Fortnite World Cup player Sceptic claims he paid shocking amount of taxes on winnings - Dexerto

Fortnite World Cup player Sceptic claims he paid shocking amount of taxes on winnings

Published: 17/Aug/2019 18:08 Updated: 17/Aug/2019 18:36

by Eli Becht


Fortnite pro Griffin ‘Sceptic’ Spikoski finished 35th in the Duos portion of the World Cup with Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod and claims he’s seeing just $14,000 of his $50,000 due to taxes from the United States and Poland.

Sceptic and Clix earned $100,000 at the Fortnite World Cup and had that split evenly between the two.

However, Sceptic says he is being double-taxed by both the United States and Poland, leaving him with just a fraction of his winnings, revealing that winning large sums of money isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

“I’m only getting $14K from World Cup,” he tweeted. “Since I was born (in) Poland both the US and Poland collect taxes…”

Keep in mind that taxation like this is rare where two separate countries take cuts of your earnings are rare so if this is true it’d be a huge wake-up call in the face to the players who thought they’d be earning a lot more.

Considering the World Cup allowed players from all across the world to compete, there would be many more players running into this issue.

Clix’s earnings represent under a third of his winnings, so while he still came home with a lot of money playing Fortnite, he definitely has a right to be upset.

100 Thieves pro Kennith defended Clix against the negativity in his replies, saying if the same thing happened to them, they’d be mad too.

“People saying “be grateful” yet if they earned 50k on paper but only received not even a third of that, theyd be upset too,” he tweeted.

Unrelated to the taxed earnings, Clix and Sceptic parted ways following the end of the World Cup due to a difference in playstyles, along with leaving Misfits Gaming.

“I split with Clix, looking for a new duo that believes in teamwork and chemistry,” Sceptic said about the split.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.