It’s no secret that fish are the most powerful healing items in Fortnite. All you have to do is watch a competitive match to know that fish can be the most versatile and effective items in the game.
Floppers, Slurpfish, and even Small Fries allow you to tank storm damage and bring you back to maximum-HP in only two seconds. Their power is unquestioned, which is part of the reason that it’s always beneficial to carry a Harpoon Gun in your inventory.
Fish have been in Fortnite since Chapter 2 began with little adjustments. It seems like Epic may have tweaked the rate at which you catch Slurpfish and weapons, but didn’t do anything to how much health you receive from fish.
Reddit user u/2morrow2 posted a graph that showed how fish stack up against the other items in the game. The results aren’t unexpected, but it shows the massive discrepancy between fish and standard healing items like Medkits and Shield Pots.
The most surprising part of this graph might be in the Small Fry section. It might be worth it to carry 7 Small Fries rather than 3 Medkits, as you have the opportunity to take more of them. Yes, they only heal you to 75, but siphon in competitive matches will give you the additional 25.
At this point, it seems more beneficial to carry fish over any health counterpart. Three Slurpfish is far preferrable to three Big Pots, for instance.
It may be time for Epic to take a look at nerfing fish or buffing other healing items. At this point, you have no reason to carry a Medkit if you have Floppers – or a Big Pot if you have Slurpfish. It’s too one-dimensional, now, which is never something that Epic wants in Fortnite. We’ll have to see if they make adjustments ahead of Chapter 2 Season 3.
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.
How did this Fortnite player reach level 520?
Want to know what it takes to get a golden Agent Peely? This player has it figured out.
It’s no secret that gathering all of the XP required to obtain a golden Agent Peely skin variant in Fortnite is a massive chore. You have to reach level 350, which is nearly impossible for casual players.
You have to grind all of the challenges and play every day to reach this level. Even with that, it will still be difficult for those who didn’t purchase all of the Battle Pass tiers when the season first released.
Even most Fortnite streamers – who play every day and purchased the entirety of the Battle Pass on day-one – haven’t hit level 350. It’s going to be a status symbol to have a gold Agent Peely when Season 2 ends.
YouTube creator Cinema of Gaming was curious about which player had the highest level in the world. He did some digging and found a player named TALOCAN. The 17-year-old German YouTuber is, stunningly, level 520. According to data miner Hypex, the player reached level 400 on April 15.
Cinema of Gaming stated that this player plays, “Team Rumble, land at Steamy Stacks, opens all the chests at Steamy Stacks, leaves the game & repeat for 16 hours a day,” just as Epic Games intended.
As you may expect, this player is a grinder. He’s reached level 100 in every previous season. For Chapter 2 Season 2, he has his eyes set on level 600.
We don’t know whether or not this player has the highest rank in the world, but it wouldn’t surprise us. Few players have the dedication to open chests in Team Rumble without engaging with the enemy team.
Obviously, TALOCAN finds some sort of enjoyment out of this – even if it’s only for the accomplishment. Now, you know what you have to do if you’re struggling to reach level 350.
Fortnite weapon tier list for Chapter 2 Season 2
Let’s close out the season with a Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 weapon tier list.
How do the Fortnite weapons rank in Chapter 2 Season 2? We wondered that ourselves, so we sat down and thought it out. Here’s a breakdown of our tier list of all of the weapons in Fortnite as of May 19, 2020.
Want to skip the explanations and see our list? Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find out where everything landed.
The weapons in the S-tier include Midas’ Drum Gun, Brutus’ Minigun, Skye’s Scar, and the Heavy Sniper. As you may have expected, the three most powerful mythic weapons took hold of the S-tier, along with the post-nerf Heavy Sniper. The fact that you can one-shot any structure is enough to keep the Heavy in the S-tier indefinitely.
In any other season, you’d see the shotguns, Scars, and Aug in the S-tier. The introduction of mythic weapons shook things up.
The A-tier is the biggest tier of them all, which is probably a good thing. Having a variety of weapons gives players the best chance of getting one from the A-tier or above.
The A-tier contains both Epic/Legendary shotguns, the Scar, Aug, Minigun, and Rocket Launcher. All of these are powerful weapons that most people will carry over everything else (outside of the S-tier, of course).
The B-tier is a step down in most cases. Here, you’ll find the SMG, Tactical Shotgun, Suppressed AR, and Meowscles’ Pew-Pew Rifle – not to be confused with the Heavy AR. A lot of players will choose a Scar or Aug over Meowscles’ gun, which put it in the B-tier.
The SMG could have made it into the A-tier, but it isn’t as sought-after as the others in A. It’s also far more common, so we put it in B-tier. It’s a tweener, but we think it fits.
C-tier weapons are usable, but not ideal. This includes the regular AR, Suppressed sniper, Suppressed SMG, Epic/Legendary Pistol, and Boom Bow.
You’d be content to have any of these in your loadout, but you’d drop one of them for a counterpart in a higher class.
D-Tier is our smallest tier, outside of F. The Pump Shotgun and Rapid-Fire SMG are lonely, here. A lot of players choose Blue Pumps over Tacs, but probably not the majority. On top of that, the Gray and Green variants are so unreliable that they drag the weapon down to D.
The Rapid-Fire SMG, while interesting, is not meant for the current Fortnite meta. The clip is far too small and runs out quickly. You’ll use these weapons, but will be looking for an upgrade.
We’ll start by saying that no Fortnite weapon is truly F-tier, so we threw the Rusty Can in here and called it a day.
Now, for the E-tier, we have Heavy AR, Burst AR, Deadpool’s Pistols, and the Pistol. Deadpool may have gotten screwed here, but we don’t know too many players who leave The Yacht with his pistol. Most people would rather have an SMG, Shotgun, or something else they find in The Vault.
The Heavy AR and Burst AR can perform well but they’re far too unreliable to regularly carry. Few players choose these weapons over the regular AR, to the point where a lot of people prefer a Gray AR to a Blue Burst or Heavy.
So, there you have it. That’s our full tier list at the end of Chapter 2 Season 2. We left out The Kingsman, as that has been disabled at the time of writing. If we had to put it in there, we’d probably place it in the E-tier – although it can be useful in preventing fall damage.
We also neglected the Harpoon Gun, which is technically a weapon. As a weapon, we’d rank this in the D or E-tier. As an item, however, it’s easily in the A-tier if not S-tier for its ability to fish and deal damage. Since there’s such a discrepancy, we decided to leave it off of this list.
Agree? Disagree? Let us know what you think in the comments and on Twitter. We’ll have another tier list when Chapter 2 Season 3 releases after the news begins to slow down!
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