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Fortnite Have Announced More Changes to their New ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ Mode – May 10th

Published: 11/May/2018 2:27 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:51

by Albert Petrosyan

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Fortnite have announced that several new adjustments have been made to their popular ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ Limited Time Mode.

The changes, which were rolled out on May 10th in two separated waves, mark the second time that Fortnite have made adjustments to the new LTM.

The ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ LTM is a mashup between the popular Battle Royale game and the newly released, popular film Avengers: Infinity War.

In this mode, players land on the Fortnite map and search for the Infinity Gauntlet, which is the all-powerful weapon wielded by the film’s main villain character Thanos.

Whoever manages to find the item and equip it transforms into Thanos and is given powerful attacking abilities and a major health boost.

The first fix that went live for the LTM addressed an issue with loot drops.

  • Fixed floor loot drops to correctly only spawn Rare, Epic and Legendary quality weapons within the Infinity Gauntlet LTM.

The second wave of fixes were actually split into two categories: Thanos changes and General Mode Changes.

Thanos Changes

  • Increased Beam from 12 to 20 damage on players.
  • Increased Punch damage from 80 to 100.
  • Decreased health from 800 to 500.

General Mode Changes

  • Reduced height of the Bus when dropping
  • Bigger initial storm circle
  • Less storm damage early game (first 3 storms from 5%/5%/10% per tick to 1%/2.5%/5%)
  • Initial Gauntlet spawn time changed from bus ride plus 30-45s to bus ride plus 120-135s
  • Increased spawn rate of Med Kits, Chug Jugs and Big Shields.
  • Removed spawn of Bandages and Slurp Juice.

This is the second time that Fortnite have made changes and adjustments to the ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ LTM since it went live early on May 8th.

Their reason for these adjustments has been to provide a better balance to the mode without making Thanos too weak or too strong.

Our goal is to allow more folks to truly experience the power of Thanos, while also making you feel powerful when wielding the gauntlet.

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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.

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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
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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.