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Epic ships long-awaited patch fix for Fortnite building exploit

Published: 22/May/2020 4:47 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:48

by Andrew Amos

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Epic Games has fixed a Fortnite building exploit that has reportedly existed since Season 10, which gave players in a specific position the ability to “take over” enemies’ builds and use it to their advantage.

After a huge public outcry in the last 24 hours, one of Fortnite’s longest-standing building exploits has finally been fixed.

Players will no longer be able to steal their enemies’ builds by facing north when battling them, instead having to resort old-fashioned fisticuffs to get on top of their enemy.

The exploit started doing the rounds when players like ‘DuckyTheGamer’ and Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber showcased it. It only worked on cones or floors, but the fact that the exploit existed regardless is enough of a game-breaker.

All players would need to do is stand on the south end of a structure and hit it while facing north. There wasn’t much skill or strategy that needed to go into it ⁠— just swinging your pickaxe around.

While initial suspicions were that the exploit was introduced as part of Patch v12.60, some players reported this being a problem as far back as Season 10.

Epic kicked into action almost immediately, shutting it down within hours.

“We’ve resolved an issue allowing players to take over builds when facing certain directions,” the developers said on Twitter. “Thanks to everyone who flagged this discrepancy to us.”

Given how big of a problem it could have been, the quick turnaround surprised a lot of players.

The rapid uptake of the exploit meant that it could have had drastic effects on the FNCS Invitational Grand Finals, or other tournaments throughout the week.

If you wanted to test it out for yourself, unfortunately you’re too late.

Builds now work as they are intended, and players looking to take shelter won’t need to worry about having their structures stolen away from them.

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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.