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FaZe Cloak explains why Epic Games have their priorities all wrong

Published: 20/Apr/2019 14:12 Updated: 20/Apr/2019 14:25

by Marcus Banks


FaZe Clan’s Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore has criticized Fortnite Battle Royale developer after they released a patch almost instantly which prevented players from changing their field of view while many game breaking bugs remain unsolved.

The vast majority of the top professional players have used stretched resolution from the game’s inception to allow them to view more of their surroundings while in-game, and make enemy character models appear wider.

However, Epic recently implemented a ban, forcing players to use native resolution, ahead of the Fortnite World Cup which caused outrage in the competitive community who were forced to quickly adapt to the new view.

EPIC GAMESPlayers won’t be able to use stretched resolution during the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers.

Players were able to discover a method of altering your field of view by modifying the game files, suggesting that Epic are capable of meeting the demands of pro players, and the new resolution was praised by FaZe Cloak.

“It looks great [the new resolution],” he said. “And it’s 1920!”

However, developers were quick to announce on Discord that players would not be allowed to use the exploit during the World Cup qualifiers and the method was eventually patched after just 30 minutes causing Cloak to express his frustrations.

FaZe Cloak criticizes the timing of Fortnite patches

Cloak highlighted the fact that Epic were quick to patch an issue that shouldn’t even be considered a problem while many game breaking bugs have taken months to fix.

He said: “This was fixed in 30 minutes. How is that fixed in 30 minutes and other bugs in the game take months?!”

It remains to be seen whether Epic will add a field of view slider that is commonly seen in the majority of battle royale games and is considered a necessity by most due to the complexity of the building mechanic.

However, there have been no plans to revert any of the latest controversial changes meaning players could be forced on native resolution for the foreseeable future.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.