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Epic Games reveals reason for delaying Fortnite Season 2 competitions

Published: 3/Mar/2020 5:24 Updated: 3/Mar/2020 10:29

by Andrew Amos


Epic has pumped the brakes on all Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2 competitions, including announcements on the Fortnite World Cup and Champion Series, in the wake of the game’s latest update, delaying tournaments until some major issues are fixed.

Fortnite’s pro scene has been in a bit of a lull since the release of Chapter 2: Season 2. Epic has been quiet on announcing any details regarding upcoming tournaments, including the Champion Series and the impending World Cup.

Given players learned about Fortnite World Cup 2019 specifics at the end of February last year, pros were expecting a bit more than radio silence before now. However, Epic has looked to ease concerns, saying they are working through some issues first before releasing any info.

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All Fortnite Season 2: Chapter 2 competitions have been delayed because of performance issues.

In a March 2 statement on the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account, Epic mentioned they are ironing out many of the performance issues plaguing players since Season 2’s release.

“For Chapter 2: Season 2, we’re working to address performance issues impacting both clients and servers,” it said.

“Our goal is to improve performance before kicking off any cash-prized competition. We’ll keep you posted with schedule updates as soon as possible.”

Epic’s response has been welcomed by pro players, who appreciate the developer’s transparency after a long silence.

“Finally an actual answer to why nothing has been going on,” said Luminosity’s ‘Kiwiz’. “Seriously don’t be scared to update the community so we actually know what’s happening.”

Fortnite’s first solo World Cup champion, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, dropped a “thank you” in reply to Epic’s statement. The Sentinels player is preparing for his title defense this year, although no details about the World Cup are known yet.

As for the Champion Series, there hasn’t been a word since play wrapped up for Chapter 2: Season 1 back in December 2019. While squads and trios have been cycled through in the last two seasons, and solos rumored to be the next format, nothing has been set in stone.

Cash Cups have also dried up since the release of Chapter 2: Season 2, with the last solo cash cup held back on January 30, three weeks before the update came out.

Epic did promise to update players when the situation changes, but until then, pros will have to keep running through scrims until this season’s events are announced.


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
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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
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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.