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Fortnite World Record for Duo vs Squads beaten after only two days

Published: 23/Feb/2019 17:17 Updated: 23/Feb/2019 17:44

by Calum Patterson

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On February 19, the PC world record for Duo vs Squads on Fortnite was set at 51, but only days later, it has already been beaten – by an Italian duo.

FaZe Clan’s Thief and partner Webs previously held the record with a whopping 50 kills, but this was overtaken by ‘Inspyre’ and ‘Thresh’ on February 19, with a 51.

Incredibly, the previous record of 48 had stood for almost an entire year – and it’s now been broken three times in only a matter of weeks, as Italian players Pityth and Kygozz have extended the record to 52.

The Duo vs Squads record has been beaten three times in February 2019 alone.

Perhaps it is something in the meta allowing these records to be beaten, or maybe an influx of new players who are easier to take out (Fortnite recently hit a record peak of 7.2 million concurrent players in February).

Whatever is causing these records to be beaten consistently, almost on a weekly basis, it’s good to see that even after almost a year and a half since release, Fortnite Battle Royale players are still striving for new challenges.

You can watch the incredible 52 kill duo vs squads game from Pityth and Kygozz below, as they take out over half of the lobby.

As incredible as this gameplay is, there’s a good chance this record won’t stand for long, as more and more players are attempting to get their name on the list

You can view the full list of updated world records in Fortnite Battle Royale here.

If you think you have a record breaking gameplay in Fortnite or Apex Legends, and can provide evidence, let us know @Dexerto on Twitter.

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.