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Tfue furious as frustrating ‘player carry’ bug costs him Fortnite game

Published: 14/Jan/2020 9:53 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 10:00

by Matt Porter


Professional Fortnite player Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney was furious when he found himself on the wrong side of a frustrating glitch with a downed opponent which ended up costing him the match while playing in scrims.

Fortnite remains one of the world’s most popular games over two years after its release, and Tfue is one of the biggest names associated with the battle royale title, bringing in thousands of views while he streams and winning a number of esports tournaments throughout his career.

Despite playing the game for years, it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t get frustrated by the same bugs that normal players deal with, and couldn’t believe his eyes when he encountered a strange glitch involving a downed opponent that leaves you helpless to defend against attacks from enemy players.

Epic GamesFortnite introduced the ability to carry downed opponents, but it appears to be causing issues.

At the beginning of Fortnite’s Chapter 2, Epic Games introduced the ability to carry downed opponents, meaning players can pick up and move their teammates who are knocked down, or grab opponents and take them away from their squad so they can’t be revived. This new mechanic can be extremely useful, but it appears that it’s causing issues as Tfue found out during pro scrims on January 13.

While playing alongside an already-eliminated Scoped, Tfue managed to take down an opponent with a Tactical Shotgun, competing in the endgame of the match as the final 20 players battled to secure victory. With an enemy pushing behind him, the 22-year-old quickly spun to face his opponent, hoping to blast him with the weapon too, only to find the player he had just taken down appear on his shoulders, leaving him defenseless with no gun in hand as he was wiped out of the match.

“No, why is that a bug, man?” fumed Tfue. “Like it’s still in the game bro. Nice, I’m holding a f**king dead body so I can’t shoot. I hear a kid coming up behind me and the next thing you know, I’m holding a dead body. This is f**king great. This is sick.”

This glitch can cause issues for players at any time, but in the heat of battle at the end of a match, there likely couldn’t be a worse moment to be affected by it. It’s no surprise that Tfue was frustrated, as with Storm Surge activated he was in the final moments of the game and may have believed he had a chance at winning the match had this not happened to him.

Unfortunately for the pro player, there’s currently no confirmed fix on the way from Epic Games, but many will be hoping that the next patch for Fortnite will address it, with the 11.40 update expected to release over the next few days.


Fortnite Season 5 Rift Beacon leak hints at map changes

Published: 30/Nov/2020 10:20

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has hinted at the Rift Beacons making a return in the near future, so, they could be coming back in the upcoming Chapter 2, Season 5 update?

Even with a new map, a raft of new mechanics, and different crossovers, Fortnite Chapter 2 hasn’t quite hit the heady heights it set itself back in Chapter 1 when it exploded onto the battle royale scene. 

That, in turn, leads fans to beg for Epic Games to bring back things from the past – be it a particular weapon, map location, and in some cases, an overall theme for the season. On of the most sought-after items, that fans would like to see make a return, are the Rift Beacons.

The beacons, which popped up in Season X, were apart of the ever-evolving map – with locations, new and old, taking their place with each update. Seeing a beacon in-game, at a certain location, spelled danger for it – and they gave fans something to look forward to.

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Rift Beacons spell the end of days for locations when they pop up.

Well, it looks like they could be returning in the near future – at least, perhaps, to play a role in the Galactus Event. 

Fortnite leaker TweaFN tweeted on November 29 that the beacons had been updated – alongside a whole host of other assets. These included the beam of light used in the Robot vs Monster event at the end of Season 9.

These event-related assets being updated does seem to suggest that they will be used in the Galactus, especially as the beacons were also updated prior to the Chapter 2, Season 3 event – where they played a small role. 

Even though all signs point to the beacons, at least for now, playing a role in the event – this doesn’t completely rule out their return in Season 5. 

As of writing, the only hint about the Season 5 theme we’ve got is the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda secret skin, so everything is on the table in terms of changes. We’ll just have to see what Epic decides to do.