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Fortnite adds Ping System inspired by Apex Legends – How World Markers work

Published: 28/Feb/2019 20:03 Updated: 28/Feb/2019 20:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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Season 8 has finally arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale and brought with it a flurry of new content and features, one of which is a major overhaul of the World Marker system. 

Using this vastly improved World Marker system, players can now mark things on the Fortnite map like never before, adding a whole new layer of non-verbal communication options.

Previously, players were able use World Markers to mark locations on the map where teammates wanted to land from the initial drop, or travel to at some point during the match.

How the new World Marker system works

Now, in addition to locations, players can use the system to also mark weapons, items, ammunition, and pretty much anything else that can be found on the map.

Whenever a World Marker is placed on an item or weapon, an icon will pop on all of the team members’ screen that will show an icon of what’s been marked, its rarity, and exact location, including how far it is from that player’s character.

Players can also use a “danger” version of the marker to point out enemies, and this can be activated by either double-clicking the designated button or clicking it once while their weapon is aimed in. 

Similarity to Apex Legends

It did not take the battle royale community long to notice how similar Fortnite’s newly improved World Marker system is to the Ping system used in Apex Legends.

Apex’s Ping system is considered by many to be the best feature in the game, so it came as no major surprise that Epic Games decided to add their own version of it in Fortnite.

While players have been poking fun at Epic for using the idea, no one is really complaining, since it’s a very good feature and will only enhance the Fortnite experience even further. 

For more information about Season 8 in Fortnite, including a breakdown of all additions and changes, you can check out the v8.00 patch notes.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.