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Our top 6 wishes for Fortnite Season 4

Here’s what a perfect Fortnite Season 4 would look like.

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There’s only a week left in Fortnite Season 3 – barring any last-minute extensions – which means that it’s time to look forward to Season 4. We already have some key information about what the season will bring, but there’s much more that we don’t know.

Ahead, we’re going to give you our top five wishlist for Season 4. Hopefully, a few of these suggestions come with the new Fortnite season.

Get the Marauders OUT OF HERE

We don’t need to spend too long on this one. The Marauders are awful. They range from a minor inconvenience to a game-ruining menace. The NPC Henchmen are annoying enough. We don’t need their bot buddies falling from the sky, Stink Bombing us while they spam our walls with rockets.

We have a hunch that Epic added the Marauders to help address the mid-game lull that’s been a huge problem in Fortnite. The fact that they were included in the FNCS blows our mind, though – especially in the solo format. More than a few players lost thousands of dollars because these brain-dead NPCs third-partied their fight. GET ‘EM OUTTA HERE!

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Arena revamp

We say this every season, and every season brings us the same, boring Arena system. There’s no de-ranking, no meaningful progression, and no reason to grind to Champion League if you’re not participating in tournaments.

Don’t get us wrong – competitive Fortnite is fun. In fact, it can be a preferable way to play Fortnite for a lot of people – regardless of the lack of end-of-season rewards. Our point is only that Epic could do a lot to improve the game mode, and we hope that they do.

Fishing overhaul done right

We already have a lot of leaks to support this one, so this might fall into the “what to expect” category rather than a wishlist item. It’s worth mentioning, nonetheless.

By all accounts, we’ll be getting 30+ new fish types when Season 4 comes out, along with a new and improved Fishing Rod. We don’t know what these fish do, just yet, apart from the Midas Fish that Tabor Hill recently leaked.

Our hope is that Epic keep the same fishing system with new fish types. In other words, we hope that Floppers and Slurpfish still exist as they currently do – with new names and colors added to them. Too much clutter in the Flopper loot pool could cause players to skip fishing, altogether.

Reel in a big one!

QOL improvements to editing

There are two quality-of-life (QOL) improvements that we’d like to see in the editing system: confirm reset on release and the ability to disable pre-edits.

Let’s start with the latter. This is something that should have always been in the game. We’re stunned that Epic hasn’t added it, already. For those who don’t know, this setting would allow you to disable the ability to pre-edit your structures. Sure, there are some strategies that surround pre-edits, but 100 players do it by accident for every one who does it intentionally.

The next QOL improvement is, largely, for controller players. We already have “confirm edit on release,” so we’d like to see Epic add the “confirm reset on release” setting. It will, simply, make things easier and allow controller players and non-conforming KBM players to compete with the all-powerful “scroll wheel reset” strategy.

Weapon loadout presets

We’ve been asking for this one for a while, as well. Anyone who regularly plays Fortnite has a preferred loadout placement. I, for instance, use Shotgun, SMG, healing, misc, AR. Everyone has some variation of this.

This concept would, simply, allow us to choose where items would land in our inventories when we pick them up. That way, we’d never get messed up by a mismatched inventory in an early-game engagement. The “auto-sort consumables to the right” setting was a positive step, but it doesn’t work for a lot of people who don’t keep their healing items in their last slots. It’s a bit of a long-shot, but we’d still love to see it.

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Split the loot pools

The first two seasons of Fortnite Chapter 2 seemed to over-correct the issue that plagued the last few seasons of Chapter 1. Chapter 1 focused on fun first and competitive viability… well, never. They changed that for the better in Chapter 2. Any pro will tell you that the first season of Chapter 2 was the most competitive season in recent memory – possibly ever.

It’s tough to strike a balance between keeping the game fun and fresh and making it competitive for professional play. Recently, Epic added cars into core modes – one of the best additions they’ve made to the game in a long time.

These cars would likely be a menace in competitive modes, however. We won’t know until they add them – but we don’t think that should happen. Competitive and casual Fortnite modes are inherently different. It’s time that Epic stops pretending that’s not the case.

