The first time a player noticed a comet heading towards the Fortnite island, the event has become an important element. The most popular game in the world seemed to tease something big, and no one could initially understand what it meant or what it was driving.
Fast forward to 2019, and most of Fortnite events failed to capture this sense of magic, which seemed to suggest that anything could happen. It's partly because something is always goes into Fortnite now, but leaks have also become a much bigger problem within the hardcore community.
Updates anytime Epic Games Fortnite, data miners are here to talk about future skins. More than that, Fortnite The fugitives were able to inform the players about the assets before they lived in the game or before they were used in context. I first heard of everything from the destruction of Tilted Towers to voting to bring back a vaulted weapon to leaks that had run through the game's files. There was no such thing like Fortnite surprise for a while – but the data miners say that changes.
Apparently, there are no leaks.
– ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) June 12, 2019
Data Miners tell Polygon that Epic has begun to encrypt information on items such as cosmetics to prevent leaks, and that the number of encrypted files per update is only increasing. Data Miners say they can no longer see all the cosmetics, emoticons, buildings and, more recently, all the event files.
Some things still filter, but Epic seems to have the biggest hardware yet. That's why, unlike the last big event, you did not hear what was going to happen with Polar Peak's eye / ocean monster. Nobody knows, not even the most prolific leaks.
As far as leaking Lucas7yoshi Leaks could spoil the surprise of some players, but it is also very advantageous to have them, at least as far as cosmetics are concerned.
"People like to know what awaits them to know if they need to save their V-Bucks," Lucas7yoshi told Polygon. He acknowledges however that a mysterious facade allows Epic to earn more money. Players may give up buying something if they know something is better. Without a schedule, players worry that a high-value item will not return to the store anytime soon, prompting immediate purchase. It's not user-friendly, but Epic Games relies on selling game items to generate profits with the free game.
Let's all hope that tomorrow's leaks are not encrypted and that all fugitives / youtubers stay up all night for nothing.
– Happy Power (@HappyPower) June 17, 2019
Sometimes, however, fans like Lucas7yoshi think that leaks actually help players to understand what's going on, because the game tends to be updated with small, incomprehensible features, at least in the beginning.
"For example, the Ice King event," recalls Lucas7yoshi. "Hardly anyone knew that was going on, with the exception of those who have seen fugitives publish about it."
These leaks, says Lucas7yoshi, helped spread word by word of mouth and encouraged more players to figure out how to participate in the eventual revelation. It should also be noted that fugitives sometimes have creator codes that players can use to direct part of their in-game purchases to their source of information. Beyond celebrity, some leaks take advantage of their ability to tell others what to expect.
Leaks have been a concern for Epic in the past. Last year, a quality assurance subcontractor was sued by the Battle Royale developer for revealing secrets about where a meteor would fall into the game. leak, more prolific, was also legally arrested last year as a result of accusations by Epic that the fan "promoted and announced the sale of game modification tools violating our terms of service."
The peculiarity of this turn of events is not simply the fact that it highlights the importance of leaks Fortnite Culture. For the first time in a long time, Fortnite players steal mostly blind. There is a real chance Fortnite "Anything can happen" could be resumed, at least if the fugitives do not find another way to project themselves into the future.