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PlayStation chairmen boss explains why enabling cross play for Fortnite took so long

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One of the biggest stories of the week was PlayStation announced that they would be enabling cross play, in beta form, for Fortnite between consoles. Sony has allowed cross play between PS4, PC, and iOS, but this week they finally allowed cross play between PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and iOS.

With this decision, PlayStation’s Chairmen and Worldwide Studios boss, Shawn Layden, has talked about this decision in the latest PlayStation Blog Podcast episode.

Layden stated that it was more than just flipping a switch, but needed additional work on the backend to ensure it was suitable from a technical standpoint.

“We know this is a want, this is a desire, and we want to be able to deliver that in the best way possible,” he said. “Now, enabling cross-play isn’t just about flipping a switch and ‘there you go’. It’s a very multi-dimensional kind of attribute or feature.

“So we had to look at it from a technical point of view, we have to work with our partners from a business point of view, we have to make sure that if we enable this, do we have the right customer service support, do we have the right messaging out there, do we have all these different things that you have to get in line. It’s rather ordinal – they have to go in a certain order to get them all set up.”

One of the things about cross play between PS4 and Xbox One was Epic Games accidentally activated the feature early into Fortnite’s start, but shut it off when Sony told them too. Layden stated that it did take longer than they expected to enable this feature.

“That’s why, though it’s taken us longer certainly than even I would have wanted, but it took as long as it was going to take to get it ready and get it done, which is why we’re able to not only to announce it on this past Tuesday, but also enable it at the same time.”

It’s been live for a few days now, and Layden says, “so far, so good.”

“I haven’t heard any feedback about disruptions. It’s a beta test, so we expect maybe there will be some hiccups along the way. But we’ll watch that carefully. We’re just delighted people are out there getting what they want and not tweeting me so much.”

Check out the PlayStation Blogcast here.

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Fortnite leak teases return of Star Wars Lightsabers

The Star Wars Lightsabers could make a return to Fortnite in the near future according to a notable data miner.

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A Fortnite data miner has reported that Epic Games readded the Star Wars Lightsabers into Fortnite’s files after the v19.10 update.

Fortnite has held quite a few Star Wars crossovers, but none as ambitious as the live event in Chapter 2 Season 1. This introduced Lightsaber’s into the loot pool for a short period of time.

They were also available for an even shorter period of time from May 2nd – 5th during Chapter 2 Season 2. Since then, players have eagerly awaited their return.

Now, a Fortnite data miner thinks Lightsabers could return to Fortnite sometime soon due to a change in the game’s files.

Lightsabers may return to Fortnite

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Epic Games removes weapon and item data from the files when that item isn’t in use. And when the data is readded to the files, it’s a good indicator players will see their return soon.

Fortnite data miner FN_Assist recently discovered that the data for Lightsabers was added after the most recent update. In a tweet, FN_Assist outlines all of the data that was readded.

They claim that this could mean one of two things. Either Star Wars Lightsabers will return to Fortnite in the near future. Or Epic is working on a weapon based on the lightsaber’s pre-existing mechanics.

If Lightsabers are added to Fortnite, we can expect it to accompany a return of skins and maybe some other Star Wars announcement.

Epic Games usually adds crossover content to promote whoever they are collaborating with. Whether it be a new movie or TV series, the Lightsabers could be used as a promotional tool for new Star Wars content.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Klombos and Klomberries in Chapter 3.

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Fortnite: Where to find Pizza Party item and what it does

Fortnite Chapter 3 is adding a new Pizza Party item that allows players to restore their shields through the power of pizza.

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If you’re wanting to switch up your diet in Fortnite, you can use the Pizza Party item to gain shield and fill your stomach.

One of Fortnite’s mascots is Tomatohead who is also the mascot for the fictional restaurant Pizza Pit. This is a POI that has appeared in Fortnite for several seasons.

It’s one of the many fictional restaurants that have appeared in-game along with Durrr Burger, Sitcks, and Butter Barn.

However, players haven’t been able to enjoy any of the food from these restaurants until now. Pizza Pit’s ovens are on and players can finally enjoy eight slices of cheesy goodness.

How to get Pizza Party item in Fortnite

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The Pizza Party is a pizza box containing eight slices of pizza. In addition to cheese and sauce, each slice is topped with a Shield Mushroom that restores 50 shield.

Each box has 8 slices, but each slice can only get players up to 50 shield similar to minis. Players can find Pizza Party boxes in the normal loot pool.

As well, players can purchase a Pizza Box for 50 gold from the Tomatohead NPC. He is located in Tilted Tower, and he only has 4 Pizza Boxes in stock.

According to Hypex, the Pizza Party box will be added to Fortnite on Tuesday, January 25.

For a measly 200 gold, players can pick up 1,600 shield. However, we don’t know how long it takes to eat a slice. And this would also require players to give up two item slots.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Spider-Man’s web shooters in Chapter 3.

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ends, Season 2 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ends and Season 2 starts. The season is off to a wild start, and it’s only going to get crazier.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 just started, and it’s going to be a long one. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ends and Season 2 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 2 ended with The Island flipping over revealing an entirely new map. This marked the start of Fortnite Chapter 3 which also took players back to Season 1.

With a new Chapter, there is plenty for players to discover. On top of a new map there are new weapons, mechanics, and more. This also means that Chapter 3 Season 1 is going to be a long one.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 End?

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Fortnite Season 1 will end on March 22, 2022. This means the first season of the new chapter will last for more than 100 days.

There is a chance that Chapter 3 Season 1 could end on March 19 as an in-game timer indicates this as the season’s end date. Regardless, this season is going to be a long one.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 2 to start on March 23.

That being said, there’s always a chance that Season 2 gets delayed. A series of delays happened at the start of Chapter 2 which caused Season 1 to stretch far beyond its original end date.

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Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Live Event?

As of now, we don’t know. We likely won’t have this information until the final weeks of Season 1.

However, we will keep this article updated as more information is provided.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 1. This is the first season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 1”, it’s technically Season 19.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 2 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3 and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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