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The top five most overpowered weapons and items added to Fortnite

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FaZe Tfue recently talked on his stream about the worst things added to Fortnite over the seasons and he inspired us to make a list of the most questionable things ever added to the game. 

Sometimes it’s an overpowered weapon and sometimes it’s a broken mechanic, but Epic has absolutely made some missteps along the way with the things it adds to the game.

Usually, they are vaulted pretty quickly after the community speaks up but there is usually something in the game that most people agree shouldn’t be there.

Of course, this is all my opinion and I welcome your suggestions in the comments below, but I don’t think the first weapon on this list will be very controversial: 

  1. Turret

The Turret is what caused Tfue to start thinking about the worst things added to the game over the years. “The turret is actually one of the dumbest things they’ve added in the game, no joke,” the FaZe star said. “What do you guys think? I think the turret is the worst thing they’ve added to this game. Easily.”

To Epic’s credit, they were quick to nerf, but changes to the turret’s health and availability weren’t enough. As I wrote this, Epic Design Lead Eric Williamson took to Twitter to announce further nerfs coming in v6.31. Ultimately, no nerfs may be enough and the turret will head to the great vault in the sky.

  1. Jetpack

Speaking of the great vault in the sky, the Jetpack is an item most people are happy is no longer in the game. The Jetpack was designed as a limited time item, apparently Epic knew just how strong it would end up being.

During its relatively short time in the game, the Jetpack was hotly contested and some people even wanted it to become permanent. No doubt it was fun to use but it was equally unfun to play against. While sniping gliding opponents is hard, hitting jetpacking players was even harder.

  1. Drum Gun

When the double pump was nerfed in Season Four, the Drum Gun took its place as the most casually OP weapon in the game. For months through the end of Season Four and throughout Season Five, the Drum Gun gave players headaches with its ability to tear through structures and health alike.

With a clip of 50 and a DPS over 200 for both the uncommon and rare variants, the Drum Gun was truly OP. Many people still clamor for the gun to come back but with its high drop rate and versatility, the game is better balanced with it gone.

  1. Original Boogie Bomb

For number two, we are heading all the way back to Season Two. The Boogie Bomb is still available in the game but has been nerfed so far it is practically useless. Players who began in 2018 won’t remember the feeling of helplessness when being hit by a Boogie Bomb in its original form.

A hit player was forced to dance for ten seconds and the effects weren’t broken by damage. So a typical hit by a boogie bomb went like this:

  • Start dancing
  • run frantically
  • get caught because you can’t build or defend yourself
  • get emoted on twice and blasted by a pump shotgun for 250 damage

The Boogie Bomb was supposed to be a fun and wacky inclusion in the game but was unbelievably OP. Epic quickly nerfed the time to five seconds but even that was way too long to go without being able to build or shoot and they put the break upon damage modification in. That made the item totally unusable. This is a great example of the fine line Epic has to walk between OP and unusable, between fun and competitive.

  1. Guided Missile

Number one on this list is a weapon Epic tried to make work twice and both times had to vault it. It was first introduced on March 14th, 2018 and was vaulted just over a month later on April 18th. That first version of the weapon took the already incredibly strong RPG and just allowed the player to control the rocket.

While it did move a bit slower, the ability to move the rocket made it so that drop in speed may have actually been a benefit as players could adjust it even more on the fly.

Nothing quite like building a structure and healing up before a rocket literally comes around the mountain from a player who was impossible to see and explodes everything. 

When the Guided Missile returned on July 31st it was nerfed a considerable amount but still was too strong. Guided Missile 2.0 saw the structure damage reduced from 1,100 (yup) to 400 and the player damage was reduced from slightly over 100 to the 70s for both versions of the gun.

These changes saw it last another couple months but it was vaulted – possibly for good – on November 1st. Like most things on this list, it was good for Reddit clips and streamer highlights but not for competitive balance.


