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Fortnite Season 10 confirmed to be played during Fortnite World Cup

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Well, it seems that Cloakzy was absolutely right in his calculations for the Fortnite World Cup’s scheduling. Epic Games has confirmed that the World Cup will be played over the course of three seasons of Fortnite.

Epic Games recently revealed that the pre-registration for tickets to the Fortnite World Cup Finals is now live for a short period of time. In the same statement, they revealed a key piece of information about the entirety of the World Cup.

Here’s the most important part from their post in regards to this articles:

“All ticketed fans who attend the three day event will receive V-Bucks and a Season 10 Battle Pass (must be present to claim items).”

The statement essentially confirms that the Fortnite World Cup will be played over THREE different Seasons of Fortnite.

This may not jump out at the casual player as something overly important, but let us explain the significance.

What are Epic Games thinking with this non-competitive friendly move?

The move by Epic Games makes it virtually impossible for pros to efficiently practice their gameplay. The meta will change completely (due to the heavy impact of Fortnite’s seasonal patches with changes to nearly every aspect of gameplay) three times for the World Cup.

The first events will begin on April 13th on Season 8 of Fortnite. These will be played with Ballers, widely considered overly casual/easy ways to gain points by the majority of Fortnite’s competitive community.

The middle of the World Cup will be played on Season 9, bringing all new mobility, weapons, and balance changes.

Then, the meta will change again! For the Finals of the Fortnite World Cup!

As Cloakzy put it, this will make the whole event impossible to practice for. It will also allow players that don’t deserve points/positioning to rise up through the ranks of the World Cups if Epic introduces something over-powered/easy-to-use into the game (remember the Infinite Blade disaster?).

We have one simple question for Epic Games. Why are you doing this and neglecting the advice of eSports experts?

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Fortnite World Cup Events start on April 13th

Epic Games could ensure a more competitive schedule by allowing the main game to progress through its Seasons, while the competitive scene’s game will be frozen on Season 8, patch 8.20 (or 8.30).

The rampant changing of the gameplay throughout the event will lead to sub-par gameplay. The best players may not come out on top and the results of the event will be written off as a fluke by many fans.

This news actually comes on top of other game-changing news for Fortnite right before the first World Cup events. Leaks revealed that vehicles will be getting changes just prior to the World Cup…instead of two-three weeks ago when players were asking for quick fixes.

In addition, Epic Games neglected to address ‘Stretched Resolution’ and FOV complaints, allowing players to practice and get used to the new way of playing. They then revealed, just last week, that they will disallow ‘stretched-res’ right before the World Cup in patch v8.30.

Not to mention the massive change of the respawns being introduced into the game with patch v8.30.

Don’t call this competitive, Epic Games. Imagine if FIFA wildly changed rules for the World Cup right before AND during the event. People would be rightly outraged.

We hope to see Epic Games change their direction for the game’s competitive cycle and World Cup schedule quickly. While we are excited for the Fortnite World Cup, the lead-up is not pretty and could end in a debacle for Epic Games.

Tensions have high as Epic Games repeatedly has missed the mark for both the casual and competitive communities of Fortnite…and this surely will not help calm the fans.

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Fortnite reveals first look at Ant-Man skin coming soon

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Fortnite Ant-Man skin teaser

Epic Games have revealed the first look at what’s expected to be an upcoming Ant-Man skin in Fortnite, but you’ll have to be looking closely at their teasers to spot him.

The Fortnite developers are continuing their relentless spree of crossovers, especially with superhero skins, and it looks like we’re getting another one very soon.

This time around, it’s the tiny Ant-Man. On March 6, Epic Games tweeted an image Domino, Cable, and Psylocke, but look closer, and you’ll spot someone else there too.

Sitting on Cable’s arm, we can make out the tiny hero.

And that’s not the only teaser for Ant-Man. In a second image, we can see him standing on the tip of the sword.

We’d assume that Ant-Man will actually be the regular character model size when the skin is playable in game – or else it would be the most powerful skin around (although not sure how he’d hold any weapons).

Unfortunately, we can’t make out the finer details of the skin as the images show him so small.

When is the Fortnite Ant-Man skin release date?

We don’t have the exact release date for the Ant-Man skin yet unfortunately. But, just based on previous teasers, we wouldn’t expect the wait to be too long.

Usually after a new portal is added in-game, and teasers start dropping, it’s only a matter of days before we can get our hands of the skin.

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How to disable pre-edits in Fortnite

After over a year of fan requests, Epic have added a ‘disable pre-edit’ option to Fortnite. Here’s where you can find it.

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In the v15.20 update, Epic Games added a much-requested setting to Fortnite: ‘disable pre-edits.’ Here’s how it works and how to select it.

Finally, after years of Reddit threads, Twitter posts, and pro players begging, Epic added a ‘disable pre-edit’ setting to Fortnite.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new setting, including how it works and where to find it.

What does ‘pre-editing’ mean?

Pre-editing refers to the ability to edit a structure before placing it. The most popular use of pre-edits throughout Fortnite history was a cone/ramp edit when controller players had to use Combat Pro.

Now, however, very few players use pre-edits. Instead, pre-edits offer an obstacle, as they’re almost always completed by mistake. Of course, there are still some niche applications for pre-edits, but most players wanted Epic to add an option to disable these edits.

How to disable pre-edits

You can find the new option under the settings tab (cog wheel) in the start menu. Scroll down to the “Building” section, and you’ll see four options. One of them is the new “Disable Pre-Edit Option.”

If you turn this off, you’ll no longer be able to edit structures before placing them – good news for the bulk of the Fortnite community.

If may have taken Epic years to add this option, but it’s finally here. Next stop, an FoV slider!

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How to use pre-editing to your advantage in Fortnite

Don’t turn off pre-edits so fast! Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these new competitive strategies.

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Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these competitive strategies.

Pre-edits in Fortnite can be maddening when you’re in the middle of a fight. More often than not, the pre-edits will work against you as you accidentally edit a hole in your floor or a window in your wall. Before you know it, you’re taking fall damage or getting shot because you hit the wrong button while battling someone.

Epic recently added a lon-requested setting to Fortnite, giving players the ability to toggle pre-edits on and off. Now, with a simple setting change, you’ll never need to worry about pre-edits again.

This doesn’t mean that pre-edits are entirely useless. In the patch before the setting change was released, pro player Maken used them expertly to outplay his opponent.

Useful pre-edits have also been posted to the r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit in the past. These pre-edits focus on cones, and give players the ability to fake-out opponents and even place their structures through turbo-builds.

The first strategy involves subverting the expectations of your opponent. Most skilled players anticipate edits, but using a pre-edited cone can get you a free shot.

As you can see, all you have to do is edit the wall, place your triangle cone, resent the cone edit, and shoot your opponent. There’s hardly anything they can do to prevent this free shot – especially since they aren’t going to see it coming.

The above clip from u/DemianNieuwenhuis has a very niche application. After all, using a regular cone is going to be far more useful in most situations. The only time your pre-edited cone will work is when someone is standing outside of your box.

This next clip is more of an exploit than anything. It also requires you to pre-edit your cone; this time in a V shape. You can exploit the new Turbo Building system and place the V-cone under your opponent’s ceiling after breaking their cone.

Again – like the other clip – this strategy will only be useful in certain situations. You won’t be able to cone-block opponents or even protect yourself from above if you run around with your cones all jacked up like this.

Still, these strategies are worth mentioning – especially if you find yourself in a 1v1. You can surprise your opponent with both of them, and steal some shots without taking damage.

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