NBA Star Gordon Hayward Tries To Play Basketball in Fortnite Live On Twitch - But Fails Miserably - Dexerto
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NBA Star Gordon Hayward Tries To Play Basketball in Fortnite Live On Twitch – But Fails Miserably

Published: 29/Jul/2018 17:25

by Calum Patterson

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Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward is a big Fortnite fan, but when he discovered the new basketball feature in the battle royale, he found out virtual hoops can be harder than real ones.

Hayward recently started streaming his gameplay on Twitch, attracting thousands of his NBA fans in to watch and interacting with them, with Fortnite his game of choice.

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He joins the ever growing list of professional athletes who are revealing their passion for gaming and streaming on Twitch, including NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster, and football players Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Fortnite recently added in sports mini-games for golf, volleyball and basketball, so it was a no brainer for Gordon Hayward to try out his shot on the court in Tilted Towers.

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However, despite being an NBA star and known as one of the best 3-point shooters in the league, Hayward quickly found out that shooting with the mouse and keyboard was tricky at first.

Finally, on the seventh attempt, he managed to sink one in, but he still has to hit four more 3-pointers to complete this week’s challenge.

Knowing his history, it is really no surprise that Hayward is into gaming and Twitch, as a self-proclaimed esports fan.

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Back in 2016, a Utah Jazz player at the time, he was the first NBA player to sign an esports endorsement with his sponsorship of Hyper-X, a partnership still in place today.

He recently stated that although he was a big fan of esports, he isn’t quite ready to invest or start his own team, but that he had “almost pulled the trigger three or four times”, according to ESPN.

You can watch Hayward streaming his gameplay over on his Twitch channel, which might be live quite often over the NBA off season, and he occasionally plays with some of other top players and teammates.

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Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.

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Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

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Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
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Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 

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This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.

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