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

$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


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.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.