All-new interactive Fortnite talent show launched by G2 Esports - Dexerto

All-new interactive Fortnite talent show launched by G2 Esports

Published: 6/Nov/2018 14:52 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 16:39

by Ross Deason


G2 Esports and paysafecard have announced that they are teaming up to create a new talent competition for Fortnite content creators called ‘Making the Squad’.

The contest will be one of the first team-produced talent shows in the industry and will pair the incredibly popular Fortnite Battle Royale with some of the best up-and-coming entertainers over a period of eight weeks.

When the interactive show will begin is currently uncertain, but it is open to any Fortnite content creators over the age of 16. Anyone interested in signing up only has until November 8 to do so.

Entrants will need to upload “a highlight reel of their Fortnite gameplay, and self-recorded video explaining why they want to join G2.” The judges will then begin to work through the submissions before interviewing 20 semi-finalists.

“At G2, we’ve always been focused on providing top quality entertainment to fans old and new,” said Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, CEO of G2 Esports. “We’re are constantly dreaming up new ways to interact with the industry and provide pathways for talented pros dreaming of going big. This will be our first original content production, but we believe that the G2ARMY will really enjoy tuning in. We can’t wait to meet the newest entertainers for G2 Esports.”

@CarlosR / TwitterOcelote will be leading the judges panel for the competition.

You can enter the contest by heading over to the official website here and uploading the relevant videos. The semi-finalists will be asked to take part in a series of interactive online challenges before being narrowed down to eight finalists.

The finals will be hosted in Berlin, where the final eight contestants will be asked to show what they’re capable of in the last set of challenges. The four most entertaining players will then win a streaming contract with G2.

Oliver Wolf, VP of Marketing at paysafecard, said: “Supporting one of the world’s first international, interactive talent shows to find the next big influencer in Fortnite, is a fantastic way for us to connect the paysafecard brand with the esports community in an authentic, meaningful way.

“Continuously engaging in innovative projects in esports that enable and activate our fans, is a major part of our commitment to help the industry grow, and we’re thrilled to embark on in this journey together with our partner G2 Esports.”


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!