Mother Demands Fortnite Call Her to "Make a Deal", After Her Son Uses Bible Verse to Ask Her to Buy Skins - Dexerto
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Mother Demands Fortnite Call Her to “Make a Deal”, After Her Son Uses Bible Verse to Ask Her to Buy Skins

Published: 31/Jul/2018 18:04

by Calum Patterson

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Mother of Fortnite-crazy child has released a video demanding Fortnite creators to call her and ‘make a deal’, because her son is ‘addicted’ to buying skins and emotes in the game.

Fortnite is an entirely free-to-play game, but makes hundreds of millions of dollars each month from the in-game items store, which includes character skins, emotes, and other character customization.

Developers Epic Games make the items more desirable by having them available for only a day at a time, with no way of knowing when a specific item will appear back in the store.

It is a lucrative method, and also one that many gamers favor over the fairly unethical ‘loot box’ system seen in many other popular games, but one parent is very unhappy with Fortnite’s monetization.

Posting on YouTube, she demands Epic calls her, as her son is coming to her everyday asking for more money to purchase skins.

“Whoever created Fortnite, I need you to know what you are doing to parents across the globe. Because your game has completely taken over, and our children have become total addicts.

[My] child is continuously coming to ask me, for money, to buy virtual products in your game. Then he says to me ‘Well, mom, there’s only thirteen hours left or I’m not going to able to buy this skin, I have to do it now.’

He looked at me and said ‘Mom, remember when we were in church last week, and the man was asking for bread because he needed to be fed, and Jesus said all you need to do is ask and you shall receive’. He is trying to use bible verses to get me to buy Fortnite skins.”

She goes on to say that the Fortnite creators must call her to make a deal because it is driving her and other parents crazy.

“This ‘Fortnite’, we gotta do something, we gotta make a deal. I know it’s not going to go away,  but somebody from over there, call me. We gotta make a deal.”

From Epic Games point of view, they are probably receiving messages of a similar vein from disgruntled parents every day. But, considering they raked in over $300 million in May, we doubt they have any plans to change their model currently.

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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
Epic Games
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
Epic Games
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.