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Ali-A tests how many bots are actually in Fortnite games

Published: 25/Oct/2019 9:32 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 9:54

by David Purcell


Those who have played Fortnite Chapter 2 already will know there are a number of bots to be found in pretty much every game, but popular YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has revealed a really helpful trick to count how many are appearing in matches. 

Epic Games confirmed ahead of their game’s latest major update that bots would be added, which sparked a number of different reactions from the community at the time, but they have no doubt helped fill up games a lot faster than they would previously. 

With that being said, it’s sometimes unclear as to whether or not you’re facing up against literal bots or been matched up in games with players with a lower skill level. So, these tricks from Ali-A should really come in handy for working that out. 

Epic GamesHow many players in your Fortnite games are bots? Let’s take a look at Ali-A’s method of testing it.

The popular internet personality, known for his viral YouTube videos playing Pokemon Go, Call of Duty and many other games, uploaded a video to his channel on October 23 tackling the issue of bots in Fortnite. 

Starting out on the spawn island, he stood around just staring at other characters for a few moments, before exiting back out to the pre-game lobby. From there, he headed to Replay Mode and used the drone camera to look around. 

“Boot up your replay file, it’s easiest to see on respawn island because everyone is in one place. Go onto camera options and if you go across to nameplates, turn that on,” he explained. 

Timestamp in the video below at 2:18. 

Ali-A added: “Once that’s on, you can then go into drone free, turn on the heads up display, and this is where we’re going to start doing some testing. If you see a name above somebody’s skin, this guy is a human. If you don’t see a name above someone’s head, they are a robot. That is 100 percent confirmed.” 

This trick allows you to see – once you have zoomed out, of course – just how many bots are starting up in each game. It will give you a greater idea of the proportion between people playing and robots. 

epic gamesAre you getting Victory Royales by just beating bots?

Using the technique, Ali-A found that those proportions are actually quite random. For example, one match he had a significant amount of bots included, while the second test in a solos match involved no bots at all. 

Then, once he had selected an account that he hasn’t played on as much as his main, the YouTuber noticed that the number of bots being matched with him was significantly higher – which suggests that the more you play, the fewer robots you’re going to see appear in your games. 

He wouldn’t have even known that without this handy trick!


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

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.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

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

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.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s 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 MCU 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.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

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.