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Epic responds to Fortnite bug causing XP Coins to not reward XP

Fortnite XP Coins are not rewarding XP to players, and Epic has issued a reply.

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Fortnite XP Coins are not rewarding XP to players, and Epic has issued a reply.

With the news of how much XP it takes to reach a fully-gold Agent Peely, Fortnite players began to complain that XP seemed to be more difficult to attain than in the past.

It appears as though Epic has nerfed the amount of XP you get from kills and wins in Fortnite Season 2 – electing to reward players for playing and completing challenges instead.

The community has already begun to push Epic towards buffing XP. We will have to wait and see if they make any adjustments in the next patch.

One area that is undoubtedly a bug is in the XP Coins. There are more of them, this season, and come in varying amounts. The only problem is that they aren’t rewarding players with XP – even though they count as being collected.

Some players were speculating that this was a visual bug – similar to a challenge XP bug last season. One Fortnite player took it upon himself to prove that theory wrong.

As you can see, the player collects an XP coin and receives no reward. Two Epic employees, MrPepoTFS and EmptyTux, responded to this clip.

EmptyTux gave the classic, “We’re currently investigating why some colors of XP Coins are not properly showing an XP reward or filling the XP bar while still counting as being collected,” but MrPepoTFS prompted an expansion.

He thanked the original poster for their clip, saying that clips like this one help them a lot. EmptyTux then updated the post, telling players that, “We are tracking collected XP Coins and will be rewarding any missing XP in the 12.10 update.”

It’s unfortunate that we have to wait another week or more to get a fix for this issue. We will get all of our XP, but a lot of us are grinding for some of the more coveted cosmetics in the Battle Pass.

Hopefully, this will all be sorted out by the time v12.10 hits. With any luck, Epic will give us some bonus XP for the inconvenience.

Glitches

Bizarre Fortnite bug causes an infinite no-storm game

This Fortnite player experienced an infinite game due to a new and rare glitch.

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There have always been – and always will be – bugs in Fortnite. There will be bugs in every game, but they can be more frustrating in competitive ones. Some bugs are fun and good for a laugh, while others make you want to Summit your monitor.

This bug falls in between these categories – equally annoying and intriguing. One Fortnite player experienced a new and rare bug that caused the storm to stay away from the island. He reportedly played for an hour, clearing out the lobby and searching for the last person, before calling it quits and letting a bush-camper win.

Via: u/woofblah

This bizarre glitch was likely caused by Midas’ tinkering with the storm. The storm circles have been strange since the last Fortnite update – mirroring those of Warzone before shrinking to a smaller, more familiar circle.

Theories have it that this is the work of Midas, who is trying to prevent or otherwise mess with the storm ahead of the Doomsday Event.

In this match, u/woofblah spent his time collecting all of the mythic weapons he could carry. He also traveled a reported 28km searching for his final target before eliminating himself and seeing a bush camper in the corner of the map.

Via: u/woofblah

This is the first time that we’ve seen such a glitch, so it has to be rare. Again, it’s likely that the bug was triggered by the updated storm.

Let us know if this issue becomes more widespread. In a game like this, it becomes a war of attrition. How bad do you want the win? More than the kid in the bush? Probably not.

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Fortnite Season 3 leak reveals more details about the flood

New Fortnite Season 3 leaks promise a progressively lower water level over the course of the season.

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The internet was buzzing, yesterday, when the PlayStation store accidentally released a promotional image for Fortnite Season 3. We can give them the benefit of the doubt that they weren’t prepared for a last-minute extension, but they would still have been early by two days early.

The leaked image was small but it was enough to virtually confirm the rumors of a map-wide flood and begin some new rumors about a potential SpongeBob crossover.

YouTuber, Tabor Hill, was the primary creator who was providing us with leaked information ahead of Season 3. His source gave him information about Party Royale, the flood, and the Season 3 Battle Pass before any of it had been released or corroborated by additional information.

He came back with a video on June 1, following the PlayStation Store’s leaked image. The video covered many of his original leaks and the theories surrounding the new image but added some additional information on top.

To those who are worried about the entire map being covered in water, Tabor Hill said, “Epic knows what they’re doing … You’re not going to be completely on water, don’t worry.” He also added another piece of information that he withheld in his original video: the water level will go down as the season progresses and “eventually return to normal.”

(3:30 for mobile viewers)

To add a bit of intrigue to the end of his video, Tabor Hill told his viewers that, “One or two new locations may reveal themselves.”

So, according to these leaks, the water level will lower over the course of the season – similar to how the snow has melted in past winter events. This makes perfect sense and we could see it happening this way.

Hopefully, however, the beginning of the season doesn’t use the current swimming mechanics that we have in the game. “SpongeBob physics” underwater would be an ideal middle-ground if the entire map is flooded, as we covered in a separate article.

All of this information will be proven true or false on June 11. We’ll keep you covered with more rumors, leaks, and more as we wait for the event and new season.

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Concepts

Fortnite ‘Hitbox’ outfit concept would be perfect for Creative Mode

This Season 3 concept makes all Fortnite hitboxes visible in Creative Mode.

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It’s no secret that competitive Fortnite players gravitate towards a certain kind of skin. We dub these skins “sweaty.” They’re largely female and largely simple, which is an advantage in a competitive third-person shooter.

Smaller characters take up less of your screen and are more difficult to track. Simple outfits also help you blend into the surroundings rather than stick out like a sore thumb.

Epic have maintained that all of their hitboxes are the same – big and small skins alike. We assume that they’re telling the truth, but that doesn’t change the fact that large skins feel like a huge disadvantage in Fortnite.

Skins like Cable, Rippley, Big Chuggus, Brutus, and others feel like they’re easier to hit. We could be wrong, but it makes us feel vulnerable to wear these skins in a game.

Despite the claims that all of the hitboxes are identical, the player base doesn’t know exactly what the Fortnite hitboxes look like. Reddit user u/williambash came up with a concept that will help us find the hitboxes within each skin.

This outfit would be free and would only be available in Creative Mode. It could even be an equitable outfit for each skin so we can know, once and for all if there are any differences.

Via: u/williambash

This outfit would help us better understand why we may be missing some of our shots. Bloom will always be a problem but it’s exacerbated when it feels like our shots are hitting an opponent and they don’t register.

This concept is a small suggestion and easy enough to implement into the game. It would help clarify any hitbox confusion and, likely, garner positive feedback from the competitive community. It’s a win-win.

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