Anyone who watched the Season 3 FNCS knows how unbeatable the Shockwave Launcher was. Items like this one shouldn’t be a deciding element in a tournament worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Our solution to this: separate the Arena and tournament loot pools into the most competitive items of the season. Remove problematic items, mythic items and weapons, and cars from competitive modes. Make changes to the loot pool as needed to help level the playing field. This way, Epic can have fun in core modes while keeping pros happy at the same time. It’s a win-win, and it’s about time for Epic to quit the half measures and make the change.

A truck from Fortnite's Joy Ride car set.
A number of new vehicles are heading to Fortnite, including cars and trucks. Credit: Epic Games

Bonus pipe dream: Proximity chat

Proximity chat won’t happen. This is a kid’s game and proximity chat is insanely toxic. Imagine, though, build-battling or boxfighting someone and talking trash the whole time. What’s more, imagine the same scenario but the two of you get third-partied. Instead of continuing to fight, you call a time-out to deal with the intruder. It will never happen, but proximity chat would be so much fun.

What would you like to see in Fortnite Season 4? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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Fortnite fan creates amazing in-game Spotify player concept and players want it

An amazing concept between Fortnite and music streaming service Spotify has fans go crazy. Here’s more details on that.

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Fortnite concept artists are always one step ahead of the ideas that the developers think of and bring popular fan requests to life with their art. Recent concept art shows a music player in the game linked to Spotify that has stirred a conversation amongst the player base.

Ever since Fortnite added new features to the game like Party Tags, the expectations of players have gone through the roof for developers to add more to the game. However, Epic does not usually make a major change to the game every month until the launch of a new season.

While certain gameplay features that were newly added, Sprint and Mantle have been quite famous among the Zero Build community, the Gyro and Flick Stick were not received well after their launch. As new players are joining the loop every day and getting themselves familiar with the game, Epic Games are trying its best to make the UI of the game simpler.

However, a recently surfaced concept art created by a Fortnite fan went quite viral as it shows an in-built music player linked to Spotify that would be a cool feature in the game if added. Here’s how the community reacted to it.

Spotify Player concept in Fortnite goes viral

Famous Fortnite leaker FNBRIntel recently tweeted a concept of a built-in Spotify music player in the game menu that can play any song the user desires. This would then eliminate the need for Lobby Tracks or Music Packs Fortnite provides its player base within their lockers.

Using this option would enable players and content creators to play copyrighted audio and their favorite songs in the game while they are queueing up in the lobby or playing a match with their friends, much like Rocket League has it. However, this would in turn cause major distractions to pros and sweats who even turn off radios in Fortnite vehicles.

Another player added a concept of a free Spotify-themed wrap that can be given out to those who link their Spotify accounts to Epic. Moreover, this would also increase the number of users on the streaming platform.

While PC players can play songs on Spotify using the multitasking feature, PlayStation players also enjoy the same with a built-in player on their PS menu. This allows them to play their favorite music while playing any game on their consoles.

As this concept would be a really cool feature for Epic to add, it would end the value of Lobby Tracks the game sells in the Item Shop or provides its players via the Battle Pass or certain limited events. Another major drawback would be to streamers and content creators who cannot use copyrighted audio on their streams to keep their content fair on a specific platform.

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Rare Fortnite clip shows Darth Vader boss killing a Loot Llama

The Sith Lord hunts down a rather unexpected target across the island. Here’s what went down when Vader chased a Llama.

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Fortnite is known for creating rare moments every once in a while where the player community is usually left in disbelief. One of those rare moments was witnessed recently by a player where the Darth Vader NPC chased down a Loot Llama and started slaying it with a lightsaber.

There are several moments in Fortnite that have been popular over the years amongst the player community. From Ninja’s Rocket Rides to Muselk’s The Rescue of Chappadoodle, the game has given the world some of the most unique clips ever seen in gaming.

