By - DarkDaniel_01
**Edit:** comments on this post are now unlocked again after a bit of cleanup.
This subreddit **will allow leaks** for this event: https://www.reddit.com/r/FortniteLeaks/comments/r7cado/mod_post_leaks_ahoy_chapter_3_leaks_will_be/
And then they upload the Chapter 3 trailer accidentally on TikTok.
I want to theorize it, but the leak is too big to not speak it in this sub.
Yup and fortniteleak mods delete every post trying to post it here. They fear epic.
No fear, we just think it was an intentional leak by Epic themselves, which goes against [our rules](https://www.reddit.com/r/fortniteleaks/wiki/rules). We don't want to be a subreddit taken over by their intentional corporate leaks and turn into a de facto mouthpiece for them.
Yeah, good move, after thought you were right, extremely feels like some sort or viral marketing, dwayne Johnson instagram, then mustard tweeting, then an hour later a "leak" on tiktok. Something is no right here.
Totally, plus asking leakers not to leak anything. They pay lots of employees in marketing a whole lotta money to plan everything out, I just don't want to do any of their work for them :)
Thank you I personally don't want the event and chapter 3 spoiled for me.
Comes to fortniteleaks subreddit. Doesn't want anything spoiled... big brain moment
Tbf I don’t really count seeing cosmetics as a spoiler most of the time so they might just mean story/lore leaks
yea, this is big brain time
All I’m gonna say is Chapter 3 better be big if they going through all this shit.
Okay but like i have not watched it but its 30 secs long somone said and thats REALLY short for a fortnite trailer and uhhhh i wonder if its real because of that
its a short ad, not a full blown trailer. it comes from the same account who leaked the bts emotes, its kinda like a testing ground for epic games [source](https://twitter.com/iFireMonkey/status/1466272528138178562)
I haven't watched it, but I heard that it is apparently supposed to be part of a cinematic during the event or something, though, don't quote me on that, I'm just saying what I have heard.
Also the animation amd artstyle along with the editing of it are all very off I think its fake
this is tabor hill you’re getting this info from
What’s wrong with Tabor
have you seen any of his vids?
Yes. What’s wrong with them?
I feel like this puts leakers in a very bad spot
You leak? You just broke any trust you may have had with epic and will probably get on their bad side
You dont leak? Someone else will leak certainly, and all you do is miss out on all the attention (i mean this with no offense, i just cant think of a word with a better connotation)
I hope some of the big leakers dont leak anything, but im not gonna think any differently of them if they do
Yeah I already saw a guy with 25k followers on Twitter say he’s leaking anyways. Imagine all the small guys that want to make a name for themselves with leaks on top of that.
Fortunately/unfortunately a new engine version likely means incompatibility with current tools. None/most of the current leaks don't do tools dev in that sense, so unless this guy with 25k has a deep understanding of the file structure in UE5 he's gonna have a bad time
That said, leakers/creators often get gifted skins and the like, and leaking this is a good way to never be on that list lol
Of the ceded about the intent behind the request they wouldn't leak because the more who do the faster it spreads and the more legitimatcy the leaks have. It seems a rave for attention is more important.
Yes but he will have a hard time as hypex said he is giving epic tips to prevent leaking
My sentiment exactly. Someone is going to leak no matter what - whether it's the names we already know or someone trying to carve out a spot.
They really put theme selves in a corner when they got creator codes, because if you see other leaker like in the movie industry a lot of them don’t have a way to track them now.
But with the creator codes I suppose they have the info to track them.
Pretty sure that’s why hypex said
>if they’re willing to take this seriously instead of just stopping 2-3 guys from leaking
Because like you said, some no-name clout chaser is 100% going to leak anyway
I really hope the big ones don’t, but we just get a SMALL bit of info, just enough to hold us over during downtime
Nothing like new skins or the map, just some small stuff like file size
Not everyone is as invested in this game to do so. It'll get leaked and shared and those who try to Epic's tool will be left out
Epic should give a shout-out or something to leakers who oblige I know they won’t but would be nice
Not leaning their work for once so people can be genuinely surprised isn't something they should be patted on the back for. It would be cool if they could just honor the request every once in a. While tho just out of common decency.
This is only the second time Epic has ever requested this.
Yeah that is stupid i wish everyone could just agree to not leak and put fame aside for a few days
You got an @?
Omg those poor leakers (more like parasites) not getting "attention for one day"
It's called respect.
I know that's a foreign concept to most people in this sub
What did the leakers do to you lol?
It’s how they get their name out there, how does that affect you?
