Fortnite Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Fortnite RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 'Tis the Season to Be Gaming: A Guide to 2018's Winter Gaming Events https://www.gameskinny.com/os5ze/tis-the-season-to-be-gaming-a-guide-to-2018s-winter-gaming-events https://www.gameskinny.com/os5ze/tis-the-season-to-be-gaming-a-guide-to-2018s-winter-gaming-events Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:14:21 -0500 Victoria B.

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This month will be filled with all sorts of new content for you to enjoy, so be sure to celebrate the season by playing with your friends this month while these additions are available.

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We'll be keeping an eye out for more announcements from developers as new holiday events arise, so check back for further updates.

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Killing Floor 2 -- Twisted Christmas: Season's Beatings 

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Killing Floor has tons of new content for its players this season with Season’s Beatings.

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Play as killer Santa Clause as you slice through zeds and take on Krampus to reclaim your workshop on the new map Santa’s Workshop.

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You can also fight the crowds of Black Friday zeds in the new map Shopping Spree. On top of that, use an arsenal of new weapons which include Krampus Battle Axe, M32 Grenade Launcher, Fire Axe, and the Road Redeemer.

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Oh, and did we mention that the one and only Gary Busey voices Badass Santa? That alone is worth checking out. 

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Rocket League -- Frosty Fest

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No official announcements have been made regarding Rocket League’s Frosty Fest. However, last year’s event ran from December 11 to January 2, and it brought all sorts of antennas, toppers, wheels, rocket boosts, and decals.

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Playing various matches, including hockey, rewards players with snowflakes, used to obtain new holiday content.

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While we wait for the Frosty Fest to return, we can still look forward to the recent Rocket Pass 2 announcement, which will be available starting December 10. Buying a premium upgrade for this pass ($9.99) will include the new Artemis Battle-Car.

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Fortnite -- Winter Royale: Season 7

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Winter Royale will officially dropped on December 6 and the seventh season has brought all sorts of holiday-themed themed content. Remember, however, this content comes at a price. You must purchase the battle pass for exclusive tier content, primarily skins.

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Some of these new skins include:

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  • Srg. Winter -- A ripped and battle worn version of santa
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  • Yetti -- A blue skinned monster with white fur and crossed eyes.
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  • Pajama -- A burger onesie complete with slippers and a googly eyed hood.
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  • Lynx -- A legendary sleek cat suit.
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  • The Ice King -- Another legendary skin of a cloaked man with glowing blue eyes and icy boots.
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Once jumping from the bus with your new skin and gear, you’ll find the map coated in snow and ice to fit the season.

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Destiny 2 -- Dawning 

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Destiny 2’s Dawning event will be returning once again this year, but at a later time that it’s previous release.

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The official start date will be December 11, but no end date is currently in sight. You’ll find the farm and tower decorated, Dawning engrams, game modes, and quests.

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Though there are few announcements on what to anticipate in this year’s Dawning event, there may be returning game modes and content. Be sure you check into the Crucible once the event is released because the developers may bring back last year’s Mayhem PvP mode, which lowered cooldowns for intense and fast-paced matches.

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Another added feature were snowball fights. It is likely you will be able to pummel your friends and enemies with snowballs both inside and outside matches.

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New quests and milestones usually come with the winter updates, and though there are no official announcements on what they could entail (outside of confirmed powerful gear drops), rumors suggest it could be centered around Eva Levante.

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Rewards and engrams for the crucible, strike, and quests are bound to contain themed armor, weapons, shaders, and more.

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Overwatch -- Winter Wonderland

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It’s round three for Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event, so here’s what you should expect as far as game modes, skins, loot boxes, and environmental map changes.

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This update will be active December 11 to January 2, but for those of you who have added new game modes to your wish list, you may be disappointed.

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The Overwatch team has expressed that they will not be adding new game modes for events this year and will instead bring back recurring seasonal game modes while focusing on new heroes and balancing current ones.

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This means we will most likely be seeing “Mei’s Snowball Offensive” on Ecopoint: Antarctica and 2017’s “Yetti Hunter” on Nepal return to the arcade for the winter season.

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However, some of the maps will be adjusted to fit the holidays. The locations that will be festive and decorated with snow, lights, and trees this year include Blizzard World and King’s Row.

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Along with these game modes and environment changes, be prepared for new legendary and epic skins, one of which Overwatch has already announced as Zarya’s Snowboarder Legendary skin, equipped with furry bear hat and tail.

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This year’s previous Halloween Terror event brought with it nine new skins, so players can expect a similar turnout for 2018’s Winter Wonderland. Loot boxes are also bound to contain seasonally themed sprays, emotes, highlights, and voice lines.

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Monster Hunter World -- Winter Star Fest

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Capcom is joining the festivities this year with their latest update for Monster Hunter: World, the Winter Star Fest. Log in each day between November 30 and December 17 for rewards, consumables, quests, costumes, emotes, and festivities.

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Celebrate the season at the The Celestial Pursuit, which is decked with cascading lights and ornaments. NPC characters also don winter wear to match the holiday spirit.

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Along with changes to the environment, you will find new gear for your hunter. Every day that you jump into the game, you will be gifted with Winter Star tickets. Gathering star tickets will allow you the craft the new Orion winter gear for your journey, along with adorable snowcat costumes for your paleco and sweaters for your pig, Poogie

If you missed special event quests throughout the year, you will now be able to seek them out again since the star fest is bringing back old and new quests for players. Be sure to keep up with the winter schedule here to avoid missing opportunities. 

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Sleigh bells ring in the distance. Gamer’s rage, but we won’t listen. It’s a beautiful site. We’re happy tonight. Season events are coming 'round again.

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December is here -- and you know what that means. Holiday events are back on our PC’s and consoles this month with new winter and Christmas updates. It’s time to dive back into those games we love and spend these cold days wrapped in a warm blanket with a steamy cup of coffee.

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Let's warm up, boot up, and level up. 

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Fortnite's X-4 Stormwing Plane Locations and Stunts Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/2jj39/fortnites-x-4-stormwing-plane-locations-and-stunts-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/2jj39/fortnites-x-4-stormwing-plane-locations-and-stunts-guide Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:49:50 -0500 William R. Parks

Today marks the beginning of Fortnite's seventh season, and it has brought a bevy of changes and content, including a wintery biome, new challenges, and the game's first ariel vehicle, the X-4 Stormwing Plane.

While this new vehicle may have a lot of fans excited, some may be wondering where to find one and what they can do with it once located.

The X-4 Stormwing Plane can seat up to five players, a pilot and four passengers, and it spawns in specific locations throughout the battle royale's map. While an X-4 will not always appear at every one of these locations, and there are likely to be more possible spawn points, this map (compiled from confirmed locations provided by Heavy and Eurogamer) can act as a guide for those that are looking to make their first Fortnite flight.

  • D3: On the mountain northeast of Pleasant Park
  • F3: By the river south of Lazy Links
  • B5: In the mountains north of Viking Village
  • F5: On the mountain west of Dusty Divot
  • I5: On the mountain by Loney Lodge
  • A8: In the hangers at Frosty Flights
  • B8: In a camp east of Frosty Flights
  • E8: On the mountain north of Happy Hamlet
  • H8: On a hill between Fatal Fields and Paradise Palms

As some players might expect, the new iceberg biome (at the bottom-left of the map) appears to have a high density of new planes, though there are opportunities to nab one throughout the map.

Once an X-4 has been acquired, and the basic controls have been understood, players can move on to performing stunts in their new plane. This includes flying the vessel upside down, by pressing the roll right and roll left inputs simultaneously, as well as the ability to perform an evasive maneuver by quickly pressing a roll button twice.

With the ability to locate an X-4, and some tips on trick flying, players should now be ready to hop in a plane and conquer their next Battle Royale match. Just remember, for those that are manning the plane's machine gun, this mounted weapon can overheat, and prolonged firing should be avoided when possible.

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Fortnite: How to Complete All the Season 7, Week 1 Challenges https://www.gameskinny.com/ngzvj/fortnite-how-to-complete-all-the-season-7-week-1-challenges https://www.gameskinny.com/ngzvj/fortnite-how-to-complete-all-the-season-7-week-1-challenges Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:44:21 -0500 William R. Parks

Fortnite's seventh season is now live, and with it comes a slew of new content for fans to sink their teeth into, including snowy peaks, an ariel vehicle, and a brand new creative mode. As always, a new season also means new challenges, and the Season 7, Week 1 challenges are now available.

