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Fortnite: Tfue, Ninja, NICKMERCS and more react to Combat Shotgun vault

Published: 6/Sep/2019 8:23 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 8:45

by Matt Porter

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Epic Games announced on Thursday, September 6 that they were officially removing the controversial Combat Shotgun, and some of v10.20.2 patch, the developers of the popular battle royale title revealed they had vaulted a number of weapons including the Drum Shotgun, but the decision to eliminate the Combat Shotgun from the current loot pool had pro players and popular personalities alike discussing the change.

By far the most powerful shotgun, with incredible range and high damage, many are glad to see the back of the weapon, but not everyone was pleased by Epic’s decision to place the item into the vault.

Epic GamesThe Combat Shotgun was one of Fortnite’s most powerful weapons before its removal.

FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff shared his disappointment at the removal, with the controller player frustrated by the decision.

“Not the combat fam,” wrote the streamer on Twitter, pairing it with an emoji of someone facepalming, clearly not happy that he’ll no longer be able to wield the weapon.

Timothy ‘Bizzle’ Miller was also upset, writing on Twitter: “Am I the only one who liked the combat? Sorry I don’t like getting aim assisted for 200 (HP) with a Pump Shotgun.”

Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins disagreed with Bizzle’s opinion though, responding that the “gun is the easiest weapon to use in the game and has (no) skill gap.” When the Ghost Gaming pro told the streamer he would “10-0” him in a Combat Shotgun battle, Ninja delivered an amazing roast, simply responding: “Must have read my book.”

On the other hand, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, who now reigns supreme as the biggest Fortnite streamer on Twitch, was delighted to see the back of the gun, showing his excitement at the move before explaining that the game is “more enjoyable” when the Pump Shotgun is the dominant weapon in the meta, with TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabanni showing his agreement.

Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson was conflicted by the news, explaining that they vaulted his favorite shotgun, but that he is a big fan of the Suppressed Assault Rifle which returned in the patch.

Ben ‘Dr Lupo’ Lupo was happy with the changes in the update, sending emojis of clapping hands in response to Epic’s tweet, while Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore called on Epic to unvault the Epic and Legendary versions of the Pump Shotgun in response to the vaulting.

Just because the developers have decided to remove the Combat Shotgun from the game now, doesn’t mean we will never see it again though. 

Epic Games always stress that any item placed in the vault is always eligible to return, so it’s possible we could see the weapon return to the game at some point in the future, possibly with a rework to address its crazy power and bring it more in line with Fortnite’s other shotguns.

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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.