Update: The official date for the first returning Friday Fortnite tournament has been set and confirmed for Friday, May 31st! UMG is also running smaller tournaments to help small streamers get their ‘clout’ up.
#FridayFortnite starts May 31st! Thanks to @Banks & @FaZeClan giving the $60k they made from @TTfue back to the community!— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) May 21, 2019
Also i know there is a lot of u that dont have ur Clout up so @UMGEvents is running a toury this Friday for Small streamers- UMG will post more details. pic.twitter.com/3PZ0u60Szs
Friday Fortnite was where competitive Fortnite really started to take off. The UMG events will be returning with big prize pools due to a massive donation from FaZe Clan.
As a show of support for the Fortnite competitive community and as proof of their willingness to ‘spend money to make money’, FaZe Clan will be donating money to restart Friday Fortnite.
The events will be coordinated by UMG as before with funding from FaZe Clan.
FaZe Clan funds Friday Fortnite’s return
After the Tfue lawsuit debacle began to unfold, FaZe Banks went on the ‘DramaAlert’ show and wanted to explain/refute some of the claims made by Tfue.
While details on that case can found in our main article about the situation, FaZe Banks did have another piece of massive news to give to fans.
As a way of showing his and FaZe Clan’s willingness to spend money on esports and competitive gameplay, he announced that FaZe Clan would fund the return of Friday Fortnite.
Just got off the phone with @UMGEvents its a go!— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) May 21, 2019
Mr @Banks& @FaZeClan is donating the $60k they made from @TTfue for 3 weeks of #FridayFortnite starting on Friday memorial day weekend.
Start date is subject to changing!
(Not a joke) pic.twitter.com/ls51WFV08A
FaZe Clan will be donating $60,000 dollars for the tournaments to return. The events will be run, as before, by UMG. These tournaments will return for a period of three weeks.
You can expect many of the big streamers and pros to play in these tourneys.
The first tourney will take place on May 31th according to Keemstar’s latest tweet. The $60,000 dollars is representing the money FaZe Clan made from their contract with Tfue…a player who has made millions through streaming and competing under the FaZe name.
What is Friday Fortnite?
If you are a little newer to the Fortnite scene, you might know what this ‘Friday Fortnite’ is all about. It was essentially the biggest rotation of tournaments before Epic Games took over the majority of the scene with in-game tournaments and rulesets.
Fortnite does not have private or custom matches. For this reason, these tournements had players go into public lobbies on their respective console and compete against each other for kills.
The opposing duos would party up in the same lobby and then enter a match. The duos are not allowed to ‘mess’ with the other duo ie. knocking down their builds and stuff like that.
Whichever team could get the most kills in a two-match series would be the winner. If the teams were tied for kills, the result would be decided via survival placement.
We presume that the new Friday Fortnite tournaments will follow this same ruleset. The games were very popular and fast-paced for the entire match. The matches are completely different from the official competitive Fortnite.
The only true downside of the event format is the fact that they will play against randoms in public lobbies. There is a lot of luck involved with who the players will run into and how good the randoms in the Squads lobby are.
How to knock down Timber Pines with Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite
Fortnite recently added the Ripsaw Launcher and we already have a weekly quest that requires players to cut Timber Pines with it for 15,000 XP.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 4 challenges are here. Here’s a quick guide to finding the Ripsaw Launcher and knocking down Tumber Pine trees with it.
Amidst game-breaking bugs and glitches, Epic Games released the latest weekly challenges which will help players level up their Battle Pass in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. The XP system is not at its best at the moment, so loopers desperately wait for new quests and challenges.
One of the weekly challenges is based on the newly introduced Ripsaw Launchers.
Where to find the Ripsaw Launcher in Fortnite?
The Ripsaw Launcher is now available as a standard loot item. Players can search for it on the floor, in chests, and in supply drops. The odds of getting the weapon are purely based on luck, but finding it in major locations like Logjam Lotus, Tilted Towers, Rave Cave, and Coney Crossroads, among others, should be not a struggle.
There’s also a fixed spawn location for the Ripsaw Launcher in Chapter 3 Season 3. There’s a Chop Shop near Logjam Lotus with an abundance of launchers. Even though this location can be highly contested at times, you should be able to get at least one Ripsaw Launcher.
Where to find Timber Pines in Fortnite?
The next step to completing the weekly challenge is to find Timber Pine trees. Here’s what they look like:
Timber Pines are basically the tallest trees on the map with narrow brown trunks, and players can find them in the snow biome which contains POIs like Logjam Lotus and Rave Cave.
The aforementioned Chop Shop is located right beside some Timber Pine trees, and it is best if players collect a Ripsaw Launcher from the shop. Using a Ripsaw Launcher is quite straightforward. Just hold the aim button and point it towards the desired tree.
