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This creative concept would bring dynamic weather to Fortnite

This interesting Fortnite concept would bring evolving weather to Fortnite with each storm phase.

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Fortnite has gone through its ups and downs since the game came out. Following the v12.50 patch, we seem to be at a high point of the game, once again.

In the past month, Epic have released the Deadpool skin with multiple variants, hosted one of – if not the – best in-game events in history, and finally shown that they’re listening to the community with their updates.

We can only assume that they have something huge planned for the end of Season 2, but we don’t know what that will be. We’re already seeing some promotional photos for Season 3 that point to an aquatic theme for the next season.

Via: @FortTory

The only thing we know about the end of Season 2 is that the leaked Doomsday device will probably play a role. According to Fortnite leaks, Midas is working on a Doomsday device to plant on the island.

We don’t know much more about the device other than that. Reddit user u/williambash expanded on the Doomsday device leak with a theory. “What if the Doomsday Device is a weather machine?” he asked on Reddit. “Weather could be a random effect added to some casual matches in the core modes, and it will really change how some matches play out.”

He then created a graphic of some weather ideas for the game, each has a 1-5% chance of triggering during particular storm phases.

Via: u/williambash

Some of these are interesting, such as the Slurp Rain concept. This could be a standalone idea that Epic could add to the game – normal rain with a small chance of turning into Slurp Rain.

Obviously, competitive players wouldn’t want a BRUTE falling from the sky and sandstorms spawning all over the map. Epic would have to enable these weather concepts in core modes or in an LTM.

This is a fantastic concept, however. We’d love to see some of these added to Fortnite in one form or another – even if they’re substantially tweaked.

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PS5 Fortnite trailer fuels custom kill animation concept

Could customizeable elimination animations be coming in Fortnite Season 5?

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Yesterday, September 16, Sony revealed the new PlayStation 5 along with some games that will be coming to the next-gen console. The company also used Fortnite as one of their returning games, showing players the visual enhancements that will come with the PS5.

Some of these improvements may be exclusive to the new PlayStation, but the trailer also showed us a handful of changes that will likely apply to all platforms – not just the PS5.

We touched on a lot of these changes in an article, yesterday, but fans have taken the speculation a step further since the trailer came out. Specifically, Fortnite players zeroed-in on the changed elimination animation that you see in the trailer.

This, along with the update Chug Jug and flame effects, was the central focus of the trailer for a lot of viewers. Clearly, Epic are planning on changing the elimination animations in the future.

Some players are suggesting that this change could point to Epic adding a customizable elimination animation for players.

It would make sense for Epic to add something like this. The more cosmetic options they have, the more money-making opportunities there are. Imagine if the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass contained unique kill animations for the first time. Who wouldn’t buy that?

Games like Valorant already have a variation of this feature. Another Epic Games title, Rocket League, has its own version of this as well: customizeable goal animations. This concept is far from confirmed, but it’s a realistic addition for which we can hope.

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Fortnite concept brings a much-needed adjustment to Marauders

Marauders are far too menacing in Fortnite Solos and Duos. This concept could present a fix for this problem.

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Marauders might be the single worst part of Fortnite Season 3. They were seemingly added to replace the Henchmen that were in the old hideouts as well as give players something to do during the constant mind-game lull.

These NPC enemies carry Stink Grenades, Shotguns, ARs, Hunting Rifles, and RPGs. They can be a decent source of loot if you need it but are be devastating if you don’t. There are countless clips of players getting eliminated by rogue Marauders who third-party a fight. This is annoying in public matches and downright broken in competitive games. Here’s a clip of a player in Champion League who got killed by a Marauder while pushing an enemy. This shouldn’t happen.

Marauders will undoubtedly have something to do with the Season 3 plot and are likely here for the duration of the season. They don’t belong in competitive modes, but that’s a topic for a separate article. In the meantime, it’s about how we manage them while they’re in the game.

Most players avoid Marauders at all costs – especially in solo mode. They’re not worth the material, shield, and ammo cost required to take them out. While you’re fighting them and protecting yourself, you’re extremely vulnerable to being eliminated by another player.

Reddit user u/worrywirt had an idea that could make Marauders a lot more manageable. The concept is simple: scale the number of Marauders that spawn by each game mode. Epic already do this with the health of Supply Drops, so why not do it with Marauder mobs?

Marauders would still have the ability to eliminate unsuspecting players and ruin tournament games, but having two to three spawn in a group would be a lot easier to manage – especially if Epic keep them for the Season 3 FNCS competition.

Ideally, Epic would remove Marauders from all competitive modes, but they’re almost certainly staying in public matches. A concept like this one could be the most that we can hope for.

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Fortnite concept gives doorbells a practical purpose

Doorbells in Fortnite could finally have more utility than just a way to complete challenges.

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Not many people have thought too deeply about doorbells in Fortnite. They’re there, but serve no practical purpose other than giving Epic a way to offer a group of annoying challenges. The challenge of “Ring the doorbell of a house with an enemy inside” has come up at least twice in the past few seasons. It’s one of the more difficult challenges to complete as it requires you to consider your challenges over a winning strategy.

Doorbells are completely useless when these challenges aren’t active. You can troll an enemy who is hiding inside of a house, but ringing the doorbell won’t give you any advantage. Reddit user u/Fort_power posted a concept to the r/FortniteBR subreddit that would change this. In his concept, doorbells would allow you to mark a player for five seconds.

Chapter 2 has brought the idea of marking players to the forefront. We have LTMs that let you mark players along with in-game mechanics like the Shakedown and Flare Gun. Since this is the case, this doorbell concept would fit right into the game.

The first part of this concept is sound, but the ability to pick up a doorbell and take it with you seems a bit unnecessary. We already have the Flare Gun, which does damage and sets structures on fire along with revealing player locations. No one would carry a doorbell over a Flare Gun.

We love the general concept of giving doorbells a practical use in Fortnite, however. Epic have taken several player suggestions and concepts into account before, and we hope that they do the same with this one.

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