As the world’s winningest Fortnite player, Tfue was expected to breeze through qualification in the Winter Royale, a $1 million open tournament, but his attempts on the first day were marred by a hacker.
Before the Winter Royale began, some players voiced concern about having an open tournament with such a huge prize pool played online, where hackers and cheats could prosper.
There was also the risk that players would try to race to earn as many points as possible by deliberately being eliminated or leaving early once they had a few kills, rather than play matches out to the end.
Hackers did indeed show up, even taking out FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney while he streamed to tens of thousands of viewers, and ruining an otherwise good game for Tfue’s qualification hopes.
After being eliminated by the player in question, Tfue’s suspicions were raised, so he headed to the replay mode in Fortnite to confirm his doubts about the player.
He watches in almost expectant disappointment as the player locks onto opponents through cover, pinpointing them through the long grass where they remained concealed.
And Tfue’s frustrations didn’t end there, as later in his session he was taken out by what was almost certainly a ‘stream sniper’, “I don’t know what to do man, I’m being killed by stream snipers and hackers, that’s literally it.”
Viewers suggested that he attempt qualification the next day but off stream, to avoid people hunting him down in game, by watching his POV on Twitch.
Tfue was the most watched Fortnite stream on Twitch on November 24 (with top streamer Ninja playing his qualification matches off stream), so this issue of hacking will no doubt have been brought to Epic Games’ attention.
Fortnite developers Epic Games have now confirmed the next Chapter 2 Season 2 update, patch v14.40 — the spookiest of the season — is on its way. Here’s all the early patch notes, downtime details, and more for the Oct. 21 update.
It’s late October, and that can only mean one thing in Fortnite: the ghoulish Fortnitemares annual event is back! This Halloween-themed patch will bring everything from Fortnite’s old spooky enemies, Husks, as well as a mysterious resurrection.
We’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s coming in the terrifying Halloween patch update on Oct. 21 too; here’s everything we know about patch v.14.40 so far — starting with all the details on Fortnite’s impending update downtime.
When is the Fortnite v14.40 patch coming?
Epic Games has officially locked in the v14.40 update for Wednesday, October 21. Downtime is expected to begin at 4am ET (8am UTC, 9am BST, 6pm AEST).
Expect a lengthy downtime for the v14.40 patch. Fortnite matchmaking will be disabled 20-25 minutes before the Halloween update.
Also, be warned, the patch size on PC will be “much larger than normal.” Epic has confirmed the update will clock in at around 27GB but once the patch has gone live it should “massively reduce” the size of the game on your hard drive.
There’s also a chance Midas returns to the Authority as a ghost after his failed test with the Device, so that could be one thing found when patch v14.40 goes live.
The Fortnitemares Halloween event usually runs in the last week of October, so patch v14.40 is right on schedule.
Speaking of Midas’ return, the theme of this Halloween patch has already been leaked, and it’s all based around the former Fortnite villain coming back with a vengeance.
According to the datamined leaks, Midas will once again take over the Authority in v14.40, and this time he’ll have spooky Ghost Henchman at his side. He’ll also trade out his iconic Drum Gun for a Gold Scar, just to change things up a little.
Midas was never going to be gone from Fortnite forever.
Husks return in Halloween update
Fortnitemares 2020 is also set to bring back Zombie Husks. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Husks are another iconic part of any Halloween update in Epic’s battle royale.
Whether you’re a fan or not, the Husks will be returning too; Fortnite dataminer @Mang0e_ discovered updated versions of the Husk spawner files. Whenever those get a makeover, the lumbering zombies they spawn aren’t too far behind.
In Fortnitemares past, these cubes spawned all over the map.
The final pre-patch v14.40 leaks pointed to new Halloween items and consumables being added to the game when Fortnitemares goes live on Oct. 21.
Multiple dataminers, including Hypex and Tabor Hill, discovered mention of new rideable Broomsticks. These new items, marked “wbroom” in the Fortnite code, should work similarly to Silver Surfer’s Surfboard, or the Glider Re-Deploy.
As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will likely include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including the issues with Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb.
Here is the full list of bug changes potentially set for v14.40:
Honey Hitters Pickaxe disabled.
Cozy Chomps and Ravage Outfits appearing as Ramirez.
TWIP! Legacy not being awarded.
Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.
Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.
Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative.
Vehicle buttons missing.
Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.
So, there you have it! That’s our early patch notes with expected changes and fixes coming in Fortnite’s v14.40 update patch. Once the official details are released and added to the game, we’ll be the first to let you know.