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Fortnite Duos PC world record for kills destroyed again, this time in Arena mode – June 2019

Published: 24/Jun/2019 23:57 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 0:39

by Albert Petrosyan

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Two competitive Fortnite Battle Royale players have broken the world record for eliminations in a Duos match on PC.

‘Slastt’ of Team Synergy and 13-year-old free-agent ‘spook’ set the new record on June 23, just a mere nine days after the previous record had been set. 

They managed to put together a masterful 55 kill performance, eclipsing the previous record of 51 kills by a significant margin.

In the match, Slastt managed to get 28 total eliminations, including the one that clinched them the Victory Royale, while his teammate, whose in-game name is Zitrn, got 27. 

Both players managed to stay alive until the end of the match, which likely played a large role in them managing to pencil their names into Fortnite history. 

Epic GamesThe new Duos record was set in Arena mode, Fortnite’s ranked mode that’s known to attract competitive players.

Aside from the duo being able to secure the Victory Royale in addition to setting the new record, what made this achievement that much more impressive was the fact that they did in Arena mode.

Being that Arena is Fortnite’s ranked mode, it usually attracts a lot more of the talented competitive players, with casual players of lesser skill often opting to play in the core default playlists.

The match alone gave them 63 points in Arena, raising their total from 49 points at the start of the match to a whopping 112, although it’s clear that both of these players are good enough to eventually gain much more than that. 

You can check out the video footage of their full match below, cut to show every single elimination from both players’ screens. 

The previous record of 51 eliminations was set on June 14, and even that had come barely a month after the 48-kill record before it, which was set during May.

However, both of those matches were played in the regular modes and not Arena, so there are certainly circumstances that make the current record different from the previous two.

The 55-kill performance also currently stands as the most in a Duos match across all platforms, since the highest ever eliminations total on console is 46, set by popular streamer NICKMERCS and his Duo Nio back on January 30, 2018.

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.