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Announcing Mixer Matchups x Microsoft Store North American Championship featuring Fortnite!

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So you think your squad can earn the ultimate Victory Royale? We’d love to see you try.

Gold, greatness, and glory are all up for grabs in the Mixer Matchups x Microsoft Store North American Championship featuring Fortnite; a nationwide tournament where you and your squad can win it all.

Okay, maybe not gold, but we’ve got the next best thing: cold, hard cash.

The multi-regional North American Championship begins on Friday, October 19th at participating Microsoft Stores, and the tournament series will run every Friday until the Championship Finals on November 10th. Anyone can enter for your very own chance at the $10,000 weekly prize pool and the opportunity to win an additional $15,000 in the final event! Spots are limited, so don’t miss your chance to show off those building skills – sign up today!

Prove your squad is worthy of building up on your own turf and you’ll be well on your way to earning that aforementioned gold, greatness, and glory. Oh, and it’s not just a competition – this is a show! Mixer will be broadcasting these matches live, giving spectators a close up and personal look at the all of the thrilling action on the brand new channel for community competitions – Mixer Matchups! Tune in mixer.com/MixerMatchups for the first broadcast on October, 19th starting at 3:00pm PST

This is your chance at experiencing the bright lights, big energy, and fiercely competitive environments that true champions thrive in, no sponsorship necessary; the big leagues, without actually having to join the big leagues. Shoutcasters, player interviews, storylines, and more will bring all the action to life.

No pressure, though. You got this.

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Here’s some details your squad will need before boarding the Battle Bus. There are three phases to progress to the North American Championship: Local, Regional, and National competitions. Each week, the tournament will focus on a new region – Central, Southeast, Northeast, and West – where local Microsoft Stores will host Phases 1 and 2. Qualifying teams from these events will have the opportunity to come back to their store and win it all in Phase 3, the Championship Finals.

Phase 1 – Local Competition:The North American Championship featuring Fortnite will be separated by region, by week at the following dates/times.

  • Central Region – October 19th – 5:00 – 10:00 PM, local store time*
  • Southeast Region –  October 26th – 5:00 – 10:00 PM, local store time*
  • Northeast Region – November 2nd – 5:00 – 10:00 PM, local store time*
  • Western Region –  November 9th – 5:00 – 10:00 PM, local store time*

*Check-in begins at 3:30 PM local time, and tournaments will start at 5:00 PM. Be sure to arrive early to secure a spot. Times may vary per store, check your store listing for details.

20 Stores per region will each host their own local tournament. Squads will be permitted on a first-come; first served basis. Pre-registration is required for all interested participants, but only a limited number of teams to arrive at the store for check-in will be guaranteed a spot. Find your nearest Microsoft Store location and pre-register today!

Phase 2 – Regional Competition: The winning team from each store will advance to a private server competition against other winning squads within the same region.

  • Private server matches are hosted on the same day, immediately following the qualifying rounds within each region.
  • Select teams will be invited to compete in Phase 2; invitational teams will be announced the week of the event.

Phase 3 – Championship Finals: Regional champions and qualifying teams will face off in 5 private server matches to determine the winning squad on Saturday, November 10th at Microsoft Stores across North America. Qualifying teams will return to their Microsoft Store to compete in the cross-city Championship Finals against other stores.

For all of the tournament details, including store locations, official rules, and prizing, visit: https://smash.gg/league/fornite-north-american-championship-at-microsoft-store/details

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Fortnite Spider-Man Web-Shooters to get huge nerf in competitive

Fortnite Chapter 3 is off to a hot start thanks to Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters, but the mobility item is getting a huge nerf in competitive.

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Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters have been a game-changer in Fortnite Chapter 3, but Epic Games is about to give them a massive nerf next update.

Fortnite Chapter 3 started off hot with Epic Games adding Spider-Man’s Web-shooters shortly after the start of Season 1. The gloved would give players the power to zip across the map insanely fast.

A fresh pair of Web-Shooters comes with 80 shots which is more than enough for most players. As well, if you eliminate a player with Web-Shooter, they will drop fully charged.

