One of Fortnite's longest-running glitches is finally being fixed in patch v7.20 - Dexerto
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One of Fortnite’s longest-running glitches is finally being fixed in patch v7.20

Published: 11/Jan/2019 21:45 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 22:01

by Alan Bernal

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Fortnite players will be thrilled to hear that a fix has been announced that will hopefully relieve players of a burgeoning problem that’s been in the game for a long time.

Epic Games are usually steadfast to fixing bugs infesting various parts of Fortnite, which is why fans were particularly exuberant to find out that a problem as old as the game itself will finally get the attention it deserves.

In a screenshot uploaded by Reddit user Daguhh, an Epic Games employee confirmed that ghost shots will be improved upon in the upcoming v7.20 for the battle royale.

Popo confirms edit delay and ghost shots improvements in v7.2 from r/FortniteCompetitive

Ghost shots are a notorious occurrence in fast-pace scenarios after switching from edit functions to firing a gun, only for the bullet to apparently land nowhere. Leaving the player to guess as to what happened.

The phenomenon has caused a lot of grief for casual players and pros alike, particularly the latter who see blazing fast movements and decisions being employed just to be let down once a shot is taken.

The bug isn’t unique to a new update or recent event either; ghost shots have been routinely seen in the games transcending multiple patch iterations of the game.

Although no timetable for v7.20 was given, fans rejoiced at the news and were even more excited for the implications that the fix would have for the competitive side of Fortnite.

This also follows more welcome news from Epic about a major improvement being made to walls that are built on uneven ground and water

The game’s v7.20 update is shaping up to be cause for massive relief among fans with other crucial fixes reportedly on the way.

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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
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.