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UNO wants Fortnite to keep the v8.20 update after Ninja and co. switched games

Published: 31/Mar/2019 14:12 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 14:32

by Joe Craven

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The official Twitter account for UNO has hilariously called for Epic Games to keep the v8.20 update in Fortnite, after a host of popular streamers started playing UNO instead.

On March 28, a host of the most popular Fortnite Twitch streamers – Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, Marcel ‘BasicallyIDoWrk’ Cunningham and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop – switched to streaming UNO together, partly due to their collective lack of enjoyment in Fortnite after the v8.20 update.

The update, which removed a number of popular changes implemented in Season 7, such as 50 HP bonus on elimination and an increased farming rate, has led to significant complaints from the Fortnite community, that squads are boring after the update.

Ninja, TwitchThe four streamers playing UNO on March 28.

Due to the popularity of their streams, UNO likely experienced a surge in popularity as viewers flocked to watch (and subsequently play) the online version of the popular family card game.

In response to a clip from TimTheTatman’s stream of the group playing their game, the official UNO Twitter account replied to mock Ninja’s cards, saying: “you got quite the card collection going there.”

Later on March 29, KFC Gaming replied to a Fortnite tweet about updates with an image of the UNO ‘Reverse’ card, and the caption: “Time to revert the update.”

This prompted the official UNO account to take aim at Fortnite and comment again, this time simply with: “They can take their time.” 

Although UNO’s tweets are clearly tongue in cheek, their jokes about capitalizing on the unpopularity of Fortnite’s recent updates fit with wider community complaints about the removal of some of the game’s most popular features.

There has, at the time of writing, been no official response from Epic Games related to the update’s backlash.

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How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.