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Among Us devs are not happy with Fortnite’s new Imposter mode

The Among Us developers have slammed Epic Games for their new Impostors game mode that is now in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7.

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Fortnite’s new Imposter mode probably looks very familiar to some, but Among Us devs aren’t happy about their game’s concept serving as the inspiration.

Fortnite Season 7 keeps bringing new content for fans to enjoy, with Wonder Woman and Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy joining as new skins. The 17.40 patch also brought the new Impostors game mode.

If you’ve played Among Us, then you may notice some similarities in the new Fortnite game mode. The developers have noticed them as well, and they’re upset with Epic Games over this.

Impostors Fortnite mode promo Among Us

Gary Porter, a programmer at Innersloth, posted an image of the map for Fortnite’s Impostor mode. They highlighted the striking similarities it shares to The Skeld map in Among Us.

“It’s okay tho, they flipped electrical and medbay and connected security to the cafeteria,” Porter wrote. “I wasn’t even around for the development of Skeld and I’m still kind of offended.”

This has gained traction, as other employees on the Innersloth team also started chiming in on the matter.

Among Us community director Victoria Tran also expressed her frustration with Epic Games’ decision. She made it clear that it would’ve been less of an issue if they had decided to do a collab instead.

“It would’ve been really, really cool to collab haha. Just sad indie hours rn,” she tweeted. “Like game mechanics fine, those shouldn’t be gatekept, but at the very least even different themes or terminology makes things more interesting?”

Innersloth co-founder Puff felt the same way and tweeted out that Epic Games could’ve tried putting their own spin on the Among Us format for this new game mode.

“We didn’t patent the Among Us mechanics,” he wrote. “I don’t think that leads to a healthy game industry. Is it really that hard to put 10% more effort into putting your own spin on it, though?”

Epic Games have added crossover content from other video games like Street Fighter and even popular franchises like Superman and Batman. So, it wouldn’t have been out of the ordinary to do a collab with Among Us.

At the time of writing, the Fortnite developers have yet to respond to these complaints. We’ll keep checking for updates, so stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out the leaked crossover with Chris Hemsworth’s Extinction.

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Fortnite Fourth Birthday event: Start date, Quests, rewards

Fortnite is nearing its fourth birthday, and there’s a full in-game event coming so players can join in with the celebrations.

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since Fortnite began taking over the gaming world, but it’s true. Once again, Epic is celebrating in style with a special in-game Fourth Fortnite Birthday event. We’ve got the lowdown right here.

Fortnite Season 8 is a throwback in many ways, mainly thanks to the return of Kevin and his fellow alien Cubes. That’s why it’s fitting that the new season coincides with the anniversary of the battle royale’s release.

Fortnite has evolved a lot in the last four years, popularising features like the Battle Pass along the way.

So, to celebrate, Epic is launching a Fourth Fortnite Birthday event for players to dive into, packed with plenty of Quests and rewards.

Fortnite birthday invitation

Fourth Fortnite Birthday event start date and time

This special Fortnite Birthday event will kick off on September 24, 2021, at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST, coming via an update that will be available to download on the day.

Fittingly, the Fortnite Birthday event festivities will last for four days, ending on September 28, 2021. The game’s official birthday is in the middle of the event on September 26.

Throughout the Fortnite Birthday event, players will be able to spot birthday cakes scattered around the island. Eating these baked goods will offer valuable health and shield boosts.

Birthday presents will also be returning from last year. These can be thrown onto the ground and contain rare loot.

Fortnite Fourth Birthday Event

Fourth Fortnite Birthday Quests & rewards

As part of the celebrations, players will have the chance to complete themed Quests to earn birthday rewards and XP.

These will also go live when the event starts, on September 24, 2021, at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST.

Among the rewards will be the “4 Me???” Back Bling, “Hooplah Hammer Pickaxe, and “4? Score!” Emoticon.

Epic is yet to confirm what the birthday-themed Quests will entail, but be sure to check back here for the latest updates.

Themed rewards from the Fortnite Fourth Birthday event

That was everything we know so far about the Fourth Fortnite Birthday event. We’ll have to wait and see if Epic has anything else planned for the big day.

