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Epic Games slammed for forcing Fortnite players in $2m tournament to use provided equipment

Published: 12/Oct/2018 10:40 Updated: 12/Oct/2018 11:09

by Matt Porter


Professional Fortnite players and members of the esports community have criticized Epic Games for forcing players to use peripherals provided by the developer at the Fall Skirmish TwitchCon tournament.

It was announced on Thursday, October 11 that anyone competing in the $2 million event would have to use keyboards and mice provided by Epic Games and Logitech, and would also be forced to play on a resolution dictated by the creators of the massive battle royale franchise.

There was an immediate backlash from the esports community, with both fans and players taking to social media to chastise Epic Games for their decision.

Team Liquid CEO Steve Arhancet called the ruling “disappointing” and asked the company to reconsider, stating: “You can’t ask kids who’s dream is to make it pro one day to change their gear nor an experienced pro to do the same. It becomes not about the game anymore, it’s how good someone can be using Logitech.”

Elsewhere, esports consultant Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau described Fortnite as “amateur dressed up as esports”, and said that he believes “all this decision does is decrease skill across the board.”

CounterLogic Gaming pro player Sam “WishYouLuckk” Salcedo decided to post his own ruleset for the event, which featured players using Wii remotes and monitors being turned off as a subtle dig at the ruleset, while Ali ‘TSM Myth’ Kabbani declared that all Fortnite pros would “be looking like content creators for the next two weeks.”

Epic Games are yet to comment on the reason why players competing in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish tournament are being forced to use equipment provided by the company, and have refrained from responding to any of the criticism levelled at them.


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.