NRG Benjyfishy is one of the best players in the world right now and he proved it by qualifying for both the solo and duos World Cup in the first week of qualifiers.
He went on Reddit to do an AMA so that people in the Fortnite community could learn more about who he is and how he qualified so quickly.
His answers ranged from why he dropped out of school to go to home school, to his practice routine, to what he hopes is his future in gaming.
The whole AMA can be found on /r/FortniteCompetitive but here are some of the best answers from it.
Question from Jdubwillie: “What do you see yourself doing in 5 years? Pro Gamer? Still Playing FN? Content Creator? Something else all together?”
Answer from Benjyfishy: “I really hope to still be something in esports /gaming 5 years, whether that be Fortnite, or any other game. Always liked the idea of running an organization, so might be something I do in the future. But honestly I have no idea, I’m just looking to secure my future by playing Fortnite, and trying to make the most of it while it is still relevant, which will hopefully be for quite a while.
“I’m not sure if my skills would translate to other games, partly the reason why I didn’t start playing apex. Since Fortnite is the first game for me to be big in, I’m not sure if I’d be good at any of the other big games that come out.”
Question from Zamlenha: “What was your parents reaction for qualifying for both solos and duos in the 1st week?”
Answer from Benjyfishy: “My whole family was watching the Fortnite stream, so when I went into the room to tell them I was currently 3rd after my last game, they thought I might drop since not all the games had finished, but I stayed third, and they were all in pretty big shock, especially when it was announced on the Fortnite stream.”
Question from jcow77: “How did your real life friends react?”
Answer: “I posted on my sc story that I won guaranteed $50k, and most people just replied saying that they thought I was either lying/ really happy for me. I have been getting homeschooled for like 2 months, so most of them know I am big in Fortnite, but I think most of them underestimate the money involved with it, so most of them think im lying when I tell them I won a large amount of money.
“The first time I won something big was the Montana black duo squad tournament, where me and savage came 1st and got like $10k, when I told my mates at school, it was pretty crazy and everybody was asking me about it throughout the entire day, even the teachers”
Question from habya7: “Is it hard balancing school work and fortnite? And how do you do it?”
Answer: “Part of the reason I dropped out to do homeschooling, is that I was finding balancing it too hard, I would either have to put more effort into one than the other, and it always caused conflicts. I could either put more of my effort towards school and do more work after school, or I could skip the work and do more practice, I typically focused more on Fortnite cause I was really passionate about it, but was very lucky that it paid off, would not be in a good position if what has happened recently hadn’t happened.”
Question from veechee: “What was your routine/schedule for practicing and what did you practice specifically each day/session?”
Answer: “My routine for practice normally goes like this :
Wake up around 2pm (I wake up this late cause my sleep schedule is shit and also there are no customs before then really).
Warmup in creative for 30 mins when I get on. Play customs from around 3pm-whenever customs end, normally around 11pm.
Chill/Do creative/Stream for around 2/3 hours, and then chill and play other games till around 3/4am, then sleep.”
Other comments pointed out how unhealthy a schedule that is for a 15 year old. It doesn’t seem like he has allotted time for actually home schooling or exercise built into his day.
On the flip side, when Fortnite is your first game to become a pro in, you can feel the need to keep grinding it and ride out the popularity. He has clearly made the most of this opportunity in Fortnite and will have plenty of time to get back on track with healthy habits after making some serious cash in New York.
Leaked Fortnite 14.40 skins & cosmetic items
Fortnite’s v14.40 update has officially signalled the start of Fortnitemares 2020, and a brand-new patch means we have plenty of leaked skins and cosmetics to take a look at.
While Season 4 has been all about superheroes, Halloween is the name of the game for the next couple of weeks, with Fortnite’s annual spooky event Fortnitemares making it’s welcome return, and bringing back Midas too.
Midas disappeared at the end of Season 2 when his Device experiment ended in disaster, but the 14.40 update sees the character regain control of The Agency thanks to his Shadow Henchmen, who will play a significant role in the game for the next few weeks.
For cosmetics fans, a new update means new skins, gliders, back bling, and more to look at ahead of their addition to the Item Shop, and thanks to data miner HYPEX, we can take a look at everything that will appear in-game over the next few weeks.
As always, new skins are the highlight of any cosmetic drop, and there are plenty for fans to sink their teeth into during the Fortnitemares event.
Beef Boss and Fishstick are two new members of the Skull Squad, while the Skull Trooper himself gets a party makeover. Elsewhere, we have some new default characters for those who like to keep things simple, while the Good Doctor skin has a special emote that sees him transform into a massive monster when he drinks a potion.
