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Ali-A reveals 6 things Epic should do to make Fortnite “great again”

Published: 12/Nov/2019 2:29 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 2:49

by Albert Petrosyan

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A lot of changes were made when Fortnite Chapter 2 launched in October, and superstar YouTuber Ali-A has come up with a list of six things developers Epic Games should do to bring the popular battle royale title back to its peak form.

While it may still be the most popular title out there, there is no denying that Fortnite is no longer the game that was universally adored during its early seasons of existence, with many of the game’s recent changes directly leading to more and more player complaints.

The emergence of Chapter 2 was a curveball that gave fans a lot of hope, as the brand new map and limited pool of items and weapons gave many the impression that Epic was starting a new chapter in Fortnite with almost a blank canvas.

All that said, most content creators are still using the game as their primary source for content, one of them being Ali-A, who is among the biggest Fortnite YouTubers out there.

While his channel is still almost exclusively limited to the battle royale title, Ali-A wants to see Epic return the game to what it was when almost everyone loved it to its core, and has made a list of proposals that he thinks will help with that. 

Epic GamesWith the launch of Chapter 2, Epic stripped Fortnite from a lot of what had previously been in the game.

  • Go back to releasing patch notes – For one reason or another, Epic have stopped releasing patch notes with every update, and it’s frustrated most, if not all, of the player-base.
  • Add more mobility – There is no doubt that the new Fortnite Chapter 2 map is starving for mobility options like Launch Pads, Impulse and Shockwave Grenades, Bouncers, and pretty much anything that would help players get to places faster. 
  • Remove skill-based matchmaking – Epic added SBMM to the casual playlists back in Season X, and it’s definitely something that a lot of players want removed so they can enjoy the game without having to constantly be trying 100% against tough opponents.

Epic GamesA lot of Fortnite players want more mobility options to be added to the map, including the return of Launch Pads.

  • Add more vehicles – While this does fit in with the need for more mobility, adding more vehicles deserves its own separate point because there simply aren’t enough types of them on the map. The only vehicles currently in the game are boats, and when Epic temporarily disabled them due to an unknown issue, it left the map with no vehicles at all. 
  • Add siphon back in casual game modes – Siphon is the mechanic that gives players an extra 50 points of health or shield when eliminated an enemy. It was removed from casual playlists back in February, and since then, players have been asking for its return. Adding it back to regular pubs would definitely help improve Fortnite.
  • Bring back Vending Machines – Vending Machines were also taken out of the game when Chapter 2 launched, and there’s no question that they were a good thing to have on the map.

Ali-A’s full video on how to make Fortnite great again can be found below. In the video, he actually presents 10 things for Epic to do, but some were omitted from our list.

At the end of the day, if Epic have proved themselves to be one thing over the past two-plus years, it’s that they’re unpredictable. In most cases, they’ve not allowed negative player feedback and complaints to deter them from their overall agenda and plan for Fortnite.

That said, the fact that they launched Chapter 2 in a way that indicates they’re starting over, so to speak, then maybe they will use a lot of what was said during the first 10 seasons to dictate the next 10, starting with some of the items in the list above. 

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How to watch Fortnite Galactus live event: Countdown, start time, leaks

Published: 30/Nov/2020 11:40 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 11:45

by Brad Norton

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Excitement for Fortnite’s Season 4 Nexus War finale event, which will introduce Marvel villain Galactus, is at fever pitch. From start times to how to watch live, here’s everything you need to know.

Love them or hate them, Fortnite’s crossovers with Marvel have become big business for Epic Games. Season 4 has introduced a number of skins for our favorite superheroes and villains, and it’s set to go out with a bang with the arrival of Galactus.

We don’t know too much about what will happen when the Devourer of Worlds will arrive, but as his moniker suggests, it’s going to spell trouble; the event has been described as “an interactive Marvel movie” by Epic, and is expected to be one of the biggest events the game has ever seen.

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nexus War finale including start times, how to watch, leaks about another potential Black Hole scenario, and what to expect when Season 5 finally arrives.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event

If you want to take part in Fortnite’s Nexus War finale event, Epic recommends you log in to the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start time and date listed above, with the event playlist expected to go live 30 minutes before the event.

Epic have also advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat) for the best experience.

However, if you don’t want to play, and instead just want to watch the event live, you can tune in to Nickmercs’ live stream on Twitch below.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

It’s also been heavily rumored that there will be another Black Hole type situation once the Galactus event comes to a close. Back when Chapter 1 ended, the battle royale was stuck behind a black hole loading screen, with nothing for players to do until Chapter 2 began.

The potential return of a blackout was pointed out on November 18 by data miner FNLeaksAndInfo, who tweeted: “Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!”

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s been possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard-sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

 

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.

What can we expect from Fortnite Season 5?

As we mentioned earlier, once the impending Galactus event is over, it’s rumored that there will be another Black Hole style blackout, where the game may be offline for a day or two before Season 5 is playable.

It’s expected that Season 5 will bring with it a new map, after Galactus destroys the current one. A leak has also appeared to confirm a crossover with The Mandalorian, which will bring with it new skins and, of course, the lovablele Baby Yoda.