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Fortnite: Epic Games announces revamped in-game tournament system

Published: 8/Jan/2019 18:54 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 19:22

by Alan Bernal

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Competitive Fortnite players had a field day in 2018 as Epic Games hosted tournaments seemingly at every turn, but the developers are working on a better system for competitions that will keep its players at bay for the time being.

Fortnite had a tremendous amount of players competing in the various tournaments held in 2018, so to make the playing and viewing experience better for every stakeholder Epic Games are going to redo its backend to allow for more online tournaments to run much more fluidly.

In a Reddit post, Epic Games Esports Designer Colin ‘SkyzYn’ Fogle reached out to the community after many had wondered about the lack of scheduled online tournaments in the new year by telling fans that the wait will be well rewarded.

Nick Statt via The VergeThe planned updates will hopefully gives fans a better way to keep up with the action.

SykzYn explained that the new system will integrate features that will allow events to play out in a streamlined manner, which the company hopes will improve the quality of online tournaments being held.

“During January we’ll be transitioning to a new tournament backend system which will help enable features such as live in-game leaderboards during events, support for tournaments to take place across multiple knockout rounds, and allow us to create a richer variety of events to keep the experience fresh and exciting,” SykzYn said.

Although the news doesn’t seem flashy on the surface, SykzYn reaffirms that the decision will play a key role in improving future competitions for the game.

Epic GamesThe new backend system will hopefully allow for a better ecosystem for players and viewers alike.

The announcement was received with mixed emotions from fans as some felt that some iteration of a Pop-Up Cup should be offered in the meantime, while others believe main efforts should be diverted to working on the long-awaited Ranked Playlists.

Epic Games enjoyed the success of the various Pop-Up Cups throughout 2018, but saw obvious improvements that could be made and will hope that the new system will go a long way to patch past problems.

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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.