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Fortnite map changes: New Coral Castle POI and more

Published: 1/Aug/2020 11:13

by Connor Bennett

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A new batch of Fortnite map changes went live in the August 1st water level update, and the Atlantis POI is finally in-game. However, it has a pretty different name – Coral Castle. 

Throughout Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, the water that initially flooded the battle royale map has been dropping. Ever so slightly, the map has been returning to its former glory – with some updates bringing back roads, bridges, and lost houses, while others have brought back the named POIs. 

In recent weeks, Fortnite fans have been able to return to Risky Reels, Craggy Cliffs, and Dirty Docks, but speculation had remained about the potential for an Aquaman-themed spot. 

That location, dubbed Atlantis, had long been sought after. Now, following the August 1 update, the new POI is live, but it’s not got the name you’d think.

Crashed spaceship in Fortnite
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The Spaceship island is also now explorable in Fortnite.

Fortnite Atlantis POI

So, if you head to the northwest corner of the map, you will see the previously leaked POI is live and has replaced the giant Whirlpool that was once there. 

The name of the spot was originally in-game as <Carl> but some fans noted that has quickly changed and been called Coral Castle. Though, plenty will stick have stuck to the Atlantis tag that the leaks linked it to. 

The new spot does have plenty of goodies on offer. The temple-like buildings that are standing in the POI offer plenty of brick for you to harvest and there chests all over the place. 

Fortnite map changes – August 1

Elsewhere, the Fortilla has been tweaked quite significantly as YouTuber Kanga notes that its orientation has completely changed. Though, all of the spawns in terms of chests and floor loot are actually the same.

Slurpy Swamp has also returned to its former glory, so you can hit up the factory for plenty of free shields. The small Spaceship island is also above the water now, so the Ancient Astronaut challenges could soon get underway. 

Fortnite map following the August 1 changes
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The Fortnite map following the August 1 changes.

With the water now at it’s final, and lowest, point of the season, it might give Epic the chance to final release the cars. 

However, we’ll just have to wait and see on that front given that there have been delays previously.

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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
Epic Games
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.