Fortnite players call for changes to health system in Pop-Up Cup tournaments - Dexerto

Fortnite players call for changes to health system in Pop-Up Cup tournaments

Published: 4/Dec/2018 0:22 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 1:26

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite players have ran into an important problem in the game’s Pop-Up Cup tournament mode that is leading to players asking Epic Games to step in a fix the issue.

The Pop-Up Cup rules were introduced with patch v6.30 on November 14 as an experimental mode that rewards players for engaging in more firefights.

Epic Games is now being asked to come up with a solution for a Pop-Up Cup tournament issue that revolves around players not getting their health regen after killing a player.

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In Pop-Up Cup events a player is given 50 health, or 50 points of shield if on max health, for each kill they earn.

Team Liquid star Ryan ‘Chap’ Chap was one of the first players to run into the issue during a game where he was dealt 99 damage by a player he has just downed, but since the player bled out and wasn’t directly eliminated by Chap, he got no health back whatsoever.

In another instance, pro player Anthony ‘ZexRow’ Colandro downed a player cleanly, but didn’t get credit for the kill since the player disconnected before he could finish the kill. As such, ZexRow didn’t receive the health bonus even though he was the one who knocked the player.

Epic Games knew that the implementation of the rules might come with some growing pains, while the mode has already been used for the EU Winter Royale.

With an exploit like this gaining publicity, it’ll be interesting to see if Epic Games makes some changes before the North American iteration of the competition set to take place December 11-12.


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
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Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.