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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.

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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.

Rumors

Why do fans think Fortnite X Thor is the next crossover?

The Avengers continue to invade Fortnite.

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Recently, rumors have been swirling that Thor will be coming to Fortnite as the next in-game crossover. No, we’re not talking about Relaxed Fit Jonesy, who bears a striking similarity to both Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski and Thor from Avengers: Endgame. We’re talking about the real deal.

Recent rumors of a Thor crossover began on July 4, when Epic released their trailer for Captain America. When Cap landed, there was a noticeable marking on the ground, behind him. This rune looked an awful lot like the mark that The Bifröst leaves behind when Thor enters a scene.

This is only a small detail from a Fortnite trailer – and doesn’t mean very much in isolation. More recently, however, we saw a few more leaks that point to Thor’s potential inclusion in Fortnite.

The first leak relates to The Bifröst and the markings you see, above. A new “HighTower” event has been found in the game files, which is meant to kick off with a growing rift in the sky and strange markings around the map. Like the Captain America trailer, these markings look a lot like something that The Bifröst would create.

This could be a coincidence – something that has more to do with the Fortnite story than a hint to a Thor crossover. It’s not the only clue that we have, however.

In v13.40, data miners also found mention of readable comic books coming to Fortnite. Hypex was able to match some of the blurry in-game images to a real-life Marvel comic. The subject of that comic? You guessed it: Thor.

When you combine all of this news with the recent announcement of the promotional deal with the Avengers video game, it seems all but certain that Thor will be coming to Fortnite.

This is everything we have, for now. It might not be concrete evidence, but these are some strong hints. Will Thor be the catalyst to usher-in Season 4? We don’t know, just yet, but it’s safe to assume that he’ll be the Season 4 “secret” skin, at the very least.

Marvel fans will be happy to see Thor come to Fortnite – he was one of the core Avengers who was missing during the original Marvel crossovers. Classic Fortnite fans may be a bit disappointed, but additions like this one show how much Fortnite has grown. This is a shared universe where all of our favorite characters can come to play. We’re excited to see where Epic take this.

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Limited Time Modes

Fortnite leaks point to the return of Getaway LTM & more

Fan-favorite Fortnite LTMs from Chapter 1 are rolling back in!

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The Fortnite LTM rotation was the subject of some harsh criticism for the first two seasons of Chapter 2. LTMs were virtually nonexistent for months. Epic tried something new with the Spy Games modes in Season 2, but fans never took to them as they did to some of the older game modes.

When Epic announced the Summer Smash event, however, they told players that LTMs would be returning. Most of these modes were smash-hits – particularly, the Unvaulted LTM, which reminded players how fun these silly items and weapons are to use.

There are still some unique LTMs missing from the lineup. Fan-favorites like ‘Floor is Lava’ and ‘Getaway’ were never added to Fortnite Chapter 2. Well, that may change in the near future.

Fortnite data miner, VastBlast, found threads of several LTMs that received hotfixes in the live Fortnite client. These LTMs include a couple of new modes like ‘Rags to Riches’ and ‘Tank Battle’ along with one of the most beloved Fortnite LTM in existence: ‘The Getaway.’

We don’t know when any of these LTMs are coming to Fortnite – if at all. At the same time, any change to these modes signifies that they’re probably returning soon. We could be seeing The Getaway come back to Fortnite for the first time since Chapter 1 Season 8.

Fans were delighted to hear that ‘The Getaway’ could be coming back. It’s one of the only unique Fortnite modes that doesn’t seem isolated to Chapter 1. We may never see games like ‘Air Royale’ or ‘Floor is Lava’ again, but there doesn’t seem to be any reason that Epic can’t release ‘The Getaway.’

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the release date of this long-awaited LTM. Follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you don’t miss out on any Fortnite news.

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Esports

Longtime Fortnite pro Saf signs with TSM

TSM announces their newest signing: Fortnite pro, Rocco ‘Saf’ Morales.

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The Fortnite signings don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The past month has seen some of the biggest names in Fortnite scooped-up left and right. Luminosity had a massive signing day, Clix and Ronaldo signed to NRG, and Bucke, Clalc, and HazThaGreat signed with BBG.

Today, August 10, TSM announced the newest member of their team: former Ghost member, Rocco ‘Saf’ Morales. The organization and Saf, himself, announced the signing with a Tweet and a video.

Saf joins ZexRow. Commandment, Reverse2k, and Mackwood on the competitive Fortnite TSM roster. TSM doesn’t have the largest roster in the game, but they have a collective of players who are always in the hunt to win any given tournament.

Unlike a lot of other pro players in the Fortnite community, Saf has been near the top for a long time. He and Zayt are one of – if not the – only duos left from the World Cup days, and both of them had been in the scene before that.

The continuous signings of Fortnite pros from tier-one organizations show that Fortnite – and the competitive scene – is alive and well. These organizations and players are in it for the long-haul. Fortnite isn’t going anywhere. Congrats to Safaroonie.

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