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SypherPK explains how Fortnite has been “ruined”

Published: 12/Apr/2020 18:13

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Twitch streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has explained why Fortnite has “felt unsatisfying” for him to broadcast in recent months, citing a variety of issues plaguing the game.

With the release of Valorant’s closed beta, many of the top pros and streamers have shifted their attention to Riot Games’ new FPS, with some even announcing their departure from Epic Games’ title.

During his April 11 broadcast, streamer SypherPK explained what he thought of the biggest streaming stars, such as DrLupo and Courage, leaving Fortnite lately and revealed why he thinks the game has lost its fun.

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SypherPK claims that his Fortnite games “don’t feel satisfying” in recent months.

Sypher, who has been one of the top streamers since the game’s launch, reflected on the current state of Fortnite and explained to his viewers how players were no longer excited to queue up each day.

“What happened to playing squads in the morning with the boys, people were excited to watch the content creators get on and squad up and try out the new content,” he said, highlighting some of the game’s most entertaining points.

“Do you notice that every time we’ve played squads in the last 6 months, it devolves into us going ‘Oh my god, we’re just getting stream sniped by sweaty players,’” he added.

He explained that, with the addition of skill-based matchmaking, playing Fortnite as a streamer had become much more difficult than before, “with SBMM there’s a smaller pool of people to play with, which means it’s easier to get stream sniped.”

Sypher also highlighted some issues with the current map state and meta, claiming, “you spend most of the lobby trying to find people because everyone’s dead in the first ten minutes so the games themselves don’t feel satisfying to play out.”

He also shared that it had become nearly impossible to play with other streamers, such as Ninja or NICKMERCS, because of SBMM and that the feature was ‘throwing the fun out’ of Fortnite.

In general, SypherPK thinks that content creation has been totally “ruined”, for numerous reasons. “On all fronts, random duos, squads with the boys, checking out new content, just ruined.”

He also criticized Epic Games for their lack of communication for the competitive scene too.

This is not the first time that Sypher has raised concerns around the potential downfalls of SBMM and previously explained why he believes it is ruining Fortnite for casual players.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.