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FaZe Banks explains why Jarvis’ Fortnite ban is “f**king ridiculous”

Published: 5/Nov/2019 21:57 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 22:34

by Dustin Steiner

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FaZe Clan owner Ricky Banks has taken to Twitter to blast Epic Games over their decision to ban Jarvis from Fortnite for using an aimbot in Creative.

FaZe Clan member Jarvis ‘Jarvis’ Kaye’s ban has sent shockwaves across the Fortnite community as various figures have weighed in on the fairness of his lifetime ban.

Epic Games handed out the major ban to the FaZe Clan creator after he uploaded a series of videos in which he used an aimbot on his alt account. Epic has a “zero tolerance” policy for cheaters, regardless of the setting, and thus slapped him with one of the most severe bans competitive Fortnite has seen yet.

Banks was quick to point out that proven cheaters, such as XXiF who participated and went on to win prize money in Epic’s Fortnite World Cup went with a light ban in spite of the policy. 

Meanwhile, the FaZe member was banned for life from a mode that affected no one’s competitive future. The apparent hypocrisy has not been lost on the owner, even calling it “fkn ridiculous.”

“What Jarvis did was obviously stupid,” Banks said in a follow-up. “It was a mistake and the point has been made very clear. Fortnite is a huge part of his life and I just don’t see the punishing (destroying a 17-year-old kid’s life) fitting of the crime.”

Banks has not been the only person to blast Epic Games for their decision, with both Ninja and xQc coming out in defense of Jarvis. Other community members have begun to rally around the #FreeJarvis hashtag.

The FaZe owner has been known to protest decisions made against his members but is also an outspoken member of the esports community. 

In the past, he’s rallied against the practice of esports franchising, along with being embroiled in his own controversies.

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How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.