XXiF seems to be up to his old antics once again as footage has surfaced of more potential teaming during the Trios Cash Cup.
Epic Games gets many things right, but they certainly missed the mark with their punishment of XXiF when he cheated during the FWC Qualifiers. The player was caught red-handed for teaming in a professional tournament and got a two-week slap on the wrist.
Naturally, the “punishment“ didn’t work in the slightest and he returned to qualify into the Finals once more under suspicious circumstances. Many other pros like Tfue & Nickmercs protested loudly, but Epic simply ignored their cries for justice in an attempt to move on from the fiasco.
Think about what you would do if you could just always get away with cheating at a casino. Wouldn’t you continue cheating? Maybe not, but that’s what XXiF looks to be doing as the gamer has been accused of teaming again in the Trios Cash Cup.
XXiF accused of teaming in Trios Cash Cup
Before we hop into the latest allegations against esports’ most visible cheater, we highly recommend checking out the first two times XXiF cheated. We’ll link you to the articles for your convenience.
Now, onto the newest triumph of Fortnite’s luckiest professional player who seemingly only plays against bots in high-tier matches. As with the previous clips, this one involves a situation that cannot be logically explained unless we are talking about a random public lobby.
XXiF is being spectated in a clip posted by @SwervoSaucy_ and something peculiar occurs. A lone player with a dead squad decides to start Cluck Strutting in front of XXiF. It wasn’t a panic button press or weird camera angle. Watch the clip and you’ll see what we mean.
You would be absolutely forgiven for thinking that’s something that happens everyday in BR games because it does…in random public lobbies with low-tier players. In professional gameplay lobbies, this type of behavior is never seen outside of these XXiF clips.
Now, some defenders did come to shield XXiF, but they were quickly debunked. They argued that the dancing player just wanted to get back to the lobby as fast as possible.
Please delete lmao. The kid was solo and didn’t wanna back out bc he would get punished. 🤡— Sceptic (@Sceptic) July 22, 2019
However, when the situation gets parsed down logically, why would a player that has materials AND a Epic Tactical Shotgun just give up? While cheating for a single point may seem laughable to some, Swervo came back with a great point dismissing the criticism.
Everyone has to remember this was the trio finals today only 150 trios made it literally 1 point is the difference between 0 and 600 dollars— Erupt Saucy (@SwervoSaucy_) July 22, 2019
A single point was all it took for many players to make it or break it. Developers need to be careful when dealing with big prize pools as the incentive to cheat rises with the increase in money. Epic Games decided to hand two-week ban to XXiF when the community wanted to see harsher, more permanent penalties.
Is that too harsh? Not when compared to other esports and sports. Players are regularly banned permanently from Counter-Strike events and suspended indefinitely from Overwatch for less egregious crimes. Epic Games tried to do the right thing in their mind, but with constant piling evidence…they need to address this in a public manner and fast.
Well, no matter what the result of this new controversy, XXiF will be heading to the Fortnite World Cup Finals. The event begins with the Creative Finals on July 26 and continues with the Duos & Solos Finals on July 27 & 28.
Who knows? Some of his final placements in the event might prove to be quite telling of his real skill level. It’s truly unfortunate to see possible cheating happening and we hope it’ll all resolved going into the next year of competitive Fortnite.
Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain
New leaks hint at Aquaman villain Black Manta coming to Fortnite’s Item Shop in Season 3.
Epic Games has introduced many new changes following the release of Fortnite’s long-awaited Season 3, with new weapons, a flooded map and even Aquaman being added as a character in the popular battle royale.
However, it seems as if there are even more characters from the DC universe on the way, after new leaked game files were found. According to Hypex, Aquaman’s Villain Black Manta will also be added to Fortnite in Season 3.
Unlike Aquaman’s skin, which will be available through the battle pass challenges, Hypex revealed that Black Manta’s skin and the ‘Black Manta Blades’ pickaxe will be added to the Item Shop.
The DC Villain is expected to arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, June 16 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST/ 5 PM CEST.
While an early look at the new skin and blades has not yet been revealed, it will likely look quite similar to how the character was portrayed in the Aquaman movie.
With the upcoming release of this new character and rumors swirling about a potential Atlantis point-of-interest being added in Season 3, it is possible that Black Manta could play a role in some of the upcoming changes leading into the next season.
The Atlantis location is expected to arrive once the water level has decreased enough, and the final stage of the map has already been revealed by leakers.
Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes
It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.
The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.
Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.
The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.
Portable Upgrade Bench
The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.
Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.
Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.
- ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
- Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
- Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
- Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.
- Party Assist Update
- Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
- Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
- XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
- Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
- Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
- Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
- Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
- Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.
- Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date
The next cosmetic item in Fortnite’s Icon series, this time for streamer Loserfruit, has been leaked, with the release date all but confirmed for June 21.
Following on from Ninja’s skin release earlier in the year, Loserfruit, one of the most popular Australian streamers, has been waiting on her skin coming to the game for months now.
Its initial launch was pushed back due to ongoing protests around the world, but it looks like it’s finally getting a proper release.
On June 21, a handful of leakers got their hands on the encrypted files for the skin, and accessed them, showcasing a full, high-quality look at the skin we’ll soon be able to rock in-game.
Featuring a replica of Loserfruit’s hoody with rainbow-colored arms, the arm portions light up spectacularly, and there is also a backpack that mirrors her own real-life version.
Loserfruit skin release date and price
The bundle includes a fruity pickaxe too, as well as the Bounce Berry emote.
The skin will be available at 8pm ET. It will cost 1,500 V-Bucks for just the skin, or 2,000 for the whole bundle.
Loserfruit herself is actually already rocking the skin in-game on her stream, thanks to exclusive access before the rest of us, so you can see it in action here.
We’ll keep you updated when the skin bundle is available to purchase in the item shop.
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