New set of challenges is coming in Fortnite. Some interesting challenges this week as players race to finish out their battle pass before what does not appear to be an extended season for once comes to an end. And this week, one challenge is to dance at the highest and lowest spots on the map.
We had this challenge before in the old chapter 1 map but things have change in the chapter 2 map. So, where are you supposed to be dancing to complete the challenge? Let’s taka a look on a map of the two locations, with more details below:
You might easily able to guess where the highest point is on the map, one of the snowy mountains in the south. You can kind of see which mountain is the tallest out of all of them while dropping. That would be marked by a flag on the peak directly south of Catty Corner, and usually spawning with a chest. If multiple people land there, you might let everyone else dance while you grabing the chest to secure your own safety. Then kill them, at least.
Can you figure what location would it be in your head now? Do you know any deep pits on this map? No rocket silos in the Chapter 2 map or anything. But there is one place that is quite literally below sea level. That would be Coral Castle. You need to land there and go inside the main castle structure. Once there, you will find a pool with a pillar in the middle. Hack down the pillar and you can dance on the platform that stands there. I’m not sure if dancing anywhere in this room counts, or if it has to be that exact spot, but I would do that just to be safe.
We give you some hints about your highest and lowest points on the map to complete new Fortnite challenges. They are not particularly close to one another so I do not imagine you will be able to get this done in a single match. But you don’t need to, as that is not one of the requirements. You can do this challenge pretty easily. So if you need the XP or if you need 60 weekly challenges to get the Logan variant of the Wolverine skin, this is probably one you should be working on.
On Oct. 13, Apple will officially unveile the iPhone 12. Here’s guide to watch Apple’s event live. We are expecting to see not only the newest iPhone lineup, but also the AirPods Studio and other Apple products. If rumors are true and we see a new 6.7-inch screen size, A14 Bionic processor and 5G, prices could skyrocket. Yet some sources say that prices could actually drop. Let’s take a look at the most credible rumors to find out more.
Multiple iPhone 12 models at different prices
The phone will come in multiple sizes. iPhone 12 Mini rumored to be the smallest at 5.4 inches; possibly two base models at 6.1 inches (iPhone 12 and 12 Pro); and the largest iPhone 12 Pro Max at 6.7 inches. That allows Apple to offer a range of prices, offering variations on the specs depending on your budget.
The iPhone Mini would be the cheapest model, with one analyst claiming that it could be available for as little as $649 with 64GB of storage, undercutting the current base 64GB iPhone 11 by $50. In the global spread of COVID-19, offering a cheaper entry model would be a smart move. Specially when people purse strings are tightening, and rivals like Google, OnePlus and Samsung are offering great phones at more affordable prices.
You may pay the cost between $699 and $799 for a standard iPhone 12, in line with the current $699 price of the base iPhone 11. While the 12 Pro’s price would be likely somewhere around the $999 mark.
Rumored that the biggest of the bunch, the iPhone 12 Pro Max with its 6.7-inch display would likely cost in the same region of the current 64GB 11 Pro Max, $1,099, although an increase to $1,199 would not be out of the question. And a rumor that 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will have a higher base storage of 128GB, which may affect pricing.
What’s makes it cheaper?
Although adding 5G connectivity (as is expected) will likely increase costs, Apple is broadly expected to keep the same pricing structure as it already has, with the iPhone 12 Mini offering a cheaper entry point to the series. Since the phones are rumored to sell without headphones or charging plugs in the box, potentially reducing the costs down. And many people already have drawers full of USB chargers and bundled headphones, it helping reduce plastic waste.
This week in social media news, Instagram is testing three new designs to accommodate tabs for Reels and shopping; Twitch launches a suite of competitive tools for organizers called Versus; Snapchat’s new study reveals Gen Z has higher ad recall than older age groups; Facebook explains how it’ll enforce ad limits for pages in 2021 and more.
Instagram Tests Three New Designs To Make Room For Reels And Shopping
Instagram is globally testing the insertion of two new tabs on the platform. One for its newly launched TikTok clone, Reels, and one for shopping. Three new designs are in works to accommodate the new tabs; Instagram chief Adam Mosseri confirmed to The Verge.
Why it matters: Mosseri says Instagram’s goal with the addition of two new tabs is to help individual creators “earn their livelihoods on the app, whether by becoming video stars or e-commerce moguls.”
