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Benjyfishy raises concerns after Fortnite pros prove teammate is hacking

Published: 31/Jul/2020 13:35 Updated: 31/Jul/2020 13:38

by Joe Craven

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Popular pro player Benjamin ‘benjyfishy’ Fish has raised questions over competitive integrity, after a professional Fortnite duo revealed that their teammate had been cheating undetected in recent tournaments. 

As far as the world’s most popular battle royales go – Apex Legends, Warzone and Fortnite – all of them have experienced their fair share of hacking issues.

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Fortnite has, many would argue, the most successful record, regularly preventing hacking and boosting from impacting the average online match. However, recent revelations in the pro community have cast doubt on this, as it becomes clear that one player has been cheating in official tournaments – and managed to remain undetected.

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Many fans would agree Fortnite Chapter 2 has done well to suppress hackers.

On July 31, Team Serenity player Zykoma tweeted to confirm that one of his teammates has indeed been found to be hacking, and had done so in past tournaments.

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“So yesterday, Bucktee (part of my trio) found that our third member, bman, was secretly using hacks without our knowledge,” he said. “During Daily Trio Cups and the Bugha cup. I’m posting this to show how easily these hacks are accessible and can go multiple tournaments undetected.”

Attached was a clip of bman’s gameplay, which appears to show that the individual was indeed using cheats to further his performance.

Zykoma also added: “I can’t sit back and watch this happen. Bman is literally about to play in the Bugha Cup Finals because of hacks, and no one would have known.”

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He followed this tweet up with a Discord screenshot, which appears to show bman admitting the offences, referring to his actions as a “mistake”.

The tweets quickly garnered significant attention, as portions of the Fortnite community condemned bman’s actions and called for Epic to do more.

Among these players was Benjyfishy, NRG Fortnite pro and prominent Twitch streamer. He said: “I guess this means there probably is some pros cheating without anyone knowing.”

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While some suggested Benjy is assuming the worst case scenario, the very fact that bman was able to compete in tournaments with hundreds of thousands of viewers and remain undetected means that there could well be others using similar exploits.

Epic Games are yet to comment publicly on the accusations but have been known to hand out temporary suspensions for similar offences.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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