Tfue calls on Epic Games to remove "dumbest" Fortnite weapon ever - Dexerto
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Tfue calls on Epic Games to remove “dumbest” Fortnite weapon ever

Published: 11/Apr/2020 10:42

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has called upon Epic Games to remove the “dumbest” weapon from Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2, as well as vaulting Mythic items in competitive play.

Ever since Fortnite’s battle royale mode launched back in 2017, Epic Games have added some weapons and items that have either split the fanbase down the middle or united them in the hopes of a vaulting taking place.

Who can forget the Zapotron, the Quad Launcher, Drum Gun, or the highly controversial Infinity Blade? Though, as Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 has gone on, players like Tfue would like to see a few other weapons and items join that long list and head to the vault in favor of another change to the loot pool.

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During his April 9 stream, the Fortnite standout had been playing some solo Arena matches to conclude his stream when, late into one of his final matches, his health was drained by a Grappler shot. The opposing player quickly finished Tfue off with a shot from Skye’s Assualt Rifle, leaving the Twitch star furious.

“The Grappler is so cringy bro, it’s literally the cringest gun in the entire existence – I don’t give a f**k what anybody says,” Tfue said. “That sh*t should not be in competitive or Arena, absolutely just the dumbest f**king thing of all time.”

Tenney wasn’t finished there, continuing to call for a change to the current loot pool – especially for when it comes to competitive play.

“They need to vault all the Mythic items in competitive, period. Or, just not have competitive playlists at all,” Tfue concluded before also noting that the Grappler is a weapon you just don’t want to come up against in the late game. 

Now, of course, any changes to Fortnite come solely from Epic Games, but the developers have shown that they will listen to community feedback in the past.

However, for any change to happen, there would have to be more than just Tfue making his voice heard.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

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In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.