Here's why Fortnite players in the Middle East are so angry [UPDATE] - Dexerto
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Here’s why Fortnite players in the Middle East are so angry [UPDATE]

Published: 7/Jan/2019 14:52 Updated: 7/Jan/2019 17:24

by David Purcell

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Angry Fortnite players from across the Middle East have come together in large numbers to complain about issues with playing the game in their region. 

Many have posted videos and messages to Twitter about their alleged poor experiences, and #FortniteMiddleEastServers is currently the No.2 top trending subject on the social media platform. 

Their main concern is the lack of a solid server for people there to play on. One powerful message, which is being shared in the form of an image, has since gone viral and can be seen below. 

“We are players from the Middle East. We have been playing the game for a long time and we are big fans,” the message says. 

Epic GamesFortnite earned a record-breaking $296 million in April, 2018.

“However, we are facing a big struggle with PING, which leads to us have bad experiences when playing the game. We need a server in our region as soon as possible.” 

Another big issue, which has been highlighted by gamers based in the Middle East, is the strange Ping rate that they are given. For those who aren’t aware, Ping registers just how fast or slow input is sent to the Fortnite server and comes back to the screen as a response. 

As you can see from the clips shared on Twitter, it’s easy to see why a campaign for a server to be added for their region has begun. However, whether or not that will happen in the future remains to be seen. 

At the time of writing, there have been 2.3 million shares using the hashtag. Will Epic Games give in and announce a new server for the region?

UPDATE

The viral campaign seems to have done its job as Epic Games has now put out an official statement on the matter, though it’s not exactly great news for those looking for a quick fix. 

According to Epic Games, they are working on a solution but don’t expect to have one ready for a “few months.”

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.