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Riot confirm a new wave of Valorant bans is coming

Riot Games developers took to Reddit and announced that they plan to take care of the recent surge of cheaters in Valorant.

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Valorant is being plagued by an increasing number of cheaters and smurf accounts, so Riot devs have made it clear to fans on Reddit that they’ve noticed the problem, and made plans to deal with it.

There is a plethora of new Valorant content on the way, such as new agents and abilities, so there is a lot to be excited about in the future. However, cheating and smurfing are two major issues that Riot Games are still dealing with.

One player decided to get answers from the developers. After a Reddit thread about the issue blew up, one of the devs finally responded to fan questions and explained the planned solution.

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Riot devs respond to Valorant cheating

Reddit user PeteyySD started the thread, where they vented their frustration at the “surge in cheaters” in the game in recent months.

The player made it clear that anytime they reported a cheater, they would show up again in different games. Riot developer, RayKay, took notice of this and issued a response, reassuring fans that Riot plans to implement some serious anti-cheat measures this year.

RayKay said, “Hey sorry about the cheating we are aware and bans are incoming. While we can never stop all cheating we want to make sure that it does not effect your ranked progress.

Our team is looking to make many improvements this year based on the feedback we received and hard lessons we learned last year. Keep those reports and feedback coming.”

There was another question about whether or not players will be able to get back lost MMR from games that have been infested by cheaters, or have their ranks brought back to their original spots. Unfortunately, that isn’t something the developers are focusing on.

Raykay explained, “that is a cool idea, that is something we would like to do but got some bigger priorities in front of it right now.” While we’re relieved that Riot will be making some changes, they haven’t come up with a proper fix yet.

It’s good to know that the developers are taking this matter seriously. Hopefully, we’ll get a solution soon. Until then, the best we can do is report unfair play whenever we come across it.

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Fortnite Rift Tour event: Schedule, quests, rewards & more

The Fortnite Rift Tour event is going to be bringing a ton of musical excitement to the popular game, and we have everything you need to know covered.

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Fortnite Rift Tour

The Fortnite Rift Tour has been officially revealed, and it will be injecting a great deal of musical excitement into the popular game, and we have all of the details currently known about this Fortnite Rift Tour covered for you.

Events have become one of the main staples of Fortnite, as the fan-favorite game has put on a multitude of awe-inspiring events in the past, with their next set of ones being revealed to be the Fortnite Rift Tour.

This Fortnite Rift Tour will be a selection of musical shows that will bring one of the music industry’s brightest stars into the high-profile game to put on what is expected to be some very entertaining experiences.

With this in mind, here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Fortnite Rift Tour.

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Fortnite Rift Tour Schedule

The community will experience all of the action from this series of events beginning on August 6. The shows will then continue until August 8, meaning that players will have a couple of days to enjoy everything that this event will be offering.

According to the Fortnite Rift Tour official description, players will “take a musical journey into magical new realities where Fortnite and a record-breaking superstar collide.”

Now, it has not yet been revealed who this particular superstar will be for this event.

However, it has been leaked that popular musical star Ariana Grande will be having a concert event in the same way that Travis Scott previously did, so it is highly likely that Ariana Grande is the superstar that will be at the center of this musical event between August 6 and 8.

The mysterious countdown timer in the game also looks to be pointing towards this newly announced event.

Quests and Rewards

While the event itself is kicking off on August 6, players will earn rewards from the event by completing various in-game quests, with the first set of quests starting on July 29. You can find all of the quests and rewards for the event below:

  • Interact with the Rift Tour posters
  • Use an Alien Hologram Pad on top of the party UFO
  • Save the Date in the Rift Tour tab and play a match
  • Attend the Rift Tour
Fortnite Rift Tour Rewards

We will continue to update this hub with all of the latest information about the Rift Tour when it becomes available.

For more Fortnite, check out everything you need to know about the game’s crew pack for August and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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Fortnite Ariana Grande concert leaks: Start date, skins, prices & more

A new Ariana Grande skin and concert event has been leaked for Fortnite Season 7, and here’s everything we know about it.

