In these days of rampant data mining, few things are really surprising. Even Fortnite seems to be an endless parade of (often literal) strikes. Big moments like the Tilted Towers Leveling Vault event are pampered before players can experience it first-hand. This weekend, however, longtime leakers – people with the word "leak" in front and in the middle of the handles – decided to take a different approach: no leaks.
For individuals who have made a name for themselves through the proliferation of datamines. Fortnite leaking, this might not seem intuitive. Known treats on Twitter have announced that they will not flood the Internet with details of this weekend's event, which is likely to focus on a fight between a huge Voltron donkey mech and a sea monster.
"Me and several other speakers have spoken and concluded that we will not release the event an hour or two before the event begins." FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News , a leaker with nearly 100,000 Twitter followers, said yesterday on Twitter . "Let's just surprise ourselves, hereby I call all leaks, consider it a surprise and enjoy the event!"
Other known leakages, including Lucas7yoshi and Hypex Followed the Call In an e-mail, FortTory Kotaku stated that this event is different from many other events that took place before. The encryption of the Epic developer works so that the event is still leaky, however just before it goes live At this point, the consideration is why it should leak at all.
"Many people tell me," You are a leak, you should lick everything if you can, "said FortTory. "But this is the first time that Epic Games has almost completely encrypted an event and everything is a big surprise. Let us surprise you. After thinking about the idea of not disclosing the event, I contacted other leakages like Lucas7yoshi, Hypex and many more and asked them what they think about the idea. And everyone agreed. "
The process underlying these leaks is complicated and requires action by Epic before the data is accessible to interested parties. FortTory explained how it works based on the robot constructed in steps before this event.
"The robotic levels were all encrypted in different Pak files," they said. "To look in these files, we need a key, an AES key, and these keys were released about an hour or two before the start of a phase, since Fortnite had to load those parts. The event is also encrypted, and Epic must also load the event before it happens. This releases the AES key that we need to search in the files. We're not completely sure if it'll be an hour or two before the event. It could also take 30 minutes, just like the Marshmello event. "
A Lesser Leaker, XTigerHyperX said Kotaku that it's not just about leaving the fantasy of the original players unscathed. they also want to go in blindly (mostly) this time.
"Me and many delicacies [have] talked about the event, and we actually wanted to see what it feels like when we watch the event without knowing anything about it and enjoy all this experience without spoiling the event for anyone, "said XTigerHyperX in a Twitter dem.
XTigerHyperX also pointed to which they view as the disadvantages of event leaks exemplified by the Vault event leak. "It ruins everything," they said. "People are watching the event and are not excited – as if nothing happened."
Leakers did not reach this result without friction. When some spoke for the first time yesterday about the big leak ban of 2019, others were upset.
"I mean, where was I?" on Twitter . "I was never told or asked. My point is that people follow us on leaks. If you do not want to see it, do not follow us, it's my attitude. "
After setbacks by others, however, the TSG eventually came and said that they will not let this happen so too.
However, there are numerous Fortnite Leakers, so not everyone is on the same page. The leaks that have temporarily transgressed agree that someone must also pierce holes in the trunk of that event. Anti-leak leakers have suggested that these Pro-Leak-Leakers avoid placing spoilers in thumbnails or insert a keyword into their tweets – something like "eventspoiler" – that people can mute them if they want to do this.
Of course this is not the end for the time honored art of Fortnite Licking. Even many of the people who refuse to spoil this event are still making drip updates about new cosmetics and other earth-shaking supplements. What will happen when future events roll over – or emerge from the sea and quasi mutually knock out the crap – is still in the air.
"We are not sure yet, said XTigerHyperX. "Let's see how that affects the game, and then we'll decide whether or not to announce future events, or just lick a few simple files to create more hype without spoiling the event."  "We do not know what the future will bring us, but this event is the big end of Season 9, and it would be a shame to ruin it and ruin it so close to the event," FortTory said If we had a similar situation in the future, I would do the same thing, it's time to respect and not ruin the work that Epic Games puts into these big live events. "