Season 9 is well underway with two weeks of content coming to a close next week. Let’s take a look at some of the best concepts from the community for this week!
Fortnite content creators and artists are amazingly talented at their hobbies and work. We often feature some of the best concepts on our website in the hopes that more people will get to see them.
The most notable ones that catch our eye during the week are put into an article such as this. Let’s take a tour of the some best concepts from the Fortnite community!
Feel free to send us concepts and art via our Twitter @FortniteINTEL. Our DMs are open and you can slide right in.
Quality EndGame LTM Fan Cinematic
The EndGame event was a mixed bag of success and failure for Epic. While many players loved the chaotic and hyper-casual nature of the game mode, Marvel fans were disappointed by the tie-ins.
The gripes began with the opening cinematic which didn’t inspire that rising feel of heroism that Marvel openings do.
Reddit user u/Sockfor1 decided to show Epic how it’s done with a fanmade cinematic. The video takes the style of Marvel logo movie openings and uses Fortnite imagery to fill in the videos and pictures.
It’s truly a work of art and Epic Games should seriously consider hiring the creator as a consultant. They have an eye for this sort of thing.
Cyberpunk…please we need you!
The futuristic style of Season 9 has taken heavy inspiration from ‘cyberpunk’ art. The heavy emphasis on futuristic tech and structures with the vibrant splashes on neon color.
The cyberpunk genre generally sets its stories in such future locales and with dystopian elements. These includes heavy human-made pollution, planetary crime, interstellar problems, and brutal governmental regimes.
CD Projekt Red, creators of the beloved ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’, are developing ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ within a dystopian cyberpunk universe using the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game as a background reference.
Reddit user u/Liqood created an artistic image of Neo Tilted blended into this darker ‘cyberpunk’ world.
The art shows Rox looking over the streets of Neo Tilted as a futuristic blimp passes by. The streets are covered in unchecked man-made pollution. The buildings shine brightly with pink and blue neon flairs.
The image is absolutely stunning and gives off that essential cyberpunk vibe. A distinct mixture of wonder, sadness, beauty, and darkness. We highly recommend checking out Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay and details (linked above) if the image catches your interest.
Now that’s a true Fortnite fan’s PC!
Some fans don’t just like Fortnite, they absolutely love it! One gamer took it upon themselves to craft a completely unique casing for their PC.
Desktop PCs all (well almost all…) have a case in which the components of the PC sit. This case can vary in size, colors, and features. Most cases are fairly bland and look like boring black or grey boxes.
Gaming PC cases do often times feature lights and clear panes through which you can see into the PC’s insides.
Reddit user u/mokolokoo took their already impressive PC case and turned it into a masterpiece of artistic design.
The side features a deployed Fortnite Spike Trap, the front is ‘boarded up’ with wood walls, and a pickaxe is permanently struck through the case at the top.
We just hope the pickaxe didn’t hit any important bits! PC equipment is expensive after all! Especially you are rocking an all-new RTX card from Nvidia.
We hope you enjoyed taking a look at some of the top concepts from the week. You can check out more each week along with some possible concept articles during the weekdays.
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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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