The details: To avoid making the app feel crammed, adding two new tabs will require Instagram to move at least one existing tab—which could prove tricky and fruitless given many have already criticized the app for feeling crowded. For example, writer and investor Eugene Wei described Instagram’s current design as “a jumble of formats.”
Twitch Launches Invite-Only Suite Of Organizer Tools Called Versus
Twitch has debuted an invite-only suite of competitive tools called Versus that enables competitive organizers to “build cutting-edge competitions in just a few steps.”
Why it matters: Versus marks Twitch’s latest attempt to boost its esports presence. In April, it launched an esports directory to keep viewers updated on the most recent tournaments.
The details: In closed beta for now, Versus lets organizers customize their competition with rules, banners and a profile image, plus set up participant registration, all within Twitch. Game developers, Twitch Rivals competitors and collegiate esports leagues will have access to Versus starting today. And for those not invited by Twitch, there’s a waitlist.
Instagram Creates Equity Team, To Hire Director For Diversity And Inclusion
Instagram has convened a dedicated product group that’s tasked with better understanding and addressing bias in its product development and users’ experiences, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced in a blog post. In addition, the company is hiring a director for diversity and inclusion.
Why it matters: The news follows Instagram’s commitment in June to review the ways it could be undeserving certain groups of people, which has led the platform to develop and update a variety company-wide policies to support communities around the world. This work includes Instagram’s removal of 23 different banned organizations and the platform’s two-month review process of its verification practices to ensure a fairer process.
The details: Mosseri says the new Instagram Equity team will work to create “fair and equitable products,” by working with Facebook’s Responsible AI team to ensure algorithm fairness.
Instagram’s director for diversity and inclusion will help it find, keep and grow more diverse talent, the post says.
Snapchat: Gen Z Shows Higher Ad Recall Than Millennials And Gen Xers
According to the results of a study Snapchat commissioned Kantar to conduct; Gen Z are more likely to recall advertising than older age groups; even when they spend less time viewing skippable content.
Why it matters: Gen Z’s shorter attention span presents a challenge to marketers who are trying to reach the consumer group that has. According to Snapchat, estimated annual spending power of $1.2 trillion.
The details: The findings show that 59 percent of Gen Z recalled a brand’s skippable video ad, compared with 57 percent of millennials and 47 percent of Gen X. The study also found that 55 percent of Gen Z who watched a skippable ad for less than two seconds correctly recalled it, compared with 46 percent for millennials and 26 percent for Gen X and baby boomers.
Gen Z also has a higher rate of brand preference, as 65 percent of them say brands help them to express themselves; compared with 40 percent for Gen X and baby boomers.
Facebook Outlines New Ad Limits For Pages
Facebook is introducing four limit tiers of advertiser categories that outline how many ads each page can run concurrently to improve ad performance. The platform says it will start enforcing these ad limits from February 2021 through summer 2021.
Why it matters: As per Facebook, “When an advertiser runs too many ads at once, each ad delivers less often. This means that fewer ads exit the learning phase; and more budget is spent before the delivery system can optimize performance.”
The details: Facebook’s four tiers to help guide ad volume include 250 ads for small to medium-sized pages; 1,000 ads for medium to large-sized pages; 5,000 ads for larger pages; and 20,000 ads for the largest pages, or those with advertising budgets greater than $10 million in their highest spending month in the last year.
Facebook Watch Has Over 1.25 Billion Visitors Each Month
Two years after Facebook launched Facebook Watch, the network says 1.25 billion people visit Facebook Watch every month; head of video products Paresh Rajwat wrote in a blog post.
Why it matters: The news comes a month after Facebook challenged YouTube’s offerings when it launched official music videos in the US on Facebook Watch. The music destination, where Katy Perry exclusively debuted her music video for “Smile,” lets fans discover music videos through filters like artist, genre and mood.
The details: Facebook Watch’s success coincides with a string of new content partnerships it formed with television and media companies in France, Germany, Italy, the Middle East, North Africa, Spain and the UK.
In the gaming category on Facebook Watch alone, over 200 million people watch live videos each month, with watch time on Facebook Gaming increasing 75 percent from Q1 to Q2 this year.
