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100 Thieves adds four new professional Fortnite players

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The up-and-coming esports organization has added some big names onto the existing Fortnite roster.

Founded by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, a Call of Duty champion with OpTic Gaming back in 2011, 100 Thieves has been one of the most active organizations in esports.

The League of Legends team made a big splash when bringing over two-time Korean World Champion Bae “Bang” Jun-sik before the LCS season. It was the largest poaching of a Korean talent by a North American team to date, and even though it hasn’t worked out for the team so far in the Spring Split, it shows the organizations willingness to spend money for the best talent available.

The four new players being added to the 100 Thieves’ Fortnite team are: Maurilio “Blind” Gramajo, Davis “Ceice” McClellan, Hayden “Elevate” Krueger, and Gabriel “Kyzui” Harlos.

They join a roster led on the competitive side by Kenith and Parallax. 100T also features a couple of top streamers in controller god NICKMERCS and SirDimetrious.

The current duo of Kenith and Parallax has been decidedly middle of the road. They have finished most events somewhere between 10th and 30th whether competing together or seperate.

Here are the new additions:

Blind: Formerly competing for Cloud 9, Blind rose to the main stage when he finished first in the Ninja Vegas event in 2018. He seems to shine in the big stage LANs, his next two best finishes are sixth in Summer Skirmish Week 8 at PAX West and eighth in Fall Skirmish Week Six at TwitchCon.

Ceice: Another player with a big win to their name, Ceice got his at WSOE 3 back in December. He recently finished ninth at the Secret Skirmish and has a couple of solid finishes in the Fall and Summer Skirmishes.

Elevate: 100T made a smart play here by swooping up Ceice’s teammate for the WSOE 3 win. Duo chemistry can be hard to come by so the easiest solution is just picking up a duo who has already been successful. Elevate has much fewer results on his record than the other additions but proved he can succeed at the highest level at WSOE.

Kyzui: The 100T release describes him as a “young prodigy” and Kyzui is really fresh on the scene. His first event was the Winter Royale where he finished 23rd in duos and 25th in solos. He followed that up with the performance that landed him on 100T, a fourth place finish at the Secret Skirmish. Here’s a clip of him going off:

We have recently seen Team Liquid also add new players to their team and with so much money on the line at the Fortnite World Cup, expect more free agents to find homes in the next month or two.

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How to jump off of a diving board in Fortnite Season 3

A Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 3 challenge requires players to jump off of a diving board and here’s a quick guide to completing it.

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Fortnite players must search for a diving board and jump off of it this week. This will complete one of the latest Week 3 challenges and provide them with 15,000 XP.

Quests and challenges have always been the most reliable source of XP for Fortnite players. The developers release three Daily Quests every day and seven Weekly Quests every week.

Weekly quests for Week 3 of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 have arrived, and here’s a guide to completing the one based on jumping off a diving board.

Where to find Diving Boards in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

To complete the Weekly quest, players first need to find one Diving Board. It is located near Rocky Reels and the exact location is marked (blue marker) in the image below:

Diving Board in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
Location of Diving Board in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

The diving board is placed on the top of a massive rock in the desert region south of Rocky Reels. It basically gives players a small push and they can dive into the river flowing underneath.

The quest requires you to jump off of a diving board three times, and they don’t need to be unique. This means that the challenge can be completed by jumping off of the aforementioned board repeatedly.

How to reach the diving board in Fortnite Season 3

Another thing to note is the accessibility of the diving board. There’s no way to reach the top of the massive boulder in Zero Build modes owing to the lack of ziplines. Jumping while sprinting might help but it is better to take on this challenge in modes with building enabled.

Obviously, players can directly land at the diving board near Rocky Reels in Zero Build modes but this will only allow them to jump off of it once.

All in all, completing the weekly challenge will grant players 15,000 XP. Seven new quests have been added this week and there will be an additional bonus for completing them. This implies that the total XP output will be over 200,000 which is equivalent to almost three levels in the Battle Pass.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 employee pin pays tribute to Ukraine

The seasonal employee pin for Chapter 3 Season 2 pays a heartfelt tribute to Epic’s humanitarian relief efforts towards Ukraine. Here are more details about it.

