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DrLupo & CourageJD discuss their departure from Fortnite

Two of the biggest casters in Fortnite, Jack ‘CourageJD’ Dunlop and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, discuss why they stopped playing the game.

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Two of the biggest casters in Fortnite, Jack ‘CourageJD’ Dunlop and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, discuss why they stopped playing the game.

DrLupo and CourageJD were the dream team of Fortnite casters. Both of them had the big-game voices and the knowledge of competitive Fortnite that pushed them towards casting Fortnite’s biggest competitive events.

The two were sure-ins for the World Cup Grand Finals. Some of the best moments in competitive Fortnite had CourageJD shouting over them. The two were the best ambassadors that the game could have asked for.

Over the past few months, both DrLupo and CourageJD have left Fortnite. Lupo began playing Escape from Tarkov and Courage moved on to Minecraft, Warzone, and a variety of other games.

The two have touched on their move away from Fortnite but recently expanded on the situation on the Courage & Nadeshot Show.

“I played that game from the moment it released,” Courage explained, “I still love … parts of the game and will definitely still go back to it and have fun on it but I would literally go insane if I was trying to play that game like I once did in 2018/2019.”

(7:38 for mobile viewers)

Courage went on to explain that he doesn’t have the patience for “two-minute-long build battles with skill-based matchmaking for no return.” The “hardcore” nature of Fortnite turned him away from continuously streaming the game.

“It’s tough to play the same thing every single day for forever,” Lupo added. “Let me be super clear: without Fortnite, I would not have been able to do the thing that I did for charity, I would never have been in front of as many people … I still love the game.”

When asked if they would still play Fortnite if it had a robust ranking system, Lupo told Nadeshot, “I can’t say that I would. When I first started streaming I did Destiny 1 for a year and a half, straight … Playing the same game every day makes me go f***ing stir crazy.”

“I would still be very interested in casting Fortnite,” Courage explained, to which DrLupo agreed. “I’m just not super interested in playing.”

Courage went on to explain that the lack of communication, official events, and patch notes put him – and a lot of other players – off when it comes to taking Fortnite seriously.

Both streamers wanted to make it clear that they still love Fortnite, and that they owe part of their success to the game. Right now, though, they’re moving on to other games.

It’s hard to blame these and other players from trying their hand at different games. Many of us have done the same, even if we always return to Fortnite.

Hopefully, this isn’t the last time that we saw Courage and Lupo in a booth together – whether or not they’re casting a Fortnite event.

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Epic nerf Fortnite aim assist on PC yet again

Epic Games have released another Fortnite aim assist nerf for PC players.

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Here we go again – another reported nerf to controller aim assist on PC in Fortnite. Will this one be enough to satisfy the keyboard and mouse (KBM) community? Will it be the final iteration of aim assist? Probably not, but let’s get into it.

This update flew under the radar for most players, as Epic didn’t officially announce this change to the public. Data miners reported on the change with the updated files, and pros began to test it out.

According to Hypex, the new values are as follows:

  • PullInnerStrengthHip -> from 0.6 to 0.45
  • PullOuterStrengthHip -> from 0.5 to 0.38
  • PullInnerStrengthAds -> from 0.7 to 0.52
  • PullOuterStrengthAds -> from 0.4 to 0.3

This seems to be a relatively substantial nerf, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens when controller players get their hands on the updated values. According to early reports, console players should be unaffected.

At some point, it seems like Epic are going to nerf aim assist on PC to the point where it will be more beneficial to use a console. This is a bit hyperbolic but could be a legitimate outcome.

We’ll keep you posted if and when professional controller players speak out on the aim assist topic. For now, not much has happened on that front – suggesting that little has changed.

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Fortnite player shows the best methods for unlocking Agent Peely

What’s the best way to unlock XP for the golden Agent Peely?

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The golden variant of Agent Peely is one of the popular topics in Fortnite Season 2. Those who started at level one – with no tier or XP purchases – would need to grind-out 29.5 million XP in order to reach level 350 for a fully-golden Agent Peely.

For most players, this is completely unattainable. Even after you complete all of the challenges, punch cards, and daily challenges, you’ll need to earn 15.9 million XP through your normal Fortnite matches – a mark very few people will come close to hitting.

One Fortnite player broke everything down into a graphic, letting players know the best way to earn XP in Fortnite and unlock the elusive golden Agent Peely.

As you can probably guess, playing normal Fortnite matches isn’t going to cut it. If you play for the win, you’ll need to play an estimated 19.36 hours per day – assuming that you started at the beginning of the season.

If you play Fortnite with a loot-first mindset, you can substantially cut down on this time – of course, you won’t want to break any of the ammo boxes, llamas, or chests. This playstyle will bring you Agent Peely after 6.44 hours per day.

Finally, we have the best way to grind Fortnite XP for Agent Peely: Team Rumble. Play this game for loot, kills, and XP and you’ll be able to unlock Agent Peely after 3.86 hours per day. The math was completed and graphed by Reddit user u/zMuska.

Via: u/zMuska

Of course, these hours-per-day breakdowns assume that you are skilled at Fortnite and play every day. If not, it will take you a lot longer.

Players have already voiced their frustration with Epic Games over the golden Agent Peely grind. Some have even pledged to boycott any Item Shop XP that has been rumored to be going on sale – although we haven’t seen it yet.

Most players hope that Epic temper the XP requirements next season. They promised us “more fun, less grind” with this Battle Pass – which is technically true if you only want to reach level 100. Completionists know that it isn’t as simple as that.

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Epic push Fortnite Season 3 and Doomsday Event back one week

Epic have pushed back the Fortnite Season 3 release date by one week.

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Fans have been gearing up for Fortnite Season 3 this past week, with news of the Doomsday Event coming this weekend and Season 3 starting next week.

On May 28, Epic released a short blog post that pushed everything back one week. They didn’t go into detail as to why they made the shift, but are likely working on balancing new game mechanics, weapons, items, etc.

“In an effort to get everything ready for Chapter 2 – Season 3, we’re extending Season 2 by one week,” The Fortnite Team wrote in their blog post. “The new launch day of Season 3 will be Thursday, June 11. Also make sure to check out a one-time-only live event called The Device, now scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM ET (please show up 30 minutes early to help secure your spot, space is limited!).”

This is disappointing to a lot of Fortnite players but could be good news in the long run. We’d rather wait a week for the new season than have it released in a broken state.

Rumors have it that a flood is coming, meaning massive changes for the island and, potentially, some new mechanics and vehicles added to the mix. Swimming underwater seems to be headed to the game as well, as leaks suggest.

This is a tough mechanic to get right. A lot of other competitive games have tried and failed, so this may be the ultimate reason for the Season 3 delay.

As of now, the new Fortnite Season 3 release date is June 11, 2020. We’ll keep you posted if and when more details become clear.

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