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Fortnite World Cup Duo Champion reveals that he’s switching teammates

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Aqua won the Fortnite World Cup Duos Finals with his partner, Nyhrox, but has decided to part company with the player after earning $1,500,000.

We’re not gonna lie…this story’s a peculiar one to say the least. Aquaa and Nyhrox won the FWC Duos Finals and both earned $1,500,000 dollars for the feat. Now, Aqua has decided to switch duo partners after the incredible victory.

The professional Fortnite player posted a short explanation about his decision on August 2. While behind the scenes drama could account for the departure, his publicly stated reasons seem a little odd so quickly after winning.

Aquaa & Nyhrox split up after World Cup victory

The Fortnite World Cup ended less than a week ago on July 28 and became the most viewed esports event of all time. At the event, Aquaa and Nyhrox took home the Duo Finals trophies, but they’ve already decided to split up.

In an attempt to explain the decision, Aquaa posted a Twitlonger message about the situation.

Aqua’s reasoning behind leaving Nyhrox

Aquaa is very clear in pushing the point that him & Nyhrox still remain friends. We don’t doubt that and would find it surprising if they weren’t after winning millions playing Fortnite. There’s no issue there, but his stated reason for splitting the world’s foremost duo doesn’t land quite so firmly.

The Fortnite World Cup Finals were the pinnacle of Fortnite competition and those who won that event are now the best players in the world. That’s the whole point of playing these tourneys, to find out who the true best of the best are.

However, Aquaa doesn’t see it that way. He believes that him & Nyhrox are not the greatest duo in the world. While we understand the drive to get even better, it’s a massive risk to part from Nyhrox. Stompy is no slouch himself and qualified for the finals, but he’s most certainly not of the same caliber as Nyhrox at the moment.

Nyhrox (left) & Aquaa (right) hoist the Duos trophies – via Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT Media

With this said, we don’t want to be too harsh as there might an aspect that Aquaa didn’t specify, but meant to. Fortnite changes radically with every new season and that means different types of players will thrive in the coming tournaments. Aquaa may be seeing the future as grim with a player like Nyhrox, who loves taking high ground, as Season X introduced the B.R.U.T.E., removed Shadow Bombs, and vaulted Glider Redeploys.

For the time being, the decision seems a little hasty and you would’ve like to have seen the player spend more time playing the new season with Nyhrox before the split. Of course, behind the scenes ‘stuff’ might have played a major role.

What do you think of this duo split-up between Nyhrox and Aquaa? It’s certainly sad to see the most formidable partners of the FWC Duos Finals split up, but we wish the best to them both going into the next era of competitive Fortnite.

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Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain

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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.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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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.

Flare Gun

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.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

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.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

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.

General

  • ‘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.

Battle Royale

  • 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.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

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 skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

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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