Fortnite Map Changes: Doggus robot looks ready for battle after v9.40 update, Volcano is disappearing - Dexerto
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Fortnite Map Changes: Doggus robot looks ready for battle after v9.40 update, Volcano is disappearing

Published: 17/Jul/2019 11:56 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 12:49

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale players will be shocked to see the drastic new changes to the Doggus robot at Pressure Plant, as it now looks fully operational and ready for battle. 

Season 9 has been largely shaped around an underlying storyline of a huge monster that used to lurk underneath the Polar Peak location, but eventually escaped and started to destroy parts of the map. 

As the updates have continually been added during the season, fans have noticed that the island appears to be creating its own defence mechanism to protect itself, should the Cattus monster choose to attack again. 

Epic GamesFortnite players have seen the destruction of the Cattus monster, but not yet what it looks like.

After being spotted on the coast of the island for the first time in weeks on July 16, the development of a huge robot at Pressure Plant has been turned up a notch, with even drones helping bring it together, piece by piece. 

In fact, a huge timer has even appeared in Fortnite which, many would assume, will be counting down towards a the start of the Doggus vs. Cattus event – a battle between machine and beast. 

Now, with so much speculation slating the two behemoths for a monumental clash to kick off Season 10, the robot not only has its arms, legs and torso in place, but following the v9.40 content update a head has also been added. Finally we can see what’s waiting for the monster, should it ever return.

@takecontrolzCattus vs Doggus: Finally we know what the final version of the Fortnite robot looks like!

The design of its arms differ from one another, with the right side seemingly taking inspiration from a dinosaur or dragon of some sort. In general, it’s starting to look more like a giant toy robot built with whatever pieces the island can find. 

@takecontrolzYou wouldn’t want to get hit by this big arm in Fortnite.

Fortnite V9.40 map changes 

This isn’t the only change, however, but it’s certainly what fans want to see. Aside from that, there have also been a number of other tweaks to the Fortnite map that are worth noting. 

Volcano

Well, calling it a volcano these days is pretty outdated. It might have been home to pools of molten lava in Season 8 and even Season 9 for some parts, but it has all been grassed over with the new patch. 

Screengrab Xbox OneGrass is starting to grow right up the sides of the Fortnite volcano.

As the map shows below, there’s still some lava at the front of what used to be the volcano’s opening, but how long that will stay in place remains to be seen. 

Screengrab Xbox OneThis is how Pressure Plant now looks on the Fortnite map, following the v9.40 content update.
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This article will be updated with even more changes in due course. Until then, stick with Dexerto for all of the biggest Fortnite stories as we approach the climax of Season 9. 

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

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

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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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.

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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.