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Is it time for the Fortnite community to forgive XXiF and Ronaldo?

It’s been one year since XXiF and Ronaldo attempted to cheat their way into the Fortnite World Cup. Is it time to forgive them?

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With the Fortnite World Cup solo competition taking place a year ago, today, we decided to reflect on one of the biggest stories coming out of the tournament: the XXiF and Ronaldo cheating scandal. For those who don’t know, XXiF and Ronaldo were duo teammates back in the World Cup days. Both of them were accused of cheating by having kills fed to them in the solo format from players who were already out of the running.

Epic reviewed the clips in question and banned both players for two weeks. This was the first professional cheating scandal to rock Fortnite, and Epic weren’t prepared for it. The two returned after their ban, only to qualify for the grand finals as a duo.

The community came together to collectively roast both of these players. Their organization dropped them and they had to compete as free agents. At the World Cup finals LAN event, the crowd cheered as the duo was eliminated on the big screen. DrLupo even called XXiF a “bot” during the official broadcast.

Since the World Cup, both XXiF and Ronaldo left Fortnite to pursue Valorant. It would have been tough for them to build their way back into the community, as 90% of players knew them only as “the World Cup cheaters.”

We said that this was the first professional cheating scandal in Fortnite, but it wasn’t the last. See that search bar at the top of the screen? Type “cheat” into that. Dubs, Kreo, Bucke, Slackes, and Keys have all been banned for cheating in tournaments – and that’s only in the NA-East region. We’ve also seen Japanese pros, console pros, and Australian pros banned for cheating – and some of their transgressions are far worse than anything XXiF and Ronaldo did. We’re talking about aimbot, macros, and DDoSing.

Bucke, Keys, Kreo, and Slackes were all banned for teaming with one another during the FNCS Duos competition. As you can see from the clip, they used each other for Storm Surge tags while in the Slurpy Swamp area. They would shoot one another – make sure not to finish – and get the free shields at Slurpy so that both teams could avoid Storm Surge.

Dubs was banned in the FNCS solos competition for “teaming” as well. He had more of a defense for his actions than the former group but still received a competitive ban for appearing to avoid one player while attacking others who landed with him at Rickety Rig.

What’s happened since the banning of these players? Kreo was dropped from his organization but later acquired by Built by Gamers – as was Bucke. Keys and Slackes were signed to an even bigger organization in Luminosity. Dubs remained with his organization, FaZe Clan, through this cheating allegation and an N-word controversy to top it off. None of them received an ounce of the backlash that XXiF and Ronaldo still receive to this day.

This article is not to say that these players deserve to have their careers ended. We’re, simply, highlighting that this is a different era of Fortnite. The professional community has changed. If XXiF and Ronaldo were caught cheating in the upcoming FNCS competition, they would have received a longer ban but far less blow-back from the community; almost certainly.

Recently, there was a post on the r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit that showed XXiF and Ronaldo in a Fortnite lobby, entitled, “Xxif and Ronaldo coming back to Fortnite 🤢.” It brought the topic back to the forefront, briefly, although neither player has engaged with the speculation. To our surprise, the comments on the post were largely understanding.

“They were dumba***s for cheating and don’t deserve the money,” one Redditor wrote, “BUT, they seem to have been the scapegoats/poster children for cheaters. So many people have been exposed since them, but they got the full brunt of the lifelong hate.”

“I honestly feel bad for both of them,” wrote another. “As humans, we need to be better about forgiving people. Majority of Fortnite players are younger and love giving into cancel culture for these 2, but players like Keys, Kreo, Slackes, and them they can easily forgive because they place consistently and have a streaming fan base.”

Our point is this: it’s been a full year since the XXiF and Ronaldo scandal. Multiple high-profile pros have been caught cheating or skirting the rules since then and retained their careers and popularity. Is it time that we forgive these two and move on? The decision is, ultimately, yours.

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The 5 most hated skins in Fortnite

The Fortnite community is no fan of these skins.

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Fortnite skins have taken on a life of their own since the game came out. Back in the early days, we couldn’t imagine spending money on a free game. Now, hundreds of dollars later, we’re still padding our lockers as collectors of in-game cosmetics.

Some skins tell a lot about the player wearing them. A Peely? They’re just trying to goof around and have some fun. A Dynamo? Sweat is probably pouring onto their keyboard at all times.

Today, we’re taking a look at the most hated skins in Fortnite – the skins that elicit an immediate reaction from opponents. You better be ready for some backlash if you post a clip while wearing one of these skins.

5. Female Soccer Skins

Female Soccer Skins have been hated ever since they first came out. This might have been the first “sweaty” skin to come to Fortnite, and it remains in the category to this day. However, it’s been made available in the Item Shop quite frequently so everyone from sweats to casuals owns it.

“Soccer skin” means more than just the skin that someone is wearing, at this point. It’s a term that longtime Fortnite players will likely remember for the rest of their gaming careers. However, because of its frequent item shop appearances, it’s last on the list.

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4. Custom Superhero Skins

These skins have cause quite a stir with players and have disrupted the competitive scene on more than one occasion. The actual name of these skins is Boundless, and they are among the most customizable skins in the game. Many players bought them for their versatility at first, but they were quickly abused by competitive players.

Players could set their skins to have an all-black or all-white color scheme which would make them harder to see. These color combos were banned from the game, but players still found a way to make their skins harder to see. This lead to these sweaty skins being banned outright in all competitive play.

