UMG Announces the End of Friday Fortnite Partnership - Dexerto

UMG Announces the End of Friday Fortnite Partnership

Published: 20/Jul/2018 12:19 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:07

by Ross Deason


UMG Events will no longer be involved with Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s Friday Fortnite tournaments, the company has revealed.

In a statement on Twitter, UMG stated that it is “delighted by the impact” that the incredibly popular events have had on the Fortnite community but that its role had now come to an end.

UMG goes on to say that millions of viewers tuned in every week to watch their favorite players and streamers compete in Friday Fortnite events and thanks KEEMSTAR, the players, and the Friday Fortnite partners for helping to make it such a success.

The news about UMG breaking ties with Friday Fortnite comes shortly after KEEMSTAR’s announcement that the July 20 edition of the event has been cancelled following a scheduling conflict.

Epic Games is hosting a “Summer Skirmish” tournament at the same time as Friday Fortnite was due to be played and, according to KEEMSTAR, most of the players that were due to play in his competition have now been invited to Epic’s.

The Drama Alert host has made it clear that he does not want to hold the players back from playing tournaments worth $500,000, but seems disappointed in Epic Games for capping the prize pool of Friday Fortnite at just $20,000 and then going head-to-head with him in scheduling.

With Friday Fortnite’s partnership with UMG coming to an end, the future of the tournament is uncertain. Given the impressive viewing figures, and the popularity with players and streamers, it seems unlikely that it will disappear entirely.


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

Epic Games
The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
Epic Games
Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.