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Fortnite Battle Royale • Jul 12, 2019

Epic Games disable controversial item ahead of Fortnite Trios tournament

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Epic Games disable controversial item ahead of Fortnite Trios tournament
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Epic Games revealed the Storm Flip has been disabled in the Arena playlist and will not be usable in the Trip Tournament.

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Right before the Epic Games-hosted Trios tournament kicks off for Fortnite, they announced that players will not have access to the Storm Flip item.

This item allows the storm to change positions and can create a bunch of chaos in endgame situations. In the Arena and tournament settings, there are many players in the final circle so the Storm Flip is game-changing.

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Epic Games proved before they would disable items that compromised the competitive integrity of Fortnite and that's what we're seeing here.

A reason wasn't given for it being disabled but it isn't that hard to guess when it's gone. The Storm Flip has always been a controversial item even since its release.

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On July 10, a professional player for E11 gaming showed just how powerful the Storm Flip was in a late game as he was able to wipe pretty much the entire lobby during the final circle because of it.

Players were left scrambling and forced to change up their entire strategy while Tschinken was able to pick off players one by one.

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Epic Games didn't go into any detail as to when players can expect the Storm Flip to return. It might be in need of a simple nerf or much more work could be on the horizon.

With enough pro players complaining about it and seeing the damage it can do, it was clear something had to be done.

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We'll keep you posted about the future of the Storm Flip in Fortnite. In the meantime, enjoy your competitive playlists without it.

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