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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.


Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 challenges: How to complete all quests

Published: 25/Feb/2021 13:31 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 13:32

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 13 challenges have arrived, and we’ve got all the information you need to complete each and every quest in no time at all.

We’re now only a few weeks away from the end of Season 5, which is expected to close on March 15, 2021. Things are getting a bit dry, but Epic Games are continuing to pump out weekly challenges to give players something new to focus on.

This week, there’s a mix of weapon damage quests and location-based quests. There are also a few tasks based around the Zero Point, as players will need to destroy some Crystal Trees and enter the Zero Point.

Below, you’ll find the complete list of Week 13 challenges that go live on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 9AM ET. There are a total of seven Epic quests to work through, as well as a single Legendary quest that will earn you a huge amount of XP.

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You’ll need to enter the Zero Point to complete Fortnite’s Week 13 challenges.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 Quests

The most interesting quest this week is the first one, which tasks players with scanning a server at a Surface Hub. It turns out, these are actually the Imagined Order’s underground bunkers. We’ve got a guide to finding Surface Hubs here.

Throwing fruit at Hunter’s Haven should be easy. Collect fruit from any POI, make your way to Hunter’s Haven, then throw it on the ground. You can also deal damage to opponents here to complete the next challenge, and if you do it with a Pistol, you’ll tick off another in the process.

To bathe in the Purple Pool, you’ll need to visit Steamy Stacks at the northeast of the Season 5 map. You can find the pool inside the main building on the ground floor. We’ve got a guide to finding the Purple Pool here.

Entering the Zero Point requires you to jump out the Battle Bus over the center of the map and glide into it. Doing so won’t harm you, it will actually increase your shield. From here, destroying Crystal Trees is as simple as attacking the crystals that stick out of the sand with your pickaxe.

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Steamy Stacks gets its own challenge this week.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 Legendary Quest

  • Build Structures (60/120/180/240/300)

This week’s Legendary quest should be a lot easier to complete than last week’s challenge, which required players to deal damage to opponents within 10 seconds of Zero Point Dashing.

You won’t even need to engage in combat this week, as you’ll simply need to build a total of 300 structures. As this is something most players do at least a few times during a match, you should complete it during everyday play.

However, if you want to speed things along, we recommend you land at a quiet POI and farm for materials. Once you’ve maxed your inventory out, build away and you’ll tick each tier of this Legendary quest off in no time at all.

Remember, you’ll only have until Thursday, March 4, 2021, to complete all of these quests and earn XP to level up your Battle Pass before Week 14 kicks off and they disappear.