The bad practice of swatting continues to appear in the video game industry. Now, the victim was a professional Fortnite: Battle Royale player who is only 14 years old.
As Kotaku reports, Cody “Clix” Conrad, a young Fortnite player, was broadcasting a Battle Royale game that was part of the Fortnite Championship Series live on Twitch. At one point he had to inform his players that he would have to leave the game since the police arrived at his home after a swatting call.
Fortunately, the case did not happen to adults and nobody was injured. In fact, Clix said he ended up getting the Snapchat user from a police officer, so it seems he only had a friendly conversation with them.
Although some people think it’s a joke, the reality is that swatting is a bad practice, which has led to fatal incidents. That is why the authorities are already taking action on the matter to stop being a problem that puts the lives of the victims at risk.
In other news, Epic Games released several tracks that indicated that Fortnitemares, the Halloween event for Fortnite: Battle Royale, was going to be back. Recently, the company confirmed that this will happen and has already announced its start date and time.
According to Epic Games, the 2019 edition of Fortnitemares will start today, Tuesday, October 29. This means that the celebration of Halloween is back in the battlefields of Fortnite: Battle Royale.
The bad news is that, for the moment, Epic Games has not given more details about what awaits us at Fortnitemares. That said, most likely, like other Fortnite: Battle Royale events, it presents time-limited challenges and rewards. We can also expect new outfits to be available.
On October 13, Fortnite: Battle Royale took the world by surprise with an event that marked the end of a stage and the beginning of a new chapter in its successful career. That day and hours later, millions were aware of what happened to the game after a black hole devoured everything that had to do with it.
As expected, the expectation generated had an impact on the audience numbers of the Epic Games title and new information was recently revealed. According to a report from Gamesindustry.biz, Twitch confirmed to The Washington Post that the recent Fortnite event broke a record on the platform.
It can be confirmed that it had the largest number of concurrent users for a game, with 1.7 million users who were active on the platform to find out what was happening with the Battle Royale of Epic Games. In that sense, Fortnite’s achievement was very close to the numbers of an event as important for video games as E3 2019, which has 1.8 million concurrent users.
It is considered that the black hole and Chapter 2 was a strategy implemented to reactivate the Battle Royale after it registered its worst month in income generated during September. In this regard, information from the Superdata firm said that Fortnite’s total revenues fell 43% during September.
I remind you that Fortnite: Battle Royale is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android devices.