Chelsea vs Tottenham live stream: how to watch today’s Premier League football online from anywhere

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are without a win in their last four Premier League game, and now face an awkward lunchtime London derby against former boss Joe Mourinho‘s Spurs. And you’re in the right place to see exactly how to get a Chelsea vs Tottenham live stream, regardless of where in the world you are.

Spurs‘ last Premier League outing brought a win away at struggling Aston Villa but came at a price, with Heung-min Son picking up an arm injury that looks set to rule him out for several weeks.

The loss of another key forward is a big blow for Mourinho, following last month’s season-ending injury to Harry Kane, and the pair’s absence was keenly felt in Spurs’ midweek Champions League defeat at home to RB Leipzig. A win would therefore provide a welcome boost following a tough week for the north London side and would also make amends for their 2-0 defeat against their bitter local rival in the reverse fixture back in December which saw WIllian score a double.

Chelsea also need a lift follow their controversial weekend defeat to Man United which was littered with a string of dubious VAR decisions. The Blues also have mounting injury woes, with N’Golo Kante joining Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Andreas Christensen on a worrying list of Chelsea casualties.

Spurs are unbeaten in four league games and a win here would see them leapfrog Chelsea, adding extra spice to an often salty fixture. You can watch all of the action as it happens by checking out our Chelsea vs Tottenham live stream guide below.

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

If you’re abroad this weekend but still want to watch your home coverage, you’ll need a VPN to do so. That’s because your normal coverage will be geo-blocked. It’s really easy to do and stops you having to tune in to some dodgy stream you’ve heard about on Reddit.

How to stream Chelsea vs Tottenham live in the UK 

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Apex Legends players can return to Kings Canyon this weekend

Respawn is taking Apex Legends players back in time this weekend by bringing back the game’s original Kings Canyon map for a limited period. 

Apex Legends may only be just over a year old but across the game’s first two seasons we watched the Kings Canyon map evolve before it was replaced in October 2019 with a brand new map, World’s Edge, which is still in play now. 

One of the best things about live service games like Apex Legends is that they keep things fresh with regular updates that herald new challenges, items and even maps. But sometimes you can’t help but get nostalgic for the old stuff, the original game that grabbed your attention in the first place.

Long live Kings Canyon

So those that have missed the Kings Canyon map will be glad to know that for a limited period, between February 21 and February 24, it’s returning to Apex Legends in its untouched Season 1 form for unranked matches. 

Unlike previous restorations of the Kings Canyon map, this one isn’t in a different form or part of a themed event, it’s just the old map you remember. 

Those who don’t miss Kings Canyon at all or are more than happy with the current set up will be glad to know that World’s Edge is still available across this weekend as well. Players are able to access it as part of a separate playlist. 

This could actually be a good opportunity for ranked players to refresh their memories before Kings Canyon comes back as the setting for the next half of the game’s Ranked Series Split which will run from March 24 until May 5.  

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Inventor of copy and paste dies at 74

Computer scientist Larry Tesler, bets known for inventing the computer concepts of cut, copy and paste, has passed away at age 74.

Tesler was born in New York in 1945 and he studied computer science at Stanford. After graduation, he worked in the university’s genetics and computer science departments before becoming a research assistant at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

In 1973, Tesler joined Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and this is where he developed cut, copy and paste. These concepts were instrumental in the development of text editors and early computer operating systems.

While cut, copy and paste were developed at PARC, the research center is more well known for its early work on graphical user interfaces and using a mouse to navigate them because Apple co-founder Steve Jobs used many of its ideas as inspiration for Apple’s products. In fact, Tesler was even part of some of Jobs’ visits to Xerox.

Modeless computing

In addition to creating cut, copy and paste, Tesler was also a big proponent of a concept called “modeless” computing. Basically modeless computing revolves around the idea that a program should not have different “modes” where a user’s input works differently depending on which mode they’re in.

According to Tesler’s personal website, he and a colleague named Tim Mott developed the idea while working on the Gypsy text editor back at PARC. He was such a big believer in modeless computing that the URL of his site is actually nomodes.com.

Tesler joined Apple in 1980 and he worked at the company until 1997 where he eventually rose to the role of Chief Scientist. During that time, he worked on a number of products including the Macintosh, QuickTime, Lisa and even the Newton tablet. The Macintosh and Lisa were the first personal computers ever to include cut, copy and paste functionality as a result of Tesler’s involvement in their development.

