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Fortnite players want Epic Games to copy Warzone sniping feature

Published: 23/Jun/2020 12:57

by Jacob Hale

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Fortnite players have called for Epic Games to imitate a sniping feature prominent in Call of Duty battle royale title Warzone following the launch of Chapter 2, Season 3.

For many battle royale players, Fortnite was their first exposure to the genre, having to fight off 99 enemies to be granted a victory royale.

Since then, though, there has been a flurry of new battle royale games arrive on the scene, with the likes of Apex Legends and Warzone being some of the biggest competition to Fortnite’s claim to the top of the BR throne.

warzone sniper in ghillie suit
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Warzone snipers are at a slight disadvantage compared to their Fortnite brethren.

That said, though, Fortnite has implemented a number of features that seem to be taken straight from its rivals, such as the reboot van which came to the game shortly after Apex Legends’ release, which has a similar feature with the respawn beacon.

Now, players are calling for Epic Games to take a feature from Warzone to make sniping a little harder – and countering snipers a lot more rewarding.

Fortnite player stormcaller_op has called for Epic Games to bring lens flares to the game, leaving snipers with a glint at the end of their barrel when aiming down sights.

Stormcaller says that a big argument against snipers in Fortnite is that you can simply be shot and eliminated out of nowhere, and they think that a sniper scope glint could be the perfect middle-ground.

Their argument is that this would help let players know when they can peek opponents, with the ability to play around the knowledge you gain if you see a glint facing your way while traversing the map.

Add lens flares when using snipers? from r/FortniteCompetitive

As one commenter suggests, a lens flare or glint provides a higher risk and reward for players on either side of the scope in Warzone, and this would ring true in Fortnite, too.

Whether or not this is something Epic Games looks at and takes interest in is another question, but for now, a lens glint doesn’t seem to be in the works in Fortnite.

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Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

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Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.