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Ninja and Tfue react to FaZe Dubs controversy

Fortnite community has reacted to FaZe Dubs’ racial slur situation, including two of the biggest names in the game: Tfue and Ninja.

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Fortnite community has reacted to FaZe Dubs’ racial slur situation, including two of the biggest names in the game: Tfue and Ninja.

FaZe Dubs has received an indefinite ban from FaZe Clan following a clip of him using a racial slur on another streamer’s broadcast. The FaZe pro is banned from streaming, posting, or competing by his organization.

A lot of the community were waiting to see how FaZe Clan – one of the most recognizable names in esports – would react to the controversy. Instead of dropping Dubs, FaZe decided to put him on ice while the situation dies down.

Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney reacted to the situation when asked about it on his stream. “Just because someone says the n-word doesn’t mean they’re racist,” the former FaZe Clan member told his chat. “Like, I don’t think f**king Dubs is obviously racist. But it is f**king weird that he would say it, like, you know? In his off time, you know?”

FaZe Clan’s statement on Dubs

Tfue expanded on his thoughts, calling the situation “cringe.” The streamer didn’t go so far as to blame it on Dubs’ age, but he admitted, “When we’re kids, we all do dumb s**t, so.”

In response to a viewer who said that it was an accident, Tfue said, “I don’t think you say the hard-R on accident, you know?”

Ninja reacted to the controversy on his stream as well when his duo partner, Reverse2k, brought it up. The former streamer was blissfully unaware of everything that was happening with the FaZe Clan pro.

“Oh boy,” Ninja said. “Nothing makes me more uncomfortable than a white person dropping a hard-R”

“I think what makes that even worse is that, like, the reason he said it was because he thought no one was streaming,” he continued. “Yikes.”

Ninja and Reverse went on to discuss a possible ban for Dubs. They debated whether or not FaZe would drop Dubs before they saw the organization’s response to the controversy.

The two then read Dubs’ Twitter apology, to which Ninja responded, “I don’t even know what to say about the whole situation.”

“I’m going to break it down for you – just the reality of it all. Saying that word – like the hard-R and everything – off-stream, because you think you’re off-stream, and then just apologizing about it … it’s just the typical apology.

“That’s standard. Expected,” Ninja said. He started to expand more on the thought before stopping himself and saying, “I mean, he’s a kid, I don’t know, it’s just so stupid. The whole thing is – he shouldn’t have said it.

The conversation then turned to the duo talking about organizations and contracts. There was some talk of Dubs trying to get out of his contract by using the slur, but the context of the situation suggests that this wasn’t the case.

Via: FaZe Clan

We’ll have to see how this whole situation shakes out for the Fortnite pro. He’s sidelined for now, but will likely come back and compete at a high level once again. Dubs is only 15 years old and will, hopefully, take this situation as a learning experience.

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Epic Games & Loserfruit postpone her Fortnite Icon Series skin

Streamer, Loserfruit, has announced that she and Epic have decided to postpone the release of her Icon Series Fortnite skin.

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The entire world is reeling in the wake of the protests and demonstrations surrounding the murder of George Floyd. There are, certainly, more important things going on than Fortnite, but that’s what we’re here to talk about.

Many fans are speculating that Epic will add a further delay to Season 3, following the announced delays of the PS5 new Call of Duty Season. Epic have yet to speak out on this topic, so we should expect the event to take place on June 6 until we hear otherwise.

One thing that has been delayed is the newest addition to the Fortnite Icon Series. Leaks pointed to a Loserfruit skin hitting the Item Shop this week. The streamer even posted a cryptic message on her Instagram story, signaling that the skin would be released on June 3.

Loserfruit logged onto her stream on June 3 and to update her fans and explain why her Icon Series skin wouldn’t be in the shop. “Me and Epic decided it wasn’t the right time to release the skin, this week,” she said.

“I think you guys know from leaks,” the streamer chuckled, “that it was meant to come out on the third. So we decided to wait.”

The delay is an understandable one for several reasons. Getting your own skin in a video game is a big deal, and Loserfruit would undoubtedly feel guilty for celebrating her accomplishments in a time like this. As we said, there are far more important things happening than anything related to Fortnite.

We can expect to see the skin hit the Item Shop within the next couple of weeks. We still have no news on whether or not Season 3 will be released as planned. We’ll keep you updated on all of these topics as more information comes out.

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Bizarre Fortnite bug causes an infinite no-storm game

This Fortnite player experienced an infinite game due to a new and rare glitch.

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There have always been – and always will be – bugs in Fortnite. There will be bugs in every game, but they can be more frustrating in competitive ones. Some bugs are fun and good for a laugh, while others make you want to Summit your monitor.

This bug falls in between these categories – equally annoying and intriguing. One Fortnite player experienced a new and rare bug that caused the storm to stay away from the island. He reportedly played for an hour, clearing out the lobby and searching for the last person, before calling it quits and letting a bush-camper win.

Via: u/woofblah

This bizarre glitch was likely caused by Midas’ tinkering with the storm. The storm circles have been strange since the last Fortnite update – mirroring those of Warzone before shrinking to a smaller, more familiar circle.

Theories have it that this is the work of Midas, who is trying to prevent or otherwise mess with the storm ahead of the Doomsday Event.

In this match, u/woofblah spent his time collecting all of the mythic weapons he could carry. He also traveled a reported 28km searching for his final target before eliminating himself and seeing a bush camper in the corner of the map.

Via: u/woofblah

This is the first time that we’ve seen such a glitch, so it has to be rare. Again, it’s likely that the bug was triggered by the updated storm.

Let us know if this issue becomes more widespread. In a game like this, it becomes a war of attrition. How bad do you want the win? More than the kid in the bush? Probably not.

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Fortnite Season 3 leak reveals more details about the flood

New Fortnite Season 3 leaks promise a progressively lower water level over the course of the season.

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The internet was buzzing, yesterday, when the PlayStation store accidentally released a promotional image for Fortnite Season 3. We can give them the benefit of the doubt that they weren’t prepared for a last-minute extension, but they would still have been early by two days early.

The leaked image was small but it was enough to virtually confirm the rumors of a map-wide flood and begin some new rumors about a potential SpongeBob crossover.

YouTuber, Tabor Hill, was the primary creator who was providing us with leaked information ahead of Season 3. His source gave him information about Party Royale, the flood, and the Season 3 Battle Pass before any of it had been released or corroborated by additional information.

He came back with a video on June 1, following the PlayStation Store’s leaked image. The video covered many of his original leaks and the theories surrounding the new image but added some additional information on top.

To those who are worried about the entire map being covered in water, Tabor Hill said, “Epic knows what they’re doing … You’re not going to be completely on water, don’t worry.” He also added another piece of information that he withheld in his original video: the water level will go down as the season progresses and “eventually return to normal.”

(3:30 for mobile viewers)

To add a bit of intrigue to the end of his video, Tabor Hill told his viewers that, “One or two new locations may reveal themselves.”

So, according to these leaks, the water level will lower over the course of the season – similar to how the snow has melted in past winter events. This makes perfect sense and we could see it happening this way.

Hopefully, however, the beginning of the season doesn’t use the current swimming mechanics that we have in the game. “SpongeBob physics” underwater would be an ideal middle-ground if the entire map is flooded, as we covered in a separate article.

All of this information will be proven true or false on June 11. We’ll keep you covered with more rumors, leaks, and more as we wait for the event and new season.

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