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Epic announce first official Fortnite Box Fight Tournament

This week, Fortnite is hosting its first official Box Fighting Tournament. Here’s how to enter.

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Competitive Fortnite is heating up in Season 4, as Epic announced their first-ever official Box Fighting tournament. This is the next logical step in the Creative Matchmaking experiment that have been coming to the game over the past few months.

On October 26, Epic announced that their first official Box Fighting tournament will take place on October 28. The event will be hosted on the “Island of Dreams” Creative Map, which you can find with the code 9005-6737-3429.

Players need to reach the Open Division II rank in Arena to be eligible to compete, but this is a very low bar to cross. Above-average players will be able to get to Division II within a few games of Arena.

Scoring and Prizes

The Box Fighting tournament is part of Fortnite’s Wild Wednesday tournament series. This is a 1-on-1 tournament, so the scoring system from other Wild Wednesday events doesn’t transfer. At the time of writing, Epic only have the first three weeks of Wild Wednesday formats listed in their Official Rules.

The prizes will transfer from past weeks, however. Here’s a breakdown of the prize pools in each region:

Europe

1st    $1,800
2nd    $1,600
3rd    $1,400
4th    $1,200
5th    $1,000
6th    $800
7th    $600
8th    $500
9th    $400
10th    $300
11th-20th    $200

NA-East

1st    $1,500
2nd    $1,200
3rd    $900
4th    $700
5th    $500
6th    $400
7th    $350
8th    $300
9th    $250
10th    $200

NA West

1st    $500
2nd    $400
3rd    $350
4th    $300
5th    $275
6th    $250
7th    $225
8th    $200

Brazil

1st    $500
2nd    $400
3rd    $350
4th    $300
5th    $275
6th    $250
7th    $225
8th    $200

Asia

1st    $300
2nd    $250
3rd    $200

OCE

1st    $300
2nd    $250
3rd    $200

Middle East

1st    $300
2nd    $250
3rd    $200

You can check the “Compete” tab in Fortnite to learn exactly when the Box Fighting Tournament begins in your region, but all regions will compete on October 28. This doesn’t give you much time to reach the required Arena score, but talented players can hit Open Division II without much effort.

This tournament is likely to have the most engagement out of any Wild Wednesday events, so far. Pro players have been neglecting these events, but will probably jump at the chance to win the Box Fighting title. Good luck to all of the competitors.

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How to unlock the Armored Kratos style in Fortnite

Kratos from God of War has made it to Fortnite. Find out how to unlock the Armored Kratos style for free in Season 5.

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Kratos has landed on the Fortnite island, but his single style isn’t his only form. Here’s how to unlock his Armored outfit.

After a full season worth of crossovers, Epic slowed things down with Fortnite Season 5. The new season was released with only one crossover character in the roster: The Mandalorian.

It only took a couple of days for Epic to add to their Season 5 crossover roster. On December 3, Kratos from God of War came to the Item Shop. This preceeds the rumored addition of Master Chief from the Halo franchise.

Although God of War is a Playstation exclusive video game, players on all platforms could grab Kratos and his skin pack. You know that Sony had to do something for their console owners, however.

PlayStation players who play a single game with the Kratos skin will unlock the Armored Kratos style for their skin – it’s as simple as that.

Unfortunately, Android, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch players will need to stick to the standard Kratos outfit – unless you have a PS5 lying around.

If you don’t have a PlayStation on-hand, the only option you have is to ask a trustworthy friend to log onto your account and play a game for you. Giving out your account information is risky and usually a bad idea, so proceed with caution.

Hopefully for Xbox players, Microsoft will have the same deal with Epic Games when Master Chief comes to the Item Shop. He’s one of the most iconic characters in all of gaming and will probably be a popular pick on all platforms.

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All Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.

The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.

You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.

Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold

Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.

We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.

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Game-breaking bug causing invisibility/God Mode in Fortnite Season 5

Players have already found a game-breaking glitch in Fortnite Season 5, causing players to go invisible and become invulnerable to damage.

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Fortnite Season 5 wasn’t released bug-free. In fact, there’s already a game-breaking bug causing players to become invisible and invulnerable to damage.

Every major update in almost every video game brings a few bugs with it, and Fortnite is no different. This is almost always the case when video games add new mechanics, as Fortnite did with Season 5.

This game-breaking bug has to do with the new sand mechanic. For those who don’t know, the center of the Fortnite island is now covered with quicksand. If you stand on the sand for too long, it sinks you in.

The quicksand isn’t a bad thing. It can actually benefit players, offering a hiding spot and increased movement speed, as seen below.

However, on the flip side, it’s also causing a bug that makes players invisible and invulnerable to damage. This isn’t the first invisibility glitch we’ve seen in Fortnite. Older patches had the same issue with Port-A-Potties.

This glitch appears to be more prevalent than the previous ones, however. We’ve seen several reports of this happening to players – sometimes even multiple times in a single play session. The Port-A-Potty glitch required more intention on the part of the players involved.

Hopefully, Epic get this sorted sooner rather than later. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the sand-sinking mechanic disabled ahead of the next update if Epic can’t push a hotfix to address the problem.

We don’t know whether this glitch is intentional on the part of infracting players or if there’s a method to trigger the issue. We’ll let you know when we find out more about the problem.

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