Tfue hits out at Epic Games for patching Fortnite shield exploit

Connor Bennett

Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney has hit out at Epic Games for their recent patch that has taken away the ability to quickly destroy Slurp Juice trucks by building a cone underneath.

With the release of Fortnite Chapter 2 back in October, Epic Games changed up the much-loved battle royale map in favor of some new points of interest.

One of the biggest changes came with the addition of Slurpy Swamp, an area where players can claim some free shield by taking a swim in the glowing swamp or ruining the factory’s barrels, trucks, and pipelines.

Epic GamesSlurpy Swamp has become one of Fortnite’s most popular POIS thanks to the easy shield on offer.

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There is a tradeoff to getting the shield from the factory, however, as the developers gave the barrels, trucks, and pipelines high health points – meaning they take a while to destroy. Players have found ways to instantly destroy them, with the most popular method coming from building a cone, but the developers recently patched that – much to the dismay of many fans.

Tfue himself joined that disappointed bunch of fans during his December 13 stream when he discovered that the popular trick had been taken away.

“Dude, are you kidding me Epic Games?” Tenney said after trying to destroy a slurp truck with the cone build. “Epic Games, suck my ass, ok. I know you guys watch my f**king stream and be like ‘oh yeah, we can’t any of that’ come on dude.”

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Tfue wasn’t finished there though, as he questioned why the developers would make the change. “Like, why? Bro, someone literally went out of their way and took the time out of their day and got fucking paid to make it to where you can’t build to break a f**king truck. Like, that was somebody’s priority. That is crazy. Like why? Did it really affect the game that much?”

Now, despite a number of big-name players like Tfue speaking out on their dislike of the change, it seems unlikely that Epic Games will revert back to the way things were.

While they could do so, it looks as if players will just have to deal with breaking the trucks with their pickaxes and hoping that nobody sneaks up behind them.