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Nate Hill and HighDistortion suggest extreme solutions to Fortnite’s RNG issues

Published: 3/Jul/2019 10:28 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 13:27

by Matt Porter

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Professional Fortnite players Nate Hill and Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno have come up with some extreme solutions to cure one of the game’s most annoying problems – dying early on because you can’t find a weapon.

Fortnite is a battle royale game, which means that players land on the map with no weapons or materials, and must search for these items in the hope of finding them before an opponent does.

This can lead to some frustrating encounters though, as an opponent could immediately find a much more powerful gun than you, or even grab one before you’ve even discovered a weapon, leaving you exposed and likely heading back to the lobby.

Twitter: FaZe ClanNate Hill has a big idea to combat Fortnite’s early game woes.

FaZe Clan’s Hill and TSM’s HighDistortion think they may have a fix to this issue though, with Nate suggesting that the popular Siphon mechanic, which rewards players with health and shields when they find a kill, should return, and players should land with a pistol and 50 wood.

The Fortnite pro wrote on Twitter: “No more bricking three chest spawns and dying to a weirdo who late lands on the one spot you didn’t look.”

The 24-year-old also stated that an invulnerability period, suggested by his followers, could work, and would solve the downside of everyone having pistols and immediately opening fire on defenceless opponents trying to land.

HighDistortion disagreed, instead putting forward an idea that would see Fortnite take inspiration from Halo, and introduce regenerative shields like the legendary FPS game.

According to a user on Reddit, the TSM star confirmed on stream that shields would only regenerate when the player is not moving or performing any actions, meaning that players couldn’t sit in a box and continuously place walls while accruing more shield points.

The idea of a pistol being given to every player upon landing seems to go against the entire concept of the battle royale genre, with RNG a staple part of these games, requiring players to loot up to find weapons.

Unfortunately for the two pro players, it seems unlikely that Epic Games would ever implement these changes into the game, although the developers have been known to listen and use player feedback to adjust the title.

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Fortnite Season 5 update patch notes: Bounty System, Battle Pass, POIs

Published: 2/Dec/2020 8:51 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 9:43

by Isaac McIntyre

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After the incredible Nexus War event that saw Galactus finally attack the Fortnite island, Chapter 2’s next update has landed, bringing a host of updates to the game, including new weapons, a Bounty system, and some major map changes. Here’s the unofficial Fortnite Season 5 patch notes. 

Season 4’s dramatic conclusion captivated the world on December 1, as the “Devourer of Worlds” Galactus finally reigned terror over the game’s island, attempting to pull the Zero Point out of the middle of the map to be consumed and end reality as we know it. Thankfully, with the help of some Marvel heroes like Ironman, Thor, and Wolverine, the gigantic villain was banished, but not before he made some startling changes.

Season 5 is set to revolve around the Zero Point, a massive ball of energy that creates the reality Fortnite exists in, and with it now exposed, Jonesy and some powerful bounty hunters have arrived on the island to stabilize it, and prevent any players from escaping the island.

With new weapons, the Bounty system, and some major map updates, there’s a lot to sink your teeth into this season. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Season 5: Zero Point.

New Weapons and Items

As always, a new season brings new toys for players to try out, and Season 5 is no exception. The new Dragon Shotgun is sure to lead to your enemy’s fiery demise, while the seven new fish available to catch in-game will give you a nice boost when needed.

Fans of Disney+’s The Mandalorian will get to use the weapons they see the character uses in the show, with his Amban Sniper Rifle making an appearance, while you’ll also be able to take to the sky using his Jetpack too.

Interestingly, there are also Gold Bars this season, along with a safe to keep them in. What you’ll be able to do with these bars remains unclear, but it’s likely they are the reward for capturing bounties and could be used to improve your loadout by buying new weapons or items. You can view the full list of new items below.

  • Dragon Shotgun
  • Shadow Tracker
  • New Floppers
    • Tiger Zero Fish
    • Leafy Zero Fish
    • Skull Zero Fish
    • Rift-To-Go Flopper
    • Sandstorm Rift Flopper
    • Zero Point Flopper
  • Bounty Board
  • Gold Bars & Safe
  • Boom’s Sniper Rifle (Mythic)
  • Amban Sniper Rifle (Mythic)
  • Mandalorian’s Jetpack (Mythic)

Vaults and Unvaults

Along with new items, Epic Games have used the Vault system to freshen up the loot pool. Charge and Double Barrel Shotguns are back, along with the P90, Storm Scout Rifle, and Balloons.

Players will be saying goodbye to the Revolver, Fire Trap, Scar AR, and Tactical SMGs. Perhaps the biggest vault, the Pump Shotgun has once again been removed from the game, although it’s always worth remembering that just because an item has been vaulted doesn’t mean it won’t come back again in the future. You can check out the full list of vaults and unvaults below.

Unvaulted

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

Vaulted

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass

Of course, there’s also a new Battle Pass for players to grind through this season, with The Mandalorian the stand-out addition, alongside a number of new skins that are unlike anything we’ve seen before.

The full Battle Pass hasn’t been released just yet, but you can take a look at the trailer which has been dropped by Epic Games.

Map Changes

There’s something strange going on with the Fortnite Season 5 map, with some classic locations returning, but not exactly as we remember them. Tilted Towers and Salty Springs have been merged together to create Salty Towers, a hybrid of both original map locations.

Elsewhere, Stealthy Stronghold, Hunter’s Haven, and Colossal Coliseum are the three POIs to be added this year, along with a host of other Season 5 map changes that have yet to be discovered.

Here’s a few screenshots of the new map.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 POI
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Here’s an area of the updated Fortnite map. 
Fortnite map POI
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There’s a lot of sand, clearly. 
Fortnite POI new map
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There appears to be a colosseum now on the island.
Fortnite POI
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One of the new landing spots in Fortnite.

Bug fixes

No Fortnite patch would be complete without bug fixes, and Epic Games have ironed out a few issues heading into the new season, including a fix for keybinding issues and disabling the Bash Burner pickaxe in competitive playlists:

  • Huntress Outfit appearing as Ramirez or another Outfit.
  • Impossible to bind the same key to different actions with Keyboard.
  • Bash Burner Pickaxe temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.

More information and patch notes from the Fortnite Season 5 update is being released constantly, so make sure to keep checking back to Dexerto as we continue to update this article throughout the day.