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Nate Hill and FunkBomb punished by Epic Games for Fortnite Fall Skirmish cheating incident

Published: 25/Sep/2018 13:48 Updated: 25/Sep/2018 14:24

by Ross Deason


FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill has been suspended from Fortnite’s Fall Skirmish series and FunkBomb has been kicked from the competition entirely following the recent cheating incident.

The news was announced on stream by Nate Hill on September 24 when he read out an email that he had received from Epic Games, the developers of Fortnite.

The players made headlines during the latest installment of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish tournament when FunkBomb, who was already dead, decided to watch the stream of the game and give information to his teammate.

Both players were quick to realize that what they were doing was wrong, and both apologized shortly after the incident, but Epic Games appear to be making an example of them in order to prevent other players from repeating their mistake.

“As the teammate and beneficiary, I’ll be suspended immediately from participating in all the Skirmish trials and Skirmishes until conclusion of suspension, October 11,” Nate Hill explained to his stream. “Still a member of Dusty Dogs club and will remain eligible for club prizing,” he continued.

While the suspension is sure to hit Nate hard, it is nothing compared to the punishment that FunkBomb has received. “Funk is kicked out of Dusty Dogs, effective immediately, will not be eligible for club prizing,” the FaZe player explained as he continued to read the email.

The only silver lining for FunkBomb came in the final lines of the email. “He can go to TwitchCon and playing the TwitchCon tournament,” Nate explained.

Shortly after getting the news, Nate stated “it’s only two weeks but I didn’t fucking do anything, bro. I didn’t fucking do anything, dude. Like, I’m not gonna argue with the rule, obviously Funk fucked up.”

While Epic Games have classed Nate as the “beneficiary” of FunkBomb’s cheating, the FaZe player and many of his fans believe that the fact that he didn’t encourage it or ask for it should have been enough for him to escape any serious punishment.

The Dusty Dogs Club is one of the five clubs introduced by Epic Games for the start of the Fall Skirmish. Players are split into these clubs and earn points for both themselves and their club during tournaments.

It is currently uncertain whether FunkBomb will be banned from all online competitions or whether his suspension will be lifted after the conclusion of the Fall Skirmish.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.