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New glitch allows players to easily get to the Spawn Island in Fortnite

Published: 15/Nov/2018 3:52 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 3:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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Thanks to a new exploit in the recently released v6.30 update in Fortnite, players now have the ability to easily access Spawn Island.

Spawn Island is an interesting location in Fortnite because each match’s group of players first spawn there before boarding the Battle Bus, and yet it’s almost impossible to find a way to get back there.

That has all changed thanks to a glitch uncovered by YouTuber ‘penguinzomby,’ who has recently learned that a simple trick can guarantee easy access to the island.

The only catch to his method is that it can only be done in Playground, and not in any of the other default or Limited Time Modes.

Once a player loads into a Playground session, they first need to find one of the aerial Pirate Ships located in the Challenge Games section of the map.

The next step is to activate the time trial minigame located on the ship, which opens up a respawn point that then needs to be blocked by building a pyramid over it. Materials to build can be acquired for free from one of the nearby Vending Machines.

It is important to block off the respawn point on the Pirate Ship.

Blocking of the respawn point is necessary because the next step involves manually respawning using the option given in the pause menu.

Because the point is blocked, the player will then respawn on the Spawn Island and off of the playable area shown in the mini-map.

There they have full liberty to explore the island to a certain extent, as there is an invisible barrier around the edges that prevent players from falling into the water.

There is also no need to be cautious when roaming the island; players who get eliminated will continue to respawn there as long as the respawn on the pirate ship remains blocked. 

Regardless, it’s hard to eliminate yourself in Playground anyway, considering that the Glider Re-Deploy feature remains active in that mode and the v6.30 update has removed the storm from the island, according to the video.

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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.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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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.