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Twitch's TimTheTatman gives perfect analogy of Fortnite's v8.20 update

Published: 31/Mar/2019 9:27

by Joe Craven


Popular Twitch streamer Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has provided a fitting summary of the current situation of Fortnite, as the backlash over the v8.20 update continues.

TimTheTatman has made a name for himself on Twitch over the past year or so by playing Fortnite, often collaborating with other big names such as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins or Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop. His combination of charisma and talent has led to him being one of the most popular Twitch creators, with over 3.5 million followers on the streaming platform.

The Fortnite community, Tim included, have been generally critical of the Fortnite v8.20 update, that was implemented by Epic Games on March 27. The update saw a number of popular Season 7 changes, such as a 50 HP bonus after eliminating an opponent and an increased material farming rate, being removed.

TimTheTatman, InstagramTimTheTatman and Ninja are just a couple of the prominent Fortnite players who have been critical of the new changes.

On March 30 Tim relayed his frustrations with the update in a tweet, arguing that “Pubs [public matches] are boring and arena is sweaty… can’t really hop on and just casually enjoy Fortnite anymore”. He finishes the tweet by saying that the current situation is upsetting for him because he loves Fortnite.

The v8.2 update saw the addition of ‘Arena’ modes to Fortnite, which still have the ruleset of later Season 7, such as the health bonus and increased farming rate. However, the playlist is intended for more competitive Fortnite players, and as such tends to be more difficult to play casually in.

One Twitter user however, replied to Tim, enquiring why he is so unhappy with Fortnite when the streamer enjoyed it for so long prior to the changes being made in Season 7. “What did you do for over a year when health on elim wasn’t around?” he asked.

Betar then went on to provide a perfect analogy for the current situation, replying that he “didn’t have it?” He goes on to argue that he used to love his “razr flip phone”, but now he is used to his smartphone, he would never use the flip phone again, as the smartphone is inherently better.

It comes just hours after Ninja posted a poll asking whether the community thinks the patch should be reverted or not – and over 85% of the 270,000 votes have said they believe the update should be reverted.

Tim’s point summarises how a large portion of the community feels, with other prominent figures such as ‘NoahJ456’ and ‘dakotaz’ responding positively. There has, as of yet, been no response from developers Epic Games on the update, but given the extent of the community’s displeasure, it is likely we will see an official response soon.

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Where to find Fortnite Iron Man jetpacks

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:44

by Tanner Pierce


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.