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Best Controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1

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If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, then you need to make sure you have the best controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1.

To be on top of your game, you need the best Fortnite settings. The default settings Fortnite starts players with won’t cut it. In order to maximize performance, you need to optimize every setting.

Approaching Fortnite’s settings menu alone can be daunting. There’s plenty of options to choose from which can get confusing. But we are here to show you the best Controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3.

Best Fortnite Controller Settings

Fortnite game settings tab

Fortnite Game Settings Tab

The “Game” Settings tab is the second tab in the settings menu. It is indicated by a cogwheel.

Movement

  • Toggle Sprint – Off
  • Sprint By Default – On
  • Sprint Cancels Reloading – Off
  • Auto Open Doors – Off

Combat

  • Hold to Swap Pickup – Off
  • Toggle Targeting – Off
  • Mark Dnager when Targeting – On
  • Auto Pick Up Weapons – Off
  • Preffered Item Slots – Personal Preference
  • Auto Sort Consumables to RIght – Off

Building

  • Reset Building Choice – Off
  • Disable Pre-Edit Option – Off
  • Turbo Buidling – On
  • Confirm Edit on Release – On

Tutorial

  • Contectual Tips – On

Extra Game Options

Tap to Search/Interact – On

Fortnite Controller Options Tab

fortnite controller options settings tab

You don’t need to worry about the two tabs in-between “Game” and “Controller Options”. The controller settings are indicated by a controller icon.

Input

  • Controller Auto-Run – On
  • Buil Immediately (Builder Pro) – On
  • Edit Hold Time – 0.100 Sec
  • Vibration – Off

Sensitivity

  • Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplier – 1.6x
  • Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier – 1.7x
  • Use Advanced Options – On

Advanced Look Sensitivity

  • Look Horizontal Speed – 50%
  • Look Vertical Speed – 60%
  • Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%
  • Turning Vertical Boost – 0%
  • Boost Ramp Time – 0%
  • Instant Boost When Building – On

Advanced ADS Sensitivity

  • ADS Look Horizontal Speed – 17%
  • Look Vertical Speed – 17%
  • ADS Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%
  • Turning Vertical Boost – 0%
  • ADS Turning Boost Ramp Time – 0%

Advanced Sensitivity

  • Look Dampening Time – 0.20 Seconds
  • Look Input Curve – Exponential
  • Aim Assist Strength – 100%

Controller Deadzone

  • Left Stick – 6%
  • Right Stick 6%

Adaptive Trigger (PS5 Only)

  • Enable Adaptive Trigger – Off
  • Use Effect For Press – Off

Button Layout Tab

The Button Layout Tab is the last tab you will need to fiddle with, and there isn’t much to it. Set your controller configuration to Builder Pro. You won’t need to change any of the buttons unless you personally prefer otherwise.

Fortnite controller settings tab

And that’s everything you need to change to have the best Fortnite controller settings. They will take some getting used to at first, but the increased sensitivity will definitely improve your reaction time.

For more Fortnite, check out how to use the Visualize Sound Effects setting, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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The 5 most hated skins in Fortnite

The Fortnite community is no fan of these skins.

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Fortnite skins have taken on a life of their own since the game came out. Back in the early days, we couldn’t imagine spending money on a free game. Now, hundreds of dollars later, we’re still padding our lockers as collectors of in-game cosmetics.

Some skins tell a lot about the player wearing them. A Peely? They’re just trying to goof around and have some fun. A Dynamo? Sweat is probably pouring onto their keyboard at all times.

Today, we’re taking a look at the most hated skins in Fortnite – the skins that elicit an immediate reaction from opponents. You better be ready for some backlash if you post a clip while wearing one of these skins.

5. Female Soccer Skins

Female Soccer Skins have been hated ever since they first came out. This might have been the first “sweaty” skin to come to Fortnite, and it remains in the category to this day. However, it’s been made available in the Item Shop quite frequently so everyone from sweats to casuals owns it.

