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FaZe Dubs breaks silence after Fortnite 30-day ban for teaming

Published: 7/May/2020 8:20

by Andrew Amos


FaZe Clan Fortnite pro Danny ‘Dubs’ Walsh has broken his silence after being handed down a 30-day ban in Fortnite after colluding in a Solo Cash Cup. He has defended his strategies and called the decision “frustrating.”

Dubs has once again had his competitive Fortnite career put under the microscope. The FaZe Clan player has now been suspended for 30 days for colluding after an incident in May 1’s Solo Cash Cup.

Epic determined that he partnered up with ‘Waffles’ in the Solos event to take down other players who landed at their POI. After a few days of silence, Dubs has come out to confirm the suspension, and defend his actions.

Related: Four Fortnite pros banned for teaming in FNCS

Booting up his stream with ‘Cbass’, Dubs went out to clear his name and explain the actions that led to his ban. He denies any claims that he teamed, and that the videos people posted about him and Waffles were lacking context.

He described his own strategies and how his approach to every game ⁠— scrims, public lobbies, or tournaments — for the last two months has revolved around the Rig.

“I’ve been landing here [at the Rig] and doing this exact loot path for two months, just scrimming,” he said. “I land the same building every game, do the same loot path, same rotations, every game. I scout for Tina, get the key card, and go to the Vault.”

He also defended the actions of Waffles. While the two are reportedly close friends and have duo’d in the Duos Cash Cup in the past, he described his strategy of hiding as “smart.”

“Waffles never once shoots at me or tries to push me or anything,” he said. “I would honestly play it like he’s playing. I would sit and farm, and wait until the person left the vault and left it looted because I know there’s going to be extra loot. This is a strat.”

“I don’t fight off spawn unless I fight for the keycard or if someone is in my way doing something. Literally every pro knows that it’s not smart to fight off spawn.”

He also pointed out that Waffles eventually changed his drop location once the Rig became too contested, instead dropping down more inland.

While Dubs has accepted the ban, he was disappointed with the decision. “I’m not trying to bash Epic or anything like that, it’s just frustrating.”

Dubs’ 30-day ban is shorter than the 60-day ban handed down to Bucke, Kreo, Keys, and Slackes for their teaming offences during the FNCS Duos event.

Dubs’ suspension will be lifted on June 3, unless Epic has a change of heart.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.