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DreamHack Open ft. Fortnite October results

Demonspect wins the NA-West region of the DreamHack Open featuring Fortnite.

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Another month, another DreamHack Solo competition to help carry us through a week of competitive Fortnite. On October 8, the NA-West region completed its stage of the tournament to kick things off for the month. Last night, October 16, NA-East joined them.

So far, the tournament has showcased some household names, some off-ping warriors, and some rising stars that call North America home. Here are the entire results of the NA-West and NA-East DreamHack competitions, so far.

NA-West DreamHack Open results

The NA-West region is, as always, the first to wrap up the DreamHack October tournament. Players on NA-West finished the tournament on October 8, with Demonspect taking home first place. He finished six points higher than 77 Xarez in second.

Rising star in the region, Reet, came in third and one of the established juggernauts in NA-West, EpikWhale, finished in fifth. Nosh and Maken rounder out the top ten. Other noteworthy finishes outside of the top ten include WHofishy at 12, VerT at 14, Marzz_Ow at 20, Jamper playing off-ping at 25, Skqttles at 26, Wavy Jacob at 36, MackWood at 45, and H1ghSky1 at 47.

Stats via: FortniteTracker

NA-East DreamHack Open results

Furious, one of the top controller players in any region, walked away with the win in NA-East with a score of 307 points – 7 points higher than skqttles in second. Furious padded his victory by winning two out of the six games.

After Skqttles was Degen in third and Okis in fourth. Other noteworthy finishes include Paper at 10, MackWood at 16, Zexrow at 17, Slackes at 18, and Th0masHD competing off-ping at 19. Here’s a look at how the top 15 looked at the end of the tournament.

Stats via: FortniteTracker

We’re still waiting on the results of EU, which is set to take place next week. We’ll update this post when the final region completes their DreamHack October tournament.

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Fortnitemares 2020: what to expect

Fortnitemares should be coming any minute. Here’s what to expect.

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Fortnitemares 2020: what to expect

Halloween is ten days away, and gamers are eagerly awaiting what this means for Fortnite and the annual Fortnitemares event. This year, we’ve already seen several major components of the event leaked; including the theme, some map changes, and some skins that should be coming to the Item Shop.

Ahead, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know before the event comes to Fortnite. We expect to see Fortnitemares 202 kick off tomorrow, October 20, and will update you when we know more about the release date. For now, here’s what we know.

Midas’ Revenge

The most recent leak surrounding Fortnitemares 2020 was the theme of the event. The leak came to us from the official Russian Fortnite News Feed, which was also a clear sign that the update was imminent.

We’ve heard a lot about Midas returning for Fortnitemares, which all seems to be confirmed, for now. Based on these leaks, Midas should be returning to The Authority with some Ghost Henchmen. He’ll also, reportedly, be carrying a Gold Scar instead of his patented Drum Gun.

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Husks Returning

Another early Fortnitemares leak told us that the sound files for the Zombie Husk spawning cubes were updated. Naturally, when an asset like this is updated, it’s safe to assume that it will return to the game in the near future.

This is bad news for a lot of Fortnite players who don’t like the hordes of Zombie Husks destroying boxes and ruining low-ground late-games. At this point, we can only hope that the Husks are isolated to a single POI rather than randomly spawning all over the map for several weeks.

Fortnite Retail Row Zombies Shield Glitch

New Items and Consumables

One of the bigger leaks coming out of the v14.30 update was the addition of Fortnitemares consumables and items to the game files. According to Hypex, Tabor Hill, and other leakers, rideable Broomsticks will be coming to Fortnite and should have similar mechanics to Glider Re-Deploy or Silver Surfer’s Surfboard.

On top of that, it looks like the vegetable and fruit boxes will be replaced with Halloween-themed tubs of candy. Each candy will, likely, have similar effects to the other consumables that are already in Fortnite.

Leaked Skins

Most of the leaked Halloween skins that were in the v14.30 update have already been released, but there were a few that slipped through the cracks. Two skins have text files with no images attached, suggesting they’ll come to Fortnitemares in the next update.

