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There is a new way to submit Fortnite Creative designs to Epic

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Ever since Fortnite Creative became a thing, content creators have been making designs with the hopes of catching Epic’s eye.

Whether they are Featured Islands or designs for The Block, getting official recognition from Epic is the main goal for all people who are dedicated to Fortnite Creative.

Previously a lot of designs were just slapped with the #FortniteBlockParty hashtag and then sent out to the wind. That was considered one of the best ways to grab Epic’s attention.

Now they have a better way to make sure their design is submitted the right way.

A Google Doc form has been set up for content creators to fill out and send directly to Epic.

They addressed this change and laid out more criteria in a blog post which is copied in its entirety below:

Fortnite Creators,

The Creative community has grown with tremendous haste these past few months, and with it the amount of amazing content in the ecosystem. We’re excited to present an official way to submit your content directly to Epic for review. Now is your chance to be featured in-game!

Click here to head to the official content submission page. On this page, you can submit your block or featured island creations.

Before you do, make sure you review the guidelines for Featured Islands and The Block below.

FEATURED ISLAND GUIDELINES

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What we’re looking for when reviewing Featured Island submissions:

  • Your island is a game.
    • We’re looking for a mix of game types. Your island can be a multiplayer, coop, pvp, solo, puzzle, parkour experience or something totally new. Innovate!
  • It has clear game rules.
  • It is easy to understand.
  • The map is aesthetically pleasing.
  • It is unique and is ultimately your own work.
  • Contains no inappropriate content.
  • Does not include any images, artwork, sculptures, structures, logos, words, phrases, lyrics or music that are under copyright or trademark, as well as any content that was not created solely by you.

BLOCK GUIDELINES

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What we’re looking for when reviewing Block submissions:

  • A unique aesthetic theme / style.
  • A unique and original level design.
  • Thoughtful set dressing for both interior and exterior zones.
  • Dynamic and interesting player pathing throughout the zones.
  • Significant landmarks that players can use for orientation and callouts.

What we avoid when reviewing Block submissions:

  • Large, empty interiors.
  • Unoriginal designs & remakes of old Battle Royale locations.
  • Too many resources available.
    • For example, don’t place massive amounts of Wood, Stone or Metal in a concentrated location.
  • Zones that are difficult for players to fight in.
    • For example, tight spaces with limited mobility or areas that don’t take line of sight into account.
  • Poor player pathing and navigation.
  • Any images, artwork, sculptures, structures, logos, words, phrases, lyrics or music that are under copyright or trademark, as well as any content that was not created solely by you.

Below are a few more notes to keep in mind when creating your block submission.

THEME

  • Pick a style and stick with it. If your design requires multiple themes to achieve a particular style, that’s totally ok.
  • It’s ok to push boundaries and try something that looks different. Think about what makes your block stand out amongst the other submissions.

LOOT

  • Do not place any vehicle spawns in your level.
  • Chests should be in recognizable, landmark locations. Examples:
    • The center of an open courtyard.
    • Behind discoverable, destructible objects.
    • On top of a statue.
  • Add one Block Chest to your creation. Ideally, this is in an interesting location that encourages discovery
  • Keep in mind, the level design team may adjust the quantity or location of any loot spawns on The Block if we feel it will improve player experience.

LAYOUT

  • Be mindful of prop density. You don’t want players to get stuck on furniture as they are exploring an interior zone.
  • Lead players to easily discoverable loot opportunities. Example, the audio from a chest hidden in an attic can be heard in rooms close to the attic.
  • Gigantic sculptures can be an awesome thematic centerpiece, just make sure they can be traversed and work well with our core mechanics (building, looting, destruction, etc).
  • Keep the normal Battle Royale rules in mind. Players can build and destroy anything.
  • Using the entire space of the Block is not required

OPTIMIZATION

  • Don’t overload the map with too many lights within close proximity to each other

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Be mindful of players with epilepsy. In general, stay away from over the top flashing lights.