Most of these clips are rare and are witnessed at least once every season where either a bug in the game causes it or just the foolishness of a player that takes place. Recently, a bug in-game forced the Sith Lord roaming the island, Darth Vader, to go against a Loot Llama.

Here’s what really went down in the now-viral clip and how the community reacted to this rare moment.

Darth Vader vs Loot Llama: A battle Fortnite never saw coming

Loot Llamas in-game have been pretty annoying ever since Fortnite decided to bring them to life in Chapter 2 Season 7. When a player goes after a Llama, the amount of ammo that’s wasted in shooting it down is not worth it.

Moreover, the location of the player is easily revealed to their opponents as the player chases down the Llama. This is the reason why mainly a lot of players do not even bother to chase down a Loot Llama on the map anymore.

As players refused to entertain the Llama in the game anymore, the newly added NPC in the game, Darth Vader decided to take the matter into his own hands. In a clip posted on Reddit by u/iluvwilliam, Darth Vader chases down a Llama and continues to slash it down with Lightsaber throws and strikes.

Even after multiple strikes, the Llama refuses to be killed and instead rifts away, taking Vader along with him. Well, this surely shows that even Vader cannot bring the mighty animal down after all the might of his Mythic Lightsaber.

One of the players commented on a famous line from the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, giving it their own hilarious twist as Vader goes after the Loot quoting:

“Loot. I am your Father.”

Another player expressed their concerns with the current Loot Llama and how Fortnite can actually take steps to fix them. From lowering their health to increasing the countdown before it rifts away, these suggestions actually would fix the issue players have with the creature.

Whatever the scenario might be, the player community still can’t express enough grief about the current situation with Llamas as they are shifting to Reality Saplings to get good loot. Moreover, the Llamas were only good for farming a huge number of materials which is not needed anymore as the majority of the player-base shifts to Zero Build mode.

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Fortnite nerfs the Visualize Sound Effects range in Season 3 update

The most broken feature of Chapter 3 has now finally received a nerf and players couldn’t be happier. Here’s the latest on that.

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After a long wait, Epic finally fixes the most broken feature of Fortnite that sweats were just tired of ever since the beginning of Chapter 3. Visualize Sound Effects was a feature which was recently nerfed in an update where players got to experience it as they jumped into a Battle Royale match.

Fortnite has had a history of broken features and glitches that have been well exploited by the player community over the last few years. From XP Glitch Maps to weapons meta, players have been using these exploits to gain a gameplay advantage that sometimes ends up getting them banned for their actions.

While some actions or exploits get them banned, others are just bugs in the game that is an error from the developer’s end that they take it casual enough to fix. One such exploit that was legit in the game was Visualize Sound Effects in sound settings.

When one enables the option, they can see visual cues of chests, gunfire, footsteps, reboot vans or even if someone is healing nearby. This then aids a player in judging the direction where the activity is happening and respond to it.

Ever since Chapter 3, this option was broken as players were able to hear the sound of gunfire, footsteps or even healing from afar which was an advantage to several sweats who always love to rush their opponents and engage in close combat. But in a recent update in Season 3, Epic finally decided to nerf it for good.

Epic nerfs Visualize Audio range as it’s not broken anymore

In last week’s update of v21.10, Epic nerfed the range of Visualize Sound Effects option as it was one of the most broken features in the game. Players weren’t informed nor were aware of this major change that took place in Fortnite until they tried it out themselves.

The update has fixed the distance and the radius of the Visual Audio cues one gets upon going near Chests, hearing footsteps or gunfire. After the update, players will only be able to see visual cues if they are approx. 100m close to the objects or their opponents which is a major relief to casual players or campers.

While casual players or noobs enjoy this news, sweats are surely unhappy and so are players who basically need these hearing aid options in-game to help them orient their gameplay. Moreover, this major change by Epic in one of the oldest Fortnite settings was not announced in any of the patch notes or their official Twitter handle, which it should have, according to the player-base.

However, players think that this fix might be a random update as Visual Audio has always been messy in-game ever since it was added. From reboot vans sounding from miles away to footsteps being heard from a long distance, Epic still needs to put in some work to fix those audio issues.

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