Fortnite pro has insane conspiracy theory for why some unpopular weapons aren't vaulted - Dexerto

Fortnite pro has insane conspiracy theory for why some unpopular weapons aren’t vaulted

Published: 30/Jun/2019 21:36

by Albert Petrosyan


A Fortnite Battle Royale professional player believes that developers Epic Games may have some ulterior motives when it comes to deciding which weapons and items to keep in the game. 

The Vault is a very active and central aspect of Fortnite, as its where weapons and items are stored when they are removed from the game’s default core modes.

While Epic have remained largely consistent with their decision making behind what should be vaulted and what shouldn’t, there are still some choices that have left many players scratching their heads. 

For example, the Tactical Shotgun and Suppressed Pistol are both widely considered to be among the lower tier of weapons, dropped at the first sight of even a mid-level gun, and yet both continue to exist in the game.

This becomes even more of a curiosity when considering that the Pump Shotgun was recently brought back from the vault, increasing the number of shotguns to three (Combat Shotgun).

Epic GamesThe addition of both the Combat and Pump Shotguns has made the Tactical Shotgun expendable, and yet it continues to exist in the core default modes.

While many may be confused as to why these weapons haven’t been vaulted yet, one professional player seems to have it all figured out.

‘Beehive,’ a European Fortnite pro that represents Luminosity Gaming, has theorized that the reason why Epic continue to keep weapons like the Tac Shotgun and the Suppressed Pistol in the game, is perhaps due to their partnership with Nerf.

“I just realized the reason the silenced pistol and the Tac haven’t been vaulted is because Fortnite collaborated with Nerf to make three guns: Scar, Tac, and silenced pistol,” he tweeted. “I bet it’s in the contract to not remove them. This game is a f*cking meme.”

Obviously, if this reason were to turn out to be true, it would definitely receive a lot of backlash from the community, as it would mean that Epic were allowing corporate deals to influence their game, especially since nothing of the sort has ever been officially announced.

With the $30 million World Cup coming up, after 10 weeks of qualifiers were just played, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine that many competitive players would feel hard done by if this theory were proved to be fact.

That being said, this could end up being nothing more than a conspiracy theory, although that would still then leave the question of why these weapons are still in the game, unanswered. 


Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry


If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
Epic Games
Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
Epic Games / @Lucas7yoshi
It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.