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Owl fires back after he & Bugha receive teaming warnings

Owl proves that he and Bugha weren’t teaming after receiving competitive warning.

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Competitive Fortnite players are no strangers to teaming, cheating, and skirting the rules. There isn’t a week that goes by without an allegation or outright exposure of someone for cheating in Fortnite in one way or another – whether that’s using third-party hacks, macros, or teaming with another player.

Teaming is the most difficult allegation to prove out of all of these. We saw this displayed with the FaZe Dubs situation. A compilation of clips looked to show Dubs teaming with Waffles, but a later explanation from Dubs change the minds of a lot of viewers. Dubs and Waffles received a competitive ban, nonetheless.

We have a similar situation on our hands, here. A clip surfaced of Bugha being eliminated by KNG pro, Co1azo. Bugha was in a Discord call with Owl, at the time, and told him, “Bro, s**t on this kid, Owl.” Both of them ended up dying to Co1azo.

A few days later, Bugha tweeted a screenshot of a warning that he received. The warning stated, “Due to your recent actions, you have been issued a competitive warning for: Collusion/Match Fixing. Please refrain from repeat offenses as you may receive an account ban.

Owl received one of these as well, and didn’t take too kindly to it. He posted a compilation of clips to show that he and Bugha weren’t teaming throughout the competition. In the above clip, you can even hear Bugha undeafen on Discord to tell Owl to kill Co1azo.

“Me, Bugha, and Nosh were all in the same call in that game. NOSH WAS LITERALLY FIGHTING BUGHA WE WERE ALL DEAFENED. Bug undeafens as I’m already in the box not before and tells me to kill him cuz it’s my SKIN,” Owl wrote in a tweet.

Epic make it a point never to clarify their bans or warnings. The fact that these players were in a Discord call with one another could have been enough for the warning – even if they weren’t teaming.

We’ll have to see if Epic take any similar action in the future. It’s hard to justify punishing players who streamed the event and weren’t teaming, while there are always cases of players teaming in a call with one another off-stream. Unless someone goes out of their way to check the replay files, the latter group almost always gets away with it. It’s inconsistencies like this one that make players lose confidence in the credibility of Epic’s competitive ban system.

Glitches

How to enter the Stark Industries Vault without a keycard

Fortnite players have found an exploit that allows them to enter the Stark Industries vault without a keycard.

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The first update of Fortnite Season 4 included a massive overhaul of almost the entire northeast portion of the map. Stark Industries has now become one of the most popular places to land, with nearly a quarter of the lobby chasing Iron Man at the beginning of each match.

It’s easy to understand why this location is so popular. Stark Industries offers a ton of loot, a chance for an early battle, the only place to obtain high-level Stark Rifles, the Iron Man hero abilities, and a vault.

We’re focusing on the vault, for this article. It’s one of only two closed vaults on the map, but that doesn’t mean that you need a keycard to enter. More than a few players have eliminated Iron Man and hit the vault, only to find a squad of players already inside.

The reason for this is a video made by popular YouTuber and glitch exposer Glitch King. He offered a video tutorial on how to enter the Stark Industries vault without a keycard.

A glitch like this one has been possible in every season since vaults first came to Fortnite. The good thing was that most of these glitches took so long to complete that they were nearly impossible to pull off in a real game. You’d have to build walls and cones, get a boat, and spam buttons to enter the vault.

This one, however, is troublingly easy. All you need to do is hit the back of the vault at the proper angle with one of the many cars that spawn in the Stark Industries parking lot. Simply land, grab a car, drive it under the stairs and hop into the vault.

There’s a small catch to this glitch, however. One of the requirements is a bad PC – or, at least, a friend with a bad PC. Part of the glitch requires the driver’s PC to fail to render the walls of the vault, pushing you inside.

Admittedly, Glitch King makes the exploit look easier than it is. You probably won’t get it on your first try, but there’s nothing stopping players from practicing this glitch in Battle Lab. Once you find the right angle, you’ll get in every time.

Of course, you’ll be stuck inside the vault until someone else opens it, but that isn’t much of a problem. The Stark Industries vault almost never goes unopened, so chances are you’ll be able to loot the vault and kill whoever opens the door for you.

This is a pretty broken exploit, so we hope Epic address it in a coming update. The longer it’s in the game, the more players will try it. For now, all we can advise is to be careful when opening the Stark Industries vault.

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New Fortnite Battle Bus “Upgrade” leaked

Tony Stark is improving the Fortnite Battle Bus. Take a look at the leaked first version of the upgrade.

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Fortnite Season 4 is finally giving players a taste of what it was like to play the game in Chapter 1. The updates aren’t coming at the same rapid clip as they were during the last chapter, but they’re steadily changing the game by adding new content every couple of weeks.

Yesterday’s update was a perfect example of this. It wasn’t as big as v14.10, which brought Stark Industries to the game, but it made significant changes in key areas of the map. The update also released Wolverine, who is the toughest boss that Fortnite has ever seen.

The map is progressively changing over the course of the season and we haven’t seen the last alteration. In fact, the map isn’t the only part of Fortnite that’s set for an overhaul as the season progresses.

Players who have had a chance to breathe in Stark Industries have noticed that Tony Stark appears to be making alterations to the Battle Bus. You can find one of the busses in his garage. It seems as though Stark wasn’t content with the plain old bus we’ve had since the early days of Fortnite.

Thanks to data miners, we already know how the upgraded Battle Bus will look when Tony Stark is finished with his first round of alterations.

There isn’t too much of a difference with this first stage, but we don’t expect Stark to stop there. By the end of the season, there’s a strong chance that the Battle Bus has its very own Iron Bus suit.

As you can see, the sound of the bus is also changing. It appears as though Stark is focusing on the performance of the bus before moving onto the cosmetics.

One interesting question that we have is: will this affect the speed of the bus? We assume that a more powerful engine would allow the bus to hit higher speeds. The speed probably won’t change due to game mechanics, but anything’s possible!

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about Tony Stark’s plan for the Battle Bus. We can expect to see this version of the bus come to Fortnite within the next two weeks.

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Challenges

How to collect Floating Rings at Coral Castle

Take a look at all of the Coral Castle floating ring locations for the Fortnite Season 4 Week 5 challenges.

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Coral Castle in Fortnite

Fortnite Season 4 Week 5 is here, marking the halfway point in the season and, for many, the Battle Pass. Tier 100 and Tony Stark are only a few weeks away as long as you complete all of your weekly challenges.

For Week 5, we’re back to searching for floating rings in named POIs. We’re going to Coral Castle this time around, which was introduced towards the end of last season. Coral Castle isn’t a very popular POI most of the time, but it will be getting a lot more action when the Week 5 challenges come to the game.

Below is a map of the location along with all of the floating rings that you need to complete the challenge.

It would be best to complete this one in Team Rumble – which is disabled at the time of writing – but there’s a 50% chance that you get an unfavorable bus. Even still, you could probably stretch your landing and make it to one or two rings before being eliminated by the enemy team.

You can take a look at the rest of the challenges here. If you’re still looking for the Transport Truck for the Wolverine challenge, you can find that here. Happy hunting!

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