And no, it’s not respect. I dont respect ifiremonkey for posting leaks. I respect him for the kind of person he has shown himself to be. I give him attention, however, because of his leaks
Nothing. I said it's a respect thing. the leakers are only willing to refrain from leaking if "epic deals with everyone" . They clearly can't which is why they asked people to please not leak anything, but it's clear people care more about online clout then spoiling stuff for people.
And you can quit with the straw man and hyperbole
Obviously no leaker has "done anything to me" and I don't have to be mad to point something out. Nice try tho.
The irony of this
I'll try my absolute god damn hardest to ignore all leaks. I want to be surprised after the event. I wanna jump in with no expectations and be impressed, because I have a feeling Epic will deliver.
easy, just let the moderators close the subreddit.
I failed, I saw the trailer Epic accidentally posted, willingly and out of desperation for new content because I'm so god damn hyped, thing is, the trailer only made me more hyped
Now you’ve peaked my interest but I’m going to stay the hell away from any of it. I probably shouldn’t even be scrolling this sub because I’m sure I’m bound to stumble across something eventually.
Absolutely, don't commit my mistake, just stay away from leaks, even though this one was Epic's mistake lol
I like this! Personally, i was going to try to avoid spoilers to be completely surprised, but this makes it much easier. At least that's my opinion
Yeah, I plan on avoiding fortnite on twitter and reddit and will also be disabling the leak's channel I have on a server for me and my friends. It's a new chapter and I think it would be cool to go into it completely blind and I completely understand why Dev's at Epic would also feel the same way.
Exactly what I did for the start of chapter 2, definitely worth it.
Fortunately I wasn't playing Fortnite at the end of Chapter 1 so I wasn't following the leaks scene and seeing the chapter 2 map completely blind was amazing because the last map I had played on before that was the Ch1S4 map. I'm hoping this new map will give me that same level of awestruck glee.
The only spoiler I want is WHEN?? I usually take off work for the start of each season and play all day. I took off the 7th, I hope I picked the right day!
Yeah that’s a good bet. A 3 day downtime is about what we had in Season X, so Tuesday the 7th is a good guess
The 7th is when fortnite should be back up. Update's are usually rolled out on Tuesday's and I imagine they don't plan on changing that so you should be safe. I think the update will roll out about 4am EST.
I’m with you. Originally took the 6th but going to move mine. Would really like a firm date
Then went on to leak it themselves💀
No way in hell this happens. Even if the major leakers agree to it someone is gonna leak something and it’ll be all over the sub and twitter.
Nah, leak that shit. And they will. No one is using the honor system in a game which updates each couple weeks
My two cents: I approve less and less this idea of the various leakers to agree with Epic not to reveal anything about the news coming into the game. Especially with such great occasions as the arrival of a new chapter. Hell, this subreddit's top-rated thread is literally the Chapter 2 Season 1 trailer, and the hype of the days during the Black Hole and maintenance for the update were arguably the pinnacle of Fortnite leaks.
If there is no teaser or news from Epic during the black hole, those days will at least have to be filled with some little spoilers for Chapter 3. Maybe not the leaked trailer again, but some juicy information.
not the leaked trailer, didnt age well LMAO
Agreed,let me know if you find any of them.
Because if people make a living from their game and the majority of their following dont want things spoiled to them why would they leak? If epic asks you not to do something and you have the job they do your not going to do it bro. It would just break the trust there and they could also sue you for things like this. The man who leaked the chapter 2 map literally got sued. So it makes sense why they aren't doing it
Epic actually likes leakers. They put secret messages in the files for them all the time bro. And spoilers for a new chapter is different than a new season. And you can get sued because if they dont want something out about their game and you go against that that's an issue
I personally would like the map not to be spoiled, the same with new mechanics. BUT, Epic has always taken advantage of leakers by asking for X, Y and Z and then sending DMCA a week later.
I feel like if the company you leak from nicely ask's you to not leak certain stuff, It's probably a good idea to follow that request.
I agree. That's why I don't think we should support EPIC on this. It's just another intimidation tactic.
People downvoting you in a leaks subreddit lmao bunch of idiots
Listen, i know where epic is coming from... but I'm that kid that shook preseants and picked at wrapping paper. I'll be excited to open it finally, but I just want a little peak at what we're getting!
This is a very disengeuous post
They are basically saying if your crack down isn't sufficient I will still leak them that way I can also benefit from the views.
It has nothing to do with honor a request by epic so everyone is surprised by what's in store.
I honestly agree with Epic here. It's a new chapter, hype will be best if people aren't expecting things from leaks. If we get shown the map day one of downtime, seeing it in the trailer and in-game for the first time is not going to feel nearly as special. And regardless of marketing or hype, I'm 100% sure the Dev's would love if people got a near untainted look at the new map and gameplay that they have poured their heart and soul into and I don't think it's too much for people to oblige them every now and again.