For players that do not own a Battle Pass, there are three free challenges:

  1. Pickup an item of each rarity [5]
  2. Dance in different forbidden locations [7]
  3. Play matches with at least one elimination (HARD) [5]

The first and third challenges should be easily completed after playing a few matches, however, dancing in the seven forbidden locations will take a bit more work. This type of challenge was first introduced in Fortnite's third season, and it requires that players bust-a-move in front of signs depicting a crossed out dancer. Forbes has shared this handy map to help players find these locations:

While this is the full extent of this week's free challenges, Battle Pass owners will have access to four additional challenges (two of which consist of multiple parts):

  1. Stage 1: Dance on top of a crown of RV's; Stage 2: Dance on top of a Metal Turtle; Stage 3: Dance on top of a Submarine
  2. Deal Headshot Damage to opponents [500]
  3. Stage 1: Search Ammo Boxes in a single match (HARD) [5]; Stage 2: Search Chests in a single match [3]; Stage 3: Search Supply Drops in a single match [1]
  4. Eliminate opponents in different Named Locations (HARD) [5]

Challenges two, three, and four are easy enough, and should be completed through standard play, but the remaining multi-part challenge will require some additoinal effort.

In this challenge, players will need to find the three specified locations (in the order listed) and dance in them. An easy task, but players may be lost attempting to find these locations. Once again, Forbes has shared maps with them indicated:

There is a lot to explore and experience with today's Fortnite update, and plenty of players are certain to be excited about the newly introduced cosmetics. Completing these first week challenges is a great opportunity to get a jump-start on acquiring them.

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Fortnite's New Creative Mode Launches Tomorrow https://www.gameskinny.com/wvg6t/fortnites-new-creative-mode-launches-tomorrow https://www.gameskinny.com/wvg6t/fortnites-new-creative-mode-launches-tomorrow Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:12:57 -0500 William R. Parks

While fans have had their eyes on a snowstorm that is making its way to Fortnite, Epic has been hard at work preparing another big addition to launch with Season 7. Beginning tomorrow, Battle Pass owners will have access to Fortnite's newest game mode: Fortnite Creative.

Announced this morning, Fortnite Creative is a sandbox-style experience, a la Minecraft, where players can design and build their own private islands. How exactly players will utilize their constructions is up to them, as Fortnite Creative can function as a map creator, allowing friends to do battle across their custom-built islands, as well as an opportunity to design custom game modes, races, and obstacle courses.

For players that want full building control, Fortnite Creative provides a material gallery that will allow them to build whatever they desire from scratch. However, players that are more interested in quickly building large-scale battlefields and game mode scenarios can simply access Fortnite Creative's prefabricated options to promptly erect full buildings and more.

Everything built in Fortnite Creative will be saved and accessible from session to session, and while the initial features available seem quite robust, Epic has indicated that this is just the beginning:

Fortnite Creative is new and exciting, but not final. We'll be adding many new features and improvements over the next few updates. Like Battle Royale and Save the World, we're committed to making this bigger and better over time.

As mentioned, this new game mode will be available to Battle Pass owners beginning tomorrow, though Epic's announcement indicates that its launch will "be rough." All players will get access to their own private islands on Thursday, December 13.

Only a day after the announcement of Epic's new digital distribution platform, the Epic Games Store, the reveal of Fortnite Creative continues to establish the company as one of the most prolific developers in the industry. With this constant slew of updates and new content, it is understandable that the battle royale juggernaut now has over 200 million registered players, and Epic is showing no signs of slowing down.

For players that are interested to see more of Fortnite Creative prior to launch, Epic has given a number of content creators early access. Videos from these content creators can be found on the company's website.

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Fortnite Gets Its First Snowflakes https://www.gameskinny.com/rxayd/fortnite-gets-its-first-snowflakes https://www.gameskinny.com/rxayd/fortnite-gets-its-first-snowflakes Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:54:17 -0500 William R. Parks

Over the last month, Fortnite players have been noticing some strange environmental occurrences, and it has lead to much speculation about what the future may hold for the battle royale's map. Specifically, the rumor mill has been turning with the idea that a snowstorm is on its way its way to Fortnite, and today, that speculation has been given legs.

Players that begin a match and load into spawn island, Fortnite's pre-match holding ground, will notice a light snowfall has begun. While it is just a few flakes now, this has the potential to grow into a storm that will overtake the game's map in full — Season 7 is set to begin this Thursday, and more snow is likely to come with it.

This snow-centric speculation began when players discovered what appeared to be a cloud looming south of Flush Factory. Since, it has become apparent that this phenomenon is not, in fact, a cloud, but rather an iceberg floating toward Fortnite's map. On top of the iceberg sits a castle.

What exactly will occur when this mysterious iceberg and castle arrive at the game's main landmass is unknown, however, it appears that it will coincide with the arrival of this brewing snowstorm. It seems that players indeed have a lot to look forward to in Fortnite's next season.

Those that have been playing Epic's shooter sensation for some time will not be strangers to its evolving map. In Season 4, a meteor crashed into the island, leaving craters throughout, and the recent "Fortnitemares" event brought some Halloween-inspired spookiness.

However, the suggestion that a new play area may be added when the iceberg arrives, coupled with the potential for a map-encompassing snowstorm, indicates that Season 7 may bring some of the biggest changes yet.

While players wait for these changes, there is still time to play the recently added Wild West Limited Time Mode. This may not be as exciting as a snow-covered Pleasant Park or Tilted Towers, however, there is still plenty to keep fans engaged until Fortnite is painted white.

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Fortnite's Patch 6.31 Brings High Rarity Pump Shotguns and More https://www.gameskinny.com/mn0fb/fortnites-patch-631-brings-high-rarity-pump-shotguns-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/mn0fb/fortnites-patch-631-brings-high-rarity-pump-shotguns-and-more Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:05:51 -0500 William R. Parks

As Fortnite's popularity continues to sky-rocket, and with recent reports putting the player-base at over 200 million, Epic Games is keeping fans invested through frequent updates packed with new weapons and ways to play. Today's patch is no exception, and v6.31 brings Epic and Legendary Pump Shotguns and a new Limited Time Mode to the battle-royale sensation.

As one might expect, Epic and Legendary Pump Shotguns are upgraded variants of their Uncommon and Rare counterparts. Both have the potential to perform one-shot kills, and the Legendary Pump Shotgun is capable of such a feat against a fully shielded opponent. They are available from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.

However, these higher rarity variants are not the only things for lovers of Fortnite's close-range gunplay to be excited about in this update. As per the patch notes, Uncommon and Rare Pump Shotguns have also received an increase to their maximum damage, and all shotguns will now apply three pellets worth of damage even if only one or two connect.

Additionally, this new update introduces a new Limited Time Mode, pitting teams against one another to see who is the first to rack up 100 kills. It also features new content for Save the World, Fortnite's PvE mode, and a slew of other small gameplay changes and bug fixes.

Shotguns have long been a divisive topic in the Fortnite community. At release, many players felt they were simply too powerful until a patch in June decreased shotgun damage output significantly. With this new update, it is clear that Epic is still not satisfied with where the high-power close-range weapon sits relative to the other artillery available.

While it seems unlikely that many hope that today's patch will return shotguns to their launch power levels, weapon changes always provide exciting opportunities for players to rediscover and reconsider their battle-royale tactics. The success that has befallen Fortnite is due, in no small part, to Epic's willingness to continually make these types of adjustments. Update 6.31 is just another such example.

Full patch notes for today's update are available at Epic Game's website.

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The Wild West Comes to Fortnite in New Update, Dynamite Already Disabled https://www.gameskinny.com/ryxdm/the-wild-west-comes-to-fortnite-in-new-update-dynamite-already-disabled https://www.gameskinny.com/ryxdm/the-wild-west-comes-to-fortnite-in-new-update-dynamite-already-disabled Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:36:04 -0500 William R. Parks

A new Limited Time Mode has just been added to Epic Games' colossal battle royale, Fortnite, and it is transporting players back to the Wild West.

"Use weapons from frontier times in this Limited Time Mode to earn a Victory Royale!" Epic's patch notes state.

This restricted set of "frontier" weaponry includes hunting rifles, pump shotguns, double barrel, shotguns, six shooters, and miniguns. Additionally, supply drops can contain epic six shooters as well as legendary double barrel shotguns and miniguns.

Also with this Limited Time Mode comes an exciting new weapon, dynamite. Details are as follows:

  • Uncommon rarity, found in stacks of 3.
  • Available from floor loot, chests, Vending Machines, Supply Llamas, and Supply Drops.
  • 70 damage to players and 800 damage to structures.
  • Explosion is in the shape of a flat cylinder (1600 units in diameter and 384 units in height.)
  • Initiating a throw will start a 5-second fuse that can't be canceled.
  • Throw range is shorter than standard Grenades.

However, within an hour of the new weapon's release, reported client crashes have forced Epic to disable dynamite for the time being.

"We'll update you once we have more information," a Tweet from the official Fortnite account reads.

