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FaZe Cloak left in disbelief by Fortnite plane glitch

Published: 25/Dec/2018 20:56 Updated: 25/Dec/2018 21:01

by Connor Bennett


FaZe Clan’s Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lapore was left stunned after an insane glitch with Fortnite’s plane led him and his teammates to their in-game deaths.

The pro – who also goes by ‘Cloakzy’ – was playing alongside pals Dillion Francis and Team SoloMid player Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno in a squads session of the ultra-popular Battle Royale title, when they attempted to use one of the game’s most powerful vehicles to their advantage – the X-4 Stormwing.

Despite receiving a number of nerfs in recent updates, Fortnite’s Attack Plane is still a game-winning item to use but things didn’t go as planned for the trio as they hunted for eliminations.

Tfue / TwitterCloak alongside his pro partner Turner ‘Tfue’ Teeney.

Diving on a team in Dusty Divot, the professional and his teammates became stuck inside of the buildings underneath the treeline. Usually, with a boost, an X-4 Stormwing can blast through a structure with ease – only taking a slight amount of damage.

However, this time, the plane combusted inside the building, leaving Cloakyz and his pals left in the lurch. Once a plane is destroyed, the players inside will be set skywards and back into a glide. Yet that didn’t happen and the professional player and his friends were left in the gliding animation but trapped in the roof of the building they’d hope to blast through.  

“Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, waaaaiit,” Cloakzy could only call out as he and his teammates were killed. Cries of “What?! No!” followed as he and his squad were eliminated from the game.

Cloak isn’t the only professional player to run into problems with the attack planes. TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani was left in disbelief when he was killed, despite having 200hp, by a plane that never hit him.

Mega-popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins also revealed the extreme lengths to which he was willing to go to have the planes removed from the game. “I’m this close, this close [making gesture with finger and thumb] to getting off dude. I’m so close to never playing until they remove planes dude,” Ninja stated during his December 23 stream.


Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos


Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.