Fortnite: Everything you need to know about the new modes - Team Rumble LTM and Alchemist Pop-Up Cup - Dexerto

Fortnite: Everything you need to know about the new modes – Team Rumble LTM and Alchemist Pop-Up Cup

Published: 27/Nov/2018 19:50 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 19:51

by Albert Petrosyan


Two new game modes have been added to Fortnite Battle Royale – Team Rumble Limited Time Mode and Alchemist Pop-Up Cup event.

These modes were added via the v6.31 game update, which went live in Fortnite early in the day on November 27.

The Team Rumble LTM is a large team-based mode in which two teams of 20 players fight against each other to see which side can get to 100 eliminations first, which is what’s needed to clinch Victory Royale.

Respawning is enabled in this mode, so each player gets to spawn back into the game five seconds after getting eliminated, and they get to keep their inventory.

Players will respawn with a random type of ammo after getting eliminated, as well as either 120 Wood, 90 stone, or 60 Metal materials. As far as weapons go, only Uncommon (green) or higher rarity weapons are available in this mode.

The other new mode is called the Alchemist Pop-Up Cup, which is more of an in-game event rather than a Limited Time Mode.

Much like the Scavenger Pop-Up Cup before it, the Alchemist version is a Duos in-game tournament that tests temporary formats and game adjustments, which are subject to change daily.

In this mode, players will load into dedicated lobbies against other pairs in the same tournament and try to score as high as possible. Those who score 20 or more points will receive a special Pin to mark their achievement.

For now, these are the initial settings of this mode, as provided by Epic Games:

  • A material cap of 500 Wood, 500 Stone, 500 Metal
  • Harvesting Rate Increased by 40%
  • +50 Health on Eliminations
  • Storm Surge
    • If a certain amount of players are remaining by the time the Storm finishes closing, a Storm Surge will activate. This periodically deals damage to players who have the least amount of damage dealt during the match.
      • Circle 1: 60 Players Remaining
      • Circle 2: 44 Players Remaining
      • Circle 3: 30 Players Remaining
      • Circle 4: 20 Players Remaining
      • Circle 5: 16 Players Remaining
      • Circle 6: 14 Players Remaining
      • Circle 7: 12 Players Remaining
      • Circle 8: 6 Players Remaining
      • Circle 9: 2 Players Remaining

While nothing has been officially announced, the Alchemist Pop-Up Cup settings could be used for a possible upcoming open tournament, much like how the Scavenger version was used for the Winter Royale Qualifiers. 

More details about the v6.31 game update, including an in-depth look at the entirety of the patch notes, can be viewed HERE.


Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale


Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

Dele Alli Excel esports
Excel Esports
Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.