Fortnite trick allows console players to practice against PC opposition - Dexerto

Fortnite trick allows console players to practice against PC opposition

Published: 28/Sep/2018 15:14 Updated: 28/Sep/2018 15:46

by Bill Cooney


The big news from Playstation this week is that Fortnite will be one of the first games to test out cross platform play, but players using controller on console can get some practice in against PC players right now with one simple trick.

All console players have to do is queue into game using keyboard and mouse and they will automatically be put into the PC matchmaking pool, according to the latest Fortnite Patch notes.

Players who get into the PC matchmaking queue can switch to a controller after they join the queue and play like they normally would.

However, players who join regular console matchmaking with a controller won’t have the ability to switch from their controller to mouse and keyboard mid match, and PC players using controllers will still be put in the PC queue.

Epic Games

This means players who can’t wait to start trying out cross play can get some early practice in against PC players and start putting that “mouse and keyboard are superior to controller” myth to bed once and for all.

Previously, the only way for PS4 players to get into the PC matchmaking queue was by adding a PC user on their Epic Friends list and queuing up with them, but this new feature should allow PS4 players to now enter solo mode instead of just squads.

Playstation’s cross play announcement was one of the biggest stories of the week, and now game developers are rushing to answer community questions about whether or not their games will support the feature.

Yesterday, a spokesperson for Activision said that they were leaving the door open for cross play on several of their titles, which inlcude Overwatch and the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which comes out on October 12.


FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan


The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
Nissan USA
Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.