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.
Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite
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.
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 Name||Island Code||Creator|
|Prop Hunt: Modern Mall||1679-1165-5282||Regirom|
|Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe||8851-5874-9250||Regirom|
|Lazer Tag Prop Hunt||4313-9914-2759||Puzzler|
|Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition||9565-6442-7019||Shride|
|Mall Prop Hunt!||7666-6510-5877||Gamerzhits|
|Prop Hunt Infinite||7263-1478-7522||Puzzler|
|Prop Hunt: The Simpsons||3913-1259-2687||Marablind|
|Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt||1534-1221-2242||SHAVERMAN46|
|Stranger Things Prop Hunt||7011-8363-9120||Mr_glaisternator|
|The Office Prop Hunt||3006-8634-9197||Mr_glaisternator|
|Prop Hunt With Abilities||9249-3264-0093||TeamUnite|
|Prophunt: Esports Villa||5097-8380-0119||H4llover4ter|
|Silhouette Prop Hunt||5176-4146-5073||ChannelFN|
|Swimming Pool Prop Hunt||3487-1374-0131||Fortniteart|
|Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt||6180-5637-0525||Shinohara|
Epic Games vs. Apple court trial starts today, lasts three weeks
The court trial between Epic Games and Apple starts today and will last for roughly three weeks before any decisions are made.
The long-awaited court trial between Epic Games and Apple starts today, May 3, 2021, and will last roughly three weeks. Epic Games vs Apple could not only decide the fate of Fortnite on iOS devices, but also the future of the App Store.
On August 13, 2020, Epic Games announced a permanent discount on V-Bucks across all platforms. However, mobile users would have to use a new payment option to receive this discount. This option would bypass Apple’s 30% cut of in-app purchases by allowing players to pay Epic Games directly.
Apple quickly removed Fortnite from the App Store stating that Epic Games had violated the App Creator’s Term of Service. Epic Games had anticipated its removal and simultaneously launched an in-game event calling for players to rally against Apple. Tournaments were held, merch was released, and the hashtag #FreeFortnite trended to raise awareness of the legal actions being taken against Apple.
Epic Games vs. Apple trial starts
Epic Games filed a suit against Apple alleging that its App Store guidelines are anti-competitive in nature. As well, the suit would not be for monetary gain but to liberate app developers from Apple’s unfair cuts. Apple filed a counterclaim that Epic Games had breached its developer agreements when it implemented a direct payment method.
Now, almost nine months after the Epic Games vs Apple case was originally filed, the court trial is starting. According to legal documents found on the Northern District of California’s website, each party will have 45 hours to plead their case to the United States District Court. The trials will last for roughly three weeks before a verdict is drawn.
The trial starts at 11:15 a.m. EST today, May 3, 2021. Due to the popularity surrounding the case, public access to the court hearing is being offered via phone. Those interested can call 1 (877) 336-1839 and use access code 9403112 to listen to the lengthy trial.
The CEOs of both Apple and Epic Games will speak during the trial. Tim Cook of Apple will argue that Epic Games breached its contract while Tim Sweeney will fight for developer and publisher freedoms.
While the anticipation for the Epic Games vs Apple trial is at an all-time high, decisions won’t be made for the next few weeks. Fortnite Intel will continue to keep readers updated if any big news comes from the trial.
Epic Games explain wagering ban, key remapping, intentional disconnect & more
The Fortnite competitive team have clarified rules around wagering, disconnecting, and more ahead of the Season 6 FNCS.
Epic Games have made a clarification to their ruling on several key competitive Fortnite topics, including wagers, intentional disconnects, and much more.
The Fortnite Season 6 FNCS is right around the corner, and Epic have begun to outline what competitive players can expect.
Now, they’ve released a blog post that outlines some of the biggest issues in the space.
Intentionally disconnecting from a match has been an issue in competitive Fortnite for a while. Ever since the shakedown mechanic has been in the game, players have intentionally left to prevent opponents from gaining intel on their teammates.
“Intentionally disconnecting from a match in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage goes against the spirit of Fortnite competition,” the competitive team wrote in a blog post. “Accordingly, all players must be sure not to disconnect from the game while in a knocked down, ‘Down-But-Not-Out’ (DBNO) state.”
Key Remapping & Wagers
Epic also clarified their stance on key remapping, saying that it is entirely allowed to remap keys in Fortnite. This appears to include the use of ReWASD and similar third-party software, as they specifically mention that double-movement binds are allowed on keyboard and mouse. They only said that inputs like macros are bannable.
On the topic of wagering, Epic said that they don’t allow any wagering within their games. “Betting, wagering, or gambling on any Fortnite match or game may result in one or more of the disciplinary actions discussed above – including, but not limited to, official warnings or an account ban.”
The article also covered some longtime rules like competitive warnings, region locking, and restarting your tournament after you’ve begun. Nothing has changed on this front, but they still went into detail in their explanation.
Whether or not you agree with some of these rules, it’s good to see that Epic are clarifying their stance on wagering, key remapping, and more. Now, players will have no excuse for breaking the rules, as they’re outlined in black and white.
Qualifiers for the Fortnite Season 6 FNCS are set to begin this weekend. Good luck to everyone competing!
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