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How to watch Friday Fortnite feat. Juju-Smith Schuster, FaZe H1ghSky1, DrLupo and more – Stream, Schedule, and Brackets

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Friday Fortnite continues to dominate the intermission scene between the Online Opens and the World Cup Finals. July 12 features another wave of big celebrity names, pro players, and more fighting for $20,000.

Every event’s got its haters, but we’ve barely seen any negativity around the re-launch of Friday Fortnite. Keemstar’s tourney series has risen back to its former glory after FaZe Clan’s promise to help fund the events following the Tfue lawsuit. The tourney is now funded through other revenue.

Week 5 of Friday Fortnite’s return brings another blazing competition between pro players and celebrity guests. We expect the competition to be as ferocious and entertaining as ever! The event is hosted by Keemstar and run by UMG Events.

When does Friday Fortnite start?

UMG will be sticking to their usual schedule with Friday Fortnite as it has done well with drawing in humongous viewer numbers.

On July 12, Friday Fortnite will begin at 1PM PST/4PM EST. Judging from the past few weeks of action, you can expect the event to run for about 6-10 hours. The wide variance is natural in Fortnite events to due differing match lengths and downtime when setting up lobbies.

To watch the official gameplay of the event, you’ll want to head to the UMG Gaming Twitch channel:

Watch live video from UMGEvents on www.twitch.tv

Who is participating in Week 5 of Friday Fortnite?

The prodigal son returns – via FaZe Clan

Of course, many of Fortnite’s biggest professional players and influencers are joining the fray again this week. You’ll see Ninja, H1ghSky1, DrLupo, Kamo, HighDistortion, SypherPK, and the like battling it out once more.

In addition to these mainstays, celebrities often are invited to draw attention to the event as well. This week’s greatest special guest is none other than JuJu-Smith Schuster. He’s a wide receiver for the Steelers NFL team, an avid fan of Fortnite, and a member of FaZe Clan. He also attended the Summer Block Party Pro-Am.

You can check out the full roster of duos in UMG’s dynamic live bracket below. This bracket will be updated after every single match-up during the event. It’s an awesome way to follow the event if you can’t watch a stream due to IRL obligations.

What’s the format for Friday Fortnite?

Week 5 of Friday Fortnite starts on July 12

For those that have not watched Friday Fortnite in the past and mainly follow official Fortnite esports, you’re going to need a quick rundown of the format.

Instead of using the Fortnite World Cup ruleset set forth by Epic Games, Friday Fortnite follows the old Fortnite tourney ruleset. Kills are the only thing that matters in these matches.

Opposing duos will jump into a Squads lobby together and queue for a public match. The duos will then contend for kills throughout the match. The team with the most total kills after two matches wins the round and advances to the next match-up.

Additionally, Friday Fortnite is a double elimination tourney. If a team loses a round, they will be sent into the losers bracket to contend against other losing teams. If a team loses a second time, they’re out of the tournament. The system helps prevent any fluke victories/losses.

Due to duos playing on the same Squads team, strict rules have been put in place to prevent teams from ‘screwing over’ the opposition. The following are examples of disqualification worthy behavior:

  • Breaking other duo’s builds on purpose
  • Throwing Boogie Bombs at other duo (Instant ban from Friday Fortnite)
  • Throwing Stink Bombs into other duo
  • Shooting randomly to attract attention of enemies

UMG pays close attention to each match and has banned players from participating in the past. If you see any suspicious behavior, contact UMG immediately.

What’s the prize for winning Friday Fortnite?

Here comes the money!

While pros inherently love competition, prize pools are what draw in the big sharks. Friday Fortnite will offering the winners of the event $20,000 dollars, $10,000 per player.

Friday Fortnite is a winner-takes-all style tourney. If your favorites place second, that’s too bad for them. Of course, there’s always next week. Winners will be announced at the end of the July 12 stream once all matches have concluded.

If the competition remains as spicy as past weeks, we’ll be glued to our monitors from 4PM to 12AM. Then we’ll hop on Youtube to watch some replays. If you haven’t gotten a chance to spectate one of these weekly tourneys, you are missing out big time. Be sure to clear your schedule this afternoon!

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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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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