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PUBG banned in Jordan and Fortnite is expected to be next

Published: 11/Jul/2019 12:28 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 13:48

by Paul Cot

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China, India, Iraq and Nepal – countries that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently, or has been, banned in. Jordanian news outlet Roya News are reporting PUBG is already banned in Jordan and Fortnite may be taken down with it.

PUBG and Fortnite are arguably the two biggest battle royale games and both can claim credit for putting the last-man standing genre into the mainstream. Players across the world have embraced both games but it looks like players from Jordan may have to look elsewhere, according to Games Industry.

The decision has been met with anguish by citizens who have an insatiable appetite for a Chicken Dinner. Jordan’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission cited one of the main reasons for the ban was a World Heath Organization study that claims PUBG causes addiction and social isolation.

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On top of causing addiction and isolation, they also classify PUBG as a violent video game claiming children who play it will be more violent as a result. While this study is questioned by anyone who has played supposedly violent video games, another study into violence in video games from Oxford University found no such correlation.

Dr Netta Weinstein, co-author of the Oxford study, had a rather interesting take on why other studies may claim violent games lead to violence: “Our findings suggest that researcher biases might have influenced previous studies on this topic, and have distorted our understanding of the effects of video games.”

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Irrespective of the previous study, PUBG is currently banned in Jordan and perhaps more disconcertingly for Jordanian gamers is the potential for Fortnite to join it. Their Telecommunications Regulatory Commission also cite China, India, Iraq and Nepal’s bans for doing so themselves.

India and Nepal have since overturned those bans. The ban remains in Iraq whose Government claim it is a national security threat. Elsewhere, in China it is suspected monetary reasons are behind the ban as a state-approved version of PUBG is available to play.

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Where to find Fortnite Iron Man jetpacks

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:44

by Tanner Pierce

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After many long months, the fan-favorite jetpack has finally been re-added to Fortnite. This time however it’s straight from Iron Man, due to the special Marvel-themed season. Here’s a simple guide for how you can get your hands on the item.

One of the more interesting and least-hated items added to Fortnite since its launch is the jetpack. After being available in normal modes for a while, the item quickly became a fan-favorite, and getting one was pretty much required if you wanted to stand a chance in the final couple circles.

Epic Games decided to remove the item back in 2018 and instead, limited it to a number of different LTMs. Now, it seems like the developer has at least temporarily reversed course, as the item is now spawning in the base game again with a Marvel-themed twist.

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The new jetpack operates exactly the same as the old item that was removed from Fortnite a while ago.

What is the Iron Man jetpack?

From everything we’ve seen, it appears as if the Iron Man jetpack operates basically the same way the older jetpack did back in 2018, and that this new item is basically just a simple cosmetic re-skin.

The jetpack takes the slot of one of your items on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. If you want to use it though, you don’t have to have the item selected. All you need to do is jump and then hold down the jump button in order to raise yourself into the air, allowing you to use your weapons. Operation, as expected, is fairly simple.

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The Iron Man jetpack can be found through the map as floor loot.

Where can I find the Iron Man jetpack?

Apparently, the only place to find the Iron Man jetpack is as floor loot appearing randomly around the map for the moment. There doesn’t appear to be any specific, sure-fire, place to find it, so you’ll just have to keep looking until it pops up.

The item also doesn’t seem to show up from chests, which means it’s even harder to find than some weapons and other items. Of course, this could all change as time goes on.

It’s currently unknown how long the item will be in the game for, although logic would dictate that the longest it would be available would be the end of the current season given its Marvel theme.