We’ve also got some new emotes, including one which sees your character play the banjo on a rocking chair, and a zombie walk which fits the Fortnitemares theme.
Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any gliders, back bling, or weapon wraps just yet, but we’ll be sure to add them to this article when they are revealed.
Fortnite 14.40 patch notes: Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge
Fortnitemares is back as spooky season takes hold, with Midas making his return to the game in the v14.40 patch, which is live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on October 21.
Fortnite Season 4 has been all about superheroes, but with Halloween fast approaching on the horizon, it’s time for “Earth’s mightiest heroes” to take a backseat and make way for some ghoulish fun.
Of course, that means it’s time for the annual Fortnitemares event, with the 14.40 patch bringing some spooky additions and Halloween-themed items to help players get in the mood.
With the patch now rolling out across PC and consoles, here’s everything you need to know before you jump into the action.
Fortnite v14.40 Update patch notes
Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge
The headline addition in this patch is the return of Midas, who acts as the main character in the 2020 edition of the Fortnitemares Halloween event.
The character hasn’t been seen since Season 2 when his Device experiment backfired, flooding the entire map. Now, he has reappeared to cause some more havoc, taking residence at The Agency once again with an army of the undead to help him with his plans.
From October 21 to November 3, players who meet their demise in Solos, Duos, or Squads can return to battle as one of Midas’ Shadow Henchmen for a shot at earning a Nitemare Royale, and join your fellow Shadows to take down those still living by using otherworldly abilities.
Loot Pool Changes
Fortnitemares doesn’t just bring back Midas, but also introduces a number of new Halloween-themed items like the Witches Broom that let’s the user soar around the island, the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, and of course, the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher.
There’s also some new consumable items in the form of candy like Candy Corn and Jelly Beans, which will add health or shield, or perhaps give you some new powers to wield.
A major surprise though is the vaulting of the Charge Shotgun, which has been removed from the game for the foreseeable future.
Huge PC patch size
Those downloading on PC will notice that this week’s update is massive, coming in at 27GB, which is much larger than they typically tend to be.
This is good news for players though, as although this patch will take longer to download, it actually shaves 60GB off the entire file size of the game, improves loading performance, and will make for smaller update downloads in the future.
As always, Fortnite’s 14.40 patch also has some bug fixes that should improve quality of life for players, and address some of the frustrating glitches that can make the game frustrating to play.
These bug fixes have been taken from Epic Games’ official Trello board, and we’ll be sure to update this article with any more changes we discover.
- Honey Hitters Pickaxe disabled.
- Cozy Chomps and Ravage Outfits appearing as Ramirez.
- TWIP! Legacy not being awarded.
- Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.
- Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.
- Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
- Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
- Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative.
- Vehicle buttons missing.
- Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.
Fortnite v14.30 Update patch notes
Fortnite’s third major update of Season 4 has arrived in the form of the 14.30 patch, which brings a major Combat Shotgun buff to players on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
Superheroes are the name of the game in Chapter 2 Season 4, as they take over the Fortnite island and prepare for a massive war with the evil Galactus, who’s coming to change the reality of the game forever.
With a battle on the horizon, Epic Games have decided to adjust the Combat Shotgun to give you a helping hand, while also introducing some new modes for fans to sink their teeth into.
Fortnite v14.30 patch notes
Loot Pool changes
The biggest news coming out of the October 13 patch is the adjustments Epic have made to the loot pool. The Combat Shotgun has been given a major tweak, which Epic hope will make it more useful throughout the rest of the season.
The developers confirmed that they had increased the range at which it deals damage, so hopefully players will be able to take down enemies at slightly longer distances, although Epic stated that they would be asking for feedback about the change.
Elsewhere, they’ve also announced that they are rotating in some new superpowers to keep things fresh, which will be available around the island.
Rally Royale LTM
Along with the buff, Epic have also dropped a new LTM for fans to sink their teeth into. Rally Royale is all about getting from Point A to Point B as fast as possible, though it won’t be easy.
In this mode, your task is to collect tickets before anyone else. If you’re first, a finish line will appear on the map, which you need to speed to if you want to be crowned as the winner. This LTM is expected to go live “later in the week,” Epic confirmed.
Marvel Knockout Super Series
Fortnite players can get their hands on the new Daredevil skin early by winning one of the Marvel Knockout Super Series tournaments that are included in v14.30. These elimination cups begin on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
There will be four total tournaments, with anyone who competes in all of them rewarded with an exclusive Nexus War glider.
As usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including a series of Party Royale glitches, and plenty more.
Here is the full list of bug changes set for v14.30:
- Audio of Last Forever Emote playing even with licensed audio muted.
- Placing a map marker cancels movement.
- Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
- Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.
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