Christmas is almost upon us, and with it the cheer of the season – but apparently someone didn’t get the memo, as one of the biggest Fortnite leakers has suddenly shut down following a legal threat from Epic. Bah humbug.
Last night FNBRLeaks posted a statement on TwitLonger claiming it had been told to close its social media accounts after being contacted by the company. “Due to the request of an Epic Games Attorney who I’m not going to disclose, my Twitter, Discord, YouTube, Instagram and Github must be deleted, or else they will take action,” site owner Preston wrote. “Thank you all for the support and followers over my seven month span of the FNBRLeaks Twitter.”
FNBRLeaks staff member Scenario posted an image on Discord which appears to be the cease-and-desist letter Preston received. The letter argues Preston “spoiled the game for millions of of people who play and/or watch Fortnite, and negatively impact[ed] those who work hard to create and update Fortnite. The fact that he is a teenager makes this no less true”.