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Fortnite Update V7.20 to bring huge sensitivity changes for building and targeting

Published: 14/Jan/2019 16:36

by Matt Porter


Fortnite fans are eagerly anticipating the V7.20 Update for the popular battle royal game, and Epic Community Coordinator Sean Hamilton has given fans a preview of the patch notes by announcing changes to the game’s sensitivity settings.

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world, and one of the things that helps sets it apart from other battle royale titles is the ability to build your own cover, which can be especially handy when in battle against other opponents.

With building being such a huge part of the game’s mechanics, Fortnite fans are constantly practising and improving their skills, and these changes should help players reach new heights with the construction technique.

Hamilton, known to Fortnite fans as MrPopoTFS, tweeted on Monday, January 14 that the V7.20 update would bring new adjustments to how the games sensitivity works.

The changes will help improve targeting and building senstivity.

The game’s sensitivity settings will be updated to allow for more “granular adjustments”, meaning players can now finetune their mouse or controller sensitivity with greater accuracy to help them find the perfect level for them

Seperate targeting, scope and gamepad building sensitivity settings will also now be shared across Fortnite’s two gamemodes, Battle Royale and Save The World, meaning no matter what you’re playing, the game will always feel the same.

Finally, players who adjust their building sensitivity will now also see the change applied when in Edit Mode, which means players can now complete edits at the same speed they would when building.

Fortnite’s V7.20 update will become officially available on either Tuesday, January 15 or Wednesday, January 15, although it’s currently unknown for sure which day it will be.

It’s widely expected that fans will finally get their hands on the Drift Board, which was delayed early on in Season 7 due to issues with the item.


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.