Pro Fortnite players aren't enjoying Epic's decision to force peripherals and settings at TwitchCon's Skirmish event - Dexerto

Pro Fortnite players aren’t enjoying Epic’s decision to force peripherals and settings at TwitchCon’s Skirmish event

Published: 22/Oct/2018 21:13 Updated: 22/Oct/2018 22:01

by Wyatt Donigan


Ever since Epic Games announced the full rules for TwitchCon’s Fall Skirmish finale, pro players have taken to Twitter blasting the decision.

Much like Fortnite’s Summer Skirmish finale at PAX West, all participants at TwitchCon’s Fall Skirmish event have to play on the max graphics settings and with a specific set of peripherals.

Pro players weren’t happy about the rule for PAX West and things aren’t any different this time around for TwitchCon.

The conversation got started when esports consultant Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau tweeted a picture of the rules, stating “This is not competitive. It’s amateur dressed up as esports.”

Since then, the outrage hasn’t stopped with players at all levels speaking out against the decision.

Team Liquid’s Jake ‘POACH’ Brumleve expressed his worry about even being able to stream with the high settings, saying that he could start using the specific keyboard and mouse that’s allowed but would be “torturing [himself] with shadows yet.”

POACH’s statement was one of the most enlightening as it demonstrated that many players like himself might not even be able to practice on the higher settings due to limitations of their home setups.

He wasn’t the only one to express his reservations about practicing with the higher video settings, as many other players shared similar stories of their own.

Even players who do have the necessary equipment required to run the game at the highest of settings don’t do so since it makes it harder to see enemy players, something that Cloud9’s Jacob ‘Hysteria’ Reiser outlined in a Tweet of his own.

Despite the widespread backlash from the pro community, Epic Games has yet to comment on the issue, sticking to their guns on the TwitchCon ruleset.

With the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers slated to start sometime in 2019, players will no doubt have their eyes peeled when it comes to the ruleset for the major event.


Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

Epic Games
Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.