How to catch Fortnite Season 4's Midas Flopper fish
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How to catch Fortnite Season 4’s Midas Flopper fish

Published: 31/Aug/2020 15:59

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have added new an ultra rare Midas Flopper fish in Fortnite Season 4, Chapter 2, and it’s probably the most valuable item you can find in-game. Here, we look at where to catch them and what they do. 

Much like the Mythic Goldfish added at the beginning of Chapter 2, the new Midas Flopper is almost impossible to catch in the battle royale game. It has such a low spawn rate, meaning your chance of actually coming across one are super minimal.

That being said, there are a few tips players should know if they are looking to hunt one down. This fish, when consumed, actually grants you with a total inventory of Legendary rarity guns, meaning you can gain access to some huge upgrades to take you towards the endgame.

There are so many species in Season 4, with a boatload of new ones being added to the spawn pool. So, let’s run through where you can find this species and get an advantage over your opponents.

Where to find a Midas Flopper in Fortnite

Fortnite Midas Flopper
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Here’s how the Fortnite Season 4 Midas Flopper looks in-game.

The rarest fish in the entire game isn’t going to just hand itself over to you. There’s a level of skill to go into finding one.

You’ll also need to get your hands on a Pro Fishing Rod. To do so, just follow our fishing guide for Season 4, here.

  1. Drop into Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Jump out the Battle Bus and head for Sweaty Sands.
  3. Walk towards the beach and go to the Pier.
  4. Pick up a fishing rod, cast in, and fish from there.
  5. Then, it’s all a waiting game. If you catch one, reel it in.

Sweaty Sands is the place to be

Sweaty Sands in Fortnite
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The Pier (right) is one of the best locations to find the Midas Flopper fish in Fortnite.

Players have been posting their rare catches to various social media platforms since Season 4 kicked off. It appears that Sweaty Sands is a hotspot for this fish spawning, but don’t take that as a guaranteed catch spot. It is not.

If you fish from the Pier, just like the instructions above say, there is a better than normal chance of reeling one in. Of course, you must balance this with other surrounding dangers when playing.

Other people will also be aware of the location, and Sweaty Sands is a popular point of interest. Keep your eyes open for approaching enemies and the storm closing. If you land here, you should have plenty of time at the start of each game to squeeze some fishing in.

New fish in Fortnite and where to find them

Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
The list of fish to catch in Fortnite was expanded in Chapter 2, Season 4.

This isn’t the only new species included in the v14.00 update. The following list of fish can also be found in various rarities, and it should be handy when identifying them as well.

Coastal area fish

  • Black Slurpfish (night only)
  • Black Striped Shieldfish
  • Chum Hop Flopper
  • Purple Jellyfish
  • Raven Thermalfish
  • Sky Blue Spicy Fish

Mountain area fish

  • Atlantic Hop Flopper
  • Peely Jellyfish
  • Purple Slurpfish
  • White Spotted Spicy fish

Forest area fish

  • Coho Hop Flopper
  • Drift Spicy Fish
  • Green Shieldfish
  • Green Thermalfish
  • Red and Green Thermalfish
Fortnite new fish for Season 4
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Fish like this Chum Hop Flopper can only be found in certain areas on the Fortnite map.

Swamp area fish

  • White Slurpfish (Night Only)
  • Chinook Hop Flopper
  • Cuddle Jellyfish
  • Southern Spicy Fish
  • Yellow Slurpfish

Fish found anywhere

  • Black and Blue Shieldfish
  • Blue Slurpfish
  • Blue Small Fry
  • Light Blue Smallfry
  • Molten Spicyfish
  • Purple Top Smallfry
  • Purple and Orange Thermalfish
  • Silver Thermalfish
  • Slurp Jellyfish
  • Tan Small Fry

Reel in the rarest fish of them all and you’re talking about an incredible difference to your inventory, with all gold weapons being granted.

Good luck on your quest and hopefully this guide leads to your first catch of Fortnite Season 4’s Midas Flopper.

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How to compete in Fortnite’s first Box Fight Tournament: date, prizes

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite is about to launch its first-ever Box Fight Tournament, a creative 1v1 competition in an arena designed by winners of last month’s Princess Castle Creative Contest. If you’re interested in competing, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite is a competitive game at heart, but it’s also a wonderful platform for creative players. It’s the reason why the creative mode is so popular. Players can build their own islands and share them with others.

Last month, Fortnite celebrated its third birthday by hosting the Princess Castle Creative Contest. Essentially, players had to create and submit their own version of a Box Fight map.

For those who don’t know, Box Fighting is when two players are fighting within one tile of each other and inside a box. It’s unique in the sense that it combines competitive and creative skills.

Two players named HassanFTN and Shride won the contest. Their arena, named “Island of Dreams” (9005-6737-3429), was chosen to be showcased in the first official Box Fight Tournament.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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The map used in the Box Fight Tournament was created by two winners of the Princess Castle Creative Contest.

How to compete in the Box Fight Tournament

To compete in the Box Fight Tournament, all you need to do is look for the Box Fight Tournament LTM on the main menu once it’s available.

However, there is an eligibility requirement. Players will need to have reached Open League (Division II) in Arena before the tournament begins. Don’t stress if you haven’t though. It’s very easy to do and will only take a couple of games.

The format is pretty straightforward. Players will duke it out in a one on one Box Fight against other players in their region.

It will follow a traditional tournament structure with multiple rounds. The more rounds you win, the higher you will climb. The player with the most wins at the end of the tournament is the winner.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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Box Fighting is an important skill that many higher-ranked players have mastered.

Prizes

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any news on potential prizes yet. However, it will probably follow a similar system used in Wild Wednesdays. Keep in mind that these aren’t final, and they will be updated once more information is available.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank Prize
1 $1,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,400
4 $1,200
5 $1,000
6 $800
7 $600
8 $500
9 $400
10 $300
11-20 $200

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,200
3 $900
4 $700
5 $500
6 $400
7 $350
8 $300
9 $250
10 $200

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Asia 

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes –  OCE

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200
Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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Box Fighting requires calculated attacks and solid defense.

When does the Box Fight Tournament start?

Fortnite players don’t need to wait long. The Box Fight Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 28, which means it’s only one sleep away.

However, that also means if you haven’t ranked up enough in Arena to be eligible, you’ll need to hop in and get started before it’s too late.

Box Fighting is an important skill in Fortnite. In many ways, it’s what separates the wolves from the sheep.

If you’ve mastered it, the tournament is a good way to test your skills. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t though. Taking part in the tournament is a good way to improve.