Additionally, Content Update 6.30 brings a new weapon to "Save the World," Fortnite's PvE mode.

Available via the Weekly Store (from Wednesday, November 21 at 7 p.m. EDT to Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. EDT) the Ghost Pistol is a "slow firing pistol that shoots ghostly projectiles that pass through walls and enemies."

Limited Time Modes are a great way to give fans a new way to play their favorite shooter, and this event's thematic approach is a wonderful implementation. Here's hoping that Epic can resolve the dynamite issue and get these desperadoes and outlaws back to blowing each other to smithereens in short order.

For full details on today's update, patch notes are available on Epic Games' website.

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Fortnite Guide: How to Destroy Cube Fragments https://www.gameskinny.com/xzo00/fortnite-guide-how-to-destroy-cube-fragments https://www.gameskinny.com/xzo00/fortnite-guide-how-to-destroy-cube-fragments Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:36:08 -0400 Sergey_3847

Fortnitemare challenges in Fortnite continue this week in part 4. One of the hardest and most mysterious challenges listed this week is for players to destroy at least three cube fragments.

If you want to know what are cube fragments in Fortnite and how to destroy them, then follow our quick guide below.

How to Destroy Cube Fragments in Fortnite

What are Cube Fragments?

Cube fragments are alien objects of purple color that are reminiscent of the purple corrupted zones. Unsurprisingly, the seven corrupted zones on the map are the places where cube fragments will spawn.

Search around these seven locations to find the three required cube fragments in Fortnite:

  • South of Lazy Links
  • Wailing Woods
  • South of Pleasant Park
  • West of Dusty Divot
  • South of Retail Row
  • West of Shifty Shafts
  • North of Fatal Fields
How do Cube Fragments Look Like?

It is easy to identify them as they will spawn unique cube monsters of five different types:

  • Cube Fiend
  • Elite Cube Fiend
  • Cube Brute
  • Elite Cube Brute
  • Mega Cube Brute

Each of them is stronger than the previous one, and that's why it's a good idea to destroy as many cube fragments as you can.

Best Weapons Against Cube Fragments

When you find a cube fragment, you will first need to eliminate cube monsters that it spawns. The two best weapons that deal the most damage to cube fragments are SMGs and Shotguns.

Each cube fragment has a certain amount of health, and it will keep spawning those pesky monsters up to the moment of its destruction. So focus on destroying the fragment first, and if there are too many monsters around, you can eliminate a few to free some space.

Sometimes, smaller cube fragments may randomly appear on the map. They are easier to destroy, but the game will count them  as well. So don't ignore the smaller fragments!

Cube Fragments Rewards

When you destroy a cube fragment it will drop some loot. Usually, it's a very good legendary weapon or any other exclusive item that you are probably looking for. Also, each destroyed cube fragment will add 500 XP to your score.

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That is how easy you can destroy three cube fragments during Fortnitemare event this week, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, please follow the links below:

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Fortnite’s PvE Mode Won't Go Free-To-Play In 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/r73eo/fortnites-pve-mode-wont-go-free-to-play-in-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/r73eo/fortnites-pve-mode-wont-go-free-to-play-in-2018 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:14:24 -0400 William R. Parks

While Fortnite Battle Royale may have stolen the spotlight, many fans have been eagerly awaiting the free-to-play release of Save the World, the shooter's PvE game mode.

In a blog post made today, Epic has extended their wait, stating that the free-to-play launch will no longer take place in 2018.

"We're working on a broad set of features, reworks, and backend system scaling we believe are needed to go free-to-play," the post states.

The post articulates some of the tweaks the dev team feels are necessary prior to going free-to-play:

The first is an overhaul to the UI, with the stated goal of making menus easier to locate and "adding polish and character(s)" to the menus themselves. More details on this are to be made available "in the next few weeks."

Additionally, Epic is redesigning the game's Hero System. Heroes are Save the World's playable characters, and the system is being "redesigned to offer a more flexible approach to customizing your loadout with more options and room for creativity."

Specifically, the number of Hero slots is being increased from three to six, and the developers are working to diversify the loadouts players can create. Full details on the new system will be available when they are finalized.

Further, the post acknowledges that fans may not be keen on waiting for the delayed launch. To compensate, Epic is offering the Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Limited Founder's Packs for 50% off.

All Founder's Packs come with access to Save the World.

A new free-to-play launch date has not been confirmed. Stay tuned to GameSkinny as more news on Fortnite, and its free-to-play launch, become available.

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Halloween 2018 In Game Event Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/32sb9/halloween-2018-in-game-event-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/32sb9/halloween-2018-in-game-event-guide Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:09:36 -0400 Ty Arthur

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Will you be playing any of these 11 in-game Halloween 2018 events in our list? Let us know what event you are most excited for, and be sure to leave a comment if we left out a Halloween event for your favorite game that should be included!

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Destiny 2

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  • Event: Festival Of The Lost
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This year's Festival Of The Lost Halloween event runs through November 6th in Destiny 2. With this event, solo players or teams can head into the Haunted Forest to fight against a horde of ghouls and demons.

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Furthermore, the Tower will be redesigned with Halloween decorations, and Amanda Holliday will offer daily bounties to earn Fragmented Souls, which can be exchanged for the new legendary Horror Story weapon.

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Dead By Daylight

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  • Event: The Hallowed Blight
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In addition to the new Shattered Bloodline DLC, asymmetric horror game Dead By Daylight just launched a big Halloween event called The Hallowed Blight.

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From now till November 2nd, survivors and killers are both in a race to collect vials of special toxin from a new plant scattered across the map. Killers use them to create Cankerous Hooks, while either survivors or killers can use vials to get a special currency called Putrid Serum to unlock cosmetic pieces.

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The game will also be on sale across all platforms this coming week in celebration of Halloween, so if you haven't picked it up yet, now is the time!

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Fortnite

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  • Event: Unknown / Darkness Rises Season
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All of Fortnite's Season 6 is essentially a spooky October event, as the Darkness Rises skins all revolve around Halloween costumes.

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With the game currently consumed by the new Alpha Tournament, it isn't clear when or if there will be a major actual Halloween event officially starting.

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Traditionally we get some pumpkin-themed weapons for both Save The World mode and Battle Royale, but for now we'll just have to wait and see what happens next week.

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Pocket Mortys

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  • Event: Halloween Starter Pack
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The gotta catch'em all mobile phenomena Pocket Mortys has always featured a host of scary Mortys, from the tentacled Cronenburg Morty to the ethereal Ghost Morty.

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The Halloween event just went live, which throws the new creepy Pale Morty into the wild, and also includes a new starter pack offer with a ghostly Rick skin.

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Hitman

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  • Event: Free Halloween Pack
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Hitman 2 is due to arrive next month, but for those still playing the previous reboot of this beloved assassination franchise, you too can get in on the spooky shenanigans.

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The Halloween Event Pack takes you to a series of creepy featured contracts in Colorado. Best of all? This one's totally free for PS4, Xbox One, and PC players starting today!

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Hole.io

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  • Event: Monster Skin
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Everybody's favorite time wasting iOS game Hole.io is of course jumping in on the spooky fun with a few slight tweaks to the map and a new skin.

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If you manage to swallow 50 ghosts that randomly spawn across the city in normal matches, you'll unlock the fancy new sea monster skin! Be on the lookout for pumpkins on the street as well, which act as easy early-game items to swallow for a size bump.

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World Of Tanks Blitz

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  • Event: Mad Games
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Ready for a whole new territory in a raging sandstorm, new tanks, and some crazy new modifications? You get all that with World Of Tanks Blitz October event.

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Players now have access to the Gravedigger and Scavenger tanks, as well as the game-changing armor regen modification and chameleon concealment. The special modification battles will remain available until November 12th.

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Overwatch

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  • Event: Halloween Terror 2018
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Every year Overwatch players eagerly anticipate the Halloween Terror event, and it has officially kicked off again in 2018, running through the 31st. This year, Brigitte and Tracer have been added to the Junkenstein’s Revenge mode.

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Besides an absolute avalanche of scary skins landing on the player base, we also get the all new PvE Endless Night mode, where players try to survive wave after wave of enemies.

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Killing Floor 2 

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  • Events: Monster Masquerade, Road Redemption Crossover
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As if Killing Floor 2 wasn't scary enough already, the Monster Masquerade event is ramping up the creature feature effects.

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This more tongue-in-cheek event offers up the Monster Ball map, new Halloween-themed skins for characters and zeds, and several new weapons to earn. If you've been away from Killing Floor 2 for awhile, jump back right now and join the party to die for!

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Furthermore, there's a crossover event coming between KF2 and Road Redemption, where players who own both games on Steam will get special in-game items.

