TSM Myth “at a loss for words” over state of Fortnite comp - Dexerto

TSM Myth “at a loss for words” over state of Fortnite comp

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:06 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:22

by Vincent Genova


Epic Games is facing yet another backlash from its professional community after a blog post revealed more info about the upcoming competitive season.

TSM Myth became frustrated after seeing how Epic selected participants for the next major Fortnite event and possibly what patch IEM Katowice will be played on.

Myth retweeted Fortnite coach Convertible, who originally called out the selection process. “I’m kinda at a lost for words. What’s happening internally? Are things dysfunctional? Did blog number one have a huge error,” said Myth.

The reason for his reaction was Season 8 of Fortnite will go live the day of the IEM Katowice tournament, meaning significant gameplay changes and new items could be added with no time for pros to adjust – something Epic said they would avoid in the future.

In fairness to Epic, they could play IEM Katowice on an older version of the game, similar to how the Overwatch League runs on different patches than the publicly available version of Overwatch. They have not given any indication that will be the case, however.

Another source of frustration was Epic claiming to let players know if an in-game Pop-up Cup was going to be used for qualification. Matt Layman, Esports lead at Epic, said “we will be very clear when something will be used as a qualifier.”

Unfortunately, that was not the case. The top 25 players from the Explorer Cup qualified for the Secret Skirmish, even though no prior indication was given that the Explorer Cup would be used for placements. In fairness to Epic once again, they did call it a secret – but that will hardly reassure players who feel esports communication is lacking.


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.