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Pokimane, Cizzorz and Lost Kings are competing together at the Summer Block Party

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In two weeks, the next massive Fortnite Battle Royale event kicks off and features some of the biggest names.

While the World Cup will showcase the best players in the game, the Summer Block Party on June 15th and 16th is dedicated to the mainstream crossover.

Fortnite has crossed into celebrity culture like no game ever has, just last Friday rapper Tory Lanez was on Instagram talking about he was smacking players in Fortnite Fridays.

The Summer Block Party is separated into two parts. First is the Celebrity Pro-Am – which Ninja and Marshmello won last year – and second is the Creative Showdown.

The Celebrity Pro-Am is almost ready to go with athletes like Juju Smith Schuster and Kenneth Faried, musicians like RL Grime and Dillon Francis, and actors like Hannibal Buress and Jimmy O. Yang set to compete.

The Creative Showdown is still being announced and the second group has been decided as Pokimane, Cizzorz and EDM group Lost Kings.

The trio, plus an unannounced Golden Ticket winner, will be competing as the Sunshine Soldiers.

The only other trio currently announced is CouRage, Loserfruit, and Jordan Fisher who will be representing the Llama Record Company.

There are still six more groups set to be announced and with only 12 days till the start of the event as of this announcement, we can expect a group nearly every day from here on out.

With the 32 celebrities competing in the Celebrity Pro-Am (so far), and the eight blank celebrity spots there will be at least 40 huge names competing.

Tickets are still available for seats around the bowl and start at $35.00 each. You can grab tickets through Ticketmaster if you live close to Inglewood, California or just watch on Twitch, YouTube or Mixer.

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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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