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Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians 

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  • Events: Dark Glyph, Weekly Assignment
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The main Halloween event for MMEG is Trick Or Dark Glyph, which gives you immediate access to a random new dark glyph when you summon 150 creatures of 2 stars or higher.

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The fastest way to farm that many 2 stars is to get epic fragments in the arena on Silver or higher, or to complete achievements in the Shattered Islands for seals and just buy epic stones directly with the discounted 3 or 9 stone packs.

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Next up, the weekly assignment running through Sunday the 28th is Halloween themed and tasks you with destroying skeleton warriors. The most efficient place to farm these creatures in Tower Of Trials stage 12, where you can get 6 at a time for only 5 energy.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Scary seasonal gear is available to earn across all modes of the freshly released Black Ops 4 in celebration of Halloween, but that's just the start.

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Zombie mode also now has the Halloween Calling, with exclusive rewards to earn through new challenges while mowing down the undead. Head over to the Zombie mode barracks to get full details.

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Note that the event started and ends 7 days early for PS4 players. That means all platforms get the same amount of time to earn rewards, but PS4 players get first crack at it (and their time will end on October 27).

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For my family, October is all about the frights. It's nothing but Outlast, Call Of Cthulhu, Costume Quest for the little one, and a horde of horror flicks. When we're done binge-watching the latest Netflix horror series, it's time to dim the lights, pull out the controllers, and start screaming.

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You don't have to love scary games to get into the Halloween action though, as MMORPGs, freemium mobile games, and AAA shooters are all kicking off special spooky events.

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Here we've rounded up 11 of the most anticipated Halloween events currently going (or coming soon) this year to add a creepy vibe to your favorite games!

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Fortnite Alpha Tournament Guide: How to Get More Points Fast https://www.gameskinny.com/d6bqp/fortnite-alpha-tournament-guide-how-to-get-more-points-fast https://www.gameskinny.com/d6bqp/fortnite-alpha-tournament-guide-how-to-get-more-points-fast Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:21:08 -0400 Ty Arthur

As if getting Victory Royale hasn't been enough, Fortnite finally has a real-deal Tournament mode for earning points and getting crowned as the top player.  Running through October 21, tournament sessions will be available for a limited number of hours each day.

To play in the Alpha Tournament, click the icon above the Play button and then click the Alpha Tournament button.

Players are matched against opponents with similar scores during the session, and if you score 20 points in a session, you earn a coveted golden pin

How to Get Points in Fortnite's Alpha Tournament

The main Fortnite screen showing the tournament selection tab

You begin earning points at 3 eliminations; you then earn 1 extra point at 5 eliminations and 7 eliminations.

Additional points (in 1 point increments) are awarded if you:

  • Get in the Top 10
  • Get in the Top 3
  • Get Top 1 Victory Royale  

Points reset at the beginning of each day during the Tournament, so you only have a limited number of hours to hit 20 points and earn the pin.

Best Landing Spots & Kill Areas in Alpha Tournament

Because of this point set up, aggressive play is rewarded. Don't hide. Don't be a bush. Don't play it safe. Land in hot zones such as:

  • Tilted Towers 
  • Pleasant Park 
  • Lazy Links
  • Paradise Palms

Essentially, jump where everyone else is. Once you land (and you probably already know this), immediately go for any location with a chest or floor weapon so you can come out swinging.

Finding loot faster than the opponents is key here. Hit high loot areas for critical early-game gains. Go to the basketball court in Greasy Grove, basically all the buildings in Tilted Towers, or the grocery store in Retail Row. 

Best Situational Weapons for Alpha Tournament

No matter where you land, stick to the high ground for headshots whenever possible. Also, try lurking indoors with a shotgun or other close-range weapons for quick kills in tight spaces. 

Individual play style can have a big impact on how you rack up your kills, but in general, these are the best weapons to try to pick up in the Alpha Tournament:

  • Any SMG 
    • For spray and pray outdoor fighting
  • High rarity Assault Rifle (AR)
    • For outdoor fighting at medium range
  • Pump or Tactical Shotgun 
    • For indoor or close-quarters fighting
  • Bolt action or heavy sniper rifle
    • Long-range headshots if your playstyle keeps you at the edges of each area
Best Choke Points in Alpha Tournament

A male Fortnite player with spiked hair shoots a handgun at a running player near a broken down house

While aggressive attacking with SMGs and shotguns is key to getting kills quickly, some players will still prefer to lie in wait and snipe. In that case, these are some excellent choke points to rack up kills:

  • The RVs north of Tilted Towers 
  • The hill above Dusty Divot with a clear line of sight down below
  • Any rooftop at Greasy Grove (if you land on the gazebo at the south end of the area you will likely arrive directly at a chest spawn)
Best Defensive Strategies for Alpha Tournament (If You Must)

If you want to rack up the most points in the least amount of time, it can actually be more efficient to get 5-7 kills, and then die on purpose and join a new match.

Trying to get all the way to the #1 spot may take more time than it's worth, especially if you end up dying just shy of the top 10 or top 3 spots.

Defense is less important in an Alpha Tournament match as you're fighting against the clock to get quick kills before the daily points reset. If you are want to try to get to the Top 10, 3, and 1 spots, however, there are two key defense options to utilize in the Tournament.

  1. Jump frequently
  2. Avoid headshots
  3. Build 1x1 tower bases
    • Learn to quickly build ramps if the bottom gets taken out for quick escapes

There is literally no reason to hide in this mode. In essence, Alpha Tournament wants you to play differently and get out of your comfort zone. Acting like a bush will get you nowhere. 

Fortnite Alpha Tournament Schedule

Here's the full breakdown on when each Tournament will be running; don't forget individual session times will vary by region each day:

  • Alpha Tournament (Solo): October 16-21
  • Beta Tournament (Duo): October 23-25
  • Friday Night Fortnite (Squad): October 19-November 30
  • Salty Springs Cup (Solo): October 27-31
  • Tomato Temple Cup (Duo): October 28-November 1

A Word on Alpha Tournament Bugs

The choose your game mode screen showing various fortnite events and modes

As you might have expected, the rollout of a major new Fortnite mode means unexpected bugs and hiccups.

Most notably, Alpha Tournament is currently suffering from incorrect scoring (preventing you from getting the pin) and matchmaking problems

A patch is, of course, expected to fix these problems in the next day or so, but for now, you need to know these issues persist and you may not get the score you earned.

Check out a full rundown from Epic regarding known issues at Reddit here.

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Fortnite Season 6, Week 4 Challenge Guide: Complete 3 Timed Trials https://www.gameskinny.com/dqfyn/fortnite-season-6-week-4-challenge-guide-complete-3-timed-trials https://www.gameskinny.com/dqfyn/fortnite-season-6-week-4-challenge-guide-complete-3-timed-trials Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:11:41 -0400 Sergey_3847

Completing Timed Trials is definitely one of the hardest challenges that Fortnite players have ever encountered. This week you need to hit at least three of the five possible Timed Trials around the map. But the reward is worth it, as you will get 10 Battle Stars after the successful completion of this challenge.

You can build up a strategy of your own on how to finish all three required trials, or you could simply follow our quick guide below for all the possible locations of the Timed Trails and how to complete them in the fastest way possible.

How to Complete 3 Timed Trials in Fortnite

The three best and easiest Timed Trials in Fortnite can be found in Snobby Shores, Shifty Shafts, and Tomato Temple. All three trials are super easy to complete, but here are a few tips to make it completely clear.

Trial 1: Snobby Shores

When you arrive at Snobby Shores, go right on top of the hill indicated on the map above. There you will find a softwatch that can be activated. As soon as you do it, the rest of the watches will appear downhill. Just make your way down and grab each and every softwatch you see. In the end you will finish this trial and you can move onto the next one.

Trial 2: Shifty Shafts

To the south of Shifty Shafts you will find a bridge across the river. As soon as you activate the first softwatch, the rest will appear across and above the bridge.

In order to complete this trial you need to build a ramp and gather all the watches from the top of the bridge. The last watch will be waiting for you on the other side of the bridge. Activate it and finish your second trial.

Trial 3: Tomato Temple

The final trial at the Tomato Temple is the hardest one. It will require you to run through the wooden ramp near the temple, which you may not be able to finish the first time. But after some practicing you should be able to get every single softwatch in time. As soon as you're done with this trial the challnge will be complete.

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That is all on how to complete three Timed Trials in Season 6, Week 4 challenge, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, please see the list below:

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In-Game Tournaments Are Coming to Fortnite on October 16 https://www.gameskinny.com/xwdiu/in-game-tournaments-are-coming-to-fortnite-on-october-16 https://www.gameskinny.com/xwdiu/in-game-tournaments-are-coming-to-fortnite-on-october-16 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:10:41 -0400 William R. Parks

The Fortnite Esports Team has confirmed that in-game tournaments are coming to Fortnite beginning October 16.

