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Fortnite Intel presents: Fortnite superlatives 2019

As 2019 winds to a close, let’s take a look at the Fortnite superlatives of the year, featuring names like SypherPK, NickMercs, Ninja, 72hrs, and many more.

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As 2019 winds to a close, let’s take a look at the Fortnite superlatives of the year, featuring names like SypherPK, NickMercs, Ninja, 72hrs, and many more.

Fortnite has come a long way in 2019. We went from planes to ballers to the Mech and beyond, to a brand-new map and a simplified loot pool.

Let’s take a look at some of the streamers and pro players that showed-out this year. Here are the 2019 Fortnite Intel superlatives. We hope you enjoy.

Cranker of the Year: BenjyFishy

BrnjyFishy is one of the best Fortnite players in the world. Many argue that he’s the best in the EU region and he can probably go toe-to-toe with any pro out there.

2019 has been the year of the Fish. We saw Benjy rise from relative anonymity to become one of the top Fortnite players out there. He repeatedly places highly in tournaments and seems to have all of the mechanics that make an excellent Fortnite player.

When it’s all said and done, BenjyFishy will go down as one of the best Fortnite players of all time, and 2019 was his coming-out year.

Most Innovative: 72hrs

72hrs has to be one of the most innovative Fortnite players on the planet. You routinely see him use unorthodox tactics that seem like a joke but end up working. Just this weekend we saw him rocket ride to rotate in the Winter Royale. Who does that?

There are countless clips of 72hrs breaking the mold in 2019, but the “I’m trying somesing” clip takes the cake. He used the Junk Rift to go on a killing spree (RIP Tfue) during a pro scrim.

Best Rager: Mongraal

There were a lot of contenders for ‘Rager of the Year,’ but Mongraal has to take it home for 2019. He’s out here swearing and smashing like a cracked, British Dellor.

Mongraal is one of the best players in the world, but he’s number-one when it comes to raging. Keep that blood pressure high, Mongraal. We love it.

Biggest Hater: Dr. Disrespect

Dr. Disrespect has to be one of the most prolific Fortnite haters on the internet. He hates Fortnite and uninstalls the game every chance he gets.

It seems like there’s a gun to his head every time the two-time loads up Fortnite. He hates the bloom, the building, the events – everything. The Doc hates Fortnite with such vitriol but keeps coming back because he knows how popular it is. He’ll be the first one to pop a bottle of champaign when Fortnite finally dies.

Best Clip Channel: Grumbae

There are a ton of Fortnite clip channels out there. All of these channels are dedicated to compiling and repurposing streaming content for their viewers.

These channels have a purpose and can make a huge difference for a creator who’s just starting. SypherPK, for instance, credits some of his success to his ability to get on these channels with his early trap tower clips.

Very few channels take the time to masterfully edit and recreate these clips. Grumbae is one of the only Fortnite channels that truly create new content out of what the streamers provide. They had a huge year in 2019 and deserve the recognition they get from the Fortnite community.

Most Likely to Succeed: UnknownxArmy1x

UnkownxArmy is one of the up-and-coming stars of 2019. He was the first – and one of the only – controller players to qualify for the World Cup Solo competition. After that, he went on a W-key rampage during the Cash Cups – even placing fifth in NA-East on mouse and keyboard.

Most recently, Unknown and his patched-together squad won the NA-East FNCS. We’re watching Unknown’s come-up in 2019. The sky’s the limit for this young L2 God.

Best Hair: SypherPK

SypherPK is first-team all-hair when it comes to Fortnite players. No one comes close to Sypher when it comes to styling, hold, volume, and hair-beard combo.

It’s going to take some serious hairstyling to dethrone SypherPK next year. This man has a hairline that most of us only dream about.

Class Clown: NickMercs

NickMercs is one of the funniest streamers in the Fortnite community and he has the skills to back it up. He’s constantly making jokes and trolling his friends to get laughs from his viewers – hilariously nicknaming Reverse2k ‘Ninja’s friend’ when Fortnite released the capabilities.

Nick remains one of the biggest Fortnite streamers on Twitch, and there’s a clear reason for that. He’s entertaining, skilled, and relatable to a massive group of viewers.

Most Improved: Ninja

In 2018, Ninja was the biggest Fortnite celebrity on the planet. Along the way, though, he lost the ‘best player’ moniker he had during the early days. Ninja wasn’t competing with the top players in the game anymore – focusing more on streaming and growing his brand.

Over the course of 2019, however, Ninja rededicated himself to competitive Fortnite. His competitive spirit took over as nearly qualified for the World Cup. He capped off the year by finishing 8th with his team in the FNCS finals.

Ninja is clearly driven by more than popularity and success. Yes, he wants to grow his brand, but he also wants to be one of the best at any game he plays. His dedication to competitive Fortnite in 2019 showed that.

Cutest Couple: Brookeab and Symfuhny

Via: @brookeab

Symfuhny and Brooke have become Fortnite’s first couple. We saw their entire courtship unfold on-stream, from when they met to when they announced that they were an item.

