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Tfue calls for Epic to remove wall-taking from Fortnite

Tfue calls taking walls in Fortnite “unfair” and calls for Epic to remove the system.

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Taking walls in Fortnite has been a hot topic since the box-fighting meta began. Players with low ping can consistently take the building pieces of players with high ping.

This wasn’t always the case. At one point, Epic tried to address the issue by adding a 50/50 coin-flip system to taking structures. The game would flip a coin to determine which player could place their piece.

Most pros were happy about this switch, but Epic seemed to inexplicably revert the change when Chapter 2 came out. This was during the long night of little communication, but Epic claimed that the system was working as intended.

It’s clear that having low ping matters to anyone who regularly plays Fortnite – regardless of whether or not Epic claims to have changed any of the figures. A player with 0 ping will take the wall of nearly anyone in the lobby – as anyone with this ping will freely admit.

Tfue, on the other hand, has notoriously high ping. The streamer lives in Florida and regularly experiences around 40-60 ping in his games. When you’re competing at the top level, this can be a drastic disadvantage.

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During a recent stream, another player took Tfue’s wall on the first try – nothing out of the ordinary for Tfue. “Kid literally didn’t even know how to play the game but still takes my wall,” Tfue said after he was eliminated.

“Taking walls should not be a thing. You shouldn’t be able to take anyone’s wall, ever,” he continued. “Until they can figure out a f**king fair way, you know? … It’s like somebody taking f**king steroids in the UFC and then somebody not taking steroids. It’s like, how is that fair?

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Tfue is, of course, talking about the ping discrepancy that gives some players a massive advantage over others. Having lower ping will give you a leg up in any game, but it’s particularly noticeable in Fortnite.

Tfue’s solution probably isn’t the best, but it’s never ideal when a particular player has an inherent advantage based on where they live. We’ll have to wait and see if Epic try to address this problem a second time.

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Co1azo shows how to get scroll wheel reset on controller

Fortnite controller pro, Co1azo, has a new attachment that allows him to utilize scroll wheel reset on his controller.

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Fortnite controller player, Co1azo, bought a piece of tech that allows him to use scroll-wheel reset on his controller.

The debate of controller vs Keyboard & mouse will likely never end in the Fortnite world. Nerfs to aim assist on PC have calmed the polarizing topic, but there are still players who argue for their input.

There are benefits and disadvantages to KBM and controller. Controller players are known to have superior movement options because of their joystick, while KBM players benefit from more precise editing and, of course, scroll wheel reset.

Recently, controller pro Co1azo showcased a new addition to his setup. He purchased a standalone scroll wheel that attaches to his controller. Since Fortnite allows players to use both inputs at the same time, the device allows Co1azo to use his controller and reset edits with the scroll wheel.

Co1azo scroll wheel on controller

It looks like Co1azo is using a product from Plus Gear. You can find their shop here.

“It’s really hard to get used to,” Co1azo explained while showcasing his new piece of Fortnite tech.

When a viewer asked him why he’s using it, Co1azo put it simply, “Because scroll wheel is f***ing overpowered as s****.” He went on to say that the new feature is best for “invisible” edits, where you reset a wall that you can’t totally see.

The stock of these parts is limited. At the time of writing, Controlla Scrolla is out of stock on their Etsy shop, with a restock date of April 12.

We’ll keep you updated on whether or not Co1azo sticks with his new scroll wheel long-term, or if any other controller players pick up on the trend. For now, we’ll have to watch him to see how effective the new piece of tech really is.

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Clix threatened with Fortnite ban for hosting wagers

Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod received a warning from Epic Games that he would be banned if he didn’t stop hosting Fortnite wagers.

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Fortnite star, Clix, recently received a personal warning from Epic Games that they would ban his account if he continued to host wagers with his viewers.

Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod was a part of the second generation of Fortnite pros who came up on Twitch after figures like Ninja and Tfue left the game. Out of the “newer” crop of Fortnite streamers, Clix is among the most popular – if not the most popular – streamers in the game.

The meta of Fortnite streaming changed after the old guard left. Instead of watching lighthearted pub-stomping content, viewers began to watch true pro Fortnite players who would scrimmage, box fight, and compete on-stream nearly every day.

One of the methods of competition was wager matches. Players would join a custom Zone Wars or box fight map and bet money that they’d win. Pros would often play one another with this format, but would also open the door to viewers – allowing them to compete against their favorite streamer.

This practice was relatively common in Fortnite, but Epic Games never supported it – for obvious reasons. There was always talk of a crack-down on Fortnite wagers, but nothing ever happened.

That was until recently when Clix was hosting wagers with his viewers on-stream. According to him, someone from Epic Games reached out to NRG – Clix’s organization – to tell them that if Clix continued to host wagers, he’d be banned.

Clix immediately stopped his wagers and told any viewers who signed up that he’d refund them. Clearly frustrated and dejected, Clix complained that Epic seemed to decide to crack down on him and let other streamers slide.

“I’m not even mad that they’re telling me to stop wagering. I get it,” he said. “The thing is, why me and nobody else? The whole com[munity] does wagers and I get warned.”

This warning comes on the heels of Epic banning high-level paid scrimmages at the beginning of the year. Epic cracked down on some of the biggest scrims in all regions for their format – a pay-to-enter system that Epic didn’t want to see continue.

Now, with the banning of wager matches, a lot of the top pro players feel as though there’s little for them to do in Fortnite. Clix echoed this sentiment in a follow-up tweet, saying that he “won’t be able to play Arena with the amount of f***ing stream snipers.”

The banning of wagers and scrims and the addition of some disliked weapons like the Primal Shotgun prompted Fortnite players to rage on Twitter, with the hashtag #ripfortnite hitting the trending tab – not for the first time.

It’s understandable that Epic don’t want largely underage players gambling money on their game. The combination of wager bans and scrim bans has fueled the frustration of pro players in a game that offers little in the way of official competition formats during the off-season.

With one of the biggest streamers in Fortnite getting a warning, we wouldn’t be surprised to see wagers die-off in the Fortnite community. Hopefully, Epic can replace these unofficial competition settings with some of their own.

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Lazarbeam Fortnite skin: release date, first look & more

Lazarbeam is getting a Fortnite skin in the Fortnite Icon Series. Take a look at the new skin, bundle, and release date.

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Fortnite Lazarbeam skin

On March 1, Epic Games and Lazarbeam announced that they Australian YouTube star would be the next creator to be included in the Fortnite Icon Series with a new skin bundle.

The Fortnite Icon Series gives creators a way to become immortalized in one of their favorite video games: Fortnite. This began with one of the pioneers of Fortnite, Ninja, and has since expanded to include Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg.

It looks like popular Australian YouTuber and streamer, Lannan “Lazarbeam” Eacott will be the next creator featured in the series. He first teased the announcement with a scheduled video, then showcased his skin at 5:00 PM EST on March 1.

Lazarbeam Fortnite skin release date

Lazarbeam’s Fortnite Icon Series skin should hit the Item Shop on March 4. He also mentioned some giveaways, which could relate to his YouTube channel or a limited-time tournament, similar to TheGrefg’s Floor is Lava event.

The bundle will come with a skin, and additional variant, the Gingerbread construction worker Back Bling, a sledgehammer pickaxe and an emote that may or may not be built into the outfit.

Fortnite Lazarbeam skin

We’ll update you when we get closer to the release date of Lazarbeam’s Fortnite skin. We should see some datamined images of the skin in the next Fortnite patch, so stay tuned for that as well.

In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on the latest Fortnite news.

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