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Ali-A discovers secret details about Fortnite’s new spaceship

Published: 24/Jul/2020 16:29

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has revealed hidden details about the underwater spaceship that has recently appeared on the map.

Following the introduction of a flooded map in Season 3, Fortnite has been receiving weekly map changes as the water levels are continuing to lower.

However, during some of the latest changes on July 18, it was revealed that a new spaceship had appeared underwater on the northern side of the map near Craggy Cliffs.

Fortnite island with space ship

It had been previously leaked that there was an astronaut trapped inside, who would need to be rescued in one of the upcoming challenges, and YouTuber Ali-A has now revealed some more secret details about the mysterious character and the spacecraft.

The Fortnite star revealed that Epic Games had already shared clues about the arrival of the spaceship with space-themed cosmetics hidden in the Season’s battle pass.

Season 3’s battle pass featured items such as the ‘Comet Crasher’ glider but Ali-A pointed out a tier 80 skin, Siona, who has an astronaut suit as one of her alternate styles.

“Her space theme outfit doesn’t really align with everything else, but the whole idea of space is dotted throughout the battle pass,” he explained.

He also pointed out that a loading screen in the battle pass featured Siona next to the spaceship, suggesting that it is likely how she arrived in Fortnite.

The YouTuber went into replay mode to get a better look at the spaceship and trapped astronaut, even managing to reveal a look at his face underneath the helmet.

Ali-A finding an astronaut character in fortnite

While it is unclear when the leaked challenges surrounding this astronaut will be made live, Ali-A suggested that this character could tie into “the biggest mystery of the Fortnite storyline – The Seven.”

Only three characters of the Seven have been revealed so far and Ali-A added that claimed more could be coming soon, “to find out more about these characters, space is going to have to be revisited at some point and it looks like its starting off right now.”

However, Epic Games have yet to confirm any of these rumors and will likely remain silent on these theories until it is revealed in-game.


FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan


The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
Nissan USA
Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.