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Next Fortnite Rift Beacon leaked – Fan favorite location set for return?

Published: 27/Aug/2019 13:29 Updated: 27/Aug/2019 15:34

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale players will soon be welcoming back one of the most popular locations back into the game in Season 10, if potentially leaked information is to be believed.

Epic Games were always going to make a whole host of map changes throughout their landmark tenth season, with many fans wanting to see some of the original landmarks reappear, and they have partially met those expectations. 

With the return of Dusty Depot included in the v10.00 patch and Retail Row coming back in the v10.10 content update, more returning points of interest could be on the cards. 

Epic GamesDusty Depot and Retail Row are back in Fortnite, but what’s next?

Following up on a previous leak that suggested Risky Reels, Anarchy Acres, Greasy Grove, and even Moisty Mire could be coming back soon, a new piece of leaked information revealed by dataminer FortTory appears to have narrowed that scope down to just one. 

The Fortnite leaker, who is known by members of the game’s online community as a pretty reliable source, claims to have found an interesting development in the Greasy Grove data files once again – following the game’s latest update – with the inclusion of “Rift” being discovered. 

Those that have been following the change in locations across the map during the course of the season will be well aware that the presence of a Rift Beacon almost confirms that a change will occur wherever it appears. 

FortTory has predicted that the Rift Beacon will be moved to the currently iced over, former Greasy Grove site, which may lead to the location becoming active once again, after being removed at the beginning of Season 7 when the ice biome was born. 

Whether Epic Games have plans in place to bring back the home of the original Fortnite burger restaurant or not remains to be seen. At the time of writing though, the likelihood of it happening appears to be growing with every single leak. 

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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.