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5 No-brainer changes for Fortnite Season 2

We all have a wishlist, but here are five changes that are almost certain to come with Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2.

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We all have a wishlist, but here are five changes that are almost certain to come with Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2.

Fortnite Season 2 is only two weeks away. The longest season in Fortnite history – spanning five months – will finally be over.

We have a ton of questions as to what Season 2 will bring us, but we also have a few ideas as to what Epic will be changing. Here are five no-brainer updates that are nearly guaranteed to happen when Season 2 releases on February 20.

Leveling system change

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The Medal Punchcard in Fortnite might be the single most annoying update to Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Sure, it was cool to see your achievements pop up for the first few days of the season. As weeks and months passed, however, they just got more and more irksome.

When you combine this with the deafening sound of leveling up, the achievement system in Fortnite Chapter 2 became more of a burden than a reward. Gaining a medal or a level at the wrong time could spell your death.

All Epic has to do is give us an option to disable the sound cues for leveling in Season 2. This might be the number-one quality-of-life improvement they can make to the game.

Land vehicle

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We’ve had about enough of driving boats on land, I think. They’re great for water travel, but can get you stuck if you take them up the wrong hill.

A land and/or amphibious vehicle would be a perfect addition to Fortnite Season 2. Epic could unvault one of the old vehicles or bring a brand-new one to the game. Many of us have been eyeing those EGO cars since Season 1 began.

Fishing Rod spawn rate adjustment

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The spawn rates of the Fishing Rods is way too high in Season 1. You can find a Fishing Rod anywhere on the map: in barrels, in chests, and in floor loot. You can even find Harpoon Guns in Supply Drops.

This item is single-handedly clogging the loot pool. Epic can:

  1. Take Fishing Rods out of chests
  2. Nerf the Fishing Rod spawn rate
  3. Only spawn Fishing Rods in barrels

Any of these options would suffice, but the last would probably be the best.

Make Gliders standard in Team Rumble

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Glider Re-Deploy is so old that Epic doesn’t even have an icon for the item anymore. If you drop your Gliders in Team Rumble, all you see is a blue glow where they should be.

It’s about time that Epic enables Re-Deploy in Team Rumble and is done with it. Stop clogging our inventories with an item that pretty much everyone carries by default.

Competitive mobility

This is the no-brainer of all no-brainers. With Fortnite v11.50, Epic brought Launch Pads back to the game. They kept them out of competitive modes, however.

Epic is being extremely careful with the competitive balance in Chapter 2, which is a positive mindset adjustment from previous seasons. It’s better to be over-careful than careless.

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Competitive Fortnite needs mobility more than public Fortnite matches do. Epic recently banned pickaxe swinging from competitive games (the practice of swinging your pickaxe to ‘truce’ with an opponent). The primary reason players use this strategy is the lack of mobility in the game.

Epic will almost certainly add Launch Pads to competitive playlists, along with – hopefully – some new mobility items.

We don’t know what Season 2 will bring, but we can be sure that almost all of these will happen on February 20. At least, we think they will.

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Skins & exclusive console cosmetics leaked for Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite leaks reveal upcoming skins including a new Renegade Raider and Fishstick style.

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We’re just over the halfway mark in Fortnite Season 4, but fans are already looking ahead to what the next season will hold. Today, October 1, the Fortnite data miner, Hypex, gave us the first small pieces of information about Fortnite Season 5.

These leaks include some confirmed and unconfirmed information that he received from an anonymous source. We assume that this is the same source that leaked Hypex some early – and accurate – information about Fortnite Season 4, so we’re leaning toward trusting this leak.

So far, Hypex has confirmed a “Ginger Renegade Raider, and an exclusive PS5 skin. He’s also speculating about a skin from concept artist Sharktoofs1 (creator of skins such as the Cozy Chomps and Boxy skins) along with an exclusive Xbox S skin.

https://twitter.com/HYPEX/status/1311638484558508032

A Ginger Renegade Raider skin would make sense for the next Fortnite season, as Season 5 will almost certainly run into the Christmas season. Renegade Raider is one of Fortnite’s most popular skin variants, and Epic have been giving it more attention, of late.

