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Fortnite Winter Royale Tournament Announcement

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Epic Games has announced the Fortnite Winter Royale Tournetment. Check out all the details below!

11.14.2018
By The Fortnite Team

Hello Fortnite competitors,

The high intensity battles you know from the Fall Skirmish have come to an end, but we’re excited to announce the next phase of Fortnite competitive play: the Winter Royale Online Tournament! Today we’re also revealing some major updates to our tournament system and other plans for the near future of competitive.

Online Tournament Fixes

Last month, we released our in-game tournament system. With your help, we identified some critical issues that resulted in the system not accomplishing our goals for a competitive environment.

In the v6.30 update, we made critical fixes to in-game tournament matchmaking and various other bugs to provide a more competitive experience. For example, we found that players’ point totals were not influencing their matchmaking at all. Now, players will be correctly matched against opponents with similar point totals. The deeper you advance in a tournament, the more challenging the matches will become. Please note that players with many points may have to wait more than 5 minutes to find a suitable match. We will continue to explore the best fit for competition by adjusting the matchmaking process over time as needed.

We also fixed a few issues around incorrect point totals showing up post match, or points being slow to update. We hope to get closer to real-time point tracking as we move forward.

We will continue to improve this system over time, so if you haven’t given the Online Tournaments a chance since these updates, jump in during the competition windows and truly test your skills!

Pop Up Cups

You’ll start to notice different “Pop-Up Cups” within the events tab. These will be online tournaments with different game settings. Think of these as the equivalent of Competitive LTMs where we can test large adjustments in a more competitive environment.

Be sure you pay attention to the settings for each Pop-Up Cup via the “Tournament Details” button in the in-game events tab. The rules and gameplay will change over time similar to Limited Time Modes. We plan to iterate and explore different in-game adjustments by closely monitoring competitive play in these Pop-Ups. Please continue to provide feedback and let us know what you think!

$1,000,000 Winter Royale Open Fortnite Competition

The Online Tournament system will be used next year to determine participants in the Fortnite World Cup. Starting later this month, we will hold a test event that will emulate the World Cup Qualification process. This will help us gather valuable learnings to better prepare for the process next year.

The test events will consist of two parts, the Winter Royale Qualifiers and the Winter Royale Finals, which will have a total of $1,000,000 in prizes up for grabs.

There will be several chances for anyone to try and get a high score during the Winter Royale Qualifier days. The highest score you achieve during any event session will be the one that counts, so be sure to give it your all! As part of our ongoing competitive tests to prepare for the Fortnite World Cup, Winter Royale will use the same game settings as the currently available Pop-Up Cup.

The top performers in each region for NA and EU will be verified, and those players found eligible will be invited to participate in the Winter Royale Finals for their region. While this tournament will be restricted to NA and EU, we’re planning on holding other region-specific tournaments in additional regions in the near future.

For those interested in competing, our Winter Royale competition dates will be the following:

  • Winter Royale Qualifier (Open): 11/24/2018 – 11/25/2018
  • Europe Winter Royale Finals: 11/30/2018 – 12/1/2018
  • North America Winter Royale Finals: 12/11/2018 – 12/12/2018

For specific times and a listing of all other online tournaments, be sure to follow the schedule in the in-game events tab. Best of luck!

 

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Fortnite v15.20 patch notes: Hop Rock Dualies, New & Unvaulted weapons

Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes.

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Epic Games have rolled out Fortnite patch v15.20, with a whole host of changes. While official patch notes are hard to come by these days, we’ve rounded up all of the new content.

The last few weeks in Fortnite have went by without many big tweaks to the gameplay experience, and certainly a lack of new skins and cosmetics compared to times gone by.

However, a whole host of new outfits have been leaked and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this weekly update. A new Predator crossover has also been uncovered by dataminers, meaning Predator could soon arrive in-game – with a new ship, banner, and spray leaked.

Those are, of course, unconfirmed changes though, so let’s take a look at everything we’re certain of.

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A Predator crossover has been leaked for Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games.

