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FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill responds to cheating accusations in Fortnite Fall Skirmish

Published: 22/Sep/2018 17:51 Updated: 22/Sep/2018 18:23

by Calum Patterson


Professional Fortnite player for FaZe Clan, Nate Hill, found himself in a spot of controversy after week 1 of the Fall Skirmish, being accused of cheating by having callouts given to him by a teammate.

The incident occurred as Nate Hill was playing by himself with his partner FunkBomb already eliminated, who was watching the official Fortnite stream (which had no delay).

By watching the official stream, FunkBomb was able to give Nate callouts on enemy positions, giving him a significant advantage in the match.

After FunkBomb had been eliminated in the match himself, the instructions from tournament organizers were apparently to leave the match immediately, to help with server lag.

However, some viewers accused FunkBomb of leaving the game in order to go watch the stream with no delay, in a deliberate attempt to give his teammate an unfair advantage.

You can watch the moment when FunkBomb gives a callout below, before shortly after saying “I feel like this is cheating”, and then makes no further callouts.

Nate Hill has now responded to the accusations in a Reddit post, sharing it to Twitter with the message: “I try to inspire people every day to follow their dreams and become better people. I am deeply saddened by the events that took place yesterday. Here are my thoughts about it:”

“I wanted to touch base with the community on the events of last nights Skirmish. I took the night to think about it because the one post I responded too on the main sub was filled with hate, but I think I have gathered my thoughts at this point and am open to discussion.

For those who don’t know (I doubt that’s many at this point) during last nights stream FunkBomb died before me in one of our matches. Upon dying he did as Epic directed and left the game to prevent lag and tuned into the main stream. Once he got to the main stream he realized there was no delay and in a moment of poor judgement he called out DMO’s health to me.

We both realize the impact this could have had on the integrity of the competition and were fortunate to not have it do so. Funk made a mistake and he owns up to it, but those calling for him to be perma-banned and calling him a scumbag couldn’t be more misinformed. It was a mistake made by an otherwise great guy/player. He felt bad before anyone caught him cheating and self Reported to Epic. That is not the trait of a scumbag, that is someone being honest forthcoming and owning up to their mistakes.

I too made a mistake in deleting the initial clip of Funk’s callout. At the time last night there was so much vitriol and hate being directed at my friend I just wanted to mitigate it however I could. In hindsight I know you cant stop the internet hate train and should have just let it be. However for those saying I deleted the VOD it is still on my channel and I think the whole context of the situation is important. The incident happens at 1hr39m.

Funk clearly makes the call out, but realizes what he just did may be cheating and goes completely radio silent after the fact. It was a mistake and a big one at that, but I hope others realize it wasn’t malicious and out of character for Funk. Everyone makes mistakes, just not always in front of thousands of people. I think we will both learn and grow from this.

Both Funk and I have apologized to others behind the scenes, but I on behalf of both of us want to apologize to the community. This is not what either of us represents and we will try to be the best people and players we can be moving forward. I am not a cheater, and ive given my life to this game and the community around it.


The clip was initially posted to the Competitive Fortnite subreddit, but Nate Hill delated it initially, giving this explanation:

“Deleted the CLIP because it was just being used a fuel for toxicity, the vod still exists if you care to watch how the call out made 0 impact in my gameplay. Obviously my partner made a very dumb mistake to call out someone’s health on a no delay stream and were very sorry for the mistake. He didn’t leave the game to cheat, he left because they make you leave to help server lag. Then watched the stream and without thinking started making a call out. And by the time I realized what he actually just said. Ignored the guy he called because in no way were we trying to cheat. Sorry for the mistake.”

Nate’s teammate, FunkBomb, also took to Twitter to apologize for the incident, explaining his side of things. He says he takes full responsibility for the mistake, and realize that it potentially hurt the integrity of the tournament.

Epic Games nor FaZe Clan have commented publicly on the incident, at the time of writing.


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


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.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
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.