A traversal item this powerful is a must-have for competitive players, but it’s getting a serious nerf. Starting when Fortnite v19.20 drops, the Web-Shooters won’t be so powerful.

Web-Shooters get huge competitive nerf

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According to Hypex, the Fortnite Web-Shooter nerf is planned for the v19.20 update. The update is currently planned to go live on Tuesday, February 1.

The nerf lowers the number of times a Web-Shooter can be used from 80 to 20. This is a massive nerf as players can only use Web-Shooters for 25% of the time they normally could.

However, this nerf only affects competitive players. Web-Shooters in casual lobbies will remain at 80 shots.

Epic Games states the nerf is intended to “encourage players to make more strategic decisions.” While it is still a useful mobility item, players won’t be able to zip across the map as freely as they once could.

The replies to Hypex’s tweet are a mix of those in favor and against the nerf. Some players praise the nerf as it will stop players from constantly running from fights.

Those who oppose the change claim competitive is too sweaty without Web-Shooters. Regardless, here’s where you can find web-shooters in Chapter 3.

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Fortnite leak teases return of Star Wars Lightsabers

The Star Wars Lightsabers could make a return to Fortnite in the near future according to a notable data miner.

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A Fortnite data miner has reported that Epic Games readded the Star Wars Lightsabers into Fortnite’s files after the v19.10 update.

Fortnite has held quite a few Star Wars crossovers, but none as ambitious as the live event in Chapter 2 Season 1. This introduced Lightsaber’s into the loot pool for a short period of time.

They were also available for an even shorter period of time from May 2nd – 5th during Chapter 2 Season 2. Since then, players have eagerly awaited their return.

Now, a Fortnite data miner thinks Lightsabers could return to Fortnite sometime soon due to a change in the game’s files.

Lightsabers may return to Fortnite

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Epic Games removes weapon and item data from the files when that item isn’t in use. And when the data is readded to the files, it’s a good indicator players will see their return soon.

Fortnite data miner FN_Assist recently discovered that the data for Lightsabers was added after the most recent update. In a tweet, FN_Assist outlines all of the data that was readded.

They claim that this could mean one of two things. Either Star Wars Lightsabers will return to Fortnite in the near future. Or Epic is working on a weapon based on the lightsaber’s pre-existing mechanics.

If Lightsabers are added to Fortnite, we can expect it to accompany a return of skins and maybe some other Star Wars announcement.

Epic Games usually adds crossover content to promote whoever they are collaborating with. Whether it be a new movie or TV series, the Lightsabers could be used as a promotional tool for new Star Wars content.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Klombos and Klomberries in Chapter 3.

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Fortnite: Where to find Pizza Party item and what it does

Fortnite Chapter 3 is adding a new Pizza Party item that allows players to restore their shields through the power of pizza.

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If you’re wanting to switch up your diet in Fortnite, you can use the Pizza Party item to gain shield and fill your stomach.

One of Fortnite’s mascots is Tomatohead who is also the mascot for the fictional restaurant Pizza Pit. This is a POI that has appeared in Fortnite for several seasons.

It’s one of the many fictional restaurants that have appeared in-game along with Durrr Burger, Sitcks, and Butter Barn.

However, players haven’t been able to enjoy any of the food from these restaurants until now. Pizza Pit’s ovens are on and players can finally enjoy eight slices of cheesy goodness.

How to get Pizza Party item in Fortnite

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The Pizza Party is a pizza box containing eight slices of pizza. In addition to cheese and sauce, each slice is topped with a Shield Mushroom that restores 50 shield.

Each box has 8 slices, but each slice can only get players up to 50 shield similar to minis. Players can find Pizza Party boxes in the normal loot pool.

As well, players can purchase a Pizza Box for 50 gold from the Tomatohead NPC. He is located in Tilted Tower, and he only has 4 Pizza Boxes in stock.

According to Hypex, the Pizza Party box will be added to Fortnite on Tuesday, January 25.

For a measly 200 gold, players can pick up 1,600 shield. However, we don’t know how long it takes to eat a slice. And this would also require players to give up two item slots.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Spider-Man’s web shooters in Chapter 3.

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