Fortnite fixing controversial "pay-to-win" superhero skins in v15.30 update - Dexerto

Fortnite fixing controversial “pay-to-win” superhero skins in v15.30 update

Published: 28/Jan/2021 16:38 Updated: 28/Jan/2021 16:39

by Tanner Pierce


In the upcoming v15.30 update for Fortnite, players will no longer be able to make their custom superhero skins completely white or black, fixing the problem that some people were calling “pay-to-win” due to the skin’s incredibly low visibility.

The game’s community was left frustrated by the custom superhero skins in Fortnite, claiming that those who purchased them could actually gain an advantage over opponents. After devs previously confirming that they were working on one, we now know when a fix will land in-game.

According to a few notable Fortnite leakers like ShiinaBR, iFireMonkey, and HYPEX, players won’t be able to customize their superhero skins to be completely black or white after the game’s upcoming v15.30 update.

Specifically, players won’t be able to select “white/white” or “black/black” color combinations when selecting their primary and secondary colors on the skin.

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The controversy surrounding the aforementioned skin stemmed from the fact that it’s hard to spot in corners.

The controversy surrounding the skin started a few weeks back, when players noticed that a quick color change allowed the player to almost camouflage into a dark corner. This made their visibility terrible and resulting in some pretty unfair kills.

In addition to the skin change, Epic also confirmed that they’ll be adjusting the lighting slightly through the rest of the map, in order to completely nip the issue in the bud. Though, the exact details about these tweaks aren’t entirely clear.

If that wasn’t enough, developers are even giving free refunds to people who are no longer satisfied with the superhero skin.

Right now, there’s currently no release date for the v15.30 update, although the general consensus is that it will be coming during the first week of February 2021. If that turns out to be accurate, players won’t have to wait long before the change is live in-game.

Keep checking out Dexerto for any further updates about this issue, including the official patch notes for v15.30 once it goes live.


Where is Mave in Fortnite? How to get the Storm Scout sniper rifle

Published: 24/Feb/2021 23:34

by Tanner Pierce


The Storm Scout sniper is one of the most sought-after Exotic weapons in Fortnite right now. While the weapon’s been in the game for a while in certain forms, players can now get the rifle with Mave. Here’s how you can find the weapon and the NPC as of February 24.

It’s safe to say that the the Storm Scout is one of the most powerful weapons in Fortnite right now. While the actual damage that it outputs is impressive, it also shows exactly where the storm/circle will form in the future, giving a pretty notable advantage to those who use it.

While the weapon has been available in a variety of ways over the past couple years since it’s inclusion, Epic has now thrown players for a loop by changing up where it’s available.

Mave and Storm Scout sniper rifle location

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The Storm Scout sniper can now be found with Mave after the latest update from Epic Games.

While the Storm Scout sniper was previously available via the Lexa NPC near Hunter’s Haven, this is no longer the case. Instead, players will now have to travel a little bit further east if they want to pick up the powerful weapon.

As of February 24, the Storm Scout sniper rifle is available via Mave, just east of Catty Corner. Funny enough, she’s is located almost in the same place as Cole, who once sold the Hop Rock Dualies, so if you know where he is, you’ll be able to find Mave with ease.

If you’re still confused about what to do, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

  1. Land in the island and go to the location seen in the image above (it’s the cliffside southeast of Catty Corner, overlooking the ocean).
  2. Go up to Mave, who will be looking at a shine-like object on the cliffside.
  3. Interact with Mave and tab over to the Storm Scout sniper.
  4. Purchase the sniper.
  5. The weapon will automatically show up in your inventory after the leave the menu.
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The Storm Scout sniper costs 500 gold from Mave.

Like most Exotic weapon being sold at NPCs, the Storm Scout sniper rifle will cost players 500 Gold, so if you want the ability to get the weapon, you’ll need to save up a bit.

And that’s it! After you complete the above tasks you’ll have a Storm Scout sniper at your disposal. Of course, given the fact that we’re so close to the launch of Season 6, there’s always a chance that the location will change again in a few weeks.

We’ll keep this article updated for any further developments or changes regarding the sniper’s location should they arise. Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto.