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Fortnite Cattus monster finally returns to map ahead of Doggus showdown

Published: 15/Jul/2019 11:51 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 8:36

by Connor Bennett

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Eagle-eyed Fortnite fans have noticed that the Cattus monster has reared its head once again ahead of the conclusion of season 9.

The countdown to the highly-anticipated Cattus event is, quite literally – thanks to an in-game countdown – underway as fans prepare for another spectacular season-ending event from Epic Games.

Speculation has been running rampant about the event since May, when some Fortnite content creators conjured up a theory about a potential crossover event with Godzilla. However, it has since been revealed that the Cattus monster, not the movie franchise, is the ending point of season 9 – and it is drawing to a conclusion at a rapid pace.

Epic GamesThe countdown to the Cattus Monster’s arrival is well underway.

First confirmed Cattus sighting since June 10

In a post to the FortniteBR subreddit, user Masturbane noted that the monster, with the Polar Peak tower on its back, can be spotted cruising around just off the coast of the Desert biome. 

The sighting marks the first documented appearance of the Cattus monster since June 10, when it was also seen swimming around the ocean but further away from the battle royale island. The current sighting also lasted a few moments longer. 

Fortnite fans react to Cattus sighting

Of course, witnessing the monster in the sea make its return prompted other Redditors to reveal that it isn’t a one-off. Worrywirt added: “I saw him earlier today near Snobby (Shores)! He’s getting very close.”

However, another user, XIST-R-2-S, warned off the monster from doing any sort of damage to the desert area. “Get away from my desert biome,” they posted with an angry-faced emoji attached. 

A close-up look at Fortnite’s Cattus monster

Other players have since gone on the hunt for a look at Cattus and spotted the monster moving around the Fortnite map at some speed. 

Reddit user TimSad got a close-up look at the monster, who had re-appeared on the north-west side of the map, thanks to the in-game free camera. However, despite the Redditor trying to get really close, Cattus dived back underwater and escaped like a Submarine. 

It’s still unknown what the end of season event is going to bring, but fans are expecting some sort of battle between the Cattus monster and Doggus robot

The giant robot, which is being constructed at Pressure Plant, recently received a pair of ‘wings’ and is slated to keep on being built until a final piece – the head – is found. 

Whatever happens, the event is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, July 20 at 3pm EST/12pm PST/8pm BST, so make sure you’re in a game and ready to witness the end. 

Until then, make sure to keep an eye out for that floating Polar Peak tower roaming around the ocean.

This post was last updated on Tuesday, July 16 at 04:36 am EST. 

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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.

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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
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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.