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Fox News mocked for bizarre “way to cheat” in Fortnite tip

Published: 30/Jul/2019 15:32 Updated: 30/Jul/2019 16:00

by David Purcell


Epic Games have clamped down on some of the most terrible cheating tactics and exploits in Fortnite season after season, but Fox News presenters appear to believe that there’s a potential exploit that might have gone under the radar. 

Players have seen exploits for all sorts of weapons and items in the free-to-play title in the past, with items such as the Grappler, Shadow Stones, and many others giving players an advantage in the battle royale mode. 

Yet, what’s been described as Twitch streamer SypherPK as a “high-level strategy” has been revealed on Fox News as they interviewed esports consultant Rod Breslau in the aftermath of the Fortnite World Cup Finals, where winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf landed a whopping $3 million in prize money. 

Epic GamesFox News seems to have a real problem with bushes in Fortnite.

Screenshots and clips of the interaction on the news channel have been doing the rounds on social media, where a graphic shown during the broadcast states the best way to cheat in the game, and it’s not as remarkable a suggestion as many would be led to believe. 

As seen in the video interview below, Fox News had the following up on the screen for its viewers to see: “Way to cheat: Hide in the bushes until the end of the game and you can sometimes win without doing anything.”

Players who have played the game will be well aware that the chances of hiding in bushes right the way through a game and winning without shooting a single bullet, or using other supporting items, would be tremendously rare circumstances. 

It should come as no shock that the suggestion has raised a few eyebrows, with Sypher jokingly questioning Bugha’s strategy at the tournament finals. “You got some explaining to do. Did you or did you not use the bush cheating strategy?” he asked him on Twitter. 

While sitting in bushes might be cheating in the eyes of Fox News presenters, though, Epic Games don’t share the same opinion on the matter as bushes have featured in the game since the very start, for cover. In fact, they even went as far as adding an additional bush item to the game back in Season 1. 

As Season 10 approaches on August 1, though, just remember one thing. Every time you jump into those bushes in Fortnite, somebody might genuinely be out there, spectating you, and thinking you’re a cheat. 


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. 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.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.