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TSM Myth “at a loss for words” over state of Fortnite comp

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:06 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:22

by Vincent Genova

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Epic Games is facing yet another backlash from its professional community after a blog post revealed more info about the upcoming competitive season.

TSM Myth became frustrated after seeing how Epic selected participants for the next major Fortnite event and possibly what patch IEM Katowice will be played on.

Myth retweeted Fortnite coach Convertible, who originally called out the selection process. “I’m kinda at a lost for words. What’s happening internally? Are things dysfunctional? Did blog number one have a huge error,” said Myth.

The reason for his reaction was Season 8 of Fortnite will go live the day of the IEM Katowice tournament, meaning significant gameplay changes and new items could be added with no time for pros to adjust – something Epic said they would avoid in the future.

In fairness to Epic, they could play IEM Katowice on an older version of the game, similar to how the Overwatch League runs on different patches than the publicly available version of Overwatch. They have not given any indication that will be the case, however.

Another source of frustration was Epic claiming to let players know if an in-game Pop-up Cup was going to be used for qualification. Matt Layman, Esports lead at Epic, said “we will be very clear when something will be used as a qualifier.”

Unfortunately, that was not the case. The top 25 players from the Explorer Cup qualified for the Secret Skirmish, even though no prior indication was given that the Explorer Cup would be used for placements. In fairness to Epic once again, they did call it a secret – but that will hardly reassure players who feel esports communication is lacking.

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Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
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Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.