Console Players NICKMERCS and Aydan Go Back and Forth in Intense Tilted Towers Rivalry During Grand Finals of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Tournament - Dexerto

Console Players NICKMERCS and Aydan Go Back and Forth in Intense Tilted Towers Rivalry During Grand Finals of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Tournament

Published: 4/Sep/2018 3:04 Updated: 4/Sep/2018 3:15

by Albert Petrosyan


The Grand Finals of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish tournament on September 3 was dominated by various headlines and subplots, one of which was the intense rivalry between popular streamer NICKMERCS and Ghost Gaming player Aydan.

While Nick and Aydan may differ in a variety of ways, there are two things they have very much in common when it comes to Fortnite: they both play with a controller, and they both love landing at Tilted Towers.

The pair stuck to their Fortnite philosophy and play-style in the $1.5 million Grand Finals, as both landed at Tilted in all seven of their matches. As a result, they inevitably crossed paths a total of four times, with Aydan coming out on top each time.

Their match-up became so common throughout the finals that the casters began every match with one eye on the Tilted Towers area of the mini-map, making sure to switch to the players’ POV whenever they got into an engagement. 

It seemed that Aydan had NICKMERCS’ number each time they faced, using a variety of weapon combinations and moves to consistently defeat the “king of Tilted Towers.”

Epic Games even started humorously putting up an on-screen graphic labeling the location as “Nick’s Towers,” and changing it to “Aydan’s Towers” whenever the Ghost pro would come out on top. 

However, despite the appearance of the match-up being totally one sided, their engagements were all very tight and intense, and Aydan was the firs to admit that Nick’s level of play was very elite.

The pair were interviewed during the Grand Finals, the players discussed their intense Tilted Towers rivalry and broke down each other’s strategies and techniques.

Both NICKMERCS and Aydan did remarkably well in the tournament; the Ghost pro player placed 11th and took home $15,000 while the 100 Thieves streamer placed 17th and won $11,250.

For a full recap of Week 8 of the Summer Skirmish at PAX West, including highlights, final placements, and more, visit our tournament hub here:

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Fortnite v15.21 early patch notes: downtime announced, Mythic item, Jungle Hunter Quests, bug fixes

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:50 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 22:07

by Alan Bernal


The upcoming Fortnite v15.21 update patch downtime has been announced, ushering in the next quests in the game as well as a new Boss Character, Mythic Item, and more.

Rumors and leaks have already dominated much of the v15.21 news cycle, and is already giving players a good indication of which new and exciting skin should be hitting the battle royale soon.

Meanwhile, Epic Games are going to try to pump some more content for players to sift through with an updated questline called the Jungler Hunter Quests, which should occupy players until the v15.30 update.

But before then, the Fortnite community should be aware that the v15.21 downtime is expected to come through on January 20 at 1 AM PST / 4 AM EST / 9:00 UTC.


“Hunt or be hunted” will be the theme for this next update which should already hype up players for what the Fortnite devs have in store.

Here’s everything we know that could come in the v15.21 patch update hitting the live Fortnite servers on January 20.

Fortnite v15.21 early patch notes

General Top Issues

  • When playing Fortnite, players cannot create system-level parties that include players on both PS5 and PS4.
  • The Jumpshot Outfit is missing its facial hair.
  • The Banner menu may be unresponsive to controller inputs, causing players to have difficulty editing their Banner with a controller or the Banner not updating properly.
  • We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to experience a long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
  • The sound effect of certain actions, such as opening a Chest or hitting a Weak Point, may be delayed.

Battle Royale

  • In competitive playlists, players do not have access to their persistent stash of Bars. Instead, they are granted a set amount at the beginning of each match. This is intended. However, your end total of Bars in competitive playlists may appear in the Lobby in place of your persistent stash. This is a visual issue only.
  • The weekly Legendary Quest to ‘Get Headshots’ is not always visible after completing the first stage of the quest.
  • Players may receive damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
  • Players and Spectators may notice inconsistent camera behavior or stuttering after being near a Car they recently drove then exited.
  • Total Bars appearing as 0 in a match.
  • Assets appearing invisible in Performance Mode alpha.
  • Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • Sand Tunneling temporarily disabled.

Save the World

  • “Devices” and “Prefabs” tabs are swapped when viewing the Creative Inventory
  • Blank Billboards created prior to 15.10 will have “Sample Text” added to them in the 15.10 update.
  • Billboards that use channels to activate or hide text are not functioning properly.

Save The World Issues

  • Eliminating Takers doesn’t count towards Ventures quest.
  • Crashing during Endurance.

Mobile Issues

  • RT/LT Triggers on Xbox Elite controller on Android.

We’ll update this as soon as we get more information.