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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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Fortnite Island Hopper quests: How to collect 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery

The No Sweat Summer event in Fortnite has arrived with Creative challenges. By completing them, you can get a ton of XP and free cosmetic rewards.

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Fortnite Island Hopper quests

The No Sweat Summer event in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has begun. Players can complete Island Hopper quests in Creative for some XP and free cosmetics.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has a Vibin’ theme, and nothing suits it better than a goofy summer event. Even though Epic Games is yet to add summer-themed elements in Battle Royale, Creative mode already has six unique maps.

One such map is Ultimate Murder Mystery, and the goal is to get 50 Gold Coins from it.

Tips to get 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery in Fortnite

It is worth noting that you have to either get 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery as an Innocent or get five Melee eliminations as a Hunter or Sheriff. The reward will be 10,000 XP regardless.

Getting the 50 Gold Coins is much easier because the map offers a daily present that has 25 Gold Coins. This means that you can complete the challenge by simply entering the map for two days and opening the box.

However, if you wish to complete the Island Hopper challenges as quickly as possible, just enter a game and find Gold Coins scattered all over the place.

Completing tasks and getting eliminated also grants Gold in Ultimate Murder Mystery which is why a few games should be more than enough to get the XP reward.

How to get five Melee eliminations in Ultimate Murder Mystery in Fortnite

The melee eliminations challenge can be completed only when players play as a Sheriff or a Hunter in Ultimate Murder Mystery. However, doing so is much harder than the previous task.

Ultimate Murder Mystery map in Fortnite Creative
Ultimate Murder Mystery map in Fortnite

This is because every opponent will be running away from the Hunter and the Sheriff on the map. Basically, it’s like a game of Among Us in which completing tasks as a Crewmate is definitely easier than planning murders as an Imposter.

All in all, getting XP from Island Hopper quests in Fortnite v21.10 is not that tiring. Anyone struggling to level up the Battle Pass can rely on them.

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Fortnite No Sweat Summer event 2022: Release date, XP challenges, and more revealed

Fortnite will host a No Sweat Summer event in Chapter 3 Season 3. It will arrive in the 21.10 update with new challenges and free rewards.

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Fortnite No Sweat Summer event artwork

Following weeks of anticipation, Epic Games has finally confirmed the No Sweat Summer event in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Yet again, players will have to hop in Creative mode to get free cosmetics.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has a “Vibin’ theme and it makes perfect sense for Epic Games to include a summer event in it. It will not only help players gain XP but will also allow them to take some time off from the sweaty battle royale gameplay.

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Fortnite summer events have always been about relaxing and having fun!

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming No Sweat Summer event in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer event 2022 will grant XP and free cosmetics

Fortnite v21.10 will be the first major update for Chapter 3 Season 3, and it is all set to release on June 21, 2022. However, this should not be treated as the start date for the summer event.

According to credible leaker iFireMonkey, the event will take place in Creative mode. Loopers will have the freedom to play on six unique maps and this time around, they will be different from the standard Red vs Blue maps. Instead, you can expect to take part in death runs and summer-themed LTMs.

Taking part in the Creative games will reward players with XP which has clearly become a luxury in Chapter 3 Season 3. Moreover, there will be free cosmetics but leakers haven’t clarified if the rewards will include outfits or just emotes, sprays, and harvesting tools.

Fortnite calls out creators to make summer-themed LTMs and games

It is evident that Epic Games wants to make the 2022 summer event as community-driven as possible. Creators around the world can create summer-themed islands and submit them before July 5. Hence, it is safe to assume that the event will begin on July 5 or later.

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Fortnite No Sweat Summer event might begin in July

The developers will feature the best summer-themed maps in Discover during No Sweat Summer, and the guidelines explicitly mention that the gameplay should not include combat. The focus should be on light-hearted game modes like death runs, prop hunts, racing, and social deduction, among others.

All Fortnite summer events so far have revolved around Creative which is why the community wanted more Battle Royale content in 2022. iFireMonkey has neither confirmed nor denied the inclusion of Battle Royale quests in No Sweat Summer.

All in all, we hope that the developers surprise players by bringing back the Surfboards and adding some summer-themed quests.

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Fortnite Creative 2.0: Release date, new features, and more

Apart from the tryhards, Fortnite has a massive community of map and game creators who are eagerly awaiting the release of Creative 2.0.

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Fortnite Creative islands

Fortnite Creative 2.0 will most likely change the way how players create their own games and islands. From new features to the release date, here’s everything to know about the highly-anticipated feature.

Fortnite Creative 2.0, a.k.a. the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, has been in the works for a long time. Especially after the release of Unreal Engine 5, the community is having sky-scraping expectations from the mode.

A Fortnite Creative island
Fortnite Creative 2.0 will allow players to make and control literally anything as per leakers

Epic Games has repeatedly claimed that Creative 2.0 will literally revolutionize its Battle Royale game. It will use a new scripting language and should arrive in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4.

Fortnite Creative 2.0 will offer countless new functions, thanks to Verse

Prominent leaker HYPEX recently opened up on Creative 2.0 and stated that the current mode would look primitive in front of it. To make the most out of it, players will be expected to learn a scripting language called ‘Verse’.

Leaker InTheShadeYT further disclosed a list of functions that will be available with Creative 2.0 and Verse:

  • Math calculations and algorithms
  • Debugging
  • Logging to the screen or to a file
  • Ability to create or destroy objects
  • Spawn entities (similar to how actors spawn in Unreal Engine)
  • Level streaming
  • Control in-game physics via speed, vectors, and velocity
  • Add and operate particle systems
  • Control audio, lights, gravity
  • Modify objects to change their appearance, composition, and animations
  • Play animations
  • Add, alter, or remove gameplay tags
  • Teleportation device
  • A device (timer) to start, save, load, pause, and resume
  • Vehicle spawner
  • Vending machine to spawn items
  • Script device
  • Control arrays and data types
  • Operate UI elements
  • Bind and map actions
  • Creature spawner manager
  • Decide what actions take place when a player looks away from another user or device
  • Sentry device to track players
  • Player spawner
  • RNG (Random number generator) system
  • Control over player inventories and their weapons
  • Custom HUDs
  • Scoreboard control
  • Add NPCs and control their actions such as emotes and dialog
  • Control over building
  • Cars
  • Live team and player stats
  • Create custom models
  • Item spawner
  • Storm controller
  • AI scripting

Surprisingly, according to the leaker, these features do not demonstrate the true potential of Creative 2.0. There are myriad other devices and functions that will be available to creators upon release.

While some players are excited to use the upcoming Fortnite Unreal Editor, others are intimidated by the coding language and long list of features. It is safe to assume that newbie creators with no knowledge of coding languages will have to devote some hours to get the hang of it.

Fortnite Creative 2.0 to have a Verse NPC feature

HYPEX also explained a Verse NPC feature that works like artificial intelligence. Players will be able to move it from one point to another and the AI will confirm if the point is reached, inaccessible, canceled, or unsupported.

Readers can expect more clarity on the aforementioned features as Chapter 3 progresses. They certainly sound complex, but considering Epic Games’ approach so far, Creative 2.0 should benefit new as well as experienced creators equally.

Epic Games announced Creative 2.0 years ago but hasn’t revealed much about it ever since. CEO Tim Sweeney has stated that the mode will be released towards the end of 2022, and it will also include economy systems to support the creators.

All in all, it seems like Fortnite is about to get bigger than ever with the release of Creative 2.0. While the Battle Royale mode might not be as popular in the impending years, Creative has the potential to make the franchise evergreen like Minecraft or Roblox.

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