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Team Liquid’s Poach lashes out at Epic over lack of bug fixes

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v8.40 came surprisingly quickly after the release of v8.30. While the patch had some decent content, the game’s major bugs still remain.

Bugs and glitches are just something that happens in video games, but failure to quickly fix them or lack of a testing structure to prevent them can lead to disaster.

Fortnite v8.40 had minor bug fixes for mostly inconsequential aspects of the game. Major bugs still plague the game and this is especially prevalent when the game is played at high tier, competitive levels.

Liquid’s Poach is having no more

Team Liquid’s “Poach” had some choice words for Epic after the v8.40 update. While content updates are nice, neglecting the overall health of the game isn’t smart.

As Poach points out, major bugs still exist within the game ranging from people phasing through builds, hitches during end-games, and locking up of building during hectic situations.

It’s not just professional players that are complaining about this bugs either. Massive amounts of bug complaint posts come up every day on both the FortniteCompetitive and FortniteBR subreddits.

The whole community, without a doubt, wants Epic to stop and take a little while to ensure the game’s integrity.

Poach also makes a solid quip about Epic putting in “petting” support while seemingly ignoring major glitches and problems. Even if they are trying to fix bugs in the background, it’s bad public relations to release content while failing to communicate effectively to the community.

Epic should launch an “Operation Health”

Epic Games has never really taken a breather with the success of Fortnite. They’ve simply kept pushing on with blistering speed and that means some of the game’s oldest bugs still remain.

Rainbow Six Siege had a very similar problem period over a year ago. The game was riddled with horrid bugs, annoying mechanics, and other problems. So, Ubisoft decided to do something about it before players stopped playing.

Ubisoft dubbed the period “Operation Health” and ceased production of additional gameplay content. Instead, they began to go through the game step-by-step, eliminating bugs as they came to them.

The time has come, Epic – via Ubisoft

Every part of the game’s infrastructure was tweaked to ensure that the massive game’s success could continue. Lighting was changed, spawn points moved, guns tweaked, and bugs eradicated.

The cost? A 3-4 month delay on additional content…but now Siege is one of the only growing pay-to-play titles. Most pay-to-play games have their biggest spikes of players at launch, but Siege continues to break its own records monthly.

Epic should consider dedicating a sizable chunk of its staff to working on its own “Operation Health.” Both the casual and competitive communities want to see the game prosper, but Epic’s content schedule seems to be getting in the way of fixing bugs.

What do you think? Would you be fine with a short delay in additional content for a period of serious bug and system fixes from Epic? Tell us your opinion on the matter in the comments below.

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How to enter vaults without a keycard in Fortnite Season 3

The Fortnite vault glitch has returned for Season 3; this time, with a different method.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 was the first season to introduce vaults. It was also the first season in which players found an exploit to get into the vaults without a keycard. This method was popularized by YouTuber OrangeGuy, who showed fans how use a boat and a few building materials to enter a vault without killing the boss.

This exploit existed for most of Season 2, but was patched when season 3 came out. Well, as you may expect, it didn’t take long for players to figure out another way to get into the vault without a card. Instead of a boat, this exploit requires a helicopter.

For preparation, you’ll need a Helicopter, Upgrade Bench, and a teammate. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to get into the vault without a card:

Step 1: Destroy the tile covering the vault you want to enter
Step 2: Land the helicopter on the broken floor
Step 3: Switch seats and begin to build
Step 4: Have a teammate throw the Upgrade Bench underneath the helicopter

If you complete these steps correctly, you should be pushed under the map and into the vault. Here’s a tutorial from Glitch King that will show you the step-by-step walkthrough.

Getting out of the vault is now your problem. This glitch is meant to surprise and eliminate an enemy, but you could always send your teammate to kill the boss and let you out if no one comes by. This isn’t the most broken method in the world, as you’ll be trapped if you don’t open the vault the normal way. Still, it can make for a funny clip or two.

This method takes a bit more setup than last season’s, but we may still see a streamer or two surprised by someone hiding in a closed vault. Only time will tell.

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Bugha becomes the first esports pro to sign with Gary V’s VaynerGaming

Fortnite World Cup solo champion, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, has signed with Gary Vaynerchuk’s agency, VaynerSports.

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Fortnite pro, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, became a household name overnight when he took home the first Fortnite World Cup Solos competition in 2019. The relatively unknown pro catapulted to the top of the Twitch charts when he returned home for the event, $3 million richer.

Now, Bugha can add another first to his resume – the first gamer signed to Gary Vaynerchuk’s new esports agency, VaynerGaming. The announcement came on July 14, the same day that the entrepreneur announced his company’s entrance into the gaming space.

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In a press release that announced the new venture, Vaynerchuk stated, “I have been quietly paying attention to the gaming industry for over a decade, building relationships and following the trends. One of the most exciting things about it, for me, is the gamers themselves. And when I look at the culture, the interest in the sector from other athletes, artists, celebrities — it is enormous. This is a very significant expansion for VaynerSports.”

Bugha will be the first of many gamers to be represented by VaynerGaming as it expands into this new territory. We can expect some other high-profile signings from Fortnite and other top video games. It’s exciting to see gaming break through to the mainstream in this way, and could mean big things for the future of the Fortnite community.

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Epic disable the elusive Golden Mushroom in Fortnite

The Golden Mushroom has reportedly been disabled in all Fortnite modes.

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Almost all Fortnite players know about the Mythic Goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2 – the rarest item that Epic have ever added to the game. It’s so rare that fans wondered if it even existed for a while. Since its release, there’s still only been a handful of recorded sightings of the Mythic Goldfish.

In Season 3, Epic added another rare item to the game: The Golden Mushroom. According to data miners, this mushroom has the same chance to spawn as the Mythic Goldfish, making it one of the rarest items in all of Fortnite. To this day, we’ve only seen one clip of the Golden Mushroom outside of Creative Mode.

When the mushroom first came out, SypherPK put a county on its head. He offered his fans cash if they could find the mushroom in-game, and a bonus if they found it in a joinable Battle Lab match. Here’s the only known clip of the Golden Mushroom in Fortnite.

When Sypher picked it up and put it in his inventory, the Golden Mushroom turned into a regular old mushroom that only healed for five shield. This bug is likely why the item was disabled on July 13, according to data miner reports.

One of the rarest items in Fortnite should offer a reward for finding it. It seemed like this one had an issue that led to it becoming a disappointment. On July 13, Hypex tweeted that Epic pushed a hotfix to disable the Golden Mushroom.

At the time of writing, there’s still no mention of the Golden Mushroom on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board. The hunt appears to be stalled – at least, for the time being. We’ll let you know when the Mushroom comes back to Fortnite but, for now, you can stop searching for it.

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