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Epic Games to host another Fortnite Trios Cup after disastrous first attempt

Published: 15/Jul/2019 15:43 Updated: 15/Jul/2019 16:55

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have revealed that they will be hosting a second Fortnite Trios Cup, despite the first one stirring up controversy among the community – plagued with problems. 

The developers of the popular battle royale game have revealed that there will be another Trios tournament commencing on July 21 and the option to play as a Trio in Fortnite will be available until the end of Season 9. 

There had been some major concerns raised, which led to the eventual disabling of the Storm Flip item on July 12. Players noticed that once enemies had been struck down, they weren’t dropping the number of materials they should have done – 50 each. Instead, they were dropping nothing at all. 

Epic GamesThe Storm Flip item was disabling for the first Fortnite Trios Cup.
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Epic have since moved to reassure players that they are aware of the problems that impacted the first Trios Cup and have made some tweaks for next time. 

“While addressing the material drop issue in the Trios Cash Cup, we ran into a different issue,” their statement reads. “We’ve decided to run the Trios Cash Cup with default harvesting rate and no material drop for the rest of the weekend.

The post also revealed that Trios players will now be “instantly disconnected” from the game as soon as all members of their team have been eliminated, which – while unconfirmed – may have been a contributing factor to the material problem. 

Two other alternatives were explored by the tournament organizers once the issues came to light, which included both reverting to Arena material drop settings (an increased rate) and even scrapping the Trios Cup entirely. 

However, after confirming on Twitter – and Reddit – that the show must go on and that they would rather offer the opportunity to compete again, rather than canceling proceedings, we now know that they’re going to give it another go. 

Competitors will be hoping that similar issues don’t resurface in the upcoming one-day event later in July, and judging by the firm response from the game’s developer, they will be monitoring the situation closely. 

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.