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Fortnite Making Major Changes To Thanos Limted Time Mode in Fortnite: Battle Royale

Published: 8/May/2018 15:01 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:57

by DG Goldstein

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Haven’t had a chance to play as Thanos in the new Fortnite X Avengers Infinity War Limited Time Mode? Epic Games are set to make changes to the mode.

Since its original announcement, the ‘Fortnite X Avengers Infinity War’ Limited Time mode has made waves throughout the gaming community, with many regarding it as one of the largest entertainment partnerships in recent memory.

The mode drops 100 players onto the map in typical Fortnite fashion, however, an ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ will randomly spawn somewhere on the map which allows the user to have a collection of powerful abilities while turning into ‘Thanos,’ the main villain from ‘Infinity War.’

Although initial feedback has been positive following the launch of the LTM, some fans have expressed concern that being able to obtain the Infinity Gauntlet may be too difficult, and that changes should potentially be made.

Just hours after its release, Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite: Battle Royale, released a statement on Twitter mentioning how they have been listening to community feedback and are looking to make a few adjustments so ‘more players have the chance to wield the Infinity Gauntlet.’

As of writing, it is unknown how Epic Games plan on allowing more players to obtain the Infinity Gauntlet, or how long the LTM will last in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

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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.