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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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How to get the new Charge Shotgun in Creative Mode

These maps allow you to get the new Charge Shotgun in Fortnite Creative Mode.

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Fortnite Season 3 brought us the new Charge Shotgun in place of the Pump. They even nerfed the Tac Shotgun to, presumably, make the Charge a bit more attractive. This is an intricate and confusing weapon to use, at first. Naturally, players wanted to hop into Creative Mode to try it out.

When players loaded up Creative, however, they found out that Epic had made the strange decision to omit the new weapon from this game mode. We don’t know why this is – other than Epic wanting us to learn how to use it in-game rather than with our friends.

There is a workaround, however. Putting chests on your map that offer random loot will still spawn the Charge Shotgun. Anyone with publishing power can create a map with the Charge Shotgun, with a little work.

This video from Yerk YT shows how you can make your own map with the Charge Shotgun. All you have to do is spawn a bunch of chests along with an explosive barrel, change some settings, publish, and start the match.

This isn’t the easiest way to get the Charge Shotgun in Creative, however. You can also input one of the existing Creative Maps and find the new weapon within them. Right now, these all seem to be 1v1 maps.

Yerk YT included his map in the video, but his method is a bit messy. There’s another creative map that follows the traditional “1v1 with any gun” format. The code for this one is 0983-1895-2785. YouTuber, Codelife, created a tutorial with the map, as well. For some reason, he puts in a custom code before he starts the match. That isn’t necessary to get the Charge Shotgun.

So, there you have it. Now, you can practice with the Charge Shotgun without sacrificing your in-game performance. The Charge will, undoubtedly, come to Creative Mode within the next patch or two, but this is how you can get your hands on it, early.

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Fan-made Fortnite cinematic gives Meowscles his revenge on Deadpool

Meowscles finally starts to take back The Yacht in this fan-made Fortnite cinematic.

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Fortnite players were largely excited to learn that Deadpool would be the secret skin in Season 2. We counted down the days until he came into the game, and then the Deadpool takeover happened.

Deadpool took The Yacht from Meowscles and sent him packing. The latter ended up at Box Factory with his tail between his legs. To this day, if you’re sneaky, you can even see Meowscles crying at his new home.

It’s been a couple of months since Meowscles was forced to relocate. All eyes are on the Device Event, now, making Meowscles the forgotten tragedy of Season 2.

One Fortnite player gave Meowscles some sort of redemption in the form of a cinematic. Reddit user u/FriendlyGuy02 posted the first of a multi-part series called “Meowscles’ Revenge,” where our favorite buff cat can be seen plotting and enacting the first part of his scheme.

At the end of the cinematic, we see Deadpool open a box that contains a Rift. Viewers took to the comments to request a second video where we see Meowscles reclaim his Yacht and the next part of Deadpool’s punishment.

Meowscles’ displacement was one of the sad stories of Season 2. Even if he doesn’t get any revenge within the cannon of the Fortnite story, fan fiction will get him there with this series of cinematics.

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This Fortnite Creative island allows you to matchmake for Zone Wars

Finally, matchmaking for Fortnite Zone Wars has returned.

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Zone Wars became a popular way to practice your in-game mechanics in a realistic setting back at the tail end of Chapter 1. It picked up even more steam during Season X, where a lot of players preferred the mech-free bliss of Creative Mode.

The mode got even more popular when Epic established an official Zone Wars playlist, that allowed you matchmake for Zone Wars rather than cross your fingers that you could play it in a match of Creative Fill.

Epic brought the mode back once after that, but the maps weren’t the best this time around. Since then, players have been relying on Creative Fill for their Zone Wars fix. That is, until now.

Fortnite Creator DonnySC has made the first-ever Zone Wars hub that allows for matchmaking inside of a Creative Island.

All you have to do is load up Creative, put in the code of 9488-7248-5556, and enter the map. From there, you’ll be able to choose from three different Zone Wars maps with other players.

If you’re looking for a relaxed Zone Wars experience where you can tool on the opponents, then this one might not be for you. Only the true sweats seem to know about this mode, right now, but that will likely change as it gathers more exposure.

In our experience, this is the best way to play Zone Wars in Fortnite as it currently stands. The maps are balanced and give you the option of RNG or no-RNG. Hop in and give it a try for yourself!

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