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First look at Batman x Fortnite crossover in-game

Published: 19/Sep/2019 19:57 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 20:32

by Eli Becht

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The first official in-game teaser confirmed the imminent arrival of a Batman crossover event in Fortnite.

Fortnite has yet another major crossover event coming to their game just before the close of Season X. 

Arguably DC Comics’ biggest name, Batman, is coming to the world of Fortnite and he’s bringing his gear and the whole city of Gotham with him as Tilted Town is set to transform. 

This will now be the second superhero crossover to come to Fortnite, joining Marvel’s The Avengers.

Epic GamesThe leaked loading screen for the Batman event.

If you head to Tilted Town you’ll notice the Rift Beacon is once again active, signifying another change is coming to the already transformed location.

Even if you didn’t already know about the numerous leaks surrounding the event, there’s one major hint that has already arrived and it’s the Batarang that’s stuck in the hay bale right next to the beacon.

Epic GamesA Batarang has appeared.

The crossover comes around the same time Batman Day occurs, which is on September 21. It’s the 80th anniversary of the Dark Knight so Fortnite is helping us celebrate the occasion.

Epic Games made the three Rocksteady developed Batman Arkham games along with three Lego Batman games all available for free on their storefront, so make sure you pick those up too.

Epic GamesStep aside, Thanos. Batman is coming to town.

There’s no set starting date for the Batman event to begin but we can definitely expect it at least in time for the new update.

Rift Beacons usually signify a change in location is near. Tilted Town will now undergo two major transformations in the same season, something that can’t be said for the other locations on the map.

Along with the new location, a few new weapons are arriving and perhaps even a Batman skin. It’ll remain to be seen if that really happens.

Look for event more hints to show up in the coming days as the event draws closer.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.

 

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.