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FaZe Clan’s Tfue explains why he believes Fortnite Solos take no skill

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Fortnite might be a fun game, but it’s not always a perfectly balanced experience. Tfue explains why he thinks Fortnite’s building and gunplay isn’t well suited to Solos.

Solo modes in Battle Royale games are tricky to get right. Many titles struggle with passive players being able to win simply by shooting unsuspecting enemies in the back or other ‘cheap’ methods of survival.

Fortnite solved this issue with its building mechanics, but now the game’s mechanics are starting to break down. Many of Fortnite’s core mechanics are starting to show serious need of improvement as players get better and better at abusing design mishaps.

Fortnite’s building gameplay works well in Duos/Squads as you can pressure multiple points of enemy structures and force gunfights. Fortnite is still a shooter after all.

However, in Solos, the fast pace of Turbo-Building and RNG controlled counters to passive players in 1×1 boxes can be extremely frustrating to deal with.

FaZe Clan’s Tfue ran into the perfect example of this happening in Arena Solos. The clip is courtesy of Daily Clips Central on Youtube, starts at 0:15 and continues until 2:15 in the video.

You can be the most avid defender of everything about Fortnite’s building (we would recommend considering nuance if you are) and this clip would still infuriate you.

Due to the speed at which players can replace builds, players can extend fights into 2-3 minutes engagements where neither player actually out-skills the other. The attacking player must try to expend the defending player’s resources…but what if you don’t have enough ammo?

As Tfue put it when a fan asked him how to counter this type of passive gameplay, “the answer is you don’t.”

We understand that people like the building in Fortnite and Tfue isn’t suggesting that it be removed from the game. Rather, he wants to see consistently obtainable ways to counter this that are not based on RNG.

Turtling in Solos can be extremely frustrating to deal with

The problem isn’t nearly as prevalent in Duos/Squads because the counter is just good teamwork, but you can’t teamwork in Solos.

The proper counters for 1×1 campers are the Stink Bombs and explosive weapons like Dynamite. But we’ve come to the same problem as many times before, those counters are based completely on RNG loot.

Both casual and competitive players don’t enjoy being forced to expend all of their ammo to attempt to remove a camper. A nerf to building speeds or material pools in Solos would help solve the issue. Nothing insane or drastic, reasonable nerfs only.

In a shooter, the players should have to gunfight within 10-30 seconds of engaging in combat. Otherwise, players can simply delay fights and camp until the attacker is forced to push due to bad RNG. In these situations, the meme “just build lul” becomes a reality.

What’s your opinion on the issue or do you even think it is an issue? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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All major map changes in Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite Season 5 brought substantial changes to the map. Here are all of the new POIs in Fortnite Season 5.

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Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a look at all of the major POIs included in the new season.

It seems like Fortnite has been upping the ante with each recent Fortnite Season. It might be recency bias, but this seems like the biggest season in Chapter 2 so far.

Let’s take a look at all of the major changes included in the Fortnite Season 5 map.

New Fortnite Map

The Fortnite Season 5 map looks amazing. No, it’s not a completely new map like some people thought. Still, Epic fleshed things out with new locations that fit the theme and expand on what’s already there.

Here’s how the new map looks when you enter the game for the first time. As always, we expect Epic to add to this as the season goes on.

Salty Towers

Tilted Towers is back! Well, it’s kind of back. Salty Springs and Tilted Towers have morphed together to create Salty Towers – perhaps a better name for the area.

This will be the hottest drop spot in the game on release – potentially for the entire season. Salty Springs was already a hot drop spot, and Tilted is the game’s original hottest spot.

This is going to be fun. Can’t wait to see NickMercs come back and dominate, here.

Stealthy Stronghold

Stealthy Stronghold gives us a Jurassic Park vibe, along with some old school Dusty Divot foliage.

This location might end up being one of the tamer drops over the course of the season. It occupies the northeast portion of the map, which was always a good place to land if you didn’t want a large fight.

We can’t wait to see what’s under all these trees.

Colossal Coliseum

Colossal Coliseum is going to be a tough place to fight. You won’t want to get caught in the middle with enemies on the sides.

We expect this to be another hot drop for players in Season 5. It is, after all, a coliseum.

Hunter’s Haven

Hunter’s Haven seems like a smaller version of Misty Meadows or Lazy Lake, but we’ll have to see. This is a perfect place for a new location, though, right in the previously vacant center of the island.

We’re not as excited about Hunter’s Haven as we are about some of the other locations around the map, but we’ll check it out. It could end up being our favorite.

The Zero Point

The Zero Point has returned – this time, significantly smaller than we remember it. Of course, this might not be its final form…

The area surrounding the Zero Point appears to be a no man’s land. It will be interesting to see if this orb causes a low-gravity effect like the last one did. For now, it looks like Epic replaced a spice drop spot with an empty area – not always a bad thing.

Of course, there are a ton of other, smaller POIs that aren’t included on this list. You’ll have to dive in and find them with the rest of us.

We’ll see you in Salty Towers. It’s going to be a bloodbath. Good luck out there.

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Fortnite Season 5 ‘Zero Point’ Battle Pass first look

Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a look at all of the Battle Pass cosmetics included in the new season.

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Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a first look at the new Battle Pass before loading in.

Zero Point – the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass – has finally come to the game. This is shaping up to be the best Fortnite season in recent memory, and we haven’t even played it yet.

The new Battle Pass hasn’t been officially released at the time of writing, but we have a trailer, and a full list of skin sets to explore. Let’s take a look.

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Cosmetics

The Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass brings bounty hunters from all kinds of different realities. Yes, this includes The Mandalorian from the Disney+ series and makes sense relating to the recent Fortnite X Disney+ promotion.

Here are all of the skin sets included in the Season 5 Battle Pass.

We’re excited to jump in and start unlocking these characters. Now, to see what kind of crazy challenges Epic have us doing, this season.

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When does Fortnite Season 5 start? Downtime, leaks & more

Fortnite Season 5 is right around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know about when it starts and what it will include.

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Fortnite Season 4 is almost over. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Fortnite season.

Following the Galactus event, the Fortnite servers went down as players entered into a small, “second black hole.” Thankfully, there’s a timer on this one, and we know how long we have to wait.

Ahead, we’ll give you all of the information we have about the new season, including the start time, leaks, and more.

Fortnite Season 5 Start time

Fortnite Season 5 is only hours away. Initially, when the event ended, we had a seven-hour countdown to the next season.

This proved too good to be true. A few hours later, the countdown shifted to ten hours, putting the start time of Season 5 at 4 AM EST – four hours after the scheduled downtime that Epic announced later in the evening. The initial countdown seemed to be counting to the downtime, not the actual start time.

What to expect

We’re getting more and more information as the hours pass. At the time of writing, we’ve heard two teasers that presumably relate to some new Battle Pass characters and, likely, new bosses.

Last week, the Epic Games store accidentally updated their game icon, and some players were able to catch a glimpse of the new screen. Here, we saw some new characters along with The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda – two characters that have been teased in some of the official Fortnite Season 5 content

For now, the Fortnite Season 5 theme doesn’t seem to be entirely focused on Star Wars, although there’s a chance that we were transported into a Star Wars-based reality.

We expect the map to be considerably different this season – if not an entirely different template. As always, we’ll have to wait and see what happens when the new game goes live.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay updated on all of the latest Season 5 information.

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