In these days of rampant data mining, there are some things that still surprises us. Even Fornite’s seemingly endless parade of bashes is not immune, with big moments like the Tilted-Towers-levelling vault event getting spoiled before players could even experience them firsthand. Long-time leakers, people with the word leak in front and back of their handles have decided to make a new approach- no leaks.
This may seem to be counterintuitive for people who have made their names off disseminating data-mined Fornite Leaks. Big-name leakers have said on Twitter that they won’t be inundating the internet in details of this weekend’s event which is expected to focus on a battle between a giant Voltron-ass mech and a sea monster.
FortTory, Fortnite leaks and news, a leaker with 100, 000 followers took to Twitter yesterday saying “Me and some other leakers have talked and come to a conclusion we won’t leak the event one or two hours before the event starts.”
“Let’s just keep it a surprise. Hereby I call up all the leakers, keep it once a surprise and enjoy the event.”
Other well-known leakers including Lucas7yoshi and Hypex heeded the call, as did a smattering of smaller ones.
FortTory said in an email to Kotaku that this event was different from the rest of the events that happened before.
He also said:
“Many people tell me: ‘You are a leaker, you are supposed to leak everything when you can.’ ‘But this is the first time Epic Games almost filly has encrypted an event and keeps it all a big surprise. Let’s keep it a surprise. After I thought of the idea of not leaking the event, I contacted other leakers such as Lucas7yoshi, Hypex and many more, and asked them what they thought about the idea. And they all agreed.”
The process underlying these leaks is quite difficult. It requires Epic’s part before data can be accessed to interested parties. FortTroy made the effort to explain how it all works. He made use of the robots that was constructed in stages ahead of this event as an example.