Deaf streamer Ewok reveals how Fortnite and Twitch's biggest stars 'changed her life' forever - Dexerto
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Deaf streamer Ewok reveals how Fortnite and Twitch’s biggest stars ‘changed her life’ forever

Published: 17/Jun/2019 10:33 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 10:56

by David Purcell

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Deaf Twitch streamer Ewok has thanked Fortnite Block Party and Pro AM events, which handed her the chance to finally meet the streamer who “changed her life.”

Ewok linked up with a number of high profile Twitch stars at the event, having pictures taken with the likes of Ninja, Tfue, Pokimane, and others, but there was one man who received the warmest welcoming from the upcoming battle royale player. 

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Tweeting out a number of heartfelt messages on Twitter, the 13-year-old explained how much Epic Games are now embracing the deaf community as well, and praised TimTheTatMan as the guy that “changed her life” in many ways. 

@EwokIts / TwitterEwok had a great time at the Fortnite Pro AM event, also meeting up with Dr Lupo and Jordan Fisher.
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“I’m so thankful for all that Epic Games has done for me and the Deaf community,” she tweeted on June 17, in response to an interview she participated in at the Pro AM tournament. 

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“They learned signs to communicate with me and embraced who I am as a Deaf person and gamer. I already loved Fortnite long ago but now this whole experience made me fall in love with it even more,” she added. 

On the note of embracing, her teammate Kurt Benkert looks to have picked up some sign language as well, posting a video to Twitter explaining just how inspiring it is to work with somebody like Ewok. 

One of her tweets attracted much more attention than the others, though, as her message to TimTheTatMan has received over 5 thousand retweets, at the time of writing. 

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“Here’s the guy who changed my life when he hosted me. Thank you so much TimTheTatMan,” she tweeted on June 17, along with a number of pictures with other streamers she met up with. “Finally got a chance to meet you and thank you in person.”

The streamer was delighted to have finally met Tim and thank him for giving her the huge opportunity of being hosted on his Twitch channel, which has undoubtedly had a massive impact on her reach. 

Her own channel, ewokttv, now has over 130,000 followers and that figure is only expected to rise in the future. 

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Ewok has broken down so many boundaries for deaf gamers already and with further help from Epic Games, and an embrace from other players, there’s no reason why she can’t make it to the big time on Twitch. 

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Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.

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Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

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Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 

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This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.

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