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Fortnite adds Close Encounters and Holiday Disco LTM for 14 Days of Fortnite Day 6

Published: 24/Dec/2018 16:00 Updated: 24/Dec/2018 16:05

by Calum Patterson

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It’s the sixth day of the 14 Days of Fortnite event, which means there is a new Limited Time Mode now active, with the classic ‘Close Encounters’ making a return.

On Day 5, Epic Games actually blessed players with two fresh LTM’s – Sniper Shootout and Disco Domination – but no such luck for Christmas eve.

Close Encounters is a fan favorite however, one of the very first LTM’s tested out in the early days of Fortnite Battle Royale, and Disco Domination also stays in rotation, so we’re not complaining.

Jetpacks make a return with Close Encounters.

The highlight feature of Close Encounters is of course the jetpacks, which make their return for the first time in months.

For weapon choices, you are limited to shotguns only, but the standard equipment and consumables are also available – and the new grappler is also in play.

Disco Domination has also been renamed to the ‘Holiday Disco LTM’.

Since there’s been a few days of old LTM’s being brought back, players are expecting a brand new LTM to drop on Christmas Day.

The full list of LTM’s expected in the 14 Days of Fortnite event was leaked prior to the event starting, including a number never seen before modes. One such mode was ‘One Shot’, which was a sniper only mode where players on have 50 health – and low gravity is enabled.

However, for Day 7 on December 25, it is expected that ‘Team Rumble’ (teams of 24) and Solid Gold will be the LTM’s in play.

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Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale

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Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

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Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.