Can you play Fortnite on iOS 14 beta? - Dexerto
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Can you play Fortnite on iOS 14 beta?

Published: 23/Jun/2020 14:49 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 17:18

by Jacob Hale

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Apple have officially launched the beta for their latest operating system, iOS 14, but Fortnite players have one question in mind: Will they be able to play the battle royale game on it?

While iOS 14 hasn’t rolled out in its full version just yet, with it expected to arrive on Apple devices around September 2020, the beta became immediately available after the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 22, with some lucky users being able to test it out on their iPhone.

While Fortnite is primarily played on PC, Xbox One or PS4, it still has a huge playerbase on mobile devices, and now some of them are worried that this may be scarpering their plans to play the game.

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Fortnite mobile is still hugely popular, but iOS 14 adoptees might want to think again before updating.

As the iOS 14 beta rolled out, a number of players were worried about updating their iPhones in case it meant that they wouldn’t be able to drop in and earn their victory royales.

Now, Fortnite have been quick to reveal when iOS 14 beta users will be able to play the game, and it’s looking bleak for mobile players.

FortniteStatus, the game’s official service status Twitter account, provided an update to mobile players, addressing the game’s current status on the iOS 14 beta.

“We’re aware of connection issues on the iOS 14 beta for Fortnite Mobile,” they posted late on June 22. “Fortnite does not support iOS 14 beta at this time.”

Evidently, if you’re planning on playing Fortnite on your iOS device, you should not be updating to the iOS 14 beta at all, or risk missing out on playing the game for the foreseeable future.

Whether the beta ends up supporting Fortnite remains to be seen, but saying that it’s not available “at this time” may give mobile players a reason to be optimistic.

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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.