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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


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.

Cheating isn’t the only way to be banned from PUBG…

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.


How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.

Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.


fortnite season 3 map
Epic Games
Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.

How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!


As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.


how to open fortnite fortilla vault
Epic Games
The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.