Fortnite players are torn between praising or being angry at the troll who set the highest kill record
By Sean Wolfe, YAHOO! Finance
- On Saturday, June 30, there was a scheduled event in Fortnite that featured a rocket launch that had been hinted at for a while.
- Many players decided to form a non-official peace agreement in which everyone would watch the launch together, instead of attacking or killing each other.
- One player, Elemental_Ray, broke the structure that players were standing on in his game — killing 48 of them, and setting the new record for solo kills in Fortnite.
- Some players thought it was hilarious, others felt like he ruined the fun for people in his game.
Before Saturday’s rocket launch event in Fortnite, Elemental_Ray had a 0.47 kill/death ratio and a 0.60% win ratio. After, he held the record for highest amount of kills in a solo match.
He achieved this by taking advantage of a sort of peace agreement that many players had made in order to watch the rocket launch together. Fortnite creator Epic Games had announced a one-time event that would happen on June 30, so many players built large structures to watch the event. In Elemental_Ray’s game, dozens of players were standing on a structure, which he then destroyed, killing 48 players almost instantly.
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
Now, many players aren’t sure how to feel. On one hand, it’s hilarious that someone with such a low rating in the game all of a sudden holds the all-time solo kill record. On the other hand, the players he killed were working together in a rare moment of peace in a game centered around killing everyone you see.
Regardless, the players who died were still able to see the launch — Elemental_Ray didn’t break the platform until after the event had concluded.
Watch the full event unfold from the perspective of one the players who was killed here: