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Fortnite ‘Deep Dab’ emote exploit gives players unfair advantage

Published: 25/Jun/2019 8:58 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 9:31

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale players can gain a huge advantage in gunfights by using one of the game’s emotes. 

The Deep Dab, which was first added to the Fortnite Item Shop on June 20, allows players to move their character’s body down to a dab position where their heads almost touch the ground, before springing back up.

While there is already mounting scrutiny surrounding the emote, after YouTuber Jacksfilms accused the game developers of stealing his dance move just days after its release, a new exploit has been uncovered that could definitely put Epic in a tricky situation. 

Epic GamesA quick build and the Deep Dab emote is all Fortnite players need to gain an advantage.

First revealed by TheFlexDaddy, and later shared by Twitch streamer SypherPK, the strange exploit allows players who have purchased the cosmetic to gain an upper hand on others by using the Deep Dab to sneak attack enemies. 

“Make sure to support a legitimate creator when purchasing competitive advantages from the item shop!” TheFlexDaddy tweeted on June 23, posting a video to indicate just how much of a difference the dance move can have. 

Ultimately, it allows players that have built a window structure to slide underneath the middle section and shoot their opponents immediately after the emote animation comes to a close. When performed correctly, it’s going to be very difficult for an opponent to be able to combat the move. 

There has been, as of the time of writing, no official response to the problem from Epic Games, but given the huge problem related to the emote, you would imagine one is coming soon. 

Most previous exploits have been strongly linked to specific Fortnite items, which are available to every player, and have been vaulted as a result. 

This case is a little different as only gamers who have purchased the emote have an advantage, which could force its future removal from the Item Shop. Whether or not that happens, though, remains to be seen. 

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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.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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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
Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
Epic Games
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.