They’re the duo that keeps giving. Fortnite Streamer Ninja and Musician Marshmello have once again teamed up for another good cause.
The two have donated an autographed Xbox One console to a Charity Auction supporting Make-A-Wish’s Consoles-For-Kids campaign.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane it’s a…Fortnite glider?! Streaming legends Ninja and Marshmello teamed up to sign this all-things Fortnite custom console signed with love, (X_X) and celebrating their E3 2018 Pro Am victory!
This package includes:
One (1) Customized Fortnite Xbox One X console autographed by Ninja and Marshmello
Last week brought the announcement of Fortnite’s Fall Skirmish which begins on Friday, September 21st. Below you can find the Week 1 Format and Information for Fall Skirmish.
EU – Friday, September 21st
Start: 12:00PM Eastern
End: 3:00PM Eastern
NA – Friday, September 21st
Start: 4:00PM Eastern
End: 7:00PM Eastern
Week 1 invites are currently rolling out. A significant change from Summer Skirmish is that each player is assigned to 1 of 5 Clubs during Fall Skirmish.
Every week there will be a Competitive Event and Trial Event. All Club members are invited to participate in the Trials, while only selected Club members are allowed to participate in the Competitive event. Winning either event will earn Club points, and the individual winners will be awarded additional prize money.
At the end of the Fall Skirmish series the Club with the most points will be crowned victor and earn a bonus amount for the entire Club roster.
1st Place – Prize (Club total): $1,500,000, Per Player: $15,000
2nd Place – Prize (Club total): $1,000,000, Per Player: $10,000
3rd Place – Prize (Club total): $750,000, Per Player: $7,500
4th Place – Prize (Club total): $500,000, Per Player: $5,000
5th Place – Prize (Club total): $250,000, Per Player: $2,500
The Duo with the most points at the end of 6 matches wins. Victory Royales and Eliminations will be scored to determine placement at the end of the event. The top 10 teams at the end of the competition will be awarded.
Victory Royale: +3 Points
2nd-3rd Place: +2 Points
4th-5th Place: +1 Point
8+ Eliminations: +3 Points
6-7 Eliminations: +2 Points
4-5 Eliminations: +1 Point
Hold the Throne (Most Eliminations in any Match): +2 Points
Only selected (by Epic) club members are allowed to participate in Week 1’s ‘Hold the Throne’.
1st Place – Prize: $67,500, Club Points: 305
2nd Place – Prize: $47,500, Club Points: 215
3rd Place – Prize: $36,250, Club Points: 165
4th Place – Prize: $25,000, Club Points: 115
5th Place – Prize: $20,000, Club Points: 90
6th Place – Prize: $15,000, Club Points: 70
7th Place – Prize: $12,500, Club Points: 55
8th Place – Prize: $10,000, Club Points: 45
9th Place – Prize: $8,750, Club Points: 40
10th Place – Prize: $7,500, Club Points: 35
Hold the Throne (Most Eliminations in any Match) – Prize: $50,000
Members of your Club will assemble into Squads to play matches on the Squad game mode. The top squad with the highest amount of eliminations in a single match from each Club will earn prizes and Club points based on their performance. Open to all Club members.
The cube has melted into Loot Lake after a wild few weeks of wandering around the map.
The cube has finally reached its destination and turned Loot Lake into a bouncy area, with purple water/ice and runes all over. The Cube has also melted inside of the water, we have no idea what can happen next. You should stay tuned for the latest news about the cube.
Here is a clip, courtesy of LootLake.net:
As you can see by the clip, the Cube – after weeks of roaming around the Fortnite Battle Royale map – finally reached its destination at Loot Lake, and proceeded to dissolve – or melt – into the lake water.
The cube, regularly nicknamed “Kevin” by fans of the game, then proceeded to spark up the water and turn it purple – eventually giving it a rune pattern all across the lake and making it bouncy when players walk on it.
Here is OpTiC CouRage’s reaction to the bouncy water/ice.
This was but another real-time event for Fortnite Battle Royale, which has seen host to multiple season-changing events – such as the Missile Launch which began Season 5, or the Meteor Strike which ended Season 3 – it’s yet another thing that makes the game so unique from other titles.
Epic Games, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in these upcoming days – the most popular theory being that the Lake will turn into a Volcano by the end of the season. This was backed up by volcano assets being found in the Battle Royale gamemode files.
Either way, we’ll have to wait and see what happens next. Stay tuned for the latest information on the Cube and Loot Lake’s mysterious water.
We only just got to see the new building in Tilted Towers say hi to the world, before immediately saying goodbye to it.
