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Shroud returns to Fortnite and immediately regrets it: “This hurts my eyes”

Published: 15/Jun/2019 12:21 Updated: 15/Jun/2019 12:44

by Marcus Banks

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Twitch star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek finally made a return to Fortnite, but was made to immediately rethink his decision after seeing his character’s field of view.

Field of view (FOV) has been a much-discussed topic in Fortnite of late, with competitive players feeling that the current native resolution of ’80’ doesn’t allow them to take in all of their surrounding during intense build battles against enemies.

Nevertheless, Epic believed that stretched res provided players with a significant gameplay advantage and caused outrage by implementing a ban ahead of the World Cup qualifiers, adding that a FOV slider would not be coming anytime soon.

EPIC GAMESEpic Games were unwilling to cater to the demands of their competitive community.

Following his return to Fortnite on June 15, the Canadian streamer was left baffled by his character’s perspective and immediately questioned whether there was a way to change it.

“Everything feels zoomed in,” shroud said. “Is there a setting or something I can change?

“Holy fuck, this is insane. This hurts my eyes.”

In the past, shroud advised Team Liquid’s Fortnite pro Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve to suck it up and get used to native resolution, after the Liquid player claimed it hurt his eyes.

The former CS:GO professional, who used native during his competitive days, added that Poach would get eventually adapt to the resolution, but he may now have more sympathy for his fellow gamer after experiencing Fortnite’s very restrictive FOV for himself.

It is not yet confirmed whether Epic Games will rethink their decision surrounding an FOV slider ahead of the $30 million World Cup grand final which takes place in New York on July 26-28.

Participants for the event are almost confirmed with just one week of qualifiers remaining to confirm who will battle it out for the largest prize pool in esport history.

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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.