Fortnite’s new Storm Flip briefly banned from aggressive the identical day it’s launched

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The brand-new Storm Flip grenades are being disabled in Fortnite’s aggressive playlists this weekend, together with Arena and week 9 of the World Cup Online Open.

They’ll nonetheless be accessible in non-competitive modes, nonetheless.

Since they were introduced with the patch yesterday, Storm Flip grenades have been met with a blended response. They’re massively highly effective within the late game due to their huge radius and zoning potential, main professional gamers to name for them to be nerfed considerably.

Introducing such a game-changing merchandise into the aggressive scene throughout week 9 of a qualifying marketing campaign might trigger a giant meta shift, which many imagine is why Epic has determined to take away them from the Online Open.

The Storm Flip patch dropped round 4am Eastern time, with the announcement that they might be briefly disabled coming later that night.

In an official statement on the Fortnite Competitive subreddit, Epic Games producer, Matt Layman mentioned:

“We will probably be briefly be disabling the Storm Flip for this weekend’s event. All areas will play the Week 9 Fortnite World Cup Online Open with the Storm Flip disabled.

“Additionally, the Storm Flip will probably be briefly disabled within the Arena playlists till the weekend event concludes. This hotfix will probably be rolling out shortly later tonight, and you’ll not must obtain or patch your shopper.

“All different modes will proceed to have Storm Flip enabled throughout this weekend.”

This isn’t the first time this week that the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers have been tweaked. Yesterday Epic announced that it would be moving week 10 of the competition to accommodate pro players that were also attending the annual Fortnite Pro-Am, which was scheduled to take place on the same day.

For assist with all of this season’s Fortnite challenges, take a look at the record beneath:

Fortnite Season 9 Weekly challenges

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