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How to get Avengers Hulk Smashers Pickaxe in Fortnite for free

Published: 30/Jul/2020 1:08

by Tanner Pierce

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In a bit of a surprising move, Epic Games and Square Enix announced that Fortnite will soon be getting a new pickaxe based on the Hulk’s hands from the upcoming ‘Avengers’ game, and we’ve got the lowdown on how to snag it.

Crossovers are nothing new for Fortnite: Every few months (at the bare minimum), there’s always a new property that Fornite crosses over with in some way. Just this past season we got both an Aquaman skin and a Captain America skin, so it’s quite unsurprising when a new one comes along.

While the game’s next crossover is continuing the Marvel partnership, it involves a new property that hasn’t been touched yet: The upcoming Square Enix-published ‘Avengers’ game. While Marvel showed off more of the title today, including its first post-launch DLC, Hawkeye, they also confirmed that an item based on its upcoming release will be added to one of the world’s most popular battle royales.

What you need to know about the items

Right now, the only item set to be available in Fortnite is the Hulk Smashers pickaxe. In what’s clearly reminiscent of the old foam Hulk gloves that were all the rage with kids, players will be able to use Hulk’s hands as a harvesting tool in order to break down materials.

These items, obviously, give no actual advantage to the player, so there’s no worry about being outplayed by someone who has these hands.

This leaves the question: how can you earn this item for free?

Step 1: Get access to the Avengers beta.

There are a couple of ways you can get this done. First and foremost, you can pre-order the game from anywhere offering the beta access (which, at this point, is all major stores). If you pre-order on PlayStation 4, you can get into the beta on August 7, 2020.

Players who pre-order on Xbox One will be able to get into the beta on August 14, 2020, while all PlayStation 4 players, regardless of pre-order, will be able to get in on the same day.

If you don’t feel like pre-ordering, the only date you have to remember is August 21, 2020. That’s the day that everyone, regardless of their console choice or pre-order status, gets into the beta. On that day, all you have to do is download it off the digital platform of choice.

Step 2: Link your Epic Games and Square Enix accounts

This part is a bit more complicated. We’ve included steps below so that you can understand it as easily as possible.

  1. Go to Square Enix’s official Fortnite landing page by clicking here.
  2. Click the login/register button found on the page and sign in, or make a Square Enix account. After you’re done with this step, it will redirect you to the original Square Enix/Fortnite landing page.
  3. Click on the button to “Link your account,” which will allow you to sign in with your Epic Games profile.

After this point, barring any issues, your two accounts should be linked together, which will allow you to earn the Hulk Smashers.

This is the screen you should see after successfully linking both accounts.

Step 3: Complete all three HARM challenges featured in the beta.

This is another relatively simple task. The beta itself includes a slew of different missions, challenges, and areas. There’s honestly a surprising amount of content jam-packed into the beta, itself. For this item, however, you only need to complete all three HARM challenges.

The challenge is essentially the game’s version of wave-based combat. While there’s not a lot of information available about these, it seems like once players reach a certain wave, the room will be “completed,” and players will be able to move onto the next one.

That’s it! Once you complete all three of these steps, you’ll have the Hulk Smashers in your Fortnite inventory available for use whenever you want.

Of course, if you really don’t want to play the Avengers beta, you will be able to buy them in the Fortnite store at some point in the future. That being said, free is always better and, who knows, maybe you’ll end up wanting to pick up the full Avengers game in the future.

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: Tune-in, teams, format – stream

Published: 4/Dec/2020 2:00 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 2:11

by Calum Patterson

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The Chipotle Challenger Series returns for the final event of 2020, as Fortnite players are set to go head-to-head against a star-studded list of influencers and pro players, and win big prizes.

This is the fourth edition of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series, and surprise teams won the previous tournaments, so we could see another repeat this time around. The qualifiers are all wrapped up, so it’s now time to look ahead to the finale.

The Top 4 teams from the qualifiers have advanced to the finale, which begins on December 8.

Chipotle Challenger Series Stream

You can tune-in to watch the action unfold, starting on December 8 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST, on Chipotle’s official Twitch channel.

Who’s playing?

The fourth Chipotle Challenger series features another star-studded lineup of contestants, who the four qualified teams will be playing against.

Streamers / Pro Players

  • Bugha
  • Mongraal
  • Clix
  • NickEh30
  • Nate Hill
  • Ewok
  • Ronaldo
  • ARKHRAM
  • Rehx
  • EpikWhale
  • dubs
  • Reverse2K
  • Emad
  • Zexrow

Celebrities / Athletes

  • Juju Smith-Schuster
  • Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots)
  • Jagger Eaton
  • Heimana Reynolds

Format

Qualifiers

In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned, as well as points for placing.

  • Up to 1000 trio teams
  • Private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Ladder system that allows registrants to play for the whole 3-hour window

Finale

Qualifying teams now have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby with teams of streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes.

  • Top 4 teams from each qualifier advance
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • Private lobby
  • 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money is up for grabs. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the top three teams also secure themselves free burritos for a year!

    • 1st: $30,000 + free burritos for 1 year
    • 2nd: $15,000 + free burritos for 1 year
    • 3rd: $5,000 + free burritos for 1 year

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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Chipotle Fortnite Challenge Results – October 1

This time, though, the winners were a little less shocking as Furious, Ronaldo, and illest took home the grand prize – $50,000 and a year’s worth of free Chipotle burritos!

The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.

Full results & tournament recap.

Chipotle Challenger Series event
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A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.

What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.

 

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