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Fortnite fan creates incredibly realistic trailer for Season 7 [UPDATE]

Published: 2/Dec/2018 18:26 Updated: 2/Dec/2018 23:31

by Connor Bennett

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UPDATE – December 2, 2018 

Epic Games Community Coordinator Sean Hamilton has confirmed that this “leaked” trailer is indeed a fake.


Fortnite fans who are gearing up for the beginning of Season 7 are searching for any leaks of what is to come – regularly falling for fake videos and screenshots.

As the hype for Fortnite Season 7 continues to build up, so do the fake leaks of the skins, loading screens and trailers for what is about to come.

In a video posted to Reddit, the supposed trailer shows characters on the island before switching to showing a portal being summoned in the sky by two-Wizard like players.

Other players around them jump in shock, looking skywards to see what just might come out of these portals. However, their shock turns into surprise as snow begins to fall. The addition of snow is easy as the new season has been built around the winter theme – with the battle pass ending in December and the start of the Winter Royale Tournament.

While the video looks real enough, there’s much speculation that it’s actually just a well-done fake. 

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There is likely to be some sort of snow storm that hits the current map in Season 7. However, fans who have bought into this particular leak will be disappointed to know that Epic Games don’t usually include these trailers in the game until the day of the update’s release.

Further, this ‘leak’ does not contain the Iceberg that has been slowly inching inland towards the Fortnite map. Eagle-eyed fans who have been monitoring the Iceberg’s progress noted that a castle structure could be seen peering out. Lights have now switched on, showing that the building is occupied, which has only added to the excitement.

The current Battle Pass runs out on December 5, which means the newest season won’t be too far behind.  

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

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

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

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

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 simply joked about the incident.

 

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.

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