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Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am 2019’s Twitch viewership might surprise you

Published: 17/Jun/2019 16:29 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 16:56

by Eli Becht


Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am viewership on Twitch is down greatly, 72% to be exact, when compared to last year’s viewership at the event, leading many to wonder what the future of competitive Fortnite looks like.

The first Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am held at E3 2018 was a huge success for Epic Games as the event was able to bring 1.5 million viewers on just Twitch alone. 

This was when Fortnite popularity was at an arguably all-time high for viewers and was in the midst of Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins record-breaking growth on Twitch.

Ninja and his partner EDM artist Marshmello, who was not at this year’s event, came away with the victory. However, things played out much different this year. 

Epic GamesTilted Towers is gone along with the viewers?

Fortnite has since begun to cool off on Twitch, something that’s to be expected as a game ages and newer things come out. Epic’s battle royale title is still usually a top game on Twitch so it’s not like it has fallen off completely, but viewership is down.

While the first Pro-Am brought in 1.5 million viewers, that number peaked at 427,000 this year, not even one-third of the viewership, according to GitHyp

GitHypFortnite viewership at the Pro-Am last year was much higher.

What happened?

A variety of factors come into play, with one of the main ones being Fortnite’s popularity isn’t at the same level as it was a year ago.

Another factor could be that the competitive scene has shifted so much and it might not result in a pleasant viewing experience anymore. Fortnite pro Airwaks came home with the trophy this time around, someone who doesn’t nearly have the same sort of popularity as Ninja does, who came in 19th.

Fortnite is still working to prove itself as an esport and with a shifting meta seemingly every week, it has resulted in a bumpy experience with many pros blasting what has been happening to the game.

This could just be a minor bump in the road but if viewership remains low for the World Cup in New York City then Epic Games might have a problem on their hands.


How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.


Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.