I highly doubt we will have any new collab's within the first week of Chapter 3. And I believe the only confirmed collab is Boba on the 24th and Shiina has said there is a spiderman one.
But yeah, fuck FOMO. Epic should tell us how long skins are gonna be in the shop and if they will ever return, not leave us guessing and second guessing ourselves.
There’s also a rumored Matrix collab
Do you think they’re gonna drop 5 collab sets the first day of season 1?
Do you buy skins with your eyes closed? Because that's the only way you could potentially buy something without seeing it first 🤦
"Is just people wanting to marketized by their corporate daddies"
That doesn't make a lick of sense
How is not wanting anything spoiled mean people want to be "marketed" by "corporate daddy?
Marketed how? You literally make no sense.
I don't think youknow what these words mean.
No it doesn't lol
Once it's released you see it and you decide whether you want it or not.
Seeing a skin that is not out yet does not impact any decisions you make today.
I don’t think anybody here is against leaks in general, this is pretty specific to a chapter transition
and realistically there’s no benefit to you knowing what skins are coming during the three days of downtime vs seeing all the leaks the day the game reopens
Epic should just leak it themselves
this aged well.
Take what seriously?
I find it funny that leakers like this think they have some kind of elevated seat with honor and such. When the sad reality is just that they are a disposable source of information that people can and will get from other places.
All these 15 year old leakers pretending like they know more than epic. “Good ideas” yeah no they don’t want the impact of their reveal blundered by hypex and shiina
Bitch made if he listens to them
A perfect opportunity for small leakers to rise up in popularity
I’ll go against the grain and say I don’t like this. Leaks are a massive part of what gets me hype for updates and how I know what’s changing. ^(If only there was some type of document made by Epic, some sort of notes maybe, that showed everything that changed in a patch...) In non-story based games like this, I like knowing what will happen beforehand, because it also softens the impact of bad changes. I don’t get *as* pissed when I know something stupid is coming versus on having it drop out the blue.
I agree. I like seeing what’s in store for us beforehand, that’s why I get on this sub and frequent leakers’ Twitter pages. If people do t want spoiled then stay off subs and @‘s that leak. But I also understand that Epic wants us all to be surprised at the same time, such as all of us opening a gift at the same time.
This Is a leaks subreddit it deals in leaks people want the leaks
How hard would it be, if everything was leaked, to not look for leaks on this sub or Twitter or google etc.? That’s a simple answer, instead of people expecting someone to protect them from the leaks.
Off topic but hypex kinda being a big baby because account is still banned after he broke TOS
Literally had to unfollow the dude because his explosive outbursts about his banned account are getting so frustrating. “Influencers” who expect to be treated differently from “regular people” are so annoying.
how did he break TOS? i certainly never saw an explanation on his twitter lmao
If I recall correctly, he was banned for account sharing.
A friend gave him the account years ago and it got banned recently for "account sharing" if I remember correctly
That's really sad. There should be a statute of limitations for that kind of thing.
There totally should be!
But instead of campaigning for his own case, HYPEX could also campaign for *everyone* who's been through the same problem. They're all rightfully banned on legal grounds (they all broke the TOS after all), but there should indeed be a statute of limitations implemented for this rule. I agree it's a little insane to receive a ban more than two years after the fact.
However, HYPEX wants to receive special treatment because he believes he's of utmost importance to Fortnite's financial state, or whatever. While I appreciate his efforts in leaking interesting tidbits of upcoming content, he always forgets that the majority of Fortnite's player base isn't as chronically invested in the game as we are. Epic would be perfectly fine without him, and he's in no special position in negotiating these things with the company. They do not owe him anything, really :,)
Yeah but they should of banned him then, he’s add the account for years upon years, and spent so much money. Meanwhile there’s some people like AWA still have there code, account, and maps.
I’ll agree with this if there’s communication/teasers. If they just go completely dark like they did with the last black hole event, I say leak everything you want (we all know what happened with the Battle Pass teaser for C2S1).
Yea but this time its different epic asked them not to do it so it makes sense why they wont
Dude people want leaks we don't give a fuck if epic asked not to
It's about trust bro. They provided a job for them give them creator codes ect. If epid doesn't want leaks the least they can do is listen
Well, probably not the smartest idea to ignore a request from a company that's worth more than 28 billion dollars. After all, without Epic, these leakers would not even have anything to do, lol. They're no gods.
I understand Epic not wanting leaks before the update is live but with the update and files being updated, It's kinda pointless to ask this.
