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Shroud explains why Fortnite is the best game to go pro in

Published: 16/Jul/2019 9:20

by Connor Bennett

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Top Fortnite Battle Royale is the best game to go pro in as a new esports athlete. 

Before surging to popularity on Twitch, shroud was a part of Cloud 9’s quest for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive glory, with some of the best mechanical skills in the game. 

While he never claimed a Major or dominated all that much, he was clearly a feared opponent and bagged a handful of titles along the way. So, when it comes to offering advice to budding pros about taking that next step, the Canadian star clearly knows what he is talking about. 

Respawn EntertainmentShroud has been able to transfer his CS:GO skills into whatever arena he chooses.

During his July 15 stream, shroud had been waiting to load into another game of Apex Legends‘ ranked mode when one viewer asked if he would consider making a return to competitive play in a battle royale game. While the streamer quickly dismissed that idea, explaining that it would be easier in other games, he zeroed in on Fortnite and Epic Games rewarding pros for losing. 

“I think Fortnite is your best bet for battle royale if you’re trying to come up as a pro because it’s just free money – even if you lose, you win,” started the former CS:GO player.

He continued: “Not many games are like that – if you lose, you win but Fortnite is one of them because they don’t know how to make their game and they just have this pile of cash and they’re like ‘play’”. 

It’s clearly a belief that shroud feels strongly about as it’s not the first time that he’s given credit to the competitive Fortnite community.

Back in June, the popular streamer went as far as saying that the “next superpower breed of gamers” are going to stem from Fortnite because of their speed and awareness. 

Now, of course, that doesn’t mean that just anybody can drop what they’re doing and become the top Fortnite player in the world, there is a huge talent gap behind the very best players. 

Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenner, widely considered one of the best pros in the world, is able to build structures unlike anyone else as well as spot loot from the spawn island without breaking a sweat. 

Despite that, shroud’s comments might not be too wide of the mark, considering that every player who has qualified for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup solo matches is guaranteed to make $50,000 even if they finish dead last. 

The winner of the finals, whoever that might be come July 28, will walk home with a cool $3 million, but that will be thanks to their hard work in preparing and perhaps some slight luck from the RNG gods.

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How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.

Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.

 

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Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.

How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!

 

As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.

 

how to open fortnite fortilla vault
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The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.