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Fortnite: Epic Games reveal more details about Bots in Season 11

Published: 3/Oct/2019 23:14 Updated: 3/Oct/2019 23:51

by Eli Becht


Bots are arriving in Fortnite with Season 11 and Epic Games revealed some more information about how they will work.

In case you haven’t heard, bots are coming to Fortnite Season 11 as a way to help newer players learn the ropes.

Heading into Season 11, the meta has greatly shifted from building simple forts into complex builds and quick edits, something that the average player has problems with doing.

Epic GamesBots are coming to Fortnite and we’re not talking about the mechs.

Bots will help alleviate some of these concerns for newer players, but up until this point, we didn’t know exactly what skills they would have.

Epic explained how they wanted the bots to help players learn the mechanics of the game, but none of that would really matter if they had perfect aim and were able to crank 90s.

Fortunately, Epic says the bots would be able to do 90s (yet) and they also won’t be able to use vehicles, meaning they will have some limitations.

They say they are looking to see how far the bots can be pushed, but they won’t have the complete repertoire of a normal player at launch.

Epic GamesFortnite bots won’t be able to crank 90s.

For those who were hoping to get into squads match with a team full of bots, you’re out of luck. Epic confirmed you won’t be able to party up with them and don’t have any plans to support this function.

While it won’t be available at launch, Epic are looking into allowing for full bot lobbies for players to hone their skills.

If players are defeated by a bot in a match, they won’t be spectating them but will instead be switched onto a regular player.

Epic also confirmed Creative Mode will not feature bots, but it’s something they will add to their roadmap.

For more about bots, and some of the other things Epic mentioned, you can read the full October 3 blog post.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.