Fortnite v15.20 patch notes

Hop Rock Dualies

A new set of dual pistols have arrived in Fortnite, as seen below in a tweet from VastBlast.

New & Unvaulted weapons/items

There’s four new weapons and items coming into the loot pool (well, unvaulted as well) – seen below. This was also confirmed by VastBlast.

  • Legendary Tactical Assault Rifle
  • Rare Tactical Assault Rifle (All Rarities)
  • Lever Action Shotgun
  • Uncommon Snowy Flopper

At first, the leaker thought this Sawed Shotgun was going to be headed solely for Save the World, but it’s since been confirmed to be part of the update.

Pre-edit changes

Some adjustments have been made to the Pre-Edits Option. Now, with ‘Disable Pre-Edits On,’ all player-built structures can’t be edited until they’re placed.

Fortnite v15.20 bug fixes and changes

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, here’s all of the bug fixes and changes to be implemented in the latest patch.

General

  • Sound effect audio delay.
  • Flip Rest Lobby Track inadvertently removed from players’ Lockers.
  • Multipoint Edge Glider deforming midair.
  • Michonne Outfit visual issues with cape Back Blings.

Battle Royale

  • Game freezing when going to the Complete tab on PlayStation and Xbox.
  • Sand Tunnelling temporarily disabled.
  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Hypernova Outfit appearing as a different Outfit in the Lobby and in-match.
  • Rebooted players may see an already completed Bounty.

Save the World

  • Quest progress not instantly updating in the HUD and Quest Log.
  • Broken Pickaxe animations.

Mobile Top Issues

  • Voice chat issues on Android.
  • The player loses all movement after jumping through Zero Point.
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Fortnite x Predator crossover leaked: First look at ship, spray & banner

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Fortnite has been adding a number of hunters since The Mandalorian first landed on the island, and it looks like Predator might be next – if leaks are accurate.

The game has seen some insane crossovers in the last year or two, including those from the DC Comics, Marvel and Star Wars universes.

Well, next on that list might be one of the deadliest extraterrestrial attackers.

On January 13, following the v15.20 update, dataminer Lucas7Yoshi revealed a new ‘Nightmare Ship’ leak for Fortnite.

As you can see, this is the ship of Predator, from the movie series that started in 1987.

Fortnite Predator ship, spray & banner leaked

Not only that, but VastBlast has doubled down on that with a new spray leak, which clearly shows Predator is on the way in some shape or form.

Based on the arrival of Mando in his Star Wars ship, we can likely expect to see Predator join the action soon as a boss on the map – just like other NPCs that have been added during the season.

Once we have more information, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins & cosmetics: Ruby Shadows, Orin, Bundles

Epic Games are adding a whole new set of Fortnite skins and cosmetics to the game with the v15.20 update.

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Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins

A number of brand new Fortnite skins and cosmetics have leaked following the v15.20 update in Epic Games’ battle royale title.

The game has undergone some huge changes during the course of Season 5, with The Mandalorian crossover seeing more outfits from the world of Star Wars arrive in the Fortnite Item Shop and Battle Pass rewards.

Now, however, even more are set to be added to the game after the January 13 content refresh.

The weekly update has shaken things up once again, so let’s take a look at all of the exciting skins and cosmetics to have leaked so far.

Fortnite v15.20 leaked skins

Confirmed by leaker Lucas7Yoshi, there’s three skins included in the patch. When they will be released, however, is unconfirmed at the time of writing.

Fortnite v15.20 leaked cosmetics

Aside from those three skins – named Ruby Shadows, Orin, and Tess – a plethora of cosmetics we’ve never seen before have been leaked as well.

Lucas7Yoshi revealed the following graphic just moments after the patch went live…

The dataminer also revealed, as seen in the tweet below, that two other gliders are heading into the game as well.

Two Bundles leaked

Last, but certainly not least, two skin bundles have also been uncovered by the dataminer – seen below.

These will be called the Tess bundle and MACHINIST MINA pack.

So, which skin will you be grabbing from this new set – or even cosmetic? Let us know!

If more are released by other leakers, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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