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Fortnite Challenges for Season 5 Week 1 Have Been Released

Published: 12/Jul/2018 13:09 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Calum Patterson

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Season 5 of Fortnite Battle Royale started on July 12th and Epic Games are wasting no time in releasing the first set of challenges for players to start their long grind to the top of the battle pass tiers.

And for those without the battle pass, there is something on offer here too, with the first three challenges can be completed by free users too.

As in previous seasons, the weekly challenges will reward players with bonus XP and battle stars which are vital if you aim to climb the 100 tiers before the end of the season.

But there is also an added incentive in Season 5 to complete the all the weekly challenges, with the all new ‘Road Trip’ challenges requiring to complete seven weeks of challenges to unlock a secret skin.

This is Season 5’s equivalent of last season’s ‘Blockbuster Challenges’, which similarly tasked you with completing all the weekly challenges over the course of seven weeks.

So, for Week 1 of Season 5, here’s what you’ll need to get through.

Free Challenges

  • Deal damage with SMGs to opponents (0/500)
  • Search a Supply Llama (0/1)
  • Clinger, Stink Bomb or Grenade Eliminations (0/3) (HARD)

Battle Pass Challenges

  • Search Chests in Snobby Shores (0/7)
  • Search floating Lightning Bolts (0/7)
  • Follow the treasure map found in Risky Reels (0/1) (HARD)
  • Eliminate opponents in Retail Row (0/3) (HARD)

As well as the Road Trip challenges, Season 5 also adds two other lengthy challenge categories – ‘Drift’ and ‘Ragnarok’.

Both of these sets of challenges will unlock an outfit upgrades and finally epic pickaxe, and simply require to to gain as much XP as possible, with new upgrades unlocked at certain XP milestones.

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xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.