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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.



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.


This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.



We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.



Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.



We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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