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Tfue “pissed off” with “idiot” pro players in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 16/May/2019 22:44 Updated: 16/May/2019 23:47

by Eli Becht

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Turner ‘Fortnite Battle Royale ‘pros’ play, angry with their tactics and saying they lose sight of the bigger picture of winning.

Not only is Tfue one of the most Fortnite Battle Royale streamers on Twitch, he’s also one of the top professional players in the game.

He has already qualified for the Fortnite World Cup in the Solos playlist, but he’s still working towards qualifying in the Duos portion with his partner FaZe Cloak.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite World Cup qualifiers have begun.

Tfue never shies away from sharing his opinion on the state of the game, but this time took aim at other pros, not happy with how some of them play.

“These fucking idiot kids will dead-ass loot one fucking chest and just sit and hide,” he said. “Even if you do kill us, you’re not gonna get any loot and you’re going to lose the game.”

“Kids are so tied up in trying to win the fight that they lose the bigger picture in trying to win the game,” he said. “That is a problem this game has fucking had with idiot fucking pro players that probably shouldn’t be fucking labeled as pros.”

Tfue doesn’t call anybody out by name, but his point about players sitting in boxes with one weapon becomes evident any time you watch a World Cup qualifying match.

The end-game circle usually features upwards of 30 players all trying to stay alive by turtling up.

One major escape route is being disabled for the May 18 and 19 qualifiers though, as Epic Games announced on Twitter that all vehicles were being disabled for this weekend’s event.

This means the players that relied on the Ballers in end-game situations will have to find another strategy to use.

Removing the vehicles comes on the heels of another major shakeup that saw the Pump Shotgun vaulted at the start of Season 9, leading many players to find another go-to finishing weapon.

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Fortnite players call for “unfair” pay-to-win superhero skin to be nerfed

Published: 7/Jan/2021 17:00

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players have discovered a major flaw with the customizable superhero skin, and now they want it nerfed or removed from the game entirely.

Epic Games’ popular battle royale has always offered some of the best downloadable skins in gaming, with recent additions including Master Chief from Halo, Michonne and Daryl from The Walking Dead, and of course The Mandalorian.

These skins – as well as the various other cosmetics like pickaxes and gliders – have always been included on the basis that they “grant no competitive advantage” in Fortnite, meaning they’re purely visual additions.

But the customizable superhero skin that was introduced in Season 4 has now been called out by fans for being ‘pay-to-win’, as turning the skin all-black means players can get an advantage by remaining hidden in shadows.

So do you guys think the black superhero skins need a nerf? from FortNiteBR

In a thread titled “So do you think the black superhero skins need a nerf?” on Reddit, user Pricytoaster highlighted the problem at hand with a simple screenshot.

The image was taken during a match where an opponent wearing the all-black superhero skin was hidden in the corner of a house. Because of the shadows, they were unable to be seen, giving them the perfect opportunity to sneakily take down other players.

The thread in question has drawn hundreds of complaints from fellow Fortnite players who have experienced the same problem, and many of them have been calling for Epic to nerf the skin to keep the game fair for everyone.

Fortnite Superhero Skin
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This image from Reddit shows the issue with Fortnite’s superhero skin.

“This is blatantly unfair and pay-to-win,” wrote one frustrated player. Another added: “Remove this immediately! Having the Superhero skins be all white or black ruins the fun of it, due to their camouflage potential.”

The issue is especially prevalent for those playing Fortnite on consoles, as they don’t have the option to turn off shadows in their graphics settings. All-white skins have also been a problem in snow-covered locations.

We’re assuming Epic will address this issue at some point, especially if players keep speaking out about it. Some have suggested that a different-colored outline could be applied to the skin, which would fit in with the superhero comic-book style.

Fortnite Superhero Skin
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The superhero skin is one of the best in Fortnite, so we hope it gets fixed.

“They should just give it a white outline or something simple like that,” wrote one Fortnite player, to which another responded, “That would be pretty cool actually. I honestly think it would make the skin better to look at.”

Some fans had a more cynical view of why the skin hasn’t been changed yet, with one writing: “I think the main reason Epic is not nerfing the skin is because this black style makes them so much money.”

We’ll have to wait and see whether Epic nerfs the customizable superhero skin, or lets players carry on using it to their advantage. It would be a shame for it to be removed completely, so we’re hoping it gets adjusted slightly instead.