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Epic Games Teases New “Escape Plan” Item That’s Coming to Fortnite in v5.30 Update

Published: 20/Aug/2018 22:39 Updated: 20/Aug/2018 22:40

by Albert Petrosyan

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It appears that yet another new item is coming soon to Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Epic Games has dropped a major hint about the upcoming item, which is likely to be released as part of the upcoming v5.30 Update.

On August 20, replying on the ‘Patch v5.30 Information’ thread on Reddit, Epic representative ‘MrPopoTFS’ posted this comment about the potential new item:

Are you a player on the go? Carry an escape plan in your back pocket with a new item making it’s way to Battle Royale!

/popcorn emote

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While the comment does not reveal anything specific, the use of the words “escape plan” and “on the go” have led some to believe that the new item will be the Grappling Hook.

The Grappling Hook was one of the several items found by data miners in game files as early as June, and again in recent files on August 7.

Regardless of what the new item will be, it will very likely be added to Fortnite with the v5.30 Update that will be going live on August 23, considering that the comment above was posted in a Reddit thread about the update.

Usually, any new items added to the game will appear beforehand in an in-game announcement screen, but there is nothing of note listed as of now.

However, with several days to go before the update, there is still ample time for Epic to reveal the item, which is likely to be sooner rather than later.

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TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

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TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

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It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.