After leaving Apple in 1997, Tesler had several short stints at a number of other big companies including Amazon, Yahoo!, 23andMe and others. 

Tesler’s contribution to computing won’t be forgotten any time soon as the concepts of cut, copy and paste have become fundamental to how we use computers and even smartphones today.

Via The Verge

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Post Office’s broadband deal is the cheapest in the UK this weekend

Costing absolutely nothing upfront and just £15.90 a month – the Post Office’s current broadband deal is the cheapest you can get in the British Isles. Just take a look at our broadband comparison if you want proof!

This is ideal for anyone looking to save big and isn’t too concerned with speeds, with the average clocking in at 11Mb. It’s very simply the best cheap broadband deal currently available, with your monthly bills coming in at less than £16 a month.

So if you’re ready to bag this cheap broadband deal from a well-known provider, scroll down to see this deal in full.

Or, if you still want a great price but the Post Office isn’t the provider for you – why not consult our fibre broadband deals guide for speedier options. For example, lesser-known Origin has got a broadband deal for £17.99/pm with average download speeds of 36Mb. We have more information on some of this weekend’s most eye-catching broadband deals further down this page.

The super cheap Post Office broadband deal in full:

What other broadband deals are available? 

When it comes to cheap ADSL broadband, this is definitely one of the best options out there, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other awesome options too. 

If you’re looking for something faster and don’t mind paying a bit more – then Vodafone’s Superfast Fibre 2 could be the way to go. With this broadband deal you’d be paying just £23.95 a month for average speeds of 63Mb! And you even end up saving another couple of quid a month if your mobile is with the company.

BT just dropped the price of its Superfast Fibre plan, too, meaning the provider’s price for that plan has never been lower at £27.99 a month to get average speeds of 50Mb.

Or if you fancy a freebie then Plusnet is an excellent choice right now, costing a mere £22.99 a month you would get average speeds of 36Mb and a whopping £75 cashback!

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Our big Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera test: 100x zoom, 108MP photos and 40MP selfies

We don’t have to tell you that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera is incredible – the 50 photos we’re including in this camera deep dive speak for themselves.

We tested the S20 Ultra 100x telephoto lens, which Samsung calls ‘Space Zoom’, and have our first thoughts on that. We’ve got photo samples from shooting on a tripod as well as while handheld; most importantly, we put the phone’s photos side-by-side with those shot by top competitors (the likes of Apple, Google, OnePlus).

As you can tell, we’re taking our Galaxy S20 Ultra camera very seriously:

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Yeah, we’re kind of nuts when it comes to properly testing smartphone cameras.

The photo comparison gallery is below, however, if you have specific requests for a comparison or shot scenario, ask us about it on Twitter. We’ll try to update this ongoing S20 Ultra camera review with answers. Yes, we’ll include the S20 and S20 Plus as comparisons when we get those phones in for review, too.

For now, we’ve photo galleries on multiple pages (to break up the photos that will load, not to annoy you with multiple pages, we swear!) showing the results of the following S20 Ultra camera modes:

  • 100x ‘Space Zoom’ telephoto lens with a tripod + rival phone comparisons
  • 108MP photos and 40MP selfies
  • Live Focus portrait mode and all of its fun filters
  • The upgraded selfie camera and automatic group selfie UI (this is poised to be the best selfie camera we’ve ever tested)
  • Ultra-wide photos (and how they compare to normal wide photos)
  • Handheld 100x ‘Space Zoom’ telephoto attempts

Now onto the Galaxy S20 Ultra photo comparison gallery.

So how’s that Galaxy S20 100x ‘Space Zoom’?

What’s it like in ‘Space Zoom’? That’s the No. 1 question we had when we first did our Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra unboxing and fired up the camera. In a few words: impressive, but not always useable at the maximum 100x times zoom level.

Samsung’s folded lens, similar to the Huawei P30 Pro‘s periscope lens, sits sideways inside the smartphone to give it extra room and uses a mirror to turn 90 degrees and take shots out of the back of the phone. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be getting to extreme zoom levels with a thin smartphone.

Using a tripod for this first test, here are the results, starting with 1x (no zoom) and going to 2x, 10x, 30x and 100x, then back down to 0.5x for the ultra-wide.

Edit: We went back and re-did our testing to include both day and night to see what happens when more shadows creep in.

