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NICKMERCS threatens to leave Twitch Rivals over technical issues

Published: 28/Sep/2019 9:58 Updated: 28/Sep/2019 10:30

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff ran into some troubles during his time competing at the Twitch Rivals Fortnite Showdown Trios event, and let event staff know all about it.

NICKMERCS was among some of the biggest names to compete at the latest Fortnite event held by Twitch Rivals during TwitchCon 2019.

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However, his tournament experience at Twitch Rivals was not as smooth as some of his fellow competitors as he found himself with some in-game issues that prevented him from playing his best.

FaZe ClanFaZe Clan’s NICKMERCS was forced to deal with multiple technical issues at the Twitch Rivals Fortnite Showdown.

After the first game had concluded, NICKMERCS revealed to one of the tournament admins what had happened to him during the game.

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The Twitch star was told he would have the time to change his in-game settings during a practice match before the finals began, “I had finished my settings yet, she said okay you’re going to go into a practice game,” Nick explained.

However, unfortunately, there was no practice game played and Nick had to try to fix some of the technical issues during the first round of the finals, “That wasn’t a practice game, that was a real game, so we’re landing and I have no audio.”

The streamer’s problems continued to mount during the game due to the nature of him playing on PC with a controller, expressing, “We had to use the keyboard to fix the audio, so it told the game I’m using a keyboard, then I couldn’t build on the controller or do anything.”

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After Nick’s problems were eventually fixed for the final three games, he threatened to leave the event if the in-game issues continued to be ignored, “I swear to god though if it happens again and they don’t restart it for me, not to be dramatic, but I’m dipping, I didn’t come here to get f**ked like that.”

Despite some of the issues players with controllers can face at tournaments, many pro players believe there is an advantage console players have with the aim assist feature and it even saw Ninja and NICKMERCS get in a shouting match over the ongoing aim assist debate.

Unfortunately for NICKMERCS and his teammates, SypherPK and NateHill, they ended up falling short in the Trio’s event which saw Pika, Rhux, and Tina take home the trophy for the Fortnite Showdown.

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Fortnitemares “Broom Box” item leaked for Halloween update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 14:29

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite leakers have revealed a new mobility item called the “Broom Box” that could be the next feature added in Season 4, ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

Fortnite has introduced plenty of unusual vehicles and other methods for players to get around the map, with the likes of ziplines, rifts, and more making their appearances in previous seasons.

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However, another mode of transport could be on the way, with leaks now pointing to a new mobility item being added in the upcoming Fortnitemares update for Halloween.

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The Fortnitemares event could see some new items added to the game.

Many of the changes made so far in Season 4 have been based around the Marvel characters and their unique abilities but, as Halloween is drawing closer, Epic Games are gearing up for the Fortnitemares event.

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While little has been confirmed about the update, Fortnite leaker HYPEX has revealed that there is potential for a new “Broom Box” mobility item in the event after finding codenames in the game files.

The prominent leaker claimed that these brooms would be classed as a consumable, meaning that players might only have a limited time to fly on them compared to previous items like the hoverboard.

These brooms have been rumored to work in a similar way to the Lightsabers that were previously added to Fortnite, with a chest expected to appear on the map for players to collect the consumable item.

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A new emote for the Fortnitemares event has also been leaked, with data miner FNBRUnreleased giving players an early look at the “Witch Way” animation, which features a magical broomstick.

While the upcoming mobility item will likely look a bit different from this emote’s animation, it still gives players a glimpse at what to expect from the new broomsticks.

As of now, it is still unclear just when this potential item will be added to Fortnite but with Halloween only weeks away, players won’t have to wait much longer to find out.

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