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Reboot Van coming to Fortnite in v8.30 update – how it works

Published: 5/Apr/2019 18:13 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 18:19

by Eli Becht

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Numerous leaks in Fortnite have pointed to the release of Reboot Vans but Epic Games finally confirmed they are coming in update v8.30.

In true Fortnite fashion, a game-changing update is set to debut right before the start of a major in-game tournament. This tournament in question is, of course, the Fortnite World Cup.

Players have been reporting Respawn Vans popping up around the world but Epic Games have remained tight-lipped about this addition.

When will Respawn Vans be added to Fortnite?

Epic Games confirmed the Respawn Van will be coming into the game with the v8.30 update and released a short video detailing how they will work.

If you’re a player of Apex Legends, another battle royale with a respawn mechanic, then all of this will sound very similar to you.

Twitter - @FortToryRespawn Vans are finally on the way.

How does the Respawn Van work in Fortnite?

The vans will allow members of a squad to revive an eliminated teammate and allow them to get back into the action instead of having to spectate for the duration of a map.

This will be especially helpful for players who go out early and have to watch the remainder of their team player for upwards of 20 minutes.

As reported earlier, the Reboot Van will require a Reboot Card, which is dropped by an eliminated player, to use. Using the van will set off a beacon that can be seen by other players in the game so the respawn might be contested if you are spotted.

Players will respawn in straight on top of the van instead of being delivered by a plane like in Apex Legends. Players will spawn in with no items so it will be important to deliver them some loot.

Once the van is used it will become unavailable for use by other players so that’s definitely something to keep in mind. The update is expected to go live on Tuesday, April 9 or Wednesday, April 10.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.