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Fortnite Celebration Cup PS4 event: What players should know

Fortnite Celebration Cup PS4 event: What players should know

Epic Games has teamed up with Sony to announce an upcoming Fortnite event that will only be available for players who have a PlayStation 4 console. The event is scheduled to take place later this month and it will involve $1,000,000 in cash prizes. Assuming you have a PS4, here's everything you need to know to participate in the competition.

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Kentucky bans Fortnite from esports programs over gun concerns

Kentucky bans Fortnite from esports programs over gun concerns

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) is being criticized for its decision to ban battle royale game Fortnite from its high school esports program. The reason for the ban, according to the association's Commissioner Julian Tackett, is that it is a 'shooter' game and as such has no place 'in our schools.' The ban follows PlayVS's recently announced partnership with Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite.

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Fortnite Australian Open Summer Smash weekend event detailed

Fortnite Australian Open Summer Smash weekend event detailed

Epic Games has announced a new Fortnite event that will take place in conjunction with the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam event of 2020. This will be the second time Fortnite is featured at the Grand Slam event; this time around, Epic says there will be a Trios Pro-Am event on Saturday with a charity prize pool, as well as a Sunday Solo competition and more.

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Fortnite Harley Quinn skin teased with recent Warner Bros tweet

Fortnite Harley Quinn skin teased with recent Warner Bros tweet

Epic has scored a number of major crossovers for its Fortnite battle royale game and it may have just teased the newest one in the pipeline. Coming only weeks after the company ended its major Star Wars crossover is a new tweet from Epic indicating that we may see a new skin based on the Warner Bros. character Harley Quinn. Sadly, and as expected for a teaser, Epic is withholding quite a few details.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 finally has a release date

Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 finally has a release date

With the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, Epic made a lot of changes to the game. Not only did the map change in fairly dramatic fashion, but account progression was given something of a shakeup and Chapter 2 gave players more to do in matches (like fishing). The changes weren't just centered around gameplay, though, as Epic also changed Fortnite's seasonal structure.

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Fortnite’s new Cap Kick emote has a secret failure mode

Fortnite’s new Cap Kick emote has a secret failure mode

Last summer, you likely noticed a brief Internet trend (unless you live under a rock) that involved recording videos of one's self attempting to kick the cap off of a bottle. This was the latest of a long line of social trends that attracted celebrity attention, fueling its rapid rise and brief peak in popularity. The Cap Kick has returned, this time in the form of a Fortnite emote and it comes with a secret variant.

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Epic is taking an exclusive Fortnite skin away from some players

Epic is taking an exclusive Fortnite skin away from some players

Under a partnership with Samsung, Epic offered an exclusive skin called 'iKonic' that was only available to players who had purchased the Galaxy S10 or one of its variants. This exclusivity didn't stop some obsessive fans from finding ways to acquire the skin elsewhere, but Epic isn't tolerating it, at least based on reports from some players. It seems the company is removing the skin from some players' lockers.

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Fortnite is now an official high school sport – yes, really [UPDATE]

Fortnite is now an official high school sport – yes, really [UPDATE]

Fortnite joined the ranks of official esports league play, sanctioned by the NFHS and CIFSS in association with the group PlayVS. The NFHS is the National Federation of State High School Associations, the nonprofit organization that writes the rules of competition for "most high school sports and activities" inside the United States. California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section is the athletic and educational association that governs high school athletics in Southern California - or MOST of SoCal.

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Fortnite can now run at 120fps on 2018 iPad Pro

Fortnite can now run at 120fps on 2018 iPad Pro

Typically, high framerates in video games are the domain of PCs, as consoles and mobile devices tend to max out at 60 frames per seconds but are often limited to a mere 30. That changes today, at least in regards to Fortnite. Epic has shipped a new update for the iOS version of Fortnite that bumps the supported framerate to a max of 120, assuming that you have the right hardware for the job, of course.

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Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart has launched a new relatively cheap Xbox One S 1TB console bundle that includes three games, one of which is free, as well as extra perks on top of it like V-Bucks and a long free Xbox Live Gold trial. This is the slim digital-only version of the Xbox One console, meaning it doesn't have a disc drive and can only be used with digitally downloaded games, music, and movies.

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Fortnite players find a clever way to finish the moving dance challenge

Fortnite players find a clever way to finish the moving dance challenge

Fortnite is packed full of challenges that enable players to tier up in the Battle Pass and unlock new rewards, including cosmetics and V-Bucks. These challenges range from simple to surprisingly difficult, though most of the difficulty is due to the risk of being eliminated by another player while performing the challenge. One such tricky challenge requires the player to move 100m while dancing, but there's a simple solution to the task.

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Samsung comments on leak of alleged exclusive Fortnite skin

Samsung comments on leak of alleged exclusive Fortnite skin

If a new leak is correct, Fortnite players may see the launch of another exclusive skin made available only to certain Samsung customers. Images of the skin, which is named 'Iris,' appeared online only a few weeks ahead of Samsung's planned Unpacked event in February. The company has publicly commented on the leaked item, teasing fans about the alleged exclusivity of the product.

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