Let’s face it, sometimes we don’t have the time to get on and check out the Item Shop every single day. This concept would give the busy-bees a way to buy content from the Fortnite Item Shop.
The modern world is a busy place and we all have constant errands and jobs to do. Whether it’s our 9-5 job or chores after school, we always have something blocking us from doing what we really want.
For us gamers, what we want to do is play our games. More specifically, we want to play Fortnite.
Well, this new concept does not eliminate your daily schedule, but it would give you access to the Item Shop straight through its own dedicated app.
The current Item Shop works so that you must get on your Fortnite device of choice in order to shop for items. Mobile versions can’t run on nearly every device and console/PC players have no choice, but jump on the game client.
Reddit user “easkate” has drawn up a concept art for a dedicated Item Shop app. Introducing the Retail Row App.
The app would be free for download through the Google Play store or the Apple App store on any modern smartphone.
The app would only have the simply display of items along with the preview of the item.
In order to have the app run on almost any device, Epic could even change the preview into a video format rather an actively rendered Fortnite model to save processing power and battery life.
- Read more: Fortnite Season 8 Week 5 Challenges
The concept suggests that V-Bucks could be purchased to spend on items and the in-game Locker would also be brought in to allow you to view/show-off your Fortnite items.
The current mobile versions of Fortnite do include the Item Shop, but many players do not want to link their accounts/download the massive app onto their phones. Besides, many phones can barely run the game and start-up takes a long time.
A clean, user-friendly app could increase skin sales and provide fans an easy way to access Item Shop when they can’t be at their console or PC. It’s kind of wild that Epic hasn’t already implemented such a system.
This concept is an interesting way to bring Traps back to Fortnite
Many Fortnite players are asking for traps to return to the game. Here’s one concept that will bring them back.
The removal of Spike Traps in Fortnite Season 2 was a controversial decision. Players who were in favor of the change rejoiced that low-skill players wouldn’t get easy trap kills. On the other hand, there’s no punishment for jumping into someone’s box in Season 2.
After an entire season with no traps, Fortnite players are, largely, asking for their return. At the very least, they’re a deterrent to mindlessly pushing an opponent. Most players would like the traps to come back in a nerfed form, however. 150 damage seems a bit too steep.
One Fortnite player, u/pananikid, posted a concept to the r/FortniteBR subreddit. This concept would nerf trap damage to 75 but would include some improvements to them, as well.
This concept would allow you to claim all of your opponent’s traps once you kill them. That way, you won’t die if you eliminate an opponent before the trap deploys – a common complaint of the old trap mechanics.
Additionally, the new trap will reveal enemy locations, just like the Proximity Mines that were added in Season 2. This would help balance the lack of trap damage with more utility, making them equally useful.
In our opinion, this is a brilliant change to traps in Fortnite. Not only does it nerf the amount of damage that they do, but it keeps them useful with the ability to see an enemy’s location.
- Read More: Fortnite patch fixes broken building exploit
On top of that, the ‘claim’ feature is one that players have been requesting for a long time. Hopefully, something like that isn’t too difficult to implement – we’re not developers, after all.
These Fortnite suggestions finally make the emoticons significant
A lot of players want more of a use for Fortnite emoticons. These suggestions make the cosmetic item significant.
Emoticons are just above sprays as the most forgotten form of cosmetics in Fortnite. Epic made banners significant with the Banner Brigade item set, but emoticons have been lost in the endless seas that are our lockers.
There are a few emoticons that get some attention. The clown, GGs, and toilet paper get thrown out there once in a while. Each season adds another five or so emoticons to our locker, however; most of which will never get used.
There are two suggestions on the r/FortniteBR subreddit that can make emoticons more significant. One suggestion builds off of the other, so we’ll start with the simpler one: adding emoticons next to your name.
This way, you can display your emoticon in-game and in the lobby, similar to how the Banner was before Epic added the Banner Brigade cosmetic items.
Another Fortnite player saw this concept and expanded upon it. You could equip an emoticon to put on display, and then use the emoticon while you get rebooted in-game.
