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Fortnite Extends Competitive World Cup to Creative Mode

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The Fortnite World Cup began last week with a series of competitive tournaments for both Solos and Duos. The ongoing competition will last for 10 weeks and consist of three different tiers: Arena Mode, Semi-Finals, and Finals.

In the new Arena Mode players will need to climb to the top of a leader board to qualify to the Semi-Finals, which take place every Saturday. From there the top 3,000 players will quality for the Finals to compete for a $1 million prize pool. The highest ranked players will be invited to the World Cup Finals, taking place in New York City in July.

This week Epic Games announced that the World Cup is being extended to Fortnight Creative Mode. World Cup Creative will task players with making it through five different trials created via Fortnite’s Creative mode. Each week will feature a new event, beginning April 29 and running through June 7.

Gameplay will need to be recorded and clips submitted using the event specific hashtags on YouTube. The hashtags will be provided when the events officially kick off. Three finalists will be selected from each of the five trials, earning a $5,o00 reward and an invitation to the Creative Competitions Finale in New York City in July.

See the official rules for the Fortnite World Cup Creative here. Note that participants must be age 13 or older.

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Earn Double XP and Get a Free Battle Pass in Fortnite

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Perhaps due to Apex Legends’ huge popularity, genre juggernaut Fortnite is hosting back-to-back double XP weekends, and the chance to earn a free battle pass for season eight. The Valenine’s Surprise event closes out the Share the Love event of February, and season seven overall, which ends Feb. 28

The big surprise is that anyone who completes 13 overtime challenges by Feb. 27 will receive season eight’s battle pass for free. The seasonal battle passes normally cost about $10 in V-Bucks.

You can earn season seven skins by completing five, 10, and 15 challenges. Unlocking five challenges will also reward the Valentine Wrap and Vines Contrail rewards. The first three overtime challenges are:

  • Collection 15 Coins in Featured Creative Islands
  • Search loot boxes at a motel or RV park (7 times)
  • Place Top 15 in Duos with a friend (3 times)

More overtime challenges will become available on Saturday, Tuesday, and next Friday. As further incentive, Epic Games is hosting two double XP weekends. Earn twice the XP when playing between Feb. 15-17 and again during the weekend of Feb. 22-24.

Fortnite is in the midst of the Share the Love event for February. Players can still earn a Culled Hearts Wrap skin by supporting a creator through the Support-A-Creator program, until Feb 22. It’s essentially an affiliate program. When earning or purchasing V-Bucks, your chosen creator will receive a share. To support a creator, enter their Epic game tag in the creator section of the item shop.

Fortnite is available for free on PC (Epic Games store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile devices. It’s rated T for Teen.

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Gamevice Smartphone Controller Now Supports Fortnite

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Gamevice announced that its series of mobile controllers now officially support Fortnite, thanks to the latest 7.3 update.

“Fortnite’s initial release on iOS was a watershed moment in the history of mobile gaming. It doesn’t get any bigger than this, for mobile gaming, and for the world of mobile gaming controllers,” states the official blog post.

As Gamevice mentions in their blog post, the mobile version of Fortnite is the exact same version as PC and console. The only difference – mobile gamers had to use the touchscreen, putting them at a distinct disadvantage.

For Android users the Gamevice controller, which physically attaches to your phone or tablet, functions the exact same as a console controller, with the same key bindings.

For iOS controls, however, Apple lacks support for the L3 and R3 functions – pressing in the analog sticks. Gamevice got around this with two methods. For Fortnite, L3 is how you sprint. But Fortnite defaults to automatically sprint whenever it detects a controller. R3 lets you crouch and repair structures, which has been moved to one of the d-pad buttons. The Gamevice controller also lets you remap the buttons however you want.

Epic Games worked directly with Gamevice to improve matchmaking. Fortnite players using a controller on mobile have a big advantage versus those still on a touchscreen. Thus the game will try and matchmaker controller users together when auto-matchmaking.

Gamevice controllers support over 1,000 different mobile games, and Fortnite is a critical grab. These specialized controllers don’t come cheap however, ranging from $79-99 for smartphones and tablet-size.