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Liquid Chap explains why console players are “f**ked” for Fortnite World Cup

Published: 7/Apr/2019 14:10 Updated: 7/Apr/2019 15:17

by Marcus Banks

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Team Liquid’s Ryan ‘Chap’ Chaplo believes that console players won’t be able to qualify for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup, explaining that PC players have too many advantages compared to their controller-wielding counterparts.

What is the Fortnite World Cup?

The Fortnite World Cup is the biggest event that Epic Games have ever staged, pitting the best players from around the world against each other to win their share of a $30 million prize pool.

Unlike previous tournaments such as the Skirmish events, the age requirement has been lowered to 13 with parental permission, meaning new players who have never had to chance to express their talents before could finally make their breakthrough on the professional scene. 

EPIC GAMESPlayers who reach 300 points in Arena mode are eligible to qualify.

Liquid Chap feels console players have ‘no shot’ at qualification

Chap will be competing in the solo tournament and duo event alongside Liquid team-mate Jake ‘POACH’ Brumleve but had some choice words for players on console looking to earn a qualification spot.

“If you’re on console, you’re not qualifying for Worlds,” Chap shouted. “When has a console player even placed in a top 100 in a qualifier – they’re not going to qualify – get it out of your brain!”

Twitch viewers in chat pointed to the success of Ghost Gaming’s controller player, Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad, but Chap was quick to point out he plays on a PC.

Chap feels that console players simply lack the hardware to compete with the top keyboard and mouse players.

He said: “You play on 30 FPS with shadows and motion blur on and you think you can compete?!”

The 24-year-old feels that console players shouldn’t be angry about being at a disadvantage and must buy a PC to be taken seriously.

“You’re fucked – just give it up,” he said. “Don’t get mad because a PC player has an advantage, buy a fucking computer or shut up, that’s just the way of the road.”

TEAM LIQUIDTeam Liquid recently switched up their Fortnite duo ahead of the World Cup.

Indeed, console players are held back by the capabilities of their hardware, but Epic Games have recently introduced a ban on stretched resolution to help bridge the gap to PC players.

Nevertheless, it would be extremely surprising to see an Xbox or PS4 displace one of the top performing pro players in the World Cup qualifiers.

When is the Fortnite World Cup?

Qualifiers for the biggest esport tournament in history start on April 13 and run until June 13 with $1 million on offer during each of the qualifying events.

The grand finals will take place in New York on July 26-28 where top players from around the globe will compete for their share of $30 million in a solo and duo event.

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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.