FaZe EwOk roasts Epic Games again after BRUTE mech removal in Fortnite - Dexerto

FaZe EwOk roasts Epic Games again after BRUTE mech removal in Fortnite

Published: 31/Aug/2019 13:35 Updated: 31/Aug/2019 14:05

by Joe Craven


Professional Fortnite player for FaZe Clan, Soleil ‘EwOk’ Wheeler, has roasted developers Epic Games (again), following the temporary removal of the BRUTE Mech robot from the game. 

BRUTEs were added to Fortnite with the start of Season X, but have been a constant source of controversy. Despite their eventual nerf, many players maintain that they should be completely removed from the game. 

On August 30, Epic announced that BRUTEs had been temporarily removed due to an issue with their stomp mechanic. While we will almost certainly see them return once the issue is resolved, many fans took the opportunity to state that they should be permanently removed.

Epic GamesThe BRUTEs have been nerfed, but to some it’s still not enough.

One prominent member of the Fortnite community who has hit out at Epic over the BRUTEs in the past is FaZe Clan’s EwOk, who became the org’s first female member back in July. She has also inspired many by being a professional player, despite being deaf. 

In response to the announcement of the BRUTEs temporary removal, EwOk responded that “Great, now Mechs isn’t (aren’t) the only one that’s disabled.” 

Fans have commended EwOk in the past for her strong criticism of Epic Games, and were quick to do so again. 

While community complaints have certainly died down since the BRUTEs were nerfed, many people argue that they simply should not be in the game as a result of the boost they hand less-skilled players. 

EwOk previously mocked Epic by asking them to “do something I haven’t been able to do since birth. Listen.”

She was one of many who voiced a desire for the robots to be nerfed, but shows she still has opinions on their place in Fortnite. 

EwOk continues to be an inspiration in the gaming community thanks to her impressive gaming abilities and her refusal to let a disability hold her back. We can expect to see far more of her in the near future. 


SypherPK finds his own secret easter egg in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 3/Dec/2020 5:24

by Brad Norton


Fortnite sensation SypherPK made a public request a few weeks back and Epic Games seem to have heard him loud and clear as the content creator was stunned by his very own secret easter egg in Season 5.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, SypherPK has millions of fans that listen to his every word. As it turns out, a few developers are among those avid viewers. A request made on November 2 has finally made an impact, thanks to those at Epic Games who tuned into his video.

Members of his community were pleading for SypherPK to receive his own in-game reference. Whether it’s a small poster somewhere on the map, or even an entire Point of Interest referring back to his name. However, the YouTuber had something else in mind.

“We need something that’s very simple,” he said. “We want to add a book to Fortnite. A ‘How to Win’ book,” based on one of his most popular series. Well with the arrival of a brand new season, SypherPK’s wish has come true.

“They actually did it,” he shared on December 2. One of the first things he did in Season 5 was check the weather station. Even to his surprise, the developers had listened to his request and actually followed through.

“This is my creation,” he said in shock upon discovering a vibrant red book exactly where he requested one to be. While it doesn’t reference the ‘How to Win’ series in any way, Sypher was overjoyed at the fact his community had “added something to the game.”

There’s now a physical item in-game thanks to a video he made back in November. Not only that, but the book has been special in a few ways. For starters, physics are applied to the object, so it properly bounces around and moves as you’d expect it to. The book is also invincible, meaning players can’t go about destroying Sypher’s unique creation.

It’s one of the more subtle easter eggs in Fortnite. If you weren’t an active fan of Sypher before Season 5, you wouldn’t be aware of this secret at all. But for those in the know, it’s a special little reference just for his community.

Obviously, the easter egg has no real influence on the game, so don’t track it down expecting some kind of buff or secret item to come along with it. But it’s clearly a sign that developers are always keeping tabs on the biggest content creators.

We’ve seen Icon Series skins and now subtle easter eggs. Who knows what we’ll be seeing next.