Cloak, much like Tfue before him, hasn’t had a graceful exit from FaZe Clan. Due to contract issues and mistreatment, Cloak has wanted to leave the organization for months. He partially got his wish when FaZe declared their intent to give him restricted free agency.
Esports’ rise from the mud has been lightning fast in recent years, but that has led to serious contractual issues. Players have been thrown around as pawns in a greater game and many receive raw deals that cut into their prowess and profits.
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Cloak’s experience with FaZe Clan led him to want to leave the organization. After months of Cloak wanting out, FaZe stumbled into a mess by wanting to ‘transfer’ the player. Cloak did not accept and threatened to release dirt of the org’s dealings, but FaZe has now changed course.
Cloak becomes Restricted Free Agent
Fortnite’s esports scene is still developing and the growing pains can be seen on multiple fronts. Tfue’s and Cloak’s exits from FaZe Clan are examples of these problems. The most recent drama may be winding down as a deal may have been struck.
Cloak, according to himself, has wanted to leave the esports team for six months. After the player threatened to reveal ‘everything’ about FaZe, the team backed down and gave Cloak restricted free agency.
#Fortnite: Announcing @FaZeClan‘s intent to grant @cloakzy with Restricted Free Agency— #FaZeUp (@FaZeUpdate) June 23, 2019
FaZe will not pursue a transfer on our own, and allow Cloak to represent himself moving forward. We will retain his player rights should he wish to be moved elsewhere at a later date.#FaZeUp
While being a restricted free agent isn’t the same as being completely free of FaZe, the deal may be enough to calm Cloak. The decision will allow Cloak to choose which organization he plays for, give representation rights back to the player, and free him from the FaZe bureaucracy.
From the tweet, it looks like the esports organization is only keeping his player rights in order to help with possible future transfers. However, Cloak was adamant about not wanting to be transferred. We don’t expect this to change and Cloak surely already has many offers lined up without the help of FaZe.
if any org messages you guys for a “transfer proposal” they are as thick headed as you guys. Jesus man— creatorcode: cloakzy (@cloakzy) June 23, 2019
Cloak has not replied to the free agency statement publicly as of yet. The player’s intentions for the future are unclear, but he’s popular enough to go it alone if he chooses.
Additionally, there have been rumors about Tfue creating an org of his own. Cloak might join such a company after the fiasco he has had with mainstream teams.
Where do you think Cloak is heading now that he is free of FaZe’s metaphorical shackles? While the future might be foggy for the young star, we have a strong feeling that he’ll land on his feet and be ready for the next big Fortnite tournament.
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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