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Competitive Fortnite State of Development



Epic Games has released a blog post detailing the state of development of Competitive Fortnite.

In the blog post, Epic Games addresses Arena Mode, Performance Improvements, Server Replays, and much more.

What are your thoughts on Competitive Fortnite? How does the blog post change your feelings? Let us know!


By The Fortnite Competitive Team

Heya Fortnite Community, 

The Fortnite World Cup Online Open starts on April 13. Let’s gear up by diving into a few feature updates right around the corner and upcoming competitive events on the horizon. 


The v8.20 update kicked off Arena Mode and players have rapidly been earning Hype while working their way through the divisions towards the Champion League.  We will continue to iterate on Arena by providing new scoring formats, league-specific tournaments, and custom rewards upon reaching new divisions.

One area we’ve heard your pain with longer queue times in higher levels of competitive play, so we are investigating a solution: the ability to play while you wait! We’ll place you into a match or Creative Island during those longer queue times to keep you warmed up. While that solution is a little way out, we’ll be regularly updating matchmaking logic for Arena to provide a better experience for players in all divisions.


Improving late game performance is a priority for us. We’ll start by bringing the opt-in FPS display to console and mobile which will help us better monitor live gameplay performance when digging into your reports. The display itself will get a minor improvement to include a rolling min and max value to help catch long frames at fast rates.

We’re also actively investigating uneven framerates, hitching and late-game performance from multiple community reports and competitive match breakdowns. Our goal across upcoming releases is to iterate on common stalls that directly impact gameplay and provide a more consistent endgame experience. The v8.30 update contains improvements to multithreaded rendering performance in heavier scenes for console and desktop as well as a fix for a hitch related to vehicles.


In the near future, we will be updating how we handle custom resolutions on PC. When using a custom resolution, vertical FOV will be locked. Horizontal FOV will be unlocked in all modes, but in competitive playlists (e.g. Arena and in-game tournaments) we will be locking the aspect ratio to 16:9.


Last weekend, we were able to make server replays from the Luxe Cup available to players for the first time. With these files came the ability to utilize our work-in-progress broadcast spectating tools. The process is currently manual, you’re required to view on PC and download the replay files from the following links:

EUROPE (alt link)
NA EAST (alt link)

We’re working to surface these replays in-client starting with v8.30. In the meantime, we’ll be continuing to populate the above folders with the latest competitive cup replays each weekend. Follow the guide below to get started:

  1. Click on the desired replay file from within one of the sheets above.
  2. This will open a browser tab, which will start an automatic download of the replay file.
  3. Navigate in-game to the “Career” tab then “Replays”.
  4. Click on “Open Replay Folder” button at the bottom right to bring up File Explorer and the replay folder.
  5. Move the downloaded replay file from Step 2 into the folder opened in Step 4.
  6. The replay should now be able to be played in-game, by going to “Career” then “Replays” on the main menu within Fortnite Battle Royale.

Our broadcast tools are a work-in-progress, so please give us your feedback as we work to polish and add features over the next few iterations. In the future, we aim to have our broadcast tools available for both on-demand replays and streaming games in client on all platforms. We’ll be watching for all of the great replay edits uploaded by you across social channels and will share our favorites with the rest of the Fortnite community!


The Fortnite World Cup Online Open tournaments begin on April 13, but with one last weekend to go we’ll be holding the Fortnite World Cup Warmup. This is our last online practice tournament and will feature a $500,000 prize pool with a much broader prize distribution than previous weeks.  

The Fortnite World Cup Warmup Semi-Finals will be held on Saturday, 4/6. Any eligible Duo who has both players reach Division 6 in Contender’s League in Arena Mode will be able to hop in during the three hour event window. The top 1,500 Duos in each region will advance to the Finals on Sunday, 4/7.

Full rules for the Fortnite World Cup Warmup will be available later this week here:


As a reminder, all players who compete in the Final Round of the Fortnite World Cup Warmup and other cash prize tournaments will be required to enable 2FA and link their account to an Epic ID. You can do so by following our guide here.

In the future, we may require 2FA to participate in earlier rounds, so it’s best to double-check in advance. Our support team is also equipped to assist those that need help with their current 2FA access by submitting a ticket here.

We hope to see you on the Fortnite world stage!

– The Fortnite Competitive Team

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.



Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite

The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.

GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.



Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.

As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

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Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.



Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

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Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

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It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

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With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

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