LEGAL

  • If we pick your Block, we aren’t required to attribute it to you or compensate you.
  • Anything you submit to us is subject to the Epic Games End User License Agreement which means, among other things:
    • Epic has the right to make use of anything you submit to us for any purpose, including for commercial purposes, without any compensation or notification to, or permission from, you.
    • Epic isn’t obligated to use anything you submit to us.
    • Epic isn’t responsible or liable for what others do with your submission

We can’t wait to see what you create! If you’re looking for inspiration, follow our Twitter and Instagramchannels, where we post info and images of new featured islands and blocks.

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New Fortnite Purgatory Zone Wars offers mini-games when you die

Here’s a contender for the best Fortnite Zone Wars maps we’ve seen.

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Creative Mode has taken on a life of its own since it was released. The mode opened the door to creators, allowing them to make their own maps. Since then, we’ve seen deathruns, mazes, trivia maps, Zone Wars, boxfighting maps, and a whole lot more.

The latter two map types are the most popular with a lot of players. Each Creative Fill lobby will usually have several people playing these modes. They’re a great way to practice your mechanics in a practical setting – one that many of us will encounter in-game.

What’s the worst part of Zone Wars? Dying early and having to watch the game play out. Usually, you’re sitting and waiting while the last two people play the game as if there’s $1 million on the line, dragging it out for several minutes.

The constant downtime – along with getting bodied by high-skilled players – is one of the primary reasons that players quit during a Zone Wars match. After a few rounds, the lobby usually widdles-down to two or three players.

One Fortnite creator made a map that optimizes downtime. Instead of having to wait for the game to be finished, you’ll enter aim training parkour, free build, or boxfighting maps with the rest of the eliminated players.

The map is currently featured in the Creative Hub on the far left. You can also load it up with the code: 7164-5433-3287. We played this mode and it’s a lot of fun.

Players tend to stick around for a lot longer when there’s something to do after you die. Usually, players who constantly die early-on don’t want to want to stick around. This isn’t the case in Purgatory Zone Wars.

We suggest checking this out if you’re in a Creative Fill match. It’s an awesome take on Zone Wars that keeps players engaged, meaning you won’t have to constantly search for new lobbies.

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Lachlan announces $20,000 Fortnite Fashion Show

Fortnite Fashion Shows are back for Season 2 with Lachlan’s official $20,000 competition.

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Fortnite Fashion Shows are back for Season 2 with Lachlan’s official $20,000 competition.

Love them or hate them, Fashion Shows were a massive part of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1. They became the go-to well of content for creators who were having difficulty coming up with fresh takes on the longest season in Fortnite history.

Now that Season 2 is here, however, the Fashion Show trend has significantly died down. You won’t see as many established creators hosting them anymore – as popular as they were at their peak.

Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power wasn’t the originator of the Fortnite Fashion Shows, but he did take them to the next level. He hosted a $10,000 Fashion Show World Cup, which fellow creators Ali-A and SypherPK ended up winning.

In the v12.20 game files, data miners found a custom map for Lachlan’s Fashion Show that had yet to be released. Naturally, most fans assumed that he would be hosting another one – this time, with the help of Epic Games.

These assumptions were proven correct on March 19, when Lachlan announced that he’d be teaming up with Fortnite for a $20,000 Fashion Show. The announcement also told fans that there would be 500 of the unreleased Slurp Legends packs up for grabs.

This Fashion Show will be a trios competition, rather than duos. You will have to fill out a document to enter the competition, and Lachlan will be choosing the top 150 teams to battle it out on the runway.

Fashion Shows aren’t as popular as they once were, but a $20,000 prize pool is enough motivation to get people out there. It will be interesting to see if SypherPK and Ali-A will reunite to defend their crown, at least.

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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.

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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.

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In Fortnite v12.10, new files were added to the game that could bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

We have yet to see this in practice, but it appears as though Epic is prepping Fortnite for the expansion. We still don’t know if or when this will be coming.

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 I’m 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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