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Fortnite devs respond to crazy teleport bug ruining gunfights

Published: 10/Aug/2020 15:47

by Joe Craven

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Fortnite developers Epic Games have responded to a bizarre teleporting bug in Chapter 2, which appears to allow players to move through solid surfaces without any issue.

Given the importance of building in Fortnite, one of the game’s key mechanics is its completely destructible environment. If you have more than a few games under your belt, you’ll know that nearly every building is destructible and that finding cover is just as important as building your own.

However, a new bug has surfaced that appears to negate certain surfaces and textures, with players able to transport through completely solid walls. It has, unsurprisingly, caused controversy to those who have died unexpectedly because of it.

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Almost every building, vehicle and tree in Fortnite is destructible.

One of these players is u/FadezV2, who shared their confusion to Reddit on August 9, simply asking: “What just happened here?”

Attached was a clip showing multiple engagements with one enemy, who appeared to be frequently shifting through solid surfaces. After encountering the player at a distance multiple times, they finally come to heads near Misty Meadows, where the enemy jumps through a solid roof and kills the confused player.

Understandably, this doesn’t sit too well with the victim who questions how the players was able to phase through a solid object.

What just happened here? from r/FortNiteBR

However, an Epic dev was on hand to respond to the glitch, and it appears they’re not sure what caused it.

“Thanks for the report, u/FadezV2,” they said. “I’ve sent this over to our QA team for them to investigate.”

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The Epic response.

It’s not entirely clear what caused the issue, whether it was an exploit or simply lag. A bug or glitch does indeed seem the most likely outcome and, with Epic Games now on the case, we can expect to see it resolved in the near future.

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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
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.