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All Fortnite map changes from Deadpool event

Published: 3/Apr/2020 16:09

by Connor Bennett

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The Deadpool-themed takeover is now live in Fortnite, with a few other changes being dotted around the Battle Royale map. 

Throughout the history of Fortnite, Epic Games have dropped some pretty interesting crossovers with pop culture icons – be it skins like Stranger Things, a limited-time mode like Avengers: Endgame, or a full-blown new map spot like Batman. 

At the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2, Marvel’s Deadpool became the newest crossover with the battle royale – as fans have been tasked with different challenges throughout the weeks. Now, though, the anti-hero superhero is available as a skin thanks to his own event. 

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The Deadpool event had been teased by Marvel themselves.

Deadpool-themed The Yacht location

The Deadpool event hit the map on Friday, April 3, with the biggest change coming at The Yacht. Where Meowscles used to stand guard, a full Deadpool-themed layout has now taken over. 

That includes a tonne of Deadpool logos being splashed about the place, a red-painted scheme being implemented, as well as a few giant Deadpool statues all over too – including at the very top of the ship. There is even a spot for his Chimichangas at the back as well. 

Deadpool-themed Battle Bus, Item Shop, and supply drops

Just like when Christmas and Halloween roll around, the Battle Bus, supply drops, and Item Shop in Fortnite have also been given a makeover. 

Instead of their patented blue and white colors, both the bus and drops have been painted red and black, as well as having a giant Deadpool balloon soaring above them. The Item Shop, however, just has the character’s logo for a background. 

Fortnite Meowscles location in Deadpool event

However, for anyone wondering what has happened to Meowscles in the midst of Deadpool’s takeover, don’t worry, the character is still on the map.

According to Reddit user SuperJuniorLogan, instead of heading to The Yacht to fight the NPC for the Pew Pew rifle, you’ll have to head to the Box Factory in the south-east portion of the map to take the Musclebound cat on in a fight. 

However, it might take you a minute to recognize the boss character considering he’s now got a slightly different look going on.

I found Meowcles in the box factory! from FortNiteBR

The Deadpool event will last for around a week so there is a bit of time to enjoy the festivities and all the changes.

If there are any further tweaks to the Fortnite map because of Deadpool, you’ll be able to find them right here on Dexerto.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.

 

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.