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OpTic’s Maniac Gives His Perspective on the Fortnite Keyboarding Controversy

Published: 22/Jul/2018 16:24 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Vincent Genova


Nick ‘OpTic MaNiaC’ Kershner is the latest to weigh in on the debate about keyboard and mouse being allowed on console versions of Fortnite.

In a series of tweets, OpTic MaNiaC disagreed with Epic’s stance on allowing keyboard use and is looking for an apology from those who misunderstood his initial comments.

Kershner defended his earlier comments that implied people were using keyboards on consoles, but clarified that his issue is with Epic allowing it and not with the players using it.

The controversy started with unfounded claims against iDropz_Bodies, the winner of Fortnite’s $500,000 Week 2 Summer Skirmish. He was not streaming his matches due to an apparent lack of a PC setup, which led established pros to question the legitimacy of his performance.

The accusations involved iDropz_Bodies cancelling out of unfavorable matches, having friends feed him kills and using a third party adapter to get a mouse on console.

Epic investigated and found no wrongdoing in the victory, however they clarified that even if iDropz_Bodies was using a mouse, it would not be considered illegal. 

This mouse and keyboard comment is what set the community off in debate, claiming it could ruin the competitive balance of the game.

Professional players with smaller followings were upset at players from major organizations saying iDropz_Bodies victory was not legitimate, claiming a bias against the talent of lesser known players. WishYouLuck made a video calling out established pros – though not by name.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 6:33

by Andrew Amos


Haven’t given up on that Fortnite Season 4 battle pass grind yet? If you’re still going hard for your Marvel skins, you’re in luck ⁠— there’s plenty of challenges to tackle in Week 9. They’re slightly different from weeks gone by too.

Fortnite Season 4 is slowly coming to an end. However, there’s still time to try and grind the battle pass to get some of those highly sought after Marvel skins.

Fortnite’s Season 4 Week 9 challenges have a distinctively spooky theme to them. After all, it comes after the launch of the Fortnitemares event on Patch v14.40, which has completely changed the game.

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
Fortnitemares has transformed the map, and the weekly missions too.

They aren’t that difficult though. Most of them involve the same challenges we’ve seen in other weeks ⁠— collect some materials, go from A to B on the map, and eliminate some players.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

  • Search Chests at Upstate New York (7)
  • Eliminations at Lazy Lake (3)
  • Collect Metal from Slurpy Swamp
  • Catch fish at Heart Lake
  • Eliminate opponents by hitting them with vehicles
  • Drive a boat from The Fortilla to The Authority in less than four minutes
  • Ride 20,000 meters in a vehicle

There’s a lot of travelling to do and sights to see in the Week 9. You’ll need to hop in a boat to drive from The Fortilla to The Authority ⁠— but be careful of people camping the route for easy kills.

Once you’re finished on sea, you can choose to hop on land or fly into the air to complete the 20,000 meters task. This will take more than one game, so it might be worth working this in while you complete the others.

Fortnite characters fishing
Epic Games
Get your fishing rods down to Heart Lake too.

Things like the Upstate New York chests task, the Lazy Lake eliminations challenge, collect Metal at Slurpy Swamp, and Heart Lake fishing can be done off drop. However, be wary of other players with the same idea.

You’ll have until Oct. 29 to complete the Fortnite Week 9 challenges. Good luck!