Connect with us

Battle Royale

Top 5 things we want to see in the Fortnite v8.30 update

Published

on

Patch v8.20 was extremely controversial due to the siphoning removal from public matches as well as decisions made by Epic Games regarding competitive Fortnite. Here’s what we want to see change in v8.30.

Updates come at a rapid pace for Fortnite, but Epic Games has not dealt with the type of warranted negativity it is currently facing.

Epic Games has made puzzling decisions regarding the balance of the general gameplay, siphoning, and competitive supports that has left the community riled up. It’s with good reason.

Let’s take a look at what we want to change in patch v8.30. This is not a definitive list, rather just a few of the most poignant issues for Fortnite.

Siphoning Change Revert

Siphoning rewards skillful and aggressive gameplay – via Epic Games

Yeah, we had to start with this. The siphoning removal from public gamemodes has caused so much outrage from the community that Epic would be truly lost if they don’t revert.

This revert isn’t just wanted by some small portion of the community. EVERYONE wants the siphoning to return to the game. We’re talking good players, bad players, casual players, competitive players, YouTubers, streamers, the cashier from the Kroger down the street, etc.

The only real question with the siphoning revert is why Epic decided to take it away in the first place?

The community has been asking for a better distinction between competitive and casual Fortnite, but making the core worse is not the answer. Rather Epic should focus on removing/adjusting items specifically for competitive modes.

Competitive Specific Gameplay Adjustments

Fortnite World Cup
The Fortnite World Cup begins on April 13th around the world

The discussion around casual/competitive Fortnite has been steered into dead end, in part by Epic Games.

We believe that there is no reason for casual and competitive Fortnite to conflict with each other. Casual should not be affected by competitive changes and vice-versa, it’s only fair.

Beginning with v8.30, Epic Games should begin to make adjustments asked for by the competitive community. These changes should only competitive mode like Arena, Cups, and Scrims.

This way casual Fortnite can remain the way it currently is without being a detriment to the competitiveness of Fortnite as an eSport. If Epic doesn’t start doing this or something similar, pro players will eventually begin leaving the game behind as it cannot be current practiced properly.

Urgent Fixes for any Reboot Van bugs

Reboot Vans arrive in v8.30 – via Epic Games

Every feature in a massive game like Fortnite is bound to run into a bug or two after its launch. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that as long the support for fixing them is snappy.

The first Fortnite World Cup starts on April 13th, the Saturday of the v8.30 patch week.

The Reboot Vans will completely shake up the meta right before the event (an issue in itself) so it is imperative that Epic fix all known bugs for the Reboot Vans before Saturday. We know it is a tough ask, but the timing was brought on Epic by themselves.

A new Item Shop cosmetic type/category

Back-Blings were among the first additions of additional cosmetic types

It’s been awhile since Epic added an all new type of customization type to Fortnite.

Wraps and Back-Blings both have become extremely popular and increasingly more complex. We have no doubt that players would love to purchase more gear to customize their skins even further.

The main categories for gear which could be added into Fortnite in v8.30 are from among the leaks. Data-miners found that new Hats, audible taunts, and Battle Bus skins could be heading to Fortnite at some point in the future.

Our vote is for audible taunts. The simple act of sending out a little quip to nearby enemies can be such a sweet, simple joy. It would be nice way to get around the toxicity of proximity chat while having all the benefits.

Rewards for Arena Mode Progression

Arena Mode is Fortnite’s take on ranked gameplay – via Epic Games

Arena Mode has had a bumpy start in terms of the high-tier playerbase, but has quickly risen to be a popular game mode. This is due to it having a goal to reach for at all times. It always feels good to make it to Contender League or bag a few points for that Top 5.

With that said, Arena Mode doesn’t actually offer anything as reward to players save the Cup entries. Cup entries are a decent reward for high-end players, but low-tier and mid-tier players will likely never win Cups.

So, we hope Epic has sat down and talked this through as a team. The conclusion being that players should be rewarded with visible gear for their acomplishments in Arena.

Several community concepts have suggested these addition before. The rewards would show off the color and symbol of your current Arena Mode ranks. The items could include gears like Wraps, Back-Blings, Gliders, and Loading Screens.

All Platforms

5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Published

on

Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

Continue Reading

Battle Royale

Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite

Published

on

Prop Hunt has long been part of collective gaming culture. The mode has finally arrived in Fortnite and it looks to be a whole lot of fun!

