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Streamers and pros slam Fortnite after “disappointing” v8.30 patch

Published: 10/Apr/2019 10:30 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 10:46

by Marcus Banks


Epic Games finally released the long-awaited v8.3 patch on April 10, but many of top Fortnite streamers and professionals are far from pleased after controversial changes were not reverted.

The last major Fortnite update, v8.2, introduced a host of changes, including the removal of the siphon mechanic which was generally loved across the Fortnite community.

Ever since, Epic Games have been spammed with calls to revert the update from casual players to the top streamers such as Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins, who believes that the developers have no idea what they are doing.

NinjaNinja has been playing other games such as UNO and Sekiro as a result of Fortnite’s controversial changes.

Why are Fortnite streamers unhappy?

Despite adding in reboot vans, siphon mechanics were not reintroduced in the latest update which means players are not granted health and materials on elimination as well as not benefitting from an increased harvesting rate so games can be seen as tedious – Ninja and Dr Lupo were quick to mock the game’s current state as a ‘farming simulator’.

Team SoloMid streamer Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco and Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman are two of the biggest names to have actively called for the changes to be reverted and have been left disappointed by the latest patch.

Why are Fortnite pro players unhappy?

With the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers fast approaching, the competitive community were shocked to see Epic announce a ban on a stretched resolution which was implemented in the v8.3 patch, without adding a field of view slider that players have been desperate for, as well as fixes to major bugs.

However, there is little in the patch notes to suggest that any significant issues have been resolved and it was revealed that the Baller would not be altered until a future update – meaning it will still be viable during the first week of qualifying.

Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo and Noah ‘Vivid’ Wright both slammed the update while FaZe Clan member Nicolas ‘Thiefs’ Smorto and Ghost Gaming’s Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad were shocked that Epic Games have refused to listen to the community again.

With Fortnite failing to appease the majority of their player base yet again, further backlash is expected in the coming days but it’s highly unlikely that their demands will be met.

However, as shown in the past with items like the Infinity Blade and the X4-Stormwing, changes can still be made if they finally recognize what the community wants.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.