Young Fortnite pro banned on Twitch after claims that he lied about his age

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Young Fortnite pro banned on Twitch after claims that he lied about his age

When Fortnite star Turner Tenney launched a lawsuit against FaZe Clan, one of the allegations in the legal document stated that the esports organization signed an 11-year-old and “pressured the minor and his family to lie about his age.” While Tenney went on to say he would drop the additional charges in the lawsuit, it seems that it is already prompting some fallout.

The apparent 11-year-old in question is named Patrick, aka “H1ghSky1,” a player who was introduced to the clan in March 2019 as the youngest member of the group. At the time, the organization claimed that H1ghSky1 was 13 years old. The announcement was met with some confusion, as in 2018, the Fortnite community had known H1ghSky1 as a 10-year-old prodigy. Elsewhere, publications have claimed to find posts that suggest H1ghSky1 is younger than his public persona, though Polygon has not been able to confirm these reports. FaZe and H1ghSky1 did not respond in time for press. On Twitter, however, H1ghSky1 has a Tweet faved that stated he is only 12.

Battlefield 5 makers to change character’s name in light of Nazi/German kerfuffle

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Battlefield 5 makers to change character’s name in light of Nazi/German kerfuffle

The makers of Battlefield 5 will change the name of a German faction character offered for sale in the game’s multiplayer, after it was pointed out the name belongs to a real-life German who was part of the country’s anti-Nazi resistance.

The statement Electronic Arts gave, however, sheds curious light on how the publisher and developers view the two sides fighting it out in the World War II shooter. The character in question “is not a Nazi, but a German soldier similar to ones we already have in the game.”

Become BTS’ manager in new mobile game on June 25

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Become BTS’ manager in new mobile game on June 25

BTS World, the mobile game for iOS and Android that will turn fans into BTS’ manager, will be released simultaneously worldwide on June 25. In the game, the group isn’t conquering stadium tours or performing Fortnite dances — they need to make it through their debut.

In the game, players are tasked with guiding the seven-member K-pop group through their debut and fostering their stardom. They will need to clear various missions by collecting, upgrading, and deploying cards featuring the members of BTS. Additionally, players will be able to virtually interact with the members of BTS through a 1:1 system that will feature texts and calls from the members.

The last week of Fortnite’s World Cup Qualifier has been rescheduled

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The last week of Fortnite’s World Cup Qualifier has been rescheduled

The Fortnite World Cup is almost here and that means the qualification window is closing for thousands of players. In fact, only two qualification weekends remain: One for solo players, and one for duos. With the final duo qualifier on the horizon, many of Fortnite’s best players were put in a difficult position by Epic when the company scheduled them to compete in the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am tournament at the same time as the final duo qualifier. However, Epic has announced that it is moving the date of the final qualifier back by a few days.

Rather than hosting both tournaments on June 15 and 16, Epic has announced that the qualifiers for week 10 of the World Cup will be moved to June 20 and 21. This is the first time that the World Cup Qualifiers have been hosted on a Thursday and Friday rather than during the weekend.

Report: Destiny 2 getting cross save across platforms

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Report: Destiny 2 getting cross save across platforms

Since the original Destiny, fans have been requesting to transfer their characters from one platform to another. The alternative? Starting completely from scratch, trashing hundreds of hours of progress. These requests only heightened with the launch of Destiny 2 on PC, with console players eager to make the jump to 60 frames-per-second and mouse-and-keyboard controls. Those players may be getting their wish in the near future, if a recent datamined image is any indication.

With launch of Destiny 2’s latest expansion, Season of Opulence, came a major patch and a handful of unintentional leaks. One of the biggest was the uncovering of Shadowkeep, Bungie’s fall expansion for Destiny 2. But nestled among the datamined information was one intriguing image:

Fortnite finally works with a black artist to make popular dance emote

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Fortnite finally works with a black artist to make popular dance emote

Fortnite has undoubtedly taken over the world of pop culture, but that dominance has sparked controversy over who gets credit for some of the content in the game. Some of Fortnite’s dances were originally popularized by black creators and performers, only to appear in the game without input or credit ... and without generating revenue for the artist. But Epic Games may be changing how Fornite develops dances that have brought the game so much attention.

Late last month, the creator of the Billy Bounce, YouFunnyB, took to Twitter and announced that he worked with Epic Games to get his dance in the game. Today, Epic Games confirmed the collaboration to Polygon. When it appeared in the Fortnite store, the Billy Bounce cost 500 V-bucks, which is approximately $5. Players can use the emote to traverse around the map without breaking rhythm.

Apex Legends patch 1.2 removes bunny hopping while you heal but adds more loot

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Apex Legends patch 1.2 removes bunny hopping while you heal but adds more loot

Apex Legends patch 1.2 has arrived, and it brings quite a few map changes along with some important bug fixes.

This patch adjusts the loot placement, and loot frequency, around King’s Canyon. The biggest impact of this change will be felt at The Pit, which should now have about double the loot it used to. The Pit was previously an area of the map that featured almost no loot, despite its well-designed combat arena. You can now expect The Pit to be hotly contested as it becomes one of the highest density areas for loot in the game.

Apex Legends’ first challenges offer a Bloodhound skin reward

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Apex Legends’ first challenges offer a Bloodhound skin reward

Developer Respawn Entertainment has added the first ever challenges to Apex Legends. Unlike the challenges found in other battle royale games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or Fortnite, these won’t really change the way you play the game, or what weapons you use. Instead these are just the rewards you get for performing well in matches.

Let the hunt begin

Now through June 18, earn your stripes by completing challenges, prove
your prowess in a new elite queue, and show you're the ultimate predator
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Diablo on GOG now includes the Hellfire expansion

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Diablo on GOG now includes the Hellfire expansion

GOG.com is now selling a special version of Diablo that includes its Hellfire expansion at no additional cost.

Diablo fans can now play the unofficial update to the game in higher resolution with bug fixes and Windows 10 compatibility. The original Hellfire expansion was developed by Synergistic Software, not Blizzard, and was released in 1997. Blizzard has given GOG.com permission to include Hellfire as a free add-on for their sale of Diablo, after fans asked for it.

Chris Hardwick will appear in Borderlands 3, developer Gearbox Software confirms

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Chris Hardwick will appear in Borderlands 3, developer Gearbox Software confirms

Gearbox Software has confirmed that Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick will appear in Borderlands 3, despite allegations of abuse leveled against him last year. Hardwick’s character, Vaughn, was first introduced in Telltale’s adventure game, Tales from the Borderlands, and will appear in Borderlands 3.

Last year, actress Chloe Dykstra posted a detailed account of sexual and emotional abuse by an ex-boyfriend. Dykstra doesn’t specify who exactly the person in the post is, but many believe it to be Hardwick. She later tweeted about the news of his return to the Borderlands series, as well.