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Fortnite v9.00 Save the World Design Chat – Twine Peaks adjustments, Weekly Quests, and more

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Epic Games has released a blog post on the /r/Fortnite subreddit detailing changes which are coming to the game’s PvE Save the World mode in v9.00.

With the launch of Battle Royale’s 9th Season via the v9.00 update, Epic Games has revealed many changes coming to the paid player-versus-environment mode, including weekly quests, location adjustments, and more.

Downtime for Fortnite v9.00 begins at 4AM Eastern Time on May 9th, 2019. @FortniteINTEL / FortniteINTEL.com will have full coverage, stay tuned!

Hey everyone!

In v8.50 we made some adjustments to the top end of Twine Peaks and we’ve been keeping a close watch on the discussions regarding these changes. We definitely understand the need that top end players have for things like higher-end crafting materials and, more importantly, Epic and Legendary PERKUP.

Because of this, we’ll be making the following changes in v9.0:

Twine Peaks

  • We are currently evaluating the distribution of XP versus Perk and Evolution Materials to determine if a greater change to XP is necessary. In the short term, we’re increasing the frequency of all rewards in high-end Twine Peaks missions with the exception of XP rewards, to allow these other reward types to appear more often.
  • Reorganization of Twine Peaks:
    • Twine Peaks missions will now follow a more linear path which offers greater readability than the existing “pie-chart” structure.
    • We’re adding more missions to each region of Twine Peaks which will introduce more mission variety, and more reward choices.
  • We’ve reduced environment health scaling in high-end Twine Peaks to not overtake pickaxe damage scaling.
    • The health of breakable environment objects continued to scale in high-end Twine. This resulted in players having to spend more time to farm materials than intended. We’ve reduced the amount of scaling introduced in these new missions so that harvesting feels better in these top end zones.

Mission Alerts

Additionally, we’ve heard your feedback regarding Mission Alerts: the quotas are confusing, and they forced you to save up your Mission Alerts until a good reward appeared. We’re removing this invisible quota and making some quality-of-life changes to how Mission Alerts function in v9.0:

  • Every Mission Alert that you can see on the map can be completed once per day. We mean every Mission Alert: if you’re a Twine player, you can complete every Mission Alert from Twine Peaks down to Stonewood if that is your heart’s desire. No more reason to hoard your Mission Alerts.
  • A Mission Alert that you have already completed today will have a check mark appear next to it, indicating that this particular Mission Alert will not grant any bonus rewards until it refreshes the following day.
  • Mission Alerts will now refresh on the map once per day, at the same time each day (Midnight UTC). All check marks will be removed, and the Mission Alerts will re-roll.

We’re also improving Mission Alerts further using a new feature we call…

Weekly Quests

We’re introducing a new type of quest: Weekly Quests! The purpose of Weekly Quests is to give you a nice little weekly reward bump for making progress towards short-term goals by doing the things that you’re already doing.

  • Our first type of Weekly Quest, introduced in v9.00, is a Mission Alert Weekly Quest. This Weekly Quest asks you to complete 10 Mission Alerts of a difficulty level appropriate to your overall Campaign progress.
  • This first Weekly Quest will be added to your Quest Log the first time you collect your Daily Login reward after you’ve downloaded the 9.00 patch.

Finally, in v9.10 we’ll be granting everyone a Legendary Troll Stash Llama and a pack of mission rewards based on your account level, due to the issue that caused players to be kicked from matches during the Easter Weekend. We understand the frustrations of being unable to play and sincerely apologize that it took as long as it did to get resolved.

Thank you for your passionate feedback, and as always:

Stay Awesome Community!

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SypherPK showcases the best hero ability in Fortnite Season 4

SypherPK has crowned Fortnite Season 4’s best Mythic hero ability: Sorm’s Whirlwind Blast

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Fortnite Season 4 is, in many ways, a return to form for Fortnite. We’re having a lot more lighthearted fun than we had over the course of the past couple of seasons. On top of that, with the spray weapons nerfed or gone, the competitive meta is also more entertaining to watch and play.

Hero abilities are helping to keep the game fresh, as well, and offering several different playstyles that weren’t there during the first portion of Chapter 2. Instead of ramped-up versions of existing weapons, the Season 4 Mythic items are entirely new.

