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Tfue explains why “broken” Hot Spots don’t belong at Fortnite World Cup

Published: 27/May/2019 12:48 Updated: 27/May/2019 14:25

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale, but is still hoping that they’re not going to show up in competitive events like the World Cup Finals. 

Hot Spots were added to the popular battle royale game with the v9.10 update, meaning that a number of locations across the map are now seeing more supply drops land there than players have come to expect. 

During his May 25 stream, Tfue was running around Pleasant Park, after noticing that it was colored in yellow to show players that a lot of loot would be available there. Shooting down drone after drone, the streamer soon assembled a loot collection of mainly legendary tier weapons. 

Epic GamesIt seems like Tfue doesn’t want Hot Spots at the Fortnite World Cup.

He was enjoying picking up the guns and items that dropped from the drones, of course, but couldn’t help feel that the feature would be giving some players a massive advantage over others. 

“If this shit is in competitive then this shit is broken as hell. I’m a slight bit concerned, not very concerned but just a little,” he said during the livestream, popping open several of the loot crates that hung overhead. “Bro I’m hot dropping this at Worlds bruh,” making reference to the Fortnite World Cup finals, which he has qualified for. 

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The loot dropped by the drones is random and can include powerful weapons such as the Boom Bow or RPG, which he says makes the areas a massive attraction in-game. 

Tfue added: “If you land at a place that has drones you are guaranteed at least a handful of gold weapons, and that alone can get you so far in competitive. Bro, if you manage to get a heavy sniper and RPG, that’s huge bro. It’s massive.”

Epic GamesTilted Towers isn’t really the hotspot that it once was in Fortnite Battle Royale, since its NEO makeover.

Epic Games changed the aesthetics and layout of the game’s popular Tilted Towers locations at the end of Season 8 and the new NEO destination is no longer one of the biggest hot drop areas in the map – paving the way for these Hot Spots to become even more popular in the future. 

Whether or not their inclusion in competitive play would be as “broken” as Tenney suggests remains to be seen, but there have always been places in the game that players know – from the offset – have better loot. 

Pro players will be hoping that it isn’t too drastic a change ahead of the World Cup Finals in July. 

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DrLupo condemns claims his Twitch community is “racist” and toxic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:40

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo has felt compelled to reiterate his stance against hate on Twitch, amid claims his community is growing increasingly toxic and “racist”.

The last few years have seen DrLupo launched into the most followed accounts on Twitch, thanks mainly to his time on Epic Games’ Fortnite, often alongside Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

However, such a monumental following brings issues, often in the form of individuals intentionally being toxic and making offensive remarks.

This is something DrLupo has struggled with of late, with some members of the Twitch community accusing his following of being “racist.” One Tweet accused Lupo of not doing enough to combat the toxicity among his followers, to which the streamer responded, asking: “You’re telling me I’m responsible for the thousands of random people that I don’t know?”

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DrLupo (right) has also featured as a commentator for Fortnite.

On October 30, a moderator for DrLupo’s Twitch shared a lengthy look at the channel’s history of combatting racism and hate in chat. The Google document, entitled Words, is designed to show the extensive amount of work Lupo and his mods go to in order to keep his community as hate-free as possible.

Examples given show messages from banned users, as well as messages dating back to 2016, in which DrLupo outlines what is not acceptable among his community.

The mod – Twitter user IC1415 – finished his explanation: “To those who would say that silence is happening, I humbly present this in an effort to show that we are not silent on this matter, we actively go after those in the community who bring these hateful words and remove them as swiftly as we can… I, alongside all of the moderation team, stand firmly against racism and wholly believe that it has no place in our community or more expansively, our society.” 

In response to IC’s statement, DrLupo said: “Racism, as always, will never be allowed in my community. Standing up for people is not a “trend” for me. I was raised better than that. Read this. All of it. Be kind to each other.”

He also clarified that he did not ask the mod to put the document together, but that they did so of their own accord.

The document has been viewed widely, with many commending DrLupo’s response to the issues surrounding a small minority of his followers.

It’s clear that he is taking a zero-tolerance policy to toxicity and racism within his fan-base, and his mods are right by his side.