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Tfue mind blown as Fortnite ‘ghost bullets’ cost him eliminations

Published: 7/Apr/2020 11:19

by Jacob Hale


Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney was left baffled while playing in an intense Fortnite match with duo Scoped, as his shots seemed to not register, despite appearing clearly on target.

Fortnite is no stranger to bizarre bugs and weird occurrences, but generally, these things get fixed pretty quickly by developers at Epic Games, so it’s not often something to be too concerned about.

However, when you’re competing for money, it’s a different story, and this bug could have completely ruined Tfue’s match if things were a little different – and bugs affecting Tfue are always bound to cause a stir.

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Despite Epic regularly adding new places and features to Fortnite, it’s disappointing when some of the basics fail.

While playing in some duo scrims with Scoped in preparation for the FNCS finals, the duo had an impressive high-ground position to have good visibility on their enemies while remaining protected, but it didn’t quite work out exactly as intended.

Loaded to the brim with small bullets, Tfue was raining down fire on any enemy that came near him with the minigun – but the bullets seemed to just fly through them.

If it was only one player, you could probably say he got poor luck with his bloom, but as three enemies fly past him he locks onto each one and manages not to do any damage to any of them, even though it definitely seems as though he should be hitting them.

While his bullets are constantly missing, Tfue simply repeats “I’m blanking, bro,” clearly getting increasingly dismayed at every opponent that flies past him without taking any damage.

The first time he said it, Scoped said that some of his bullets were blanking, too, so it may have simply been a server-side issue that had them both firing ghost bullets, but it’s impossible to be sure.

Tfue has taken issue with Fortnite for several reasons in recent months, including going as far as to say he’s considering moving to a different state just to get better ping. If this becomes a recurring issue, it may add more fuel to the fire about the game that helped him blow up.

It remains to be seen whether Epic Games look into this, but it could become a big issue if they plan on having more major tournaments in the near future with money on the line.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

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In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.