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Top Fortnite leaker suspended on Twitter

Published: 5/Sep/2019 23:12 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 23:45

by Eli Becht

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Perhaps the most popular Fortnite leaker, HYPEX, has been banned on Twitter.

With every major Fortnite update, we can count on HYPEX to give us all of the hidden information found in the files about upcoming content.

However, it looks like all of that is coming to an end after fans discovered on September 5 that his account has been suspended for violating Twitter rules.

TwitterHYPEX will no longer be providing Fortnite leaks.

The ban seemingly came without warning and according to HYPEX’s alt account, he says it came from someone reporting him and saying he faked a giveaway.

“Alright so, my main account @HYPEX got suspended with 200k followers because of a guy abusing the report system saying that I faked a giveaway, but if @TwitterSupport review my DMs they will see that I DMed every winner EVERYTIME!”

Twitter users have already become wary of hosting giveaways in the aftermath of this in fear of being banned.

A YouTuber with over 13,000 subscribers named Harley announced they were delaying their giveaway because of what happened to HYPEX.

“Guys I have decided to take down my giveaway for now,” said Harley. “I don’t know what is happening but everyone is being suspended. TJCobainx and HYPEX have just been suspended and I don’t want it to happen to me.”

At the time of the ban, HYPEX was closing in on 200,000 Twitter followers, which made him easily the most popular leaker on the platform.

This isn’t the first time leakers have run into trouble on Twitter as in December 2018, the popular account FNBRLeaks were ordered by Epic Games to delete their account. The account is still active so it appears some sort of deal was struck.

Dexerto will keep you updated once more information becomes available regarding HYPEX’s banning and if there’s a chance his account will be reinstated.

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xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.