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Watch: Ninja x NAV Fortnite stream promotes “Bad Habits” album release

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Nav, a Canadian rapper, chose a unique way to showcase his new album through a partnership with Ninja.

The stream begins at 3 PM ET on March 22nd. Ninja will be playing Fortnite games with Nav as the rapper talks about his new album while playing songs from it.

Fortnite and the music scene have been tied together ever since Ninja streamed with Drake over a year ago. Since then, rappers have played in celebrity tournaments, artists have begun streaming themselves and Marshmello held a concert in Pleasant Park.

NAV’s “Bad Habits” came out on March 21st and his label paid Ninja to help promote the album. The format of the stream will be interesting to watch as Ninja has to balance playing Fortnite at the level his fans are used too while working through promotional questions for NAV and listening to songs.

“Bad Habits” is NAV’s second studio album following the success of “Reckless” last year. The album is produced by The Weeknd and NAV is signed to The Weeknd’s record label XO and also Republic Records, but it is not clear whose idea it was to use Ninja to promote the new album.

It’s a smart idea. Twitch streams provide long-form content with a consistent audience that are fluid enough to be able to weave in a new album naturally into the stream.

If they can get some good clips together with songs in the background, the album exposure will only increase. You can watch the stream on Ninja’s Twitch channel and if this promotion is successful, more artists could try this promotion in the future.

Ninja’s stream is embedded below and NAV will join the broadcast at 3 PM ET:

Watch live video from Ninja on www.twitch.tv

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Fortnite x Fall Guys crossover is a big disappointment and here’s why

Fortnite x Fall Guys was one of the most sought-after events ever and Epic Games has managed to disappoint many players with it.

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Fans naturally had sky-scraping expectations from a collaboration between Fortnite and Fall Guys, two of the biggest Battle Royale games in the world. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a damp squib for many.

Even though there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, Fortnite players have started receiving the free Major Mancake skin and other cosmetics in his set. This means that the much-anticipated collaboration with Fall Guys is finally live.

Major Mancake in Fortnite
Major Mancake skin in Fortnite (Image via Twitter/iFireMonkey)

Despite having an opportunity to get a skin set for free, loopers aren’t satisfied with the ongoing Fortnite crossover.

Some glaring issues with Fall Guys x Fortnite: Crown Clash event

Fall Guys x Fortnite’s Crown Clash event began on June 29, 2022 although Epic Games has ignored it completely. The Galaxian emotes and return of Pac-Man have been mentioned in latest Twitter posts, but players still have no ‘official’ information on the free Major Mancake skin.

As of now, leakers have single-handedly promoted the entire crossover.

The spread of misinformation and confusion among loopers was inevitable, to say the least. Leakers and data miners have been flooded by messages about the free cosmetics, who obviously have no real advice to give.

Another bone of contention is the lack of a Fall Guys-themed reward. Mancake is a popular Fortnite character, but he has no relation to Mediatonic’s Battle Royale title. To play 100 rounds of Fall Guys for a ‘not-so-Major’ Mancake skin is not worth the effort for several players.

Is the latest Fortnite x Fall Guys: Crown Clash event even a crossover?

While the critique of the Fall Guys crossover has been mentioned above, there are players that are happy with it too. They argue that Crown Clash isn’t necessarily a collaboration, but a celebration.

Epic Games’ goal here is to simply promote Fall Guys (as it recently went free-to-play). Getting a free skin set for a prominent character like Mancake is a great incentive for a devoted Fortnite player to try another game.

Considering that Fortnite is a free-to-play title as well, it is always great when the developers hand out free rewards. To be fair, playing 100 rounds of Fall Guys is much easier than The Nindo challenges that only grant a glider, a wrap, and some emoticons.

All in all, the mixed response towards Fortnite x Fall Guys is understandable. While Major Mancake is good enough for some players, others look forward to unlocking cosmetics that ‘actually’ represent a collaboration.

For now, we await Epic Games’ blog post on Crown Clash event. Leakers have revealed that the event ends on July 11, 2022. It is unlikely that Major Mancake will arrive in the Item Shop later, and this could be your only opportunity to unlock it.

