You can rack up 350 battle stars in Fortnite thanks to a glitch in Fortnitemares [UPDATED] - Dexerto

You can rack up 350 battle stars in Fortnite thanks to a glitch in Fortnitemares [UPDATED]

Published: 28/Oct/2018 15:28 Updated: 28/Oct/2018 17:15

by Calum Patterson


Update: Epic Games has confirmed this patch has now been fixed, after it was live for around an hour. However, because it was their fault, you will keep everything you unlocked:

We have just released a fix for some of the Part 3 Fortnitemares challenges that were granting Battle Stars instead of XP. Please be aware, the UI will still show the reward as Battle Stars until the next update. This was our goof and you will keep everything you’ve already earned.

Original article below.

A bizarre glitch as part of the third set of Fortnitemares challenges has been discovered, allowing players to rack up a total of 350 battle stars.

It is caused by the fourth challenge of Part 3, which is a staged challenge requiring players to visit different locations on the map, the first being Wailing Woods.

The first stage works as normal, but stage 2 and 3, Visit Fatal Fields and Visit Haunted Hills, reward 150 and 200 battle stars respectively, a ludicrous amount.

At the time of writing, Epic Games has not commented publicly on what is undoubtedly an unintentional glitch.

Typically, and as all the other challenges show, the tasks are supposed to only reward players with XP, not battle stars.

Presumably, these challenges are meant to reward 150 XP and 200 XP, but it seems an error has lead them to reward battle stars instead.

Epic Games will most likely have this glitch fixed ASAP, so if possible you will want to head in to Fortnite immediately, before they issue a fix.

However, there is a high chance that once a fix is issued, Epic will retract the battle stars earned and replace them with XP, as intended.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.