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Ali-A reveals “secret change” from Fortnite 12.60 update

Published: 20/May/2020 20:00

by Alan Bernal

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Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken took a closer look at Fortnite after the v12.60 update to see what changes Epic Games made that weren’t revealed in the patch notes – which could give clues to what the Agency is up to.

As Season 2 for the second chapter winds down, there’s still a lot of mystery revolving around Midas and the crew that makes up the Agency.

With a live event still in the cards for the current era in the battle royale, players are waiting to see what the devs have been planning for the closing spectacle of the season.

Ali-A - YouTubeA mysterious ring of clouds has formed over the Agency in Fortnite.

Though Ali-A thinks that might not be too far from now, seeing as Season 3 is scheduled to start June 4, making it the perfect time for Epic to begin the in-game teasers.

Running through the Fortnite map, Ali-A noticed that The Agency now has a cloud ring forming high above the building surrounded by water.

The secluded nature of the standalone facility makes it the perfect location for a major story live event, which has all but been confirmed to be centralized near the secret hideout.

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Ali-A is aware that the last Saturday before the new season typically has major implications for that season’s in-game festivities.

With May 30 right around the corner, Ali-A expects Epic to introduce a steady flow of easter eggs or clues around the Fortnite map that could give more insight into what the Agency is plotting and how it relates to the overarching story of the game.

Recent leaks have hinted at major map changes that could be coming to the Agency once the story starts to kick off. That’s not even including the Doomsday Device that will reportedly play a huge part in the story as well as a leaked mysterious countdown that will appear over the Agency’s building at some point.

There’s still a ton of questions surrounding the upcoming finale for the Fortnite season, but players like Ali-A and more are staying on their toes in case Epic decides to sneak another clue before the premiere of the live event.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

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

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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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.

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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.