Fortnite's Flint-Knock Pistol looks insane from first footage - Dexerto
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Fortnite’s Flint-Knock Pistol looks insane from first footage

Published: 20/Mar/2019 12:44 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 12:52

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have introduced some interesting features to Fortnite in Season 8 so far, but first footage of the Flint-Knock Pistol shows it might be one of the most powerful weapons added yet. 

Long-term fans of the game will notice that the new handgun, which was added to the game’s battle royale mode with the v8.11 content update, looks very similar to the previously removed Revolver, but with a pirate feel to it. 

However, based on the footage that we have so far of the pistol in action, it looks a lot powerful than its vaulted predecessor. 

Epic Games told us that the Flint-Knock Pistol had a bit of a ‘kick’ to it.

Epic Games themselves were the first to release a video of the new Flint-Knock Pistol. The developer posted a clip of it in action on the official Fortnite Twitter account, as well as the v8.11 patch notes. 

Jumping high on top of a building at Tilted Towers before picking up a kill, the video below appears to show the player surging backwards after the elimination. This is perhaps what Epic was hinting at when they wrote that the weapon had “a kick to it” in its official description. 

That isn’t all that we’ve seen from the pistol so far, though, as many fans followed suit and posted game clips of their experiences with the weapon to Twitter. 

This next clip shows how the actual ‘knock back’ from the pistol could be used effectively to move around as well, especially in gunfights. 

Whether or not this weapon will be the next popular pistol in Fortnite Battle Royale is unclear, but based on leaked stats for the Flint-Knock Pistol it certainly looks like it’s worth a try. 

Hopefully you don’t get knocked by it too much, anyway. 

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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.

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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.