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Epic Games is known for treating their employees with freebies that represent several seasons of Fortnite or a particular theme it is centered around. Recently they gave away the Chapter 3 Season 2 pins which represented Epic’s support to providing humanitarian relief to war affected Ukraine.

Fortnite is played by millions of players spanning across all ages from around the globe. These players sometimes come from remote countries where they do not have access to better internet or resources, but still they celebrate the spirit of gaming.

However, one of the major hubs of Fortnite players is in Europe and countries like Ukraine has a massive number of active player base who play the game everyday. But when the invasion of Russian forces took place early this year, the internet facilities in the country were shut down and kids were forced to migrate to another nations.

That is when Epic Games stepped in to provide humanitarian relief to the country’s citizens as it donated all of its proceeds through in-game purchases, almost during all of Chapter 3 Season 1. They were successful in raising more than $36 Million for organizations providing relief in Ukraine, with the help of Fortnite’s player base.

Epic Games Employee pin shows support for Ukraine

The employee pin Epic games gave away to its employees who worked on Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, represented colors of the national flag of Ukraine. This comes in as a gesture of thanks to everyone who were in the process of progressing the game during the ongoing war in the country against Russia.

Moreover, this is not the first time Epic has paid tribute to Ukraine publicly like this. In Chapter 3 Season 2, Epic added two more crates near Condo Canyon, that still exist in-game, which represents the vibrant Blue and Yellow color of the Ukrainian Flag. This shows the strong bond the company shares with the country and the player base that resides within.

However, with the war almost coming to a standstill now, Epic has plans to host a future tournament exclusive to Ukrainian players as they were unable to be a part of FNCS in this chapter. Although this is just a rumor, more information will arrive in the coming weeks as Chapter 3 Season 3 is just getting started with newer updates.

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Epic Games caps XP gained from Reality Fruit in Fortnite Season 3

In a recent hotfix the XP players gained from Reality Fruit and Weed was capped. Here’s why.

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Reality Fruit and Saplings were an entirely new concept that was introduced in Fortnite Season 3 that offered players a unique way to loot weapons and consumables from. However, the XP gained upon claiming loot from the sapling was much more than the chest and was indefinable. As of now, it seems like Epic decided to cap it for some reason.

The loot system in Fortnite has always relied on Chests and Supply drops other than floor loot that players rely on to get their hands on various tiers of weapons and consumables. Ever since Chapter 1 up until now, the loot system has stayed stagnant and players used to identify POIs with most chest spawns.

It was with the release of Chapter 3 Season 3 when things took a weird turn and loopers started to rely on a plant to get loot more than the chest spawns in a POI. Reality Fruit bears Epic to Legendary loot most of the time whereas Chest spawns usually reward a player with Uncommon to Rare weapon loot.

However, when a player picks fruit loot from a Reality Sapling, they get rewarded with insane amounts of XP which is far more than when one opens a chest. As soon as developers took note of how players were only picking Reality fruit and weed in an entire match to farm XP, they decided to finally cap it for good.

Epic limits amount of XP gained upon picking Reality Fruit / Weed

In a recent hotfix yesterday, Epic patched the number of times a player can gain XP upon performing the two major actions related to Reality Sapling. Those are Picking a Reality Fruit and Picking Weeds that grow around it.

In an in-game method, players discovered that when an XP Supercharged is in play, picking a fruit offers them over 4000 XP in one go. Picking three of them amounts to over 12000 XP and over that picking a weed amounts to over 24000 XP a player would get from a single sapling.

Exploiting this method, loopers used it to their advantage to level up 5-6 tiers in a single match upon only picking fruits and weed from around 20 saplings. The limit has now been capped to 15 times in a single match.

This means that a player will only get XP for the first 15 fruits and weed they pick in a single match. After that, there will not be any XP awarded for any of those actions.

This bold move by Epic was praised by many and at the same time certain players were unhappy to see one of their favorite XP farming methods capped. However, loopers are discovering new ways to farm XP using glitches and Creative AFK XP maps.

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