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Chap, Bugha, Clix & more react to FNCS ‘teaming’ ban

Clix, Chap, Bugha, BallaTW, and many other pros and commentators react to the ban of four Fortnite pros following FNCS cheating allegations.

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Clix, Chap, Bugha, BallaTW, and many other pros and commentators react to the ban of four Fortnite pros following FNCS cheating allegations.

This weekend, we saw the first official week of the Fortnite Champion Series kick-off. There was a ton of controversy in the NA-East region, where the top-two duos received a 60-day ban for ‘teaming’ with one another.

If you missed it, the summary is that the teams of Kreo/Bucke and Slakes/Keys purposely used one another to avoid storm surge before ignoring the other team and letting them get to full shields.

Interestingly, fellow pros Chap and Tfue predicted that something like this would happen while watching the finals. “I feel like if anyone’s colluding, it’s Slurpy teams,” Chap began. “It’s collusion central.”

“Ya, everyone that lands at Slurpy pretty much cheats, so,” Tfue agreed. Both pros recognized that the number of natural shields lends itself to some free storm surge tags.

Chap watched the video on-stream and laughed at how “blatant” the cheating was. “They target swapped,” he told his viewers. “Kreo would break one’s shield and then switch to the other.”

He later tweeted, “I still think you should be banned for life when caught cheating in any tournament for money.” On-stream, Chap admitted that he liked Kreo and Bucke, but that there was no excuse for what they did.

On Twitter, most of the Fortnite pros backed Epic Games on their no-nonsense decision making. Bizzle was one of the first popular pros to tweet-out the original video, exposing the four players for colluding.

When it hit the fan, Bizzle defended himself against people who were “hating” on him for sharing the video. “I’m not the one who cheated,” he wrote.

“The video was already on Twitter before I reposted. I had nothing wrong with Kreo/Bucke Keys/Slackes in the past but they cheated and got caught. They’re both good duos and could of [sp] done fine without colluding for Storm Surge.”

Not everyone was on the side of the ban, however. High-profile Fortnite pros like Clix and Bugha came to their defense, both on Twitter and on stream.

Clix tweeted that Epic should’ve investigated the allegations before issuing such a harsh ban.

“I don’t feel like epic should’ve acted this fast, I feel like they didn’t have a chance to even defend themselves. This 60-day ban is life-changing for all of them. None of them are gonna be signed again, and there [sp] missing a whole FNCS. 60-day ban was not necessary whatsoever,” he wrote.

Kreo loaded up his stream after the whole thing went down. He and Bucke were in a call with World Cup winner Bugha, who was offering them support as they dealt with the news.

“It’s 60 days, it’s not your life,” Bugha told the two pros when Kreo mentioned going back to school. Kreo lost his contract with Luminocity Gaming last year when he was accused of scamming other players.

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BallaTW, one of the most influential voices in the Fortnite community, expressed that he didn’t think a ban was necessary. This was before the 60-day ruling came down.

In the replies, he admitted that he understood why Epic made the decision that they did.

Ronaldo, of XXiF and Ronaldo, got in on the action with a joke at his own expense. “What can I say? They learned from the best,” he tweeted.

Avery and his teammate, HazThaGreat, ended up placing first by default after the bans went through. “1st place I guess not really proud of the way we got it,” he wrote on Twitter.

This is going to hurt the four pros affected by the ban, but as Bugha said, 60 days is not a lifetime. The four of them are all young and can come back and compete when their ban is lifted.

Until then, they’ll likely have to serve their suspension while playing public matches if they can’t get invited to scrimmages. They may fall off a bit, but it’s not the end of the world for them – even if it feels like it is.

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SypherPK showcases the best hero ability in Fortnite Season 4

SypherPK has crowned Fortnite Season 4’s best Mythic hero ability: Sorm’s Whirlwind Blast

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Fortnite Season 4 is, in many ways, a return to form for Fortnite. We’re having a lot more lighthearted fun than we had over the course of the past couple of seasons. On top of that, with the spray weapons nerfed or gone, the competitive meta is also more entertaining to watch and play.

Hero abilities are helping to keep the game fresh, as well, and offering several different playstyles that weren’t there during the first portion of Chapter 2. Instead of ramped-up versions of existing weapons, the Season 4 Mythic items are entirely new.