“Soccer skin” means more than just the skin that someone is wearing, at this point. It’s a term that longtime Fortnite players will likely remember for the rest of their gaming careers. However, because of its frequent item shop appearances, it’s last on the list.

fortnite soccer celebration
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4. Custom Superhero Skins

These skins have cause quite a stir with players and have disrupted the competitive scene on more than one occasion. The actual name of these skins is Boundless, and they are among the most customizable skins in the game. Many players bought them for their versatility at first, but they were quickly abused by competitive players.

Players could set their skins to have an all-black or all-white color scheme which would make them harder to see. These color combos were banned from the game, but players still found a way to make their skins harder to see. This lead to these sweaty skins being banned outright in all competitive play.

3. Anime Skins

This category of skins is pretty new since “anime” skins were introduced in Chapter 2 Season 5. A bundle of anime skins was also released during Season 6 which contains some of the sweatiest and most hated Fortnite Skins.

Chigusa, Megumi, and Yuki are part of the Cyber Infiltration bundle, and Lexa was given to players who reached a certain level of the Season 5 Battle Pass. For some reason, players hate these cell-shaded skins and would rather face off against Soccer Skins.

2. Surf Witch

When we asked Twitter which skins they hated the most, a large number of responses included Surf Witch. It seems this skin is hated because it’s used by “sweats” and also because of its lackluster design.

Surf Witch’s design isn’t much different from many of the other female skins. In fact, she has a very similar design to Haze, a preexisting skin. Many players think that Surf Witch is a cheap rip off of Haze, and their hate is derived from their similarities.

1. Dynamo

Dynamo is – by far – the most hated skin in Fortnite, at the moment. If you post a clip while wearing the Dynamo skin, you’re guaranteed to see the bulk of your replies consist of something along the lines of, “Dynamo, ew.”

We’re not exactly sure why Dynamo has its status as the most hated skin in Fortnite. Perhaps, it’s because Dynamo a very sweaty skin that isn’t difficult to get. Unlike Crystal and Aura, a lot of players think Dynamo is, simply, a bad skin on top of the fact that it’s incredibly sweaty.

Whatever the reason, wearing a Dynamo skin puts a target on your back. If you hit the island wearing Dynamo, then you better be as good as the skin suggests you are.

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Does this list mean that you shouldn’t be wearing these skins in Fortnite? Absolutely not. In fact, a lot of players like playing the role of an antagonist in all sorts of games. It can be fun. Wear whatever you want – these are just some of the skins that are in the community’s crosshairs at the moment. We’re sure that it will change in the future. Wear what you want and have fun!

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How to get Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls and how to use them

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Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

Epic Games have added another disguise to Fortnite Season 8 following the v17.10 update, and they’re called Inflate-A-Bulls.

If you ever wanted to tip-toe around the Fortnite world hidden in a cow costume, well, now is your chance!

On July 13, 2021, Epic posted a new update on their official live blog, confirming the Inflate-A-Bull has been added to the game.

Now, you’re going to need to know how to use it, and where to find them – because they look like a lot of fun.

How to use Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls can be attached to your back and can be – shock horror – inflated to bounce or roll away from dangerous scenarios.

Essentially, they may save your life during close gunfights.

Quick tips!

Even if a player shoots your way and pops the inflatable, you will be protected from the damage.

Epic have also released a quick tip for players to follow as well, to get the most out of this strange disguise. They posted: “Tip: Rolling downhill with an Inflate-A-Bull is a LOT faster than just running downhill”.

Where to find Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

These pesky disguises can be found in two ways: IO Chests and normal Chests.

Guarantee yourself one of these items at this location, where Rick Sanchez will wait for you.

However, there is one NPC on the Fortnite island selling these as well – Rick Sanchez. For those who don’t know, Sanchez can be found at the IO Base east of Weeping Woods (seen above).

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