Tilted Towers Receiving Repairs Following Meteor Strike in Fortnite Battle Royale - Dexerto
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Tilted Towers Receiving Repairs Following Meteor Strike in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 16/May/2018 15:54 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:54

by Calum Patterson

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A new patch for Fortnite Battle Royale went live on May 16th, and has brought with it a number of changes – some less obvious than others.

Patch V.2.4.0 most notably added the new Burst Assault Rifle and new skins and cosmetic items – but it has also began construction on the Fortnite map itself.

Any avid Fortnite fan will recall the months of speculation about a potential meteor strike on Tilted Towers – which eventually came, destroying a large portion in the center of the urban zone.

It left a large crater filled with ‘hop rocks’ – which grant players jetpack like movement for around 30 seconds – similar to other areas such as Dusty Depot (aptly renamed to ‘Dusty Divot’).

However, it looks like this crater will not be a permanent addition to the map, as the latest patch now has the crater filled up, and it looks like repairs have begun.

This image, courtesy of Reddit user ShotGunRaids, shows Tilted Towers in its current state, complete with construction vehicles and building site props.

Tilted Towers after the v.2.4.0 patch

Of course this looks like an interim map change, and we would expect future patches to continue the reconstruction of the area.

Fortnite developers Epic Games are clearly attempting to give the play area the feel of a living and ever-changing landscape, in order to avoid players becoming bored of the same old.

Epic Games have in the past acknowledged fans’ wishes for an entirely new map, but seem committed to working with their current canvas, before releasing a second.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.