3. Anime Skins

This category of skins is pretty new since “anime” skins were introduced in Chapter 2 Season 5. A bundle of anime skins was also released during Season 6 which contains some of the sweatiest and most hated Fortnite Skins.

Chigusa, Megumi, and Yuki are part of the Cyber Infiltration bundle, and Lexa was given to players who reached a certain level of the Season 5 Battle Pass. For some reason, players hate these cell-shaded skins and would rather face off against Soccer Skins.

2. Surf Witch

When we asked Twitter which skins they hated the most, a large number of responses included Surf Witch. It seems this skin is hated because it’s used by “sweats” and also because of its lackluster design.

Surf Witch’s design isn’t much different from many of the other female skins. In fact, she has a very similar design to Haze, a preexisting skin. Many players think that Surf Witch is a cheap rip off of Haze, and their hate is derived from their similarities.

1. Dynamo

Dynamo is – by far – the most hated skin in Fortnite, at the moment. If you post a clip while wearing the Dynamo skin, you’re guaranteed to see the bulk of your replies consist of something along the lines of, “Dynamo, ew.”

We’re not exactly sure why Dynamo has its status as the most hated skin in Fortnite. Perhaps, it’s because Dynamo a very sweaty skin that isn’t difficult to get. Unlike Crystal and Aura, a lot of players think Dynamo is, simply, a bad skin on top of the fact that it’s incredibly sweaty.

Whatever the reason, wearing a Dynamo skin puts a target on your back. If you hit the island wearing Dynamo, then you better be as good as the skin suggests you are.

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Does this list mean that you shouldn’t be wearing these skins in Fortnite? Absolutely not. In fact, a lot of players like playing the role of an antagonist in all sorts of games. It can be fun. Wear whatever you want – these are just some of the skins that are in the community’s crosshairs at the moment. We’re sure that it will change in the future. Wear what you want and have fun!

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How to get Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls and how to use them

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Epic Games have added another disguise to Fortnite Season 8 following the v17.10 update, and they’re called Inflate-A-Bulls.

If you ever wanted to tip-toe around the Fortnite world hidden in a cow costume, well, now is your chance!

On July 13, 2021, Epic posted a new update on their official live blog, confirming the Inflate-A-Bull has been added to the game.

Now, you’re going to need to know how to use it, and where to find them – because they look like a lot of fun.

How to use Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls can be attached to your back and can be – shock horror – inflated to bounce or roll away from dangerous scenarios.

Essentially, they may save your life during close gunfights.

Quick tips!

Even if a player shoots your way and pops the inflatable, you will be protected from the damage.

Epic have also released a quick tip for players to follow as well, to get the most out of this strange disguise. They posted: “Tip: Rolling downhill with an Inflate-A-Bull is a LOT faster than just running downhill”.

Where to find Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

These pesky disguises can be found in two ways: IO Chests and normal Chests.

Guarantee yourself one of these items at this location, where Rick Sanchez will wait for you.

However, there is one NPC on the Fortnite island selling these as well – Rick Sanchez. For those who don’t know, Sanchez can be found at the IO Base east of Weeping Woods (seen above).

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Fortnite LeBron James skin: Release date, price, trailer & more

A LeBron James Fortnite skin is reportedly being added to the game during the next update, and he will come with exclusive quests.

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NBA superstar LeBron James has officially joined Fortnite’s ICON Series skin set, with two outfits coming to the Fortnite Item Shop.

During the first day of the Epic Games vs. Apple trial, multiple planned or scrapped Fortnite crossovers had been leaked. The crossover information came from a Quarterly Business Review document for Epic Games. Among these leaks were planned crossovers with Naruto, Metroid, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and more.

A crossover with LeBron James was also found in the court documents. The still image of LeBron James included the Icon Series logo. Players assumed a LeBron James Fortnite skin would be released during the Fortnite x NBA The Crossover event, but a set of customizable skins was released instead.

Epic Games put rumors to bed with an announcement on their official blog page on July 12, confirming the date NBA’s MVP would be arriving in the world-famous Battle Royale.

He joins a list of celebrities to now have their own character in-game, including Marshmello, Ninja, Loserfruit, and more.

When is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin coming out?

Here’s a first look at both of LeBron James’ Fortnite skins.

On July 14, 2021, LeBron James will be given his very own Fortnite Battle Royale skin, as part of the ICON Series.

How much is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin?

Fortnite ICON Series skins usually cost around 1,500 V-Bucks individually, with a price point of between 2,500 or 3,000 V-Bucks for the full bundle.

What does the King James Gear Bundle include?

  • The Lion Pickaxe 
  • Wingspan Glider
  • Quiet the competition with LeBron’s emphatic on-the-court celebration, The Silencer. 

A new trailer dropped as part of the announcement, too, as seen below.

Fortnite LeBron James skin trailer

Leaks

A number of these details were revealed before Epic Games had the chance to do a full press release, too.

ShiinaBR on Twitter was the first to break the news stating: “LEBRON JAMES WILL BE THE NEXT ICON SERIES SKIN.”

HYPEX quote retweeted Shiina’s announcement with more information. They stated that the LeBron James Fortnite skin will come with an exclusive quest line called King’s Bling.

And now LeBron James will be added to the game right before the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy.

For basketball fans, this is an exciting addition to Fortnite. Not only can players equip their own custom basketball skins, but now they can play as one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. Let us know down below if you are excited about the collab and if you plan to purchase the LeBron James Fortnite skin.

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