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Tfue explains major change Fortnite needs to make to Chests

Published: 13/Mar/2020 13:34

by Jacob Hale

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Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has explained the one major change Epic Games need to make to chests in the battle royale title after an unfortunate elimination.

Tfue isn’t one to ever hold back on his opinion, and will often let Epic and his viewers know exactly what he thinks needs changing in the game to make it, in his eyes, the best it can be.

During his March 12 stream, Tfue explained what needs to be changed about loot chests in the game, saying that he’s been asking for changes for over two years now.

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Tfue has clearly taken issue with some aspects of Fortnite Season 2.

After landing at The Shark, a new location that has been introduced in Chapter 2, Season 2, Tfue went to grab the chest sitting on the edge of the cliff – but struggled as he landed with his builds out, therefore unable to open the chest.

Another player landing next to him managed to get the chest open and the Pump Shotgun inside – while Tfue managed to retrieve everything else from the chest. Despite his best efforts to pickaxe his opponent, he was knocked out and sent back to the lobby before explaining what needs to change.

“I’ve said this a thousand times before,” he began. “If you loot a chest, the first person to open it should get what’s inside it. Nobody else can get sh*t. You’re the first one down, you get the chest, you get the guns. Why was that not in the game day one?”

Anybody who has played Fortnite can understand his frustration with the current chest looting system, and will likely have fallen victim to it at one point or another.

Whether this is something Epic are looking at – or will ever consider making changes to chests as they are now – is not clear. This would be a pretty major change that could alter the start of the game quite drastically, especially as players will no longer be able to try their luck and contest chests if they’re a couple of seconds behind.

However, they’ve been known to listen to their audience and take ideas on board, so it’s not an impossibility.

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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.