For the past week, all that many Fortnite players could think about was the eagerly anticipated rocket launch event, and when it finally took place on Saturday, many players took a break from killing each other to watch it all go down. However, it appears that some, rather than watching the launch, took the event as an opportunity to improve their stats, which has even resulted in one player breaking the record for highest number of kills in a solo match in a rather ridiculous fashion.
A Fortnite player by the name of Elemental_Ray was able to set a new world record for the highest number of kills in a solo matchup with 48 kills in total by simply destroying a massive ramp filled with players watching the launch. Directly after doing this, Elemental_Ray’s very own ramp was destroyed resulting in a death for him or her by falling as well.
A dude with a 0.47 K/D and a 0.60% win ratio now holds the ALL TIME SOLO KILL RECORD.
He broke a ramp that help 48 people during a Rocket Viewing Party.
Absolute legend. pic.twitter.com/fsqYtjMMrV
— NoahJ456 (@NoahJ456) June 30, 2018
Prior to the match, Elemental_Ray maintained a 0.47K/D ratio and a 0.6 win ratio, which may not really matter all that much now that he or she holds the record for most kills in a solo match. Some players have praised Elemental_Ray’s actions, whereas others were understandably angry about the situation.
Some of the players who were victim to Elemental_Ray’s actions were at least somewhat lucky enough to actually be able to see the rocket launch event as they plummeted to the ground. There have been many Fortnite fans who have voiced anger and frustration on social media over missing out on the launch during the event by another player trying to boost their stats.
As Fortnite developers Epic Games have stated that the rocket launch would be a one-time event, it is easy to understand why some were very angered at what could be deemed as rather selfish behavior by other players. That said, it will be interesting to see whether anyone is able to beat the new solo record. It is almost expected now that many players will be using events which inspire similar sentiments of camaraderie as an opportunity to try to beat the record in future.
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