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Leaked Fortnite skin could be teasing a major Season 2 storyline

Published: 7/Apr/2020 2:37 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 4:11

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s current season could be set for a major shakeup as a newly leaked skin may be hinting at upcoming storylines – potentially even a third faction to compete with Ghost and Shadow.

Storytelling in Fortnite has long been a slow burn. Epic Games often drop subtle teasers as a seasonal storyline builds towards a major climax. These season-ending storylines typically lead smoothly into the following act.

Season two of Fortnite’s second chapter has been no different. From the weekly Deadpool hints to the longstanding battle between the Ghost and Shadow factions.

The latest cosmetic leak has the Fortnite community going back and forth as to whether it could be teasing a massive storyline development.

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Fortnite’s Ghost and Shadow factions have been battling since the beginning of season 2.

An overview of the new Fortnite leak.

Following Fortnite’s latest update, prominent data miner ‘FortTory’ uncovered a brand new skin in the game’s files referred to as ‘Spy.’

The character appears as a stylish operative fit with an earpiece and plenty of weapon holsters. With his hands behind his back, the figure looks confident and all but ready for whatever action comes his way.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the cosmetic, however, is the leaked character comes with a brand new logo on his right shoulder. A silver emblem is dropped onto a black patch with golden trimming to complete the unique look.

Could this leak be teasing the future of Fortnite?

While the leaked cosmetic could be nothing more than an upcoming skin, there might be more to it than meets the eye.

The dataminer questioned whether the skin would be usable, or if the character would purely just appear as an NPC at a Point of Interest. Perhaps even just a new addition to the main menu for instance.

Others have theorized the new logo could be teasing a third, secretive faction joining the seasonal battle. Perhaps to overthrow Ghost or Shadow, or even to take them both down? There are plenty of possibilities if this leak proves to be more than just a new cosmetic.

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Fortnite’s cast of characters could be set for a major shakeup.

There’s no indicating when the leak may see the light of day on the live version of the game. Only a few weeks remain until the end of season two, however. The narrative should be pushed along soon given how close we are to season three.

In the meantime, here’s a rundown on everything you need to know to prepare for Season 3, including the release date, and more.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

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In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.