S20 Ultra photo gallery

The S20 Ultra camera at 100x isn’t something you’d post to Instagram – it’s almost a stylized hand-drawn version of what New York City’s Grand Central Terminal clock looks like. But this is close to what 10x digital zoom looks like on Samsung’s competitors.

Essentially, Samsung’s camera is making 10x optical hybrid zoom fairly useable when that’s the maximum digital zoom on many of its rivals (and its own previous cameras). Even 4x and 30x (which are preset zoom levels on the camera UI) are usable in the right scenarios (read: good lighting conditions and with a steady hand or tripod), while the 100x zoom feels like a neat tech demo and similar to the quality of 10x digital zoom on other phones cameras.

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Besides the S20 Ultra, here’s what we’ve included

Looking at the Galaxy S20 Ultra camera’s photos is helpful, but examining them alone isn’t good enough for our testing. So we’ve included several of Samsung’s rivals and two of last year’s Samsung phones in many of the scenarios.

Here’s what we’ve included and why:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: because… otherwise this is pointless, right?
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: the S20 Ultra’s chief competitor from Apple
  • Google Pixel 4: one of the best camera phones in our book
  • Samsung Galaxy S10: how much has the S20 Ultra improved things?
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10: some people are deciding between the S20 Ultra and Note 10 (and have emailed us, so this is for you)
  • OnePlus 7 Pro: a flagship at a mid-range price, now 1/3 cheaper vs S20 Ultra
  • Google Pixel 3a: a phone that’s $1,000 cheaper than the S20 Ultra

iPhone 11 Pro Max

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Google Pixel 4

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S20 Ultra vs last year’s big Samsung phones 

Samsung Galaxy S10 photos

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus photos

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S20 Ultra vs much cheaper phones

OnePlus 7 Pro

Google Pixel 3a

Now onto the Galaxy S20 Ultra ‘Live Focus’ mode, which is Samsung calls its portrait mode, and more comparisons to tell how Samsung’s new phone stacks up to its competitors.

There’s a lot of hype attached to the 108MP camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra (which is exclusive to the Ultra, by the way), and it does in fact offer a bit more detail, according to our comparison tests. The same goes for the 40MP selfie camera.

But we’re not sure if we’re going to use it as much as we thought, at least not for the reason we original thought, which was to immediately get better photos and selfies.

Here’s where we think 108MP and 40MP selfie photos will be useful:
Cropping in on specific subjects. Maybe it’s something in the background you want to isolate into its own photo, or maybe you just want to cut someone out of a photo group selfie (like an ex or an employee who leaves the company after a workplace photos is taken?). Whatever the case may be, you can do so without a tremendous loss in quality.

Let’s take a look:

108MP camera

At first, we noticed few differences between a 108MP and default 12MP photos from the Galaxy S20 Ultra – especially when we looked on the new phone’s 6.9-inch screen and on various computer monitors. We don’t have one of the 8K Samsung TVs we saw at CES or Samsung’s The Wall TV to test it out on something much, much larger.

But then we started cropping-in on a few example photos.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 108MP main camera photo

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 108MP camera sample

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 12MP main camera  photo

Samsung Galaxy S20 camera roll

So far the two versions look similar, but let’s take that ex-employee example and run with it. Someone leaves the company just after a promotional workplace photo is taken (happens all of the time), and that person can easily be cropped out.

S20 Ultra – cropped 108MP photo

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 108MP camera sample

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – cropped 12MP photo

Samsung Galaxy S20 camera roll

Workplace photo saved – and our cropped S20 Ultra camera examples shows less quality loss from the 108MP version, with more noticeable oversharpening in the 12MP version. Thankfully, both Aaron (right) and Andrew (middle) are still very much part of Future. Thanks for posing, guys.

Wait, now we want a photo of the magazines in the background and forgot to take one. There’s going to be even more distortion punching in that far, but the 108MP handles it better.

Galaxy S20 Ultra – 108MP cropped photo of magazines

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 108MP camera sample

Galaxy S20 Ultra – 12MP cropped photo of magazines

Samsung Galaxy S20 camera roll

When we crop to look at a single magazine cover, both begin to degrade in quality, but we can at least read all of the text on the version that was originally 108MP. Just look at the text underneath ‘Windsors’.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 108MP camera sample

Samsung Galaxy S20 camera roll

So cropping in anywhere on a photo could give you an entirely new subject without distortion – or at least not as much distortion as normal. Look at the bottles at this sleepy New York City diner in the top left corner.

