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New Fortnite Weather Warning countdown appears on in-game TV screens

Published: 17/Jan/2019 21:53 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 21:55

by Albert Petrosyan

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The in-game television sets found throughout the Fortnite Battle Royale map have begun broadcasting a countdown time under a “weather warning.” 

The countdown began at precisely 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET on January 17 and was set for exactly two days, which means that it will hit zero at that same exact time on January 18. 

This comes a day after the TV screens began showing a warning of inclement weather on January 16, but there was no timer or any other information that hinted at what it was all for.

So what is this all for? Although Epic Games have not officially announced it, all indications are that a brand new Ice Storm in-game event is set to take place when the countdown reaches zero.

According to game files found and leaked by data miners, Ice Storm will features its own unique set of challenges and rewards, as well as some more snowy changes to the map. 

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Those same leaks also indicate that this countdown screen will not be the final thing shown on the in-game TV sets in relation to the Ice Storm.

There will be one more screen which will feature the words “No Signal” over a backdrop of the Ice King’s shadow. This will presumably begin showing once the countdown reaches zero and the Ice Storm actually does begin.

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So what does this all mean? Well, no one can know for sure, but all of this seems to be building towards some major storyline in Fortnite. 

Many believe that the Ice Storm is closely tied with the mysterious ice sphere floating above Polar Peak, as well as the Dragon Eggs found in the dungeons of the nearby castle.

New leaks have revealed that the sphere will begin taking different forms soon, one of which will include flaring blue flames and the ominous Ice King character appearing inside the sphere. 

This leaves the door open for a lot to take place once this mysterious countdown does reach zero, such as the sphere reaching its next stage, the Ice Storm event kicking off, the TV screens displaying the No Signal warning, and more.

Whatever does end up happening, this countdown has certainly built up the hype for what’s to come, and seasoned players will remember a similar countdown taking place during Season 4 that ultimately led to the one-time Rocket Launch event that took place.

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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.