Fortnite dataminers claim Epic Games asked them not to leak contents of Chapter 3, season one update - Dot Esports

Fortnite dataminers claim Epic Games asked them not to leak contents of Chapter 3, season one update

It isn't clear if the request will be honored.

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Epic Games is gearing up to hold its end-of-Chapter event in Fortnite later this week. And as you’d expect, Epic has massive things planned.

But according to dataminers, Epic Games has reached out to the dataminers and asked them not to leak any of the contents within the upcoming 19.00 update during the game’s downtime. Update 19.00 will usher in a new chapter of the game and likely include a ton of new content and changes to the map.

The claim that Epic reached out to dataminers has come from several of Fortnite’s most popular leakers on social media, and it seems only a few are planning to honor the request and hold off on leaks.

Many of the leakers allegedly contacted have questioned whether this is going to work at all and explained that if others can still leak its contents, there isn’t any reason why they shouldn’t.

Dataminers have been a massive part of the Fortnite community and have been key in revealing upcoming content for the game early. In past seasons, most of the additions and changes have been revealed during downtime.

Update 19.00 will roll out sometime after Chapter Two holds its finale event on Dec. 4. In the coming days, we’ll likely have a better gauge on if Epic’s request to leakers will be honored and how it will affect the new chapter’s launch.