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Store Called ‘Epic Loot Games’ Getting Hundreds of Calls from Angry Fortnite Players Who Think it is Epic Games

Published: 15/May/2018 15:12 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Calum Patterson


A small shop in a mall in Ohio named ‘Epic Loot Games’ has apparently been receiving hundreds of calls from angry Fortnite players who mistakenly believe they are calling Epic Games.

Of course, Epic Games are the development studio behind the insanely popular battle royale game, and it is just an unfortunate coincidence that this small store has such a similar name.

The store has apparently taken calls from hundreds of disgruntled Fortnite players, many of whom proceed to curse and complain to store staff, thinking they are speaking to Epic Games support.

‘Loot’ is obviously a key part of Fortnite as well, so the name really couldn’t be any more unlucky.

Speaking to Kotaku, assistant manager at the store Hunter Davies says he often ‘plays bartender’ to these angry players, most of whom raging about weapons, mechanics, servers and lag in the game.

“A kid between nine and 16 screamed expletives at me: ‘Fix your fucking game, fix your servers.’ Then he just hung up on me.

There are so many calls – pranks, angry gamers, kids who don’t understand why the support doesn’t have a readily available method of contact. 

We started telling them to use the website because they can’t actually talk to anyone on the phone.”

Epic Loot Games in Ohio. Image: Google Maps

And that is not all, as some callers are so unhappy about something that they will even demand monetary compensation and refunds for what they deem to be losses caused by the game.

“A really upset kid called because he said his mom is taking him to counseling because of his anger issues. He was throwing controllers, cussing people out in the game. I think he got banned. 

He wanted us to make up for the fact he had to go to a counsellor. I tried to genuinely make him understand we weren’t affiliated, but he either didn’t care or was convinced we were the support team, we were brushing him off and we didn’t want to help him.”

Davies also told of a story where a kid had spent money on skins and hadn’t recieved them in game, and called on numerous occasions to complain.

“He kept calling on his mom’s cell phone. His mom eventually picked up the phone and told us to stop calling and harassing her son.”

Fortnite players should be made aware, it is not possible to contact the actual Epic Games over the phone, only email correspondence can be made.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.