Fortnite streamer CouRage's insane triple-kill shows just how powerful the Hand Cannon can be - Dexerto

Fortnite streamer CouRage’s insane triple-kill shows just how powerful the Hand Cannon can be

Published: 30/Nov/2018 3:18 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 3:20

by Albert Petrosyan


It’s no secret that the Hand Cannon, when used properly and with good aim, is one of the most powerful weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale. 

But just how powerful is it? Because it’s not commonly seen in most players’ preferred inventories, the potential for the weapon is often never truly understood.

One player who is very confident in the Hand Cannon and its power is popular Twitch streamer Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop.

Playing a Squads match during one of his live-streams, CouRage went on an impressive sequence of eliminations while playing with a team that also featured Ninja, FaZe Clan’s Cloak, and Team Liquid’s Chap.

Coming up against a team of three enemy players, the streamer pulled out the purple Epic version of the Hand Cannon and put on a show.

It’s hard to put a finger on what is more remarkable about that clip – the fact that CouRage only needed three shots to eliminate the three opponents, or that he got the last elimination on target that was falling quickly through the air.

Regardless, one thing that is clear is the fact that the Hand Cannon can be a very deadly option, and as CouRage displayed in that triple-kill, it can be used to easily mow down enemy players from medium to long range.

The weapon comes in two rarities – Epic and Legendary – both of which have 75+ base damage, 150+ structure damage, 2.1- reload speed, and a 0.8 fire rate.

Both the Epic and Legendary rarities of the Hand Cannon can be powerful options if used correctly.

However. the Hand Cannon may not be the best choice for every player; just as with Sniper Rifles and other longer ranged weapons, using it effectively requires good aim and a strong understanding of how bullets travel in Fortnite.

But players who have mastered those aspects of the game are sure to find that the Hand Cannon is an option worth going with every time. 


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were 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.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

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 simply joked about the incident.


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.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.