For more on Fortnite Season 8, check out how to rank up the Battle Pass quickly and our ranking of every single weapon.

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How to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

We’ve found some of the best ways for you to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass and claim all the rewards in the process.

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For those looking to rank up fast in the new Season 8 Battle Pass for Fortnite, here are some of the best ways to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8

With Fortnite Season 8 well underway, you can check out all of the new content in the game, including new Cosmic Chests, cosmetics, bounties, and weapons. There’s also a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

The Season 8 Fortnite Battle Pass has various new cosmetic items, including the new Carnage cosmetic skin.

This guide will go over the fastest ways for you to level up and unlock these items.

How to Level up fast in Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

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Complete Weekly punchcards

Fortnite Season 8 1 Punchcard Quests

Punchcards have returned in Fortnite Season 8, replacing weekly quests and offering players a ton of bonus XP towards earning Battle Stars. This will help you progress through the Fortnite Battle Pass quickly.

Each week, a new Weekly Punchcard Quest will appear. Daily Punchcards refresh each day, giving you Quests to complete for some bonus XP. Finishing one Daily Punchcard will complete the first Weekly Quest.

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Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

On top of the Weekly Punchcards, there will also be character Punchcards to complete for the remainder of the season. These are all tailored around the Fortnite Battle Pass skins and a few other notable NPCs.

Just speak with the characters on Fortnite Island to start a punchcard and complete all the tasks given to you. You can be done with all of them in a single playthrough.

Play as much as possible

Fortnite Balenciaga Game Knights outfit

Although it seems obvious, playing the game as much as you can obviously boost your rank and level you up nicely. Even better, performing well in your games by getting a high placement and kills will give you even more XP and rank you up faster.

Also, don’t forget that playing with friends will give you an extra XP boost, so make sure you team up with your buddies and get some Victory Royales!

That’s all on how to level up fast in the Fortnite Battle Pass. For more on Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on the Fortnite Gold Cube location.

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Fortnite Gold Cube: Location, travel path & more

The Gold Cube in Fortnite Season 8 has started to move, but what’s it for and where is it going? We’ve got the lowdown right here.

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Fortnite Season 8 is here with plenty of Cube-themed content for players to tackle. One of the most mysterious new additions is the Fortnite Gold Cube which has begun traveling around the map. Here’s where to find it and where it’s headed.

Fortnite Season 8 Cubed has landed, and it’s brought with it a whole host of new changes to the world-famous battle royale. From another Marvel crossover with Venom and Carnage to an entirely new dimension called The Sideways.

In a throwback to the first season, Epic has also brought back Kevin the Cube, and he isn’t alone this time.

A strange Gold Cube can also be seen rolling around among the numerous alien Cubes populating the map. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Kevin the Cube in Fortnite Season 8

What does the Fortnite Gold Cube do?

The actual purpose of the Gold Cube is currently unknown. When the other purple squares began making their moves, it remained stationary but has since started to travel as well.

This more prestigious Cube will likely play a massive part in the end-of-season event that will take place before Season 9 begins.

As always, we will keep you updated with any fresh news on what role the Fortnite Gold Cube will play.

Fortnite Season 8 artwork

Fortnite Gold Cube location

The mysterious Fortnite Gold Cube started near Holly Hedges and Weeping Woods before it began its long journey.

At the time of writing, it can be found in between Boney Burbs and Believer Beach, and it is set to head towards Pleasant Park.

As the object now appears to be continuously moving, its location will change drastically throughout Season 8.

It is expected to go past many of the named locations around the outskirts of the map before reaching its final destination.

Fortnite Gold Cube

If the Cube is moving, then where exactly is it going? Well, according to a leak from dataminer HYPEX, the Fortnite Gold Cube – along with every other alien square – is actually heading to the center of the map.

This location has been significant for some time in Epic’s ongoing narrative, especially in the Zero Point storyline that has dominated many of the game’s seasons.

It appears that all of the Cubes, except Blue, which is yet to budge, will all be meeting in the same place eventually.

What happens when all of the Cubes make their way to the middle remains to be seen, but if history is anything to go by, then fans can expect something big when they are reunited.

For more on Fortnite Season 8, check out all of the Exotic Weapon locations and how to complete Bounties.

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