Funko! have announced their second line-up of Fortnite Funko POP! figures, which include fan-favourite skins such as Skull Trooper and Red Knight.
The Funko POP! figures, which have not been officially announced by Funko but instead revealed by @thesneak01 on Instagram, are a much larger lineup than the previous first volume of Fortnite figures.
The second wave of figures, which will include fan-favourite skins “Skull Trooper”, “Red Knight”, “Omega”, and more, hasn’t been given a release date – just an announcement, most likely at New York Comic Con 2018 – where a lot of Funko POP! figures are teased, announced or released.
We still haven’t actually seen the release of the first wave of Funko POP! figures for Fortnite – volume 1 – which includes Rex and Tricera Ops figures. This is what Funko CEO Brian Mariotti said when these original vinyls were announced.
“This collection will be a true celebration of Fortnite’s incredible popularity and cultural significance, and we believe our Funko Fortnite collectibles will strongly resonate with fans of the game. We look forward to expanding this collection and combining our leading product capabilities with our strong retail platform.”
What do you think of these figures? Let us know in the comments below, and tell us which ones you’re eyeing up for yourself or a friend this coming holiday season.
Gamers and Fortnite fans have recently been accusing Nate Hill, a professional Fortnite player for FaZe Clan, of cheating in the first week of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish.
In the first week of the Fortnite Battle Royale Fall Skirmish, FaZe Clan’s Nate Hill was playing duos with FunkBomb, his partner – when FunkBomb died, it was all up to him to go for the win.
During the Fall Skirmish, Epic Games made it a rule to immediately leave the game when eliminated in order to reduce server lag and make the game fairer for those who were still alive and on the battlegrounds, but FunkBomb decided to take advantage of this.
Instead of waiting for his partner to win or lose, FunkBomb decided to help out Nate Hill by tuning into the official Fortnite stream on Twitch – which had practically no stream delay – and aid his teammate with callouts.
A lot of players called out Nate Hill and FunkBomb for this – but admittedly, FunkBomb did mention how he thought it might be cheating then proceeded to immediately stop.
However, due to the backlash, Nate Hill decided to comment on the accusations made by Fortnite fans and viewers.
In a reddit post, he expressed his opinion on the matter:
“Funk made a mistake and he owns up to it, but those calling for him to be perma-banned and calling him a scumbag couldn’t be more misinformed. It was a mistake made by an otherwise great guy/player. He felt bad before anyone caught him cheating and self Reported to Epic. That is not the trait of a scumbag, that is someone being honest forthcoming and owning up to their mistakes.”
Benjamin “Dr Lupo” Lupo, a famous Fortnite twitch streamer, is partnering with Rogue and Find Your Grind to launch a program which will help junior gaming enthusiasts become professional e-sports players, and possibly kickstart their careers.
Rogue, an e-sports organisation, and education platform Find Your Grind is partnering with Lupo – who frequents with Ninja, TimTheTatman and more famous Fortnite Battle Royale personalities – to make “Junior Rogue”.
“Junior Rogue” is a mentorship program that pits students with Rogue’s e-sports professionals and Find Your Grind’s educational staff members. The project is designed to allow students to better their competitive play, as well as teaching them the importance of social media, audience interaction and even game development.
Students will also receive high-end streaming and gaming equipment, a $500 scholarship and a travel stipend.
Apparently, the program filters students’ applications on a “case-by-case basis” and are “willing to foot the bill for passionate players who might not have the funds to take part in the program.”
You’ll be asked to upload your best continuous 40-60 minutes of Fortnite gameplay footage as a part of this application.
You can apply for the FYG Junior Rogue program here – the requirements are that you must be under 18 years of age and a resident of a U.S. Territory, or the United States. Applications are open until October 1, 2018at 5pm Pacific Time.
Here are the best moments and highlights from the very first week of the Fortnite Battle Royale Fall Skirmish tournament, in which players are competing for $10 million in prizes across a span of six weeks.
Epic Games invited over 500 Fortnite personalities, e-sports professionals and social media stars to attend and participate in the Fortnite Fall Skirmish tournament, with the players being split into five different Clubs that they represent over the six weeks. Think of them as houses, like in Harry Potter.
These personalities, when put onto a battleground together, make for some incredible highlights, and others – not so much. Here are the best moments and highlights from the first week of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish.