"In-Game Tournaments are open to everyone and provide an opportunity for every player to compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory," the blog post states.

In-game tournaments will be accessed from the game's "Events" section, and the initial schedule is as follows (exact times for your region can be confirmed in the client):

  • Alpha Tournament (Solo): October 16 - 21
  • Beta Tournament (Duo): October 23 - 25
  • Friday Night Fortnite (Squad): October 19 - November 30
  • Salty Springs Cup (Solo): October 27 - 31
  • Tomato Temple Cup (Duo): October 28 - November 1

With these initial tournaments, "all players will begin with the same score and compete over several hours of intense competition to earn as many points as possible," Epic explains.

Points are earned by eliminating opponents and placing highly in matches, and players that reach a "target score" will receive shiny pins. In future tournaments, shiny pins will advance players to subsequent tournament rounds or award them prizes.

Epic also notes that matchmaking will pair players that have similar point standings, and players across all platforms (PC, console, or mobile) will "compete against one another as equals."

Epic cites the Summer Skirmish, PAX West, and Fall Skirmish tournaments as proof that players using controllers "can be successful while competing against some of the best PC players in the world."

Looking forward, fans can expect multi-round tournaments and those with new scoring formats and alternates modes.

The post closes noting that qualifiers for the 2019 Fortnite World Cup will be accessed through the in-game tournament system "later this year."

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From Zero to Hero: Biggest New YouTubers of 2018 Gaming Edition https://www.gameskinny.com/uxwom/from-zero-to-hero-biggest-new-youtubers-of-2018-gaming-edition https://www.gameskinny.com/uxwom/from-zero-to-hero-biggest-new-youtubers-of-2018-gaming-edition Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:33:32 -0500 QuintLyn

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And there we have it, some of the fastest growing, gaming specific channels to hit YouTube this year.

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Growing a YouTube channel isn't easy. It takes hard work, dedication, creativity (possibly a willingness to give up sleep in order to get that perfect game clip). These YouTubers have all of that and more.

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For those of you who might be looking to grow your own channel, theirs are certainly worth taking a look at to see what they're doing right. Plus, it's just entertaining content.

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And, if you haven't gotten enough new YouTube gamers in your life, be sure to check out our list of the Best Obscure YouTubers for Gamers in 2018. It'll be worth the time.

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The Gumball Gaming

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Finally, we have a channel dedicated to a little bit of everything -- only guaranteed to be in 1080p and with a dash of The Amazing World of Gumball AMVs thrown into the mix. Honestly, some people may be subscribing just for the music videos alone.

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Seriously, though. Gumball is all over the gaming content, uploading everything from Red Dead Redemption 2  and Fallout 76 to Grand Theft Auto 5 mods. And yes, there's Fortnite videos too.

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With Gumball's channel, there's something new (and different) almost every day. So viewers have a reason to keep coming back. And they do, too. Currently the channel boasts more than 23 million views, a pretty big number for a channel that's been around less than a year and is part of such a competitive space.

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Electro

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And, we're back to Fortnite. I told you. Fortnite gets all the views -- particularly when the videos involve players trying to take advantage of each other. That's precisely what we have here.

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Electro's channel is dedicated to one thing, trolling potential scammers in Fortnite. And, since people love drama, it's a pretty solid niche. It's definitely working for Electro, who's built up a 100k+ following and accumulated over 15 million views. 

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Of course, it's not just the drama doing the work. Electro also makes solid use of the community features on YouTube, interacting with viewers whenever possible. Sometimes that's what it's all about.

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Kayla

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And now, it's time for something totally different. That's right. Kayla's channel isn't related to battle royales, and it' not Minecraft -- although there is some building involved. We're talking Roblox here.

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Since launching their channel  in April, Kayla -- whose videos feature a Roblox character that sounds a bit like Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time -- has managed to attract over 100,000 subscribers.

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To be fair, Kayla does seem to have had some help growing the channel, forming a "crew" with other more established YouTubers. Perhaps they're real-world friends.  It doesn't really matter though. In the end, if your content isn't entertaining, you're not going to attract and keep viewers. So Kayla deserves the credit for all that hard work.

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 dGamerHitman

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Well, here we are with yet another channel dedicated to a battle royale. dGamerHitman primarily dedicates his time to a 300-player battle royale named of Rules of Survival from Netease Games. Originally released as a mobile offering, the game launched on Steam earlier this year.

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Despite the title not being quite as well-known as Fortnite or PUBG, Rules of Survival  dGamer seems to be doing quite well with it. Since launching his channel in  February, he's accumulated over 88k follwers and counting.

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Of course, it may also help that he dabbles in other things from time to time, playing games like the mobile MOBA battle royale Survival Heroes and even giving Tencent's battle royale Ring of Elysium a go.

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For fans of the battle royale genre that might be a bit burnt out on Fortnite and PUBG, dGamer's channel is a nice compromise.

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Ibe

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Because battle royales are all the rage, we're... Well, to be honest, we'll probably have a few BR channels on this list. They're what's booming.

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Ibe's channel, which launched back in April, is dedicated to that other popular battle royale, PUBG -- or, rather, PUBG Mobile. (If you're looking to get into YouTubing, mobile content seems like a pretty good bet.)

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Billing himself as the "world's GREATEST (worst) and BEST (awful) American (Muslim) PUBG Mobile Sniper of ALL Time (just no)", Ibe's accumulated over 4 million views and 62k subs since he first launched his channel.

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Like other game specific channels, his features update summaries, highlights, tutorials, and more. He even covers esports events. For PUBG Mobile fans, Ibe's channel offers plenty of entertaining content.

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ELTE Sauk

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Okay gang, I'm a little at a loss on how to introduce this next channel. I kinda hate that I feel the need to put a warning here, but here it is. Some of the videos on Sauk's channel are going to be a bit depressing.

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Sauk isn't as prolific of an uploader as some of the others here are, but he still deserves recognition for the hard work he's doing. He's 15, still in high school, and recently learned he has a disease called polycythemia (hence the depressing videos), but he still works hard to post Fortnite Battle Royale gameplay videos on a regular basis.

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He puts a lot of energy into these videos in order to make them entertaining and takes the time to engage with his viewers on social media, taking questions for Q&A videos and the like.

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The amazing thing is that even with everything going on in his life right now, he's managed to grow a sizeable audience in less than six months.  He also streams on Twitch, but YouTube is where he's most active.

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Logdotzip PE - Minecraft Pocket Edition

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When it come to raking in the views, Minecraft is definitely a good way to go about it. Although.. I'm not sure if we should be surprised that Logdotzip PE is doing it with a channel dedicated solely to Minecraft Pocket Edition or not. 

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It might seem like it would limit Logdotzip's audience, but often, all that really matters is the quality (and quantity) of the content. This channel has plenty of both with videos covering maps and mods, tips and tricks, and content updates being uploaded to the channel on a nearly daily basis since June.

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It also doesn't hurt that Logotzip decided not to go it alone and works with his partner PrestonPlayz to create engaging and informative content.

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Creating content online and getting it noticed can seem like a nearly impossible task. Competing on a platform like YouTube is especially daunting due to the nearly endless influx of people trying to grab their own little bit of internet notoriety -- and cash.

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But, that doesn't mean carving out your own space and attracting a solid audience is impossible. It just takes a lot of determination and work. In fact, some YouTubers work so hard at building their audience that in less than a year they're rocking a five- or six-digit subscriber count.

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Whatever it is they're doing, these YouTubers are doing it right.

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So, with the end of 2018 coming up fast, we thought it appropriate to introduce those of you who may not have come across them yet to some of these fast growing channels. After all, that kind of work deserves recognition.

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The Complete Fortnite Season 6 Skins List https://www.gameskinny.com/wq0sq/the-complete-fortnite-season-6-skins-list https://www.gameskinny.com/wq0sq/the-complete-fortnite-season-6-skins-list Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:31:34 -0400 Victoria B.

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If you like Halloween as much as we do, then we bet you're hyped for Fortnite Season 6 and the Darkness Rises theme. The array of available skins is terrifyingly good this time around.

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Battle Passes are available now until December 5 (before Season 7), which may have a winter theme if Epic decides to follow in the footsteps of this season and last winter's Survive the Holidays event.

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In order -- and to nab your favorite Season 6 skins they're gone -- be sure to work with friends to accomplish challenges, gain experience points, and climb tiers. Check out our ridiculously large list of Fortnite guides here

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Skin: Hallow Head

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The final Season 6 skin (for now), and arguably the most impressive, is a flaming pumpkin head.

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Hallow Head is an intimidating character with a large hallow pumpkin head with bright teal flames igniting from his eyes and mouth. The cloak has a tattered hem and his belt and collar are adorned with rotting pumpkin leaves. 

