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Here’s Why Everyone Thinks Dusty Divot is Changing Yet Again in Fortnite’s V5.40 Patch

Published: 3/Sep/2018 15:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2018 15:01

by Ross Deason

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It looks like Fortnite Battle Royale’s map will undergo more changes in the near future as Dusty Divot could be changing yet again in the V5.40 update.

The leak comes from Epic Games themselves, as their reveal of the Getaway LTM and all-new Grappler item during the PAX West Summer Skirmish event seemed to show a number of changes to the location.

One screen capture from the reveal that has been making the rounds online appears to show a modernized street/parking area amd a shop just to the outside of the factories:

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Elsewhere, a number of players started to produce side-by-side comparisons of Dust Divot’s current appearance on the game’s minimap and the version of it shown in the Getaway reveal.

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Unfortunately the scale and resolution of the new image makes it hard to distinguish a great deal, but the area certainly seems to be growing, with more outbuildings, a larger concrete area outside and a more industrialized look overall:

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Dusty Divot has been one of the most regularly changed areas of the map in recent months.

Once called Dusty Depot, the location was nothing more than three warehouses in the middle of nowhere until a massive meteor hit it at the start of Season 4, creating a giant crater full of Hop Rocks and forcing a name change!

Over time, the area has become more overgrown and is now covered in trees and greenery. However, if Epic’s trailer for the Getaway LTM is to be believed, all of that could be about to change yet again. 

With Fortnite’s V5.40 patch expected to be released this week, probably on Tuesday, players could find out more about the future of Dusty in no time!

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Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.