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Tfue & Scoped vs. Chap & Av is the rivalry Fortnite has been waiting for

The growing rivalry between the teams of Chap & Av and Tfue & Scoped is bringing much-needed attention to competitive Fortnite.

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The growing rivalry between the teams of Chap & Av and Tfue & Scoped is bringing much-needed attention to competitive Fortnite.

It’s no secret that many of the OGs of competitive Fortnite have left the game. We’ve come a long way from NickMercs and SypherPK winning the first-ever Friday Fortnite pub-stomping tournament.

Now, we’re in the era of cracked teenagers. Nearly everyone over the age of 21 is designated as “washed.” Chap and Tfue are two outliers. They’ve been in the mix since the beginning and are still performing at a high level.

Part of their success has to do with their team selection. Tfue has been one of the best talent scouts in all of Fortnite. He recruited Khanada to be on his team and added a Scoped as a duo when both players were relatively unknown by fans.

Tfue and Chap have run in the same circles of Fortnite. They’ve rubbed elbows with one another and always seemed to get along. The Chapter 2 Season 2 FNCS competition has, however, injected a bit of friction between the two and their teammates.

Over the past few weeks, the Chap and Av vs. Tfue and Scoped matchup has turned into a full-blown rivalry. Both teams land at The Grotto and have been regularly fighting for the POI and all that it holds.

Things have been getting toxic as well – but the fun kind of toxic. Both teams trash talk one another and get salty but never seem to take things too far. As a viewer, you get the sense that both of them will have fond memories of the rivalry when they move on from Fortnite.

The fights have been relatively even as well. Some weeks, Tfue and Scoped get the better of things. Other weeks, Chap and AV come out on top.

This past weekend, Chap and AV had the advantage over Tfue and Scoped. They even met in a late-game situation, where Chap took a 1v2 and had some choice words for his rivals.

Neither team is backing off of The Grotto. There’s no arrangement between the two teams to share the spot. If they land there, then they’re fighting. This buddy-buddy stuff ends with Tfue and Chap.

This is, truly, the rivalry that competitive Fortnite has been waiting for. We have two pillars of competitive Fortnite in Tfue and Chap with their controller-god teammates Scoped and Av. As CLG Jay put it, “Tfue and Chap are trainers. Scoped and Av are the Pokemon.”

In an era dominated by foul-mouthed youngin’s, this is the rivalry that will keep casual viewers coming back. Great minds, battling it out; and we’ve got a front-row seat.

We can only hope that both of these duos continue to fight for the Grotto. This is the antidote to the week 1 ‘teaming’ scandal that rocked competitive Fortnite.

Iron sharpens iron. No love lost. Throw out the record books. AFC North football. This is what we came here to see.

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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, according to a recent leak.

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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.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

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 we’re 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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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

Fortnite’s most recent crossover was with Street Fighter and Alien, but what’s next?

On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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All Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.

The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.

You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.

Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold

Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.

We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.

Newly-added Exotics (Update)

February 24 Exotic Shuffle (Update)

On February 24, Epic shuffled some of the original and new Exotic weapon locations, giving them to new NPCs across the Fortnite map. The Storm Scout Sniper, Nighthawk Revolver, and Hop Rock Dualies now have new homes. You can view them on the map, below.

Fortnite exotic shuffle

We wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic shuffle the locations once again, so we’ll update this map and article if we see any more changes.

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