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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 leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3

Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.

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Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.

These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.

A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.

Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.

As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.

There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?

Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.

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Fortnite ‘Storm the Agency’ challenge guide

Here’s how to complete the Fortnite Storm the Agency challenges.

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Following the Fortnite v12.61 update, Epic released a new list of challenges called, “Storm the Agency.” as the name suggests, you’ll be required to complete tasks in and around the Agency and similar POIs.

These challenges appear to be replacing the Overtime Challenges that typically cap-off each season. Here’s what you’ll have to do:

  • Land at The Agency (0/1)
  • Survive Storm Circles (0/10)
  • Open a faction locked chest at different Spy Bases (0/3)
  • Swim over hatches at The Agency (0/5)
  • Eliminate a Henchman at different Safe Houses (0/3)
Via: @iFireMonkey

“Spy Bases” refer to the POIs that were added in Season 2: The Rig, The Shark, The Yacht, and The Grotto. Simply, put on a disguise and open one at each location.

The Safe Houses are the unnamed locations surrounding the map. You’ll find them to the East of Craggy Cliffs, the east of Frenzy Farm, in Pleasant Park, north of Misty Meadows, and northeast of Holly Hedges.

The rest of these challenges are straightforward. Most of you have already seen the hatches surrounding The Agency, which will, reportedly, open up when the event begins on Saturday.

The rewards for these challenges are decent but will offer the best chance to grab the golden Agent Peely skin before the Season ends. If you’re not already close, however, it might be a long shot.

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Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items

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Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game, data miners and leakers have been sifting through the files and given us a look at what’s to come before the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.

Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with the highly anticipated Doomsday event set to rock the game to its foundations as Epic Games moves to Season 3.

With the current season drawing to a close, the game’s developers have released the v12.61 Update on May 26 which includes a number of leaks as to what the event will entail.

For those who are looking a new skin or some new dances moves, though, Epic have added some new additions to the files which will be released over the next week or so.

Cyclo Doomsday skin and Windshear Cloak

There’s only one new skin in the game this week, but it appears to have major links to the end of Season 2, with the mysterious and imposing skin added to the files under the name “Hurricane,” prompting many to wonder if he is set to unleash the natural disaster onto the island.

On top of that, there is also a brand-new cloak that goes with Cyclo Doomsday, which appears to have been battered by winds and torn in places at the bottom. You can view the skin and back bling below courtesy of @Lucas7yoshi.

Drake’s Toosie Slide comes to Fortnite

Definitely the most surprising addition to the game, global megastar Drake has made his first appearance in Fortnite, with a brand-new emote appearing in-game based on a dance from the music video for his latest single, Toosie Slide.

The track debuted on April 3, and was then eventually released as part of his new mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It immediately became a hit on TikTok, with creators dancing along to the instructions featured in the song, and now Fortnite players can do the same. You can watch the Toosie Slide emote in action below, thanks to @HYPEX.

On top of that, Epic have actually licensed the song, so when you’re sliding in front of your downed enemies, they’ll hear October’s Very Own singing along.

Fortnite’s v12.61 patch is expected to be the final patch before Chapter 2, Season 3 kicks off, so it was always likely that new cosmetics would be in short supply this week. Data miners are still sifting through the files though, so if any more are discovered we’ll be sure to update this article.

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