Ali-A reveals secret buff making Gold Burst the best gun in Fortnite - Dexerto

Ali-A reveals secret buff making Gold Burst the best gun in Fortnite

Published: 2/Nov/2019 16:41 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 16:55

by Joe Craven


Popular British YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discussed the supposed secret buff received by the Gold Burst, explaining why he believes it has now overtaken the Gold Scar AR as the best gun in Fortnite Chapter 2. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 saw a shake-up to the long-established formula and meta that Season 10 saw. A number of weapons were re-added, albeit with different aesthetics and properties.

The legendary and epic variants of the Burst Assault Rifle were added back in 2018, only to see all variations vaulted in Season 7. However, all variants were then unvaulted for the start of Chapter 2 (Season 11), seeing the old design bumped down to common through rare variants, while a new design took over the epic and legendary versions. 

Epic GamesThe new Gold Burst resembles the AUG AR.

The weapon suffers from a poor fire rate and slow reload, but it compensates through incredibly accurate bursts. On November 1, Ali-A posted a video titled: “The New Best Gun in Fortnite!”, highlighting the gun’s strengths, to the point where he considers it better than the Gold Scar, the rarest form of fully automatic AR.

The Scar, available in epic and legendary variants, has long been considered the most powerful overall weapon in Fortnite. However, thanks to one sly buff, Aiken believes the meta might be changing, with a new gun on top of the pile.

He kills an enemy swiftly, just after destroying their desperately built walls. “That shows you,” the 25-year-old said. “Broke through the walls, absolute laser accuracy. Already showing you how good it can be. I’ve been overlooking this weapon, maybe you guys have as well.”

Timestamp for mobile users: 8:40

“It’s a big game-changer that I did not know about,” he summarized, after finishing off the last opponent with it. 

Essentially, the ability to fire three shots in such quick succession represents a different strength. With the first bullet or two breaking down an enemy’s wall, the following shots are too fast for another wall to be built, allowing reliable tags even when enemies are behind cover. 

Also, the weapon returns to 100% accuracy – in which the crosshairs are guaranteed to hit their first shot – very quickly, more so than the Gold Scar.

TreyarchThe ‘AUG’ appeared in Black Ops 4, just under a slightly different title.

While any significant meta change will not happen quickly, Ali-A clearly believes the Gold Burst can rival the Gold Scar for the spot of fans’ overall favorite weapon. 

Ali-A references it as the ‘AUG’, a well-known burst assault rifle that has featured countless times in Call of Duty games, the series from which Ali-A initially found fame on YouTube. 

While maybe not as powerful as the Black Ops weapon of the same name, it seems the Gold Burst is in an excellent place in Fortnite, and up there with the very best weapons. 


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.