Fortnite: Brand new Barebones LTM brings CoD's Hardcore mode to battle royale | 14 Days of Fortnite event - Dexerto

Fortnite: Brand new Barebones LTM brings CoD’s Hardcore mode to battle royale | 14 Days of Fortnite event

Published: 21/Dec/2018 23:41 Updated: 21/Dec/2018 23:45

by Albert Petrosyan


A brand new Limited Time Mode has gone live in Fortnite Battle Royale on December 21 as part of the game’s 14 Days of Fortnite holiday event.

The new LTM, called Barebones, is Fortnite played with in its usual and standard format, except there is a giant twist when it comes to what information players have access to.

When playing a match in the LTM, players cannot see several important elements of their HUD, such as their mini-map, game time, player count, and building instructions.

Not everything in the HUD is hidden, as players will still be able to monitor their health/shield , resources, inventory, and ammo capacity,

“Determining who is friendly and who isn’t during firefights and staying away from the storm will be key to picking up a Victory Royale,” the in-game description advises. 

With so many crucial elements missing from the in-game HUD, the battle royale is taken to a whole new level of difficulty, as players now do not have the luxury of so much of the information they are used to. 

Now, players will have to determine when the Storm is moving and from which directions, where each safe circle is located, and how many players are left in the game, all in addition to knowing where and how to perfectly place builds since the outline instructions are also disabled. 

Furthermore, since the LTM is squads, those who load into matches with teammates will not be able to know which of the players they encounter are friendlies and which are enemies. 

Many are drawing comparisons between this LTM and the Hardcore Multiplayer mode that’s in every Call of Duty title.

Similar to this, CoD’s Hardcore modes feature very little information available on the players’ HUD, friendly fire is enabled, and players have very low health and slow health regeneration. 

While Barebones does not go that far, which makes sense as it’s a battle royale and not a respawn mode, the new restrictions certainly make the gaming experience a lot more difficult. 


Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale


Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

Dele Alli Excel esports
Excel Esports
Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.