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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.


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

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