The rumored Fortnite account swap has been revealed by Epic Games bosses to be untrue and technically impossible ahead of Epic Games’ Summer break hacking attack hoax.
The developers of Fortnite have revealed that a strange hoax concerning user accounts is simply not true.
Revealed to have originated on an eight follower Twitter account, the Fortnite account swap rumor has been proved as false.
The story goes that during Epic Games’ Summer break, when team members and Epic Games employees get some time off, that hackers would strike and swap players’ accounts with default accounts, basically resetting all of their hard work.
Epic Games has, of course, stated that this is, “Ridiculous and not true…”.
The rumor snowballed on social media and YouTube thanks to certain bloggers and vloggers who appeared not to have done any kind of research and used the sensational headline as clickbait.
In order to calm any fears that players may have Epic Games have also stated that apart from being untrue, the claim that accounts will be swapped or reset isn’t even technically possible for a hacker.
The account swap, that is supposed to happen on July 6th, is not even a real threat and appears to be, in its entirety, a hoax.
Typically hackers do not let people know when they will strike as this would defeat the whole point of getting through security vulnerabilities with a surprise attack.
Even if it were to happen, Epic Games could very easily switch back any changes due to their rigorous backup system.
The attack is supposed to happen on July 6th as Epic Games have stated that their offices will be closed.
That doesn’t mean everybody. Having worked in IT and indeed in an office my self, I can assure you that there is always someone maintaining the servers.
The statement that they would be closed for two weeks mostly referred to the development team at Epic Games in order to let people know that there may not be any updates for Fortnite, something which they usually release every week.
Since it’s release in 2017, Fortnite has quickly become one of the most played games in the world and has become a commercial and pop culture phenomenon.
The release of new content each week during its seasonal events has kept the game fresh and interesting, even with the release of Fortnite rivals Overwatch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and of course Apex Legends.
While Fortnite’s player number does fluctuate from time to time, which is only natural, the game is never far from players’ hands or on their minds, being kept omnipresent by celebrities or the media.
However, as popular as the game is, not all the talk is positive.
Some major celebrities such as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s Alfonso Ribiero who portrayed Carlton Banks have sued Epic Games over their inclusion of victory dances in Fortnite.
Some of these celebrities allege that the victory dances are exact copies of dances that they are known for.
Other major news concerning Fortnite is that it is extremely addictive, to the point where it is causing problems for players.
Parents are reported to have concerns over the game due to their children’s addiction to playing with friends, with some children falling asleep in school because of playing all night, or even becoming violent when told to turn off the game.
Whatever the news about Fortnite, it appears that the game is here to stay and that no accounts will be swapped on July 6th.
Fortnite is available now for all major platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.
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