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Fortnite player comes up with inventive way to change how dynamite works

Published: 22/Nov/2018 0:50 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 1:08

by Bill Cooney


Ever since the release of Dynamite in the v6.30 update, Fortnite fans have been brainstorming ways to change the item and one fan has discovered a very different change to the item.

Dynamite is one of the latest additions to Fornite, and it’s already making players and streamers upset, so many fans have been calling for the item to be outrighted vaulted or at least toned down.

One fan took to Reddit on November 21 to come up with a completely different idea that could greatly change how the item is used. 

User codyburb posted the idea to the Fortnite subreddit, suggesting that players should be able to shoot and detonate dynamite while it’s in the air or still being primed by an enemy player, the dynamite would explode, and damage whatever or whoever it’s close to.

What if while someone was priming their dynamite or while in mid air. You could shoot it and have it blow up in their hands, killing them and destroying structures around them and their team from r/FortNiteBR

The suggestion is almost exactly how the Dynamite ability of the new Overwatch hero, Ashe, works, she can shoot the bomb while it’s still in the air to detonate, and it damages all enemies in an area.

Other users in the comments on Reddit seemed to think the changes would be an improvement to the controversial new item.

It’s not clear whether or not Epic has changes coming soon for Dynamite, but they’ve already had to take the new item offline briefly.

Epic has certainly used fan suggestions in Fortnite before – like when they included an 8-year-old’s design in the game – so to see some sort of similar change to Dynamite make it into the game wouldn’t be too crazy to imagine. 


How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce


Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

Epic Games
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.