Pokemon

New “Pokemon” Twitter account sparks more Diamond & Pearl remake rumors

Published: 15/Feb/2021 21:40

by Brent Koepp

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A hidden Twitter account has created a frenzy in the Pokemon community as some fans believe it could confirm Diamond & Pearl remakes. However, many aren’t convinced of its legitimacy.

Pokemon fans discovered a Twitter account on February 15 that some believe is going to be used to announce a Diamond & Pearl remake during the series’ 25th anniversary festivities.

The social media page shares many similarities to previous ones owned by Nintendo. Is Game Freak gearing up to announce a Gen IV reimagining soon?

Screenshot of Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Legendaries Dialga & Palkia over stock images.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company / Pixabay
Another day, another Diamond & Pearl rumor pops up online. Is the latest one a fake as well?

New “Pokemon” Twitter account sparks Diamond & Pearl rumor

Over on the r/GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit, eagle-eyed fans spotted a private social media page that looks to be tied to an upcoming Pokemon project. “A supposedly “hidden” Twitter account found for [Diamond & Pearl] remakes anniversary,” the thread read.

The Twitter handle discovered by users is “@pokemondp15th”. Interestingly, Mario All-Stars on the Switch leaked in 2020 when players discovered a private account with the handle “@supermario35th” that ended up being real.

Similar names aside, Diamond & Pearl will hit its 15th anniversary in September, so remakes released in November would also fit the bill for the social media handle. The discovery had many excited at what appeared to be a possible confirmation.

Screenshot of Pokemon and Mario Twitter accounts side by side.
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The newly discovered Pokemon Twitter account is identical to a Mario page that ended up being real in 2020.

However, just because it’s identical, it doesn’t mean it’s real. After the Mario account was discovered in 2020, fans could easily have created an account for Diamond and Pearl following the exact same format.

It would also be unusual as The Pokemon Company has traditionally used its own social media to promote titles as one fan explained: “Pokémon handles this stuff with their main account, don’t see a particular reason to make a dedicated account for these remakes specifically, they would have done so for ORAS or even the Let’s Go games.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan explaining why social-media page discovered is probably fake.

Another comment pointed out the account was created on February 15 – the same day it was discovered, which is even more suspicious: “How did you find this account? Looking at when i’s details it was created today at 11:54am cst, just before you posted this. If I had to guess you created this account.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan possibly exposing Diamond & Pearl social media discovery.

While All-Stars was leaked by a social media discovery, there have also been occasions where Twitter accounts ended up being fake, such as one tied to F-Zero last year which was debunked.

Given that this page miraculously happened to be discovered the same day it was made makes it seem fake. Regardless, it won’t stop some from believing the Gen IV remakes are guaranteed to be announced soon.

Fortnite

How to scan a server at a Surface Hub for Fortnite Week 13 challenge

Published: 24/Feb/2021 17:16 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 17:24

by Daniel Megarry

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One of Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 13 challenges requires you to scan a server at a Surface Hub. We’ve put together a location guide so you know exactly what to look for.

Each week, a new set of weekly challenges goes live in Fortnite to help keep the game fresh and ensure that players have enough chances to earn XP and level up their Battle Pass, unlocking skins and cosmetics in the process.

Some of these quests are easy, as they simply require you to deal damage with a specific weapon or visit a named location on the map. However, one Week 13 challenge asks you to scan a server at a Surface Hub.

Chances are, most players won’t know what a Surface Hub is, or how to scan a server – but you’ve probably already stumbled upon one of them by accident at some point during Season 5 without even realizing it.

What are Surface Hubs in Fortnite?

Fortnite Surface Hub
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The inside of a Surface Hub in Fortnite Season 5.

As we mentioned before, if you’re an avid explorer of The Island, you might have come across a Surface Hub already. They’re the mysterious underground bunkers that have something to do with the Imagined Order.

There are three Surface Hubs in total that can be found on the map: One is under the ruins at Stealthy Stronghold, a second is under Colossal Colosseum, and a third can be found just outside Hunter’s Haven.

They’re pretty well hidden, but if you know where to look this quest shouldn’t be too difficult.

Fortnite server at a Surface Hub location

Colossal Colosseum
Epic Games
Head to Colossal Colosseum to complete this challenge.

We’re going to focus on Colossal Colosseum for this guide as it’s the nearest location to the center of the map, where you’ll be able to complete a few more Fortnite Week 13 challenges while you’re at it.

You’ll want to enter the Colossal Colosseum from the southern entrance, break through the big gate ahead of you with your pickaxe, then jump off the balcony onto the sandy area at the center of the POI.

Once here, there should be a door on your left that takes you back into the ground floor of the outer building. Break through this, and then break through the door directly ahead of that one, too.

Fortnite Colossal Colosseum Surface Hub
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Break through this door to get to the Surface Hub in Fortnite.

You should now be faced with a set of stairs descending several floors into the ground. Follow them all the way down and you’ll emerge in the underground bunker, which is officially known as a Surface Hub.

There’s a set of short stairs opposite the sofas down here – climb them and open the door at the top. Inside this room, you’ll find the server, which you can interact with to complete the Fortnite weekly challenge.

Fortnite Colossal Colosseum Server
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These are the servers you need to scan in Fortnite.

A bonus of completing this quest is that these Surface Hubs usually have some great loot in them, so it’s a good way to kick off a match.

Given the focus on the Zero Point and the Imagined Order in this week’s set of challenges, we wouldn’t be surprised if Epic Games are teasing a big live event for when Season 5 ends on March 15, 2021.

If you’re looking for more XP to max out your Battle Pass and unlock all the enlightened skins before Season 6 kicks off, check out our complete Fortnite Week 13 challenges guide.