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World Cup Winner Aqua issues apology following Fortnite ban

Fortnite World Cup Duos winner, David ‘Aqua’ Wang has been banned from competitive Fortnite following the Week 3 FNCS Qualifiers.

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Cooler Aqua Banned

It was a wild weekend in the European region of the Fortnite FNCS, full of stream sniping allegations, Twitter firestorms, and players leaving matches before they were eliminated. The central figure in all of the drama was longtime Cooler pro, David “Aqua” Wang.

The World Cup Duo Winner was under fire for stream sniping when one of MrSavage’s fans posted a screenshot of the chat log. You could see AquaV2 in MrSavage’s chat, suggesting that the former pro was stream sniping Savage’s team.

The screenshot came after Aqua’s team pushed MrSavage, Benjyfishy, and LeTsHe – seemingly with no information on how healthy they were. When the former team had lost the fight, they decided to leave the game to prevent their only alive teammate from adding to the latter team’s loot.

When Benjyfishy and his trio got back to the lobby, Benjy deleted Aqua from his friends list. Twitter did the rest, and Aqua fought back. He posted clips of several pro players leaving games or eliminating themselves, including Benjyfishy’s teammate, MrSavage.

For their part, Aqua and his team received competitive warnings for leaving the game. This only fueled the accusations of stream sniping as the day went on.

When Aqua woke up the next morning, he saw that his warning had turned into a ban. According to the pro, his ban wasn’t for leaving the game or stream sniping, but for his follow-up tweets regarding the situation. It’s tough to tell exactly which tweets crossed the line – there were quite a few out there – but Aqua had, reportedly, been alerted that there were two.

Later that day, Aqua released a statement regarding his ban on Twitter. “In one of my semi-final games yesterday, I made a bad decision which violated Fortnite’s competitive code of conduct,” he wrote. ” It was an action which I am not proud of and I know that it can negatively impact other players in my lobby.

Aqua went on to clarify that it was his tweets that got him banned, not his in-game actions. “I accept the warning for leaving the game and also that my tweets were poorly timed and uncalled for. I am sad that I will be missing out on competing with my teammates in the FNCS heats and finals because of some tweets and am hoping that Epic can re-evaluate their punishment.”

If Epic’s past bans are any indication, they likely won’t be un-banning Aqua before the FNCS Grand Finals next weekend. We expect Noahreyli and Rezon ay to find a replacement.

Unfortunately, the timing of this ban means that Aqua won’t be able to compete in DreamHack Duos, either. We’ll keep you posted if there are any updates to this story, but we expect Aqua to be done with the Season 4 FNCS.

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How to unlock the Armored Kratos style in Fortnite

Kratos from God of War has made it to Fortnite. Find out how to unlock the Armored Kratos style for free in Season 5.

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Kratos has landed on the Fortnite island, but his single style isn’t his only form. Here’s how to unlock his Armored outfit.

After a full season worth of crossovers, Epic slowed things down with Fortnite Season 5. The new season was released with only one crossover character in the roster: The Mandalorian.

It only took a couple of days for Epic to add to their Season 5 crossover roster. On December 3, Kratos from God of War came to the Item Shop. This preceeds the rumored addition of Master Chief from the Halo franchise.

Although God of War is a Playstation exclusive video game, players on all platforms could grab Kratos and his skin pack. You know that Sony had to do something for their console owners, however.

PlayStation players who play a single game with the Kratos skin will unlock the Armored Kratos style for their skin – it’s as simple as that.

Unfortunately, Android, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch players will need to stick to the standard Kratos outfit – unless you have a PS5 lying around.

If you don’t have a PlayStation on-hand, the only option you have is to ask a trustworthy friend to log onto your account and play a game for you. Giving out your account information is risky and usually a bad idea, so proceed with caution.

Hopefully for Xbox players, Microsoft will have the same deal with Epic Games when Master Chief comes to the Item Shop. He’s one of the most iconic characters in all of gaming and will probably be a popular pick on all platforms.

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All Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.

The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.

You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.

Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold

Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.

We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.

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Game-breaking bug causing invisibility/God Mode in Fortnite Season 5

Players have already found a game-breaking glitch in Fortnite Season 5, causing players to go invisible and become invulnerable to damage.

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Fortnite Season 5 wasn’t released bug-free. In fact, there’s already a game-breaking bug causing players to become invisible and invulnerable to damage.

Every major update in almost every video game brings a few bugs with it, and Fortnite is no different. This is almost always the case when video games add new mechanics, as Fortnite did with Season 5.

This game-breaking bug has to do with the new sand mechanic. For those who don’t know, the center of the Fortnite island is now covered with quicksand. If you stand on the sand for too long, it sinks you in.

The quicksand isn’t a bad thing. It can actually benefit players, offering a hiding spot and increased movement speed, as seen below.

However, on the flip side, it’s also causing a bug that makes players invisible and invulnerable to damage. This isn’t the first invisibility glitch we’ve seen in Fortnite. Older patches had the same issue with Port-A-Potties.

This glitch appears to be more prevalent than the previous ones, however. We’ve seen several reports of this happening to players – sometimes even multiple times in a single play session. The Port-A-Potty glitch required more intention on the part of the players involved.

Hopefully, Epic get this sorted sooner rather than later. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the sand-sinking mechanic disabled ahead of the next update if Epic can’t push a hotfix to address the problem.

We don’t know whether this glitch is intentional on the part of infracting players or if there’s a method to trigger the issue. We’ll let you know when we find out more about the problem.

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