The Fortnite Season 9 Final Showdown ‘Cattus vs. Doggus’ event arrives on July 20 and knowing everything about its backstory will help you get prepared for the cataclysmic fight.
Fortnite’s always filled with events of one kind or another, but season ending extravaganzas are the cream of the crop. If you’ve missed the Rocket launch or the Unvaulting event, make sure to clear up the calendar this time around.
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The build up for the Cattus vs. Doggus event suggests a truly unforgettable fight between two massive combatants. As with previous events, the effects will be felt for a whole season or more into the future. While we find speculation amusing, let’s shift through every detail we know so far.
When does the Cattus vs. Doggus event start?
The most important thing about these events is that you are there to see it live. It’s akin to being at a concert rather to listening to Spotify. Even with the best audio equipment, the experience just won’t be the same.
The Cattus vs. Doggus event will begin at around 2 PM EST on Saturday, July 20. You can hop into the game right now and see countdowns over each of the six Sky Platforms. They are, of course, future styled holographic displays similar to the Unvaulting event’s timer at Loot Lake.
Epic Games sent out a tweet reminding players to get ready at the 48 Hour mark on Thursday.
🤖 – T-minus – 48 Hours till The Final Showdown. #FortniteEvent— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 18, 2019
Players can gift free Cattus and Doggus banners to their friends until the event launches. Epic has not stated that these will have any effect on the event, but you never know.
If you can’t make it, don’t worry. Replay files will be available after the event and many community members love creating cinematic, movie-like videos of the events.
Doggus Robot Completed at Pressure Plant
Pressure Plant was added to the Fortnite map at the beginning of Season 9, but its purpose wasn’t clear until about six weeks in. Then things started to go from mysterious to downright exciting. We saw legs, arms, and a torso pop up in a few short weeks and now the Doggus stands ready for combat.
Originally, the Robot was cast in a silver and white frame. It remained this color until the very end of its completion. Details about its makers and the backstory of the robot have not been entirely fleshed out, but we might learn more about those details in future seasons.
If you go to Pressure Plant at the time of writing, you’ll find a fittingly colorful robot standing amongst construction supports. The long time Fortnite fans will instantly recognize the head of Cuddle Team Leader atop the titanic machine. We’re finding it extremely difficult to find the proper words for how impressively gigantic the bot is.
With that said, don’t go sleeping on our favorite mega-sized monstrosity.
That’s right. Team Cattus all the way! It’s OK if you are a Doggus fan though, we’ll accept you into our viewing party…maybe.
Cattus Monster’s Last Known Whereabouts
Unlike the Doggus, the Cattus is an elusive and living creature which was trapped within the ice at Polar Peak. Presumably, the monster had been trapped inside the ice long before the Ice King’s arrival as a secret ticking time bomb of a weapon.
After breaking out of its prison and taking Polar Peak’s tower with it, the Cattus destroyed a few small locations like the modern house in Pleasant Park. It also left a footprint on its way into the sea. The immediate run into the ocean during patching hours suggests that the animal prefers water over land whenever possible.
Shortly afterwards, a player spotted Polar Peak’s tower moving around on its own in the seas surrounding the island. Upon further inspection, it appeared to be the Cattus swimming with its prized loot, stolen in its escape.
From there on, we didn’t hear anything about the Cattus for weeks. Not even a single murmur of horrific fishing boat accidents or strange waves in the ocean. Nothing. Until the Cattus reappeared once more in similar fashion to the last appearance. The video was captured by u/Masturbane of the FortniteBR subreddit.
The last sighting of our monstrous champion of the deep was on July 15. No one has seen what the monster looks like apart from its back and one eye. All the same, we’ll take our bets with the monster over some man-made bot. Especially considering what “bot” means in Fortnite terms.
What can we expect from the Cattus vs. Doggus event?
If you are expecting any major leaks, we’re sorry. As of July 18, nothing about the event has been leaked due to the .pak files being encrypted by Epic. Lucas7yoshi has stated that fans that want to avoid spoilers should stay away from Twitter at 1:30pm EST as the files will begin to be decrypted.
