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Ali-A explains why Fortnite’s original map should return

Published: 14/Jan/2020 18:33

by Eli Becht


YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken took a trip down memory lane and looked back at the original Fortnite map, revealing that he feels the scenery should make a comeback. 

With the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Epic Games completely ditched the map players have come to know and love for 10 seasons and replaced it with an entirely new one.

There was a lot of hype for this change and it was exciting for players to explore all of the new locations. However, once that honeymoon period passed, there wasn’t a whole lot left for players to keep them engaged.

Epic GamesFortnite got a new map for Chapter 2.

In previous seasons, there would have been a variety of updates that changed locations or hinted towards the future, but the inaugural season of Chapter 2 hasn’t had much of that.

As players grow tired of the current map, they yearn for the past, and Ali-A is one of those players doing just that.

In a video released on January 13, the YouTube star revisited the beginnings of Fortnite, including a look at the original map. Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and Ali explained Epic should bring the map back for that reason, alone.

Ali-A, Instagram / Epic Games
Ali-A, Instagram / Epic Games
Ali-A think Fortnite should bring back the OG map for a little bit.

“I seriously think Fortnite should bring (the map) back, even for just an LTM, to allow us to play it and reminisce about the old school days,” he said.

He went on to say that if he could bring anything back from a previous season, it’d be the double pump shotgun strategy or jump pads.

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The remainder of the video goes through the very beginnings of Fortnite, including the Halloween event that felt like it was never going to end.

Fortnite was such a simpler game back then, as players would make giant bases or sky forts, all while not having a single clue on how to aim their guns properly.

Epic Games
Epic Games
Chapter 2 has some of the old locations still, but players want more.

It seemed to be something that just about anybody could pick up and master, but as players finally learned how to build, the meta shifted and the casuals were completely left in the dust.

The game is clearly in a much better state now, but it’s still fun to think back to how the game got its start and compare it to what it has become in recent times.


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

Epic Games
Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.