET and running for three hours. After that, the NA East follows suit before the NA West rounds things off. 

Fortnite FNCS streams

As ever, you can watch your favorite players on their own individual streams, but Epic Games have also got their central broadcast set up for proceedings. 

If you prefer using Twitch, you can find Epic’s broadcast on there, but the action will also be available on YouTube. To make things easier, we’ve embedded both streams below so you don’t have to go anywhere. 

With such a stacked up being involved in the solos event, the action from the FNCS should be frantic but also pretty entertaining, no matter who wins.

All you have to do, if you’ve not managed to grab a golden ticket through the open event, is kick back, relax, cheer on your favorite players, and hope that they can claim a victory.

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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.