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Fortnite July 27 map changes: Dirty Docks return, Slurp Factory & more

Published: 27/Jul/2020 12:30 Updated: 27/Jul/2020 12:33

by Connor Bennett


Dirty Docks has returned to normal on the Fortnite map after the water level has, once again, been knocked down a notch. Here’s everything you need to know about this set of map changes. 

After Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 opened up with a water-filled map, many of the fan-favorite spots were taken away. Players had to reconsider their landing locations and rotations while water was at it highest point.

Over the course of the season, however, Epic Games have been decreasing the water level ever so slightly. In recent weeks, the water has been drained quite significantly, with spots like Risky Reels and Craggy Cliffs returning to their normal forms.

On July 27, the water level dropped yet again, and a few other spots are now viable to hit up.

Epic GamesSlurp Factory is almost back too.

Fortnite Map Changes – July 27

The main change following the water level update comes over at Dirty Docks. The popular landing spot had been rising from the water for a few weeks, but now, is it back to normal. You can head over there and plunder metal to your heart’s content. 

On the other side of the map, Slurp Factory is almost at its normal form. It’s still got a bit of water lying around but if you’re after some free Slurp barrels, you can get it over there.

Sadly, the swamp where you could get free shields just by standing in certain parts is still affected by the water. You can’t go and sit under the exit pipe and rack up all the free shield you want. 

Fortnite map
Epic Games
The full Fortnite map following the July 27 changes.

Elsewhere, the Ancient Astronaut’s spaceship behind Craggy Cliffs in almost at surface level. It’s now much more visible underwater, but you can’t do anything with it.

The Shark has also changed quite a bit, but if you’re expecting plenty of looting there, don’t get excited. Like The Yacht, it’s very beaten up and lots of the chests and materials are missing.


FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan


The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
Nissan USA
Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.