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Fortnite lightsabers are so broken players want them removed

Published: 3/Jan/2020 16:42

by David Purcell


Epic Games have added many weapons to Fortnite that could be described as overpowered, or in need of a nerf, but players are now calling for Star Wars lightsabers to be completely removed. 

The battle royale game has been the host of several interesting crossovers since it was first released in September 2017, including Marvel’s Avengers, Batman, and many more – adding a number of themed weapons to the game in the process.

One of the biggest introductions to the game since the beginning of Chapter 2, however, has been lightsabers and the popular weapons from LucasFilm’s world-renowned franchise have certainly shaken up the free-to-play title.

Epic GamesSome Fortnite players are getting tired of seeing lightsaber issues in-game.

As seen in a video from Reddit user TowelieCR, posted to the Fortnite subreddit, players using the sabers can often teleport to different positions mid-fight. The Redditor isn’t the only one that’s “losing patience” with the issues, either, as a number of other players called for their removal.

For example, one wrote: “This crap is totally game-breaking, and it happens to me just about every single time I even see someone with a lightsaber. Why are they still even in the game at all, much less with these problems attached?”

Clearly, this isn’t an ideal situation for anybody using one – first and foremost – and maybe even worse for opponents approaching those using the weapons. Just like it did in this short clip, the glitch can cost people matches.

I’m losing patience, it’s the second time this happened in two days. from FortNiteBR

They were first made available at the end of the Star Wars event at Risky Reels, and now some members of the community are now calling for them to head to the vault after a glitch has completely ruined them.

If you take a look inside the vault already, you will find the likes of the Infinity Blade, Grappler, and many more weapons that were eventually deemed unfit for purpose in Fortnite.

Whether or not lightsabers will suffer a similar fate and be locked away ahead of schedule remains to be seen, although there’s certainly a demand for that course of action. The Star Wars crossover is set to end, regardless, on January 7.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.