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Fortnite: How to use new Presents to easily bait and trap enemy players

Published: 24/Dec/2018 23:17 Updated: 24/Dec/2018 23:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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The new Presents in Fortnite Battle Royale are being used by players as a clever way to trap and eliminated enemies in-game.

Presents act very similarly to the Port-A-Fort in that they are an item you hold in your inventory that can be thrown to instantly spawn a large cube-shaped present which holds loot inside.

However, players are also finding the new items to be an effective option during engagements with opponents, particularly in close quarter fights. 

In a video he posted online, Reddit user ‘TheFortScientist’ explains how Presents can be used against enemy players, a process which would also require the player to have traps in their inventory.

First, the player must get close to an enemy and then throw the Present to spawn the cube in such a way that the two players are immediately inside the enclosure rather than on the outside.

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As soon as the Present spawns, and the two players are both inside the box, the attacking player must then immediately place the traps in his inventory onto the inner walls so that they all face and converge upon the middle of the enclosure.

Of course, the presence of the enemy play will spring the traps, causing critical damage and eventually knocking down/eliminating the opponent. 

There are several key details to note about this process. First, the more traps that can be used the better the chances for the enemy to be struck by at least one, and it’s important that at least two traps are used adjacent to each other.

Secondly, the walls of the Present come default with 450 points of health, which means that it would take at least four direct hits with a pickaxe to destroy a wall.

This is important because it’s what separates the Present trap method from the regular box trap because the player-built walls of the box can be destroyed with just two swings of the pickaxe, allowing the player to potentially escape before being eliminated by the traps. 

Also, the sudden presence of the Present will distract the opponent for at least a split-second, which is more than enough time to bamboozle them with a quick placement of traps.

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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.