Epic said that invites and codes would be coming “later in the week

Posted on December 21, 2018 by

For right now, we’re in the testing phase: sign-ups began on Monday for an invite-only pilot program on iOS, with more invites going out in multiple waves leading up to launch. Right now, fans are waiting for word from developer Epic Games: on Monday Epic said that invites and codes would be coming “later in the week,” so it should be any day now. Just don’t believe the fakes.

As with anything popular, there seems to be an epidemic of scams and fakes exploding across social media. The crux of the scams is that Epic will be sending out extra codes to anyone who gets an invite, meaning that people might credibly have extra codes to give away. That means that Twitter is flooded with people claiming to have those extras — I won’t link here. Most appear to be fairly innocuous and are just asking for likes and retweets, but some might ask you to initiate a download — none are real.

Yesterday, Epic said that it still had not sent out any invites, and it has yet to update that across any channels. The developer likened these scams to the “fortnite v bucks generator” Tweets that dot the replies to every official announcement:

Fortnite

@FortniteGame

We have not sent out any mobile invites yet.

Please be aware of false mobile download links. Our official URLs are http://Fortnite.com  and http://Epicgames.com .

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