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TSM’s Myth Hits Out at Epic Games for Lack of Information on Private Servers

Published: 13/Aug/2018 9:57 Updated: 13/Aug/2018 9:58

by Mike Kent

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One of the world’s biggest Fortnite stars is demanding answers from Epic Games due to the lack of private servers available for pro players.

Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani shot to fame as one of the first pioneers of complex building in Fortnite in early 2018, and with that reputation, he joined Team Solomid, and eventually moved to a team house in California.

Since joining TSM he has gone on to become the second most followed streamer on Twitch’s platform, sitting only behind Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

Despite all of his success streaming, Myth still has a competitive dream, and he’s started to share his frustration at the lack of private servers available on Fortnite.

When Epic Games announced they’d be pumping $100m into the first season of Fortnite esports, many expected private servers to become available. That hasn’t happened.

If pro players want to scrim against other good opposition, they’re forced to attempt to play against each other by coordinating a large group of players and hoping they get matched in the same lobby.

This frustration boiled over on August 12th when Myth demanded to know why there is no servers.

He posted the following message on his Twitter.

“Okay…EPIC really needs to bump their clarity on what is happening with custom matches for pros. If its tech issues, tell us. If its an agenda, let us know.

Please give us a reason why we can’t practice in a realistic environment when millions are on the line.”

At the time of writing there has yet to be a response from Epic Games about why there aren’t sufficient practice servers.

Their Summer Skirmish series continues on Friday, August 17 when another $500k is put on the line.

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Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes

Witchshacks

Fortnite Witchshacks
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These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
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Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
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Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
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If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!