Managing inventories on-the-fly has always been a nuisance to deal with in Fortnite, but a customizable priority list would easily solve the frustrating chore.
Epic Games’ battle royale features intense, high-paced firefights which can get really hindered if a player is rifling through loot in order to sort their inventory so that every type of weapon is in the optimal slot.
Too many times have players had to stumble after opening a Chest because the Tactical Shotgun they just pressed went all the way to the ‘5’ key instead of the more readily accessible ‘2’ slot.
To solve the long-time problem, Redditor ‘Plugtoll’ revealed their “auto-sort” feature that would be embedded within the game’s settings which could have profound effects in-game.
The feature is simple, for every inventory slot, a player sets which weapon type would take priority over another when looting up.
“You can checkmark the different weapon types in the slots they should be sorted into,” Plugtoll said. “If you’ve selected multiple slots for a weapon type, you’ll need to set priorities.”
The priority list is key, since it could allow for auto sorting to make looting off other player’s bodies way more accessible if there’s still a battle raging on in the background.
Too many times have players run into the scenario where they need to pull up their inventories to make sure grenades are at the end of the queue to make room for their Shotguns and Assault Rifles on the left-most side of their lineup.
While there’s still some troubleshooting to sort out, especially with the inclusion of two-slot items – it’s still a great idea to work off of.
Community members would definitely appreciate the change seeing how more than a few people have been caught by their opponents while taking a moment to sort through their weapons.
“It definitely would reduce time having to sort inventory and allow players to focus more on executing combat and stuff,” user ‘jojobii’ said. “It does have the potential to lose the ‘fun’ of having to organize your inventory, but auto-sort consumables already exists. Still would be nice to see in a game like this.”
The change would make inventory management a problem of the past, and let players worry about other aspects in Fortnite like not getting shot at.
How to make an underwater map work in Fortnite Season 3
“SpongeBob physics” might be the only way that an underwater map will work in Fortnite Season 3.
Fortnite Season 3 is just over a week away, and rumors are swirling about what it will bring. It seems to be all but confirmed that a flood will overtake the map, which has fans equally exciting and worried.
An underwater map could be amazing or it could be awful. Swimming in Fortnite is notoriously inconsistent and annoying. All-water zones are the worst, and we can’t imagine a map that’s entirely comprised of the water physics from Seasons 1 and 2.
A Fortnite map that’s entirely underwater and forces players to swim all of the time would likely be a disaster. It would change the game far too much, and most players would probably be turned off after a couple of weeks – not to mention all of the bugs that would likely arise from this mechanic.
That’s why we’re predicting something different. We saw a post on Reddit from u/JjGuyy0 that perfectly illustrates what we think will happen when Season 3 comes out.
Instead of swimming and floating under the water, we’re predicting what JjGuyy0 calls, “SpongeBob physics.” Even if the crossover doesn’t happen, his presence can be felt through the gameplay.
What we mean by this is that players won’t float. Instead, the underwater part of the map will act like the normal map – as is the case in SpongeBob. Players will sink to the bottom and use new water-based vehicles to move around.
We heard rumors about a shark vehicle, but the specifics from JjGuyy0 are only speculation. The mechanics of the islands make sense, however, and we expect to see something similar to what u/JjGuyy0 has proposed.
In our opinion, “SpongeBob physics” is the only way to make an underwater Fortnite map work. It will change little other than the aesthetics of the map, which will be a perfect breath of fresh air for the community. Let’s hope that we’re right.
Fortnite Season 3 leaked teaser finally reveals map flood
It looks like the leaked Fortnite Season 3 map flood is going to happen.
Epic Games have kept their cards firmly close to their chest during the course of the current season, dropping small hints about a water theme in Season 2 with puddles appearing and the likes, but nothing concrete.
That, and the fact that several swimming animations have been leaked by data miners.
Anyway, those looking for something that explicitly tells us that the map is going to be taken over by water might well have got their wish, as the PlayStation Store appears to have revealed the next game icon.
As seen below, in the top left corner, the bus that usually drops us all off high into the sky is actually right next to the water – suggesting sea levels will soon rise in-game. The teaser can be seen on this page, at the time of writing.
Clearly, that’s going to bring some sweeping map changes as well – you would think.
Some players have even taken a different view on the situation, since the leak surfaced, suggesting that a crossover between the battle royale game and Bikini Bottom – from the Spongebob Squarepants series – might be on the cards.
Whether or not that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but we know one thing for sure. Things are about to be given a serious shakeup, if this leak is anything to go off.
Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3
Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.
Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.
These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.
A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.
Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.
As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.
There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?
Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.
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