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5 ways to fix the loot pool in Fortnite Season 2

Here are five ways that Epic could fix the Fortnite loot pool in Season 2.

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Here are five ways that Epic could fix the Fortnite loot pool in Season 2.

Fortnite Chapter 2 released with what some considered to be the most balanced loot pool in the history of the game. It wasn’t long before players started poking holes in this idea, though – especially with the stack size of Grenades being 10.

We’ve noticed a few more issues in the four-plus months that Fortnite Season 1 has been out. Fortunately, there are some easy fixes for these problems.

We’re not going to get into adding new items to the game. We can’t know what Epic has planned on this front. For now, we’ll cover some small adjustments that would make all of the difference.

Make Snipers rarer

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Snipers are the single worst item to pull from the first chest you open. You’d rather have a green pistol or a Harpoon Gun than a sniper in most early-game situations.

Snipers are far too common in Fortnite Chapter 2. They’re a ‘power’ weapon and should be treated as such. As it stands, though, every squad has at least one Sniper Rifle, if not four.

The combination of little mobility and unlimited Sniper spawns make sniping a lot more powerful than they should be. Epic should probably consider locking these behind Supply Drops.

Make Launch Pads more common

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Mobility has been the weak point of Fortnite Chapter 2. The lack of mobility was charming in the beginning, but most of us are sick of running around four months after the reset.

Most players were excited when they saw that v11.50 unvaulted Launch Pads. When we got into a match, however, we found that they were extremely rare. How is it that we can find three to five RPGs in a game without a Launch Pad? This shouldn’t be the case.

Epic needs to, and likely will, add more mobility items to Fortnite. Even a land vehicle would be a welcome addition. In the meantime, though, they need to buff the spawn rate of Launch Pads.

Make RPGs rarer

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RPGs are in the same category as Snipers. They’re annoying to receive as your first weapon in a match and far too common on the whole.

The reason for the RPG and Sniper issues is probably the same: too many rarities. Yes, it feels better to have a Gold Sniper rather than a Green one. In the end, though, they can both one-shot headshot a player and only have a difference of 16 damage per shot.

There are also four rarities of RPG, which makes them a lot more common than they should be. A Green RPG is almost as powerful as a Gold one. Remove at least two of these rarities and the loot pool should be a lot better.

Remove Fishing Rods from chests

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Fishing Rods are single-handedly clogging the Fortnite loot pool on the shield side. Epic may have nerfed the spawn rate of shields in Chapter 2, but they also added Fishing Rods. Fishing Rods seem to pop out of almost half of chests, where shields could otherwise be found.

Fishing Rods are extremely common in Fortnite Chapter 2. They spawn in barrels, chests, and floor loot. There’s no reason to keep them in chests and there’s an argument to be made for taking them out of floor loot as well.

Removing Fishing Rods from chests won’t automatically fix the shield issue, but it would take a massive step in the right direction.

Adjust Grenades

Grenades have been an issue in Fortnite Chapter 2 since the season first released. Epic lowered the stack size of Grenades from ten to six, but this might not have been enough.

The issue with Grenades in Fortnite seems to be new to Chapter 2 – only because there were other throwables before Chapter 2 came out. Now that competitive players only have one projectile to work with, they’re making the most of them.

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Six grenades are a lot when you consider the fact that a squad could be conceivably holding up to 24. They’re extremely easy to find and are incredibly powerful in the right hands.

I’m not sure what Epic should do to nerf the grenades – lower the stack size again, lower the damage, etc. – but something has to be done.

So, those are five easy ways that Epic could fix the Fortnite loot pool in Season 2. Leave your ideas in the comments.

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Fortnite Season 7 brings next-gen visuals to PC

At the start of Season 7, PC players will be able to enjoy Fortnite’s next-gen visuals without buying an Xbox Series X or PS5.

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When Fortnite launches on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, its graphics surpassed that of PC. Now, PC players can enjoy Fortnite’s next-gen visuals at the start of Season 7.

Fortnite’s next-gen visuals aren’t incredibly breathtaking, but they do add a bit of flair to the game. The storm’s visual effects are different, and there are some pretty cool clouds. However, they’re not anything that would make someone want to spend hundreds of dollars for a new console. The fancy smoke clouds and liquids are impressive, but they don’t add much to the overall gameplay.

Now, players won’t have to buy a new console to enjoy these visual effects. Fortnite’s next-gen visuals were exclusive to consoles, but they’ll soon be coming to PC. Epic Games announced that when Chapter 2 Season 7 launches next week, so will a patch that upgrades PC visuals.

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Fortnite on PC gets a next-gen visual upgrade

This upgrade will ramp up the visuals for those who play with “Epic” Quality Presets. According to a press release from Epic Games, “You’ll notice that both Battle Royale and Creative modes benefit from improved Storm and cloud effects, as well as enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid.” This upgrade also features improved post-processing features that help with bloom, lens flares, and shadow qualities.

While players won’t have to purchase a next-gen console, they will still need a beefy computer to use these settings. Low and Medium setting specification requirements won’t change after v17.00, but High settings will be the equivalent of the pre Season 7 Epic settings. Below are the new required Epic Quality Presets Specifications:

  • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
  • 4 GB VRAM or higher
  • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
  • 16 GB RAM or higher
  • NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Windows 10 64-bit

These are not the recommended specifications for playing the game optimally, but they are the required specs to run Fortnite with Epic visuals. If a player wants to enjoy the new cloud effects and liquid simulations, they might end up having to pay a good chunk of change to upgrade their PC.

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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

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Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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All Fortnite Season 6 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 6 is here, and only a few Exotic weapons made it. Here are all Exotic weapon locations for the new Fortnite season.

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Fortnite Season 6 marked the return of Exotic weapons to Fortnite. Not all of the Season 6 weapons are there, however, and they’ve moved locations.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season c, with the addition of crafting, the map changes, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 6 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include the Spire Jumpboots and the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun.

What’s more, Epic added craftable items to the game that allow players to create unique weapons out of existing parts. For instance, a Mechanical Bow and two Shockwave Grenades make the Shockwave Bow – a massive upgrade from both weapons.

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Fortnite Season 6 Exotic weapon locations

Exotic weapons have returned to Fortnite Season 6, but not as many as we had in Season 5. These will be supplementary items rather than the focus of the season, which appears to be on the new crafting mechanic.

Many of the NPCs who sold these items in Season 5 have also either moved locations or don’t sell them anymore, so a new guide is needed. Here’s a map of all of the Season 6 Exotic weapon locations.

As you can see, there are seven Exotic weapons and items currently available in Fortnite Season 6. These are the:

  • Hop Rock Dualies: sold by Gutbomb in Logjam Woodworks
  • Chug Cannon: sold by Slurp Jonesy in Slurpy Swamp
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: sold by Power Chord in Dance Club Cabin
  • Marksman Six Shooter: sold by Deadfire northwest of Lazy Lake
  • Grappler Bow: sold by Lara Croft in Stealthy Stronghold
  • Unstable Bow: sold by Rebirth Raven northwest of Sweaty Sands
  • Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow: dropped after eliminating Raz at The Spire

The good news is that, unlike last season, all of the NPCs that sell Exotics only spawn in one location – at least, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as Epic add more Exotics to Fortnite Season 6. We expect to see them takes things further as the season goes on, so stay tuned to more news on Exotic weapons.

Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG

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