These skins are called “Fancy Kevin” and “Dancefloor Soldier,” and were leaked by data miners Mang0e and Hypex. Again, we don’t know what these skins look like, but here’s a concept of Fancy Kevin from artist @easkateconcepts on Twitter.

As far as another PvE mode, challenges, and everything else that past Fortnitemares have included; we’ll have to wait and see. We expect this update to hit Fortnite tomorrow morning, October 21. If this is the case, then 2020 will feature the longest Fortnitemares season in history – very on-brand for the season’s we’ve had this year.

Which part of Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge excites you the most? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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Clix discovers a new way to Crash Pad into boxes in Fortnite

Popular Fortnite pro, Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod, has found yet another way to get into an opponent’s box with a Crash Pad.

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Clix discovers new Fortnite Crash Pad Strategy

When Epic first released Crash Pads into core Fortnite modes, most players assumed that they were only good for preventing fall damage and rotating quickly. They came into the game around the same time as Helicopters and were seen as a way to prevent certain death in the event that your chopper got shot down.

At the time, Crash Pads weren’t in competitive modes. When they finally came to Arena, pro players started experimenting with them. It wasn’t long before players realized that you could use Crash Pads to phase into an opponent’s box.

After a while, pros got even more creative with Crash Pads – using them to assassinate opponents who were stacked above them in tournaments and scrimmages.

Players are still discovering new ways to use Crash Pads almost eight months after they came into Fortnite. Popular pro player, Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod, is credited with finding the latest Crash Pad strategy.

A clip of Clix using his new strategy gained popularity after the second week of FNCS qualifiers – during the October DreamHack EU tournament. It worked perfectly and culminated in a one-pump with a perfectly-timed “Suprise mothaf***a” subscriber alert.

Clix was in-game, so he set this up pretty quickly. Let’s break down how to do it: first of all, you’re targeting the box diagonally beneath you. Start by building a box with a roof above the box of which you want to get inside. Next, build yourself into a full box with a ramp below you. From there, all you need to do is throw a Crash Pad on the ramp. Voila! You’re in their box.

Reddit user, u/lukassandvik, completed the strategy in Creative Mode at a slower pace, making it easier to follow along.

You’ll probably need to practice this strategy a few times before you’re comfortable using it in-game. In our experience, players box-up for longer periods of time in tournaments when compared to regular Arena matches, so you might not always have the time to set this up if you’re not in a tournament lobby like Clix was.

Either way, this is a strong strategy to have in your arsenal in competitive Fortnite games. It works especially well in Solos, but you and a couple of teammates could try it in Trios. Now that you know what to do, get to Creative and start doing some reps.

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Fortnitemares leak reveals 2020 theme: Midas’ Revenge

Fortnitemares 2020 is set to feature Midas’ return to Fortnite in “Midas’ Revenge.”

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Fortnitemares 2020 is expected to come to the game this week and fans are eagerly awaiting what it will bring. The leaks surrounding the event have already told us a lot about what to expect. If you want to take a look at all of our predictions, you can find that article here.

On the morning of October 20, however, Fortnite data miners began buzzing on Twitter with some significant Fortnitemares information. Apparently, according to the Russian in-game news feed, Fortnitemares 2020 will be called “Fortnitemares: Midas’ Revenge.”

Anyone who has been following the Fortnite leaks for a while shouldn’t be surprised by this news. A few weeks ago, we learned that Midas will return to Fortnite for the Halloween event with some “Ghostly Ghost Henchmen.” When the last update went live, Midas’ golden chair could be spotted at The Authority, suggesting that he’ll return to his old stomping grounds.

Back in August, Fortnite data miners leaked a bundle that included a new Midas skin along with The Joker and Poison Ivy. Later, Epic confirmed that this would be the “Last Laugh” bundle and would be released on November 17 – which could be the end of Fortnitemares 2020.

The Last Laugh bundle in Fortnite

News Feed leaks like this one almost always come to fruition. We see something similar with nearly all of the new seasons that Epic release – only they tend to get leaked by PlayStation, Nintendo, and Microsoft.

It’s exciting to see a unique theme for Fortnitemares 2020 after last year’s PvE mode and map takeover. Epic set a high bar for themselves in 2019, but the 2020 theme looks like it may be able to match last year’s success.

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