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Fortnite: Epic Games announce ‘The Block,’ where best Fortnite creations will appear in-game

Published: 7/Dec/2018 4:52 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 5:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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Epic Games have made a major announcement in regards to their popular Fortnite Battle Royale title, revealing the brand new space on the map known as ‘The Block.’

During an in-game event that took place late on December 6, a large layer of cement dropped out of the Fortnite sky and landed straight on top of the Risky Reels location on the northeast corner of the map.

The new square space features two large signs on each end with ‘The Block’ written on them, and they are literally the only objects found on the otherwise empty lot.

The Block was officially revealed at The Game Awards 2018, taking place in Los Angeles, CA, where a trailer for it was played on the main screen. 

The trailer features The Block falling from the sky and literally covering up the entirety of Risky Reels, leaving no trace of the former location anywhere.

Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director of Fortnite, was present live at The Game Awards when the trailer was reveailed and the in-game event took place.

According to Mustard, The Block ties in directly with the new Creative mode that launched in Fortnite along with Season 7 on December 6.

The Creative mode gives players their own Fortnite island and offers them the chance to create virtually anything, and “the best and coolest” creations will be displayed in the actual game at The Block for everyone to see.

As far as who decides which creations are good enough to appear at The Block, Mustard said that “we’re going to all pick it together,” which is rather vague, but Epic have already recommended players to post their creations on social media and use #FortniteBlockParty.

In terms of the guidelines for the submissions, here are some of the rules that Epic have listed in their official blog post for The Block.

  • 25×25 tile area on a flat section of your island. It’s very important that your creations can fit nicely on The Block.
  • Try to keep your ‘Memory Used’ less than 50,000.  Efficiency is just as important as creativity!
  • Chests, floor loot and vehicle spawns will be determined by Epic. No need to include these.
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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.