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Fortnite one of 14 games to include Xbox One mouse and keyboard support

Published: 11/Nov/2018 12:16 Updated: 11/Nov/2018 12:30

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite players on Xbox One will be able to use the input of their choice very soon, as the game announced that it will support native keyboard and mouse input on the console.

Native keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One was first introduced in September 2018, and now more and more games are moving to utilize the tool – including Fortnite.

This means Fortnite players on the Xbox One will be able to purchase a keyboard and mouse and use it as the primary input while playing the game, without any need for the controller.

PlayStation 4 users don’t have this option yet, although can use a simulated method for Fortnite on PS4, or alternatively buy third-party hardware to enable the use of mouse and keyboard.

Xbox’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb revealed that Fortnite would be on of fourteen new games to get on board with the native keyboard and mouse support, starting November 14.

The other games supporting in November will be Bomber CrewStrange BrigadeWarhammer: Vermintide 2War ThunderX-Morph: Defense, and Deep Rock Galactic. Later, Children of MortaVigorWarfaceWargrooveDayZMinion Masters, and Moonlighter will also all support native keyboard and mouse on Xbox.

Thankfully, if you are worried about matching up against keyboard and mouse players in regular Xbox lobbies, it has been confirmed that they will be put in separate playlists, not up against controller players.

To show how seriously they are taking keyboard and mouse support, Xbox have also teamed up with Razer to release a wireless keyboard and mouse, compatible with the console.

Microsoft team up with Razer for Xbox One compatible wireless keyboard and mouse.

There will be increased calls from PlayStation 4 players now to have similar support on the rival console, following Xbox’s announcement.

Meanwhile, Xbox players who don’t won’t the hassle of trying to edit builds quickly and other downsides of using controllers on Fortnite, now have a viable alternative option to switch to keyboard and mouse, without having to purchase a whole PC setup.

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Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.