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DrLupo & CourageJD discuss their departure from Fortnite

Two of the biggest casters in Fortnite, Jack ‘CourageJD’ Dunlop and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, discuss why they stopped playing the game.

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Two of the biggest casters in Fortnite, Jack ‘CourageJD’ Dunlop and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, discuss why they stopped playing the game.

DrLupo and CourageJD were the dream team of Fortnite casters. Both of them had the big-game voices and the knowledge of competitive Fortnite that pushed them towards casting Fortnite’s biggest competitive events.

The two were sure-ins for the World Cup Grand Finals. Some of the best moments in competitive Fortnite had CourageJD shouting over them. The two were the best ambassadors that the game could have asked for.

Over the past few months, both DrLupo and CourageJD have left Fortnite. Lupo began playing Escape from Tarkov and Courage moved on to Minecraft, Warzone, and a variety of other games.

The two have touched on their move away from Fortnite but recently expanded on the situation on the Courage & Nadeshot Show.

“I played that game from the moment it released,” Courage explained, “I still love … parts of the game and will definitely still go back to it and have fun on it but I would literally go insane if I was trying to play that game like I once did in 2018/2019.”

(7:38 for mobile viewers)

Courage went on to explain that he doesn’t have the patience for “two-minute-long build battles with skill-based matchmaking for no return.” The “hardcore” nature of Fortnite turned him away from continuously streaming the game.

“It’s tough to play the same thing every single day for forever,” Lupo added. “Let me be super clear: without Fortnite, I would not have been able to do the thing that I did for charity, I would never have been in front of as many people … I still love the game.”

When asked if they would still play Fortnite if it had a robust ranking system, Lupo told Nadeshot, “I can’t say that I would. When I first started streaming I did Destiny 1 for a year and a half, straight … Playing the same game every day makes me go f***ing stir crazy.”

“I would still be very interested in casting Fortnite,” Courage explained, to which DrLupo agreed. “I’m just not super interested in playing.”

Courage went on to explain that the lack of communication, official events, and patch notes put him – and a lot of other players – off when it comes to taking Fortnite seriously.

Both streamers wanted to make it clear that they still love Fortnite, and that they owe part of their success to the game. Right now, though, they’re moving on to other games.

It’s hard to blame these and other players from trying their hand at different games. Many of us have done the same, even if we always return to Fortnite.

Hopefully, this isn’t the last time that we saw Courage and Lupo in a booth together – whether or not they’re casting a Fortnite event.

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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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