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Finnish Fortnite duo denied World Cup qualification spot due to queue bug

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Fortnite’s World Cup has had quite a few bumps in the road with hacking, glitches, and cheaters. The latest bump cost a Finnish duo big this past weekend.

The Fortnite World Cup is a massive tourney with qualifiers leading to its epic Finals in New York. In fact, it’s the biggest esports tournament ever due to its huge $30 million dollar prize pool.

With that said, Epic Games has had some serious problems in running the event. From cheating scandals to horrendous bugs, the event hasn’t exactly gone as smoothly as one would like.

The latest case of tournament disruption comes from Finland as a duo failed to qualify due to a matchmaking bug.

Finnish Duo fails to qualify due to bug

Matchmaking errors aren’t as common as they once were in Fortnite, but they can still occur from time to time. The most common occurrence of matchmaking errors is when the servers are getting flooded with massive amounts of players.

The World Cup runs on its own server set which gives it some breathing room from the core Fortnite population. With this said, the servers can take quite the beating when all 3000 of the top players are matchmaking at the same time.

During Week 4 of the Fortnite World Cup, a Finnish duo ran into an unfortunate bug. They had just finished their 6th match and were ready to queue for the 7th just in time. They had racked up 72 points in just 6 matches of play.

The players, Riki XDD & Viallinen, queued up for the match, but only Viallinen made it into the game. Riki’s game bugged out and did not load into the match before the countdown for the event’s end expired.

To say the least, this feels a bit cheesy. How can one player make it into the game while the other does not? Shouldn’t the game have a fail-safe for allowing the second player to enter the game just in case the game’s matchmaking becomes glitched?

During the lobby screen, the players are excited to prove themselves saying “Now, we f***ing show them. Let’s f***ing show them!.” The excitement for Riki quickly turns to befuddled confusion as he gets locked out of the match and yells “What the f***!.”

So, this glitch obviously put the duo at a major disadvantage as they had 72 points and were easily within range of qualifying. Viallinen would need to clutch up and get them to New York by himself.

Luckily for him, he is from the most clutch country on Earth (totally not biased).

Unbelievably, Viallinen managed to go huge for the team. He made it into the end-game and got 10 points while playing solo. Absolutely monstrous gameplay from the player, but this tragedy isn’t over yet.

82 points would have been enough to qualify for the World Cup Finals from Week 4 in Europe. However, due to the queue bug from earlier, the points from the last game were not counted at all. The duo officially ended the week with 72 points even though there is video evidence of Viallinen getting them to 82 points.

Here’s the final results of the EU qualifier for Week 4:

10th place holds 77 points – via Epic Games

The Finnish duo would be sitting at 7th place and guaranteed a place at the World Cup Finals if it wasn’t for that bug.

Ironically, the name ‘Viallinen’ literally means ‘defective’ or ‘faulty’ in Finnish. It’s almost like he jinxed them with his gamertag.

What now? How can Epic rectify this?

This isn’t an easy one. Epic Games obviously needs to make a statement of some kind about this, but how can they correct such a mistake?

We don’t want anyone to be fired or anything rash like that. Rather, Epic should do one of two things.

They can either insert the Finnish duo into the World Cup now and drop the 10th place team out of the Cup. This is somewhat unfair to the DualMedia duo who believe that they have qualified. This is why the second solution would be better.

Epic Games should simply admit that their matchmaking team made a serious misstep and did not predict such a bug. As such, the Finnish duo would be allowed into the World Cup Finals as an 11th team due to Epic’s error. Everyone walks away happy and Epic can solve the issues before the next Duo event.

What do you think is the best course of action for Epic to take? Tell us in the comments below.

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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