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Fortnite isn’t leaking your emails, passwords, or any other non-public information

Earlier today, pros alleged that hackers were gaining access to their non-public Epic account information. The rumors started circulating after Built By Gamers pro player YungCalc tweeted a warning to his fellow peers

YungCalc urged everyone on his timeline to disable “Show On Career Leaderboard” in the settings menu. He stressed that keeping this setting enabled left you exposed to hackers

In a short video, YungCalc explained that hackers were able to access your Epic linked email through your public stats

That was just the beginning of the problem for Epic, according to him. With the email, YungCalc concluded that anyone can request a password reset using your account email and temporarily boot you off your session

Obviously this would have grave implications for the competitive scene. Popular players would get hit off 24/7 -- especially during intense tournament situations

But there are a few problems with this…

First, if you turn off Career Leaderboard stats, we won’t be able to track your games

Second -- and more importantly -- your information wasn't being leaked.

Fortnite’s status account followed up to the inquiry and denied that anyone could access non-public information

While there was never a problem with leaking private information, Epic wasn’t clear as to whether or not they had to push an update to fix the malicious logouts that players were reporting

Either way, everything looks to be working as intended. Your information is secure and you shouldn’t panic if your favorite pro is alleging otherwise

Hopefully this PSA soothes any of your fears. Follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date on any and all developments in the competitive space

Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.


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