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Ninja & SypherPK think Fortnite should copy Warzone’s player count

Published: 16/May/2020 15:06 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:25

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming stars Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan have suggested that Fortnite should follow in the footsteps of Call of Duty: Warzone and expand the number of players in one lobby. 

Ever since Fortnite’s battle royale mode launched back in 2017, it has become the gold standard for games trying to replicate its magic. However, with Call of Duty: Warzone making its mark on the battle royale genre, players have made the switch.

Now, Warzone doesn’t quite have the cartoon-like feel or incredible amount of cosmetics like Fortnite, but it has a few features up its sleeve that creators like Ninja and SypherPK would like to see Epic Games replicate.

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Fortnite is limited to 100 players while Warzone has 150 player lobbies.

During a recent set of games between the pair, they suggested that the Fortnite map is big enough to handle more players in one lobby. “This map is 40% bigger than the last map and it has the same amount of players, it’s flawed,” said Ninja.

The Mixer star added that Epic Games should bump the play count up in line with Warzone – at least to see how it would work.

“They should try 125,” he added. “Do an LTM (limited-time mode) with 150/125 (players).”

 

SypherPK noted that while some players might have concerns about lag and game performance, it would probably be fine.

“People always say ‘oh, there’s going to be lag’ but not in pubs. I’ve got a solid 27 ping, east or west, everything feels smooth – at the beginning of the match too when there is 100 people, he added. “I’m sure the pub servers could handle 125, even 150.” 

While lobbies have been limited to 100 players, Epic’s special events have shown that they might have the capacity to deal with the extra demand of another 25 to 50 players.

Whether or not they’ll choose to mirror Warzone and increase their player count in matches, however, is something only they have the answer to – even if it something players are wanting.

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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.