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Epic Games Announce Date and Time of Fortnite Battle Royale Patch v4.4 and Server Downtime

Published: 10/Jun/2018 18:37 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:55

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced the date and time of the next major patch, version 4.4 for Battle Royale.

Each week Epic Games release a new update to deal with bugs and glitches, prepare for new items and weapons to be added and more.

Typically released midweek, the v4.4 update will be released on Monday June 11th, a day or two earlier than fans are used to.

This is perhaps to prepare the game for the upcoming E3 festivities, including the pro-am tournament taking place at the Los Angeles conference.

News of a new weapon also dropped in game today, with a new daily message announcing a Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle is set to be added “soon”.

It is likely that the weapon will be added in the v4.4 update (although this is not confirmed), in time for the E3 tournament and presentation starting Tuesday.

The patch will roll out to all devices at 4am EST on June 11th (9am BST, 1am PT), and as usual there is expected to be around an hour of downtime while the patch is implemented.

As expected, no details about exactly what will be included in patch v4.4 have been released yet, but the full patch notes typically go live immediately upon roll out.

It is known that the Jetpack limited time item will be vaulted with the new update, and there is a possibility of a new controller layout on console being added.

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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.