Again, they look the same in both photos, until you crop in.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 108MP main camera photo

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 12MP main camera photo

All of a sudden, the 108MP version (which was about 11.6MB) showed the labels a bit better. Look for the word ‘Silver’ on the second bottle from the left. You can still read that on the 108MP version, but it’s blurry on the 12MP version.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – cropped 108MP photo

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 108MP cropped

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – cropped 12MP photo

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 12MP cropped

Now, take this example, and imagine having a wide landscape photo of a city street. You’ll be able to isolate a single taxi in the distance into its own photo, like you were taking a 12MP photo of that taxi from the very beginning. 

So, will you get better photos at 108MP? That all depends on what you plan to do with them.

Closer subjects exhibit fewer differences – the cups have a bit more reflection in the 108MP cropped version than the 12MP cropped version, and if you were to zoom in further on the ‘Warning’ sign, the smaller text is somewhat legible in the 108MP shot.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 108MP photo cropped-in

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 108MP cropped

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 12MP photo cropped-in

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 108MP cropped

Yes, you could always use the 48MP telephoto lens to capture distant subjects, but what the 108MP camera does is give you more control after the shutter button in pressed.

40MP selfie camera

Now, onto the 40MP selfie camera.

We did appreciate the wider field of view in the special 40MP mode. But overall? It won’t make your selfies look that much better if you don’t intend to crop them in. It’s a small difference, but when you want to cut someone out of a selfie photo, this may be useful in a real-life scenario if you want to maintain the highest quality.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 40MP selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 40MP selfie camera

A crop of that same Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 40MP selfie photo (notice the gleam in the eye)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 40MP selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 10MP selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 10MP selfie camera

A crop of that same Samsung Galaxy S20 10MP selfie photo (notice the loss of detail when we crop in?)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 10MP selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 ‘Live Focus’ portrait mode

We’re still testing the Samsung’s portrait mode, and the fact that the S20 Ultra has Time of Flight cameras (something missing on the normal S20), meaning it should be able to better sense depth and differentiate the foreground from the background.

That’s not always the case, as the S20 Ultra looks about as good as the Note 10 in our sample photos when it comes to determining the edges. However, our mobile editor, David Lumb, looks sharper in the S20 Ultra photos.

And, for what it’s worth, Samsung has consistently had ‘the most fun’ camera to use with its filters like Color Point (the selective back and white filter), even if it wasn’t always ‘the best’ camera. This year, it could claim both titles.

Galaxy S20 Ultra’s biggest rivals in portrait mode

Every phonemaker does it differently, with some leaning into the bokeh (background blur) more than others. These phones also vary in how much they crop in to get that effect, so you may have to stand further back from your subject than you would to capture a normal.

Really, it comes down to taste, though, we have have another set of portrait photos examples coming soon. Watch this page.

iPhone 11 Pro Max portrait camera

iPhone 11 Pro Max camera sample

Google Pixel 4 portrait camera

Google Pixel 4 camera sample

Last year’s Samsung phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus portrait camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus camera sample

S20 Ultra vs cheap phones

OnePlus 7 Pro portrait camera

OnePlus 7 Pro camera sample

The OnePlus 7 Pro softened David’s face in every attempt in this mode, so while we liked the OnePlus 3x telephoto camera, the portrait mode left something to be desired.

Google Pixel 3a portrait camera

Google Pixel 3a camera sample

For a camera phone that’s $1,000 cheaper than the S20 Ultra, the Google Pixel 3a isn’t bad by any stretch.

Upgraded normal selfie photos comparison

We’re almost ready to call it: the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is poised to have the best selfie camera we’ve seen yet, according to our early testing. It’s not the 40MP hype, though – you have to specifically select that in the UI anyway and the 40MP version is not really meant for dark environments due to the smaller size of individual pixels.

