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Samsung and Epic Games announce complications with Fortnite’s iKONIK skin

Published: 8/Mar/2019 18:53 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 19:08

by Alan Bernal


Technology giant Samsung announced on March 8 that the next exclusive skin coming to Fortnite would be delayed until a later date.

Epic Games and Samsung were planning to release the iKONIK character skin on March 8 along, with the Scenario emote exclusively for those who purchased the Samsung S10 flagship phone.

Now, it looks like those who bought into the Samsung promotion will have to wait a bit longer to claim their Fortnite prizes.

The phone manufactures released a statement explaining the cause for the delay – which didn’t offer much insight into the setback.

“In order for Galaxy S10 users to have the best experience redeeming the iKONIK outfit and Scenario emote, both Samsung and Epic Games are taking extra time to further review this process before making the promotion widely available,” the company said.

The delay comes on the heels of speculation that the iKONIK outfit and accompanying emote will be made widely available for Samsung flagship owners, instead of being exclusive to those that purchased the new S10.

Though the Fortnite content is still coming to S10 owners, the delay has been met with early backlash from those who followed the the proper procedure for getting the skin.

“Very disappointing,” one customer said of the debacle. “I pre-ordered the S10, got it early, made multiple phone calls in order to get the skin, and now its delayed. Plus people who didn’t even buy the S10 got the skin… Have been up waiting to try and get it as soon as possible for content creation… very upsetting.”

Though the skin has already attracted a lot of fanfare, Fortnite players who bought into the S10 will have to wait for a further update from the company.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

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

by Connor Bennett


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.