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Should Epic run a PlayStation vs Xbox ‘console war’ Fortnite tourney?

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The age old rivalry between Xbox & PlayStation could make for a great battleground in an official Fortnite tournament for millions of dollars.

With the spectacular Fortnite World Cup Finals finished, many people have begun to think of ways that Epic can expand the competitive scene. The first official Fortnite venture into esports has been inarguably bumpy, but the end results have been undeniably impressive with massive prize pools to boot.

An area that has been left unfortunately untouched by Epic is the console arena. Playing competitive Fortnite requires a powerful PC due to advantages it brings with higher framerates. Perhaps the next step would be to bring on more console-only content?

Xbox vs. PlayStation Fortnite Tourney Concept

Starting up a separate console league would require some restructuring, but the groundwork has all been done as all platforms support Arena. Epic additionally already ran a Xbox-only tourney for $1 million in prizes and intend to bring together a PS4 variant as well.

CourageJD, a Fortnite caster & streamer, proposed that Epic should run a PlayStation vs. Xbox tournament with millions out for grabs. After Epic’s insanely successful World Cup Finals, the idea should definitely be intriguing as the developers seek ways to expand beyond the current competitive limits.

We’ve criticized Epic Games for their missteps during the Fortnite World Cup process, but the blunders are understandable as it was the first official esports “league” run by Epic. It’s definitely not easy making a scene that works for both viewers and competitors. Now, in order to grow, Epic needs to mend any problems and get to making competitive Fortnite even better.

Courage’s idea for a console-only rivalry tourney would be an excellent way to kick things off. In fact, Epic could run a PC-only & a console-only tourney at the same time to show their equal worth. Season 10 will be a gigantic milestone for every aspect of the game, so why not give competitive players the keys to a greater tomorrow?

Why are consoles forced to play against powerful PCs?

The above concept suggests a 50v50 style match. We’d much rather see a normal Battle Royale with Squads or Trios made up of Playstation or Xbox players.

After the tournament, depending on the results & turnout, Epic could begin planning further console-only content. Console players are just as hungry to compete for money as PC players and they should be given that opportunity. Splitting up the scenes would also take away any animosity between console and PC players generated by this inherent unfairness.

A single scene gives way to easier management, but excludes millions of players who can’t afford powerful PCs. Additionally, brand loyalty is highly important for console players. The only fair solution would be to create a dedicated console scene.

The key complaint against this we’ve seen (mostly from PC players) is that consoles can’t handle the mass amount of builds at competitive end-games. For a company as talented as Epic Games, that shouldn’t be a problem. Console competitive games could have significantly limited materials to limit building in end games, feature reduced graphical fidelity when needed, or a variety of other solutions.

Would you play in a Xbox vs. Playstation console-only tourney? Would you like to see a separate console scene for competitive Fortnite? Give us your comments on these ideas below!

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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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