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Epic Games reveal Fortnite World Cup’s “record-setting” success

Published: 31/Jul/2019 22:48 Updated: 1/Aug/2019 1:33

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite World Cup with new data showing just how “record-setting” the event truly was.

The ramp up to Epic Games’ New York City tournament saw a ton of big names miss out on the chance of becoming the first Fortnite World Cup Champion. But that didn’t stop 19,000 fans from showing up to the Arthur Ashe Stadium throughout the three-day event.

Even though not everyone might be a fan of Fortnite or its competitive formats, the success of the World Cup is a great sign for the growth of esports as a whole and is a humble reminder of its current state.

Epic GamesThe World Cup was filled with incredible games, matched only by an incredible prize pool.

In a July 31 announcement, the Fortnite team gave insights to the huge numbers generated over the weekend that saw a peak of over 2.3 million concurrent viewers tuning in to watch the Solo Finals.

“On Sunday during the Solo Finals,” the announcement reads. “Concurrent viewers peaked at over 2.3 million across YouTube and Twitch, making the Fortnite World Cup the most-watched competitive gaming event (excluding China) of all time.”

While that’s an impressive feat on its own, the company did note that those “numbers do not include fans watching in-game and on other streaming and social media platforms.”

Even though not all went well for every competitor at the Fortnite World Cup, the event produced a legendary sum that propelled 16-year-old winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf to the higher echelons of esports winnings.

Competitive Fortnite is evolving

Following the events of the wildly successful World Cup Finals, it looks like Epic Games have bigger ideas in store for the progression of the competitive Fortnite scene.

The company has announced the Fortnite Champion Series that will debut amid Season X of the popular battle royale. The tournament will be played “weekly with the goal of becoming Fortnite Season X Champions.”

Epic GamesThe Fortnite competitive scene seems to only get bigger from here on.

With millions of dollars on the line, players will be able to use a leaderboard to see where they are compared to their competition in the race to become the Season Champs.

The first Fortnite World Cup is certainly one for the record books, and it looks like that’s only the beginning for the scene’s future potential.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.