Fox News has outdone itself with a recent news segment on the recent Fortnite World Cup and its multi-million dollar cash prizes.
A screenshot of the story has been making the rounds on Twitter thanks to pro Fornite player, SypherPK, and it’s gotten fans p*ssing themselves with laughter.
As you can see in the tweet below, Fox News attempted to enlighten non-Fortnite players about the game with text that reads: “What is Fortnite.
“Game is free to play but add-ons are available.
“Way to Cheat: Hide in the bushes until the end of the game and you can sometimes win without doing anything.”
If you suddenly see dozens of non-gamers camping out in Fortnite bushes, they’re probably Fox News fans who think they’re about to land a $3 million win…
Why do I bother making educational videos when the news leaks these high level strategies to get wins without doing anything. 😡😓 pic.twitter.com/A7gxMS6ybI— LG SypherPK (@SypherPK) July 30, 2019
Naturally this is already becoming a meme thanks to its sheer ridiculousness.
SypherPK followed up his tweet by tagging the $3 million World Cup winner, Bugha, writing: “You got some explaining to do. Did you or did you not use the bush cheating strategy @bugha”
You got some explaining to do. Did you or did you not use the bush cheating strategy @bugha— LG SypherPK (@SypherPK) July 30, 2019
While the Fox News blunder is pretty funny, it’s also pretty offensive to the hardworking esports pros who devote their lives to the game.
One Twitter user criticised: “This is what happens when non gamers talk about games without doing ANY research. Hide in bushes and get wins?? Lmao. Maybe season 1 head*ss.”
This is what happens when non gamers talk about games without doing ANY research. Hide in bushes and get wins?? Lmao. Maybe season 1 headass.— FortyRixx (@Ethanrix23) July 30, 2019
Well done, Fox News.
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