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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.


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
Epic Games
There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.