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Fortnite: How to avoid fall damage with new Flint-Knock pistol

Published: 20/Mar/2019 13:55 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 14:35

by David Purcell


Fall damage is one of the biggest causes of accidental eliminations in Fortnite Battle Royale and has been for quite some time, but the arrival of a new weapon in Season 8 might oddly provide a solution. 

Epic Games made it clear that the Flint-Knock pistol was unlike any other handgun in the battle royale game mode right now when it was first advertised in the news feed – warning fans to “be careful! It’s got a kick to it!”

However, little did they know that the developer was adding a pistol in the v8.11 patch that would push players back after pulling the trigger. 

Epic GamesFortnite’s Flint-Knock pistol is very different to other handguns found in the game’s battle royale mode.

It seems, though, that the push back is not only useful in gunfights – as seen with the first in-game footage of the weapon on March 20 – but also for avoiding fall damage. 

The way that this works seems to be rather simple, too. According to Reddit user moekhdaier, who posted a video showing that the blast – when shot downwards at the floor – can be an effective counterplay when falling. 

Flint pistol can be used to negate fall damage from r/FortniteCompetitive

The clip above shows a technique that allows players to bounce away from elimination, just before they’re about the hit the floor – which would typically prove fatal if the drop was big enough. 

Whether or not this was an intentional tool to set the pistol apart from other weapons remains to be seen, but this could also be a bug. 


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.