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Grenades disabled in Fortnite after overpowered exploit found

Published: 31/Mar/2020 13:29 Updated: 31/Mar/2020 17:42

by Jacob Hale

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A ridiculous Fortnite bug is allowing players to throw unlimited grenades at once, and it is literally impossible to counter.

As with any game, Fortnite has its fair share of bugs, exploits and glitches, but Epic Games are usually pretty prompt to respond and fix things that are broken.

However, players have recently discovered that it’s possible to throw all of your grenades at once with a simple keybind, and it is genuinely absurd.

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Despite some fun new additions to Fortnite with Season 2, bugs like these will need to be fixed sooner rather than later.

It looks like controller players might have another retort to bite back with when mouse & keyboard users complain about aim assist, as this looks like a bug exclusive to mouse and keyboard.

As shown in the video, using a scroll wheel reset setting allows players to throw unlimited grenades at once – or, however many you have in your inventory slot.

The max stack in public matches currently is six grenades, but in Creative games, you can literally carry unlimited grenades – and completely wreak havoc on your opponents. As evidenced in the video below, in which TurtleTavern explains how easy it is to exploit this bug, you can see multiple explosions at once after what appears to be one grenade throw.

As it’s simply changing the Combat settings in the game, this probably wasn’t an issue that Epic saw coming, but they’ll likely be concerned once they catch wind of this exploit.

Scroll wheel reset has been a common complaint from controller players, who see the setting as unfair with the way it allows mouse and keyboard users to quickly edit builds in a way that controllers can’t.

A few hours after this exploit was discovered, Epic Games found it and took action, temporarily disabling grenades from battle royale.

Needless to say, issues like this only fuel the debate between both inputs, but it at least looks like Epic Games are working quickly to take action and stop the issue.

While grenades are temporarily disabled, they will aim to find out why this is occurring and figure out a way to make the settings as customizable as possible without allowing for exploits or bugs to give players an unfair advantage.

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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.