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Console only Fortnite Xbox Cup with massive prize pool revealed

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Epic Games has been keen to keep Fortnite’s competitive community tightly knit into a single scene. However, that’s potentially changing as an Xbox Store image reveals an upcoming console only tourney is inbound.

The Controller vs. Mouse is one of Fortnite’s most riled up debates, but Console vs. PC isn’t talked about nearly as much. This mostly due to the obvious winnner when both platform types play in the same lobbies. Of course, the system that can run the game at 200+ FPS wins out.

Console players, who also want to participate in fair competitive tournaments, have long complained about the unfairness. Epic is changing things up in the near future as a Xbox Store posting reveals.

$1,000,000 Xbox Tourney Revealed via Xbox Store

Competitive Fortnite heading to Xbox? We approve. – Via Microsoft

It appears that Epic may be changing things up and giving consoles players their own arena of play. After all, console and mobile players make up well over half of Fortnite’s overall community. An image from u/nick_21b of the FortniteCompetitive subreddit reveals a $1,000,000 Xbox tourney on the way.

Anyone know what this is? from r/FortniteCompetitive

Console specific tournament would allow players to have a better chance of displaying their skill rather than being beaten by the hardware advantage. With a massive prize pool of $1,000,000 dollars, this tournament is no laughing matter.

We hopped on the Xbox Store to confirm this and sure enough it’s still there. There’s also another image which sits as the title image for the entire ‘Games’ section of the Xbox Store.

Fortnite Xbox Cup

What does this mean for the future of Fortnite esports?

Historically, Epic has wanted to pull all of the competitive community in a single pool of players. Everyone who plays in the competitive tourneys plays against each other on the same servers. Of course, this maximizes the amount of players, but it has serious drawbacks to competitive balance.

Current generation consoles cannot run Fortnite at above 60 FPS and often drop below this golden mark. They are also significantly cheaper than gaming PCs. Epic often runs promotion with both Sony and Xbox, but has forced console players to attempt to play against hyper-powered GTX 2080 Ti cards in tourneys.

Epic Games did mention their intent to run console-specific tourneys in a short comment about a month ago. They also mentioned mobile-only tourneys.

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The comment didn’t draw too much attention, but it hints that Epic Games isn’t planning on separating the scenes. We find this somewhat credible, but do question the intent of the Xbox Cup.

Why else would Epic Games want to run a console-only tournament other than to test the willingness of console players to play? We believe this first Cup will be a test for console players to see how many players actually sign up/play. We hope the number will be in the hundreds of thousands.

For those readers who actively play on consoles, would you be looking join such a tournament? Remember, anyone can play and have fun even if you don’t think you have the skills to win the grand prize. We’re not Fortnite gods ourselves, but the prospect of a console-only Xbox tournament makes want to rise and grind!

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When Fortnite Season 7 ends and Season 8 starts

Fortnite Season 7 has just begun, but some players are wondering when it will end. Here is when Season 7 ends and Season 8 starts.

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Fortnite Season 7 is here, but fans are already wondering when does Season 8 start. Here’s everything we know so far.

Leading up to the launch of Season 7, Epic Games went all out to hype up the launch of the new season. Mysterious DVDs followed by various ARG puzzles kept fans hungry for more. If real world events weren’t enough, players randomly started to get abducted by aliens during matches.

However, Sci-fi and aliens may not be your cup of tea. Sure, the hype for Season 7 Epic Games has attempted to build has been unreal, but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. It’s also early in the season, so it could improve over time. Regardless, some players may have already written off this season as another boring one.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

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Fortnite Season 7 start date

Fortnite Season 7 is scheduled to take place until September 12, 2021 meaning Fortnite Season 8 will likely begin on September 13. This isn’t a confirmed start date as Fortnite has taken multiple days in-between season in the past. However, Fortnite has made a habit recently of jumping from one season to the next with no breaks in between.

There’s always a chance that seasons get delayed and extended. This has happened a number of times during Chapter 2, especially when gearing up for a more ambitious season. We’ll update this article if the Fortnite Season 8 start date changes. But the last patch planned for Season 7 is Fortnite v17.50. This means that the season will likely end a week or two after the last patch.

As for a live event to close Season 7, it’s too soon to tell. Season 6 didn’t have a live event, but it’d be hard to see Season 7 not having one. It seems as if Epic Games is going all out this season, and an epic finale would be the perfect way to top it all off. Regardless, fans can expect to see Fortnite Season 8 start sometime in September.

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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

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Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite

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Prop Hunt has long been part of collective gaming culture. The mode has finally arrived in Fortnite and it looks to be a whole lot of fun!

Due to some mishaps on the part of Epic, Fortnite has been suffering some negative strides. In order to switch things back around, the devs need a successive streak of victories.

Prop Hunt has been a much asked for ‘just for fun’ mode and Epic is now delivering. This, along with great v9.30 changes, could really bring back a lot of excitement for Fortnite!

Prop Hunt playable now in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Creative mode is a stirring pot of creative genius and remarkable talents. For the lucky few chosen by Epic, the creations made in Creative become legendary adventures played by millions.

Prop Hunt has been brought to life by a team of talented Creative creators. The team at StrayKite managed to create a replica of the classic experience that plays like a dream.

Prop Hunt now in Fortnite! – via Epic Games

The mode is available to play now in Creative & Playground lobbies.

The basic rules of Prop Hunt are as follows:

  • Props are given a set amount of time to hide before Seekers try to find them
  • Each Prop can switch between differing objects a certain amount of times
  • Seekers try to find all the Props before the time limit is reached. If they manage to do so, the Seekers win.
  • If all Props are not found, the Props win.

Epic Games has not given any end-date for the Prop Hunt island feature, but the prop hunt mode can always be played from here on out. This can be done by using the Island Code provided by Epic (6069-9263-9110).

Using the Creative mode’s configuration settings, you can also create custom Prop Hunt game types. This includes longer Seeker time limits, stricter win conditions, banned props, and more. More options will be added for the mode in the future.

Best Prop Hunt island codes 2021

Island NameIsland CodeCreator
Prop Hunt: Modern Mall1679-1165-5282Regirom
Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe8851-5874-9250Regirom
Lazer Tag Prop Hunt4313-9914-2759Puzzler
Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition9565-6442-7019Shride
Mall Prop Hunt!7666-6510-5877Gamerzhits
Prop Hunt Infinite7263-1478-7522Puzzler
Prop Hunt: The Simpsons3913-1259-2687Marablind
Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt1534-1221-2242SHAVERMAN46
Stranger Things Prop Hunt7011-8363-9120Mr_glaisternator
The Office Prop Hunt3006-8634-9197Mr_glaisternator
Prop Hunt With Abilities9249-3264-0093TeamUnite
Prophunt: Esports Villa5097-8380-0119H4llover4ter
Silhouette Prop Hunt5176-4146-5073ChannelFN
Swimming Pool Prop Hunt3487-1374-0131Fortniteart
Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt6180-5637-0525Shinohara

Happy hunting!

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