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Epic confirmed a Fortnite pre-edit setting … 6 months ago

During an AMA six months ago, Epic confirmed that they were “actively considering” a Fortnite pre-edit setting. What happened?

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During an AMA six months ago, Epic confirmed that they were “actively considering” a Fortnite pre-edit setting. What happened?

Adding a setting to disable pre-edits is something that the community has been asking about since players started to get serious about Fortnite. It wasn’t much of an issue in the early days, but the request picked up steam once editing became a central part of the game.

The bulk of the player base has been editing in Fortnite for about a year and a half, now. Since it’s become so widespread, players have been asking for a way to disable pre-edits.

As it stands, players can pre-edit a structure to place in a certain way. This means something like editing a window or hole in the floor – which is almost always an accident.

The only time that pre-editing was a widespread strategy was on the Combat Pro days on controller. We didn’t have proper keybinds, so it was easier to pre-edit a cone into a ramp than it was to scroll through all of your structures.

Now, though, there is virtually no reason to pre-edit any of your structures. The only time it happens is by accident, which infuriates anyone who falls victim to the issue.

This post came across my Reddit feed today, and it reminded me to be angry at Epic for failing to implement a seemingly simple setting. They responded to a pre-editing question during an AMA 6 months ago – at the time of this writing (December 2019).

Epic was “actively considering” making a pre-editing setting six months ago. Where is that setting? We have revamped aim assist, a new map, fishing, the ability to hide in port-a-potties, and far more changes. What’s so difficult about adding a setting that allows us to disable pre-edits?

Chapter 2 seems like it would have been a perfect time for Epic to implement something like this. Fortnite is in one of the best states it ever has been, which elevates this topic to the top of our minds.

Still, we’ve heard no word from Epic on a pre-edit setting since this comment six months ago. There will always be the next big thing that the community wants Epic to change, but it’s been long enough for us to finally get some closure on this one.

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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