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Tfue encounters weird sniper glitch in Fortnite livestream

by Jacob Hale
Epic Games, FaZe Clan/Twitter

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Top streamer and professional Fortnite player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has encountered a potentially game-ruining sniper glitch while competing in Fortnite’s solo Cash Cup on November 21.

Tfue is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch and has been for a while, especially since the departures of Tyler 'Ninja' and Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek to Mixer. That means that whenever he notices an issue in Fortnite, it’s immediately broadcast to tens of thousands of viewers.

That’s exactly what happened while he was streaming the solo Cash Cup tournaments. For those who aren't aware, these are small online tournaments that allow the best players to compete against each other with money on the line.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 released in October 2019, with Season 1 extended to February 2020.

While Tfue was streaming the tournament, he was attempting to take down one enemy he had found looting around the sea in the north-east corner of the map when he got shot from a different player.

The opposing player had peeked Tfue to his right, so he pulled out a sniper and lined up a shot on the former FaZe Clan member, appearing to have a perfect shot.

Instead, you see the bullet as good as bounce off of Tfue’s head, with clear signs of impact – but absolutely no damage done to the streamer. Tfue immediately pointed it out, saying: “I just got sniped and it didn’t register.”

Obviously, Tfue chased down and eliminated the one that had shot him, a somewhat unfair fate for a player who should have got the elimination on the Fortnite star.

This is definitely an issue that requires some explanation from developer Epic Games, or someone that knows what they’re talking about. In a general public match, this would be a nuisance, but in a tournament with cash on the line, this could be the difference between making money and leaving empty-handed.

The shot didn’t change Tfue’s luck throughout the rest of the tournament, as he failed to finish even inside the top 300 players by the end of the event.