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Along with Jack Gourdon, these two pumpkin heads are some of the best of the season, and a must-have for this Halloween.

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Skin: Jack Gourdon

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This skin was another to leak with the 6.02 update, and, honestly, we are so excited for it. Just look at it.

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This skin is a Legendary, so it will be around $15 as well, similar to the skins in the Grim Medicine Set and the Skull Set.

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This hilarious skin features a man in a black, pumpkin covered suit and a carved pumpkin head. His completely unimpressed facial expression is perfect for frustrating your opponents and is ridiculous when paired with extravagant emotes and dances like Orange Justice, Llama Bell, and Floss.

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Skin: Bullseye

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Bullseye was one of the Season 6 skins leaked for the 6.02 patch.

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It's an Uncommon skin and won't be too pricey to purchase. It includes gloves, an unfastened military helmet with goggles, and a tank with a bullseye plastered at the center of the chest.

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If you purchase this skin, don't let your opponents hit that target and humiliate them with your own sharp-shooter skills.

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Skin: Scourge

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Scourge came to the item shop alongside the Plague skin. Both are a part of the Grim Medicine set and resemble plague doctors from the 14th century.

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Both are 1,500 V-Bucks($15) in the item shop.

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This ominous skin includes a hooded cloak, popular crow-like plague mask, glowing green eyes, and gloves. The character is definitely one of the best to enter the shop lately, perfect for Halloween and the Darkness Rises theme. 

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Skin: Plague

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This is one of the most recent skins in the item shop; it's a part of the Grim Medicine set and is a little more expensive than the skull set. However, it is definitely one of the coolest, eeriest Fortnite skins out there.

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The plague doctor character is 1,500 V-Bucks. His mask has a crow-like beak -- reminiscent of medieval plague doctors -- and his eyes glow green. He also wears an apron and has medicine vials on his belt.

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This one appears to be limited, so you'll want to grab this one before its gone from the shop.

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Skin: Skull Ranger

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Skull Ranger is also now available in the shop.

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She costs the same as her male counterpart at 1,200 V-Bucks (a little under $15) -- and she has become quite popular already.

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She also has a version where her bone outline glows green. Acquiring both the Skull Ranger skin and the Skull Trooper skin will complete the skull set and give you the opportunity to be even more festive this Halloween in Fortnite.

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Skin: Skull Trooper

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They say what's old is new again, and that statement has never been truer than now. The Skull Tropper skin, a fan favorite, has made its return. 

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This one costs 1,200 V-bucks (a little under $15.00) and has an additional version that glows in the dark if you owned the skin previously. Some players believe that the return of this skin could be a precedent for the return of the Ghoul Skin.

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But only time will tell. 

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Skin: Dire

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The most challenging skin to get this season at Tier 100 is also one of the best Halloween skins available. Dire is a legendary skin that at first just looks like a jock teenager. But after unlocking his other styles, this skin transforms into a terrifying werewolf.

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The second style in the set is a humanoid brown wolf with glowing yellow eyes, a red headband, and ripped jeans and jackets. This one is available at 30,000 XP.

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The third is 70,000 XP and is a complete wolf transformation, snarling teeth and all. He grows a long snout and pointy ears. He still has brown fur and red headband, but his jacket and jeans are completely torn away.

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Each of the following styles begin to change the werewolf’s fur and clothes colors. His fourth unlockable style is at 120,00 XP and has grey skin with light blue accents along his jacket and headband. His third is white with yellow accents. You can gain this one at 180,000 XP.

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The fourth (and final) unlock is a black wolf with bright red eyes, gold arm guard, and grey clothing. It’s going to take 250,000 XP to finally reach this one though.

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Get ready to start grinding challenges and buddying up with your friends to gain tiers and XP fast.

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Skin: Nightshade

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With a name like Nightshade, you would expect this skin to be a bit scarier ... well, on second thought, it is a bit unsettling.

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This smiling tomato head is an Epic skin and part of the Pizza Pit set. She wears a grey jumpsuit and hood over the green stem at the top of her helmet.

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You can reach nab this Fortnite Season 6 skin to complete your Pizza collection at Tier 86. It might not be the spookiest skin in the newest set, but it's definitely one of the most unique -- and that helmet ... well, it speaks for itself. 

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Skin: Dusk

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This is one of the spookier -- and more Halloween-centric -- Season 6 skins. 

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Dusk is an Epic Fortnite skin that's part of the Nite Coven set and perfect for the Darkness Rises theme.

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This vampire character has cold purple skin, glowing red eyes, white hair with purple edges, and creepy black claws. She wears a leather tunic, gauntlets, and boots.

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This demonic skin is the fifth of the seven skins you can gain, and it is available at Tier 71. It's perfect for frightening your enemies and getting a quick knock. 

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Skin: Fable

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Next up on the Fortnite Season 6 skins list is Fable.

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Most players simply refer to this skin as Red Riding Hood, though she’s a little more rugged than other iterations of the character with scarlet war paint on her eyes and the wolf's tail tied to her belt as a trophy.

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She still has her classic red hood along with braids and a skirt. Her shirt is tattered and bound with leather buckles. The rest of the look includes red and black gloves and boots.

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Looks like the wolves are the ones who should be running away.

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This skin is available at Tier 47 and is the first of the collection that won’t be immediately available after purchasing the Battle Pass Bundle.

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Skin: Giddy-Up

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This Season 6 skin is straightforward but silly enough to work. 

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Giddy-up is arguably the most hilarious skin Fortnite has seen yet. The character wears a giant inflatable pink Llama around his waist -- as if he were riding it straight to a victory royale. The boots are covered in grass as well to pull off the illusion -- well, except for the blatantly obvious metal shin guards ... 

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You can nab this skin at Tier 23, which means it is also one you will get with the Battle Pass Bundle if you are willing to spend the extra money.

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Skin: Calamity

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Calamity has been the talk of Season 6 for obvious reasons. Who wouldn’t want this sleek gunslinger skin?

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The best part is that this skin also has six unlockable styles. The first for this pink-haired cowgirl is an outfit of simple shorts and a cowgirl hat, which is available in Tier One, meaning you'll get this skin immediately when purchasing your Battle Pass.

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However, you'll need to gather experience to unlock this skin's other styles. 

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The second, available at 20,000 XP, is more threatening with a bandit mask, a black pair of jeans, and a leather vest with silver studs. The third can be gained after reaching 50,000 XP. It includes gloves and fringed jeans.

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The second half of styles for Calamity are more detailed but also more difficult to receive. The fourth style adds teal accents, shotgun shells along with her belt, and a poncho to complete the western look. You will need 90,000 XP for this one though.

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The fifth look is where players can acquire the long dark cloak with spiked shoulders at 140,000 XP

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And finally, the sixth style adds another ammunition strap, spiked gloves, and glowing purple trims to the cloak. Smoke ominously billows off of Calamity’s clothes in this Halloween look. Be prepared to give the game some dedication, though, since it requires 200,000 XP to unlock.

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Skin: DJ Yonder

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The infamous Llama has returned for Season 6 in the form of a DJ.

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Following suit other famous artists of the electro genre such as Daft Punk and Deadmau5, this Fortnite character wears a massive metallic helmet in the shape of a llama head. With shades, a headset, and a gold tooth, this DJ is ready to fist pump their way into a victory royale.

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The rest of the clothes glow in sweet LED lights, meaning it's not the stealthiest look out there. But who cares? You know you want it just to stand out in the crowd -- and the winner's circle.

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This is one of the skins you will automatically acquire in Tier One when you purchase a Battle Pass.

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Darkness has risen and Fortnite Season 6 is off to a spooky start. Like a cauldron full of sweet, delicious candy, the shop is full of creepy, scary, deadly -- and even silly -- new skins just in time for Halloween. 

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If you’re still contemplating whether or not you want to buy a Battle Pass or simply want to quickly sift through all the choices, we've put together a list of all the current Season 6 skins so you can spend more time knocking and less time scrolling through the shop. 

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Remember, a Battle Pass costs 950 v-bucks ($9.99). You can also purchase the Battle Bundle, which includes the first 25 tiers of content for the season and costs 2,800 v-bucks (around $30.00).

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Season 6 will be active until December 5, 2018, which will give you plenty of time to enjoy the latest content and level up tiers to acquire your favorite skins.

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Dark Bomber Skin, Lightning and Thunderstorms Gear Strikes Fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/dkl05/dark-bomber-skin-lightning-and-thunderstorms-gear-strikes-fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/dkl05/dark-bomber-skin-lightning-and-thunderstorms-gear-strikes-fortnite Thu, 04 Oct 2018 21:52:56 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Fortnite Season 6 started just last week, bringing with it a dark and spooky theme just in time for Halloween. Now, already at the beginning of Week 2, we're getting a brand-new skin in Dark Bomber. 