You can either shoot ferocious sawblades that will tear through the wood or hold the aim button to use the Ripsaw Launcher as a melee weapon.
Completing this Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 4 quest will grant you 15,000 XP and will also help in unlocking some bonus XP rewards.
Darth Vader in Fortnite has a ton of Easter Eggs
Fortnite introduced Darth Vader as a boss in Chapter 3 Season 3. Here are some easter eggs that Star Wars fans must know about.
Darth Vader is one of the biggest highlights of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. True to its nature, Epic Games has included several Star Wars easter eggs with The Chosen One.
Even though Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 didn’t turn out to be a Star-Wars themed season, fans were finally able to witness Darth Vader. He is a tier 100 reward in the current Battle Pass and is also a boss.
Darth Vader is rightly one of the most terrifying bosses in Fortnite history. However, this is not the only thing that makes this crossover genuine and detailed.
Fun facts about Darth Vader in Fortnite
Over the past few weeks, the community has discovered these hidden details about Darth Vader:
Darth Vader boss doesn’t spawn in the island’s desert biome
Darth Vader doesn’t like sand. In a famous Attack of the Clones scene, he says:
“I don’t like sand. It’s coarse, rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere.”
In addition to that, it is practical enough for someone in a robotic suit to avoid sand. This might be why Darth Vader doesn’t spawn in the desert biome of Fortnite island. In contrast, the boss has two spawn locations in the snow biome, two in the forest, and one in the latest mushroom-themed region.
Hence, Darth Vader’s hatred for sand seems to be the reason why he avoids the desert biome in Fortnite.
Darth Vader’s breathing sound
Darth Vader’s breathing is somehow quite popular among fans. It signifies that the character was once human, and creates an intimidating atmosphere even during silence.
There’s a trick to activate Darth Vader’s breathing in Fortnite. If you go to the Audio settings and ‘Mute All’ the Licensed Audio from the ‘Creator Options’, the Imperial March emote will only play a breathing sound.
Darth Vader takes a knee
Darth Vader is not allowed to die for legal reasons. Fortnite cannot be an exception to this rule, which is why when players defeat the boss, he takes a knee and disappears. This is also a reference to the Star Wars Battlefront game.
Defeating Darth Vader is challenging owing to his overpowered Melee abilities. However, you can refer to our guide and try out this easter egg.
Epic Games didn’t have to add any of these easter eggs to make Darth Vader better. The boss and the skin are great regardless but the community always appreciates such attention to detail.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 NPC hints at the return of Klombo
Loopers can still not get over the sudden disappearance of Klombo in Fortnite Chapter 3. Here’s why their return could be closer than ever.
The war between the Imagined Order and The Seven in Fortnite had disastrous consequences including the expulsion of Klombo from the island. However, Haven is curious about the mysterious vanishing of the species.
Klombo is undoubtedly one of the most adorable features in the history of Fortnite. The giant dinosaurs roamed around the island on the new Chapter 3 island and provided players with loot, jump boosts, and countless memories.
However, we haven’t seen Klombo since Chapter 3 Season 2. Just like every other looper, Haven is worried about the dinosaurs and looks forward to their return.
What happened to Klombo in Fortnite?
Even though Klombo wasn’t present on the map during Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, loopers could still discover Klombo mounds. Accordingly, it seemed safe to assume that they were simply avoiding the war and will return soon.
There is a Klombo skeleton on the Chapter 3 Season 3 island which naturally shattered all expectations regarding their return. Having said that, anything and everything is possible in Fortnite, thanks to the Zero Point.
Here’s what Haven says when players interact with her while wearing special skins like Indiana Jones (to be released) and Mecha team leader:
- I followed some Klombo tracks here, but they disappear.
- The Klombo disappeared in the same strange flash of light that brought them here.
- Have you seen any Klombo on your travels?
It is evident that Haven cannot digest how Dr. Slone managed to get rid of Klombo. She believes that the unstable Zero Point is the real reason behind their extinction which is why she also mentions a ‘strange flash of light’.
Epic Games was working on Klombo before putting them in the vault
A few weeks back, leakers revealed that Epic Games is not done with Klombo. In fact, the developers have been trying to make the dinosaurs killable and make them drop a ton of great loot.
Another leak disclosed that Klombo will soon be able to dance when players emote near them. Hence, it makes no sense for Fortnite to work on a wide range of features and then remove them altogether.
Moreover, the majority of the Fortnite community absolutely loves Klombo and their return will be highly appreciated. Content in Chapter 3 has been based on the player base’s demands, and to be fair, permanently removing Klombo is not desirable at all.
For now, loopers cannot do much but wait for new information on Klombo. However, we can assure you that the dinosaurs will return in Chapter 3 with the help of Haven and Zero Point.
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