Fortnite World Cup cheater XXiF raises suspicions of 'teaming' again during trios tournament - Dexerto
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Fortnite World Cup cheater XXiF raises suspicions of ‘teaming’ again during trios tournament

Published: 22/Jul/2019 16:33 Updated: 22/Jul/2019 16:47

by Marcus Banks

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Notorious Fortnite pro Damion ‘XXiF’ Cook has once again caused a storm in the competitive community after appearing to be fed a free kill during the recent trios tournament.

The controversy began back in April 2019, shortly after XXiF had seemingly booked his ticket to the upcoming Fortnite World Cup alongside star names such as Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Timothy ‘Bizzle’ Miller.

Epic Games were forced to investigate after he was accused of being ‘fed’ kills by other players, allowing him to score points for eliminations and improve his chances of qualification. Eventually, his spot was revoked, and he was banned for two weeks – although just a fortnight later, he qualified again.

EPIC GAMESXXiF re-qualified for the Fortnite World Cup after his suspension ended.

Weeks after Epic Games were heavily criticized for allowing a known cheater to participant in the tournament, XXiF once again finds himself the middle of a storm after a clip appeared of him being given a free elimination during the recent single-day trios tournament.

After entering Salty Springs, the former Rise Nation pro is met with a player who is dancing on the roof of a building, allowing XXiF to score an easy kill – gaining HP, materials as well as adding a point on the board.

Fortnite players on Reddit suggested that the player dancing may have wanted to be eliminated quickly to rejoin his fallen teammates in another match. This theory was supported by Misfits Gaming pro Griffin ‘Sceptic’ Spikoski who agreed that the solo player wanted to leave the match without disconnecting.

However, other players on Reddit questioned the logic, suggesting that the player had an epic tactical shotgun meaning he should a good chance of scoring at least one elimination on his way out, which would have boosted their point tally.

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With XXiF finishing in 21st place for the NA-East region, he guaranteed himself a slice of the prize pool, but should the allegations prove to be true, Epic Games will be forced to take action again.

There has been no official communication from the developer as to whether the issue will be investigated, but we will keep you updated as this story develops.

Dexerto have reached out to XXiF for a comment.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.