Teased on the official Fortnite Twitter account earlier today, Dark Bomber is the yin to Brite Bomber's yang. You can see what this new skin looks like in the gif below. 

We also know from data miners that more Halloween event skins and accessories are making their respective ways to Fortnite soon (duh). Although we don't know exactly when they'll swoop in, it's safe to safe we'll get a steady trickle as the month goes on. 


However, that's not all that was released tonight. A cauldron full of new goodies also appeared in the shop. Aside from the typical rotation, two especially electric accessories dropped that pair perfect with the Dark Bomber skin:

  • The Thundercrash Harvesting Tool (1,200 vbucks)
  • Dark Glyph Glider (500 vbucks)

As with all Fortnite cosmetics, neither items in the Lightning and Thunderstorms gear set will give you any in-game advantage -- except for maybe turning a few heads you can promptly snipe.

Coupled with the Dark Bomber skin, both the Thundercrash tool and Dark Glider will keep you fashionable while completing this week's challenges.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Fortnite news and guides as Season 6 rolls on. Be sure to check out our huge list of Fortnite tips and tricks while you're here. 

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10 Cheap DIY Fortnite Costumes for Halloween 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/h62ue/10-cheap-diy-fortnite-costumes-for-halloween-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/h62ue/10-cheap-diy-fortnite-costumes-for-halloween-2018 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:41:58 -0400 Victoria B.

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Whether your favorite Fortnite skin is Raptor, Love Ranger, Rex, or any of the ones we've put on this list, hopefully, this cheap, DIY costume rundown will help you find the right costume for Halloween. 

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Be sure to share your creations with us as you get ready to celebrate. Oh, and don't forget to wish the driver a Happy Halloween as we dive into one of the best months of the year.

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Costume: Rex
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It’s not quite as massive as the classic inflatable T-Rex costume, but it is still a fun one to wear.

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The most complex part of this costume is the T-Rex mascot head and backpack, but the rest of this classic skin is simply an orange scarfgreen onesie (or pants and T-shirt), and green gloves.

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Spirit Halloween has a full costume available for purchase at $49.99, but if you would prefer to purchase separate pieces for a slightly better price, you can find a dinosaur mask on Amazon, as well as the items listed above.

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Here's what you'll need:

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Costume: Dark Voyager

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Dark Voyager has always been a favorite skin for Fortnite players, but it's also a favorite costume choice for cosplayers and Halloween shoppers. Spirit of Halloween has two costumes for the dark masked figure. The cheapest, however, is a $49.99 suit. Sizes range from adult to kids.

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Helmets will cost extra, but if you’re a dedicated fan, it may be worth the extra money.

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If you don’t want to spend more than you have to, try checking your garage for old motorcycle helmets or ask a friend. Once you have your hands on one you can get crafty with the color highlights by spray painting the lines.

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You can also purchase black jumpsuits (or onesie) on Amazon and add neon fabric paint to finish the designs.

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Whether you choose to purchase the finished suit or craft your own is up to your budget and time.

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Here's what you'll need: 

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Costume(s): Bunny Brawler and Rabbit Raider

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If you want to be cute and cozy in your Fortnite Halloween costume, look no further than this pair of bunnies for inspiration. Though it could be seen as a simple bunny costume, adding the unsettling buckteeth and whiskers to a hockey mask will get you into the fall feeling rather than the spring spirit.

All you will need is a bunny onesie, bunny slippers, an optional hockey mask, and some paint for the whisker nose. If you want to spend a little extra to bring the Fortnite skin to life, you can use an Easter egg style backpack for your egg grenades.

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Here's what you'll need: 

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Costume: Love Ranger

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Are you a hopeless romantic? If so, Fortnite's Love Ranger skin is the perfect choice for your costume.

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However: Do be wary of this one if you have sensitive skin because it’s going to require a full coat of body paint over your face, arms, and torso. Get ready to stretch to reach all those hard to reach spots on your back.

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Using grey hairspray and body paint, you can cover yourself to imitate the stone figure. 

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You can also use any set of grey wings to strap onto your back. The only other clothes you need are pink sweatpants and grey gloves. If you aren’t spooked by putting contacts in your eye, you can also find white color contacts to match the Love Ranger’s.

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Here's what you need: 

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Costume: Bush Disguise

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There are a lot of popular Fortnite skins you could model your costume after, but one really fun idea is to go as a player in a bush disguise. Not only is it easy to pull off, but this clever costume will give your friends a good laugh as you sneak around this Halloween.

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Fake foliage can be purchased on Amazon for $14.48, and once superglued to an old set of clothes, you can camouflage yourself to fool your foes and perhaps jump scare a few strangers.

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To get the look above, you can also buy a pair of cheap brown shoes, and cut up some cardboard to tape to your jeans as shin guards. 

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Here's what you'll need: 

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You probably already have a pair of old jeans and you can get four boxes from the USPS for absolutely free right here

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Costume: Leviathan

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Though this one will be a little tricky and time consuming, the outcome will be an awesome Leviathan skin costume -- which will totally be worth it.

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The key components to this one will be a breathable clear helmet ($18.90) and a fish mask ($6.00). But before you put on the clear helmet, make sure it's safe and breathable.

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To recreate the fish himself, you can either get creative with green and pink face paint as well as color hairspray or you can purchase cheap printable fish masks from Etsy.

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The main hiccup you might run into is with the suit. Despite there being few suits available that are identical to Leviathan’s, you can pull it off with a grey/white onesie or jumpsuit and tan gloves from Amazon.

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Here's what you need for this Fortnite costume:

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Costume: Skull Trooper

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You can’t go wrong with a skeleton costume on Halloween, but make yours stand out by getting combat ready. Skull Trooper is the perfect Fortnite skin for All Hallow's Eve, and it can even be a lot of fun to make.

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This look can be created one of two ways. You can either purchase clothing that already has skeleton outlines printed on them, or you can paint your own.

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Using black and white face paint, create an eerie skull and bones along your arms. Next, outline a rib cage and spine on a sleeveless shirt with fabric paint and continue painting the pants legs for a complete skeleton costume.

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Be sure to dig out a pair of black combat boots from your closet, and don’t forget to buy a white ski mask and black scarf to mirror this skin.

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Costume: Raptor

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Not only is this Raptor one of our favorite Fortnite cosplays, it's also one of the easier DIY Fortnite costumes. The best part is that you can get creative with items you might already have lying around the house.

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You will need brown combat boots, a shovel, cargo pants, and knee guards. If you don’t have a brown leather jacket, you can find a pleather pilot Jacket for around $40 on Amazon, along with a cheap yellow ski mask for $6.

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Finish it off with a pair of yellow gloves and a headset, and you’re good to go. This will be a warm costume so save all those layers for a cold Halloween night.

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Here's what you need from Amazon: 

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Image source: SilentPillar

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Costume: Teknique and Abstrakt

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If you’re the crafty type, you’ll have fun designing bright splatter for the skin duo, Teknique and Abstrakt. But don’t worry; It won’t require too much money or time since the core components are simply a grey jacket and purple sweatpants.

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Surprisingly, gas masks will only cost between $15-$20 and teal hats are as low as $2.00 online. Though the Abstrakt skin has an additional blue vest, the two will pretty much require the same amount of effort and materials.

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Here's what you need from Amazon: 

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Costume: Kitsune-Drift

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One of the more recent Fortnite skins to release also happens to be one of the most affordable to buy (or even make). With a red vest jacket, a fox mask, and some dark clothing, you can effortlessly pull off this Kitsune Drift Costume for pretty cheap.

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Though you could spend extra time crafting a mask such as cosplayer Gibson -- or shelling out some extra money for hand-made, 3D-printed masks -- you can also find masks from as low as $9.50 on Amazon.

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Pair that with fingerless gloves, a long-sleeved dark shirt, and a red jacket to match the skin and you're all set. Essentially, this costume would be perfect for anyone on a tight budget and in need of a unique, yet fairly easy-to-make costume.

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Here's what you need from Amazon: 

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Image source: Justgibsonnn cosplay 

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Since its release, Fortnite has steadily released skin after awesome skin. Some are generic, while others are clever and just downright funny. 

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As a result, fans have spent dozens of hours putting together fantastic cosplay, like the ones found here, and costume shops around the country have spent dozens of hours stocking their shelves with Fortnite costumes. 

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With Halloween just around the corner, we've collected some of the cheapest costume options and easier DIY alternatives spare your wallet and keep you from scrambling at last minute on All Hollow's Eve.

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Here are some of the most popular Fortnite skins you can buy or recreate to impress your squad this Halloween.

