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Another Fortnite hashtag trending as players demand return of popular feature

Published: 9/Sep/2019 22:46 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 0:21

by Brad Norton


In another public outcry to Epic Games, fans of Fortnite have created a trend on Twitter in hopes of seeing the old fan-favorite ‘siphon’ mechanic return to all modes.

Added to Fortnite in early 2019, first in a limited time mode then throughout all modes, siphon game players a combination of 50 health and shield points upon every successful elimination.

However, because it drastically changed the pace of the game and allowed players to be more aggressive, Epic removed the feature from casual modes, leaving it just for the competitive tournaments and Arena. 

At the time, this led to massively negative feedback from many in the community who wanted siphon back in casual play, but the developers held their ground until the demands faded away.

However, it appears that those demands are now back in full force, as n September 9, #BringSiphonBack was trending on Twitter, thanks in large part to a simple post from FaZe Clan member Sway, pleading the Fortnite community to “#BringSiphonBack get it trending.”

The post exploded within the Fortnite community, garnering over 1,500 retweets and 7,000 likes at the time of writing. 

Many other professional players and internet personalities, including the likes of KEEMSTAR, shared the post in agreement, hoping to see the regenerative feature back in the game soon to spice things up.

Epic GamesThe B.R.U.T.E mech has been a source of much controversy lately as well.

Aggressive metas tend to favor top players over the lesser-skilled, so it’s no surprise that those following Sway would support the notion. 

However, Epic have argued that “siphon increased engagement for the highest-skilled 10%, while the remaining 90% were more frustrated and played less.”

While various other hashtags have been popularized in the Fortnite realm previously, there’s no telling just how significant a factor it plays when it comes to the developers balancing the title. 

#RemovetheMech was arguably the largest online backlash to any addition in Fortnite, and yet the B.R.U.T.E mech remains to this day despite some recent nerfs.


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.