The Fall Skirmish is the second major tournament hosted by Epic Games, with over $10 million in prizes spread over 6 weeks. The previous tournament, the Summer Skirmish, gave out $8 million spread over 8 weeks.
The first week of the Fall Skirmish had a “Hold the Throne” format, with points gained as follows:
Fortnite players have long awaited the opportunity to showcase their wins in-game.
Especially as time goes on, some community members have questioned why Fortnite lacks some sort of in-game reward for securing a Victory Royale.
With new content being added almost weekly, many believe that a certain outfit or accessory should be granted to those that reach a certain milestone for wins and be able to ‘flaunt’ the item.
Reddit user /u/SchwarzENTegger has devised a simple, yet rewarding, possibility to help make winning more of an incentive in the form of a ‘Victory Cape.’
Like other outfits that level-up as a player completes certain goals, the Victory Cape would get more and more elegant as wins are acquired, and would allow for players to stand-out from the rest of the pack.
To help those still working towards the Season 5 Battle Pass rewards, Epic has activated 400% Match XP all weekend long — from now through September 24 at 8AM ET. Get out there and complete those rewards with a match XP bonus!
Season 6 of Fortnite will officially kick off with a new patch update on Sept. 27, with the official patch time to be announced closer to the date.
Epic Games has announced ‘long-term’ audio updates in Fortnite: Battle Royale at the start of Season 6.
On Friday, September 21, the developer revealed that major audio changes will be coming to Fortnite in the near future.
The full announcement can be viewed below.
Heya folks,We’ve heard your feedback on Audio and have some updates! Tactical audio cues are incredibly important to the core gameplay, and our goal is for you to be able to consistently rely on audio information to survive. Here are some things we’re starting to develop and test internally:
Season 6 – v6.00
More contrast between above/below steps.
We want this to be easier to determine on the fly, especially while other sounds are playing (gunfire, harvesting, etc).
More high frequency audio content to improve your ability to pinpoint the location of steps, and to prevent them from getting drowned out during intense combat.
Glider audio tells
Increased awareness when an enemy is gliding in your vicinity.
Doppler-based glider audio for incoming threats. This will create that “car passing by” effect when a player glides over top of you.
Improved spatialization of both skydiving and gliding players.
Ability to hear the open/close sounds of gliders from further away.
During Season 6
A system to add audio tells for in-air movement options (falling, Bouncers, Shockwave Grenades, etc).
In Fortnite there are a lot of options for players who want to send themselves flying through the air. We want to add sound to players as they fly.
This will provide additional tactical information and reduce cases where a player launches behind you without you knowing it.
Better info to help you predict where your enemy may approach from.
Discover and address cases where sounds don’t play at all.
Due to the chaotic nature of the game, sometimes important cues fail to play or are lost in the mix. We’re working on identifying and fixing cases where this occurs.
With Fortnite’s mobility mechanics and dynamic building/destruction, we are presented with unique challenges for spatial audio. It’s something we’ll continue to iterate and improve upon, in addition to other avenues we are looking to explore for the future. For example, Sound Propagation, where sounds actually travel through the world like they do in real life, and HRTF filtering, where sounds around you are filtered to sound as if they’re passing through your body.
Thank you for your continued feedback and active discussion around all things audio!”
Many are wondering what will happen to the Fortnite: Battle Royale map at the start of Season 6.
Now that ‘The Cube’ has made its way around the Fortnite map throughout Season 5 and ended up ‘melting’ in Loot Lake, fans are patiently waiting for the upcoming changes.
However, with Season 6 not set to release until Thursday, September 27, some community members are putting their own spin on various new content in the form of ‘concepts’
A new map concept was posted on the fortnitewave Instagram account, which features a collection of new potential additions by designer ‘Sardar Concepts.’
The map includes a prominent ‘lava’ crater where Loot Lake once was that stretches past Plesant Park and surrounding areas after rumors circulated that the POI would be changed.
‘Junk Junction’ has been replaced by ‘Slippery Slopes,’ which would bring a snowy terrain to Fortnite for the first time, along with the potential to add new themed-vehicles.
Although one of the most prominent additions is that of ‘Crazy Coasters’ which takes up part of Wailing Woods in the Northeast corner of the map. It features a full, functioning roller coaster and amusement park that can be enjoyed by players.
You can view the original map concept below.
It should be noted that the map is a concept for Season 6, and is not confirmed in any way to be real.
More information on the release of Season 6 can be found right here.