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Bugha & Dakotaz hit out at “brainless” Fortnite devs over Marauders

Published: 11/Jul/2020 17:14

by Connor Bennett


Top Fortnite players Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf and Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman have vented their dismay at having their games disrupted by the Marauders NPCs, with Dakotaz calling the devs “brainless” for introducing them. 

Even though the Fortnite battle royale mode is all about player vs player combat, over the different seasons, Epic Games have added NPC characters to throw an additional threat into the mix. 

With the start of Chapter 2, Season 3, the groups of Marauders descended on Fortnite to deal damage to players. The groups have different types of enemies – some who prefer to do damage up close, and those that stand at range and hit players with their deadeye abilities.

Though they can be pretty harmless at times, players have been getting incredibly annoyed with the NPCs – with some, like Dakotaz, even deciding to just quit out of games instead of being taken down by them.

Marauders running around in Fortnite
Epic Games
The NPCs make Fortnite players lives hell when they get aggressive.

Dakotaz had recent games ruined by the disruption of the Marauders, with some pushing him while he was healing in a house. He was even sniped out of the air by another group which caused him to vent. “This is so bad. How do they think that’s a good thing?” the streamer asked while waiting for a new match. 

“I’m not even angry, I’m just baffled at how they even think that’s a good thing in the game. Dude, some of these devs are brainless, I’m telling you man.” Dakotaz also noted that the NPCs “aggro you too heavily” as they don’t care about the distance between you and them.

He isn’t alone in his criticism though. A compilation from DailyClipsCentral compiles reactions from others too. Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha called them “dumb” after being pushed by a group. “Why are there Marauders in the game?” he asked after being eliminated by the Marauders. “Like, why is my entire game griefed because they spawn on me?”

Bugha also labeled them as “annoying” given that he’d waited for half-an-hour to find a game, only to be eliminated by the NPCs and not an actual enemy. 

Given that NPC enemies were brought back into the mix with the start of the previous season and given a big part to play, it’s unlikely that Epic Games will be getting rid of them anytime soon.

Players will have to follow the lead of others and try their best to avoid the enemies.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.