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5 biggest requests from the Fortnite community

Fortnite has improved immensely with the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, although there are still some common requests from the community.



Fortnite has improved immensely with the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, although there are still some common requests from the community.

Epic made some massive changes to Fortnite Chapter 2 that addressed many of the community’s complaints. They brought the loot pool back to basics, made chests spawn at a 100% rate, made the storm see-through, nerfed grenades when we asked for it, and generally seem committed to improving their game.

Epic have clearly prioritized polishing Fortnite over adding new content to the game. The player opinion is split on this, but it’s making for one of the best seasons we’ve ever seen.

That doesn’t mean that Fortnite is perfect, however. Here are five of the most requested changes from the Fortnite community.

1. Unvault the Patch Notes

This is the biggest request of the Fortnite community right now – unvault the patch notes.

Every video game publication on the internet, including this one, has complained about the lack of patch notes in Fortnite. We don’t need to get into it here. The point is, the community is sick of the lack of communication from Epic.

2. FoV Slider

This has to be one of the longest-standing requests in Fortnite. Players have been asking for an FoV (field of view) slider since stretched resolution was taken out of Fortnite.

For the console players who never got a chance to stretch their FoV, this slider will give you more vertical visibility and a massive advantage in competitive Fortnite.

Unfortunately, the aesthetic of the game is sacrificed to achieve this. Epic seems to care more about how streamers present their game, in this case.

3. Console / Controller Optimization

We’ve covered this issue at length in past posts, but Fortnite on a console is a dumpster fire. Buildings don’t load, loot doesn’t appear, the game freezes, and the FPS drops are a joke.

Epic needs to fix the console Fortnite experience, especially if they continue with the forced cross-platform system. There are some specific controller issues as well, such as the ability to place a trap, but these are minor when you consider the massive issues with Xbox, Playstation, and Switch.

4. Land Vehicle

A land vehicle would be the perfect addition to Fortnite Chapter 2. Out of all of the mobility items that Epic could add to Fortnite, a land vehicle makes the most sense.

There are already a ton of EGO vehicles around the map, and it looks like you should be able to drive them. Open these up or give us something new to drive around the map.

5. Siphon

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Siphon was one of the most beloved additions to Fortnite from the most vocal Fortnite players, but Epic removed it soon after it was implemented – citing unhealthy aggression as the reason.

The real reason? Good players were rolling over bad players at a rate that had never been seen before.

Now, though, with skill-based matchmaking and bots, good and bad players are separated. Bad players are getting more wins than ever while above-average players are getting fewer wins than ever.

Fortnite Skill-based matchmaking faze thiefs

Everyone can benefit from siphon in Fortnite now that we’re split into different tiers of skill. Skill-based matchmaking probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so adding siphon is a great way to improve the overall experience.

What do you want to see changed in Fortnite? Let us know in the comments.


How to earn the free Fortnite Crew emote in Season 5

Epic Games are offering players who sign up for the Fortnite Crew membership a free, exclusive emote for a limited time.



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Epic Games is offering players a free emote to go with their Fortnite Crew membership in Fortnite Season 5.

The Fortnite Crew membership is an interesting idea. Players can sign up for the system for $11.99 per month. In return, they receive the Battle Pass, an exclusive cosmetic set, and 1,000 V-Bucks to use as they please.

January 2021 was the second month of the Crew system, and it wasn’t without its speed bumps. Some players logged in on January 1 to see that their Green Arrow skin pack was nowhere to be found.

Even more players had to wait over 2 weeks to receive their V-Bucks for the month. The system is still new, but it’s clear that Epic have some polishing to do.

As a way to throw Fortnite Crew members a bone, Epic are offering a free “Members Only” emote to anyone who signs up for the Crew pack.

You need to sign up for a Fortnite Crew membership and log into Fortnite before February 15. This timing means that non-members can wait and see what the February cosmetic pack holds before committing.

The Crew membership, when it’s working, is a good deal for dedicated Fortnite players who want to get the most bang for their buck. An exclusive skin, pickaxe, back bling, and 1,000 V-Bucks is well worth the $11.99 price tag.

We’ll let you know when we learn more about the February Fortnite Crew pack. Until then, enjoy Season 5.

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All XP Coin locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 7

XP Coins have finally returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where you can find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.



XP Coins have returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where to find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

Fortnite Season 5 is offering players a plethora of ways to earn XP and rank up through the Battle Pass. The most recently-added XP-gathering method is through the XP Coins.

Most players will remember XP Coins from the past few seasons. They seemed to be everywhere back then, but they were removed at the start of the season.

Ahead, we’ll give you a map of all the XP coin locations. We’ll make sure to update you as more XP Coins are added to the map.

Fortnite XP Coin locations

XP coins are scattered all across the map. You can find them from Catty Corner to Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s a map of all of the available XP Coins, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as more XP coins become available. You’ll need to reach level 250 to unlock all of the enlightened skins in Season 5, so finding these will be well worth your time.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges are here. Take a look at how to complete all of them in this challenge guide.



Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 is here. Take a look at all of the challenges and how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 5 is chugging along, but there’s still about two months left. The holiday break extended the latest season, so there’s still plenty of time to make your way through the Battle Pass.

The Week 7 challenges are relatively straightforward, with most of them able to be completed without too much effort.

A couple of these challenges will have you searching the same area in Slurpy Swamp, so a favorable bus path in Team Rumble will allow you to complete them in one shot. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges

The good news in the Week 7 challenges is that all of them can be completed in Team Rumble. We have a separate article detailing the locations of Books in Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands. You can find that here.

The Legendary challenge requires players to deal damage to opponents in Vehicles. This one is going to be a headache, as there’s no way to force another player to be inside of a car or boat when you shoot them.

Hopefully, you can get into a game of Team Rumble with like-minded enemies – sitting in Motorboats and trading shots with you. If not, it’s going to take some serious gaming to finish this one. Good luck!

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