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Fortnite snow map & new buildings leaked for Christmas event

Published: 12/Dec/2019 9:48 Updated: 12/Dec/2019 13:21

by David Purcell


Interesting details for Fortnite Battle Royale’s Christmas plans have been leaked ahead of schedule, with some huge map changes coming soon. 

Last year, Epic Games treated players with a whole host of different challenges in the 14 Days of Fortnite event and while that hasn’t yet been confirmed for this year just yet, it’s now clear that the game will be hit by a festive update to mix things up pretty soon.

While the old map previously had a whole section dedicated to an ice biome, snow hasn’t fell on the island since the beginning of Chapter 2 – with some found on mountain tops – but it appears that a big freeze is on the way.

Epic GamesThe last time Fortnite’s map was completely covered with snow was back in Season 7.

Data miners HYPEX and xKleinMikex have been hard at work since downtime began for the 11.30 patch on December 12, trying to find new details regarding the long awaited Christmas event.

It has admittedly been a slow period for leakers over the last few weeks, but finally they appear to have hit the jackpot with a whole host of festive content being discovered.

One big change leaked, however, is a full snow map!

It’s unclear as to whether the snow map will be activated by the v11.30 update and impact the landscape immediately, or saved for another week, but we’ll no doubt find out more once the update has been rolled out and players jump off the Battle Bus to explore the changes.

Aside from that, HYPEX also tweeted out some brand new features that will also be added to the map in due course – including an ice hotel!

At the time of writing, Epic Games have not published any patch notes for the update and therefore it’s difficult to say what is included. The only way of finding out, really, is to take a look yourself.

In terms of potential changes, this big freeze could see much of the water on the map – which takes up a lot of space these days – freeze over and turn into ice.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

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

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


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.