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Fortnite pro quits after accusing Epic Games of sabotaging a player at major event

Published: 29/Jun/2019 13:25 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 14:46

by Daniel Cleary


Former Fortnite pro Myles ‘Gorilla’ Cayenne accused Epic Games employees of unfairly removing a player from PAX West 2018, in a new video announcing his retirement from competing.

Epic Games have received backlash in the past for their Summer Skirmish Tournament at PAX WEST 2018, where they forced every player to use the same peripherals at the event, but new claims indicate that the event may have had even more problems.

Former pro player, Gorilla, detailed all his complaints with the current state of Fortnite’s competitive scene in his latest YouTube video after deciding he would not return to competition, and also claimed that Epic Games had unfairly removed a player from an event mid-game.

Epic Games / TwitchMorgausseTV took the win in the Summer Skirmish Finals event at PAX West 2018.

Gorilla claims that Epic refused to respond to concerns about the security of the Summer Skirmish event, which was only two weeks after the tragic incident at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, saying, “We were worried man, we were honestly worried, we were getting no response.”

The former Team Envy star explained how one of his fellow pro players called Epic Games employees out publicly for the lack of communication, saying, “He decided to tweet some people […] he was like look you gotta get this shit addressed, we’re all worried, and he made it public.”

At the tournament, Gorilla detailed the alleged incident with the pro player, who was competing in the qualifiers, claiming that one of the Epic employees who he had called out had told security that the player was breaking stuff and screaming at people.

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“He’s getting pointed at while he’s in the middle of his game trying to win” Gorilla explained, claiming that the player was likely to qualify before the employee got involved, “They were mad they got called out on Twitter for being ignorant.”

The pro player was apparently removed from the game to get the situation resolved by looking at the webcam footage, although the games continued in his absence, ruining his chances of making it into the final.

Gorilla decided not to name the professional player who was involved in the incident but cited the event as one of his many reasons for stepping away from competing in Fortnite Battle Royale, despite finishing 15th in the finals ahead of the likes of NICKMERCS and Ceice.


Where to visit houses in Slurpy Swamp for Fortnite Week 7 challenge

Published: 15/Jan/2021 10:18

by Daniel Megarry


To complete Fortnite Season 5’s Week 7 challenges, you’ll need to visit houses at Slurpy Swamp in one single match. Here’s where to find them with a handy locations map.

Another week of Fortnite action means another set of weekly challenges for players to complete. Following the recent v15.20 update, players will no doubt be looking for more ways to collect XP and level up their Battle Pass.

As well as quests to destroy Slurp Barrels and collect books at Holly Hedges & Sweaty Sands, Week 7 features a location-based challenge that requires players to ‘Visit Houses in Slurpy Swamp in One Match’.

This challenge might sound pretty self-explanatory at first glance, but if you don’t know where you’re looking, it can actually be quite confusing. Fortunately, we’ve got a handy guide and map for you below.

Slurpy Swamp house locations in Fortnite

Fortnite Slurpy Swamp Houses
Epic Games
There are several houses to find just south of Slurpy Swamp.

The most important thing to point out here is that there aren’t actually any houses in the main section of the Slurpy Swamp point of interest. This is probably why players have been getting confused about how to complete the challenge.

You’ll need to visit three houses in total to complete this challenge, and you need to visit all of them in one single match. To do this, you’ll have to venture west of the main factory area and enter the swamp itself.

We’ve found six houses that you can visit here, and marked them on the map below. Some of them look rather derelect, so it’s easy to mistake them for being unimportant structures.

Fortnite Slurpy Swamp Houses Map
Epic Games
House locations in Slurpy Swamp on the Fortnite map.

Simply step inside three of the houses and you’ll tick off the challenge, earning yourself 20,000 XP in the process.

You’ll want to land nearby and complete this challenge rather quickly, as it’s right at the edge of the map. If the circle ends up shrinking towards the opposite side of The Island, you’ll have to race to avoid getting eliminated by the Storm.

Fun fact: This swamp is full of Slurp juice that’s leaked out of the nearby factory, which means you’ll slowly heal the longer you stand in it. This could be a good location to complete this week’s ‘Gain Max Shields in a Single Match’ challenge.

Looking to earn even more XP before the week is over? Check out our complete Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 Challenges guide.