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Mongraal and Benjyfishy want traps out of Fortnite

UK-based Fortnite pros Mongraal and Benjyfishy have had enough of getting killed by traps in Fortnite

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UK-based Fortnite pros Mongraal and Benjyfishy have had enough of getting killed by traps in Fortnite

Epic Games created Fortnite Battle Royale took the building and tower-defense mechanics from their Save the World game and brought them to the Battle Royale format. No one knew that this subtle change to an existing genre would skyrocket Fortnite to the heights of gaming.

Traps have been a staple of Fortnite since Battle Royale first released. There were even more traps in the early days of Fortnite, but Epic eventually widdled them down to the Spike Trap – now a staple of the game.

The utility of traps has changed over the course of 11 seasons. They began as a way to sneak kills in houses and developed into one of the many strategic ways to kill your opponent.

Not everyone is happy with the state of traps in Fortnite. They give players a free 150 damage if placed correctly, which can seem like too much to some of the top-level competitors. These players often view simple trap kills as ‘low-skilled.’

We saw pro players Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson and Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish discuss their trap frustrations on Twitter during a January 16 Solo Cash Cup. Both players felt the wrath of the traps and told their followers about it.

Mongraal, one of the most prolific ragers on Twitch, typed out a couple of all-caps, profanity-riddled tweets telling Epic to remove traps from Fortnite.

Benjyfishy took a subtler approach to the issue. He also included snipers in the discussion and took a sideswipe at controller players on the way by.

Benjy’s tweet telling his followers to “like to remove traps and snipers” got over 13,000 likes.

Traps are part of Fortnite and they always will be. They’re a necessary part of the game and, sometimes, the only thing keeping someone from forcing their way into your box. The fear that you could have a trap is enough to keep a lot of players from W-keying every box they see.

It’s probably time that Epic takes a look at the trap damage, however. Traps used to do 125 damage, which was later nerfed to 75 and then buffed to 150. Now, the bulk of the competitive community thinks that 100 might be the sweet spot for trap damage.

Most players in Fortnite are running around with 150 health. One trap shouldn’t mean the end of your game, but two traps should probably remain an automatic kill for 200HP players. Epic may tweak the numbers, but traps aren’t going anywhere in Fortnite.

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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