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Tfue hits out at Epic Games for patching Fortnite shield exploit

Published: 14/Dec/2019 11:27 Updated: 14/Dec/2019 11:30

by Connor Bennett

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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.

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.”

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.

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Ninja, TheGrefg, Loserfruit & Lachlan assemble for historic Fortnite Icon stream

Published: 18/Jan/2021 6:38

by Brad Norton

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Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg are the mega popular streamers behind Fortnite’s first batch of Icon Series skins and all four of them just grouped up for a historic livestream.

January 16 marked the reveal of Fortnite’s first Icon Series skin. Ninja kicked things off with the new line of streamer-based skins. Fans had been eager to play as their favorite personalities in-game for years, and the Icon Series would pave the way for just that.

Loserfuit came next in June 2020. Followed by Lachlan in November 2020 and most recently, Grefg in January 2021. With all four now out in the wild, the streamers responsible all joined forces for a history Fortnite session.

Grefg and Ninja were the first two in the lobby.

“It was your free day right?” Grefg asked Ninja, who wasn’t intending to go live on January 17. “Correct,” Ninja responded. “But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”

Both Lachlan and Loserfruit had to make some sacrifices for the special moment as well. They were both playing from Australia on 220 ping but were more than happy to do so for the huge occasion.

All four players dropped into their first match wearing their respective Icon Series skins. It marked the first time in Fortnite history that they were all in the same lobby, let alone on the same team.

“Alright guys, this is an ‘iconic’ moment,” Ninja said as all four icons gathered to heal up. “Everyone has their own skin,” Lachlan followed up. “That’s crazy to think about.” 

Collectively the squad boasts over 57 million subscribers on YouTube, with millions more supporting them across Twitch, Twitter, and other platforms. It’s undeniably one of the biggest powerhouse teams to ever drop into a game of Fortnite.

Naturally, their first game together was an emphatic win.

Not only did they get the victory with ease, but they even taunted their final enemy. Boxing the last player in and emoting at the same time to add insult to injury.

Given the time zone differences and the ping difference between them, it’s likely this is a one-off spectacle.

When future Icon Series skins are added, we could see new star-studded quads joining forces. But for now, this will go down as the most iconic Fortnite team yet.