A result of “well-known hacking techniques,” Epic says.
By Austin Wood
Multiple Fortnite players claim their accounts have been hacked and used to make fraudulent purchases reaching hundreds of dollars. As Kotaku reports, these claims have come from both Fortnite and Fortnite Battle Royale players over the past few weeks.
Epic addressed this issue in a recent blog post, acknowledging that “a number of accounts have recently been compromised using well-known hacking techniques.”
The post also offers a laundry list of protective and corrective measures concerned players can take to keep their accounts safe, including the game’s newly added two-factor authentication which can be enabled directly from one’s Fortnite account settings.
In a statement to Kotaku, an Epic representative encouraged players who believe their account has been compromised to contact the studio’s player support immediately.
Epic recently announced that Fortnite Battle Royale will release on iOS and Android with cross-play functionality with Xbox One and PC. Following the announcement, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said he’d also like to see cross-play between the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game.
Austin Wood is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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