Fnatic Launch Weekly Fortnite Tournament 'Salty Summer' - Featuring YouTubers Anomaly, POW3R and Kinstaar - Dexerto
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Fnatic Launch Weekly Fortnite Tournament ‘Salty Summer’ – Featuring YouTubers Anomaly, POW3R and Kinstaar

Published: 8/Aug/2018 18:40

by Calum Patterson

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European esports organization Fnatic are launching a new weekly Fortnite tournament called ‘Salty Summer’, feature some high-profile YouTubers and streamers, starting on August 12.

The tournament follows in the footsteps of other successful weekly online tournaments like KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite and Epic Games’ own ‘Summer Skirmish’.

The tournament will see 64 popular YouTubers, streamers and professional players battle it out for a $5,000 prize for each weekly series.

It will be a European only tournament, and so some of the biggest names in Europe for Fortnite like Anomaly, Kinstaar and Fnatic member POW3R will be participating.

Launched in August, Salty Summer is set to become one of the main European tournaments for Fortnite streamers and pros. A host of major names from the world of streaming and the professional game – 64 to be exact – will be featuring. The likes of Anomaly, POW3R, Kinstaar are already confirmed with many more to come.

Tournaments will take place every other weekend throughout August. Competitors will face off online in a double elimination format tournament, and the winning duo each week will earn themselves $5,000. Each weekend, tournaments will be streamed online by the participants directly.

Wouter Sleijffers, CEO of Fnatic explained that there exists a void for European Fortnite competition, one that Salty Summer aims to fill.

“As it stands, a tournament like Salty Summer doesn’t currently exist in Europe, so with this in mind and the popularity of Fortnite amongst our fans we decided to create this for ourselves. It’s another example of the way Fnatic is always looking to. This is a brilliant opportunity to unite the streaming and pro community across Europe on a weekly basis, and deliver entertainment and competitive games for our fans.”

POW3R, a former CoD Pro turned Fortnite streamer and member of Fnatic added. 

“I cannot wait to start playing the Salty Summer Tournament! We need some tournaments to refresh us from the heat of the sun in Fatal Field!”

The first duo has also been announced ahead of the opening week of competition, with POW3R teaming up with fellow streamer ErycTriceps.

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You will be able to watch all the action on the player’s own personal streams, plus Fnatic may also broadcast a selection of the matches live on an official channel. Details of scheduling and how to watch will be released closer to the start of the tournament.

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Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

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Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.

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Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.