Fortnite player hits insane mid-air golf shot off of the new Quadcrasher, and Epic Games comment - Dexerto
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Fortnite player hits insane mid-air golf shot off of the new Quadcrasher, and Epic Games comment

Published: 16/Oct/2018 22:02 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 22:43

by Albert Petrosyan

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It has been less than a day since the Quadcrasher vehicle was added to Fortnite Battle Royale, and players are already using it to make highlight plays.

The new Quadcrasher has a built-in boost feature, which allows players to thrust it forward while in mid-air. There is even an on-screen counter that displays how long a player is able to keep the vehicle in the air before landing. 

Using this boost ability, Reddit user ‘iBolts‘ was able to nail an incredible golf shot while flying the Quadcrasher through the air at high speed.

Once he was able to get the vehicle in the air using the power of one of the Ruins near Lazy Links, he then thrusted a few times, accumulating an astonishing airtime score of 414,900.

Mid-flight, the player then used the golf emote to attempt a shot at one of the nearby holes, which resulted in a spectacular effort. 

This whole trick was so well executed and impressive, that even ‘MrPopoTFS,’ an Epic Games community manager, had to comment.

“What an incredible shot combined with amazing airtime,” he wrote. Another user commented exactly what everyone was thinking when first watching this video: “The servers just put up less than an hour ago and you’re already hitting these with the Quadcrasher…”

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this whole sequence was the fact that the player pulled it off on console, and did not have the luxury of the pin-point accuracy that a mouse and keyboard can provide.

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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.