Epic Games apparently leaked an incentive for players who secure their accounts to help prevent hacks.
Fortnite players who logged in Monday and checked out the news section saw a message about a $10 credit for the Epic Games Store for securing their account with two-factor authentication. The message about the $10 incentive then disappeared, which makes the initial notice seem like a mistake. However, some players had already taken a screenshot of it.
In August, Epic pushedby giving away a free emote to players who activated the feature.
Scams and hacks are the norm for any immensely popular game. Fortnite scammers use a variety of techniques to obtain players’ financial info, such asand in the game itself. Hackers have also targeted with links infected with malware.
Epic confirmed that a message of the day (MOTD) appeared in error, and the company tweeted about it on Monday.
The company didn’t confirm whether the incentive would be part of the Epic Games store sale or when that sale would start.
Epic launched its own store in December. The Epic Games store stirred controversy early in 2019 when the company began securing exclusives to PC version of games such asand Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
Originally published May 14, 6:34 a.m. PT.
Update, 11:28 a.m.: Adds confirmation and tweet from Epic.