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Epic may have removed SBMM from Fortnite Squads mode

Epic may have removed SBMM from Fortnite Squads mode

A growing number of streamers are speculating that Epic removed skill-based matchmaking from Fortnite's Squads mode, offering teams of players the opportunity to engage with a wider variety of players. Skill-based matchmaking has been controversial since its arrival -- while it's a great thing for casual players who were discouraged by more skilled gamers, it has been heavily criticized other players who hate the intensity it brings.

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Epic teases Fortnite’s future following big Season 3 flood leak

Epic teases Fortnite’s future following big Season 3 flood leak

In recent days, a video was published claiming to reveal all sorts of major Fortnite Season 3 details, the key one being alleged plans for a future flood that will take over the game's new island. This was a surprising revelation, though perhaps not too unusual given the major water changes Epic introduced with Chapter 2. Now actual changes have appeared in the map that hint at that future event.

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Fortnite Season 3 leak claims watery map changes and shark vehicles

Fortnite Season 3 leak claims watery map changes and shark vehicles

A new Fortnite leak claims to reveal some of the changes that Epic will add to its battle royale game starting in early June when Season 3 is released. The leaker is a known streamer who has hundreds of thousands of subscribers; he claims to be very confident in his source, claiming that they previously tipped accurate information ahead of future game changes.

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Fortnite bug turns Choppa and boats into instant death machines

Fortnite bug turns Choppa and boats into instant death machines

A new Fortnite bug has appeared and it is catching players by surprise. Put simply, ordinary vehicles like boats and the Choppa have proven fatal to multiple players, causing them to lose the match for simply touching the objects. This isn't something that involves crashing or self-destructing -- the bug manifests when the player mere touches the vehicle, causing damage.

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Epic details its Fortnite Competitive roadmap for the rest of 2020

Epic details its Fortnite Competitive roadmap for the rest of 2020

Epic just dropped a huge tweet thread detailing its plans for Fortnite Competitive over the remainder of the year, something that has been in question over the coronavirus pandemic. At this point in time, holding large esports events where people congregate isn't possible. For this reason, the company says, fans can expect the rest of the 2020 competitions to be held online.

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Fortnite Party Mode confirmed following numerous leaks

Fortnite Party Mode confirmed following numerous leaks

It seems that Fortnite is getting a new map and a new game mode to go along with. A number of Fortnite data miners have discovered a map apparently called Papaya lurking in Fortnite's files, and that new location seems to be home to an incoming Party Mode. Party Mode, as the name suggests, will ditch the regular Fortnite formula and be a more laid-back affair.

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Epic Games Store two-factor authentication: How to turn it on (and why)

Epic Games Store two-factor authentication: How to turn it on (and why)

A lot of security-minded folks will tell you that two-factor authentication is a good thing to have in this day and age, but for those who want to claim the free games on offer from the Epic Games Store, Epic is going to insist on it. For the next month, those looking to pick up the free games on offer will only be able to do so if they have two-factor authentication turned on, so now is a great time to flip the switch on it if you haven't already.

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Epic Games Store free games will require users to enable 2FA security

Epic Games Store free games will require users to enable 2FA security

The past few weeks, even months, have exhibited a surge in Internet activity and gaming at home. That means most of those accessing the Internet these days especially for work are doing so behind ordinary home networks and routers without the benefit of tightened security at the office. This, in turn, has also caused a spike in hacking and phishing attempts trying to take advantage of vulnerabilities which is why even gaming companies are now pushing people to secure their accounts, especially if they still want access to a selection of free games.

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Fortnite version 12.50 update detailed: Here’s what to expect

Fortnite version 12.50 update detailed: Here’s what to expect

It's that time again -- Epic has announced plans for another Fortnite update, one that will arrive on Wednesday, April 29. Contrary to the original plans, this won't be the final update in the game's second season; the release of Season 3 has been delayed until early June. This update will bring new changes to the existing season, though some details are still missing.

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Fortnite Champion Series Invitational detailed: What you need to know

Fortnite Champion Series Invitational detailed: What you need to know

On Friday, Epic Games officially announced the Fortnite Competitive Series Invitational, the next round in its competitive tournament. The company has put up a $2,000,000 prize pool for this event, one that will be split up among different players throughout the event. The Invitational will begin on May 9 and last for three weekends; this will follow the Open Qualifier starting on May 2.

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Fortnite live music concerts: This is really happening

Fortnite live music concerts: This is really happening

Fortnite held a live music concert, streaming a performance of a real, actual, live music artist in the game. How did it work? Who is Travis Scott? What's going on here? Is this the way the future is going to work, now that we're quarantined for COVID-19 all around the world in a never-ending repeat of the same day, over and over again. Did Epic Games find the way to beat the madness?

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Fortnite Travis Scott event confirmed: What players need to know

Fortnite Travis Scott event confirmed: What players need to know

Following multiple leaks indicating as much, Epic Games has officially confirmed that it has a Travis Scott event in the pipeline for its battle royale game. The event is called 'Astronomical,' and it'll involve an experience that premieres a brand new song. Things will operate a bit differently with this in-game event compared to the last Fortnite concert; here's what to expect.

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