Fortnite adds CSGO style Search & Destroy LTM in new Love and War event - Dexerto
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Fortnite adds CSGO style Search & Destroy LTM in new Love and War event

Published: 5/Feb/2020 19:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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Fortnite’s 11.50 update launched its new ‘Love and War’ event, which features a limited-time Search and Destroy mode that strongly resembles the popular first-person shooter CS:GO.

With Fortnite being far and away the most popular battle royale game, and CS:GO the same for first-person shooters, it was only a matter of time before the two got combined in a special new LTM.

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Following their v11.50 update on February 5, Epic Games unveiled a CS:GO-based Search & Destroy mode in Fortnite, as part of the new Love and War event that will wrap up Season 1.

Epic GamesLove and War is the first big Fortnite event of 2020.

This new LTM features a format that’s similar to most other S&D modes in other games, such as Call of Duty, in that there are two teams who have to either attack or defend bombsites over the course of 11 rounds.

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It also utilizes an in-game economy system that CS:GO is known for: players earn gold throughout the match that they can use to purchase weapons, shields and other goods.

It’s inspired by members of the Fortnite community who had managed to put a similar project together in Creative Mode, gaining so much attention and popularity that Epic decided to add it in as an actual LTM.

Epic GamesSome of the rewards offered in the Love and War event, most of which can be unlocked by playing the new Search and Destroy LTM.

How does Fortnite’s new Search and Destroy LTM work?

Here are the official rules and format for this new S&D LTM, as provided by Epic in their Love and War event announcement:

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  • Two teams of 6.
  • Up to 11 rounds. Achieve total victory by winning 6 rounds with your team.
  • Destroy the bomb side (Attackers), Defend the bombsite (Defenders), OR eliminate the enemy team to claim victory.
  • Earn gold by eliminating enemies, planting or defusing objectives and completing rounds. Gold is used to purchase weapons, shields, and additional building materials. Note: Your gold carries over from round to round but resets after switching sides!

Love and War Fortnite challenges

As part of this Love and War event, Epic also added a whole slew of new challenges for players to complete for cosmetic items, loading screens, and XP boosts.

Most of this list contains objectives having to do with the S&D LTM, such as playing five matches, planting or defusing bombs in 12 matches, eliminations and more.

The rewards for completing five challenges from both the Love and War sides are red and white skateboard back-bling variants respectively, but players can also earn a special pickaxe for doing five from the Love and War category.

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Epic haven’t announced when this event will end, but it’ll more than likely wrap up on February 19, a day before Chapter 2: Season 2 is scheduled to kick off.

This gives players two weeks to try and complete as many challenges as they can and reap all of the lucrative rewards that the event offers.

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HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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