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Are Rocket Launchers ruining Fortnite?

Published: 27/Jan/2019 22:17 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 22:18

by Matt Porter


Fans of Fortnite have taken aim at the game’s classic Rocket Launcher, claiming that the explosive weapon is ruining the battle royale title.

The Rocket Launcher has been a mainstay of Fortnite since its release back in September 2018, giving players a way to deal quick explosive damage to opponents or destroy an enemy structure.

But after the 7.20 Content Update for the game on January 22, fans of the game have complained that Rocket Launchers are spawning too frequently, and they’re constant use – especially in the early moments of a match – is destroying Fortnite.

With the introduction of the Frostnitemares event, which saw Ice Legion zombies appear on the map to wreak havoc, it appears Epic Games adjusted the spawn rate to allow more Rocket Launchers to spawn in an effort to help players take down hordes of the undead.

The influx of Rocket Launchers has frustrated players, and it seems now that almost everyone on the map ends up with one, meaning explosives are constantly raining down on players, dealing at least 110 damage points even when the player isn’t directly hit by the missile.

Fortnite fans feel that the item is too powerful and spawning too often.

Fortnite fans have called on Epic Games to lower the spawn rate of these weapons back to where they were before the Frostnitemares event began, while others have suggested that Rocket Launchers shouldn’t be found in chests or floor loot at all, but should only be available from Supply Drops.

Whether Epic Games implements any of these changes remains to be seen, but a large number of Fortnite fans will be hoping that Rocket Launchers are addressed in the next Fortnite patch, likely to be released on Tuesday, January 29.


Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

Epic Games
Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.