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TSM’s Myth suggests removing all vehicles in Fortnite except one



When vehicles were first introduced they were met with a pretty positive reception, since then, they have become a sore point for parts of the community.

Most people who are playing Fortnite for fun still enjoy the strong and unique vehicles that have been introduced in recent seasons.

But these vehicles have been causing a lot of issues in professional play.

With $40 million on the line in the upcoming Fortnite World Cup, it is valid for the pro players to want to try to improve the competitive side of the game before that begins.

Esports journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau sums up the valid reasons why pros are unhappy with the current state of the game. End games created by The Baller aren’t fun and take out a lot of the skills these players have been practicing:

While some portion of the pro player base will always complain, that end-game above can’t be what Epic is envisioning during the esports tournament with the most prize money ever.

TSM’s Myth thinks that vehicles are the problem and he wants Fortnite to roll back to the game’s roots by leaving only one vehicle in the game.

The primary response to his tweet came from gaming YouTuber WILDCAT who has drawn a line in the sand with pros complaints at The Baller.

I would normally say this is a complicated problem with no clear solution, but that just doesn’t seem true at this point.

Casual players like having fun unique vehicles but they ruin late game in competitive lobbies with strong players, so the simple solution is to remove them from the game during competitive Fortnite events.

Arena Mode, Pop-Up Cups, Gauntlet, all of those modes Fortnite could just simply remove The Baller from. Having two separate set lists of items could easily improve both modes and make both player bases happy.

Right now, Epic is trying to do a balancing act of keeping two different groups who want something different out of the game, happy all of the time.

For other games, I would say that having two set lists would increase bandwidth, but Fortnite introduces LTM’s with new item sets all the time, so it doesn’t seem like this should be a problem for them.

Until Epic tries this simple solution, the pro’s complaints will feel valid as the clip above does not look like an esport, much less one of the most prominent esports nearing the largest tournament of all time.


How to make an underwater map work in Fortnite Season 3

“SpongeBob physics” might be the only way that an underwater map will work in Fortnite Season 3.



Fortnite Season 3 is just over a week away, and rumors are swirling about what it will bring. It seems to be all but confirmed that a flood will overtake the map, which has fans equally exciting and worried.

An underwater map could be amazing or it could be awful. Swimming in Fortnite is notoriously inconsistent and annoying. All-water zones are the worst, and we can’t imagine a map that’s entirely comprised of the water physics from Seasons 1 and 2.

A Fortnite map that’s entirely underwater and forces players to swim all of the time would likely be a disaster. It would change the game far too much, and most players would probably be turned off after a couple of weeks – not to mention all of the bugs that would likely arise from this mechanic.

That’s why we’re predicting something different. We saw a post on Reddit from u/JjGuyy0 that perfectly illustrates what we think will happen when Season 3 comes out.

Instead of swimming and floating under the water, we’re predicting what JjGuyy0 calls, “SpongeBob physics.” Even if the crossover doesn’t happen, his presence can be felt through the gameplay.

What we mean by this is that players won’t float. Instead, the underwater part of the map will act like the normal map – as is the case in SpongeBob. Players will sink to the bottom and use new water-based vehicles to move around.

Via: u/JjGuyy0

We heard rumors about a shark vehicle, but the specifics from JjGuyy0 are only speculation. The mechanics of the islands make sense, however, and we expect to see something similar to what u/JjGuyy0 has proposed.

In our opinion, “SpongeBob physics” is the only way to make an underwater Fortnite map work. It will change little other than the aesthetics of the map, which will be a perfect breath of fresh air for the community. Let’s hope that we’re right.

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Fortnite Season 3 leaked teaser finally reveals map flood



It looks like the leaked Fortnite Season 3 map flood is going to happen.

Epic Games have kept their cards firmly close to their chest during the course of the current season, dropping small hints about a water theme in Season 2 with puddles appearing and the likes, but nothing concrete.

That, and the fact that several swimming animations have been leaked by data miners.

Anyway, those looking for something that explicitly tells us that the map is going to be taken over by water might well have got their wish, as the PlayStation Store appears to have revealed the next game icon.

As seen below, in the top left corner, the bus that usually drops us all off high into the sky is actually right next to the water – suggesting sea levels will soon rise in-game. The teaser can be seen on this page, at the time of writing.

Image: PlayStation Store.

Clearly, that’s going to bring some sweeping map changes as well – you would think.

Some players have even taken a different view on the situation, since the leak surfaced, suggesting that a crossover between the battle royale game and Bikini Bottom – from the Spongebob Squarepants series – might be on the cards.

Whether or not that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but we know one thing for sure. Things are about to be given a serious shakeup, if this leak is anything to go off.

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Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3

Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.



Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.

These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.

A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.

Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.

As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.

There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?

Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.

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