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Epic Games respond to Fortnite ‘wall taking’ coin flip complaints

Published: 8/Nov/2019 22:46 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 0:38

by Eli Becht


Epic Games respond to disgruntled players who have been complaining about the supposed changes to Fortnite’s “wall-taking” coin flip mechanic.

Due to the lack of patch notes, Fortnite players have been unsure of whether the “wall-taking” coin flip in the game has been removed, making wall replacements once again go in favor of the lower ping players.

The coin flip was originally implemented in Season 10 as a way to provide a level playing field to players who don’t have the best of ping. It made it so there was an equal chance for both players to own the wall if they put it down in the same spot instead of always going to the lower ping player.

Epic remained mostly silent on the issue until community coordinator FreightTrainUSA spoke up about it on Reddit.

Xavier247848Did Epic remove the coin flip for wall replacements?

“After investigating I can confirm that no values in how this feature works have been changed,” he said on Reddit. “Our team took into consideration high vs low ping and a few other factors while testing and we can confirm that this feature is working as intended.”

While he was able to confirm that no changes were made, players still have their questions. Many of them claim they have even tested wall replacements with friends and confirmed it was removed that way. This response by Epic directly contradicts those claims.


Many replies to his response ask for more explanation, including a question of what “working as intended” actually means.

“Can you explain more what working as intended is,” asked ballatw, a competitive Fortnite caster. “Did you implement any of the described changes to the mechanic at this point, or is it still coin flip when contested with a delay to replace pieces that were recently destroyed?”

FreightTrain did not respond to this comment as of yet.


A separate Reddit thread was spun up with the Epic comment, and players discussed their experiences with the coin flip with this new information, and many still agreed something had been changed.

The comment didn’t make a mention of a “coin flip” so players believe something could have been changed behind the scenes that impacts it in a different way.

Ballatw believes the coin flip still remains but has some doubts due to many players saying it’s gone.

“I’m still skeptical, even though my own testing has always shown that coin flip has exists,” he said. “There are way too many people reporting otherwise.”


As it stands, there is still a divide in the community on whether the coin flip still exists or not. While Epic addressed it directly, there are still players who think something is up, which shows why we need patch notes more than ever.

Before Chapter 2 launched, there would have been no need for a debate like this because the change would have been listed if it happened.

Since those have gone by the wayside, players have to figure out for themselves what’s changed with the game.

In fact, that’s just what players have been doing as they’ve had to discover new items and even weapon changes on their own.

On October 31, players took matters into their own hands about the coin flip, and many of the findings directly contradict what Epic have found. It could still come down to those players being incredibly unlikely with taking walls.

Despite Epic’s confirmation, it doesn’t look like this debate is over.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.