Fortnite pro Tfue shows how to easily fly across the map using Pirate Cannons and Volcano Vents - Dexerto
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Fortnite pro Tfue shows how to easily fly across the map using Pirate Cannons and Volcano Vents

Published: 5/Mar/2019 0:12 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 0:31

by Albert Petrosyan

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The arrival of Season 8 in Fortnite Battle Royale has introduced a variety of new content, such as the Pirate Cannons and Volcano Vents, which can be used together to powerful effect. 

Found throughout the Fortnite map, Pirate Cannons are part vehicle part weapon, allowing players to shoot cannonballs or themselves across long distances.

Volcano Vents, which are concentrated in the area around the new volcano, are holes in the ground which expel hot air with force strong enough to propel vehicles and players who cross over them high into the air. 

Since the start of Season 8, players have figured out at there is a very powerful way to use Pirate Cannons and Volcano Vents in combination with each other, allowing for easy and fast travel across the map. 

Executing the trick is simple – first, you must find a Pirate Cannon and wheel it over a Volcano Vent, which will result in both you and the cannon being sprung high into the air. 

At this point, the nose of the cannon must be tilted slightly down and fired in the direction opposite of where you want to travel, which will push you and the cannon higher and towards the right direction.

After the cannon reloads, the process can be repeated until you crash back down or have arrived at your destination. A demonstration of how to do all this can be seen below, courtesy of Fortnite superstar Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney. 

As Tfue also shows above, if you are still not where you need to be on the map once you’ve landed from your Pirate Cannon flight, you still have the option of launching yourself from the cannon one more time to cover some more ground.

At the end of the day, a combination of the pushes from the Volcano Vent, cannonball fire, and self-launch should be enough to get you pretty much anywhere you want on the map. 

This method, for obvious reasons, provides a huge and powerful advantage to anyone who can execute it correctly, as it offers a very effective way to cover long distances in a short period of time. 

Its uses include but are not limited to: escaping from nearby enemies, getting into the next safe zone, and rotating efficiently during a scrim match 

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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.