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Arena Trios now live in Fortnite Battle Royale

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After weeks of speculation, Epic Games revealed that Arena Trios will finally be going-live in Fortnite.

The announcement came on Wednesday, July 10 via a Reddit post, which mentioned that players can now officially practice for the Trios Cash Cup.

Fortnite competitive players have wondered when the game mode would go live for weeks, however, Epic Games finally answered their calls.

You can view the official Reddit post from Epic Games below:

Fortnite Arena Trios announcement

Arena Trios Enabled from r/FortniteCompetitive

Following the announcement, no downtime was needed for players to hop-into Arena Trios and start practicing.

Players will able to access the new Arena mode via the game mode select screen. It currently appears to the left of Duos and Solos. Arena mode offers differing rulesets from the typical Core BR experience and is meant for competitive gameplay.

Remember, any team of 3 may enter the Trios Arena and we highly suggest trying it out with friends. All teams start out at Division 1 of the Open Division. Players will climb the ladder by earning points in games.

Trios Arena Scoring & Format

Where we dropping?

Scoring, as in other Arena modes, is based of final placement and eliminations. There is no cap on how many points a team can earn via kills. Points are cumulative across placement tiers (ie. Victory Royale with 0 kills = 15 points) The current scoring format for the mode is as listed below:

  • Victory Royale: 3 Points
  • Top 2: 3 Points
  • Top 4: 3 Points
  • Top 8: 6 Points
  • Elimination: 1 point per

Additionally, as teams climb the divisions, they will have to pay a bus fare once they leave Open League – Division 1. This is subtracted from your total Division points as you enter the match. Here’s how the bus fares work:

  • Open League – Division 1 – No Bus Fare
  • Open League – Division 2 – 3 Point Bus Fare
  • Open League – Division 3 – 4 Point Bus Fare
  • Contender League – Division 4 – 4 Point Bus Fare
  • Contender League – Division 5 – 5 Point Bus Fare
  • Contender League – Division 6 – 5 Point Bus Fare
  • Champion League – Division 7 – 6 Point Bus Fare

The bus fare was put in place to ensure that players who luck out and enter into higher divisions will fall back down. It also helps to root out players that may not have played in a while and are returning. No one wants to play against people that are 20 time better than them.

Just in time for Trios Tournament practice

Trios Cash Cup

In a private DM, Epic’s Loomin previously stated that the Trios Arena mode would not release until after the first Trios tournament. This info quickly spread and the tourney was written off by many due to the lack of possible practice.

Fortunately for competitors and viewers alike, Trios Arena has arrived with time to spare. The first Trio tourney is set to start on July 13th, giving players some time train up their 3-man’s callouts and sync-up their shots. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than we could’ve hoped for and we thank Epic for changing their plans.

The Trios Cash Cup will featured a $1,000,000 global prize pool. We can’t to see how competitive Fortnite plays in Trios with all of Season 9’s wonder and the new Air Strike item which significantly impacts the power of building.

This is a breaking story, and we will have more information as it is made available.

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Fortnite v15.20 patch notes: Hop Rock Dualies, New & Unvaulted weapons

Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes.

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Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes. While official patch notes are hard to come by these days, we’ve rounded up all of the new content.

The last few weeks in Fortnite have went by without many big tweaks to the gameplay experience, and certainly a lack of new skins and cosmetics compared to times gone by.

However, a whole host of new outfits have been leaked and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this weekly update. A new Predator crossover has also been uncovered by dataminers, meaning Predator could soon arrive in-game – with a new ship, banner, and spray leaked.

Those are, of course, unconfirmed changes though, so let’s take a look at everything we’re certain of.

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A Predator crossover has been leaked for Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games.

Fortnite v15.20 patch notes

Hop Rock Dualies

A new set of dual pistols have arrived in Fortnite, as seen below in a tweet from VastBlast.

New & Unvaulted weapons/items

There’s four new weapons and items coming into the loot pool (well, unvaulted as well) – seen below. This was also confirmed by VastBlast.

  • Legendary Tactical Assault Rifle
  • Rare Tactical Assault Rifle (All Rarities)
  • Lever Action Shotgun
  • Uncommon Snowy Flopper

At first, the leaker thought this Sawed Shotgun was going to be headed solely for Save the World, but it’s since been confirmed to be part of the update.

Pre-edit changes

Some adjustments have been made to the Pre-Edits Option. Now, with ‘Disable Pre-Edits On,’ all player-built structures can’t be edited until they’re placed.

Fortnite v15.20 bug fixes and changes

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, here’s all of the bug fixes and changes to be implemented in the latest patch.

General

  • Sound effect audio delay.
  • Flip Rest Lobby Track inadvertently removed from players’ Lockers.
  • Multipoint Edge Glider deforming midair.
  • Michonne Outfit visual issues with cape Back Blings.

Battle Royale

  • Game freezing when going to the Complete tab on PlayStation and Xbox.
  • Sand Tunnelling temporarily disabled.
  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Hypernova Outfit appearing as a different Outfit in the Lobby and in-match.
  • Rebooted players may see an already completed Bounty.

Save the World

  • Quest progress not instantly updating in the HUD and Quest Log.
  • Broken Pickaxe animations.

Mobile Top Issues

  • Voice chat issues on Android.
  • The player loses all movement after jumping through Zero Point.
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Fortnite x Predator crossover leaked: First look at ship, spray & banner

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Fortnite has been adding a number of hunters since The Mandalorian first landed on the island, and it looks like Predator might be next – if leaks are accurate.

The game has seen some insane crossovers in the last year or two, including those from the DC Comics, Marvel and Star Wars universes.

Well, next on that list might be one of the deadliest extraterrestrial attackers.

On January 13, following the v15.20 update, dataminer Lucas7Yoshi revealed a new ‘Nightmare Ship’ leak for Fortnite.

As you can see, this is the ship of Predator, from the movie series that started in 1987.

Fortnite Predator ship, spray & banner leaked

Not only that, but VastBlast has doubled down on that with a new spray leak, which clearly shows Predator is on the way in some shape or form.

Based on the arrival of Mando in his Star Wars ship, we can likely expect to see Predator join the action soon as a boss on the map – just like other NPCs that have been added during the season.

Once we have more information, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins & cosmetics: Ruby Shadows, Orin, Bundles

Epic Games are adding a whole new set of Fortnite skins and cosmetics to the game with the v15.20 update.

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Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins

A number of brand new Fortnite skins and cosmetics have leaked following the v15.20 update in Epic Games’ battle royale title.

The game has undergone some huge changes during the course of Season 5, with The Mandalorian crossover seeing more outfits from the world of Star Wars arrive in the Fortnite Item Shop and Battle Pass rewards.

Now, however, even more are set to be added to the game after the January 13 content refresh.

The weekly update has shaken things up once again, so let’s take a look at all of the exciting skins and cosmetics to have leaked so far.

Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins

Confirmed by leaker Lucas7Yoshi, there’s three skins included in the patch. When they will be released, however, is unconfirmed at the time of writing.

Fortnite v15.20 leaked cosmetics

Aside from those three skins – named Ruby Shadows, Orin, and Tess – a plethora of cosmetics we’ve never seen before have been leaked as well.

Lucas7Yoshi revealed the following graphic just moments after the patch went live…

The dataminer also revealed, as seen in the tweet below, that two other gliders are heading into the game as well.

Two Bundles leaked

Last, but certainly not least, two skin bundles have also been uncovered by the dataminer – seen below.

These will be called the Tess bundle and MACHINIST MINA pack.

So, which skin will you be grabbing from this new set – or even cosmetic? Let us know!

If more are released by other leakers, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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