We can only hope for many more laugh-filled streams with the 2019 Fortnite power couple. Let’s see a repeat for 2020.

Best Leaker: Lucas7Yoshi

We at FortniteIntel get a lot of traffic from the hard work of data miners like Lucas7Yoshi, Hypex, FortTory, ShiinaBR, FireMonkey and others. They’re a massive part of the Fortnite news cycle, so it’s only right that we give them their time to shine.

Why did Lucas7Yoshi get the Best Leaker 2019 award? Simple: he leaked the Fortnite Chapter 2 map and stuck to his guns when everyone called it fake. He had the POIs and the map before we saw any other leaks about Chapter 2 and wasn’t too scared to send it out to the world.

Best Clutch: Tfue vs. Bizzle, Dubs, and Bugha

I had to create a category for my favorite clip of 2019. Bugha, Dubs, and Bizzle thought it would be a good idea to 50/50 Tfue in a pro scrimmage over the Summer. Bugha was fresh off of his World Cup win and the rest of the squad was comprised of rising talent as well.

You saw what happened. Tfue destroyed all three of them and hurled a barrage of profanities once he was finished. My favorite part of the clip is when Tfue subtly says “dogs***” before smacking Dubs out of the air. Let the Curb theme play on repeat.

Events

Fortnite Galactus event: Nexus War start date and time

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Nexus War event in Fortnite

The exact date and time for the Nexus War finale in Fortnite has been confirmed, and there is little time to prepare for the Galactus event.

The event, which will bring Chapter 2, Season 4 to a climax, as Galactus – aka the Devourer of Worlds – is bombing towards the map to, presumably, destroy it all.

The countdown to the event appeared in-game on November 21, and Epic have now confirmed the exact date and time when the Nexus War will commence.

“It was only a matter of time.” Epic say in their blog post. “Galactus is closing in on the Island and the fate of all Reality lies in the balance. Join the ultimate fight against Galactus in the one-time-only Nexus War finale event.”

When is the Galactus event in Fortnite?

The Nexus War finale event will start on December 1 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT.

To make sure you don’t miss out, Epic has given some tips to be prepared for the event:

  • DOWNLOAD THE LATEST UPDATE
    If you haven’t already downloaded the 14.60 update, load the game on your preferred device and download today.
  • DOWNLOAD HOUSEPARTY
    Fortnite’s new integration with Houseparty means you can have live video chat in Fortnite (PC, PS4/PS5) while attending the event.
  • GET IN EARLY
    We’ve taken measures to ensure more people can attend the event, but we still recommend everyone log into Fortnite at least 60 minutes prior to the event start. The event playlist is expected to go live 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Of course, even if you can’t play the game yourself at the time, you’ll still be able to catch the action on Twitch and YouTube streams from content creators.

As Epic confirms, this is a one-time-only event, so there won’t be any reruns unlike previous end of season events.

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All leaked Fortnite skins & cosmetics from v14.60

Fortnite v14.60 brought leaked skins, pickaxes, and more cosmetics to the game.

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Fortnite v14.60 is here, and you know what that means: a batch of leaked skins that will be hitting the Item Shop in the upcoming weeks.

Fans are eagerly awaiting the next Fortnite event, which is rumored to be the biggest event in the history of the game. Until then, we can pass the time by drooling over some upcoming skins. The Cob skin is going to be a must-have going into Thanksgiving.

Leaked Skins & Back Bling

Fortnite is bringing a couple of interesting Thanksgiving skins to Fortnite, this year, including a skin concept that has existed for a while. Peely is getting the seasonal treatment and being turned into corn on the cob. This will, reportedly, be a part of a skin bundle with the evil pie-looking skin.

Of course, players will also see Venom enter the game as early as today in the Venom Cup. Winners of the skin will be able to use it this week. Everyone else will have a chance to buy it at a later date – probably this weekend.

The resident witch and wizard – Elmira and Castor – received a Dark variant in this patch, as well. Players who already own these skins will be able to access this new style right away.

Leaked Pickaxes

The leaked pickaxes in this update aren’t much to write home about – all but Venom’s pickaxe. We have some bad news about that one, though.

According to Hypex, it will be a built-in pickaxe that we won’t be able to use with other skins.

Leaked Wraps

We’ll be getting a few wraps to go along with the leaked skins in the section above. The Galaxy Wrap appears to be another style for the female Galaxy skin that we saw a while back.

The Rainbow Fog wrap looks to be a part of the upcoming Fortnite X House Party collaboration, meaning players will probably be able to get it for free.

Misc.

There are a few miscellaneous leaked cosmetics as well, including a Reboot Van emoticon, a Thor music pack, and two sprays that relate to Ghost Rider and Peely.

We don’t know whether or not you’ll be able to buy these items, but most of the time Epic save these for free challenge rewards.

Cosmetics weren’t the only leaks that were a part of the v14.60 update. We also have some information on what we can expect coming out of the next Fortnite event: Devourer of Worlds.

