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FaZe Clan’s Jarvis gets banned again on Fortnite in first stream back

Published: 12/Sep/2020 2:40 Updated: 12/Sep/2020 2:44

by Bill Cooney

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Former FaZe Clan Fortnite pro and streamer Jarvis ‘Jarvis’ Khattri has apparently had an account on the battle royale shut down again after attempting to stream the game despite his previous ban.

UPDATE – 9:30 PM EST

Almost immediately after going live on Twitch playing Fortnite, Jarvis’ account appears to have been banned by Epic Games, who were likely keeping a close eye on the broadcast since the content creator was defying their 2019 ruling.

Not even through his first match, the FaZe star was kicked out, and seemingly confirmed the ban in a followup tweet.

However, not everyone is sold on the whole situation – some fans believe that the whole event was staged for a YouTube video, since the message on the screen simply stated that the account had been logged into elsewhere, not that it had been shut down completely.

This theory was further fueled by the fact that Jarvis had a cameraman at the ready for if and when something happened.

Some have presented a counter to this theory, however, as they’ve taken a deep dive into the game’s coding to determine that the account Jarvis was playing on, the one he claims to have been banned, was indeed shut down and is “not active.”

In either case, what took place was enough to get the attention of everyone in the Fortnite community – fans, pro players, and content creators alike. SypherPK, one of the biggest names in the scene, took to Twitter to share his take on the evening.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Jarvis was permanently banned by Epic Games nearly a year ago in 2019 after he was caught using hacks to cheat at Fortnite on stream.

On September 11, 2020, Jarvis announced he would be returning to play Fortnite on Twitch for the very first time since his ban. The only problem is, he’s still not unbanned, but it seems he’s going to try and play while pulling the wool over Epic’s eyes.

To try and avoid an instant hit from the ban hammer on the account he’ll be playing with, Jarvis will be covering his name on stream in an effort to stop Epic from discovering his tag and taking action.

How to watch Jarvis’ first Fortnite stream back on Twitch

Technically, Jarvis is still banned, so it would probably be wise to tune in as soon as possible if you want to catch some of the action. Even if he’s taking precautions and hiding his tag, Epic very well could have other ways of finding his account and banning him.

If you want to watch Jarvis hop back into Fortnite on stream for the first time in a year, he’ll be broadcasting on his Twitch channel (embedded below) starting at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST.

Why was Jarvis banned from Fortnite?

In case you missed the internet blowing up following Epic Game’s banning of Jarvis, the publisher handed a permaban to the FaZe Clan creator after he uploaded a series of videos in which he used an aimbot in matches on his alt account.

Although it wasn’t on his main account, or in a competitive setting, Epic still made the decision to ban Jarvis from the game permanently, effectively ending his Fortnite career right then and there.

A lot of big Twitch and gaming names like Ninja, Dr Disrespect, xQc, and FaZe Banks all argued that Jarvis shouldn’t have been permanently banned and implored Epic to reconsider, but one year later, nothing has changed that we know of.

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Jarvis being banned for life from Fortnite was one of the biggest stories of 2019.

Jarvis isn’t the first streamer to attempt to return to a game while being banned, but he is one of the most high profile to do so, considering the amount of coverage his ban got at the time.

It will be interesting to see where his Fortnite skills are at after a year of not streaming, though there was nothing stopping him from playing and not broadcasting (that we know of). Jarvis was one of the biggest names in battle royales at the time he was banned, so this is definitely one stream you don’t want to miss, no matter how long it lasts.

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How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:39

by Matt Porter

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The ninth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 9 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.