TL;DR: Don't want leaks of the event? stay away from the internet starting around 1:30 PM ET— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks/News (@Lucas7yoshi) July 17, 2019
The encryption is understandable, but we can’t help, but be a little hurt over not getting some juicy details ahead of time. But, in all honesty, the event will be a much better experience if it’s not spoiled.
In terms of lasting effects from the event, it’s pretty safe to say that some locations are about to be leveled. Or should we say cratered? Obliterated? Anyway, the destruction should be on a whole new level due to the absurd size of these two fighters. Specifically, we’ve got no idea which locations we’ll be saying goodbye to this time.
Will you be setting up a viewing party with your friends? The event’s going to be absolutely humongous and being able to say that you witnessed history being made is certainly cool in itself. We’ll be providing additional coverage of the event as we get closer, so stay tuned to FortniteINTEL.
Fortnite ceaters are ruining Fortnite scrims and custom games
Fortnite custom games and scrimmages seem to be the biggest target for some cheaters.
The issue of cheating in Fortnite has jumped to the forefront of topics since the Season 3 FNCS began. For some reason, it seems like an influx of cheaters has entered the game. Is it timing? Have a newer, undetected cheat popped up? We can’t know for sure.
When we completed our interview with a Fortnite cheat developer a couple of weeks ago, he assured us that his is one of the only cheats to make it past the Fortnite anti-cheat. Since then, we’ve seen several players be exposed – even expose themselves – for using cheats in Fortnite. These cheats were, reportedly, not from the same source. It would appear as though there are more ways than one to get past this anti-cheat.
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There are some instances of players cheating in competitive Fortnite, but the largest pool of victims are those who want to enjoy a custom game or scrimmage. Cheaters are griefing these lobbies and aren’t even trying to hide it.
No-skin cheaters are running around with a Hunting Rifle and eliminating entire lobbies. They’re sacrificing accounts – knowing that these clips will get them banned – just to watch people freak out.
The issue isn’t that they’re cheating, however – it’s that the anti-cheat isn’t catching them. This is as obvious as you can make it, and it still gets through the anti-cheat. We have to assume that these players were banned after the clips surfaced, but what about someone who hides their hacks more carefully?
Epic have been silent on the issue of cheaters making it through their anti-cheat system. We reached out for comment back when Bman was exposed for cheating in the Bugha Cup, but never heard back. We’re sure that the anti-cheat team is taking the issue seriously, but the silence indicates that they don’t have any leads.
For now, Epic appears to be relying on player reports to find cheaters, which can be inherently flawed, as we saw in the Dubs situation. Just because something looks fishy,doesn’t mean a player is cheating. Hopefully, all of this gets cleared up soon and no cheaters made it into the FNCS Finals. If they did, we should find out this weekend – with the community so hyper-aware.
Waffles unbanned from Fortnite under threat of legal action
Epic Games unbanned pro player, Waffles, after the CarterPulse agency stepped in.
Earlier this week, we covered the story of Fortnite pro player, Waffles, who had been banned from Fortnite after encountering a bug in the FNCS. Waffles killed a player who had used the infinite item glitch to receive an unlimited number of Crash Pads.
After the elimination, Waffles noticed massive stack of Crash Pads on the ground. As anyone would, he began to pick them up to investigate. To his dismay, he was unable to drop them and had to finish the game with no weapons or healing items – only an inventory full of Crash Pads.
Despite everything working against him, Waffles managed to finish third in the game. When he went back to the lobby, however, he saw that he was disqualified from the tournament and banned from competitive Fortnite for 30 days.
Despite all of the evidence showing that Waffles didn’t do this on purpose, Epic support told him that they were upholding his ban. That’s where the CarterPulse agency came in. They responded to one of Waffles’ tweets, telling him to reach out to them.
After that, they went to work contacting Epic Games and outlining the fact that Waffles never intentionally broke any of the rules – a condition for a fair ban. What’s more, the Fortnite competitive rules state that any player must play-out a game in which they encounter a bug, giving Waffles no choice in the situation.
