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Nine new Fortnite consumables leaked in update v12.20 game files

Published: 19/Mar/2020 0:42

by Brad Norton

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Nine consumables could be introduced to Epic’s popular battle royale in the near future as Fortnite’s v12.20 update has been datamined to reveal a slew of new information.

From apples to mushrooms, the Fortnite community has grown accustomed to bite-size benefits being scattered across the battle royale map.

While these items may appear as an afterthought with more powerful weapons and equipment being added with each update, nine new consumables have popped up in the latest update, indicating that they could play a bigger role moving forward.

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Many consumables have come and gone over the years in Fortnite.

Challenges, cosmetics, and weapons have all leaked ahead of time, and it seems like new map additions have also slipped through the cracks in the v12.20 update.

After combing through the game’s files following the latest patch, prominent Fortnite dataminer ‘iFireMonkey’ unveiled a wide array of ‘Consumable Tags’ that have been implemented behind the scenes.

From bananas to brand new types of mushrooms, nine consumables have been uncovered and while some appear to be rehashes of former items, many of them are brand new with unknown effects.

Veteran Fortnite players will be familiar with apples, coconuts, and mushrooms for their five healing per use. Though bananas, cabbages, corn, peppers, are all brand new consumable items that could be implemented in the near future.

Additionally, both shield mushrooms and slurp mushrooms are listed. While they may sound similar to the previous ‘slurprshroom’ item that healed for 10HP per use, these appear to be brand new labels in the game’s files.

Apple Sun is also listed as a consumable, though this particular item could come with a rather unique effect. Once consumed, the item may not come into play until you have jumped. Perhaps a form of hovering or even flying, this consumable certainly stands out from the pack.

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From restoring HP to adding shields, new consumables could serve many functions.

While there’s no telling exactly how each of these items will function if they do end up making their way onto the battle royale map, there could be many new beneficial foods to eat in-game moving forward.

In the meantime, get ahead of the competition with an overview of powerful upcoming weapons that have also been leaked ahead of time.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua banned from FNCS by Epic Games

Published: 25/Oct/2020 14:44

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion David ‘aqua’ Wang has been banned by Epic Games, following controversy over alleged stream sniping against FNCS opponents.

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

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On October 25, aqua confirmed that his account had been banned from competitive, with Epic Games simply providing the reason as “other.”

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

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 simply joked about the incident.

 

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.

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