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Fortnite players want to see one major change made to the X-4 Stormwing plane

Published: 7/Dec/2018 16:05 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 16:07

by Ross Deason


The addition of the X-4 Stormwing plane to Fortnite Battle Royale is an exciting one, but some players are already beginning to ask for some major changes to the way that the vehicle works.

The Stormwing was added to the game as a part of the massive v7.00 update on December 6 that marked the start of Season 7 and aerial vehicle is already providing some exciting gameplay.

However, one major complaint from casual and competitive fans alike is that there is currently no penalty for being inside the plane when it explodes – meaning that there are very risks to using it.

“I don’t know about you guys, but I hate when people fly planes and I shoot them out and they just glide down without any damage,” said ‘nkrog21’ on Reddit. “I think they should be able to still glide down, but maybe take 50 damage for being in the plane as it blows up? What do you guys think?”

Another user, ‘Undeity’, suggested that the destruction of the plane should be turned into a proper explosion that kills anyone affected – opening up the possibility for kamikaze tactics!

The X-4 Stormwing is just one of many new additions to Fortnite for Season 7.

Nicholas ‘Zoof’ Zufan, a professional player for Cloud9, echoed the sentiments of nkrog21 in a separate Reddit thread, saying: “Planes are obviously very good for rotations and I feel so far they are free rotations. Would it be a bad idea to take some damage if you’re inside a plane when it breaks? I personally think there needs to be some risk when using one to rotate.”

In response, ‘zieberry’ suggested a simple but effective answer to all the complaints: “There should be an explosion when it breaks that does ~50 damage to everyone on board.”

It will be interesting to see whether Epic Games decide to act upon any of the initial feedback about the Stormwing or wait until it has been in the game a while longer before making any changes.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.