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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How to instantly craft items in Fortnite Season 6
Crafting is the new mechanic introduced to Fortnite Season 6. This exploit allows you to instantly craft items in your inventory.
Crafting is an integral part of Fortnite Season 6, as it’s one of the most reliable ways to get powerful weapons. This trick allows you to instantly craft items in your inventory.
Fortnite Season 6 brought crafting to the game for the first time. We still have the Gold Bar system from Season 5, but Epic added another element to the latest Fortnite season.
Crafting is still young, and can only be used to modify items and turn Makeshift weapons into their Mechanical or Primal counterparts. We’re sure that Epic will eventually expand the system next season – if not over the course of Season 6.
Although Crafting isn’t too difficult or time-consuming, it can make you vulnerable if you’re trying to craft out in the open. Crafting takes several seconds, which is more than enough time for an opponent to beam you from your blindside.
Fortnite instant crafting exploit
Fortnite player, Elite Jedi, discovered an exploit that allows you to instantly craft weapons and items in your inventory. This won’t always be the fastest way to craft, but perfecting the strategy will keep you safe for the most amount of time.
To do this, you’ll need to have all of the materials you need, hit your “auto-run” key, open your inventory, and attempt to craft an item. This action will cancel your crafting and your running, but the next time you craft, the item will instantly upgrade in your inventory.
You can take a look at this strategy in action in the video, below.
Again, this won’t always be the fastest way to craft items in Fortnite, but it will keep you safe from sitting in one position for a full three seconds. As this is a relatively small exploit, we also don’t anticipate that Epic will fix it for some time.
In the meantime, you might as well get the hang of this strategy so you can use it to your advantage. You may not always have enough time to upgrade your weapon before a fight.
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How to remove the ammo reticle in Fortnite
The addition of the ammo reticle in Fortnite has largely been a flop for most players. Here’s how you can disable it.
The addition of the ammo reticle in Fortnite has largely been a flop for most Fortnite players. Here’s how you can disable the feature and some considerations you should make before you do.
The ammo reticle is probably the most controversial decision Epic made at the beginning of Fortnite Chapter 2 – apart from the apparent vaulting of the patch notes.
Players awoke one update day to find that there was a strange bar next to their reticle. It’s an ammo indicator and tells you when you need to reload your weapon. It seems like a harmless addition to the game, but it was incredibly distracting when it first came out.
How to remove the Reticle Ammo Indicator
Fortunately, if you’re still struggling with the ammo reticle, there’s a way to turn it off. All you have to do is navigate to your settings, hit the cogwheel (the second option) and move over to “HUD.”
From there, you’ll be able to customize all elements of your HUD, including the “Reticle Ammo Indicator,” as it’s called. You can also remove or resize some other unwanted elements in this tab.
Should you remove it?
Now, we’re onto the bigger question: should you remove the ammo reticle? Does it really get in the way to the point where you should want it gone?
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Caster and streamer Ballatw had an interesting take on the ammo reticle when it first came out. He’s overwhelmingly positive about it, saying it gives you more information without having to move your eyes.
We see his point, especially from a competitive position. It’s hard to complain about a more informative reticle when you have these kids running around with visual sound, performance mode, colorblind mode – all to gain small advantages.
Most players seem to have done away with this information. Very few players are constantly in late-game scenarios with 40 people alive. For the bulk of Fortnite players, reloading after shooting is second-nature.
Is the ammo reticle useful? Yes, but a lot of Fortnite players still don’t like it. If you agree, now you know how to remove the setting in Fortnite.
Image Credit: Epic Games/u/TheIronJedi
How to use pre-editing to your advantage in Fortnite
Don’t turn off pre-edits so fast! Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these new competitive strategies.
Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these competitive strategies.
Pre-edits in Fortnite can be maddening when you’re in the middle of a fight. More often than not, the pre-edits will work against you as you accidentally edit a hole in your floor or a window in your wall. Before you know it, you’re taking fall damage or getting shot because you hit the wrong button while battling someone.
Epic recently added a lon-requested setting to Fortnite, giving players the ability to toggle pre-edits on and off. Now, with a simple setting change, you’ll never need to worry about pre-edits again.
This doesn’t mean that pre-edits are entirely useless. In the patch before the setting change was released, pro player Maken used them expertly to outplay his opponent.
Useful pre-edits have also been posted to the r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit in the past. These pre-edits focus on cones, and give players the ability to fake-out opponents and even place their structures through turbo-builds.
The first strategy involves subverting the expectations of your opponent. Most skilled players anticipate edits, but using a pre-edited cone can get you a free shot.
As you can see, all you have to do is edit the wall, place your triangle cone, resent the cone edit, and shoot your opponent. There’s hardly anything they can do to prevent this free shot – especially since they aren’t going to see it coming.
The above clip from u/DemianNieuwenhuis has a very niche application. After all, using a regular cone is going to be far more useful in most situations. The only time your pre-edited cone will work is when someone is standing outside of your box.
This next clip is more of an exploit than anything. It also requires you to pre-edit your cone; this time in a V shape. You can exploit the new Turbo Building system and place the V-cone under your opponent’s ceiling after breaking their cone.
Again – like the other clip – this strategy will only be useful in certain situations. You won’t be able to cone-block opponents or even protect yourself from above if you run around with your cones all jacked up like this.
Still, these strategies are worth mentioning – especially if you find yourself in a 1v1. You can surprise your opponent with both of them, and steal some shots without taking damage.
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