Today, Epic announced a bunch of key changes and most seem like they prevent people from breaking builds as easily.
Before changes to the planes, Deagle and RPGs some Fortnite players were looking for other ways to improve building.
This concept from SickNastyMixes would allow players to upgrade their builds into more sturdy versions of the same material.
This is a concept that already exists in Save the World but could also make sense in Battle Royale.
In STW the upgrade just takes time to improve the wall but that wouldn’t be as effective in BR because players may be better off resetting the wall than spending a while upgrading it.
Instead, the walls could be mats based. Each upgrade could cost 10 more mats. A player could be able to just place an upgraded wall immediately for the added mats or they could have to manually upgrade each section of the wall.
Either way, this concept would add another layer of strategy as mats would become more valuable and empty quicker.
Build specialists would have a field day trying to figure out the most important sections of a build to upgrade and new personal strategies would likely be born out of this concept.
There would probably have to be a change for squads because the added group mats would make upgrading a more standard practice.
For Duos or Squads the upgrades could scale and be more expensive depending on the game mode.
Is this is a concept you want to see in Fortnite? Or are the changes to the weapons and vehicles enough of a buff to building?
How to get the free Surf Strider bundle in Fortnite
Intel has partnered with Fortnite to bring a free Surf Strider bundle to their customers. Here’s how to claim it.
Fortnite is no stranger to platform-specific skin bundles, but it’s no secret that some platforms have gotten more love than others. PlayStation has several exclusive Fortnite skins with more on the way, while Xbox only has one or two.
PC players have been able to unlock some exclusive skins, but only if they have the right hardware. Epic have partnered with companies like Nvidia to offer their customers free Fortnite skins, but AMD never got any love.
This time around, it’s Intel CPU owners on PC who are able to grab an exclusive Fortnite skin. Epic and Intel announced their partnership and a free Surf Strider bundle – including the skin, pickaxe and glider.
As the promotional image says, this bundle is only available for PC players who have Intel Core processors. This means that PC players who have AMD processors are out of luck, in this instance.
Unlocking the bundle is a lot like unlocking all of the other brand-specific Fortnite cosmetics that have come before. You’ll need to visit the Intel website at softwareoffer.intel.com/Bonus, create an account, and link it with your Epic Games account.
From there, the Intel Page will run a test to ensure that your PC is eligible and award you with the skin. Here’s a video from data miner, Hypex, on how to complete the process.
The website appears to be down at the time of writing and seemed to be that way this past weekend, as well – ever since this promotion became widespread news. This is likely because so many Fortnite players are trying to claim their free skin bundle.
The promotion is set to last until February 2021, so you have plenty of time to claim the skin – even if it takes the website a full week to recover. We’ll keep this post updated when the website begins to pick up again.
Fortnite leak points to a buffed Flare Gun returning
The Flare Gun has been buffed in the Fortnite game files, suggesting that its return could be around the corner.
The Flare Gun was Fortnite’s first step towards the fire-filled gameplay that we have in Season 4. In Season 3, Epic introduced the Flare Gun to fit with the “stranded” flood theme of the map and Battle Pass. Later, they introduced the ability to set structures on fire and a new item to do just that: the Firefly Jars.
Environmental fires were cited among the reasons Epic swapped to the new physics engine in the first place. Season 4 seems to have capatalized on these new effects, adding Doom’s Mystical Bomb and other ways to set your surroundings on fire.
With the introduction of Season 3, however, Epic removed the Flare Gun from the game. It wasn’t the most popular item in the rotation, but it still provided some handy utility in the form of marking players in the surrounding area. Still, most of the time, players would pick it up, shoot a shot to see if anyone was around, drop it, and move on.
According to data miner Mang0e, we may not have seen the last of the Flare Gun in Fortnite. The item has undergone some changes in the game files, buffing the duration of marked enemies to 15 seconds.
This isn’t the largest buff in the world but it will make the item more viable. The Flare Gun wasn’t very useful when it came to dealing damage, so buffing the utility of the gun could influence more people to carry it.
There wasn’t anything wrong with the original Flare Gun in Fortnite – you’d be hard-pressed to see too many people complaining about it. The weakness of the gun still seems to be there, however. It doesn’t take ammo, so you’ll be stuck with ten charges – similar to the Harpoon Gun.
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Adding ammo to the Flare Gun might throw it out of balance, so this might be the most significant buff that Epic can add – within reason. Either way, it would seem that the Flare Gun could be making a return. We can guess that we’ll see it as early as Fortnitemares or as late as Season 5.
AdvanceClub launch features training from Bugha, MrSavage & more
A new platform, AdvanceClub, launched today – offering coaching and classes from Bizzle, Bugha, MrSavage, and more.
A new esports training website called AdvanceClub has announced its launch today, October 6. The website is aimed at inspiring the advancement in skill levels for gamers of all abilities – from casual to highly competitive.
AdvanceClub is filling the need for reliable and structured training within esports. Although they plan on expanding to all games, their main focus appears to begin with Fortnite. For now, they have signed some of the top players in the game to work with them: Bugha, MrSavage, Bizzle, caster MonsterDFace, and coach ImSpeedyGonzalez.
On launch, AdvanceClub will feature documentary-style video classes from Bizzle, MrSavage, and Bugha along with tips and breakdowns of some of their best performances. The site also features some general tutorials narrated and explained by ImSpeedyGonzalez and MonsterDFace.
Other upcoming features of the site include 1-on-1 coaching, VoD reviews, exclusive Members Cup tournaments, and resources for parents of dedicated competitive players. The group built AdvanceClub “on three pillars: Learn, Train, and play.”
“My Advance Class was created so I could give back to my loyal fans and the Fortnite community,” Bugha said on his partnership with AdvanceClub.
“Every day on stream I’m asked for advice on things like how to prepare, how to improve, and how to manage different in-game situations. I’ve partnered withAdvanceClub to create my personal Advance Class as a way to answer all of these questions and make it simple to watch all in one location. I really hope all the lessons and insights I’ve provided in my Advance Class will be beneficial for all Fortnite gamers and enthusiasts.”
“I partnered with AdvanceClub because I believe in their vision of powering the growth of gamers within esports” MrSavage explained, “If I had access to the information in the Advance Classes a few years back, I would’ve progressed so much faster in my career.”
The Advance Pass is available now for $9.99 per month and will give you access to all of the existing and upcoming content for Fortnite and other competitive titles on their roster. You can visit the site here and create an account to get started.
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