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Fortnite players want to see one major change made to the X-4 Stormwing plane

Published: 7/Dec/2018 16:05 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 16:07

by Ross Deason

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The addition of the X-4 Stormwing plane to Fortnite Battle Royale is an exciting one, but some players are already beginning to ask for some major changes to the way that the vehicle works.

The Stormwing was added to the game as a part of the massive v7.00 update on December 6 that marked the start of Season 7 and aerial vehicle is already providing some exciting gameplay.

However, one major complaint from casual and competitive fans alike is that there is currently no penalty for being inside the plane when it explodes – meaning that there are very risks to using it.

“I don’t know about you guys, but I hate when people fly planes and I shoot them out and they just glide down without any damage,” said ‘nkrog21’ on Reddit. “I think they should be able to still glide down, but maybe take 50 damage for being in the plane as it blows up? What do you guys think?”

Another user, ‘Undeity’, suggested that the destruction of the plane should be turned into a proper explosion that kills anyone affected – opening up the possibility for kamikaze tactics!

The X-4 Stormwing is just one of many new additions to Fortnite for Season 7.

Nicholas ‘Zoof’ Zufan, a professional player for Cloud9, echoed the sentiments of nkrog21 in a separate Reddit thread, saying: “Planes are obviously very good for rotations and I feel so far they are free rotations. Would it be a bad idea to take some damage if you’re inside a plane when it breaks? I personally think there needs to be some risk when using one to rotate.”

In response, ‘zieberry’ suggested a simple but effective answer to all the complaints: “There should be an explosion when it breaks that does ~50 damage to everyone on board.”

It will be interesting to see whether Epic Games decide to act upon any of the initial feedback about the Stormwing or wait until it has been in the game a while longer before making any changes.

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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.

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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
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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.