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Fortnite announce bizarre change to Trios Cash Cup and everyone is angry

Published: 13/Jul/2019 18:02 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 20:18

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite players are fuming due to a hotfix the Epic Games devs are implementing on July 13 that’s going to drastically change the way players approach farming and taking battles during a match.

The competition in popular battle royale has changed a lot since its release back in 2017, with players of all skill ranges finding ways to build and outwit their opponent with break-neck speeds at the drop of a hat.

But insane tactics and unbelievable counter plays are all contingent on the reserve of materials (mats) at a player’s disposal in order to amount a meaningful attack; and Epic Games might have just got rid of that.

Epic GamesIt looks like mats are going to be harder to come by in Fortnite after the change.

In a hotly contested July 13 tweet, the Fortnite devs announced that a problem in the game is going to force their hand in gutting the amount of resources players get from harvesting and eliminations.

“While addressing the material drop issue in the Trios Cash Cup,” the Fortnite devs said. “We ran into a different issue. We’ve decided to run the Trios Cash Cup with the default harvesting rate and without material drop for the rest of the weekend.”

The change comes on the day of the highly anticipated Trios Cash Tournament that will definitely have some teams scrambling to readjust their tactics in such short notice.

Due to the change in material drops, it looks like there’s going to be a lot less resources shared between a team, which could make fights a lot more tricky to maneuver through.

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The Fortnite community lash out at the devs

With the change happening so close to the trios event, everyone from casual viewers to pro players chimed in on the matter to let the devs know how they’re feeling about the issue.

NRG pro ‘Benjyfishy’ was dumbfounded with the change telling the devs: “aight wtf Fortnite, too far.”

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“I wouldn’t be mad but you LITERALLY pull this on us with 15 minutes till the tourney, no disabling in arena or anything help us figure out how to play it,” pro player ‘Suffs’ said. “Like how hard is it to realise u fucked up and tell us with notice so we can adapt.”

While Epic Games looks for ways to make their game as functional as possible to facilitate events like the Trios Cash Cup, it seems like the latest change isn’t being well received by the Fortnite player base.


Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.