Epic Games are always being made aware of issues and bugs that appear in Fortnite, but many pro gamers have become increasingly frustrated that the Hand Cannon is still an active weapon - with some even threatening to boycott the game in favor of Apex Legends.
Many members of the game's competitive community have vented their anger about the weapon still not being sent to the vault, despite reports of it being incredibly overpowered.
Some well-known streamers have even threatened to quit Fortnite, as others are now streaming other video games on Twitch.
"No Fortnite until the Desert Eagle [Hand Cannon] is vaulted," TSM_HighDistortion tweeted, after sharing a link to his stream on February 6.
Interestingly, the streamer has decided to ditch Epic's game - perhaps just for the time being - for another popular battle royale game, Apex Legends.
The game, which is published by Electronic Arts and developer by Titanfall's Respawn team, was released on February and is already being seen as potential competition for Fortnite. Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem and Dr Disrespect are already teasing an upcoming tournament for the game.
No FN till deagle is vaulted https://t.co/HgxXrMqjDb— TSM HighDistortion (@HighDistortion) February 6, 2019
HighDistortion is not the only pro player complaining about the Hand Cannon, though, several big names from the competitive community have also seemingly become tired of its issues.
To the fortnite peeps not invited to secret skirmish, go enjoy the fuck out of some other video games until we know our next tourney.— CLG Wish (@WishYaLuckk) February 6, 2019
Grinding the heaping pile of deagle and planes is a no no. You’ll go insane. 👌🏽
Fortnite is so boring lmfao. It's not even a battle royale. It's a "get wall replaced by my deagle or get rammed by my plane" simulator. THATS IT. EVERY GAME.— Vivid (@VividFN) February 6, 2019
Put the deagle in the fucking trashcan.— 100T Parallax (@100T_Parallax) February 6, 2019
Deagle + Rocket late game is easy W.
Just a reminder to all of you that planes and deagles are still in the game.— FaZe Thiefs (@Thiefs) February 6, 2019
That is all.
Whether or not more pro Fortnite players and streamers will ditch the game for Apex Legends remains to be seen, but it's clear that a section of the game's competitive community have become tired with some elements of its Battle Royale mode.