The concept comes from @Fercho_UwU and is about what you’d expect: Renegade Raider with some Gingerbread clothing.

The other skin concept that’s rumored to be coming to the game is “Giddy-Up Fishstick” from @sharktoofs1. That’s right; it looks like we’re going to get yet another Fishstick skin in Fortnite.

As we covered, above, Sharktoofs already has several popular skins in Fortnite, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see another one come into the game. This one is, simply, Fishstick riding the inflatable llama from the Giddyup skin.

As for the exclusive Xbox and PlayStation skins, these remain to be seen. Of course, these are only leaks and might not come to fruition. If this is the same source that Hypex had for his Season 4 leaks, however, there’s a good chance that they’re legitimate.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about all of these skins, although we’ll probably have to wait for a patch or two before data miners find them in the game files.

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Challenges

Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 Challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 challenges are here! Take a look at how to complete them.

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It seems like just yesterday that we were staying up all night, waiting for the new season of Fortnite. Surprisingly, we’re already into Week 6 with another batch of challenges to help carry us through the Battle Pass.

Although weekly challenges offer a lower amount of XP this season, it seems like we’re working through the Battle Pass quicker than normal. Even still, we have a long way to go before we unlock all of our holographic variants, so we’ll be grinding away at these challenges.

The week’s challenges are pretty straightforward. All we need to do is consume some foraged items, deal some damage, and search some chests. Here are the challenges for Week 6:

  • Search Chests at Weeping Woods (7)
  • Eliminations at Misty Meadows (3)
  • Collect Stone from Coral Castle (300)
  • Consume a Legendary Fish
  • Consume Foraged Items at Holly Hedges (10)
  • Ride a Zipline from Retail Row to Steamy Stacks
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Black Panther’s Kinetic Shockwave (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Slurpy Swamp (500)

The inclusion of a challenge involving Black Panther’s ability suggests that we could see it come into the base game this week, but we don’t know that for sure. Epic could be pushing us toward the Marvel-based LTMs that have been rotating in and out of the game. We’ll know more when these challenges go live, tomorrow.

Collecting foraged items at Holly Hedges is as easy as taking some damage in Team Rumble and eating the Cabbage that is growing in the backyards of a few houses.

If you’re having trouble catching a legendary fish, take a look at our fishing guide for Season 4. You should be able to catch one if you hit a fishing hole with a Pro Fishing Rod – but this one will take a bit of persistence.

There’s a zipline network that connects Steamy Stacks and Retail Row, so you just have to ride this once and be done with it.

Apart from that, the rest of these challenges are straightforward. Of course, you’ll also need to land at Weeping, Slurpy, and Misty to get your chests, damage, and elimination. Good luck!

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Esports

New esports org Gamma Gaming makes splash with Fortnite roster

A new organization, Gamma Gaming, has entered the professional Fortnite arena with some huge signings.

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Fortnite is, again, the driving force behind the creation of an esports organization – this time, in the European market. Gamma Gaming – established by Arsenal FC player, Sead Kolašinac – made a splash on the EU Fortnite scene by announcing the acquisition of six Fortnite players on September 27.

The announcement included some of the hottest professional free agents in the region: Th0masHD, Kami, Tschinken, and Merijn along with content creators Obitoo and Mambo.

The most noteworthy of these acquisitions is, likely, Th0masHD who qualified for the Fortnite World Cup, placed 4th in the recent Solo FNCS, won the BenjyFishy Cup, and, most recently, placed first and second in two of the FNCS Warmup competitions.

Going into the Season 4 Trios FNCS, he and his team are one of the top picks to win it all.

Gamma Gaming’s model follows that of another new organization, One Percent, which has built its foundation on the back of their professional Fortnite lineup. The young org will, undoubtedly, branch out from here, but they’re starting with solid EU Fortnite talent.

With some strong European players on their team, it will be interesting to see where these new Gamma Gaming recruits land when the FNCS competition comes around. We have a new organization to keep our eyes on.

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