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FaZe Dubs accused of cheating in Fortnite Solo Cash Cup

Published: 5/May/2020 3:18

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite pro for FaZe Clan Danny ‘Dubs’ Walsh has again found himself in the limelight for the wrong reasons, this time being accused of teaming with Duos Cup partner ‘Waffles’ in a Solo Cash Cup over the weekend.

Dubs has found himself in hot water again, this time over accusations of cheating in the Fortnite Solo Cash Cup.

Numerous players have alleged the FaZe Clan Fortnite pro partnered up with duo partner ‘Waffles’ to ensure they got a better position in the tournament.

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During the Solo Cash Cup, the pair both dropped on Rig in all six games. However, they never fought each other, instead killing other people who dropped there. They also reportedly shared vault loot together, and did a 3-2-1 countdown to beam someone on the mainland in one game.

“Waffles and Dubs land Rig together [every game] and don’t fight a single time, yet fight anyone else who lands there,” Leaffr said. “They also rotate closely behind each other every single game.”

Dubs and Waffles placed 7th and 8th in the Solo Cash Cup on May 1, with 112 and 107 points respectively. However, their names have since been wiped off the unofficial Fortnite Tracker results. Epic are yet to comment on the situation.

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Leaffr took down the video shortly after it went viral, although by then it had quickly circulated around the Fortnite community. They asked that people “watch the replays [themselves] and decide if what [Dubs was] doing is wrong,” before remarking about the poor state of solos.

“This just shows how bad solos are at this time, and how predetermined loot paths and POI sharing can cause hard-to-prove teaming that makes the game in a way unfair,” they said.

It isn’t the first time Waffles has been reprimanded for teaming at Rig with someone. In practice scrim servers, Waffles has previously been handed suspensions for teaming with various other players.

Teaming is banned under the FNCS ruleset, which typically applies to other in-game events like Cash Cups. Section 8.2.2 states “players may not work together to deceive or otherwise cheat other players during any match…[including] working together during the match while on opposing teams.”

It comes after two high-profile teaming cases plagued the recent FNCS Duos season. Keys, Slackes, Bucke, and Kreo were handed down 60-day suspensions from Epic after being caught teaming, while three players on console were kicked from their organization for doing the same thing.

We will update this piece as more information is released.

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Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

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Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.