Ridiculous Fortnite Boom Bow tactic might actually be the new meta - Dexerto

Ridiculous Fortnite Boom Bow tactic might actually be the new meta

Published: 8/Apr/2019 9:17 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 9:28

by Connor Bennett


One Fortnite player may have just come up with an ingenious way to change the game’s current meta – and no, it doesn’t include the use of The Baller vehicle.

What is the Fortnite meta?

The Fortnite meta, or the most effective tactics available to a player, changes from season-to-season depending on a multitude of factors – be it new in-game weapons and items, or changes to the game’s building mechanics.

Yet, one fan may have found the best way to secure victory royales in Season 8 by combining the need to take the high ground advantage over opponents and one of the newest weapons – the Boom Bow.

Epic GamesThe Boom Bow is a difficult weapon to master but it pays off pretty well.

What is this new strategy?

In a video posted to the Fortnite Competitive subreddit, user imcharliedw, showed off their idea in one of the game’s compact and moving final circles – inflating the maximum three balloons and hurtling themselves skywards.

Once up in the clouds, the player had a full lay of the land below, even if enemies were doing their best to build structures. With a wide view of everything, the player quickly begun raining down shots with their Boom Bow – eliminating a ton of enemies on their way to securing a Victory Royale.

Throughout, imcharliedw maintained the high ground advantage, even as enemy players rifted to try and land above them. That, however, didn’t work and only gave the player an even clearer view of the final circle.

Was trolling because I was shambles but actually found the new meta from r/FortniteCompetitive

Are balloons actually useful in Fortnite?

Players using balloons to give themselves a height advantage over others isn’t a new thing – it’s an idea that’s been used since the item was introduced into the game back in the v6.21 patch of 2018.

Yet, combining it with the highly explosive Boom Bow might just be a game changer in the moving and tight circles towards the end of matches. However, while the video may show that players can look like Robin Hood or Deadeye, you’ll have to be wary of enemies doing their best to pop the balloons.

Falling to your elimination from a great height, especially at such a late stage, always seems to leave a sour taste.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.