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Fortnite: Top five most useless weapons and items ever to be added

Published: 1/Dec/2018 3:16 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 3:22

by Albert Petrosyan


There have been a lot of weapons and items in Fortnite Battle Royale throughout its existence, and some have been pretty much useless.

Since its release in September 2017, Fortnite has seen its pool of items, weapons, and vehicles grow and change dramatically.

As a result, there have been some things added to the game that the player-base instantly turned away from hardly picked up during matches.

It’s hard to blame Epic Games for that however, since the developers come up with ideas on a daily basis and not every single idea turns out to be a success.

That being said, we’ve taken a trip down the memory lane in Fortnite to come up with a list of the top five most useless/under-powered weapons and items that have ever been added to the game. 

Some of these items no longer exist in the core modes of the game and have been vaulted, while others continue to come out of Supply Drops and Loot Chests only to be hardly ever picked up.

#5 – Port-a-Fort

When the Port-a-Fort was first added, many were afraid that it would be too overpowered, but with almost everyone now having the ability to build basic structures, the item has become useless.

Not only does its large size attract the attention of enemies, even from afar, it also offers very little real cover since any half-decent player can just counter it easily. 

#4 – Chiller Trap

The Chiller Traps were added in replacement of Bouncers, and they’ve contributed almost nothing to the game except a few funny clips.

They offer no real use to anyone, especially since both the player who places and enemies are vulnerable to its effects.

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who wouldn’t trade the Chillers back for the Bouncers. 

#3 – Smoke Grenade

The Smoke Grenade is the first item on this list so far to have been vaulted. The reason it was given the axe was due to the lack of use by players, since almost no one bothered to waste an inventory spot on it.

While the premise of the item is known to work in other games and game types, it just didn’t fit in with Fortnite. The Stink Bomb is a much more viable and useful replacement. 

#2 – Bush

It was hard not ranking the Bush item as the most useless item in Fortnite’s history, but it’s definitely up there. While the item is supposed to offer camouflage to the user, it’s almost obvious when someone is hiding in one.

The reasons for its uselessness are plenty: it takes up a valuable inventory spot, it’s destroyed any time a player takes damage, it blocks the field of view when aiming down sights, it makes a lot of noise when moving, and it doesn’t lie flat the ground unless the user is crouching.

There is no more deflating feeling in Fortnite than opening a Supply Drop or Loot Chest and seeing a Legendary Bush fly out of it.

Honorable Mentions

Before we get to the number one most useless thing in Fortnite, let’s take a look at some of the weapons and items that are just useful enough to avoid landing in the top five.

The honorable mention list includes: Revolver (vaulted), Balloons, Minigun, and semi-auto Sniper Rifle (vaulted).

#1 – Crossbow

It’s hard to imagine there being a more useless item in the history of Fortnite than the Crossbow. Added during Season 2 and vaulted at the start of Season 4, the Crossbow was perhaps the most frustrating thing to get in a Supply Drop or Loot Chest.

The only time anyone ever picked it up was either out of desperation at the start of a match or if they were trying to hit some lucky long range shot for a Twitter clip.

Either way you will not find a single Fortnite player who is complaining or unhappy about the fact that the Crossbow is no longer in the game. Good riddance. 

Do you agree with our list? If not, which weapons and/or items that weren’t included do you think should have been on this list? Let us know by tweeting your lists of most useless Fortnite item to us @Dexerto.

You can also check our previous top five Fortnite list, which lists the most overpowered items and weapons to ever be added to the game


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!