Fortnite: Fan sends hilarious in-game message to Epic about Boom Boxes - Dexerto

Fortnite: Fan sends hilarious in-game message to Epic about Boom Boxes

Published: 8/Jan/2019 9:56 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 10:02

by Matt Porter


Fortnite has become one of the most popular games in the world, and one of the reasons for this is the constant inclusion of new items that help to keep the game fresh.

While a lot of these items are welcomed to the game, occasionally Fortnite’s developer Epic Games does add something that fans dislike, with the Boom Box becoming the latest addition to have the game’s community up in arms.

The Boom Box was added in Fortnite’s second V7.10 Content Update on Sunday, December 30, and can be thrown at player-built structures, with pulses of sound blaring out of the Boom Box and destroying any buildings in its range.

Epic GamesThe Boom Box has been an unpopular addition to Fortnite.

Fans have been crying out for changes to the Boom Box since it was released to the game, stating that it was far too powerful and ruined the building aspect of Fortnite, as you were no longer rewarded for good building skills if your opponent had a Boom Box.

While many have used social media to campaign for the removal of the Boom Box, /u/menardo3 has used the game itself to call for it to be vaulted, posting a hilarious clip on the /r/FortniteBR subreddit.

In the video, a player can be seen standing on a platform in front of a huge wall made out of wood. Menardo3 then shoots out a segment of the platform in front of him, causing the wall in front of him to crumble, revealing a huge flashing sign that reads “Vault Boom Boxes.”

Epic Games have confirmed that the Boom Box will receive a balancing update in the third V7.10 Content Update, as the developers attempt to appease fans who are unhappy with the item.

The X-4 Stormwing and Dynamite will also be tweaked, while Dual Pistols make their return in the place of the Six Shooter.


New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.