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Fourth Creative Showdown team revealed for Fortnite Summer Block Party – Nick Eh 30, One_Shot_Gurl

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The Summer Block Party event is quickly approaching and Epic’s reveals for the Creative Showdown just keeping coming. Several big names like Nick Eh 30 are showing up in the latest release.

For those that do not yet know, the Summer Block Party is an event celebrating all things Fortnite being hosted by Epic Games. The party will take place from June 15th to 16th in Inglewood, CA.

The Summer Block Party will consist of two major events, the Celebrity Pro-Am and the Creative Showdown.

Fourth Creative Showdown Team

The fourth team for the Creative Showdown has been revealed by Epic Games. The lineup adds some heavy hitters to the already glowing roster of teams.

  • Nick Eh 30
  • One_Shot_Gurl
  • Chandler Riggs
  • One Lucky Community Member

While these stars are cool, you could be just as cool when you play alongside them at the event. That’s right you can win a spot to play on the team!

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will only be open to players that attend the E3 Expo. You will have to visit the Epic Games booth at the event to have a chance to play on one of the Creative Showdown teams.

The E3 Expo will take place from June 11th to June 14th. Press conferences will be held on the Sunday and Monday before the event.

Epic Games’ booth for the event is located in the South Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here’s a floor plan of the event:

South Lobby Floor Plan for E3 2019

Check below for more information on the Summer Block Party, including information on how to buy tickets!

Fortnite Summer Block Party Info

 

Summer’s biggest (Fortnite) party! – via Epic Games

The Fortnite Summer Block Party takes place on June 15th-16th and you can purchase tickets for the event.

Tickets can be purchased here: Summer Block Party tickets

Epic Games has released additional information about the event and how to get tickets on their blog post.

Via Epic Games –

‘Introducing the Fortnite Summer Block Party – a two-day event at the Forum in Inglewood, California celebrating the Fortnite community along with some of your favorite creators and celebrities, like Ninja, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, Dillon Francis, Kitty Plays, Cray and Jordan Fisher.

On Saturday, June 15, watch celebrities and your favorite streamers battle it out in the first ever Creative tournament! Eight teams of four will be fighting for fame on a new player-made game, designed specially for this event.

On Sunday, June 16, the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am returns! Find out which team will take home the Victory Royale, LIVE.

Tickets to attend the Summer Block Party go on sale soon and start at $35. That’ll get you access to both days of activities, including the Fortnite Fan Festival! Pre-register for a chance to purchase tickets to Summer Block Party! To pre-register, visit Fortnite’s Ticketmaster Verified Fan website, enter your information, and when tickets go on-sale you’ll be among the first to be notified. The Ticketmaster Verified Fan program helps us keep scalpers and bots out of the ticketing process to better ensure more Fortnite fans can attend.

Meet more than 20 of your favorite Fortnite characters including Peely, Fishstick, and Brite Bomber. Glide on the island’s ziplines, visit the Pirate Ship, or play a round of Fortnite Mini Golf. Get your fill at the Durr Burger, Pizza Pete’s, Sofdeez Ice Cream Shop and other in-game eateries brought to life. You can even complete a real-world Battle Pass to earn collectible swag.

Can’t make it in person? Don’t worry. We’ll be streaming both days on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and more, so you can watch from the comfort of your favorite drop point.

We’ll have more details to share over the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our social channels for more information.’

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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 v12.61 patch notes: aim assist changes, bug fixes & more

Take a look at everything that changed in the Fortnite v12.61 patch notes.

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The Fortnite v12.61 content update released this morning, which marks the final update of Fortnite Season 2. It was a small patch and one that was largely geared toward preparing the game for the rumored Doomsday event.

Most of the interesting parts of v12.61 came in the form of leaks, which we’ll cover in some separate articles. There were a few above-board changes, though. We’ll delve into them here.

Aim assist changes

The most noteworthy change was to controller aim assist on all platforms. This one is tricky since we need to rely on community reporting to tell exactly what’s different.

Early reports had it that close-range aim assist was lowered by 20%, mid-range aim assist was lowered a bit, and long-range aim assist was buffed. Our early testing shows very little difference from the old system, however. Casual players probably won’t notice a difference, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Fortnite Mobile Controller Support
Via Epic Games

Storm the Agency Challenges

Storm the Agency will, almost certainly, be the last batch of challenges before Season 3. We aren’t getting any Overtime Challenges, so these will have to do.

The new challenge set has not been released at the time of writing but should be available later today or this week. They may be released as late as Thursday, ahead of the Doomsday event. We’ll cover the challenge tutorial in a separate guide.

Storm Circles

Epic appear to have changed storm circles in the v12.61 update, as well – at least in public matches. The first phase of the storm closes much more quickly – but on a larger circle. The circle then gets much smaller, causing some players to have to rotate, quite quickly.

The circles aren’t perfect, either. Just take a look at this tweet from broadcaster AussieAntics. We’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out.

Bug Fixes

There weren’t too many bug fixes in this patch. The biggest issue that was addressed was the inability to refund the Dragacorn Glider for some players. Here’s everything that was fixed in v12.61:

  • Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits
  • Unable to refund Dragacorn Glider
  • iOS players hitching at high rate

We’ll update this post with any additional changes that surface as more players get their hands on the new patch. This was a small one, though, and largely focused on adding the Doomsday Device to the game.

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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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