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OpTic Fortnite Battle Royale Player Suggests Controversial New Concept for Competitive Play

Published: 26/Jun/2018 16:36 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Ross Deason

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OpTic Gaming’s Robert ‘WizKay’ Carmen Simone has come up with a controversial new idea for competitive Fortnite Battle Royale matches which would change the face of the game entirely.

Fortnite may have taken the world by storm in 2018 but the puzzle of making it a perfect fit for competitive play and esports continues to stump just about everyone.

While Epic Games has already committed to putting a total of $100,000,000 into Fortnite Esports in the 2018-19 season, many people still argue that it should remain a casual game as the core features of a battle royale title don’t lend themselves to an even, competitive, playing field.

The same issue has plagued PUBG Esports and nobody has found the perfect solution yet, but Fortnite fans and players are constantly coming up with new suggestions to make a game with random loot spawns, one hundred players, and randomly changing storm circles more balanced.

OpTic Gaming’s WizKay is one of many that has suggested potentially moving away from the “battle royale” side of things entirely for the competitive version of the game, and more towards a traditional “Team A vs. Team B” competitive concept.

The OpTic man suggests placing teams in a tournament bracket and having two teams of four play in a smaller map, or arena with a pre-selected loadout, and having them play a best of five series:

Of course, fans of the game would be disappointed to see competitive Fortnite end up being so far removed from the core game, but the idea does have some merit to it.

However, Call of Duty pro John ‘Xotic’ Bruno seems to be totally against the idea, saying that it would be “awful” and that Fortnite is being “forced” into being a competitive game when it should remain casual.

WizKay points out that people would “kick rocks competitively” for $100,000,000, though, and he is probably right about!

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Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.