A little over a day after CarterPulse got involved, Epic appeared to reverse their decision to ban Waffles. The pro tweeted, “I AM UNBANNED! THANK YOU @CarterPulse.”
According to other tweets by the agency, they stepped into the situation free of charge. “Anything for the community.” they wrote on Twitter.
CarterPulse also clarified that this was a small mistake within a great company. “Just would like everyone to realize that Epic is a great company who makes mistakes like all of us. Happy to have helped @WafflesFN in getting unbanned!” they wrote.
The unbanning comes just in time for the second week of FNCS qualifiers. Waffles will be able to compete in the next qualifying event and, with any luck, will move onto the grand finals.
Fortnite pro banned for encountering a bug in FNCS
Fortnite pro, Waffles, has been banned from Fortnite after encountering an exploit triggered by another player.
Earlier today, we covered a bug that led to Epic disabling the Motorboat in all Fortnite modes. This bug allowed players to create an infinite number of items in their inventory by following a few simple steps.
YouTuber, OrangeGuy, offered a tutorial on the issue, but it was already known by a large chunk of the competitive community. Players were using it to obtain an unlimited number of Floppers, ensuring that they’d out-heal any player who wasn’t using the bug.
The problem is that you could complete this exploit by accident. What’s more, you could eliminate someone who used the exploit and gain yourself an unlimited number of items. This is what happened to Fortnite pro player, Waffles, during the Season 3 FNCS.
Waffles eliminated a player during one of his matches. When he looked at the ground, he saw a stack of Crash Pads with 100,000 in them. As anyone would do, Waffles started picking them up and investigating – laughing with his friends.
Things took a turn when the Crash Pads took over Waffle’s inventory. He couldn’t drop them and, therefore, wasn’t able to carry any guns. Astoundingly, Waffles came in third place with an inventory full of only Crash Pads. It wasn’t ideal, but he had to use what was available to him.
When Waffles went back to the lobby, however, he found that he had been disqualified from the FNCS competition. A few moments later, Waffles saw that he was banned from Fortnite for nearly 30 days.
This is especially significant because new competitive Fortnite rules state that players who are banned from an FNCS won’t be able to compete in the next season’s tournament. This means that – if everything stands – Waffles won’t be able to play in Trios next season.
Waffles was the player on the other side of the FaZe Dubs situation from last season. This would be his second FNCS ban under questionable circumstances.
Since the ban, Waffles has been posting some of his correspondents with Epic support to his Twitter page. So far, they’ve told him that the ban stands. Waffles even posted an image of him attempting to raise the issue to a manager. He then went from talking with Delta Mike to talking with Echo Mike.
We reached out to Waffles to see if anything else has transpired, and he said that he’s shared everything, so far. He gave his side of what happened, saying, “I killed a guy that had the glitch. I am assuming that guy did the glitch on purpose but I don’t exactly know. All I know is that I picked them up on his body not knowing that I wouldn’t be able to drop them or pick up any guns.”‘
While we were talking, Waffles received an email that confirmed his ban. “I had our Competitive and Anti-Cheat teams manually review the ban and we will not lift your competitive ban,” the email read. We clarified that this ban was only for the exploit, to which he responded, “Yes. Never in my life have I ever downloaded or even tried cheats for Fortnite of any sort.”
This sounds true to us. After all, if Waffles was found to have been using hacks, his account would be banned for longer than 30 days.
We’re hoping that the attention to this situation will push Epic to look deeper into their ruling. Some of the biggest pros in the community have come to Waffle’s defense. The Fortnite Guy’s video on the topic is nearing 300,000 views at the time of writing.
If everything in this situation is as it seems, you can’t help but feel bad for Waffles. He was put in a terrible in-game situation due to someone else’s exploit. Despite not having any weapons, he managed to finish third in the game. Now, he’s banned, disqualified, and unable to play the Season 3 and 4 FNCS – all for a bug that was triggered by another player and actually put him at a disadvantage in-game. We’ll update you with any developments in this story.
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