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Major changes coming to Arena mode in Fortnite Battle Royale, according to leaks

Published: 22/May/2019 21:29 Updated: 22/May/2019 21:52

by Eli Becht


A new leak suggests the competitive Arena mode in Fortnite Battle Royale could be getting a Squads playlist in the near future.

When Fortnite Battle Royale’s Arena mode launched, it only came with a Solos and Duos playlist, much to the chagrin of players who only played with a squad of friends.

However, if this new leak is anything to go off, Epic Games will be adding in a Squads playlist in the future which means if you and your squad are looking for a more competitive way to play Fortnite, your wishes may soon be coming true. 

Keep in mind leaks should be taken with a grain of salt until we receive official word from Epic Games.

On top of all of this, a Trios playlist appears to be on the horizon for those who play as a threesome. This is big news for players who wanted a competitive setting but with more than just one other player.

Like the Squads playlist, Trios is another leak so don’t take it at face value until Epic confirms it themselves.

Will this please players?

When siphon was removed from regular lobbies, there was a lot of blowback from many of the big content creators on Twitch and YouTube who condemned the changes.

Epic Games responded to this saying the Arenas playlist will always have siphon and that will remain an option for players. With all the normal playlists being available in competitive, this could end up having a positive effect on the community.

Keep in mind that if these modes do arrive, they probably won’t allow you to qualify for the World Cup, unless Epic Games decides to make some extreme changes in the middle of qualifiers.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

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.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been 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.

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

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, 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 have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.


While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

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