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Image source: Wikimedia Commons 

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PS4 Crossplay Beta Testing Begins Today With Fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/3pa5b/ps4-crossplay-beta-testing-begins-today-with-fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/3pa5b/ps4-crossplay-beta-testing-begins-today-with-fortnite Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:49:46 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Did you think Sony was ever going to allow crossplay on its platforms? I sure as heck didn't, but here we are in September of the year of great surprises and suddenly, Fortnite players are able to participate in a PlayStation 4 crossplay beta.

Sony has had a hardline stance on crossplay through the past two generations, but it seems not even Sony can stand against Fortnite's popularity.

As of today -- meaning literally right now -- you can hop onto Fortnite on your PlayStation 4 and play against other players on PC, mobile, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

This will hopefully be the first of many games allowing crossplay on Sony's platforms. In the PlayStation Blog post announcing and detailing the opening of the server gates, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, John Kodera, stated this is the start of a "major policy change for SIE". He also said that the company will announce more details about the future of crossplay on Sony platforms and how the feature will roll out.

Whether you play Fortnite or not, this is an exciting announcement as it may mean that many of us blocked from playing certain games with our friends just because we have different platforms will finally be able to stop lamenting over buying the game on the "wrong" platform.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Sony's new cross-play initiative. 

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Best Obscure YouTube Channels for Gamers in 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/55s0d/best-obscure-youtube-channels-for-gamers-in-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/55s0d/best-obscure-youtube-channels-for-gamers-in-2018 Sat, 06 Oct 2018 11:01:21 -0400 QuintLyn

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So, there you have it. Seven (somewhat) obscure video game YouTube channels you'll want to add to your watch list. There's a little bit of something here for everyone, and we hope you'll give them the chances that they deserve. 

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Of course, if you're already aware of these guys. Keep giving them your love. YouTubers need love too.

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MTQcapture

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Ah, Final Fantasy XIV. It's one of the prettiest MMOs out there, and has an insanely dedicated fanbase to boot. But, man can some of the mechanics be insane -- particularly if you're big on group content.

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That's okay, though, because MTQcapture has your back. Hosted by Mizzteq, the channel is constantly updated with guides for those looking to dive into the game's dungeons and other group content. 

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It also includes the occasional community content, like videos compiled after attending media events. Overall, if you're looking for a little help figuring out in Final Fantasy XIV, this is a good place to look.

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It can, however, be pretty serious business at times. That's just the way the cookie crumbles in MMORPG raid tutorials, but there's much to be said for the information here.

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Lord Haris

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Okay, So Lord Haris' channel is more than just Overwatch. It also features Fortnite and PUBG. But let's be honest, what shooter-centric channel doesn't these days? But the bulk of the channel is definitely Overwatch.

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The channel is a bit meme-y, and the videos blend host commentary with in-game action and team chatter. The nice thing about the Lord Haris' channel is that he obviously puts effort into editing his content, making sure viewers don't get left too long without action.

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Just keep in mind that while edited, these are still videos with team chat in them. So some might find them offensive. 

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That's okay though. Because we still have more channels for you to check out. So, how about some Final Fantasy XIV guides?

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kAN Gaming

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Sometimes, you just want to get a little creative. Instead of adventure and combat, you just want to sit down and build something and that's okay. That's exactly why designing and engineering games exist.

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kAN Gaming is a channel dedicated solely to this genre of games. The channel owner spend a lot of time in games like Scrap Mechanic, Trailmakers, and Factorio, building a wide variety of things. Note the UFO in the video above. 

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Vehicles of all kinds are a pretty big focus of this channel. Perhaps it's due to the challenge of making something that moves. 

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And before you ask. Yes, there is some more general gameplay. You're just not going to find any RPG, action, or shooter games here. 

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Speaking of shooters. How about some Overwatch?

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NintenDaan

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This channel is pure Nintendo, no fuss, no muss. A lot of it is also pure gameplay. 

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For the most part, you won't come to NintenDaan to find critiques or even gameplay with a side of commentary. (Although there will be the occasional chatty video, like the recent Super Mario Party launch stream.) Instead, what you'll find here is first look gameplay for offerings on the Nintendo eShop. 

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Actually, I should probably warn you. A lot of the gameplay is straight through without editing. So, if you're looking to avoid spoilers, you might want to stick to some of the shorter videos in the channel's archive.

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Or, if you're looking for something without any possibility of story spoilers, perhaps a channel focused on creative games?

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Writing On Games

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Of all the channels in this list, I might be most partial to this one. But I'm also a sucker for stuff like this. 

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Writing on Games is a channel dedicated to -- as they put it -- "in-depth analysis and opinion pieces on games, their designs and their narratives." Here, gamers can find the occasional review and discussions on the industry, gaming history, genres, and a variety of things we often take for granted when we sit down for some play time.

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Unlike other gaming review and analysis channels, Writing on Games is doesn't go the "angry gamer" route -- although they're not afraid to tell you what they think.

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For the most part the videos consist of relaxing narration layered over gameplay. And the videos are typically pretty short, coming in at around 10 minutes. So it's easy to get a quick listen in between other activities. 

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But, maybe that's too much talking for you right now and you'd just like to watch some gameplay without having to listen to anyone's voice. I totally get that, so this next channel might be for you... particularly if you're a Nintendo fan.

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Guy Named Chris

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Okay, so there had to be at least one Fortnite channel. The game is pretty much everywhere. Out of all the YouTube channels I've come across that focus on the battle royale -- and there were a lot -- this one was one of the most fun.

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Viewers who visit Chris' channel can find plenty of pre-recorded content, but if you hit it at the right time, you just might catch him live. He's an engaging streamer who is great at interacting with his audience -- as much as you can while playing a competitive game, anyway. That's always a huge plus with these things.

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The other great thing about Chris is that he doesn't just seem to be someone playing the game for views. From what I've seen he's actually good at Fortnite.

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Of course, the channel isn't all Fortnite, despite that being the primary focus. If you dig around in the videos list, you will find other games here and there -- like NBA2K19.

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Now, does all that running, and shooting, and building structures that wouldn't stand up in real-life have you worn out? Well, our next channel is extremely chill -- and educational?

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Life's A Glitch TV

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A combination podcast, shout casting videos, and (some) gameplay. Life's a Glitch TV is the product of three dudes that just love games, particularly esports. A good chunk of the game's content is focused on StarCraft 2, but other exports-centric games get some love as well. 

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The channel's podcast, Technical Alpha,  is more general, with hosts Adam (NovaWar), Jeff (MaximusBlack), and Tabin (PanicSwitched) discussing a variety of gamer and geek-centric topics.

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If all of that's not enough for you -- maybe you'd like a little gameplay -- there is some of that there as well.

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But, perhaps you're looking for something with a bit more action? Then the next streamer might be what you need.

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When it comes to finding fresh -- and good -- content on YouTube, it can be a bit daunting. This is especially true of video games, which everyone seems to hit upon at some point or another for a quick boost in viewers.  But a lot of these people aren't really all that fun to watch.

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If you're anything like me, you probably find a lot of channels to follow on YouTube either through the system's suggested stuff, which can be iffy at best or via your friends, who tend to be more reliable in suggesting things you like.

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There's just one problem with this. YouTube (and often our friends) like to suggest channels that are already extremely popular, because obviously none of us have ever heard of that guy with millions of followers. So, a lot of other really good channels with solid followings that just don't make the follower count cut can be overlooked.

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Since we've been pondering this, it occurred to us that it might actually be helpful if we compiled a list of some of the somewhat more obscure game-centric YouTube channels that are worth a watch. Keep in mind that when we're using "obscure" a bit loosely here. On average the channels in this list have about 100k followers. That's nothing to sneeze at, but they deserve more.

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So, you might wonder what requirements we used to pick out these channels. Well, aside from subscriber number we looked at how entertaining the channels actually are. We also made sure they've uploaded content recently. There's nothing worse than finding a new channel you really like and discovering it's inactive.

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As a more or less personal goal, I've tried to avoid making every channel listed here Fortnite or Minecraft related, my goal is to offer a nice variety of channel suggestions.

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Now, with that addressed, let's get down to the actual list!

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While the map Fortnite's map has continuously changed throughout development, a mysterious cube appearing in Loot Lake had players pondering if Season 6 was about to begin.

Although an in-game timer alluded to the beginning of the new season earlier this week, Epic Games announced on Twitter earlier today that the new season will release on September 27.

Because of the delay, Fortnite fans are getting some remedial love with extra experience all weekend. From now until September 24, all matches will award 400% extra experience.

Some additional expected updates for Season 6 are spacial audio updates. Responding to player feedback, Epic is patching some discrepancies between footsteps, audio tells for in-air movement options, and address cases where sounds don't play at all. 

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