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$1,000,000 Xbox-only Fortnite solo tournament leaked by Microsoft

Published: 12/Jul/2019 15:54 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 16:15

by Connor Bennett

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An Xbox One exclusive Fortnite Battle Royale tournament worth $1,000,000 could be in the works, if apparent screenshots from the console’s marketplace are to be believed.

As one of the most popular games around, Fortnite’s competitive player base grows by the day – with plenty of cash prizes on offer to the top players. Some professionals have already earned over $500,000 through tournaments and with the Fortnite World Cup on the horizon, there is even more money up for grabs.

However, another particular tournament has taken the interest of Fortnite players, especially those who drop into games of the popular battle royale title using an Xbox One. 

WinFutureFortnite have already linked up with Xbox for an exclusive console and skin bundle.

On July 11, Redditor nick_21b posted a screenshot to the FortniteCompetitive subreddit that seemed to show the Xbox Marketplace advertising a future Fortnite solos tournament.

Confused by what they’d saw, nick_21b, titled the post ‘anyone know what this is?’ clearly looking for input from the community. Of course, a number of posters suggested that it was fake but others pointed to previous comments from Epic Games that may give validity to the post. 

Reddit: nick_21bThe screenshot of Xbox’s apparent advertisement for a lucrative solo tournament.

The possibility of these types of tournaments was hinted at back on May 31, when members of the Epic Games team held an Ask Us Anything on the FortniteCompetitive subreddit. 

“We will be running a few console/mobile specific tournaments in the future, but the majority of tournaments and Arena will continue to be mixed,” stated Colin ‘skyzyn’ Fogle, Epic Games’ competitive design lead.

Yet, since that AMA, Epic have not made any suggestion about the possibility of expanding on that post.

A lack of a follow-up makes sense considering they recently had a two-week summer break and the majority of their competitive focus will presumably be on the World Cup event on July 26.

Outside of the Xbox store screenshot, not much is known about the details surrounding the possible solos tournament. 

With the build-up to the Fortnite World Cup well underway, and that being the in the jewel in the competitive crown, it is quite possible that Xbox players will have to wait just a little longer before hosting the first console-only event. 

Until then, be sure to keep following Dexerto for all the latest news and updates regarding Fortnite Battle Royale.

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Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
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Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.