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Fortnite’s Hand Cannon problem is forcing pros to play Apex Legends

Published: 6/Feb/2019 20:26 Updated: 6/Feb/2019 20:55

by David Purcell


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

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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. 

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RespawnApex Legends is quickly becoming one of Fortnite’s biggest competitors.

“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. 

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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. 

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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.