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Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 3 Season 3 start date and prize pool revealed 

Fortnite has announced the Champion Series (FNCS) for Chapter 3 Season 3 in which pros worldwide will compete for 3 million dollars.

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FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3

The Fortnite Champion Series is easily the most anticipated competitive event every season. In Chapter 3 Season 3, the likes of Bugha, Clix, and Arkhram, among others, will battle it out for a prize pool of 3 million dollars.

Epic Games has finally announced the FNCS for Chapter 3 Season 3. This time around, the logo seems to have a tropical theme that matches the ‘Vibin’ season. The meta has also changed significantly, and it will be interesting to see how some of the most talented esports athletes have adapted to it.

Everything to know about Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Chapter 3 Season 3

Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will begin on July 6 with 3 Qualifier rounds. The top five teams (Duos) from each round will directly advance to the FNCS Finals.

The qualifiers will take place till July 18 and the Semi-Finals will begin on July 21. As per Epic Games, the key to reaching the finals is Victory Royales and consistency. In the three Semi-Finals sessions, 6 Victory Royale winners and the top six consistent teams will move ahead.

The Finals will take place between August 12-14. There are two ways for a team to win the Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 3:

  • The first team to get three Victory Royales and earn 475 points will be declared the FNCS champion. This is called the Match Point.
  • If no team is able to acquire a Match Point at the end of 12 Finals matches, the duo with the highest points will win.

Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS prize pool distribution

The prize pool for the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is a whopping $3 million. However, it will be divided across several regions:

  • EU: $1,350,000
  • NAE: $690,000
  • BR: $240,000
  • NAW: $240,000
  • ASIA: $240,000
  • ME: $120,000
  • OCE: $120,000

The prize pool is different for each region, primarily because of Fortnite’s prominence there. It is evident that the viewership numbers in Europe are much higher than in the Middle East and Oceania.

FNCS Chapter 3 Season 2 rewards
Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 2 granted these rewards to viewers

It is worth noting that fans should be able to unlock some free cosmetics by watching the matches. New FNCS-themed cosmetics also arrive in the Item Shop.

All in all, it is safe to assume that the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will be more exciting than ever. A ton of new features and weapons have arrived recently, and even map changes have been quite frequent.

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Fortnite Island Hopper quests: How to collect 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery

The No Sweat Summer event in Fortnite has arrived with Creative challenges. By completing them, you can get a ton of XP and free cosmetic rewards.

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Fortnite Island Hopper quests

The No Sweat Summer event in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has begun. Players can complete Island Hopper quests in Creative for some XP and free cosmetics.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has a Vibin’ theme, and nothing suits it better than a goofy summer event. Even though Epic Games is yet to add summer-themed elements in Battle Royale, Creative mode already has six unique maps.

One such map is Ultimate Murder Mystery, and the goal is to get 50 Gold Coins from it.

Tips to get 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery in Fortnite

It is worth noting that you have to either get 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery as an Innocent or get five Melee eliminations as a Hunter or Sheriff. The reward will be 10,000 XP regardless.

Getting the 50 Gold Coins is much easier because the map offers a daily present that has 25 Gold Coins. This means that you can complete the challenge by simply entering the map for two days and opening the box.

However, if you wish to complete the Island Hopper challenges as quickly as possible, just enter a game and find Gold Coins scattered all over the place.

Completing tasks and getting eliminated also grants Gold in Ultimate Murder Mystery which is why a few games should be more than enough to get the XP reward.

How to get five Melee eliminations in Ultimate Murder Mystery in Fortnite

The melee eliminations challenge can be completed only when players play as a Sheriff or a Hunter in Ultimate Murder Mystery. However, doing so is much harder than the previous task.

Ultimate Murder Mystery map in Fortnite Creative
Ultimate Murder Mystery map in Fortnite

This is because every opponent will be running away from the Hunter and the Sheriff on the map. Basically, it’s like a game of Among Us in which completing tasks as a Crewmate is definitely easier than planning murders as an Imposter.

All in all, getting XP from Island Hopper quests in Fortnite v21.10 is not that tiring. Anyone struggling to level up the Battle Pass can rely on them.

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