It’s the fact that our faces are well lit, colors pop nicely but not aggressively, and the camera UI is so easy to use compared to those of several other smartphones out there. We have a bit more to say about the group selfies UI, too, but here are the front-facing camera photos – note we are very cold in this pictures, but we do it for you.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 10MP selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy camera sample

How do S20 Ultra selfies compare to Samsung’s rivals?

iPhone 11 Pro Max selfie camera

Selfie camera sample

Google Pixel 4 selfie camera

Selfie camera sample

S20 Ultra vs last year’s big Samsung phones 

Samsung Galaxy S10 camera

Selfie camera sample

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G selfie camera (because it has a depth sensor, the S10 doesn’t)

Samsung Galaxy camera sample

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy camera sample

S20 Ultra selfie camera vs cheap phones

OnePlus 7 Pro selfie camera

Selfie camera sample

Google Pixel 3a selfie camera

Selfie camera sample

Better group selfie camera UI

Here’s something we haven’t noticed in other smartphone cameras before: you can zoom out for group selfies (OK, that’s been in the Google Pixel 3, iPhone 11, and S10 series, etc), or you can have the camera do it for you based on face detection.

That’s right, pointing S20 Ultra front-facing camera at multiple friends will uncrop the front-facing camera in an effort to fit everyone in. Yet if you’re taking a photo alone, it remains set to that more intimate zoomed-in perspective (note: the wide selfie is not actually a separate wide camera like on the Pixel 3, Samsung just crops selfies a bit more than it has to by default).

It’s a smart effect that other phonemakers have been including, but they make you manually press a button to get it to work. This is one less thing to worry about when trying to grab a quick selfie photo with several friends.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra selfie camera

We took more photo comparisons of the main and ultra-wide cameras to see how the camera mode captures more of what you want – which it does, but only sometimes. There’s still some natural distortion and moving subjects have prone to blur more than on the main camera. But in the right scenario, you can really take advantage of Samsung’s wide 120-degree field of view.

More to come on with daytime ultra-wide photos in the next few hours.

That main and ultra-wide camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra main camera

Smartphone camera sample

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra ultra-wide camera

Smartphone camera comparison

How does the S20 main and wide cameras compare to its rivals?

iPhone 11 Pro Max main camera

Smartphone camera sample

iPhone 11 Pro Max ultra-wide camera

Smartphone camera comparison

Google Pixel 4 main camera

Smartphone camera sample

Oh, that’s right – no ultra-wide camera on the Pixel 4

S20 Ultra vs last year’s big Samsung phones 

Samsung Galaxy S10 main camera

Smartphone camera sample

Samsung Galaxy S10 ultra-wide camera

Smartphone camera comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus main camera

Smartphone camera sample

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus ultra-wide camera

Smartphone camera comparison

S20 Ultra vs cheap phones

OnePlus 7 Pro main camera

Smartphone camera sample

OnePlus 7 Pro ultra-wide camera

Smartphone camera comparison

Google Pixel 3a main camera

Smartphone camera sample

Nope, Google didn’t make an ultra-wide camera here either

Google Pixel 3a XL

Handheld S20 Ultra telephoto lens shots  

So, in the first test, we used a tripod to take the best possible shots on a the ‘Space Zoom’ setting. While shooting, we noticed New York City taxis whizzing by us on Park Avenue were creating tiny vibrations that affected the zoom.

But really, we wanted to see what the camera was like while shooting handheld, because people will naturally use it that way. Here are our samples – this time from zoomed-in to zoomed-out.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera (Pub gallery)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera (bacon gallery)

S20 Ultra camera testing continues

Congratulations, you’ve reached the end of our Samsung Galaxy S20 camera test – so far. We’re going to be adding more photos and comparison shots over the weekend in order to determine whether or not the S20 Ultra has the best camera on any smartphone and, if it is better, by how much?

Have any special requests for types of shots? Want a specific comparison to a phone? No we don’t have the S20 and S20 Plus yet, but those will be coming in future tests. If so, hit us up on Twitter.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date, news and updates

Since its launch in 2017, Fortnite has been a worldwide phenomenon and its headline-making move into a second chapter in October 2019 was only further confirmation of that. 

After Epic Games dumped its beloved game world into a massive black hole, leaving players without warning, assurance, or confirmation of what was to come next, it came back with its biggest update ever: Fortnite Chapter 2.

Fortnite Chapter 2 brought plenty of tweaks and, most significantly, a brand new map for players to explore. 

As with everything, though, what was new became old and after one of Fortnite’s longest seasons to date, players are glad to see that Chapter 2’s second season has arrived with a new theme and some wonderful weirdness.

What is Fortnite?

Fortnite is one of the biggest video games of all time – and that’s not hyperbole. Since its launch in 2017, millions of players have tuned in to the free-to-play battle royale game, which sees 100 players duke it out to be the last one standing.

