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Solary analysts release heatmaps for Fortnite World Cup Solo Qualifiers

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Analysts have an important and difficult job of sorting through thousands of stats to help improve a team’s performance. Heatmaps can help visualize the end results of a long term number crunch.

The Solo Qualifiers for the Fortnite World Cup have now come to an end. Thousands of games of Fortnite have led to the final pack of players heading to the Solo Finals in New York.

With all the data from the 5 weeks of gameplay, analysts have put together detailed heatmaps for player landing spots. This can help you see the most effective and busy spots for competitive play in an instant.

Solary Analyst Creates Solos Heatmaps

Derkazzz is an analyst for the Solary esports organization and has been working on landing spot heatmaps since Week 3. These were created to help his players better understand hot spots at the beginning of qualifier matches.

While the information could have been kept private, the analyst has decided to release these heatmaps to the public. This will help casual, competitive, and professional players see large-scale landing location data in seconds.

From Derkazzz on Reddit:

Dear Fortnite players,

For those who don’t know me, I am Fortnite Analyst for Solary. As Solos WC qualifiers ended yersterday, it is time to share the work done over the past few weeks with u/AerocusFR about landingspots. These stats are the result of data gathered from ~100 uniques games for each session. (33% of final games). For each session, an heatmap and an histogram were build in order to find some landingspots trends between POI, and even within each POI (f.e. Pleasant Park, Paradise Palms, Lazy Lagoon…)

Heatmap : blue corresponds to a low density landingspot, then it comes to white and finally to red/black (high density landingspot)

Histogram : the blue value corresponds to the mean number of players within the POI, the bracket to standard deviation

Please do not judge the form, as this work is non official, it was not supposed to be published at the beginning. As soon as Duos are over, the same work but for Duos will be published. I hope you’ll find interesting things and that you’ll be able to see all the changes in Fortnite that occured during these WC qualifiers through this work!

Original Post: Fortnite World Cup Heatmaps

For your convenience, we’ve taken the collected heatmaps and histograms and put them into any easily viewable format. There’s no data for Week 1 as Drekazzz did not start this line of analysis until Week 3.

As some of the location names are in French, Derkazzz has created a map showing each location for us English speakers.

Map Location Reference Sheet

You can click on each image to take you to its media file page where you can zoom in as you please.

Week 3 Solos Heatmap & Histogram

Week 3 Heatmap
Week 3 Histogram

Week 5 Heatmap & Histogram

Week 5 Heatmap
Week 5 Histogram

Week 7 Heatmap & Histogram

Week 7 Heatmap
Week 7 Histogram

Week 9 Heatmap & Histogram

Week 9 Heatmap
Week 9 Histogram

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 NPC hints at the return of Klombo

Loopers can still not get over the sudden disappearance of Klombo in Fortnite Chapter 3. Here’s why their return could be closer than ever.

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Klombo might return to Fortnite

The war between the Imagined Order and The Seven in Fortnite had disastrous consequences including the expulsion of Klombo from the island. However, Haven is curious about the mysterious vanishing of the species.

Klombo is undoubtedly one of the most adorable features in the history of Fortnite. The giant dinosaurs roamed around the island on the new Chapter 3 island and provided players with loot, jump boosts, and countless memories.

However, we haven’t seen Klombo since Chapter 3 Season 2. Just like every other looper, Haven is worried about the dinosaurs and looks forward to their return.

What happened to Klombo in Fortnite?

Even though Klombo wasn’t present on the map during Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, loopers could still discover Klombo mounds. Accordingly, it seemed safe to assume that they were simply avoiding the war and will return soon.

There is a Klombo skeleton on the Chapter 3 Season 3 island which naturally shattered all expectations regarding their return. Having said that, anything and everything is possible in Fortnite, thanks to the Zero Point.

Here’s what Haven says when players interact with her while wearing special skins like Indiana Jones (to be released) and Mecha team leader:

  • I followed some Klombo tracks here, but they disappear.
  • The Klombo disappeared in the same strange flash of light that brought them here.
  • Have you seen any Klombo on your travels?

It is evident that Haven cannot digest how Dr. Slone managed to get rid of Klombo. She believes that the unstable Zero Point is the real reason behind their extinction which is why she also mentions a ‘strange flash of light’.

Epic Games was working on Klombo before putting them in the vault

A few weeks back, leakers revealed that Epic Games is not done with Klombo. In fact, the developers have been trying to make the dinosaurs killable and make them drop a ton of great loot.

Another leak disclosed that Klombo will soon be able to dance when players emote near them. Hence, it makes no sense for Fortnite to work on a wide range of features and then remove them altogether.

Moreover, the majority of the Fortnite community absolutely loves Klombo and their return will be highly appreciated. Content in Chapter 3 has been based on the player base’s demands, and to be fair, permanently removing Klombo is not desirable at all.