Obviously, some Mythic abilities are more powerful than others. For instance, Silver Surfer’s Re-Deploy ability has gotten a lot of attention in competitive modes, while Groot’s Baller has largely been left behind.

One ability seems to stand above the rest, however – at least when it comes to the Core Fortnite game modes. Storm’s Mythic Whirlwind Blast ability might be the most powerful one that Epic have added.

During a recent stream, SypherPK noticed something that a lot of players hadn’t. He shot his Doctor Doom energy orb at a player, only to have it come flying back at him. As it turns out, Storm’s ability reflects projectiles.

When you add this to the fact that you can avoid fall damage, launch players to their death, and reflect damage from incoming cars, it’s an easy decision when you have to choose one Mythic item to carry.

SypherPK released a video that shows all of the uses for Storm’s Mythic ability, including the most popular and effective one: launching players to their death. You can also reflect all of the other offensive hero abilities in Fortnite – save for Iron Man’s Unibeam.

Hopefully, this item stays out of competitive Fortnite. If not, then we can be sure of what the next “Kit’s Shockwave Launcher” will be during the Season 4 FNCS. Keep your head on a swivel if you run into a player using this ability in-game.

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Leaked Fortnite weapon is a cross between a Minigun & Grenade Launcher

This leaked Fortnite weapon is scary…

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The Fortnite community tends to be split when it comes to explosive weapons. Some enjoy the ability to break down any structure in the game, while others prefer a rocket-free experience when cranking 90’s for high-ground.

We’ve seen all kinds of explosive weapons come and go from Fortnite. We’ve had the Quad Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Proximity Launcher, regular RPG, Pumpkin Launcher, and several others. Only a couple of them have remained in the loot pool for more than a season.

According to Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e_, it looks like the latest explosive weapon is on the horizon. We’ve only seen some statistics and mesh image of the item, but that’s enough for us to be intimidated as to the destruction it could cause.

Mang0e_ described the weapon as a “cross between a Grenade Launcher and a Minigun.” If that doesn’t send a chill up your spine, we don’t know what will. These are two of the most powerful weapons that Fortnite has ever seen. Now, we’re combining them?

Of course, this is only preliminary information and we have no idea if this item will ever even come to Fortnite. The initial impression could be way off as well, so it’s no time to panic.

After all, we saw Machine Pistols leaked last year and they still haven’t entered the game. Just recently, we got the first piece of concrete news on the item since last November. This is all to say that it could be a long time before this strange “heavy weapon” comes to Fortnite – if it ever does.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the weapon, but it could be a while. Epic likely won’t release the next Fortnite update for at least a week or two, and we don’t expect to see this weapon when it does come out. In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @FortniteINTEL, to be the first to know all of the breaking Fortnite news.

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Fortnite Mythic weapon leak: ‘Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols’

Fortnite leaks reveal that Mystique is finally getting a Mythic item.

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Fortnite Season 4 is all about the hero abilities. We’ve seen an ability for nearly every hero in the game along with some for heroes that haven’t even been released, such as Black Panther and Venom.

The only Battle Pass hero who hasn’t received a Mythic ability is, strangely, Mystique. To be fair, it might be a bit difficult for Epic to come up with one. Her superpower, after all, revolves around shapeshifting into other people. We can use this as a built-in Mystique emote, but it doesn’t work as a standalone in-game mechanic.

Well, it seems like Mystique’s mythic item is in development. That’s right: reports have it that we’re getting an item rather than an ability. Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e, released his findings: Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols.

You probably don’t remember this weapon model – it’s not everyone’s job to follow all of these Fortnite leaks – but this Machine Pistol was leaked over a year ago. After several updates, Epic adjusted the statistics and rarities of the unreleased weapon.

Still, even after the weapon was updated, Epic kept it out of the game for almost a year. It seems like we may finally see a version of this weapon enter Fortnite in Season 4.

We still have a lot of unanswered questions about this weapon. Most likely, we’ll be able to get our hands on it through the drones located at the Quinjet landing sights. This has been the most common place to grab Mythic hero abilities. Of course, we don’t know this for sure.

Will the third leak be the charm for the Machine Pistol, AKA Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols? Only time will tell. We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about this weapon.

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