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Vending Machine placements found in Fortnite Chapter 2

Could Vending Machines be headed back to Fortnite? This in-game glitch suggests that they are.

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Could Vending Machines be headed back to Fortnite? This in-game glitch suggests that they are.

The Vending Machines was an interesting mechanic that Epic introduced to Fortnite Chapter 1. You could initially trade materials for a new weapon, which was eventually changed to a free weapon for one person.

The first iteration of the Vending Machines – the one that cost materials – wasn’t the most popular item, but Epic’s rework made them a fantastic way to acquire loot. They were removed with Fortnite Chapter 2 but could be on their way back.

We first saw mention of a Vending Machine in Chapter 2 back in Season 1. A player was dropping into The Orchard when a Vending Machine quickly rendered, then disappeared in front of them.

This post was from two months ago, but the Vending Machines never came into the game. Now, in Season 2, Vending Machines seem more appropriate than ever.

Before Season 2 released, we saw some leaks that suggested we’d be getting gold material or gold currency. You can even gain some gold coins by whacking a banner in Weeping Woods.

Naturally, a gold currency would make sense if you were purchasing items from a Vending Machine – similar to Buy Stations and money in Warzone.

The rendering glitch of Vending Machines has been reported more recently, as well. This means that the Vending Machines are still in the game files and that Epic know exactly where they’d place them. This clip is from the nearby Frenzy Farm.

Gold coins and Vending Machines in Fortnite seem like a perfect addition to the game and to the theme of the season. It appears as though Epic are taking every precaution they can, however, when it comes to adding items to Fortnite.

For instance, the old Epic would have added Helicopters to all modes at the beginning of Season 2. Instead, they came in a couple of weeks later and still aren’t in competitive modes.

Epic appear to be holding back on their new and returning items, which is why we may still be waiting on Vending Machines. They’re in the game, though, and spawn in specific locations. It appears to be only a matter of time before we see them activated.

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Clix apologizes for leaving Ninja Battles for a Fortnite Cash Cup

Clix apologizes for choosing the Fortnite Cash Cup over the in-progress Ninja Battles tournament.

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Ninja Battles showed us that invitational Fortnite tournaments might be more entertaining to watch than those with open qualifiers. It also proved that they can be just as toxic.

The professional Fortnite community is notoriously young, with the densest number of competitors in their teens. After Ninja Battles Week 1, we saw two high-profile pros issue apologies for their actions during the tournament.

The first to apologize was ZexRow, who has since been banned from future events due to his cuss-filled rant on Ninja’s stream. You can read more about that situation in our full article here.

Clix followed with an apology of his own. Was it for calling Ninja – the tournament organizer who put up his own money to host an event – “literally f**king dogs**t”? Not exactly.

Clix issued an apology for leaving the event early and leaving his teammates, BrookeAB and Furious, high and dry. He stated that he talked to the duo before the tournament and warned them that he’d be leaving. In his apology, Clix admitted that he “could’ve handled things better.”

Clix, whose team finished in 17th place, left before his final match to play the Duo Cash Cup with FaZe Sway. The pro made it seem like a no-brainer as to why he was leaving.

Clix released this apology a few hours after the event concluded, but it remains to be seen if he’ll receive an invite in the future. BrookeAB was the one who was invited from the squad, so Ninja could very well tell her not to invite him again.

There’s a lot of drama in the competitive Fortnite scene, even in a wholesome event like Ninja Battles. One thing’s for sure: this was one of the most entertaining Fortnite tournaments in recent memory.

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Epic nerf Fortnite aim assist on PC yet again

Epic Games have released another Fortnite aim assist nerf for PC players.

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Here we go again – another reported nerf to controller aim assist on PC in Fortnite. Will this one be enough to satisfy the keyboard and mouse (KBM) community? Will it be the final iteration of aim assist? Probably not, but let’s get into it.

This update flew under the radar for most players, as Epic didn’t officially announce this change to the public. Data miners reported on the change with the updated files, and pros began to test it out.

According to Hypex, the new values are as follows:

  • PullInnerStrengthHip -> from 0.6 to 0.45
  • PullOuterStrengthHip -> from 0.5 to 0.38
  • PullInnerStrengthAds -> from 0.7 to 0.52
  • PullOuterStrengthAds -> from 0.4 to 0.3

This seems to be a relatively substantial nerf, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens when controller players get their hands on the updated values. According to early reports, console players should be unaffected.

At some point, it seems like Epic are going to nerf aim assist on PC to the point where it will be more beneficial to use a console. This is a bit hyperbolic but could be a legitimate outcome.

We’ll keep you posted if and when professional controller players speak out on the aim assist topic. For now, not much has happened on that front – suggesting that little has changed.

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Fortnite player shows the best methods for unlocking Agent Peely

What’s the best way to unlock XP for the golden Agent Peely?

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The golden variant of Agent Peely is one of the popular topics in Fortnite Season 2. Those who started at level one – with no tier or XP purchases – would need to grind-out 29.5 million XP in order to reach level 350 for a fully-golden Agent Peely.

For most players, this is completely unattainable. Even after you complete all of the challenges, punch cards, and daily challenges, you’ll need to earn 15.9 million XP through your normal Fortnite matches – a mark very few people will come close to hitting.

One Fortnite player broke everything down into a graphic, letting players know the best way to earn XP in Fortnite and unlock the elusive golden Agent Peely.

As you can probably guess, playing normal Fortnite matches isn’t going to cut it. If you play for the win, you’ll need to play an estimated 19.36 hours per day – assuming that you started at the beginning of the season.

If you play Fortnite with a loot-first mindset, you can substantially cut down on this time – of course, you won’t want to break any of the ammo boxes, llamas, or chests. This playstyle will bring you Agent Peely after 6.44 hours per day.

Finally, we have the best way to grind Fortnite XP for Agent Peely: Team Rumble. Play this game for loot, kills, and XP and you’ll be able to unlock Agent Peely after 3.86 hours per day. The math was completed and graphed by Reddit user u/zMuska.

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Of course, these hours-per-day breakdowns assume that you are skilled at Fortnite and play every day. If not, it will take you a lot longer.

Players have already voiced their frustration with Epic Games over the golden Agent Peely grind. Some have even pledged to boycott any Item Shop XP that has been rumored to be going on sale – although we haven’t seen it yet.

Most players hope that Epic temper the XP requirements next season. They promised us “more fun, less grind” with this Battle Pass – which is technically true if you only want to reach level 100. Completionists know that it isn’t as simple as that.

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