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What happened to Turbo Building in Fortnite Battle Royale? – Nerf, workaround, and more

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A lot of Fortnite Battle Royale fans are not happy after ‘Turbo Building’ was nerfed in-game.

The change to Turbo Building came via the Fortnite v10.20 update on Tuesday, August 27, which made the entire process a tad slower than it originally was.

Turbo Building allows players to automatically place structures while holding down a particular button, rather than needing to click every time they want to set a build.

Everything you need to know about the Turbo Build nerf can be found below!

How much was Fortnite Turbo Building nerfed?

Although it might not look like much on paper, the nerf “increased the time between subsequent builds” from 0.05 seconds to 0.15 seconds.

This means that players getting into build fights will have substantially more “lag” between the placement of walls while holding down their respective build button.

Huge builds will always be found in professional Fortnite matches

Turbo Building has been in Fortnite since its earliest Seasons and has become commonplace between most players.

Is there a workaround for the Fortnite Turbo Building nerf?

At the time of writing, it appears that the only true “workaround” for the Turbo Building nerf is to actually click each time you want to lay a structure or build.

If you try to perform “90s” while using Turbo Build, the nerf makes placing the walls and ramps too slow, and you will most likely accidentally fall off of your build.

A ’90’ is when you are building up with ramps in one direction, and immediately turn 90 degrees to a different direction to potentially get advantageous positioning against an opponent.

Huge build battles will still be possible, however, the skill gap might be much larger if everyone needs to click for each structure instead of relying on Turbo Build.

A number of high profile personalities, streamers, and professional players have expressed their discontent with the nerf and were surprised that such a change was even coming to Fortnite.


What do you think of the change to Turbo Build in Fortnite Battle Royale? Was it needed, or did Epic Games go too far? Let us know in the comments below!

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Challenges

Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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Concepts

This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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