Kid steals parent's card to spend $1,200 in Fortnite - Dexerto

Kid steals parent’s card to spend $1,200 in Fortnite

Published: 19/Jan/2019 23:20

by Vincent Genova


A Fortnite fan might be in big trouble after sneaking their parents credit card to rack up $1,200 of in-game charges.

The mother of the child thought her credit card was being used in fraud, before realizing it was her 11-year old son in Fortnite. Cosmetic in-game items such as outfits, gliders, pickaxes and weapon wraps are available to be purchased in the free to play game.

Some of the items can cost $20 each, making collecting a very expensive hobby.

The parents reached out to Epic Games through email to try and correct the situation but did not hear back at first.

But the case went to a state court and that was enough for Epic to finally respond. They refunded the family’s money.

Epic will hardly miss the $1,200 since their 2018 Fortnite earnings reached an unbelievable high.

Spending money out of control is going to be another concern for parents of little Fortnite fans, in addition to sexual predators using game chat to find victims.

For those who can’t find their parent’s credit card, or would like to enjoy some free content, the Fortnite Ice Storm event is live now.

You can unlock a new glider and wrap by completing the Ice Storm Challenges.

Source: News4Jax


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.