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Fortnite ‘Scootin’ emote leads to an accidental 3,000-meter Llama ping

Move over Tfue, there’s a new Llama spotter in town.

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Move over Tfue, there’s a new Llama spotter in town.

Llamas in Fortnite represents one of the highest-value items in the game. Only five of them spawn each match and they give you plenty of materials, healing items, and a Launch Pad.

Tfue has been the king of Llama-spotting for a while. He would sometimes float over the map until he spotted all of the Llamas in a match. He specialized in finding Llamas that were about 1,000 meters away.

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Tfue was able to spot a couple of llamas from the starting island, but this was difficult to so on a regular basis. Chapter 2 didn’t do much to nerf his Llama-spotting ability, save for the short while that they were removed from the game.

Now, Tfue has some competition for his Llama-spotting record from a random player on the r/FortniteBR subreddit. This player wasn’t even trying to mark a Llama, but ended up nailing one from 3,000 meters away.

The player was attempting to use the new ‘Scootin’ emote on the starting island. They accidentally hit his ‘ping’ key and happened to be looking directly at a Llama.

The clip ends when the player reaches the Battle Bus, so we don’t know whether or not they were able to secure the Llama that they pinged.

Tfue might be the most consistent Llama-spotter in the game, but this looks to be the longest mark in Fortnite history. The most impressive part was that it wasn’t even on purpose.

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Fortnite Party Royale premiere ft. Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki & deadmau5

Epic have announced the premiere of their newest mode, Party Royale, featuring concerts by Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis, and deadmau5.

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We first heard about Party Royale in the v12.50 patch. Epic quickly released the mode to all players as a trial-run, at first. Diplo and Major Lazer even hosted a show for the test event.

It was only a matter of time before Epic announced the premiere of the full mode. On May 6, they did just that. Party Royale will premier on May 8 ad 9 PM EST. The show will feature DJs Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5.

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We’re not sure when each show will start and how long the premiere will last. We’ll likely get some reruns of the shows we missed as well – similar to the multiple showtimes of the Astronomical concert.

These shows in Party Royale will likely be closer to the Marshmello concert than the Travis Scott event. The latter must have taken months of planning to pull off.

Epic announced the Party Royale release date on an Instagram ad, calling all players to tune in and try the new mode.

The introduction of Party Royale is incredibly exciting for the future of the game. Epic want Fortnite to transcend the Battle Royale genre. They want it to be a social hub for gamers, and Party Royale is the first massive step in that direction. We’re optimistic about what the future of this mode will bring.

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Epic announce $2 million Fortnite Champion Series Invitational

On the heels of the Travis Scott Astronomical event, Epic announce the $2 million Fortnite Champion Series Invitational tournament.

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On the heels of the Travis Scott Astronomical event, Epic announce the $2 million Fortnite Champion Series Invitational tournament.

Epic seized the spotlight, yet again, by announcing a new $2 million Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Invitational tournament following the massively-successful Astronomical event.

The tournament will begin on May 9 and last for three weeks. Epic will be inviting the top-200 players from each region and platform to compete, once again, for their share of $2 million.

  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 2 PC FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 2 Console/Mobile FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Chapter 2; Season 1 FNCS Finals
  • The top 100 players from Season X FNCS Finals
  • Up to 100 players invited directly by Epic

This is a solo tournament, so each member of the qualified duo teams will likely receive an invite. The 100 invited players will be interesting, as well. We may see people like Ninja, SypherPK, NickMercs, and other streamers who placed outside of the threshold participate in the tournament.

Epic is allowing other players to qualify for the event as well. Open qualifiers begin on May 2 for everyone in Champion League. The top 100 players from each region will earn a chance to compete against the best.

Schedule and scoring

The FNCS Invitational will have a new scoring system, according to Epic. This will be a high-scoring tournament, with placement and kill points substantially increased from other events.

Victory Royale: 33 Points
2nd: 26 Points
3rd: 22 Points
4th: 19 Points
5th: 17 Points
6th: 16 Points
7th: 15 Points
8th: 14 Points
9th: 13 Points 
10th: 12 Points
11th – 15th: 9 Points
16th – 20th: 7 Points
21st – 30th: 5 Points
31st – 40th: 3 Points
41st – 50th: 2 Points
51st – 75th: 1 Point

Each Elimination: 4 Points

It will be interesting to see whether or not this new scoring system will speed-up the game. You get a point with each placement in the top-ten, which is probably a good thing. Players won’t feel as ripped-off when they die outside of the placement thresholds, here.

You can take a look at the full schedule of the event, below.

FNCS Invitational: Open Qualifier – All Final Times Listed in Game

May 1: Open Qualifier Session 1 [Middle East]
May 2: Open Qualifier Session 2 [Middle East]
May 2: Open Qualifier Session 1 [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 3: Open Qualifier Session 2 [All Regions Except Middle East]

FNCS Invitational – All Final Times Listed in Game

May 8: Week 1 Session 1 [Middle East]
May 9: Week 1 Session 2 [Middle East]
May 9: Week 1 Qualifier Session 1 [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 10: Week 1 Qualifier Session 2 [All Regions Except Middle East]

May 15: Week 2 Session 1 [Middle East]
May 16: Week 2 Session 2 [Middle East]
May 16: Week 2 Qualifier Session 1 [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 17: Week 2 Qualifier Session 2 [All Regions Except Middle East]

May 22: Revert Round [Middle East]
May 22: Revert Round [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 22: Grand Finals Session 1 [Middle East]
May 23: Grand Finals Session 2 [Middle East]
May 23: Grand Finals Session 1 [All Regions Except Middle East] 
May 24: Grand Finals Session 2 [All Regions Except Middle East]

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Mysterious and “massive” Fortnite Jerky event in the works

Data miners have found a mysterious and “massive” Fortnite event called ‘Jerky’ in the game files.

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Data miners have found a mysterious and “massive” Fortnite event called ‘Jerky’ in the game files.

It’s been a while since a good, wholesome, Fortnite event. The collaboration with Star Wars was undoubtedly cool, but it was a Star Wars event more than it was a Fortnite event.

The last, true, Fortnite event was last October when the game shut down for three days. No game has ever done something like this, before. It was so massive that it made mainstream news.

Following the v12.40 update, Fortnite data miner @Lucas7Yoshi has reportedly found something interesting in the game files – something that points to the next Fortnite event. It’s called ‘Jerky,’ and it’s the same playlist that was used for Marshmello’s concert and The End event.

So far, Lucas7Yoshi is the only data miner to report these findings. Nothing is certain, as he admits. This wouldn’t be the first time that Lucas7Yoshi had something before the other Fortnite leakers, though. He was also one of the only data miners to stand by the leaked Chapter 2 map, which eventually came to the game.

There were a few other elements related to this future event in the game files. One of them was an ID for a ‘Hurricane’ skin that could relate to the Jerky event we’re seeing.

This is all we know at the time. The event is likely weeks – if not a month – away from coming to Fortnite. It would explain a lot, however, including the mysterious hatches around The Agency and the rumored Doomsday Device on which Midas is working.

We’ll let you know when more information comes to light. The good news is that there’s most likely a season-ending event that will close-out Chapter 2 Season 2. The plotline of Chapter 2 is loose, but it appears to be tightening up.

Will Midas blow up the island and send us back to Chapter 1? Will a prisoner break out of the new Shark? Will The Visitor or another member of The Seven make an appearance? Only time will tell.

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