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Tfue shows how insanely powerful grenades are in Fortnite Chapter 2

Published: 15/Nov/2019 11:27 Updated: 15/Nov/2019 11:28

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has demonstrated how perfecting the use of grenades in competitive can give players a huge leg up on their opponents – while leaving his Twitch fans wowed in the process.

With the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Epic Games did away with a huge portion of the game’s old loot pool – limiting it to a few weapons and health items, while also introducing new looting mechanics like fishing and rarer chests. 

A number of classic weapons remained, as did the grey grenades that had been so prominent throughout the game’s first chapter. While they weren’t a huge part of the meta back then – regularly being swapped out for other items by players – they’ve become a mainstay for people’s loadouts in Chapter 2.

They’ve also shifted the meta in competitive play, with teams doing their very best to carry stacks in order to assault other teams with explosives – even though Epic has lowered the max stack from 10 to six.

YouTube: TfueThe popular Fortnite pro usually sets the trends for other pros.

That didn’t matter for Tfue, however, as he was able to make the six grenades count to his advantage while taking on other highly-skilled players.

During his November 14 stream, the Fortnite star demonstrated the effectiveness of top-level grenade placement by marking out where he wanted to aim and giving himself a higher platform. 

From there, Tfue launched all six grenades, taking down two dueling enemies with a few blasts and destroying any protection they had built. 

Now, adapting to the max grenade stack nerf is another accomplishment of sorts that he’s been able to tick off during Chapter 2, Season 1 – alongside finding three loot llamas before starting a match.

Of course, Epic Games use players like Tfue to monitor what needs balancing and what doesn’t, so there could be even more nerfs to grenades in the future if the developers update their Trello board.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

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

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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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.