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Twitch unfeatures Fortnite streamer after mentioning Ninja clips

Published: 14/Oct/2019 23:13 Updated: 15/Oct/2019 9:41

by Eli Becht


Fortnite streamer Marcus ‘Ranger’ Pereira was cut off from the official Twitch broadcast of the dark hole event after encouraging people to watch Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins. 

Ninja switched from Twitch to Mixer in August, and while the Amazon-owned platform has said that there are no hard feelings, their handling of their former star streamer has been criticized in the past, most recently when his channel was being used to broadcast adult content.

So it is possible that Twitch wouldn’t appreciate a player on their official broadcast telling viewers to watch another streamer on a rival platform.

Epic GamesThe End has arrived.

It all took place when Fortnite streamer Ranger was streaming the dark hole event and was randomly selected by the official Twitch channel to be featured on their broadcast.

For many streamers, being featured on a major broadcast like that – which has remained on over 50,000 viewers since it went live – is a big deal. However, Ranger’s time was shortlived after he joked about watching a Ninja clip while waiting for Fortnite to come back online.

Ranger explained what happened when he suggested his viewers watch a Ninja video on YouTube.

“I’m watching YouTube videos because of Fortnite downtime and Twitch’s channel randomly started playing my stream,” he said. “I said we should watch a Ninja video then they turned me off.” 

Ranger was able to play it off as a harmless decision on Twitch’s part, and it’s entirely possible that it was a simple coincidence and Twitch’s hosting could have been running on an algorithm that automatically switched to other streams. However, it did happen so quickly after he mentioned Ninja’s name.

You can see how fast the switch was in the clip below, lasting just close to two minutes before the change was made.

While the extra viewers provided a nice boon, Ranger isn’t a small streamer, boasting over 169,000 followers on Twitch.

On top of that, he’s no slouch in the competitive Fortnite scene either, earning over $30,000 in prize money since the game’s debut.

Fortnite’s black hole ends on Tuesday October 15 as Fortnite Chapter 2 launches with a new map, mechanics, and more.

Keep up to date with all the changes by checking out the patch notes when they are officially revealed.


Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos


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.