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CouRage explains how Fortnite’s finally getting better ahead of Season 3

Published: 6/May/2020 13:37

by Jacob Hale

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Popular YouTube streamer and 100 Thieves content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop has made it clear that he believes Fortnite is back on the up, with an array of updates to improve the game and bring it back to the top.

CouRage was once one of the biggest names in Fortnite, a top streamer and the voice of some of the most iconic moments in the game’s competitive endeavors as a commentator at events such as the Fortnite World Cup.

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Though he explained in April 2020 why he had moved on from playing Fortnite, saying that it would “drive him insane” to still be playing it in the way he did during its glory days, it looks like his opinion might be reverting.

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Chapter 2, Season 3 is expected to kick off at the start of June.

After a series of updates and changes made, including weapon balancing and player communication opportunities, CouRage praised Epic Games for what was happening.

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In a tweet posted on May 6, he listed some of the changes made, including the Heavy Sniper nerf, aim assist tweaks, and “giving more transparency on decisions,” evidently delighted at what was going on.

His final note was the most telling, saying that “Fortnite is turning around,” a clear sign that he believes the game may be returning to what it once was, as an absolute gaming powerhouse.

Many respondents agreed with Dunlop, clearly of the belief that Epic’s communication with and responsiveness to the community’s biggest desires and concerns is making for a great change.

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One of the bigger names to respond to CouRage was top streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan, who agreed with his opinion and shared his excitement for the upcoming Season 3.

It’s no secret that Fortnite isn’t the behemoth it was once upon a time, but the game remains massively popular to this day and, if Epic Games implement the right changes and fixes heading in to Season 3, they may indeed be “turning around.”

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.