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NICKMERCS hits out at Epic Games over Fortnite FNCS issues

Published: 11/Nov/2019 9:34 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 9:58

by Matt Porter


Popular Fortnite pro player and FaZe Clan member Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff hit out at Epic Games after a number of glitches marred his team’s participation in the Fortnite Champion Series.

Epic Games’ popular battle royale title ran into a number of major issues over the weekend, with a playlist glitch leaving teams uncertain if points they had earned in their first match of the weekend counted, leaving them confused for much of the competition on Saturday, November 9.

To make matters worse, NICKMERCS then got booted from a game before they landed, with the game still counting as one of their 10 available games, and wasting so much time that they were unable to queue for their final match of the day.

TWITTER:NICKMERCSNICKMERCS (R) was furious after encountering issues during Week 2 of the FNCS.

Unsurprisingly, the 28-year-old wasn’t happy, and called out Epic Games over the fact that the game is now two years old, but is still affected by these kinds of issues.

“I don’t understand how we’re two years into this game,” the streamer told his chat, “And things like this can f**king happen. I really don’t.”

“I’m not trying to make it about me, I’m talking on behalf of everyone who had a really good first game, and they just don’t count it. I can’t wrap my head around how that’s fair. It’s a very big competition, with a lot of people putting in a lot of their own time.”

NICKMERCS then took his frustrations to Twitter, claiming that he felt it was becoming “very difficult” to take competitive Fortnite seriously.

The FaZe Clan star wrote that this was sad because he loves the game, and “has never been more motivated” to play it.

NICKMERCS wasn’t the only player upset at Epic Games’ handling of issues in competitive Fortite, with fellow FaZe member Nate Hill claiming that the developers cost him $200,000, and that they “don’t care” about pro players. 

Epic themselves have yet to comment on the frustrations from competitive players, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated when they do.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!