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Genius Fortnite concept trap would let players take over enemy builds

Published: 2/Nov/2018 15:33 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 15:39

by Matt Porter

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A clever Reddit user has come up with a concept for a new trap that would allow players to take control of building pieces placed by an enemy player.

Created by ‘foxbeldin’, the trap is appropriately named “My Wall Now!” and would be placed on walls, floors or other building pieces placed by an enemy player.

It would allow you to take control of the item it’s placed on, meaning you could edit it or remove it as if it was your own piece, instead of attempting to break it down like you would normally have to.

This trap could help to combat ‘turtling’, a Fortnite strategy which has become a source of frustration amongst fans of the game. Instead of trying to build and attack opponents, players who are turtling attempt to barricade themselves into a square, and stop enemy players from getting in.

It could also be used as a means of escape if an opponent was able to box you in. By placing this trap, you could take control of one of the walls, edit your way out and close the exit behind you, meaning players couldn’t follow you out through that panel.

Epic wants to counter turtling so instead of mindlessly buffing splodes, here’s a trap idea. from r/FortNiteBR

While fans are looking for their own ideas on how combat turtling, Epic Games were forced to announce they were reverting a change they made to the game, where explosive damage travelled through built structures, after outcries from players against the new system.

Unfortunately, this trap is nothing more than a concept dreamed up by a creative Fortnite fan, and there are currently no official plans for the item to be added to the game.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

Aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, were accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by participating past the first match of the Finals. 

It was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy simply joked about the incident.

 

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.