Due to some mishaps on the part of Epic, Fortnite has been suffering some negative strides. In order to switch things back around, the devs need a successive streak of victories.

Prop Hunt has been a much asked for ‘just for fun’ mode and Epic is now delivering. This, along with great v9.30 changes, could really bring back a lot of excitement for Fortnite!

Prop Hunt playable now in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Creative mode is a stirring pot of creative genius and remarkable talents. For the lucky few chosen by Epic, the creations made in Creative become legendary adventures played by millions.

Prop Hunt has been brought to life by a team of talented Creative creators. The team at StrayKite managed to create a replica of the classic experience that plays like a dream.

Prop Hunt now in Fortnite! – via Epic Games

The mode is available to play now in Creative & Playground lobbies.

The basic rules of Prop Hunt are as follows:

  • Props are given a set amount of time to hide before Seekers try to find them
  • Each Prop can switch between differing objects a certain amount of times
  • Seekers try to find all the Props before the time limit is reached. If they manage to do so, the Seekers win.
  • If all Props are not found, the Props win.

Epic Games has not given any end-date for the Prop Hunt island feature, but the prop hunt mode can always be played from here on out. This can be done by using the Island Code provided by Epic (6069-9263-9110).

Using the Creative mode’s configuration settings, you can also create custom Prop Hunt game types. This includes longer Seeker time limits, stricter win conditions, banned props, and more. More options will be added for the mode in the future.

Best Prop Hunt island codes 2021

Island NameIsland CodeCreator
Prop Hunt: Modern Mall1679-1165-5282Regirom
Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe8851-5874-9250Regirom
Lazer Tag Prop Hunt4313-9914-2759Puzzler
Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition9565-6442-7019Shride
Mall Prop Hunt!7666-6510-5877Gamerzhits
Prop Hunt Infinite7263-1478-7522Puzzler
Prop Hunt: The Simpsons3913-1259-2687Marablind
Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt1534-1221-2242SHAVERMAN46
Stranger Things Prop Hunt7011-8363-9120Mr_glaisternator
The Office Prop Hunt3006-8634-9197Mr_glaisternator
Prop Hunt With Abilities9249-3264-0093TeamUnite
Prophunt: Esports Villa5097-8380-0119H4llover4ter
Silhouette Prop Hunt5176-4146-5073ChannelFN
Swimming Pool Prop Hunt3487-1374-0131Fortniteart
Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt6180-5637-0525Shinohara

Happy hunting!

Continue Reading

Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Lab mode removed in latest update (Updated May 4)

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has disappeared from the mode select screen and Epic Games has made no comment on where the mode went.

Published

on

Fortnite Battle Labs Mode Art

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has been disabled in the v16.30 patch, and fans aren’t happy with its removal.

UPDATE: The Battle Labs mode has been turned back on as of May 4th, 2021.

Battle Lab was added in December of 2019 close to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2. This core game mode replaced the Playground mode which allowed players to explore The Island alone or with friends.

While Playground was mostly a vanilla battle royale experience, Battle Lab allowed players to set their own rules and change loot pools. Video editors would use Battle Lab to produce high-quality content, and it also allowed younger players to enjoy the game without allowing them to play with strangers.

Fortnite Mode Select Screen

However, Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has seemingly disappeared in the latest update without any word from Fortnite or Epic Games. This has led to an outcry from fans on Twitter who are asking for the game mode to be reinstated.

Downtime for the Fortnite v16.30 started at 4 a.m. EST on April 27, and shortly after the servers came back online players started to notice Battle Lab was missing. The Fortnite Status Twitter made various posts noting the changes made in the update, but Battle Lab wasn’t mentioned a single time.

Over the past 24 hours, Fortnite Status has also acknowledged various bug fixes and server issues. While it remains unknown whether Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode was removed by accident, the lack of acknowledgment makes it seem as if it were removed intentionally.

The removal of Battle Lab won’t affect the majority of Fortnite’s player base, it will have an impact on content creators. As stated by Frenzy2nd on Twitter, it would be ideal for Fortnite to let players know what its plans are for the future of Battle Lab.

In the meantime, there are still plenty of modes available for players to enjoy. These include the new Free For All Arena mode, One Shot duos, and an assortment of featured Creative modes. Stay tuned for the latest information regarding Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode.

Continue Reading