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Tfue reveals clever trick to quickly open Fortnite’s Henchmen Chests

Published: 9/Jun/2020 14:49

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming superstar Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has revealed a pretty clever way to open Henchmen Chests in Fortnite without needing to carry an NPC agent to it or wait for the lengthy scan to complete.

Even though Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is drawing to a close, the battle royale island is still full to the brim with the Top Secret theming. Different locations all play into the season’s theme – which is sure to change at the start of season three – and some have NPC henchmen guarding them.

Defeating these Henchmen can give you some pretty valuable loot, especially if you carry them over to a Henchmen Chest and use the NPC on the scan. However, there are ways to get around needing to scan an enemy to get the chest open. 

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During his June 8 stream, Tfue had dropped at his usual landing spot of The Grotto and took down a few Henchmen that stood in his way. As he approached a Henchmen Chest, though, he took things into his own hands. 

Instead of using an NPC on the scan, the Twitch star built a small cone on top of the chest. This didn’t make the chest disappear but as he started to scan himself, Tfue quickly edited the cone and the chest then popped open instead of waiting for the lengthy scan successful message. 

This trick saved the Fortnite star a few seconds, which is enough to give you an advantage in the battle royale. Though, to prove it wasn’t a one-time glitch or bug, Tfue replicated the editing trick a few moments later on another Henchmen Chest. 

Obviously, you can try and copy what the streaming star managed to pull off, but it’ll probably take some time to practice first off. You’ll also need the area to be clear of actual players, otherwise, your cover would be blown.

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.