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Why some pros don’t like the new Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers

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With the way Epic has developed the competitive scene in Fortnite, they have put a focus on making the top-tier events open for random qualifiers.

This has been a good thing for the scene in general as Fortnite has more random players trying to be professionals than just about every other esport.

With routes to make it to the top level and absurd amounts of money on the line, being a Fortnite pro feels like it might be attainable.

But those same qualifying systems that work well for new names, make the scene tougher on the pros who have already established themselves as the best of the best.

Remember when Tfue and Cloak didn’t qualify for the Winter Royale despite finishing in first place in the major Fortnite competition right before?

That just doesn’t really happen in other esports or even traditional sports. With the World Cup Qualifier information coming out, the attention has again moved to what players will need to do in order to get their chance at the massive $40 million in prizes.

Even though the Winter Royale Qualifier left some big names high-and-dry, Liquid’s Chap still thinks that system was better than what the Fortnite World Cup has.

So let’s break down the two qualifying systems and show how they differ for pro players:

Winter Royale Qualifiers:

In the announcement for the Winter Royale, Epic said outright that this qualifying system would be a trial run for the upcoming World Cup.

The Winter Royale Qualifier lasted just one weekend, November 24th and 25th. The Qualifier held different sessions during this weekend and players had each session to grind out as many points (combinations of wins and kills) for the session. The top 200 players for both NA and EU qualified for their region’s Winter Royale Finals.

The World Cup Qualifiers:

Compared to the Winter Royale Qualifiers, the World Cup is much, much more expansive. Ultimately just $2 million was on the line in Winter so a jump to $40 million requires a step up in what it takes to make it into the event.

The World Cup Qualifiers begin with a new mode called “Arena Mode.”

Similar to a ranked ladder, Arena Mode seems like it will be a permanent fixture in Fortnite, but that isn’t clear from the announcement. It will be around at least until the start of the next round of World Cup Qualifiers on April 13th.

Arena Mode will have people progress through various ranks before reaching the highest rank: the “Champion League.”

Once you reach that rank, a new mode will be open up allowing you to enter Fortnite World Cup Online Open Tournaments.

Once there, the player will be placed into a semi-final. Each semi-final will give each player a three hour window of time in which they can compete in ten separate matches.

The top 3,000 players will move onto the Sunday Finals event. Once there, the scores will reset and the players will again have ten matches to rack up as many points as possible. The top finishers in that event will be invited to the actual World Cup in July.

The differences between the two qualifiers

The main difference – and the one that Chap is likely taking issue with – is shoehorning the qualifiers into one three-hour window.

This means that players who want to compete will have to plan their day around the event. The Winter Royale Qualifiers allowed people more freedom to choose what time they wanted to compete.

At the same time though, they rewarded players for grinding Fortnite all day on both Saturday and Sunday. The three-hour window is more rigid, but it also lets players get away from Fortnite if they so choose.

The other key difference is how many players get pushed through. In the Winter Royale it was fairly easy for a good player to get unlucky and never put together the kind of game necessary to reach the top 200.

Expanding the amount of people who move through each event will reduce some of the RNG and will help make sure the best players move through. Once they reach the finals though, they will have to go up against 2,999 other extremely talented Fortnite players making the chances of finishing in even the top 100 quite slim.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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

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

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

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

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

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 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

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 2. 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 3 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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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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