In addition to music videos, gaming and television programming, live sports has contributed to the rapid growth of Facebook Watch. Just this past weekend, the UEFA Champions League broadcasts in Latin America drew in over 13.7 million viewers; making it the most-watched soccer match in history on Facebook, according to Rajwat.
Facebook also recently launched paid online events to help struggling small businesses and creators. Facebook says it won’t collect any fees from paid online events for at least the next year.
Lastly, Facebook expanded the availability of fan subscriptions and Stars so fans can donate to their favorite creators.
TikTok Announces New Marketing Partners And Stitch Feature
As ByteDance figures out a way to sell TikTok’s US operations, TikTok announced the launch of its new Marketing Partner Program and 20 partners who specialize in areas like campaign management, creative development, branded effects and measurement. In a separate announcement, TikTok said it’s launching a new editing feature called Stitch; which will enable users to clip and integrate scenes from others users’ videos into their own.
Why it matters: TikTok’s Marketing Partner Program is the latest addition to the company’s advertising platform, TikTok for Business.
The details: TikTok’s new marketing initiative comprises partners like Bidalgo, QuickFrame, Bare Tree Media, IgniteXR, Kantar and more. The app says its goal is to “build new opportunities for marketers to be creative storytellers and meaningfully engage with the TikTok community.”
Regarding the new app’s new Stitch feature, TikTok says it’s similar to Duet in that it’ll let users reinterpret and build on another user’s content. Every video created with Stitch credits the original creator in the new video’s caption; which directly links to the original video. Users can decide in their settings whether or not others can “Stitch” their content, according to TikTok’s company post.
Instagram Launches Reels Trend Insights, Adds ‘Suggested Reels’ To Main Feed
A month after launching TikTok clone Reels, Instagram has added ‘Suggested Reels’ in the main feed of some users; as well as launched a monthly Reels Trend Report on the @creators Instagram account.
Why it matters: Despite receiving criticism for its similarities to TikTok, Instagram Reels is gaining traction. Obviously found that Reels was the second most popular short-form video platform in August after TikTok.
The details: As spotted by influencer marketing strategist Lindsey Gamble; Instagram’s ‘Suggested Reels’ display is TikTok’s version of the ‘For You’ page; once again reflecting Instagram’s desire to mimic the Byte Dance-owned company’s success.
The Reels Trend Report will “take a deeper look” at popular monthly trends. The first report, posted to the @creators account, explores the “infotainment” trend; which involves creators teaching a special skill in an entertaining 15-second tutorial.
Apple admits the iPhone 12 release is running late. But it now looks like the wait will be longer than the company suggested.
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Plus, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max concept renders showing proportional sizes.
This news comes from 2020’s breakout Apple insider Jon Prosser, who states the iPhone 12 launch event may be as much as a month late, with pre-orders and shipping delayed for iPhone 12 Pro models until November. If correct (and Prosser has a 100% release record this year), it would expose Apple CFO Luca Maestri’s recent comments that the new iPhones are running “a few weeks later [than usual]” as overly optimistic.
For context, Apple has announced, opened pre-orders and shipped 14 of its last 15 iPhones in September and pre-orders have historically opened a week before the phones go on sale. In no scenario does “a few weeks later” translate to shipments sometime in November. Except maybe one.
iPhone 12 retail packaging concept render.
Prosser says sales of the entry-level iPhone 12 and (newly renamed) iPhone 12 Plus will begin in mid October (pre-orders week 42, shipping week 43). Consequently, Maestri may have been attempting to ease concerns by referring to only half the new range.
Interestingly, Bloomberg’s always-excellent Mark Gurman disagrees with Prosser, though he hasn’t offered any alternative dates as yet. Speaking to me, Prosser also confirmed they “are 100% what’s in the system right now”, something he states he has seen with his own eyes. So, unless this is an elaborate Apple trap to catch Prosser’s source(s), fans are in for a longer wait.
But will the iPhone 12 range be worth the wait? Perhaps. While upgraders can look forward to new display sizes, including a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, a multi-generational performance leap, impressive new styling, competitive pricing and 3D mapping camera tech on the Pro models, there are concerns. The biggest potential deal breaker is their surprisingly small batteries. While they have cancelled high refresh rate displays and the notch looks increasingly bad in 2020.
The silver lining? At least you’ll now have more time to make up your mind.
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