Epic Games employee Fortnite skins leaker
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Some controversy has arisen in the Fortnite community, but this time it revolves around the game’s developers. In the past, we’ve seen professional Fortnite players and other members of the scene be in the limelight for the wrong reasons. However, Epic Games is in the spotlight now. More specifically, an unnamed employee of Epic Games is. It’s reported that this employee has been feeding information to prominent leakers in the community. Apparently, this information involves mainly cosmetic items like future Item Shops and even encrypted skins.

Epic Games employee comes under fire

While no official sources have confirmed these reports, several members of the Fortnite community have come forward. This includes leakers and data-miners who could have potentially received the early information.

According to the accusations, the Epic Games employee in question would send emails containing future content to leakers. While we don’t know the full extent of this exchange, the employee is being accused of revealing future Item Shops, exclusive skins, and even Fortnite updates. Fortnite news channel @HappyPower was among the first to break the story.

Obviously, these are huge accusations to make. Epic Games has every right to sue this employee if the reports turn out accurate. The company went a similar route when a certain individual leaked the Fortnite Chapter 2 map ahead of its big reveal.

At this time, there’s currently not much else in terms of information. From the sounds of it, though, this story is nowhere near finished. If Fortnite leakers themselves are coming forward, then this story is probably accurate. Of course, we can’t know anything until Epic Games releases some kind of statement, which has not occurred at the time of writing. There’s currently no time table for when this will happen, either.

Do you believe the accusations? Let us know, and keep up with Daily Esports for all Fortnite news.

Joey Carr
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.