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Tfue shows just how overpowered Fortnite’s Fishing Rod can be

Published: 4/Nov/2019 1:51 Updated: 4/Nov/2019 5:39

by Brad Norton


In the midst of a Fortnite saw the introduction of the Fishing Rod. A new item that allowed players to find loot in any body of water, from ammunition to rare weapons and more.

The Fishing Rod was recently buffed in Fortnite to allow functionality on land. While the changes may have looked simple on paper, Tfue has shown that it can change the outcome of highly competitive matches with other professional players.

In a November 3 stream on Twitch, Tfue and his squad of popular professionals were streaming their run through the latest FNCS matches. 

Throughout the various games, the Fortnite star showcased how the new functionality of the Fishing Rod can come in handy even at the highest level of competition.

With absolutely no building materials to his name as a huge gunfight ensued, Tfue focused his efforts on ‘fishing’ for nearby loot and was handily rewarded thanks to the powerful item that now lets players hook loot from a distance.

“I got max metal,” he said to his team after picking up 550 metal in the blink of an eye thanks to a precise hook on an eliminated enemy. “I have zero mats,” a teammate explained as Tfue was easily able to rectify the situation and share his newfound riches among the squad.

In another match, he asked his teammates to break down some nearby structures so he could fish for even more loot from a great distance. 

“I’m gonna grab the RPG,” he explained, using the Fishing Rod from a safe distance. 

The benefits of being able to hook loot from a distance cannot be overstated. Remaining in position with the team, Tfue didn’t have to risk his life or waste precious building materials. Rather, he pulled them towards his team with ease.

Tfue recently dominated in the Championship series with some remarkable RPG plays that led to complete squad wipes, and ended up finishing top five in Week 1 with 56 points.

Having hooked a fresh RPG thanks to the new and improved Fishing Rod, it’s safe to say the streamer has uncovered a powerful tactic when it comes to Fortnite’s competitive play.


How to go live on TikTok

Published: 22/Jan/2021 15:17

by Georgina Smith


Going live on TikTok is a great way to connect with your TikTok followers, but there are a few requirements that need to be met before a user is permitted to live stream.

If you’ve been on TikTok for any extended period of time, you may have scrolled past, and even watched a live stream or two when they pop up on your For You Page.

While it can be a chance for hugely popular creators to connect with thousands of followers at the same time, it is not only for big influencers. A good portion of the TikTok userbase has the ability to live stream, though it is not available to users immediately upon downloading the app.

There are some requirements that need to be met in order for the average user to be able to live stream, relating to your age and follower count.

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TikTok is a hotspot for viral trends and fascinating videos.

TikTok live requirements:

In order to be able to live stream, your TikTok account must meet the following requirements:

  • Have more than 1000 followers
  • Be at least 16 years old.

If you’ve met these standards the option to live stream should be available, and if you’ve only recently met the requirements then the option should appear soon.

How do you go live on TikTok?

Once you have met the requirements for being able to go live, the process of actually streaming is pretty simple.

  1. Launch TikTok, and press the plus button at the bottom-center of your screen.
  2. Under the red record button, select the option labeled ‘live.’
  3. Enter a title for your live.
  4. Tap ‘go live’ to start the stream.

Once live viewers will be able to talk to you via live chat, making communication much more instant. It also gives you an opportunity to delve into longer content, like storytimes for example, that TikTok’s usual one-minute video limit doesn’t give you.

While not everyone can go live right off the bat, the threshold for being able to is still relatively low, and can serve as a great way to communicate with your followers.