All battle royale games take place on the same map – known as ‘the island’ – though Epic Games tends to tweak its exact features and geography for each new Season, or for timed events and alternative game modes.

With a fun, cartoon style, blend of shooting and building mechanics, and accessible gameplay – with a fiercely competitive goal for each 1 v 100 game – it’s not hard to see why Fortnite has been so popular and permeated pop culture so broadly, with hordes of young’uns, teenagers, and adults all chipping in to give the game a try. Yes, even Drake plays it.

There’s a campaign mode called Save The World, though it’s not usually what people refer to when they talk about Fortnite.

What is Fortnite Chapter Two?

Back in 2019, Fortnite had a reboot of sorts. Players were given a rude awakening on Sunday 13 October, when a massive black hole destroyed the game’s island map and shut down all of the battle royale servers. 

It came at the end of a long-winded sci-fi plot that will likely only make sense to players who have been with the game for a significant amount of time – but what’s important is that the game disappeared, allowing Epic to make a completely fresh start with Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1, rather than the Season 11 continuation that many expected. 

The new chapter brought some notable changes to Fortnite as well as a brand new map for players to explore. Now, we’ve entered this new chapter’s second season which is proving to be a little more exciting than the first. 

When will Season 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2 start?

The second season of Fortnite Chapter 2 will began on Thursday, February 20 2020. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2: what’s new?

It turns out that Epic’s desire to keep things quiet before the launch of Season 2 was kind of appropriate since its overarching theme has now emerged to be spies and secret agents and its official title is Top Secret. 

So what’s new in this fresh season? Well, hop in the battle tour bus and let us take you through it.

Covert Factions

In line with the secret agent theme, the game has some new factions called Ghost and Shadow. These factions have taken over the island and brought new locations with them as well as challenges, bosses and henchmen for you to contend with as well as your fellow players. It looks as though players will be able to choose which faction they want to join up with in order to complete Limited Time Operations that will decide the fate of the island. How that will come about remains unclear.

Map Changes

As expected, the map changes in Season 2 aren’t quite on the same scale as the changes we saw to the map when the brand new chapter launched. But there are still some new locations to visit, tied to those aforementioned factions. There are five locations in total, each with its own Agent character tied to it: The Shark, The Yacht, The Agency, The Rig and Grotto. All of these locations are spy missions in themselves as they’re teeming with henchmen and bosses to fight but taking the time to infiltrate them will garner high level rewards behind locked chests and doors as well as in special vaults. 

New Weapons and Items

New weapons are tied to the season’s five new Agent characters who appear as bosses of sorts to fight. You can pick up their weapons and ID cards when you defeat them and get access to their vault. Their weapons are Brutus’ Minigun, Meowscle’s Peow Peow Rifle, Midas’ Drum Gun, Skye’s Assault Rifle and TNTin’s Ka-Boo Bow.

Aside from these more limited weapons, those unvaulted for this new season are the Boom Bow, Heavy Sniper Rifle, Remote Explosives, Grappler, Drum Gun and the Sword.

Henchmen in the game will also drop rare variants of some weapons when you defeat them including the Suppressed Assault Rifle, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Suppressed Sniper Rifle, Suppressed Pistol and Minigun.

Naturally there are also some spy gadgets to play with. These include a Sneaky Snowman, Invisibility Powerup, Smoke Grenade and Decoys, which are throwables which create a copy of your character to distract your enemies.

Deadpool Challenges

In the game’s revamped lobby you’ll find, through an air vent, Deadpool’s lair. Inside there’s a note about a Deadpool battle bus as well as a computer to track the game’s new weekly Deadpool challenges.

Maya

Maya is a new character skin for the game but she’s far more customisable than any Fortnite has had before. You can customize up to ten elements of her in order to create a somewhat unique skin to you. Cutomizable elements include her hair, tattoos, clothes, face paint and accessories. Each week there’ll be a new part of her to customize with associated challenges. The catch is, to bring any of her customizations into the game you’ll need to lock them in permanently, no changes. That means if you want her to have a cohesive look, it might be worth waiting until you’ve unlocked all of the options before you lock any of them in. 

New Battle Pass

New season means a new battle pass and you can pick this one up for 950 V-bucks. It’s the usual affair with challenges and rewards to unlock as you grind up to level 100. Rewards include V-bucks, special characters and skins, accessories and weapon wraps amongst other exclusive bits of loot.

