A YouTube channel called “Epic Corruption” has exposed a Russian Epic Games employee for leaking Fortnite updates, disabling Creator Codes, selling exclusive cosmetics, disclosing creator payments, and more.
The video claims that Epic Games employee Alexei Gromsky, known online as Loud Noise, has been sharing information about upcoming Fortnite updates with a number of top Russian content creators since he began working on the game in 2018. A screenshot is shown in the video itself. One month before the Fortnite version 18.00 loading screen was officially released, three weeks before the Mike Lowrey Outfit was announced, and before the launch of Season 3 2. All these leaks and more are alleged to have been sent by Gromsky himself to a group of Russian content creators.
The video, which is no longer available due to copyright infringement by Epic Games, also claims that any creators who share “criticism about the game update or Alexey’s work” will become “target number one”, namely a “Support Creator”. codes will be disabled. Allegedly, Gromsky would disable Creator Codes a day before the next payment was due to “troll creators”.
According to the video, Gromsky often asked Russian content creators (with whom he shared information) for money: “I help you, I stand by you and prevent your tags from being removed. Share the leaks with you, so I don’t mind some. Financial assistance.” The money was apparently used for Gromsky’s vacation with Russian content creators.
In the summer of 2021, Streamlabs held an event where it sent out redeemable codes to Fortnite content creators to be given out to viewers. As soon as Gromsky found out about this, he asked his Russian creative friends to give him the codes so that he could sell them on the black market. Two years ago, in November 2019, it was alleged that an employee used Epic’s tools to sell Merry Mint Pickaxe codes for full profit.
In October of last year, Gromsky’s contract with Epic Games was extended, and according to the video, he “started actively pushing his friends. [the Russian content creators] To start making maps in creative mode”. After that, Gromsky leaked the top Creative map makers’ payouts for January 2022 to motivate his friends. Using Epic Games developer tools, he was able to push his friend’s maps. The in-game content seen by millions of players every day to Discovery’s front page. Gromsky’s friends’ maps were also promoted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter via posts from official Fortnite accounts. The employee also allegedly used developer tools to copy all the islands from successful map creators for his friends to duplicate. The video claims , a Russian content creator uses three different Epic Games accounts (each with their own Creator Code) to publish different maps. Gromsky then promotes these maps. Fortnite’s official social networks, thanks to the different names used on each account, r avoids any doubt and generates Creator Support money in the process.
Due to the sensitive information included in the YouTube video by Epic Corruption, we are unable to share it here.
Epic Games released the following statementconfirming the initiation of an investigation into the allegations:
“While we actively investigate these allegations, we have blocked this contractor’s access to Epic systems. The video was removed because it contained sensitive personal information about creators in the Fortnite community.”
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