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Fortnite leak reveals another delay to Season 2 start date

Published: 23/Jan/2020 15:17

by David Purcell

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Epic Games could be on the brink of announcing yet another extension to Fortnite Chapter 2’s current season after a leaker claimed the Season 2 star date has been put back even further. 

Fans of the popular battle royale game have had to wait longer than any other time in its short history for the beginning of a new season and it appears that developers are asking for even more patience before launching their next major update.

Fortnite Chapter 2 started back in October 2019 and since that time we have seen everything from a Star Wars crossover to the Winterfest event come and go. There has been little sign of any radical changes coming soon – despite demand from the community.

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Fortnite’s map changed drastically at the beginning of Chapter 2, but the stream of new content has slowed down since.

It was announced in November that the debut season would be the largest to-date, with Epic confirming that early February was to be the launch window for Season 2. Now, a reputable leaker claims the goalposts have been moved once again.

A data miner that often leaks happenings in Fortnite before they’re officially revealed, HYPEX, claims that the original start date for the next season was February 6, but has been pushed back to February 20.

The leaker confirmed as much in a tweet on January 23, although the reasons for such a tweak in the content schedule are pretty much unknown at this point.


Anybody with their finger on the pulse of the Fortnite Battle Royale online community knows that there’s a growing expectancy for significant changes to be made to the in-game experience, but if this leaked information proves to be accurate, the wait will be even longer than some imagined.

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and many other high profile streamers have called for things to be shaken up in the game throughout the course of Season 1 – with the former calling for a return of the Infantry Rifle to balance things out for players on PC.

Whether or not Fortnite’s second season of Chapter 2 will actually launch on February 20 remains to be seen, but as soon as we get any confirmation from developers, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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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.

Epic Games Fortnite 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.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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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
Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
Epic Games
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.