We’ll keep you covered with all of the leaks ahead of the update, so make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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Patch Notes

Fortnite update 14.60 patch notes: Venom Skin, Creative changes & more

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Venom joins the fight in Fortnite Battle Royale, and there are lots of changes in Creative in the 14.60 update. There’s still no official patch notes from Epic Games, but we’ve brought together everything you need to know here.

Despite being the final update of Season 4, it looks like the bulk of the new content will be coming at the start of the new season instead.

Although there’s no complete patch notes, we can still put together all the changes here, along with the email sent out to content creators with the main features.

Venom

Venom is the highlight of this update. You can play for a chance to earn his skin the Venom cup.

The skin pack includes a Venom emote, symbiote slasher pickaxe, and tendril tote back bling. Check out the skin in-game:

XP Xtravaganza Part Two

XP Xtravaganza Part 2 starts this week: “Get the whole squad together and take on these party-wise challenges to finish out the Battle Pass in style,” Epic explain.

Houseparty x Fortnite video chat

Fortnite has teamed up with Houseparty to bring a brand new video chat feature.

Houseparty video chat will be available to Fortnite players on PC, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. Players will also need an iOS or Android mobile device with the Houseparty app installed. With the app installed, connect your Houseparty account to your Epic Games account to get started.”

CREATIVE

Taken from an official blog post to the Fortnite website, Epic Games detailed specific changes for Creative mode.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • You can now hide the Elimination Feed and mute Elimination Audio to encourage sneaky sniping!

ISLANDS

  • Updated the Hub Island portal layout to accommodate the recent updates to hub creator guidelines.

ISLANDS BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the time of day lighting appeared differently on featured islands and personal islands.

GAMEPLAY

  • Added a new option to My Island > Settings
    • Player Elimination Audio: Off, On (Default: On) – causes eliminated players to be despawned silently.
  • Added new options to My Island > UI
    • Hide Elimination Feed: Yes, No (Default: No) – completely hides the elimination feed during the game.
    • Hide Party Eliminations: Yes, No (Default: No) – hides the number of eliminations for each party member in the Party UI during the game.

GAMEPLAY BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where an eliminated player could spectate a player on the enemy team.
  • Fixed an issue where Team Size did not limit the number of players when Join in Progress was set to ‘Spawn Next Round’.
  • Fixed an issue where the sky would flicker on PS4.

WEAPONS AND ITEMS BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the X-4 Stormwing was de-synced after player interaction.
  • Fixed an issue where husks did not fall off edges to follow players.

CREATIVE TOOLS AND PHONE BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where players could not open the Creative Inventory after cutting and pasting a device.
  • Fixed an issue where the Creative Inventory appeared distorted when customizing a device.

PREFABS AND GALLERIES BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a collision issue with the pillar wall asset from the Princess Castle Wall galleries.
  • Fixed an issue with the bush from Winter Variant Foliage Gallery A having a yellow glow.
  • Fixed an issue with a bridge girder asset from the Steel Bridge galleries being difficult to place with the phone.
  • Fixed an issue with some of the Steel Bridge prefabs & galleries placing outside of the preview boundary.
  • Fixed an issue with the bridge street asset from the Steel Bridge set having a misaligned grid snap box.
  • Fixed an issue with assets from the Swamp Cliff Gallery displaying the wrong texture.

DEVICES

  • Added new options to the Class Selector device.
    • Activation Audio: On, Off (Default: On) – allows the audio effect played when a player changes class to be muted.
    • Zone Audio: On,Off (Default: On) – allows the ambient audio effect for the zone and the audio effects for players entering and leaving the zone to be muted.
  • Added new options to the Mutator Zone device.
    • Selected Team: None, 1-16 (Default: None)
    • Affects Team: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
      • These two options replace the old Safe Team option to allow the zone to affect all teams (Selected Team = None), just the Selected Team, or every team except the Selected Team.
    • Selected Class: None, Any, 1-16 (Default: None)
    • Affects Class: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
      • These two options replace the old Safe Class option to allow the zone to affect all classes (Selected Class = Any), players without a class (Selected Class = None), just the Selected Class, or every class except the Selected Class.
    • Update Selected Team When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Team on the device to be the same team as the player who instigated the signal.
    • Update Selected Class When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Class on the device to be the same class as the player who instigated the signal.

DEVICES BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue with the Player Spawn Pad’s lighting being too bright on PS5 during mixed island filters.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mutator Zone Class Selected option was offset by 1.

Fortnite 14.60 bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch actually only has a few fixes included but will cover the battle royale, Creative mode, and even Save the World.

Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v14.60:

General

  • Disabled voice chat cannot be re-enabled on Xbox Series X/S.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.

Battle Royale

  • Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb disabled in competitive playlists.

Creative Mode

  • Team Size setting does not properly function when Join In Progress is set to Join Next Round.

Save the World

  • Wild West Llama not granting Steampunk weapon.
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