Are Epic Games really bringing back custom resolutions to Fortnite?

Published: 5/Jul/2019 8:04 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 8:38

by Matt Porter


It appears that Epic Games are planning to bring stretched resolutions back to Fortnite in a future update, according to an email that was allegedly sent by their customer service team to a fan of the game.

Custom resolutions have been a highly requested feature in Fortnite for some time, stemming from Epic Games’ original decision to remove them from the game entirely and force people to play on the default screen settings.

This caused an uproar among the community, with many annoyed that they would have to readjust to playing on a resolution that they felt hindered their gameplay, as stretched resolution allowed players to see more of their surroundings.

Epic GamesStretched resolutions make it easier to see more of the area around your player.

Players have complained that the native resolution doesn’t give players a wide enough field-of-view in the game, with streamers like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek even stating that the default settings “hurt [his] eyes.”

It appears that there might be good news for those who would love to be able to change their screen resolutions, thanks to an email that was apparently sent by Epic Games customer service to a fan of the popular battle royale title.

Reddit user SamuelGColt posted a screenshot of a conversation between himself and what appears to be an Epic representative, in which he complains that playing on the native screen settings is “sickening.”

In response, the apparent Epic Games employee responds asking him to be patient, mentioning a setting to change screen resolution that is coming in a future update.

“We suggest that you wait until the update for the custom resolution on PC is enabled,” the response states. “Your patience is highly appreciated.”

The email asks the fan to be “patient” and “wait until the update for custom resolution is enabled.”

Fans of the game were immediately excited at the prospect, but it’s worth taking this email with a grain of salt. The legitimacy of the correspondence cannot be confirmed, while it’s entirely possible that the customer service representative has no idea about upcoming features, and may have made an error by stating custom resolutions were on their way.

The fact that they told the Reddit user to wait until it’s enabled does suggest that it’s ready to go though, so perhaps there is still hope for Fortnite fans.

We won’t know until Epic Games officially confirm it themselves, with no apparent schedule for it’s addition to the game mentioned in the email.


Fortnite Week 8 challenge: How to blow up a gas pump

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:53

by Daniel Megarry


One of Fortnite Season 5’s Week 8 challenges will require you to find and blow up a gas pump. Here’s how and where to do it, with a handy location map to help.

As with any new week of Fortnite action, there’s a brand new set of weekly challenges for players to complete. Ticking them off will help you earn that all-important XP to level up your Battle Pass and earn some sweet cosmetics.

This week, the focus is on farming, with three challenges that require you to visit specific locations to complete farming-related activities, including destroying tomato produce boxes and delivering a truck to Sunflower’s Farm.

But there’s also a random challenge that asks you to blow up a gas pump. We’re not sure why anyone would want to do that under normal circumstances, so we’re here to tell you exactly how – and where – to do it.

How to destroy gas pumps in Fortnite

Fortnite Gas Pumps
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You can blow up a gas pump with a weapon or a car in Fortnite.

Once you’ve found a gas station with at least one gas pump still standing out the front, you’ll need to destroy it. There are several ways you can do this, so pick your favorite and get to it.

The simplest way of doing this is to shoot the gas pump with a weapon. Eventually, after dealing enough damage, it will explode. Make sure there’s enough distance between you so you don’t receive any damage.

Here’s how to complete the ‘Blow up a gas pump’ Fortnite challenge:

  1. Exit the Battle Bus and land near a gas station.
  2. Find a weapon nearby.
  3. Put a bit of distance between yourself and the gas pump so you don’t get damaged.
  4. Shoot the gas pump out the front of the station until it explodes.
  5. Success! You’ll earn 20,000 XP if done correctly.

Another method is to drive a vehicle into the gas pump. If you’re lucky, it should explode immediately. Gas stations usually have cars nearby, so this is probably the fastest way to complete the challenge.

Where to find gas pumps in Fortnite

Fortnite Gas Station Map
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Gas pump station locations in Fortnite Season 5.

There are several gas pumps to be found across The Island in Fortnite, so it shouldn’t take you too long to complete this mission as long as you know where to look.

Fortunately, we’ve marked the handy map above with the locations of several gas stations you can visit that have gas pumps out the front. You’ll only need to do this once, so pick your favorite place and head there.

As with any other weekly challenge, there will probably be several players trying to complete these quests alongside you. Fortunately, as there are many locations you could visit for this challenge, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Still, it’s probably best to land directly outside a gas station after leaving the Battle Bus, and then destroy the gas pump before your opponents can.

If you’re looking to earn more XP to complete your Battle Pass before Season 5 comes to a close on March 16, 2021, make sure you check out our complete guide to the Week 8 challenges in Fortnite.