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Everything vaulted & unvaulted in Fortnite Season 4: Pump Shotgun, more

Published: 27/Aug/2020 8:20

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite Season 4 will include over a dozen changes to the loot pool in the battle royale. Eight Season 3 items will be vaulted ⁠— including the Tactical Shotgun ⁠— but the big news is the Pump Shotgun is back, alongside seven other weapons and items.

If you missed the Pump in Season 3, you’re in luck. Yes, Season 4 is bringing a host of new content ⁠— and if you’re a Marvel fan, you’re definitely going to relish in it. However, gameplay-wise, some fan favorite guns are making a return after what feels like forever.

The Pump Shotgun is back in Season 4, returning from the Vault. In its place though, some weapons like the Tactical Shotgun and regular SMG are being vaulted. Here’s a list of everything you need to know about what’s returning, and what’s leaving, in Season 4.

Pump Shotgun returns after being vaulted in Season 3

After a short stint in the vault, the Pump Shotgun is back. No longer will you be forced onto the Charge every game ⁠— you can pick up the Pump in all its rarities across the map in Season 4.

The Pump Shotgun is available in Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary rarities. The Legendary Pump was one of the strongest weapons in the game, dealing up to 110 damage in one burst.

The Pump Shotgun isn’t the only thing returning to Fortnite in Season 4. Weapons-wise, the Legendary and Epic Revolvers, the Rare and Uncommon Scoped Assault Rifle, and three rarities of the Tactical SMG have been unvaulted. Most of these were vaulted in Season 3.

The Combat Shotgun is also reportedly making its return, although VastBlastt noted “the drop rate is significantly [lower].” Items-wise, The Shockwave Grenade, Boogie Bomb, and Bounce Pad are returning.

Tactical Shotgun, SMG vaulted

Six weapons from Season 3 will be traded back into the vault to make space for the new arsenal. The Tactical Shotgun, SMG, and Flare Gun are the headliners for the changes.

All renditions of the Tac and the SMG will no longer be available in Season 4. The Rapid Fire SMG will also be disappearing at Rare, Epic, and Legendary. It’s unclear if you’ll be able to get the Uncommon or Common variants by sidegrading, but it’s unlikely given the SMG is now totally out of the game.

The same goes for the Hunting Rifle and Pistol, which are both losing its Epic and Legendary variants. The other rarities should still be available at the lower grades, but at the higher levels, it’s gone.

The Launch Pad, Stink Bomb, and Decoy Grenades have also been vaulted as part of Season 4. Given some of their similarities to items added ⁠— like the Launch Pad vs the Bounce Pad ⁠— it makes sense.

Fortnite Season 4 has added a host of new skins, a new battle pass, and more ⁠— all Marvel themed, of course. The update is available right now, so if you want to get cracking with the new content, be sure to get your download rolling ASAP.

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How to compete in Fortnite’s first Box Fight Tournament: date, prizes

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite is about to launch its first-ever Box Fight Tournament, a creative 1v1 competition in an arena designed by winners of last month’s Princess Castle Creative Contest. If you’re interested in competing, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite is a competitive game at heart, but it’s also a wonderful platform for creative players. It’s the reason why the creative mode is so popular. Players can build their own islands and share them with others.

Last month, Fortnite celebrated its third birthday by hosting the Princess Castle Creative Contest. Essentially, players had to create and submit their own version of a Box Fight map.

For those who don’t know, Box Fighting is when two players are fighting within one tile of each other and inside a box. It’s unique in the sense that it combines competitive and creative skills.

Two players named HassanFTN and Shride won the contest. Their arena, named “Island of Dreams” (9005-6737-3429), was chosen to be showcased in the first official Box Fight Tournament.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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The map used in the Box Fight Tournament was created by two winners of the Princess Castle Creative Contest.

How to compete in the Box Fight Tournament

To compete in the Box Fight Tournament, all you need to do is look for the Box Fight Tournament LTM on the main menu once it’s available.

However, there is an eligibility requirement. Players will need to have reached Open League (Division II) in Arena before the tournament begins. Don’t stress if you haven’t though. It’s very easy to do and will only take a couple of games.

The format is pretty straightforward. Players will duke it out in a one on one Box Fight against other players in their region.

It will follow a traditional tournament structure with multiple rounds. The more rounds you win, the higher you will climb. The player with the most wins at the end of the tournament is the winner.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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Box Fighting is an important skill that many higher-ranked players have mastered.

Prizes

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any news on potential prizes yet. However, it will probably follow a similar system used in Wild Wednesdays. Keep in mind that these aren’t final, and they will be updated once more information is available.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank Prize
1 $1,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,400
4 $1,200
5 $1,000
6 $800
7 $600
8 $500
9 $400
10 $300
11-20 $200

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,200
3 $900
4 $700
5 $500
6 $400
7 $350
8 $300
9 $250
10 $200

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Asia 

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes –  OCE

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200
Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
Epic Games
Box Fighting requires calculated attacks and solid defense.

When does the Box Fight Tournament start?

Fortnite players don’t need to wait long. The Box Fight Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 28, which means it’s only one sleep away.

However, that also means if you haven’t ranked up enough in Arena to be eligible, you’ll need to hop in and get started before it’s too late.

Box Fighting is an important skill in Fortnite. In many ways, it’s what separates the wolves from the sheep.

If you’ve mastered it, the tournament is a good way to test your skills. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t though. Taking part in the tournament is a good way to improve.