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Fortnite setting helps you spot enemies hiding in bushes

Published: 25/Jun/2020 22:20

by Albert Petrosyan


Turning off the anti-aliasing setting within Fortnite Battle Royale actually assists players in spotting enemies that are hiding inside bushes.

Fortnite can be a cutthroat gaming experience at the higher-skill levels, so players are constantly looking for ways to give themselves an advantage without cheating or stream-sniping.

Some have recently noticed that disabling the anti-aliasing feature in the game’s settings allows them to better notice when someone may be concealed in a bush, waiting to catch them off-guard.

The video below shows the effect that turning off this setting can have; if you look carefully, a small white pixel appears on the screen that lets the user know there’s someone there, even though the character can’t actually be seen.

Anti-Aliasing Off lets you see people in Bushes (look for the white pixel) from FortniteCompetitive

What is anti-aliasing?

Anti-aliasing is a feature in a lot of games that adds realism to what’s being seen on screen by smoothing out jagged edges on curved lines and diagonals.

Despite what it contributes, a lot of players like to lower or even turn this setting off right away because it usually increases the load on a graphics card and causes games to not run as smoothly, often involving a reduced frame rate (FPS).

Disabling it does come with negative effects, of course, as the game won’t have the same visual quality. However, as shown in the clip above, this can actually provide an advantage, as the white pixel, which appears as a direct result of turning off anti-aliasing, is what gives the enemy’s hidden position away.

Epic GamesYou should lower or disable anti-aliasing in Fortnite so that it runs better and helps you spot bush-campers.

Why does this happen? One user on Reddit, in their reply to the original post, explained that the way bushes work in Fortnite allows for players camping inside to be spotted if they’re not careful. That said, he did point out that if the user is aware of the bush’s coded boundaries, they can avoid flashing that crucial white pixel.

I’m thinking the guy in the bush was sticking out (of the bush sphere, i’ll go into this below) just a little bit, his gun probably, this might have only been one pixel of gun.

So the way bushes work; the bush within itself holds a sphere that is 100% opaque like a wall, you can not see through it, there are no holes. This sphere grows in size or completely dissappears depending on how far away you stand from the bush (something like 15 to 20 meters away idk exactly). The player in OPs video is standing very far away from the bush, so the sphere is completely “in bloom”, it is as large as it will go without over-extending the bush itself.

Players camping in a bush will often ADS near the edge to see clearly whats around them, and to think about taking a cheeky snipe shot on an unsuspecting farming player. But you have to be extremely careful.. as your gun might stick out a fraction. Anti-aliasing will definitely help you spot a player who has made this mistake. But in theory it absolutely should not work if the player in the bush, knows his boundaries.

If this information is correct, then it’s vital for players to approach their bush-camping technique carefully to not risk accidentally being seen. Using dark weapon camos and character outfit skins can help with that, but, as the Redditer mentions, it’s not foolproof.

So, whether you are a bush-camper or someone who hunts for them, make a mental note of this discovery and apply it to your play-style the next time you hop into Fortnite.


New Fortnite Season 5 release date and start time potentially leaked

Published: 24/Nov/2020 12:11

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has seemingly revealed the start date, and time, of Chapter 2, Season 5 amid uncertainty about when it’ll be getting underway. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its end as players are gearing up to, finally, take on Galactus alongside some of their favorite Marvel characters. 

As with the conclusion of any season, Fortnite players immediately start looking forward to what’s coming next – and everything that Epic Games will have in store for them. Typically, the final day of the battle pass is a good indicator for when a new season might start, but that has been changed a few times in Season 4. 

Add to that the rumors about a potential black hole blackout situation again, and the Fortnite community has been left incredibly confused about Season 5’s start date. 

Galactus flying towards the screen in Fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus has been getting closer and closer to the Fortnite map all season – and a battle is on the way.

However, that confusion could be cleared up if one leaker is correct with their claims about the next season. 

ShiinaBR, who has been a reliable leaker in the past, shared some information from another leaker who seems to have the scoop. “Season 5 could(!) start on December 2 at 7 am GMT, according to @tonxim,” she tweeted on November 22. “If this is true, this means the season would start 10 hours after the event takes place!”

If correct, this would mean that Fortnite Season 5 would get underway on December 2nd at 2 am ET/11 pm PT/8 am CET. So, it could be a long day of Fortnite if you factor in attending the live event. 

Additionally, the lengthy downtime would also play into the speculation that another blackout could happen in the meantime – making Fortnite inaccessible until the new season starts. 

Nothing, as of now, has been confirmed by Epic, so it’s worth taking things with a pinch of salt, but it does seem like we’re drawing ever close to the start date of Season 5 being confirmed.