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How to watch Friday Fortnite feat. Ninja, Benjyfishy, DrLupo and more – Stream, Schedule, and Brackets

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Friday Fortnite returned with a bang over a month ago and the hype hasn’t died down since. The greatest professional players are set to clash once again on July 5 at 4:00 PM EST.

Keemstar’s Friday Fortnite tourney lit its fire once more when FaZe Clan promised to fund the return of the event. Since Week 1, hundreds of players have battled for tens of thousands in prize money and glory.

The Week 4 event will be duo hosted by Keemstar and MrBeast. As always, UMG Gaming will run the event and ensure everything goes smoothly. Let’s get into some of the finer details for the tournament.

When does Friday Fortnite start?

The event follows a similar schedule to previous weeks and uses the same tools to help you follow along.

Friday Fortnite for July 5th, 2019 begins at 1PM PST/4PM EST. If the past few weeks are any proof, the tournament will run anywhere from 6 to 10 hours. This might seem like a long time, but you’ve got to take all the downtime in between games into account.

To watch the stream of the event as it plays out, you’ll want to tune into the UMG Events Twitch channel.

Watch live video from UMGEvents on www.twitch.tv

Who is participating in this week’s Friday Fortnite?

Ninja prepping to take home the money

If you are going to watch any single week of Friday Fortnite, make this the one. The roster of competition currently shows an immense lineup of talented players. While celebrity picks may bring in some additional views, powerhouses like Kamo, Ninja, Myth, H1ghSky1, and Benjyfishy bring in the ferocity of professional competition.

You can check out the full list of teams in UMG’s interactive Challonge bracket. This bracket will be updated live throughout Friday Fortnite. If you can’t make it for the stream, we highly recommend keeping a tab open with for live results.

What’s Friday Fortnite’s gameplay format?

We’re not in the Qualifiers anymore

If you’re hopping into a Friday Fortnite stream after watching World Cup Qualifier content, you’d be forgiven for being confused. Friday Fortnite does not follow the same format and rules of the official Fortnite esports ruleset.

Instead, the tourney uses the same format that was used during the early days of competitive Fortnite.

Each round will feature two teams getting into a Sqauds lobby together. They will compete for kills and only kills. Placement does not directly matter in a Friday Fortnite match. The games are played in public Fortnite Battle Royale lobbies.

Two matches are played per round and whichever team has a higher total number of kills wins the round.

As seen in the bracket posted above, Friday Fortnite is a double elimination tourney. If a team loses a round, they get one more chance by making a run through the losers bracket.

Due to players playing on the same “team” in Squads, duos are not allowed to harm or mess with the other duo. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Throwing Stinks Bombs to obscure vision
  • Breaking builds
  • Throwing Boogie Bombs at other duo (Instant Ban/Disqualification)
  • Shooting randomly to attract players

UMG doesn’t screw around with these rules and teams have been kicked in the past for attempting to cheat. Teams have to be careful when using certain items or risk the banhammer.

What’s the current prize pool for Friday Fortnite?

Winners will walk away with $10,000 in prize money

Friday Fortnite continues to put up big prize money, attracting professional players and celebrity guests. Previous weeks have seen additional rewards for viewers as well.

The winning duo of Friday Fortnite will receive $20,000 dollars in prize money…that’s pretty good for a night of gaming. Of course, this isn’t your average casual run of Fortnite when you are fighting against several of the top earning pros of all time.

Winners will be announced on stream after the conclusion of all matches. Be prepared for a long night of amazing shooter action. The last couple of weeks have debatably been the best in Fortnite esports history. We’re absolutely loving the streams and highlights and we hope it never ends. We’ll see you in the chat!

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.

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Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

Fortnite’s most recent crossover was with Street Fighter and Alien, but what’s next?

On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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Fortnite v15.40 leaked skins and cosmetics revealed

Epic Games have revealed the new Fortnite v15.40 update and leakers have already found a bunch of new skins.

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Epic Games has dropped patch v15.40 in Fortnite and with it comes a boat load of leaked skins as well as cosmetics.

The latest update brought back one of the game’s older weapons, which had been vaulted for some time, and that’s the Flint Knock pistol.

As the pirate theme died long ago in Chapter 2, the weapon hasn’t been around for much of Chapter 2 – but now it’s back in the loot pool.

As usual, following an update, leakers have been hard at work looking around for any potential teasers for upcoming content. To that point, leaked skins and cosmetics have emerged.

Fortnite v15.40 leaked skins

New Bundles

Before we dive into the individual skins and how they’re going to look in Fortnite, it’s worth noting VastBlast discovered four new bundles are included.

These can be seen below – coming with individual pickaxes, back blings, and more.

On top of that, ShiinaBR revealed how some of the new skins shape up in-game.

Last but not least is the SypherPK Locker Bundle, found by iFireMonkey.

Fortnite v15.40 leaked cosmetics

Here’s the list of new cosmetics leaked, courtesy of HYPEX – one of the game’s most accurate leakers.

As you can see, a number of weapon wraps and other cosmetics are in the works.

Now, it’s only a matter of time before they’re added to the battle royale experience. Which one do you have eyes for? Let us know by tweeting us @FortniteINTEL on Twitter.

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