For now, loopers cannot do much but wait for new information on Klombo. However, we can assure you that the dinosaurs will return in Chapter 3 with the help of Haven and Zero Point.

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Fortnite bugs enable friendly fire, rebooting in Solos, and other bizarre features

While minor XP glitches and gameplay-related bugs have been common in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3, the game became unplayable recently.

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Fortnite is officially broken

The prominence of bugs and glitches has been a glaring issue in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Loopers recently reported a wide range of peculiar bugs that affected the core mechanics of every mode.

Even AAA titles like Fortnite cannot avoid bugs. However, coding errors are usually fixable and do not impact the meta. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case in Chapter 3 Season 3 as loopers have come across a plethora of game-breaking glitches already.

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Minimap showing enemy locations (top) and random players joining teams (bottom) in Fortnite Chapter 3 (Images via Twitter/iFireMonkey)

From revealing the position of opponents to changing Solos matches into Duos, here’s everything that Fortnite players have experienced in their recent matches.

Fortnite lobbies become non-functional due to a mysterious bug

Notable leakers and thousands of casual players have fronted following issues in Fortnite:

  • Loopers are able to see the locations of all enemies on the mini map. Apparently, the game puts all the players from the same region in a single team which is why they’re able to see each other’s whereabouts.
  • Random players join your team even when playing Solos.
  • People are eliminated randomly without taking any fights or damage.
  • You can get kicked out for cross-teaming.
  • You can edit an opponent’s builds.

A leaker uploaded a clip on Twitter that will surely help readers in understanding the severity of the situation.

The player was able to notice the locations of several nearby opponents and a bunch of random players were added to their team. To make things worse, the game randomly eliminated them in the seventeenth position.

Countless such clips went viral on social media platforms in the past few hours. While some players discovered that friendly fire is back, others bagged Victory Royales with their opponents (we know, it makes no sense).

Last but not least, YouTuber gattu informed that Fortnite allowed players to use reboot vans in Solos.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is now infamous for glitches and server issues

This isn’t the first time that loopers have faced such game-breaking glitches in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. From temporarily disabling Bushy’s Bulb back bling to removing animals from competitive, Epic Games has repeatedly tried to improve the server’s performance but all in vain.

It seems like the aforementioned bugs are no longer occurring and restarting the game has solved it for many players. Surprisingly, loopers loved this dreadful state of Fortnite, but only because it was temporary.

In hindsight, the current state of Fortnite is indeed unsettling. The developers have been releasing a ton of fresh content with every update, but it is usually accompanied by equally extraordinary bugs.

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Fortnite x Kaws collaboration confirmed to bring a new Peely skin

American artist Kaws has announced another collaboration with Fortnite. This time around, loopers can expect a Peely reskin in his style.

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Fortnite x Kaws

Kaws and Fortnite collaborated during the Chapter 2 Season 8 Fortnitemares event that brought four Skeleton outfits to the Item Shop. The artist has teased his return in Chapter r3 Season 3 and has most likely worked on a Peely reskin.

The first collaboration between Kaws and Fortnite was a massive hit. Fortnitemares was the perfect occasion for the artist to introduce his characters to the Battle Royale game.

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Kaws’ Skeletons arrived in Fortnite during Chapter 2 Season 8

Leakers were anticipating that a new crossover with a renowned artist will be announced tomorrow, but Kaws himself has confirmed it beforehand.

Kaws confirms his return to Fortnite through an Instagram post

Kaws recently posted an image with a card that says, “Dear Fortnite, see you soon”. What’s more interesting is the fact that a banana is placed beside the card.

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Peely is one of the, if not the most popular character in Fortnite. The walking banana was first introduced as a meme in Chapter 1 Season 8, and countless variants have arrived ever since. These include Unpeely, Agent Peely, Frozen Peely, and Peely Bone, among others.

A few minutes before Kaws confirmed the collaboration, leakers iFireMonkey and Shiina had these things to say about an upcoming Fortnite collaboration:

  • A collaboration with a prominent artist will be announced tomorrow.
  • A well-known Fortnite character will get a new style from the artist.
  • Alongside the skin, there will be a back bling, a wrap, and a glider.
  • The collaboration files will be decrypted tomorrow while the skins will arrive in the Item Shop 2-3 days later.

It is fairly easy to join the dots now. A Kaws x Fortnite collaboration is imminent and Peely is the ‘well-known’ character who will receive a skin style. Having said that, the release date of the skin is still uncertain.

Considering that Peely already has a skeleton style (Peely Bone), it will be interesting to see how Kaws has redesigned the character this time. It is worth noting that according to the lore, Peely is not a single character but a tribe.

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