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Why Ninja doesn’t want the new leaked assault rifle added in Fortnite

Published: 21/Nov/2019 1:30

by Albert Petrosyan

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Star streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins doesn’t think it would be a good idea for developers Epic Games to add the newly leaked Scoped Assault Rifle in Fortnite Chapter 2.

Following the release of v11.20 update on November 20, two weapons were leaked to be coming soon to Fortnite – the AK-47-esque assault rifle known as the Heavy AR and its longer-range counterpart, the Scoped AR.

Both weapons have previously featured in Fortnite at some point during the first ten seasons, but if the leaks are true, then the two weapons would be added with all five rarities for the first time, as neither ever had a gold Legendary variant.

When the Scoped AR was mentioned on Ninja’s stream, he quickly made it clear that he did not want the weapon to be added back, especially if it were going to include a gold version.

HYPEX - TwitterThe leaked stats for all five Scoped AR variants, according to prominent Fortnite data-miner HYPEX.

“Ew, it didn’t need a buff, it was strong,” Ninja said. ” That’s a joke man. Bro, that is going to be so broken. Bro, there’s no movement! You can’t land on someone that is just holding you like that, you’re screwed.”

According to the Mixer star, Epic adding the Scoped AR back would throw off the game’s balance.

He contends that players will be to abuse the long-range weapon to pick off enemies left and right, and with there being almost no mobility options, it would be hard for people to escape the gun’s wrath.

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History of the Scoped AR in Fortnite

With the Scoped AR receiving a texture make0ver in the v11.20 update, many believe that the weapon will be added back soon. Up to this point in Chapter 2, no weapons from the previous chapter have been returned, and the only new gun overall is the Harpoon Gun that was added several weeks ago.

The Scoped AR made its debut in Fortnite all the way back in Season 1 and was kept in the game until the start of Chapter 2, when it and many other weapons were removed from the game.

It was never considered an overpowered weapon by any means; in fact, during Season 7, its variants were reduced from Rare/Epic to Uncommon/Rare, and its base damage was increased by a couple of points during Season 8.

It offers 100% accuracy when aiming down sights, and very little recoil overall, but the cons are that it fires too slow and cannot be viable at close range like other assault rifles.

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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.