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FaZe Nate Hill says aspiring Fortnite players can’t complain about lack of opportunity

Published: 18/Nov/2018 19:06 Updated: 18/Nov/2018 19:37

by Vincent Genova


Do amateur Fortnite players have enough opportunity to turn pro? That was the spontaneous debate that broke out in the Fortnite community, drawing strong opinions from both sides of the argument.

It all started when Nate Hill criticized aspiring pros for complaining about the lack of opportunities, saying “if you didn’t go to pax and freeze your ass off in the rain at 4:30 AM waiting in line to game, I don’t want to hear ‘epic doesn’t give the little guys chances to play.’”

CLG Marksman seemed to agree and responded, “LOLOL right? Where the f*** were they during open qualifiers in the rain at 50 degrees for 4 hours.”

Some community members did not agree with Hill, complaining about the lack of non-LAN opportunities and saying traveling to PAX is not an option for everyone.

Nate Hill argued that he was able to to just that before making it big, traveling to Ninja’s Fortnite event in Chicago with very little money. EmadGG, a smaller streamer who played in Skirmish events, also explained how he was able to get to an event.

The debate even brought in Trevor May, the professional baseball pitcher and Fortnite player who has experience on what it means to turn pro in both digital and traditional sports.

May played Swiss and agreed with both sides of the argument, first backing Hill by saying “Nate is right though. Regardless, sacrifice is going to be high if you REALLY want it.”

However, May seemed to disagree that wanting it means doing things that simply aren’t possible for some people or involve chance, like getting big on Twitch or flying across the world, arguing the Epic can make the path to pro clearer.

“There isn’t a lot of opportunity [for Fortnite players to be noticed], I agree. Baseball has a pretty clear path, even if it’s hard as shit to reach in the end,” said the pitcher.

He thinks Fortnite, and esports in general, has a way to go to reach the scouting systems and opportunities of traditional sports.

Fortnite (or all of esports tbh) is extremely random and based on networking. So there’s a lot to be done there. I think there’s some solutions coming.

What do you think about the opportunities aspiring Fortnite players have to make it big? Should Epic being do more, or are the players not trying hard enough?


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!