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Mobile Fortnite star crushes his own kill record for Solo vs Squads

Published: 5/Mar/2019 20:13 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 20:14

by Albert Petrosyan

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There is a new Fortnite Battle Royale world record now in the books, and this one is for most eliminations by a single player in a squads lobby on mobile. 

Mobile player ‘Flash,’ who is a member of Team Obey’s Fortnite team, has managed to get a whopping 39 eliminations in a single Squads match, setting the new record.

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He crushed his own world record of 34 eliminations, which he had set a few weeks ago on February 10.

To put the cherry on top of his record-breaking performance, Flash also secured the Victory Royale at the end of the match, which is not always a sure thing when it comes to world record games. 

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His statistics from the match are all quite impressive, including the 45% shot accuracy, 130 headshots, and 7,574 total damage dealt to players

It’s hard to point out the single most remarkable thing about this kind of performance; the fact that Flash beat his own world record by an incredible five whole eliminations is quite an achievement.

What may be even more impressive is watching a mobile player perform such advanced in-game building and movement techniques without having the luxury of using a mouse and keyboard or a controller.

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The video containing the full gameplay from the match can be seen below, and as you’d expect, it’s full of intense and fast-paced Fortnite action. 

Flash’s new world record comes during a period of time in Fortnite when records are being broken left, right, and center, and not just on mobile.

It’s no coincidence that this started happening more frequently since the addition of the Pop-Up Cup format to the core default modes in mid-February, which means players now get +50 health or shield, as well as 150 materials, after every elimination.

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Since then, we’ve seen a number of records broken several times, all of which can be seen by visiting our Fortnite world records hub. 

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CouRage reveals why he stopped playing Fortnite

Published: 14/Oct/2020 0:28 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 0:31

by Virginia Glaze

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Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop was once a massive figure in the world of competitive Fortnite, but the star has stopped playing the battle royale title altogether, and finally revealed his reasons why in an October YouTube video.

Although CouRage got his start as a caster for MLG, he became synonymous with Fortnite in 2018-2019, going on to commentate several major events for the battle royale title — including the Fortnite World Cup, which he did the play-by-play for along with fellow star streamer DrLupo.

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However, he has since stopped streaming the game altogether and has instead opted for other popular picks like Among Us and Warzone, leaving his Fortnite-centric viewers confused as to why he suddenly broke off from Fortnite.

While CouRage has been vocal about his hatred for skill-based matchmaking for some time, he finally explained his reasons for stepping away in a YouTube video on October 13, on the heels of the Chipotle Challenger Series.

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CouRage and DrLupo cast several major Fortnite events, including the Summer Skirmish finals and the World Cup.

“Fortnite was a game that changed my life forever, and a game that kind of took my life by storm,” he began. “I fell in love with it when I played right on day number one… and now, three years, later… is something I will cherish forever.”

CouRage went on to explain that when he’d first started streaming the game, he “loved it arguably more than any game I’ve ever loved before.”

“But, like a lot of people, I believe the transition from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2… towards the end of Chapter 1, I was already falling out of love with the game,” he admitted. “It became more stressful than anything.”

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CouRage cited Fortnite’s mechs as one of the reasons that led to him falling out of love with the game, as well as its steadily-growing, competitive atmosphere.

Citing a hatred of the game’s short-lived MECH robots after the Fortnite World Cup last year, he “wanted to love the game, but wasn’t able to,” also claiming that he felt its environment had changed from mostly casual to fiercely competitive during this time.

Of course, skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) played a part in this feeling, which he said was “one of the things that completely destroyed my love for the game.”

“I think it took away the ability for you to have as much fun as you once did,” he added. “Now in these games, it’s super sweaty, every fight’s a minute long… it became more stressful than anything.”

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Although CouRage listed plenty of faults with the title as it currently stands, he made sure to express his love for Epic and hopes to work with the company for years to come, but will be shifting his content to other titles for the foreseeable future.

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Epic have already revealed their plans to do another Fortnite World Cup in 2021, and considering how popular the former OpTic Gaming star is when it comes to hosting such events, it might not be too long before we see his name tied again to the battle royale.