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Tfue explains why he refuses to play Fortnite with a controller

Published: 25/Mar/2020 20:58 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 3:59

by David Purcell

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Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has revealed the reason why he won’t fully move to playing with controller on Fortnite Battle Royale, despite calling it the best input device in Season 2. 

The popular Twitch streamer, who has over 7.7 million followers on his channel, has mocked console players particularly on countless occasions in the past. However, even with the game’s meta flipping on its head and controller players now have an upper hand, with aim assist and accuracy boosts, he doesn’t actually see a reason to adapt.

After he was eliminated during a recent broadcast, the former FaZe Clan member called for a “level playing field” between mouse and controller, although it doesn’t look like Tenney’s going to be changing the way he plays the game any time soon – even if it could be of great benefit, competitively.

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Fortnite players using a controller still appear to have a leg up in Season 2.

The streamer ran into an enemy during the stream and was finished off by a Tactical Shotgun, which sparked the comments about a level playing field. He said: “I just wish I had like low ping, like I just wish I had the same ping as my opponent.”

Moments later, Turner changed his mind and moved onto what he believes to be the real issue in the game – controller player advantage. “I don’t even want low ping, I want it to be an equal playing field between mouse and controller,” he said.

“I obviously think controller is the best Fortnite input device, for sure, but I don’t want to practise controller for just this game, you know what I’m saying? The future of gaming is all mouse and keyboard.”

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Following on from that, Tfue also claimed that a lot of these players who are dominating Fortnite competitive with a controller won’t be able to translate such skills in another space.

“None of these controller Fortnite players are going to go off and become professional CSGO players on a controller, it’s just not going to happen. Like, there’s no transition from this. It’s a one time thing so I’m just going to stay on mouse and controller.”

Fortnite players firing weapons at opponents.
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Will Tfue move away from Fortnite and try another game soon?

These comments will be particularly interesting for his fans on Twitch, who watch him play Epic Games’ battle royale title regularly, as it could be one of the first signs in a while that he’s considering making the transition to another game himself in the future.

Whether or not that will happen in the future remains to be seen, but clearly he’s not a fan of how competitive Fortnite is evolving – that’s for sure.

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How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
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Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
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The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.