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Cattus creature reappears as Fortnite Season 9 Mech vs. Monster event approaches

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The Cattus monster in Fortnite hasn’t been spotted for many weeks since it escaped Polar Peak and reared its back from the waters around the island. The creature has now reappeared as the countdown to the Mech vs. Monster dwindles downwards.

Fortnite’s Season ending Mech vs. Monster event is quickly coming up on July 20th. Details on the event have been hidden carefully by Epic, but the general premise involves Pressure Plant’s Giant Robot and the Cattus monster.

The Cattus monster took a deep dive in the ocean after it escaped from the icy Polar Peak prison. Now, we’ve caught a second glimpse as it begins its strike on our beloved virtual home.

Cattus spotted swimming around Fortnite island

Event Timer image captured on July 15

Season end events have a special energy to them. They bring out everybody from the casual gamers to the competitive soccer skins. Nobody wants to miss what Epic has been working on for 10 weeks straight. We’ll be there on the frontlines too when the event goes live.

We last saw the Cattus monster earlier in Season 9 when it showed us its back. The creature was swimming around the island and Polar Peak’s missing tower was atop its spine.

Now, an eagle-eyed player has spotted the Cattus’ return. User ‘Masturbane’ of the FortniteBR subreddit saw something peculiar floating in the seas off of the desert coast. Imminent landfall detected!

As previously seen in Season 9, we can’t see 95% of the monster’s body. In fact, even the back is mostly obscured by the Polar Peak tower. The size of the creature is absolutely titanic as it can easily carry around one of Fortnite’s most massive structures.

While the video doesn’t give us any new, impactful information, it might be a first step for event sneak peaks. Epic loves to tease players with tiny clues and images that help build the hype for coming events. We’re all for that as we love getting hyped up for Fortnite. Hopefully, the event lives up to its promise like the Unvaulting event.

How’s the ‘Doggus’ Robot coming along?

Almost ready to fight against the Cattus!

The mech assigned to fight the Cattus is known as the Doggus (internal code names for Epic Games). This giant robot is being built up within Pressure Plant and we’ve seen it evolve from nothing into an unrivaled (yet still headless) fighting machine.

Only a few pieces are left to install and then the fighting is set to begin. We’ve yet to see any major leaks regarding the battle.

As for changes coming from the result of the destructive, map-changing war of giants, we can’t honestly speculate too much. Of course, Epic will knock down at least one fan-favorite locale and perhaps we’ll even see an old location return. Perhaps the Cattus will breathe fire and melt away the ice trapping our long-lost Greasy Grove!

Epic Games has stated that they will not make major changes to Fortnite within two weeks of a major esports event. They’ve not been 100% faithful to this policy, but we wouldn’t expect them to destroy large chunks of the map right before the Fortnite World Cup Finals.

This means the event will either be quite tame in terms of lasting impact OR we might see the Finals use an older version of the map.

What do you think will happen in the Mech vs. Monster event? It’s hard to say what Epic’s planning without leaks, but it’ll be something no one should miss no matter what. Mark July 20th on your calendars and make sure to clear your schedule for this unforgettable day.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.

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Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

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On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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