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5 Worst Parts of Fortnite Chapter 2

Fortnite Chapter 2 is almost entirely positive, but nothing can be perfect. There are some areas upon which Epic can improve. Here are five of them.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 is almost entirely positive, but nothing can be perfect. There are some areas upon which Epic can improve. Here are five of them.

Fortnite Chapter 2 was one of the best Fortnite updates since Turbo-Building was introduced. The game truly feels new and fresh for the first time in well over a year.

That doesn’t mean that everything is perfect, however. There are some areas that fall short when compared to the older Fortnite seasons.

We as gamers are inherently negative, so let’s indulge that negativity with the five worst parts of Fortnite Chapter 2.

FPS drops on PC

I’m a console player, so this problem doesn’t apply to me. Still, the bulk of the player base – at least the group with the loudest voice – plays on PC.

PC players are experiencing consistent frame drops, especially when the builds start to come out. It doesn’t matter whether you have a cheap setup of top-of-the-line PC – your frames are going to be dropping.

Thankfully, Epic is working on a fix for this. It’s a top priority on their Trello board and should be addressed with an upcoming patch.

The dang medals

“Awesome, guys, we got our top-50 Medal. Want to back out and go again?”

I understand why Epic is doing this. It’s another way to help young, unskilled players who have trouble getting kills and wins to have fun. Still, there’s nothing more annoying that one of these badges popping up when you’re in the middle of a fight.

End-game medals are the worst. Kills and placement badges in late-game scenarios are loud and confusing. Early-game medals are just, plain annoying. On top of that, there’s a chance these medals are adding to the FPS issue we talked about. There needs to be an option to turn them off.

Too many rockets

Rockets are everywhere in Fortnite Chapter 2. You can find them in about 10% of chests, which now spawn 100% of the time. It’s to the point where I’d rather carry a Fishing Rod at the beginning of a match because rockets are so common.

Rockets got nerfed in the player damage department with Chapter 2, but they still hit pretty hard and destroy structures like they used to. There are too many of them this season. Hopefully, this will change with some future updates.

EJ Dash nerf

The EJ Dash had one of the shortest lifespans of any Fortnite strategy. Epic removed it with Season 2 and seemed to treat it like an exploit rather than a legitimate mechanic.

This strategy was good for a lot of things. You could push players, get out of the storm, and outplay people who didn’t know how it worked. The EJ Dash increased the skill gap a bit. It was another thing to practice and it’s sad to see it go so quickly.

Challenge grind

Epic removed the challenge grind from Fortnite Chapter 2. The new system is much more like the Apex Legends Battle Pass than it is the Fortnite Battle Pass of old and not everyone is happy with that.

I never thought I’d miss grinding challenges in Fortnite. In truth, I don’t really miss that element of it. I just miss knowing that I could get five levels if I wanted. If I was close to something I wanted, I knew what I had to do to go get it – and I could.

Now, though, you just have to play to get levels. Finishing a handful of challenges doesn’t net you the same rewards. You may only go up a level or two for completing the challenges. It’s much less clear than it used to be, which means the Battle Pass isn’t as engaging.

So, those are five of the worst changes to Fortnite Chapter 2. The update was one of the best that Epic has ever released, but they could make it even better with some improvements.

Let us know what you think about these changes in the comments!

Guides

How to unlock the Armored Kratos style in Fortnite

Kratos from God of War has made it to Fortnite. Find out how to unlock the Armored Kratos style for free in Season 5.

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Kratos has landed on the Fortnite island, but his single style isn’t his only form. Here’s how to unlock his Armored outfit.

After a full season worth of crossovers, Epic slowed things down with Fortnite Season 5. The new season was released with only one crossover character in the roster: The Mandalorian.

It only took a couple of days for Epic to add to their Season 5 crossover roster. On December 3, Kratos from God of War came to the Item Shop. This preceeds the rumored addition of Master Chief from the Halo franchise.

Although God of War is a Playstation exclusive video game, players on all platforms could grab Kratos and his skin pack. You know that Sony had to do something for their console owners, however.

PlayStation players who play a single game with the Kratos skin will unlock the Armored Kratos style for their skin – it’s as simple as that.

Unfortunately, Android, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch players will need to stick to the standard Kratos outfit – unless you have a PS5 lying around.

If you don’t have a PlayStation on-hand, the only option you have is to ask a trustworthy friend to log onto your account and play a game for you. Giving out your account information is risky and usually a bad idea, so proceed with caution.

Hopefully for Xbox players, Microsoft will have the same deal with Epic Games when Master Chief comes to the Item Shop. He’s one of the most iconic characters in all of gaming and will probably be a popular pick on all platforms.

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All Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.

The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.

You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.

Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold

Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.

We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.

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Game-breaking bug causing invisibility/God Mode in Fortnite Season 5

Players have already found a game-breaking glitch in Fortnite Season 5, causing players to go invisible and become invulnerable to damage.

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Fortnite Season 5 wasn’t released bug-free. In fact, there’s already a game-breaking bug causing players to become invisible and invulnerable to damage.

Every major update in almost every video game brings a few bugs with it, and Fortnite is no different. This is almost always the case when video games add new mechanics, as Fortnite did with Season 5.

This game-breaking bug has to do with the new sand mechanic. For those who don’t know, the center of the Fortnite island is now covered with quicksand. If you stand on the sand for too long, it sinks you in.

The quicksand isn’t a bad thing. It can actually benefit players, offering a hiding spot and increased movement speed, as seen below.

However, on the flip side, it’s also causing a bug that makes players invisible and invulnerable to damage. This isn’t the first invisibility glitch we’ve seen in Fortnite. Older patches had the same issue with Port-A-Potties.

This glitch appears to be more prevalent than the previous ones, however. We’ve seen several reports of this happening to players – sometimes even multiple times in a single play session. The Port-A-Potty glitch required more intention on the part of the players involved.

Hopefully, Epic get this sorted sooner rather than later. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the sand-sinking mechanic disabled ahead of the next update if Epic can’t push a hotfix to address the problem.

We don’t know whether this glitch is intentional on the part of infracting players or if there’s a method to trigger the issue. We’ll let you know when we find out more about the problem.

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