'Fortnite' Player Earned The New Solo Kills Record Thanks To The Missile Launch

You either love Fortnite or you hate it and I'm sure the majority that hate it are the ones trying to get their kids settled and in bed for 8pm on a school night.

It's had a lot of bad publicity over the months - one youngster spent £700 ($922) and a nine-year-old girl even ended up in rehab.

But it seems people are just as engrossed as ever, which means that the Fortnite missile launch that players have been looking forward to for weeks went down a treat.

It finally happened on Saturday afternoon and meant that everyone logged into the massively popular 'Battle Royale' mode and looked at the the sky to see it happen.

Almost every player put down their weapons, taking a break from killing one another, and enjoying the event together.

But as the saying goes, there's always one.

Credit: Fortnite/Epic Games
Credit: Fortnite/Epic Games

And while most were happy to enjoy the launch in peace one player used it as an opportunity to boost their stats.

As a large number of players began working together to build a giant ramp leading to the upper limits of the map, giving everyone the perfect view of the missile launch, Elemental_Ray decided to strike, racking up 48 kills at once.

The player managed to destroy a huge portion of the ramp, sending everyone crashing to the ground, including themselves. Awkard.

According to Splash Gear, the Fortnite gamer stands at the top of the leader-board for single match kills. Their 48 kills easily beat the previous record of 33.

The incident has been a big talking point within the Fortnite community, although not everyone is happy about it. The ongoing discussion has included players venting their frustration over missing out on a shared, one-time experience within the game.

Someone said on Twitter: "To the idiot that killed me before I could see the rocket launch in Fortnite, I hope you have an awful night sleep for the next 5 years of your life."

Another added: "What happened with the rocket in #Fortnite? I was too far away to see what happened then some idiot killed me".

Credit: Epic Games/Fortnite
Credit: Epic Games/Fortnite

Others have pointed out that the true nature of 'Battle Royale' is the last one standing wins.

At least players who were killed while trying to watch the missile launch can still see exactly what happened thanks to all the footage being shared online. Every cloud, eh?

This incident still adds to the unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience of the event, helping to create a story that will be told by the Fortnite community for years.

Featured Image Credit: Fortnite/Epic Games

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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