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Fortnite players lash out over “absurd” Golden Peely requirements

Published: 29/May/2020 7:51 Updated: 29/May/2020 8:59

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s Golden Peely skin has pushed players to all-new lengths, demanding thousands of hours throughout Season 2, leading many to demand a brand new XP system in future seasons.

Epic Games gives players all-new ways to earn experience with each and every weekly update. Whether it’s the ongoing Storm The Agency challenges, or secret objectives hidden away, there’s always new XP to claim.

However, even the most dedicated players, grabbing each XP boost as it comes, are still struggling to unlock Golden Peely. This extremely demanding skin is the level 350 reward yet most players may never see one in-game.

Epic Games
A look at the golden skin in-game.

Different methods of accumulating experience have been broken down by Reddit user ‘zMuska,’ Without first buying 100 levels in the seasonal Battle Pass, it could take upwards of 2000 hours to unlock Golden Peely. Even with every XP challenge ticked off throughout the entire season, you would need approximately 15,302 “good games” with a full squad to boot.

That equates to roughly 19 hours of play every day in Season 2, an extraordinary ask even of Fortnite’s most committed and extraordinary grinders. For the average player, a 19-hour day might not be possible once in a given season, let alone every day across multiple months.

Reddit: zMuska
If you haven’t already been grinding in Season 2, there’s likely no way for you to catch up.

“Basically can’t get it unless you bought 100 tiers off the bat,” one player responded. “This encourages people to play an unhealthy amount,” another said. While some simply labeled the challenge as “absurd.”

The quickest method of leveling up – playing Team Rumble – will still take 406 hours of your time. That’s assuming you play well every single game, “loot chests, and get lots of kills.” This also doesn’t factor in matchmaking or loading times.

In order to resolve the issue, perhaps XP gains can be adjusted in future seasons, be it through brand new challenges or all-new ways to rank up. 

Epic Games
Purchasing all 100 levels in the Battle Pass is essentially a requirement to unlock Golden Peely.

Fortnite’s third season was just hit with a slight delay and is now set to launch on Thursday, June 11. So players still have a little while to farm last-minute experience. 

For most, however, Golden Peely is simply unobtainable at this point, even with the delay. 


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.