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Fortnite: How to complete the Marshmello Showtime challenges

Published: 29/Jan/2019 11:39 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 19:53

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite is teaming up with DJ Marshmello for an in-game event, where he will ‘perform’ at Pleasant Park, and in celebration, a new set of challenges have officially gone live. 

First discovered by data miners following the v7.30 update, the event, called ‘Festivus’, will see the DJ lead a party of some kind on February 2 at 2 pm EST.

Along with the event itself, a set of new emotes and items which tie in with the rave theme, players have some tasks to complete before the party gets started.

There are only three Showtime challenges in total for the Showtime event, with each challenge granting a reward ahead of the DJ’s performance at Pleasant Park on February 2. All three challenges have now been released, meaning you can get your hands on some sweet Marshmello-themed gear.

Marshmello Showtime Challenges

  • Challenge 1: For the first day of Showtime Challenges, players will need to find one of the Showtime posters that have been placed around the map to advertise Marshmello’s performance at Pleasant Park. Simply find one of these flyers, walk up to it and interact with it to complete the challenge, and earn yourself the Marshmello-themed spray.

The Marshmello challenges in full.
Epic GamesPlayers will need to find one of the ‘Showtime’ posters to complete the first challenge. via @lucas7yoshi_
Players will be rewarded with the Marshmello spray for completing the first Showtime challenge.

  • Challenge 2: The second Showtime challenge requires players to visit the location of the Marshmello concert that will take place on Saturday, February 2. To complete this, simply head over to Pleasant Park, where the stage has been set up on the football field. Players need to complete this challenge before attempting the third and final task, as you need to have the ‘Keep It Mello’ emote you earn as a reward to complete the last challenge. 
Players need to head to the concert location to complete the second challenge.

xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton


Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.