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Fortnite World Cup stream loses 100K viewers, expert explains why

Published: 26/Jul/2019 21:51 Updated: 26/Jul/2019 22:00

by Eli Becht

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The start to the Fortnite World Cup festivities has left a lot to be desired for those watching on Twitch, and an expert thinks the reason comes down to a technical reason on Epic’s end.

The Fortnite World Cup kicked off with its Creative World Cup and Celebrity Pro-Am on July 26 but the results were not what Epic Games were expected as it was met with a lot of technical issues.

Many complaints centered around the laggy stream, which was far from what Epic were hoping for on the debut day of the World Cup.

Epic GamesThe World Cup has had a bumpy start.

According to an expert, the issue lies in the technology that Epic are using for the event, which adds an extra load onto the broadcast that resulted in issues with the stream and caused it to drop 100,000 concurrent viewers.

“[To do this right] you need to have the right technology, the right product, the right engineers and scientists to be able to build it and create it,” Jed Corenthal, Chief Marketing Officer of Phenix told Fortnite Intel.

While he believes Epic Games tested all of this before the stream began, a lot of factors can come into play.

“Epic has tested and problem solved and troubleshooted so they’re ready for whatever issues come up,” Corenthal said. “Problem is you just never really know what happens when you have real users and real load. It will be interesting to see how the technology they built reacts to it.”

Fortnite allows players to view broadcasts in-game and on Twitch.

While the broadcast experienced some issues during the Creative World Cup, those looked to be cleared up for the most part so Epic will be hoping to keep the smoothness rolling.

Friday is generally considered the warm-up day before the major events begin this Saturday and Sunday with Duos and Solos.

Epic Games calls the Fortnite World Cup the “greatest tournament of all time” on their website so this start was a bumpy start but there’s still plenty of time to redeem themselves.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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)
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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.