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LazarBeam apparently breaks Fortnite world record for longest game ever

Published: 28/Jan/2020 12:18

by Connor Bennett

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Popular YouTuber Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott once again put the limits of Fortnite to the test as he recruited a few friends – and viewers – to try and help him set the record for the longest match to date. 

While many Fortnite players opt to show their skills in the battle royale mode or fight off waves of enemies in Save The World, there are some like LazarBeam who want to see what the game is actually made of.

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In his “Dumbs**t Science” series, the Aussie content creator has pushed the game to its limit by spawning 1000 bots and seeing if it still runs. Yet, his newest experiment was put to the test during his January 27 stream, as he tried to see if he could last in a battle royale game for more than an hour.  

Fortnite player getting a Victory Royale with a sniper shot
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The aim of the game in Fortnite is to be the last man standing but LazarBeam went above and beyond with his quest.

With a little help from his friends and fans, the YouTubers stalled for time in a battle royale match – needing to outlast the storm by gathering as many health items as possible. That included picking some up while in the storm. “That’s it, that’s it chat, surely that was an hour,” he called out as his game ended on another player being killed by the storm. “That has to be the longest game in Fortnite history.”

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As the game finished up and the Aussie returned to the main menu, he quickly checked his stats to see if he had accomplished his goal. Thankfully, his time hadn’t been wasted – managing to keep the game going for almost one hour and five minutes. 

“It went for an hour!” Lannan called out, standing up from his chair with his arms raised in celebration. “An hour and five minutes! The longest game in Fortnite history! Take a look at it.” 

Lazarbeam and AlexAce along with their amazing fans, managed to pull a 1 hour long Solo Match, marking it as the longest Solo Match in Fortnite History, and Possibly EVER! from FortNiteBR

Even though an hour-long game is pretty impressive and probably close to being a record, there’s no way to say for certain if Lannan actually achieved a milestone of his own or if he’ll have to retry it again. 

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We’ll just have to wait and see if anyone steps up to the plate to try and knock him off his perch. For now, though, hats off to him because it is still an impressive achievement at the end of the day.

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Overwatch devs make Elon Musk’s dreams come true by buffing Torbjorn

Published: 14/Oct/2020 3:20 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 3:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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UPDATE (October 13, 7PM PT): Mere hours after Elon Musk confirmed that his Overwatch main was Torbjorn, the Overwatch developers released a video showcasing a newly buffed version of the Damage hero, per his request.

Elon Musk asked for a buff to Torb’s turret and that’s exactly what he got. In the same day that his main hero was made public, the Overwatch team fulfilled his requests and gave Torb one of his biggest buffs to date in a hilarious bite-sized clip.

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The video shows Torb’s deployable turrets soaring off the ground. Three of them remained floating in the sky all at once, blasting down any foe that dared to step out on the moon.

It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

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After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.

Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.

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However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.

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“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

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It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.

Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.