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FaZe Cloak, 72hrs and Chap criticize Fortnite World Cup qualification format

Published: 26/Mar/2019 9:24 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 9:31

by Matt Porter


Fortnite pro players, including FaZe Clan’s Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore and Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo and Thomas ‘72hrs’ Mulligan, have criticized the format for qualification to the $30,000,000 Fortnite World Cup.

Epic Games officially announced how players can earn their spot at the Fortnite World Cup on Monday, March 25, breaking down the various online tournaments that players will need to perform well in to secure their place at the major event in New York City.

Players will take part in Arena Mode, a new ranked playlist being introduced in the V8.20 update to earn their spot in the Online Open, a tournament held over Saturday and Sunday, with the top players from each region earning their spot at the major tournament in New York City.

EPIC GAMESThe Fortnite World Cup will be the game’s biggest event yet.

With qualification taking place online, Fortnite pros have voiced their displeasure at the qualification format, stating that the online events can end up being unfair, and stating that previous events had better formats.

Cloak was frustrated with the quality of player that he and long-time duo Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney faced off against, tweeting: “Online qualifiers are dumb. Tfue and I had six out of 10 lobbies with no pro players in them, yet 72hrs and Vivid played 10 with almost a full lobby of pro players in each game.”

“I feel like their missing step,” replied Mulligan. “Customs with qualifiers. But whatever, time to play some fun games.”

Chaplo was also unimpressed with the announcement, tweeting that he felt the Fortnite Winter Royale “had an infinitely superior qualifying system.”

The Winter Royale qualifiers took place over one weekend, split into a number of sessions in which players attempted to earn points from placement and eliminations, with the top 200 players from each region securing a spot in the Finals.

While some pro players are unhappy with the format, it’s unlikely that Epic Games will make any changes to it now that it has been officially announced.

The developers believe that this system gives everyone an equal platform to compete and seal a spot in New York City, with plenty of opportunities to qualify throughout the 10 week event.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.