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Fortnite building and glider strategy lets you easily kill enemies who build above you

Published: 6/Nov/2018 16:42 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 16:49

by Matt Porter

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A clever Fortnite fan has found a new way to kill enemies who build a ramp over your head when you enter into a build battle.

The technique, uploaded to Reddit by a user named ‘VanguardCR’, is extremely easy to perform, and doesn’t even require a lot of materials to do.

The strategy works best when an opposing player is building a ramp over your head, but could be used in other situations, depending on how close you are to an enemy who is trying to get the higher ground over you.

When an enemy builds a ramp over your head, you will need to build up so you are only one level below them, allowing you to place a structure on top of them – through their own ramp.

Then, simply place a pyramid piece on the top of their ramp, meaning they are no longer able to build past that point, and are essentially trapped on the ramp they were on.

All that’s left to do then is to use the new Glider re-deploy system to jump off of your ramp, and swing around onto theirs, landing behind them and giving you an easy elimination.

Fortnite fans who watched this technique are clearly impressed by it, claiming that it will be a new meta in the game, and something that players all over the map will soon start utilizing as a way to counter enemy builds.

The glider re-deploy portion of the strategy can still be used to jump around onto enemy builds when they have placed a floor to stop you from building the cone, but it does mean that your enemy won’t be trapped, and will still be able to build away and escape.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

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.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been 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.

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

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, 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 have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

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