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Official Fortnite Twitch stream accidentally leaks new Respawn Vans

Published: 24/Mar/2019 12:17 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 12:34

by Marcus Banks

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Respawn vans could finally be coming to Fortnite, after they were accidentally shown live on the game’s official channels during the Blackheart Cup solo event.

For the first time in the pop-up cup events, Epic Games showcased many of the games live on their official Twitch and YouTube channels with commentary as players from around the world competed in the solo tournament for the chance to win their share of $100,000.

However, during the stream, respawn vans – which are yet to be added into the game – were accidentally shown on the map, causing plenty of confusion for viewers. Vans were shown outside of Polar Peak during a hectic end game as well as Retail Row, with casters forced to stay tight-lipped.

The blunder has fuelled speculation that Fortnite will take inspiration from rival game Apex Legends and add respawn functionality to their battle royale mode like previous leaks have suggested.

This would allow players to revive their fallen team-mates at various locations across the map using a ‘second chance van’,  although the exact mechanics of the system, such as how long a player has before their respawn times out, are unknown.

A map was discovered which showed there to be respawn vans at every major point of interest meaning everyone should have the opportunity to bring their team back into the game should they be eliminated.

Epic Games/Respawn EntertainmentFortnite’s leaked respawn vans might work the same as the respawn beacons currently featured in Apex Legends.

With the latest Season 8 patch just around the corner, it’s very possible that respawn vans could finally be added to the default playlists alongside a host of bug fixes that have already been confirmed by Epic Games.

It remains to be seen whether respawn functionality, which has proved popular in Apex, will have the same effect in Fortnite given the vast amount of mobility items on offer to players.

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Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett

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Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.