Where can I play Fortnite?

Fortnite is a free-to-play game available to download on Android and iOS mobile, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Epic makes it money through optional purchases of skins and customizable items, though they are purely cosmetic and won’t improve your chances of winning – notwithstanding the ability of your sick outfit to intimidate other players.

Can I play Fortnite on mobile?

Yes you can! Well, maybe. After months of waiting, Fortnite is finally on both iOS and Android, though you’ll need a phone that can actually run the game.

iOS users can download straight from the App Store. As long as you’re using iOS 11 on iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro devices or later you’ll be fine. Oh, and you’ll need an internet connection, naturally.

Fortnite also hit Android phones and finally came out of beta in October 2018. You can see the full list of phones – and how to find the Fortnite Installer – on our Fortnite on Android page.

Is it the full game?

It is the full Fortnite game. There are some small differences: it’s not quite as visually impressive as it is on more powerful devices, the controls are touchscreen, and a lot of audio cues have been made visual so you can play comfortably in public without the need for headphones. But you won’t be missing out on any key features.  

What’s the deal with cross-play?

A sweet deal is what it is. While previously Xbox One and PS4 owners couldn’t play the game together, Sony’s U-turn on the matter means that now everyone across Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android can all take part in the crossfire.

So if you’ve got friends that prefer PC, others that prefer console and you’re off on holiday with your mobile, that’s no reason for the fun to stop.

There’s also cross-progression. So, if you’re logged into your Fortnite account on mobile and you later log into your console to play there, everything you did on mobile later that day is carried over.  

Sounds great, how do I get it?

We have a guide on how to get Fortnite on mobile on TechRadar and we’re constantly updating it with the latest rollout news. If your device isn’t there yet, keep checking back and one day it probably will be.

What’s a Fortnite Battle Pass?

The Battle Pass is a purchasable item in Fortnite that gives you access to exclusive in-game rewards. 

As players complete daily challenges and level up their rank, they earn Battle Stars which can then be used to unlock Tiers in their Battle Pass. Each new Tier you unlock will bring both Free and Premium rewards. 

Everyone who has a Battle Pass will get the Free reward they unlock, but only Premium Pass holders will get the Premium reward. Battle Pass Premium can only be purchased with in-game V bucks and not with real money.

You can purchase a Battle Pass for around £7/$10 in the Battle Pass tab of the game’s menu. 

Twitch Prime benefits

Those who use Twitch Prime and play Fortnite will be glad to know that they have access to free loot right now. Those with a Prime account can claim the Fortnite Twitch Prime Pack and the Fortnite Twitch Prime Pack 2 which include a host of cosmetic items and are available across all platforms.

The first pack includes two exclusive gliders and outfits: the Havoc Outfit and Back Bling, plus the Sub Commander Outfit and Slipstream Glider.  The second pack contains three exclusive items for Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode including the camouflage-heavy Trailblazer Outfit, the True North Back Bling, and the Tenderizer Pickaxe. There’s also a brand new dance emote for those that like the dance floor as much as the battleground. 

The packs can only be claimed on a single platform, but they can be shared across PC/console and mobile as long as you use the same Epic account across these platforms. You can’t however, share your loot across PS4 and Xbox One even if you are using the same Epic account. 

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Samsung is offering up to £100 cashback on S10 Lite, A71, Note 10 deals and more

Even if you’re not going to entertain the idea of investing large sums of money into Samsung Galaxy S20 deals, the launch of Samsung’s latest is great news for everyone.

If you prefer something on the less pricey side, Samsung seems to be celebrating its latest launch by offering a boat-load of cashback (up to £100 depending which phone you choose) across a range of devices.

That includes both the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, the impressive Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and even the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51. And if you purchase a second gadget from this cashback selection, you’ll get an additional £25 back.

While this cashback offer is available across a wide range of Samsung phone deals from a host of retailers, we’ve picked out the key options for each and listed them below.

If you want to find out more and see all of the available devices and retailers, head straight to Samsung.

  • Want to see the competition? Check out our guide to the best iPhone deals

Cashback Samsung phone deals:

How to claim your cashback:

Once you have purchased your qualifying device, all you have to do is head to this link and claim the cashback. You will need proof of your purchase and the IMEI number for your phone and then once you’ve entered a few details, your cashback will be sent.

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