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Sneaky Snowman officially heading to Fortnite

Published: 21/Jan/2019 16:40 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 16:52

by David Purcell

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Epic Games has revealed that a ‘Sneaky Snowman’ item will soon arrive in Fortnite, giving players another way to disguise themselves in Battle Royale. 

The inclusion of the upcoming item on the game’s news feed confirms previously leaked information, as data miners came across files for the snowman on January 16. 

With so much snow on the Fortnite map at the moment, players will be able to take up a new form that allows them to blend in with their surroundings. 

Presumably, this new arrival will work in a very similar way to bush – where players wait a few seconds to attach it and then their character looks pretty different just a few moments later. 

The bush item is not being used as much as the developer would like in the current meta of Fortnite, however, this could be another way of encouraging the use of hiding methods. The in-game description for the Sneaky Snowman states players can “become a master of disguise”. 

If the bush wasn’t enough, Fortnite players will be able to hide as a Sneaky Snowman soon!

While information is quite scarce on the item so far, we can expect to get a clearer picture about how it will work in the next set of patch notes. 

Sneaky Snowman falls in line with a number of other changes to Fortnite in Season 7, which has been heavily shaped by the addition of the snow biome on December 6 and more recently, with the arrival of Snowfall challenges and the Ice Storm event. 

Will it be released with the next content update? 

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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.

Aqua banned by Epic Games

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.