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Fortnite World Cup winner Bugha shows the desperate need for Arena matchmaking

Published: 5/Aug/2019 18:45 Updated: 5/Aug/2019 19:00

by Eli Becht


Fortnite World Cup winner Kyle ‘Bugha‘ Giersdorf completely outclassed an opponent in the ranked Arena mode and showed exactly why there should be a matchmaking system.

Bugha is considered by many to be the best Fortnite player in the world after his dominant showing at the World Cup, although his absolute domination over an opponent in Arena was just too much.

When the competitive game mode first debuted you might remember waiting in long queues to get into a match but as time went on, those queues disappeared.

Epic GamesBugha dominated the competition at the World Cup.

Now, players are stuck in the same lobby as everyone else with no real barriers preventing the great players from stomping on the not-so-great ones.

Bugha showed how this is a problem by pickaxing an opponent to death all while drinking a shield and taunting him. The player was never able to fight back as he made it look like it was this person’s first time playing Fortnite. 

The below clip was posted to Reddit by DazCP.

Of course, players don’t like waiting in long queues but it’s also not an enjoyable experience for somebody who clearly doesn’t belong playing with high-level players getting matched up with them.

If we had to guess, the player Bugha eliminated was sitting under 500 Hype as they looked like they had no idea what to do.

YouTube: Jimmy FallonBugha appeared on The Tonight Show after the win.

There’s no easy fix to this as it’d probably mean a queue would have to be implemented again. However, there is more than likely support from players on both ends of the spectrum here.

Just under a week into Season 10, it’s obvious the current system isn’t working as expected so something really needs to be done about it.

The Fortnite World Cup champion definitely isn’t improving by playing in these lobbies as much as he would playing against players of a similar skill level.

Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney regularly drops high-kill games in Arena but that wouldn’t be the case against better competition.

There has to be a middle ground somewhere and Epic Games should work on finding it.


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.