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The Current Fortnite Meta Leaves Team Liquid’s Poach Infuriated

Published: 31/Jul/2018 14:35 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 14:37

by Ross Deason


Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve expressed his exasperation with the current Fortnite Battle Royale meta during a recent Twitch stream.

The professional player encountered an opponent that tore through his walls quicker than he could build them, eventually eliminating him with a Minigun.

Throughout the sequence Poach can be heard saying “are you trolling me? How many frigging walls has this man just fazed through?” and “anybody not realize like how dumb this meta is? Am I the only one? Why is this a thing?”

After leaving the game, Poach exclaims:

“Oh my fucking god, I hate this game,

“I build over him and immediately he just fazed right through, jumped right through that ramp, and then that was just awesome”

Poach is echoing the sentiments of many Fortnite players that have been left disillusioned by the meta changes in Season 5 that saw building get nerfed and weapons like submachine guns become significantly more powerful.

Some players have taken to calling it the “spray and pray” meta due to the shift from shotguns, precision shots, and building battles to a game that is more forgiving of running at opponents and shooting an SMG as they struggle to build their defences.

In a Reddit thread discussing the above clip, one user stated “Spray and pray meta is so stupid. Completely ruins the fun and skill gap of building” and another followed up with “Hold Mouse 1 + W is literally the new meta.”


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.