Less than 24 hours before one of the most important competitive Fortnite tournaments of the year and days after an overpowered assault rifle from the
Latest Tech News: Less than 24 hours before one of the most important competitive Fortnite tournaments of the year and days after an overpowered assault rifle from the early days of the game was rotated back into competitive play, Epic Games have announced that due to a bug, all vehicles will be disabled for the rest of the week. The problem is, competitive Fortnite players around the world are already counting down the minutes until they get a shot at qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup tomorrow. And many of those players utilize vehicles as a core component of their strategy and how they approach the game. With vehicles removed for the entirety of the competition, these players are immediately disadvantaged and are forced to scramble to find a new way to beat their opponents, now with the added stress of millions of dollars on the line. The bug, where players can get stuck in vehicles and be unable to leave, cannon fodder for the first person to arrive and pick them off. Instead of taking an immediate effort to preserve the competitive integrity of their competition by fixing the problem, Epic have taken the drastic step to cut out the issue entirely, at the risk of jeopardising the competitive nature of the tournament. This also comes on the back of Epic scrambling to fix the points given to players in the online leaderboards leading up to tomorrow’s finals. While they claim to have fixed this issue, and said that it won’t affect qualification, the conjunction of these does not bode well for the future of Fortnite esports and it remains to be seen whether the disabling of vehicles dramatically affect tomorrow’s results.