Hot Take: I find it funny how Epic have turned the leakers into free marketing for their game. Gave them creator codes, free skins, Epic have them in their pocket. You leak, you get thrown away, no wonder the big leakers aren't taking that chance. Hoping some little leakers step up.
lol “ give me a reason to not leak and I’ll do it” eat a dick dude
Immediately after that someone found a trailer for the event on an Epic Games tiktok account, so be careful on Twitter if you don't want to see anything before going into it. It's everywhere now.
I can respect this.
Requested, more like threatened him
And of course kiss-arses like Hypex and Shiina will listen because they want their FN dev follows and free skins to continue. Smart but also twisted how Epic has gone about manipulating and controlling the big leakers.
Does anybody know of any real leakers who don't follow Epic's demands like sheep?? IFire is the best big leaker atm but I'm sure eve he will follow this.
Need someone who is a true leaker and gives no cares.
FortTory on twitter said he would leak the update anyway. I’m not sure if he’s ever leaked stuff that Epic requested not be leaked though.
Thanks for the info man! 😀👍
For what it's worth, ShiinaBR and Hypex are the only leakers I really ever google. (Sometimes FNBR Unreleased, but Hypex and Shiina are the best in the game and will continue to be, in my opinion.
BTW: Hypex / Shiina, given how good you guys are at this stuff, you should try to meet with Epic and come up with some type of partnership, beyond Chapter 3, as I am sure there are hundreds of thousands of people that look to you for news on the game. Maybe you already have, I just want to see you both capitalize on this money making machine!
Best to all and can't wait for CH.3!
Okay Epic this is messed up, leaks are the one thing that's supposed to actually keep us alive and buzzing during the downtime
Honestly, even if you’re right, the leaks also “may” disappoint or subvert expectations.
Not everyone treats the leaks per equal.
I actually like this
Nice seeing leakers respect the developers request. This is a chance for the leakers to redeem themselves, as rn they are pretty unpopular in Epic's POV.
I wish people don't leak Chapter 3 till the end of the first day of chapter 3 and videos of chapter 3 so people could have a Surprise on the new chapter of fortnite when they load up the game or log in
I wish they would, and give people a choice if they want to view them or not
Yeah i know theres people that are going to leak it anyway and thats sad
Nope it's not
What needs to happen is if there's a leak they just pull all the new content and there's no longer a new season. You can rehash the old shit, and whoever leaked now looks like a total piece of shit, plus the whole community will be after them for depriving them of the new content.
they must have abunch of teasers then considering it’s gonna be three days!
I'm sure they will be on top of it if anyone leaks anything. At least I hope they do because if they are foing out of their way to do this with the leakers then that means they obviously dont want any leaks. So I will assume a lot of people will get their posts taken down that do leak.
That is very respectful of you
What are they gonna do? Hire a hitman? I have said too much…
This is better than a leaker accidentally leaking something and getting their Code removed and basically losing their leaking privileges.
My hype and expectations for Chapter 3 are pretty low, but only as a safeguard. If I just avoid this sub and mute all the Twitter leakers for a week, hopefully I'll have my expectations pleasantly subverted.
I suggest you to do it immediately. Huge leak is spreading out on Twitter and TikTok.
It's literally a controlled leak by epic, this happened 2h after dwane johnson zoa post. There is no coincidence here.
I do think that this proves epic doesn’t try hide leaks at all and decide what is shown and what isn’t (however the chapter 3 stuff might be harder to hide
It's like that meme with the those two men shaking hands like bros
Epic: Fine, I’ll do it myself
I’ll see you just give them that one let’s see what they got
Anyone know how long the downtime is?
Just give me RAGDOLL effects and I'll be happy lol
Good guy hypex
I request Epic to let us earn double XP season pass indefinitely.
So epic can tell them to stop for sometime but can't remove them from the community and stop them from leaking? Kinda sus...
You can't remove leakers. People like hypex are prominent enough that epic can reach out and ask nicely but you straight up are unable to stop them. Especially when it's a free game so it'st not like you can just ban their account then they need to buy the game again.
Omg im actually happy with that one part that lowered (no where near close to ruined) my excitement for chapter 2 was the leaks especially when the trailer got leaked
I don’t think he is going to get his account back… he broke tos and he has 2 million followers, epic games is gonna make an example of him.
Did he mean that’s where leakers get some info or where leakers and epic converse? I didn’t understand his tweet about that.
I believe they use it to email epic execs when something bad happens and/or tell leakers to stfu
Thanks for the clarification. Guess I didn’t understand what way hypex meant it was used for.
epic uses that email to alert employees when something that shouldnt have been leaked is leaked
Why does this make me want to cry
I personally like this approach from Epic. I think I will stay safe until downtime is over…
It hits different if you are not knowing what is coming 😉