Fortnite player's concept for "The Safe" would be an incredible change to Battle Royale - Dexerto

Fortnite player’s concept for “The Safe” would be an incredible change to Battle Royale

Published: 9/Jan/2019 19:56 Updated: 9/Jan/2019 19:58

by Albert Petrosyan


Reddit is a great place to find fan-made content for Fortnite Battle Royale and one concept, called “The Safe” has been receiving some position attention.

Created by Reddit user ‘ApeLandscape,’ The Safe is a concept that proposes safes be added to the Fortnite map, spawning randomly in place of some chests. 

Locked inside the safe would be a weapon guaranteed to be of Legendary rarity (gold) and it would take exactly 30 seconds for a player to crack the safe alone and retrieve the weapon.

The process of opening the safe would be slightly expedited if it’s done as a team; the more teammates try to crack it together, the faster it opens. 

Here are all of the weapons that have Legendary variants currently in Fortnite: Suppressed AR, Thermal Scoped AR, Heavy AR, SCAR, Burst AR, Minigun, Compact SMG, Hand Cannon, Heavy Shotgun, Pump Shotgun, Heavy Sniper Rifle, Suppressed Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Grenade Launcher, or Quad Launcher. 

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This concept of The Safe is rather interesting because, at first glance, some may think that it would play a very similar role to that of the Vending Machines. 

However, it would differ in that the players will not know exactly what is being encased inside, and instead of trading in material resources to obtain the contents they have to expend valuable time to crack it.

The fact that not every Legendary weapon would be worth spending that kind of time makes it a risk pretty much anytime a player spends 30 seconds trying to access it, which seems to make the concept a lot more balanced. 

Not every Legendary Weapon is worth spending 30 seconds to get, so trying to crack a safe would always be a risk!

Adding safes in Fortnite would also introduce a new wave of tactical play in terms of players possibly using them as bait to lure others into an ambush.

Since they take so long to open, players will want to be absolutely sure that they have a clear area to work in and will not be sniped at or rushed by enemy players.

Although the creator of the concept never mentions it, it may also be smart to add a progress bar to the safe as it’s being opened, that way players will know how much more they need to go before it’s cracked.

If a player who is in the process of opening the safe leaves it to fend off enemies, the progress bar could slowly retract until the player gets back to work on it, which would not only make the safe more balanced, it would also prevent enemies from waiting until its almost open before ambushing the player and stealing the fruit of their hard work. 


Tfue finally reveals why he quit Fortnite after 2 years of “crankin 90s”

Published: 28/Oct/2020 22:50

by Alan Bernal


One of the biggest Fortnite streamers ever, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, revealed why he quit the game that amassed him millions of followers and a lucrative streaming career.

Since Fortnite’s battle royale component was released, the 22-year-old has been one of the most consistent content creators around the title. As for skill, at one time he was hailed as the best player, which only skyrocketed his popularity on Twitch.

But after years of speaking out against design decisions and the subsequent release of Warzone, Tfue left behind his main source of content – sporadically popping back into Fortnite since.

Only lightly talking about his Fortnite absence in the past, Tfue opened up about why he left on the ‘Brand Risk Podcast’ and how he’s expanded from the game since making the decision.

Epic Games via Twitch
Tfue was a huge figure in the Fortnite scene. He’s pictured here making an appearance at the Fortnite World Cup.

“Two years of cranking 90s was just too much,” Tfue said. “I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

When he first started uploading YouTube videos on Fortnite, he called it one of the “easiest and most polished” battle royales in the market at the time. That was largely true, as audiences from all age and skill groups eagerly hopped on to try it out.

But as his popularity slowly grew on Twitch, he saw that Fortnite started to become a job instead of the title that consumed his gaming life.

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“I got to the point where the only reason I was playing it was for viewers and for my career,” he explained. “I just stopped caring about that and felt like I milked Fortnite for all that was worth, considering I was blowing up at the peak of it.”

Tfue feels Fortnite “will die down, but (never) actually die,” and he’s already deep into games like Warzone to hold him over. Other bigtime streamers like DrLupo, CouRage, and Myth have also been separating from Epic Games’ battle royale, something we’re seeing more and more.

While he made a name for himself on the Fortnite island, Tfue has been exploring greener pastures to take his streaming career to the next phase.