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100 Thieves SirDimetrious breaks down why Fortnite’s turbo building is broken

Published: 22/Nov/2018 13:52 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 14:13

by Matt Porter

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100 Thieves professional player SirDimetrious has explained why the current version of turbo building in Fortnite is not working properly.

Turbo building is a feature that allows players to quickly place multiple structures like walls or ramps without being forced to build each piece individually.

In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, SirDimetrious explained that he has been using turbo building since it was introduced, and cited Season 3 and Season 4 as the last time he felt that the building tool worked properly.

Since then, the 100 Thieves member believes that changes made to the game have affected turbo building, and that it doesn’t work as it was intended now in Season 6.

The changes to turbo building mean there is a delay between firing your weapon and placing a structure.

SirDimetrious states that he had previously used in-game keybinds to build a wall with one press of a button, meaning that he could fire a shotgun and then immediately placing a barricade in front of him, with no delay between the shot and the build.

However, when he tries to do it during Season 6, there is a noticeable delay between his shot and the wall being placed, which SirDimetrious states is costing him gunfights.

The American says that he has been told by other players that “this is just how turbo-building works”, so he has found old footage showing that this is not the case, and was also able to recreate the effect of turbo-building using a macro on his mouse, however this is against Fortnite Terms of Service so he wouldn’t use it in-game.

SirDimetrious isn’t sure if this is a problem that only affects players when they try to shoot, but states that as far as he is aware it affects players every time they try to build when they are holding a gun.

Epic Games have yet to respond to the issues regarding turbo-building, but players who regularly use the feature will be hoping that it’s addressed in a future update.

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How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce

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Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

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Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.