As a teammate is rebooting you, your chosen emoticon will appear on top of the Reboot Van. This won’t just look cool; it will tell you which player is getting rebooted first when a teammate is carrying multiple cards.
These suggestions give emoticons a use in Fortnite. Outside of the few that we mentioned, you’ll hardly see a player using an emoticon after an elimination or win.
Now, all that’s left is to give sprays some significance. They were cool when they came into the game, but have been designated to the forgotten tab of the Locker. Let’s solve one problem at a time, though.
The 5 most likely Overtime Challenge rewards for Fortnite Season 2
Here are five of the most likely Fortnite Season 2 Overtime Challenges rewards.
Fortnite Season 2 only has a few weeks left, which means that time is running out for Overtime Challenges to hit the game. We’ve seen some sort of Overtime Challenges for every recent season, so it would be surprising if Epic held out on us, here.
Reddit user u/TSR_Gamer posted their thoughts on Overtime Challenges to the r/FortniteBR subreddit, giving five unique ideas for what the Season 2 Overtime Challenges will be. We’re ranking them, here, from least to most likely. With any luck, we won’t be getting the number-five option.
5. No Overtime Challenges
While disappointing, it’s possible that we don’t get any Overtime Challenges for Fortnite Season 2. Epic may have thought that the gold variants were enough, along with the Location Domination challenges for extra XP.
This is, in our opinion, not likely. We’ve been able to unlock additional skin variants since Season X, and Epic have always given us Overtime Challenges on top of them. As the saying goes, though: expect the best. Prepare for the worst.
4. Deadpool variants
Deadpool was a central theme of Season 2, which means his reach could extend through the Overtime Challenges. Imagine a Deadpool-themed Agent Peely or Midas. That would be pretty great.
As awesome as this may be, it seems to be one of the least likely scenarios on this list. Other than a red coloring, it’s unclear how Epic would make all of these skins Deadpool-themed. It’s a cool idea, but probably not a practical one.
3. Opposing factions
In our opinion, allowing us to unlock the opposing skin variants would most boring option for Overtime Challenges. There was some hubbub about choosing sides at the beginning of the season, but most of that has passed. A lot of players seem to be happy with their selection, and the Team Shadow vs. Team Ghost has injected a bit of entertainment into unlocking different skin variants.
There are a few things that we’d like to have in our locker. For instance, both of the TNTina glider variants look awesome, as does Meowscle’s different color options. Still, it seems too bland to offer opposing variants as a reward for Overtime Challenges.
2. FNCS poster art
The FNCS Invitational showed Agent Peely with a white and gold outfit, something we haven’t seen with any of the in-game skins. Could this be hinting at the Overtime Challenge variants?
- Read More: Fortnite FNCS Invitational Week 2 recap
It’s possible, although the first FNCS of Season 2 did not display the Battle Pass skins with this outfit. Another option is that Agent Peely receives this variant with other skins getting different colorings.
1. Platinum/Bronze/Silver/Diamond variants
This is an original and interesting concept that fits the general theme of Fortnite Season 2. Sure, it isn’t gold, but using other elements would be an awesome way to set the Overtime Challenges apart from the rest of the Battle Pass.
Imagine receiving a bronze Meowscles, a silver Agent Peely, and a diamond Midas. That would satisfy a lot of Fortnite players. Also, this diamond Midas from FireMonkey is simple, yet amazing. Who wouldn’t want this in their locker?
Of course, there’s a strong chance that the Overtime Challenges give us rewards that we didn’t mention, here. They could give us something like the Beach Meowscles that was seen in the Season 3 promotional art. A summer-themed Overtime would fit the real-world season, after all (at least, above the equator).
With an expected patch this week, we’ll likely see the Overtime Challenges leaked, once and for all. Let’s see if we and u/TSR_Gamer are right on some of these, or if it’s something that’s completely unexpected.
Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3
Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.
Fortnite ‘Storm the Agency’ challenge guide
Here's how to complete the Fortnite Storm the Agency challenges.
Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items
Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game,...