Obviously, some Mythic abilities are more powerful than others. For instance, Silver Surfer’s Re-Deploy ability has gotten a lot of attention in competitive modes, while Groot’s Baller has largely been left behind.

One ability seems to stand above the rest, however – at least when it comes to the Core Fortnite game modes. Storm’s Mythic Whirlwind Blast ability might be the most powerful one that Epic have added.

During a recent stream, SypherPK noticed something that a lot of players hadn’t. He shot his Doctor Doom energy orb at a player, only to have it come flying back at him. As it turns out, Storm’s ability reflects projectiles.

When you add this to the fact that you can avoid fall damage, launch players to their death, and reflect damage from incoming cars, it’s an easy decision when you have to choose one Mythic item to carry.

SypherPK released a video that shows all of the uses for Storm’s Mythic ability, including the most popular and effective one: launching players to their death. You can also reflect all of the other offensive hero abilities in Fortnite – save for Iron Man’s Unibeam.

Hopefully, this item stays out of competitive Fortnite. If not, then we can be sure of what the next “Kit’s Shockwave Launcher” will be during the Season 4 FNCS. Keep your head on a swivel if you run into a player using this ability in-game.

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Leaked Fortnite weapon is a cross between a Minigun & Grenade Launcher

This leaked Fortnite weapon is scary…

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The Fortnite community tends to be split when it comes to explosive weapons. Some enjoy the ability to break down any structure in the game, while others prefer a rocket-free experience when cranking 90’s for high-ground.

We’ve seen all kinds of explosive weapons come and go from Fortnite. We’ve had the Quad Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Proximity Launcher, regular RPG, Pumpkin Launcher, and several others. Only a couple of them have remained in the loot pool for more than a season.

According to Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e_, it looks like the latest explosive weapon is on the horizon. We’ve only seen some statistics and mesh image of the item, but that’s enough for us to be intimidated as to the destruction it could cause.

Mang0e_ described the weapon as a “cross between a Grenade Launcher and a Minigun.” If that doesn’t send a chill up your spine, we don’t know what will. These are two of the most powerful weapons that Fortnite has ever seen. Now, we’re combining them?

Of course, this is only preliminary information and we have no idea if this item will ever even come to Fortnite. The initial impression could be way off as well, so it’s no time to panic.

After all, we saw Machine Pistols leaked last year and they still haven’t entered the game. Just recently, we got the first piece of concrete news on the item since last November. This is all to say that it could be a long time before this strange “heavy weapon” comes to Fortnite – if it ever does.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the weapon, but it could be a while. Epic likely won’t release the next Fortnite update for at least a week or two, and we don’t expect to see this weapon when it does come out. In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @FortniteINTEL, to be the first to know all of the breaking Fortnite news.

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Fortnite Mythic weapon leak: ‘Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols’

Fortnite leaks reveal that Mystique is finally getting a Mythic item.

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Fortnite Season 4 is all about the hero abilities. We’ve seen an ability for nearly every hero in the game along with some for heroes that haven’t even been released, such as Black Panther and Venom.

The only Battle Pass hero who hasn’t received a Mythic ability is, strangely, Mystique. To be fair, it might be a bit difficult for Epic to come up with one. Her superpower, after all, revolves around shapeshifting into other people. We can use this as a built-in Mystique emote, but it doesn’t work as a standalone in-game mechanic.

Well, it seems like Mystique’s mythic item is in development. That’s right: reports have it that we’re getting an item rather than an ability. Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e, released his findings: Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols.

You probably don’t remember this weapon model – it’s not everyone’s job to follow all of these Fortnite leaks – but this Machine Pistol was leaked over a year ago. After several updates, Epic adjusted the statistics and rarities of the unreleased weapon.

Still, even after the weapon was updated, Epic kept it out of the game for almost a year. It seems like we may finally see a version of this weapon enter Fortnite in Season 4.

We still have a lot of unanswered questions about this weapon. Most likely, we’ll be able to get our hands on it through the drones located at the Quinjet landing sights. This has been the most common place to grab Mythic hero abilities. Of course, we don’t know this for sure.

Will the third leak be the charm for the Machine Pistol, AKA Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols? Only time will tell. We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about this weapon.

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