Fortnite pro player proves that Turbo Building is broken in Fortnite - Dexerto

Fortnite pro player proves that Turbo Building is broken in Fortnite

Published: 20/Nov/2018 21:37 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 23:25

by Albert Petrosyan


Turbo Building can be an extremely convenient mechanic to take advantage of in Fortnite, but its bugginess can also prove to be a major liability.

Turbo Building is a feature that allows players to rapidly place multiples structures, such as walls, ramps, and roofs, without having to individually initiate the building of each one.

However, many players, including 100 Thieves pro Sir Dimetrious (SirD), have publicly complained that the mechanic is faulty and does not always build structures where the player intends it to.

This issues can obviously be lethal, since structures are often the difference between a player’s life and death during in-game engagements.

To demonstrate that Turbo Building is broken, SirD took to social media to post two videos, one of which is an experiment he conducted in the Playground mode.

The video below shows him having a hard time placing a wall and ramp right after shooting his shotgun, all while Turbo Building is enabled.

He then turns off the feature and uses a macro in his mouse software to place builds at the same rate as with Turbo Builds, and the ramp-wall structure is perfectly built each time. 

The second video he tweeted shows him having a similar issue while engaged in a gunfight with an enemy player. The video clearly shows SirD trying to place two walls angled with each other, but only one gets built. 

As a result, his opponent is able to shoot through the empty space and eliminate him, all because the build that was supposed to be placed didn’t. 

This is clearly an alarming issue with a mechanic that is so widely used among the vast Fortnite player-base, and some, including SirD, are considering ditching it for manual building.

“I played a bit tonight without Turbo on and click for each build placement, felt smoother than using Turbo Build,” he tweeted. “Placed my builds quicker following a shotgun shot this way.”


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.