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Ariana Grande in Fortnite

A brand-new concert event has been leaked for Fortnite Season 7, with singer and actress Ariana Grande set to arrive as a new skin. Here’s everything we know about the event, including the start date.

Fortnite has seen several in-game events such as the Cosmic Summer Celebration, Rainbow Royale event, and even a Travis Scott concert. Now, it seems that another concert event will be coming to the game.

Some new leaks revealed the arrival of singer and actress Ariana Grande to the battle royale as a new skin and some other cosmetics during an upcoming in-game concert event.

Singer and actress Ariana Grande

When is the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert?

According to notable Fortnite data miner iFireMonkey, the Ariana concert is currently set to take place on July 31, 2021. The files required for the event will be added when the v17.21 update goes live.

Content creator Ali-A has a theory that the recent influx of Pride cosmetics, the Rainbow Royale, and Ariana Grande concert are all connected, as the singer is performing at a Pride event in August.

Other leaks suggest that the Epic Games staff have already conducted a test launch for the in-game concert, so this release date is likely accurate. 

However, reputable Fortnite data miner and leaker HYPEX posted on July 29 that the Ariana Grande Fortnite concert is set to take place on August 6, 7, and 8.

With the official announcement of the Rift Tour musical event for the game on July 29 stating that it will be taking place on August 6 through the 8, these dates look to be when this highly-anticipated concert is taking place.

How much will the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin cost?

When Travis Scott came to Fortnite as a new skin, he was available as part of the battle royale’s ICON Series. The Ariana Grande skin will probably be released through the same means.

In that case, the skin will cost around 1,500 V-Bucks. This is the same price set for recent ICON Series skins like World Cup winner Bugha and NBA superstar Lebron James.

There will also be other cosmetics that arrive as part of the concert event, but details regarding all of this have been scarce. So we don’t know the exact price for these items, but we expect them to cost the same as previous Icon Series cosmetic sets.

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With Season 8 set to start in September, the Ariana Grande concert event might be a fantastic way to make the final month of Season 7 more memorable. So far, Epic Games have been keeping it under wraps.

We’ll keep checking for more news regarding this and will be sure to update this article as we learn more. Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for updates, and check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite.

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How to get Fortnite Bloodsport skin from Suicide Squad

Bloodsport is the newest DC Comics character to become a playable Fortnite skin in celebration of the new Suicide Squad movie.

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Fortnite Bloodsport Skin

Bloodsport is one of the characters starring in the new Suicide Squad movie, and Fortnite players will soon be able to get a new skin inspired by the DC Comics character.

One of the reasons Fortnite has become one of the most popular video games globally is the vast array of cosmetic items that players can acquire and use to customize their characters when playing.

The past year has seen Fortnite add a treasure trove of cosmetic items from the likes of Marvel and DC, with players having the ability to play as characters like Batman and Iron Man.

With the upcoming arrival of the new Suicide Squad movie in August, Epic Games recently revealed that one of the movie’s characters would be making his arrival in the fan-favorite game with the news that a Fortnite Bloodsport skin is officially coming very soon, and we have everything you need to know to get the Fortnite Bloodsport skin covered for you.

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How to get Fortnite Bloodsport skin

Epic Games took to the official Twitter account for the popular game and posted a trailer for the new Fortnite Bloodsport skin, and revealed that it would be arriving in the game’s item shop on August 3, 2021.

This new Fortnite Bloodsport skin will be released at 5 PM PST/ 7 PM CST/ 8 PM EST on August 3rd, so players will have to wait a little bit before they can add this Suicide Squad character to their collections.

An official price for the new Fortnite Bloodsport skin was not announced, but it likely is in the same range as other comic book character outfits added to the game recently. We will update this piece with the official price of this outfit when it is officially revealed to the community.

This particular version of the DC Comics character joins the Suicide Squad in the upcoming film after being imprisoned for injuring Superman with a Kryptonite bullet, so fans of villains will undoubtedly be excited to get their hands on this DC Comics outfit.

For more Fortnite, check out how you can get an access card from an IO Guard to complete one of the latest Season 7 challenges, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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