Pokimane reveals one change she wants in Fortnite Season 2 - Dexerto

Pokimane reveals one change she wants in Fortnite Season 2

Published: 22/Feb/2020 11:00 Updated: 22/Feb/2020 11:29

by Joe Craven


Pokimane, the world’s largest female streamer, has shared her reactions to the brand-new Fortnite Chapter 2 season, picking out both what she likes and what she’s dreading coming up against. 

As with any new season of a game like Fortnite, the community has been quick to establish its opinions. Despite not all the changes being clear – largely due to Epic Games’ reluctance to release exhaustive patch notes – fans have quickly isolated some aspects they want reverting. 

While the skins and emotes featured in the new battle pass have been generally praised, some players have expressed concern over the lack of tangible changes to the battle royale itself. Lannan ‘Lazarbeam’ Eacott has described the lack of significant changes as “pretty boring,”. By contrast, YouTuber ‘Lachlan’ is a big fan

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Season 2 has introduced a number of new cosmetic items for players to try out, including a Deadpool skin.

Similarly, Pokimane expressed her admiration for the new skins — especially the Swole Cat and Midas. She also liked the new emotes, including the ‘Big Haul’ Glider. 

“I’m not gonna lie,” the 23-year-old opened. “These are really well done. They’re really cool.” A number of the new battle pass features relate to comic book characters, including Marvel’s Deadpool and DC’s anti-hero, Harley Quinn. 

Her love for the new battle pass prompted Poki to purchase all of its tiers, before she hopped into a few games. 

Playing alongside a bunch of random duos – as has become a staple of Pokimane’s Fortnite gameplay – she enjoyed finding the new POIs on the map, as well as sneaking around in the brand new Creepin’ Cardboard consumable, which essentially lets players sneak around in a box. 

However, Poki expressed concern at the re-introduction of the Remote Explosives (or ‘C4’), despite their base damage being reduced to 60. 

“I love C4,” she said sarcastically, after an enemy killed her thanks to the destructive power of the remotely detonated device. “Actually, they should remove the C4 again, that would be nice.”

The Remote Explosives have been back and forth in Fortnite, seeing nerfs and buffs as Epic struggle to balance its lethality towards players, and its environmental destruction.

Despite the flaws, Poki seems optimistic for the future of Epic Games’ building battle royale after signing the video off with a message about looking forward to duo pairings over the course of Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2.


Apex Legends streamer Dizzy returns from hiatus to play Valorant

Published: 18/Jan/2021 20:41

by Bill Cooney


Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows practically took over Apex Legends esports before moving to streaming, and then leaving social media entirely in July. Now he’s back, and ready to take on a whole new challenge: Valorant.

Dizzy was known for his stellar Apex Legends play, with thousands of viewers heading to his stream or whatever pro event he was playing in to watch him put on a show. He swept through basically everyone he came across in matches, leaving no doubt he was one of the best players around

Then, in July 2020 he disappeared from the internet entirely, after stepping back from Apex esports in 2019 to focus on streaming the game. Now, after roughly six months, Dizzy has announced his return and the latest game he’ll attempt to master.

EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends ExhibitionDizzy was one of the most well-known Apex pros since release, even winning the very first Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge.

In a Twitlonger announcing his return on January 18, dizzy said he was ready to get back to streaming and would be playing mostly Valorant this time around instead of Apex. Meadows also revealed that the passing of well-known WoW streamer and good friend Byron ‘reckful’ Bernstein in July, 2020, was one of the big reasons he took his break.

“I felt like I wasn’t performing and felt like I just let everyone down with my constant breaks and inconsistent play. I felt I had just burnt myself out,” the streamer said in a Twitlonger. “Around the time of Byron’s passing I was thinking about him the night before and waking up the next morning to the news, I was heartbroken. I fell into a depressed state and just needed some time to myself. I needed a hiatus for my mental health.”

“I’ve been slowly recovering and I feel like I’m ready to come back to streaming and plan on playing mainly Valorant,” dizzy continued. “I’ve also decided I’m going to start streaming on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. I look forward to being back. I missed you guys.”

If you want to catch dizzy in person, head over to his Twitch channel at 4 PM EST on Monday, January 18, where he’ll be streaming for the first time in over half a year, and welcome him back.

The loss of Reckful was definitely a hard time, not just for the WoW community but for Twitch as whole, and just add on the kind of year that 2020 seemed to be for everyone else, and we can understand why dizzy took some time off. It’s good to have him back though, and we can’t wait to see him pick up where he left off.