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Fortnite’s Rift in the Sky Continues to Shrink After V5.3.0 Update

Published: 23/Aug/2018 15:25 Updated: 23/Aug/2018 15:35

by DG Goldstein


The infamous ‘Rift’ above the Fortnite: Battle Royale map continues to shrink in size.

Ever since the beginning of Season 5 introduced the massive rift, Epic Games has made adjustments to its prominence in the sky over the course of multiple weeks.

With the implementation of the V5.3.0 patch on August 23, players noticed that the Rift is now a fraction of its former size and may reportedly close-up entirely in the future.

The adjustment can be viewed below via /u/carrareddit from the FortniteBR subreddit.


Some community members believe that the Rift shrinkage could be tied to the ‘Cube’ in-game event which was found via dataminers after the V5.3.0 patch and may feature some sort of rocket launch.

Recent leaks have suggested that Season 5 will now conclude on October 2, rather than its original end-date of September 25. Although, it should be noted that this has yet to be confirmed by Epic Games.

Epic Games has become known for their theatrics when it comes to ending a Fortnite Season, meaning that fans and players will likely need to wait and see what they have in store.

More information on the V5.3.0 update in Fortnite: Battle Royale including new additions, patch notes, and much more can be found right here.


Tfue finally reveals why he quit Fortnite after 2 years of “crankin 90s”

Published: 28/Oct/2020 22:50

by Alan Bernal


One of the biggest Fortnite streamers ever, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, revealed why he quit the game that amassed him millions of followers and a lucrative streaming career.

Since Fortnite’s battle royale component was released, the 22-year-old has been one of the most consistent content creators around the title. As for skill, at one time he was hailed as the best player, which only skyrocketed his popularity on Twitch.

But after years of speaking out against design decisions and the subsequent release of Warzone, Tfue left behind his main source of content – sporadically popping back into Fortnite since.

Only lightly talking about his Fortnite absence in the past, Tfue opened up about why he left on the ‘Brand Risk Podcast’ and how he’s expanded from the game since making the decision.

Epic Games via Twitch
Tfue was a huge figure in the Fortnite scene. He’s pictured here making an appearance at the Fortnite World Cup.

“Two years of cranking 90s was just too much,” Tfue said. “I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

When he first started uploading YouTube videos on Fortnite, he called it one of the “easiest and most polished” battle royales in the market at the time. That was largely true, as audiences from all age and skill groups eagerly hopped on to try it out.

But as his popularity slowly grew on Twitch, he saw that Fortnite started to become a job instead of the title that consumed his gaming life.

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“I got to the point where the only reason I was playing it was for viewers and for my career,” he explained. “I just stopped caring about that and felt like I milked Fortnite for all that was worth, considering I was blowing up at the peak of it.”

Tfue feels Fortnite “will die down, but (never) actually die,” and he’s already deep into games like Warzone to hold him over. Other bigtime streamers like DrLupo, CouRage, and Myth have also been separating from Epic Games’ battle royale, something we’re seeing more and more.

While he made a name for himself on the Fortnite island, Tfue has been exploring greener pastures to take his streaming career to the next phase.