Fortnite technique lets players overcome Glider Redeploy's biggest problem - Dexerto
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Fortnite technique lets players overcome Glider Redeploy’s biggest problem

Published: 16/Jan/2019 23:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 7:57

by Alan Bernal

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Fortnite players have been reeling since the reintroduction of Glider Redeploys as an item that takes up a precious inventory slot, but a new trick might help sooth over that problem with a quick sleight of hand.

The ability to redeploy one’s glider was brought back to Fortnite on January 14. While the announcement brought cheer to many, Epic Game’s decision to turn the ability into an item raised a few eyebrows.

However a new trick from Reddit user Talxan makes hauling around the ability in an item slot less painful by quickly picking up another item right after activating the Glider Redeploy.

Epic GamesWith a trick like this, players might feel easier having a Glider Redeploy in their inventory.

In the video, Talxan is seen on a ledge of a cliff with a Heavy Sniper at their feet. The user explains that a player has to “pick up the item and click space bar as it is getting dragged to your inventory” for the trick to work.

If successful, a player could sneak an item they want to take with them while still getting one last use from the Glider Redeploy.

You can take an extra item with you while using the new glider redeploy item from r/FortniteCompetitive

Many other commenters suggested that the same principle could be applied to the Rift-To-Go item that could fill the empty slot once its used.

As Reddit user MyWifeFoundMyOldAcct pointed out, this method could be used instead to get a whole squad’s use out of one Glider Redeploy if the party is coordinated enough.

It’s a simple trick but one that demands quick fingers to get right, less a player both drops the Glider Redeploy and leaves the item they wanted to swap out for.

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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.