The building was only just completed on September 6, 2018 after construction had been happening in the area due to the Meteor Strike damaging the previous building at the end of Season 3.
It’s sad that the building had only just opened, only to be destroyed again by Kevin the Cube on its journey to Loot Lake, which is soon to end. Unfortunately, the building’s prosperity has ended too, in a horrific demolition.
The cube, nicknamed “Kevin” by Fortnite fans and Redditors, has been having a long journey around the Fortnite Battle Royale map for weeks ever since it formed from a lightning strike in Paradise Palms.
The most popular theory is that the Cube will drain all the lake water from Loot Lake and eventually turn the location into a volcanic area – backed up by assets found in both the Cube’s files and inside some mysterious Volcano files.
The Cube’s files were also updated in Patch v5.41 with a “Destination” event and some water-related files such as “Water_Shallow”, further implying a Loot Lake drainage was about to occur.
We will have to see what happens with Kevin the Cube once it leaves Tilted Towers and enters Loot Lake – stay tuned to FortniteINTEL for when that happens!
Reddit user and Twitch streamer Fluffyox recently made a post describing a technique he discovered to not take fall damage when falling from great heights.
The streamer recently discovered a technique allowing players to not take fall damage in Fortnite Battle Royale by using the Grappler to his advantage in-game. Hang tight, this might sound tricky but it isn’t so hard.
In the video, you can clearly see Fluffyox wait to be extremely close to the ground before firing the Grappler and exploiting the physics to not take any fall damage whatsoever – despite falling from a huge height.
So, to allow others to learn the technique – Fluffyox took to Reddit to explain exactly how he pulled off the stunt.
“Vertical distance contributes less to the range than horizontal distance. Pure Horizontal range about 6.2 tiles, while pure vertical range is 7.2. They balance out at 4.8×4.8.”
“If you are out of range of the target surface when you fire (reticle shows a red X when fired), you can still successfully grapple if you move within range by the time the grapple reaches the max distance.”
Obviously, that sounds extremely over-complicated and technical for those who just want to not take fall damage in Fortnite Battle Royale without all the rocket science.
He’s basically saying that if you grapple toward areas 3.5-4.5 tiles away and 3.5-4.5 tiles high you can live through any fall. I guess it’s just all about timing.
It’s still complicated, but it’s a crazy way to not suffer from one of the game’s most frustrating mechanics.
Even as one of the most popular games worldwide, Fortnite: Battle Royale does not hold the number one spot on YouTube.
According to The Verge, Minecraft, a game released in 2009, is still at the top of the video sharing platform after multiple years of dominance.
While Fortnite may be one of the most well-recognized games between a variety of age groups following an incredible run over the course of 2017 and 2018, it still has competitors.
Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt, the global director of YouTube Gaming and partnerships, mentioned how Minecraft still has a hold on the top spot globally, regardless of Fortnite’s recent surge.
“Fortnite has certainly been a massive contributor to the growth on gaming [but] Minecraft is still our biggest game globally […] Fortnite has not taken off in every single market.”
He continues to describe that many view Fortnite through a ‘Westernized’ lens, and that other regions play a major role in YouTube popularity.
“It’s a very Westernized look when you look at just the Fortnite lens, of how big Fortnite has been […] But when you start to look at these other countries and regions, we’re actually seeing explosive growth from the mobile gaming category that’s pretty underrepresented in the West.””
A staggering 75 million monthly players were reported in January of 2018 for Minecraft, which helps solidify its spot at the top of the YouTube Gaming totem pole – for now.
Leaks from Patch v5.30 and Patch v5.40 have revealed a load of cosmetics, but we still haven’t got all of them in-game yet. Here’s what you should expect to be released this week.
It’s assumed that the Cloaked Star, another Epic skin coming to Battle Royale, will be getting the Ghost Portal back bling with it – but this might not be the case. Either way, both cosmetics are Epic. Cloaked Star is actually already in Save the World – Fortnite’s Campaign Mode – however his files have been found under Athena; the codename for Battle Royale.
These two were leaked from Patch v5.30 patch.
The “K-Pop” skin is expected to be coming to the Item Shop sooner or later, but maybe not as soon as we might hope. We originally saw this cosmetic with no name, model or even knowledge of where it would pop up – however, just recently we got an update that shows the skin will be coming to the Item Shop and will be called “K-pop”.
Items That Have Now Released Since Publishing
These six cosmetics were released on the September 16th Item Shop under the Garage Band set and left the Item Shop on September 18th. The skins were of Epic rarity, with the Hot Ride glider being a Legendary glider – is a car with wings and the wheels facing down, which could be have been a nod to Back to the Future’s Delorean Time Machine.