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Ali-A reveals secret Fortnite “pets” coming soon

Published: 29/Jul/2020 18:40

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has revealed that secret in-game “pets” could be on their way to Fortnite following the latest map changes.

Epic Games are known for introducing plenty of new features and items to keep Fornite fresh since the battle royale’s initial release in 2017.

The Fortnite developers are now seemingly looking to add some in-game pet mushrooms, which can be found around the map, after the feature was initially teased at the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.

mushroom in weeping woods fortnite
Epic Games
Fortnite’s mushrooms might soon be able to transform into pets.

Ali-A explained, in his latest video, that the July 28 map changes revealed new mushrooms that had been hidden underwater and claimed that they could be transformed into pets.

“The biggest thing I’m seeing almost no one talk about is a big secret that’s being revealed in wailing woods,” he added, “at the end of last, Chapter 2, Season 2 for just a few hours, Fortnite added in a brand new thing, people like to call it a pet.”

“You’ve got to awaken it by dancing near it. It will then come to life basically and then you’ve got to feed it 100 wood and it’ll become your pet mushroom,” the YouTuber continued.

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He explained these pet mushrooms also have their uses, later revealing footage of when they were briefly tested in-game and shared that they could help restore your shields.

“This thing will then go ahead and start following you around, as you can see by his shield, boosting you up two shields a second, this thing is honestly pretty OP,” he admitted, sharing a look at the mushroom.

However, the “pets” can also be reset if they receive enough damage, go into the water, or if your character gets out of range, forcing you to reactivate them for more shields.

The unusual pet mushrooms can be found all around the Weeping Woods POI, with quite a few spawning near Deadpool’s old hut from Season 2, although you are currently unable to interact with them.

As of now, it is unclear when they will fully arrive in Fortnite but Ali-A has claimed that they could be arriving in one of the next map changes or “silent updates” in the coming weeks.


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.