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TSM’s High Distortion offers warning for free agent Fortnite pros ahead of World Cup

Published: 3/Apr/2019 11:02 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 11:42

by David Purcell


Team SoloMid’s Fortnite World Cup, with organizations on the lookout for top talents. 

The year 2019 has been touted as ‘the year of Fortnite esports’ by many esports insiders in the past, and now fans are starting to see what they meant – with a $30 million prize pool up for grabs in just the World Cup alone. 

While that might sound like a huge opportunity for players involved in the battle royale game’s competitive scene, HighDistortion has stressed the need for competitors to choose their organizations wisely to prevent any disappointment further down the line. 

Epic GamesHighDistortion believes players need to choose organizations wisely for the Fortnite World Cup.

Reaching out to fellow players in a Twitter post on April 2, the pro warned young players about the ways in which they could potentially be taken advantage of as tournament prize pools increase in size. 

“Don’t sign into an organization, so you can say that you’re a pro, that takes 25%-50% of your prize pool winnings and doesn’t give you a salary,” he tweeted.

“They are only signing you on the chance that you strike big at the World Cup,” he added. “Then, they take a nice cut of millions!”

HighDistortion is not the only high profile name in Fortnite’s online community looking out for upcoming players, though, as fellow pros Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman, NRG’s Sven “Svennoss” Edelenbosch and Counter Logic Gaming’s Sam “WishYouLuckk” Salcedo echoing the same sentiments. 

The Fortnite World Cup is set to take place between April 13 and June 16, with each player “guaranteed” to take home at least $50,000 for competing – according to Epic Games.

Whether or not budding players, who are looking to make it into the pro scene, take this advice from HighDistortion and others on board remains to be seen. 


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.