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Fortnite World Cup runner-up Psalm reacts to losing half his money to tax

Published: 3/Aug/2019 10:21 Updated: 3/Aug/2019 10:40

by Joe Craven


After his second place finish in the Fortnite World Cup Solo tournament, Harrison ‘Psalm’ Chang, has experienced something of a whirlwind few weeks. However, he kept his true emotions close to his chest when discussing how much his prize money will be taxed.

Psalm finished in second place in July’s Fortnite World Cup, coming in with a very respectable 33 points after six matches. While this was 26 points of shy of the tournament winner, Kyle ‘Bugha‘ Giersdorf, it was enough to secure the 24-year-old $1.8million. 

During an appearance on Fox’s Business Network, Psalm was asked what he would do with his substantial earnings, before being comically reminded of how much he is to be taxed, having won in New York City; a city with some of the highest tax rates in the world.

Epic GamesBugha won the World Cup by an incredible 26 points.

“I’ll probably buy some kind of house,” he started, after being asked what he is going to do with his winnings. “Some kind of house, hope it raises in value. I don’t know, I’m still figuring it out.” 

The hosts of Fox’s Business Network were very quick to remind Psalm of the insane tax obligations in New York, meaning he will lose at least half of his $1.8 million winnings – if not more. 

However, Psalm was tight-lipped in his response, stating that: “I love America. Erm, but sometimes it can be tough.”

The restrained response received chuckles from the show’s hosts, as they clearly felt he was hiding some level of frustration with the taxation rates in New York. 

To lose nearly a million dollars to tax would be a frustration for anyone, but given the fact that he still gets roughly $900,000, and all from playing Fortnite, it’s fair to say we’re still pretty jealous of the American. 

New York has very high tax rates, even by US standards.

Psalm is currently signed to Counter Logic Gaming, who are generally best known for their success in League of Legends. 

However, their reputation in Fortnite is impressive (and growing), mainly thanks to Psalm’s incredible finish at July’s World Cup. 


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.