FNBRLeaks is no more. The Fortnite dataminer has been forced to shut down its social media accounts following a cease-and-desist letter from developers Epic Games, who threatened legal action.
The owner of the accounts, Preston, recently took down his Twitter, Discord, YouTube, Instagram and GitHub accounts and reached out to fans to let them know that he had been contacted by a Fortnite attorney, who demanded that he gets rid of all FNBRLeaks avenues.
The letter claims that Preston's actions were damaging to the Fortnite community due to his spoiling of the game for millions of players and viewers. Epic Games also let the teenager know that his revelations had a hugely negative impact on the persons who work hard to create and update the game.
FNBRLeaks became famous for its gathering of datamined information on Fortnite content that had not yet been released and leaking it online via its Twitter page.
The page garnered well over 240,000 followers before it was recently taken down. However, a spokesperson revealed that it wasn't the datamining that landed Preston in hot water with Epic Games
“The owner of this account and others promoted and advertised the sale of game modification tools which violate our terms of service," said spokesperson told Variety. "And this is not directly related to data mining or leaking.”
“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,” Preston wrote. “Thank you all for the support and followers over my 7-month span of the FNBRLeaks twitter. Sadly, everything comes to an end."
FNBRLeaks' original Discord server has been taken down but there is still a website and a new server has since surfaced. Variety was able to obtain a copy of the letter from the website and you can view that below.
Epic has continuously expressed a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to cheaters and mod sellers.
Back in October, they filed a suit against popular YouTuber Golden Modz for allegedly using cheats in Fortnite. And they also attempted filing a lawsuit against a 14-year-old boy for using hacks in their Battle Royale game last year, something which only earned them a strongly-worded letter from the kid's mom.