[UPDATED] Data Miners Release Teaser of Major Changes Reportedly Coming to the Fortnite Map Including Desert Theme - Dexerto
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[UPDATED] Data Miners Release Teaser of Major Changes Reportedly Coming to the Fortnite Map Including Desert Theme

Published: 9/Jul/2018 10:21 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason

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UPDATED: 

The leak in question appears to have been a teaser for a YouTube video from TwoEpicBuddies where they used some sort of bug or editing engine to re-texture the Battle Royale map with the “Save The World” desert textures.

This is not an official leak through data mining.



The popular Fortnite Battle Royale leaking account @TwoEpicBuddies has released a 3D image of some major changes that are supposedly coming to the map soon.

With Season 5 of Fortnite Battle Royale due to begin on July 12th, the hints and leaks relating to what will change in the game are rolling in faster than ever.

The popular data mining account known as @TwoEpicBuddies released an image of some major changes that will apparently be coming very soon.

Unfortunately it has now transpired that this is simply a speculation post about a future desert theme – something that would fit in with previous discoveries like the real life Durr Burger sign in a Californian desert.

The image can be found below but this has now been confirmed as nothing more than a graphical re-texture of the map and not an official leak.

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It seems likely that any major structural changes or new places of interest will not be in the game files yet, so we might have to wait until the next major update before any of those are found.

For now, expect to see numerous leaks, both legitimate and fake, to be released in the coming days.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.