Crash Pads were an interesting addition to Fortnite when they came into the game, last season. At first, they were a great way to safely exit a helicopter, rotate quickly, and avoid fall damage.
Since then, Epic have added them to competitive modes. As is the case with any item in Fortnite, an addition to competitive means that players will find a way to maximize the benefit of a particular item. Soon, players began to use Crash Pads as a way to push into an opponent’s box.
People are using Crash Pads for their obvious mobility benefits, as well. You can carry up to six of them, and one pad will send you flying in any direction you choose. They’re a great way to safely skip the hectic Launch Pad frenzy that’s so frequent in every competitive late-game.
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How do you ensure that you get the most out of a Crash Pad, though? There are a couple of strategies that work better than others. Reddit user u/somebodysgun posted a short video that showed how you can get the most distance out of the Crash Pad. These methods involve running forward on a ramp or, better yet, the “Dorito” cone edit.
Ten or more meters can be the difference between safety and having to use another pad/materials to tunnel into the zone. End-game is all about maximizing the effectiveness of what you have, so you and your teammates should be using these strategies every chance you get.
This video provides some helpful information that we can all keep in the back of our heads as we compete in Fortnite – nothing difficult or that requires practice. We’ve already seen the Crash Pad create several strategies, so we’re excited to see what’s next.
How to get ‘double movement’ in Fortnite Season 6
Double-movement is back in Fortnite for KBM players, thanks to some third-party software that is, reportedly, allowed.
Epic removed double-movement keybinds, but players are reportedly allowed to use third-party software to create the same effect.
The debate between controller and KBM (keyboard and mouse) in Fortnite will probably never end. First, it was the aim assist argument. After that died down, KBM players grew envious of controller movement.
Since controller players use a joystick, it’s much easier for them to strafe in one direction while looking in another. On keyboard, your movement is locked to front, back, left, or right. This limitation prevents KBM players from full-sprinting while looking and building to the side.
KBM players got around this by using “double movement” keybinds. They would bind one of their movement inputs to two keys, allowing them to achieve “controller movement.”
After a while, Epic banned this practice in-game by only allowing Fortnite players to map their movement inputs to a single key.
There have always been third-party apps that allow players to bind keys to a controller emulator, but a lot of Fortnite players assumed that this wasn’t allowed. Recently, however, BenjyFishy told his stream that using programs like ReWASD and Keys2xInput isn’t bannable.
Benjy made it clear that he checked with someone at Epic about this before adding it to his gameplay. Since we can assume that Benjy got the green light, it opens the door to all players who want double movement.
As we stated, the two popular programs that achieve double movement are ReWASD and Keys2xInput. The former offers a free trial but costs money each month. The latter is free, and will likely be the first choice for anyone who wants to try double-movement for the first time.
YouTuber itsJerian made a video tutorial on how to set up these two programs, going into detail about exactly how they work. We suggest taking a look at his video if you plan on setting these programs up for yourself.
Double movement is a tough thing to police in Fortnite. Using third-party software for an in-game advantage seems messy, but controller players already have this ability. All these programs do is emulate a controller joystick on your keyboard.
Hopefully, this clears up any confusion that you might have on double-movement keybinds on KBM. Epic haven’t made any official statements on the matter, but we can assume that people like BenjyFishy and itsJerian, who have contacts at Epic, know enough to steer us in the right direction.
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These 200 IQ tricks show the new Fortnite tires aren’t just for cars
One player has found some interesting uses for the new Chonkers off-road tires in Fortnite Season 6.
One Fortnite player has discovered some brilliant uses for the new tires added to Fortnite.
The v16.20 update brought several changes to Fortnite, with the most noteworthy being the first vehicle mod in the game: Chonkers off-road tires.
We expect this to be only the first of many mods coming to Fortnite. In fact, we’ve already seen two additional mods leaked for the future.
In the meantime, players are content to use the new Chonkers tires to climb hills and off-road. What if that’s not the only use for them?
One player was quick to learn all of the ins and outs of the new tires without even putting them on a car. YouTuber Ryuzanami posted a video to his channel, showcasing four new uses for the tires.
The first and most useful trick in the video allows you to phase through an opponent’s wall 100% of the time. All you need to do is throw the tires in the corner, move forward while pressing up against them, and break the wall.
The other tricks involve throwing the tires at opponents to cause them to take fall damage and picking up the tires as you jump on them – both situationally useful and interesting but not groundbreaking.
The final trick shows the OP using tires to avoid fall damage, himself. This isn’t unique to the tires, however, as the same thing happens when you use a Jerry Can.
The tires have only been out for a day and players are already finding interesting uses for them. We can’t wait to see what else the community finds as they experiment with Fortnite’s newest item.
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The best NPCs in Fortnite Season 6
NPCs have returned in Fortnite Season 6. Take a look at the best NPCs in the game so you know where to land in competitive modes.
NPCs made their return to Fortnite in Season 6, but some are more useful than others. Here are the best NPCs to visit in Fortnite – especially if you’re playing Arena Mode.
Fortnite first introduced NPCs and the Gold Bar system in Fortnite Season 5. Instead of abandoning it in Season 6, Epic added to it and created new roles for these NPCs to fill.
Of course, some NPCs are more useful than others. An NPC that allows you to upgrade your weapon will be better to visit than one that only sells bandages or mechanical parts.
There are dozens of NPCs in Season 6 – each with their own combination of uses. This season, some of the NPCs will even shoot you on sight – indicated with a target on the map, below.
Which are the best NPCs in the game? YouTuber NSOO tested each of the Season 6 NPCs to find out.
In the video, NSOO covers the best NPCs to visit for Arena and tournament play. He excluded NPCs that sell Exotic weapons, as these are difficult to obtain in competitive modes – since you start each match with 0 Gold Bars. If you’re interested in finding all of the Exotics in Season 6, you can take a look at our guide here.
The NPC NSOO highlights are as follows:
The best NPCs in Fortnite Season 6 offer weapon upgrades, easy Gold Quests, and improvements to your kit. That’s not to say that the rest of the NPCs in the game are useless.
In fact, you should make sure to talk to any NPC you come across. As you may have noticed, NPCs drop free loot in Season 6. This can be something small like Mechanical parts or building materials, but they can also give you a free Gold Scar or Pump Shotgun.
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