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More players accused of cheating during Fortnite World Cup qualifier

Published: 13/May/2019 12:59

by Connor Bennett

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Two Fortnite Battle Royale players have been accused of teaming during Week Five of the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers for the North America West region.

May 11-12 marked the fifth week of qualification to the Fortnite World Cup, with players reaching the halfway point in their attempts to secure a spot in New York for the incredibly huge, and lucrative, battle royale competitive event.

While plenty of players were cursing their luck after falling short in qualifying, others were left furious by enemy players in their games. In particular, streamer Phillip ‘Philldown’ Le, who competed in the NA West portion and has accused two opponents of ‘teaming’ in solo matches.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite World Cup will have a huge prize pool on offer – but qualification is almost over.

Philldown posted what he believes to be evidence of the teaming incident to the Fortnite Competitive subreddit on May 13, suggesting that his opponents ‘Oro’ and ‘Yermpy’ were teaming in a bid to manipulate their points tally, by ganging up other players.

After the game was over, he went back to review the footage of why the two players were acting suspiciously in the match. Using the replay feature, Le fast-forwarded to his chase with the player known as ‘Oro’ and claimed that Oro was missing his shots on purpose, to not raise any suspicion of potential teaming.

The streamer was left furious after he dealt damage to Oro, but the player jumped in a rift and looked to chase down another player, despite not being in any condition to do so.

There’s another clip of the alleged teaming, too, which shows the aftermath of the players jumping through a Rift. As all three players landed, both Oro and Yermpy turned their attention to Philldown, he says, despite being almost next to each other.

The streamer was able to eliminate Oro, before being gunned down by Yermpy. Clearly angered by the situation, Philldown moved to report both players after the game for teaming. 

While neither of the alleged teamers cracked the top spots in the qualifying round, it remains to be seen if Epic Games will take action against them, following the allegations. Rise Nation pro ‘XXiF’ was accused of teaming in Week 3 and later handed a 14 day competitive suspension by Epic. 

However, the developers are yet to respond to the allegations made towards Oro and Yermpy. This article will be updated if more information becomes available. 

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Where to find Fortnite Iron Man jetpacks

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:44

by Tanner Pierce

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After many long months, the fan-favorite jetpack has finally been re-added to Fortnite. This time however it’s straight from Iron Man, due to the special Marvel-themed season. Here’s a simple guide for how you can get your hands on the item.

One of the more interesting and least-hated items added to Fortnite since its launch is the jetpack. After being available in normal modes for a while, the item quickly became a fan-favorite, and getting one was pretty much required if you wanted to stand a chance in the final couple circles.

Epic Games decided to remove the item back in 2018 and instead, limited it to a number of different LTMs. Now, it seems like the developer has at least temporarily reversed course, as the item is now spawning in the base game again with a Marvel-themed twist.

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The new jetpack operates exactly the same as the old item that was removed from Fortnite a while ago.

What is the Iron Man jetpack?

From everything we’ve seen, it appears as if the Iron Man jetpack operates basically the same way the older jetpack did back in 2018, and that this new item is basically just a simple cosmetic re-skin.

The jetpack takes the slot of one of your items on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. If you want to use it though, you don’t have to have the item selected. All you need to do is jump and then hold down the jump button in order to raise yourself into the air, allowing you to use your weapons. Operation, as expected, is fairly simple.

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The Iron Man jetpack can be found through the map as floor loot.

Where can I find the Iron Man jetpack?

Apparently, the only place to find the Iron Man jetpack is as floor loot appearing randomly around the map for the moment. There doesn’t appear to be any specific, sure-fire, place to find it, so you’ll just have to keep looking until it pops up.

The item also doesn’t seem to show up from chests, which means it’s even harder to find than some weapons and other items. Of course, this could all change as time goes on.

It’s currently unknown how long the item will be in the game for, although logic would dictate that the longest it would be available would be the end of the current season given its Marvel theme.