The weekly Fortnite World Cup events continue to roll on as Week 6 started on Saturday, May 18th. The Finals for the latest Duo event are as heated as they get!
Each week of competitive Fortnite brings a new round of Semi-Finals and Finals for Solos or Duos action in Fortnite. These are the qualifiers which decide who will head to New York City to play in the World Cup Finals.
While the road as not been without its mishaps, the Fortnite World continues to draw in millions of viewers. Week 6 Finals of the competition will feature some of the toughest competition to date.
How to watch the Week 6 Finals
The Finals for the Week 6 Duos event will be broadcast by many of the players who are playing in the event. These include Tfue, Ninja, and others with massive followings.
For the official viewing experience however, you will want to head to Fortnite’s own Twitch channel. We’ve taken the liberty of embedding the stream for you below, you can click the title of the stream if you want to be taken to the Twitch website.Watch live video from Fortnite on www.twitch.tv
The official stream uses player streams for its content and features a casting crew for the matches.
The stream goes live at 1PM EST on Sunday, May 19th for the Finals of Week 6. The Finals window for each region starts at the region’s respective time at 4PM ie. NA EAST begins their Finals at 4PM EST.
For Fornite World Cup Duos events, players earn points depending on their eliminations and placements in the events.
Each team has a 3-hour window to play 10 games (which is often not enough time). After the 10 games or the time window is up for the corresponding region, players can no longer queue up.
The points formatting for the Duos events is as follows:
- Victory Royale: 10 Points
- 2nd – 5th: 7 Points
- 6th – 10th: 5 Points
- 11th – 15th: 3 Points
- Elimination: 1 Point
The highest ranked duos from each region will have a chance to travel to New York City for the Fortnite World Cup Finals.
At this event, they will be able to compete for a piece of the $30 million dollar prize pool.
For Week 6, here’s how many teams from each region will be able to make it to the World Cup Finals:
- Europe: 4
- NA East: 3
- NA West: 1
- Asia: 1
- Brazil: 1
- Oceania: 1
We will be updating our hub on who has qualified for the Fortnite World Cup throughout each weekend of the Online Opens! Be sure to check out the article to see who qualifies from Week 6!
How to make an underwater map work in Fortnite Season 3
“SpongeBob physics” might be the only way that an underwater map will work in Fortnite Season 3.
Fortnite Season 3 is just over a week away, and rumors are swirling about what it will bring. It seems to be all but confirmed that a flood will overtake the map, which has fans equally exciting and worried.
An underwater map could be amazing or it could be awful. Swimming in Fortnite is notoriously inconsistent and annoying. All-water zones are the worst, and we can’t imagine a map that’s entirely comprised of the water physics from Seasons 1 and 2.
A Fortnite map that’s entirely underwater and forces players to swim all of the time would likely be a disaster. It would change the game far too much, and most players would probably be turned off after a couple of weeks – not to mention all of the bugs that would likely arise from this mechanic.
That’s why we’re predicting something different. We saw a post on Reddit from u/JjGuyy0 that perfectly illustrates what we think will happen when Season 3 comes out.
Instead of swimming and floating under the water, we’re predicting what JjGuyy0 calls, “SpongeBob physics.” Even if the crossover doesn’t happen, his presence can be felt through the gameplay.
What we mean by this is that players won’t float. Instead, the underwater part of the map will act like the normal map – as is the case in SpongeBob. Players will sink to the bottom and use new water-based vehicles to move around.
We heard rumors about a shark vehicle, but the specifics from JjGuyy0 are only speculation. The mechanics of the islands make sense, however, and we expect to see something similar to what u/JjGuyy0 has proposed.
In our opinion, “SpongeBob physics” is the only way to make an underwater Fortnite map work. It will change little other than the aesthetics of the map, which will be a perfect breath of fresh air for the community. Let’s hope that we’re right.
Fortnite Season 3 leaked teaser finally reveals map flood
It looks like the leaked Fortnite Season 3 map flood is going to happen.
Epic Games have kept their cards firmly close to their chest during the course of the current season, dropping small hints about a water theme in Season 2 with puddles appearing and the likes, but nothing concrete.
That, and the fact that several swimming animations have been leaked by data miners.
Anyway, those looking for something that explicitly tells us that the map is going to be taken over by water might well have got their wish, as the PlayStation Store appears to have revealed the next game icon.
As seen below, in the top left corner, the bus that usually drops us all off high into the sky is actually right next to the water – suggesting sea levels will soon rise in-game. The teaser can be seen on this page, at the time of writing.
Clearly, that’s going to bring some sweeping map changes as well – you would think.
Some players have even taken a different view on the situation, since the leak surfaced, suggesting that a crossover between the battle royale game and Bikini Bottom – from the Spongebob Squarepants series – might be on the cards.
Whether or not that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but we know one thing for sure. Things are about to be given a serious shakeup, if this leak is anything to go off.
Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3
Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.
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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