Was Fortnite's v7.40 patch the best of Season 7? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 66 - Dexerto

Was Fortnite’s v7.40 patch the best of Season 7? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 66

Published: 23/Feb/2019 2:18 Updated: 23/Feb/2019 2:33

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite’s latest 7.40 patch did a lot of damage control that helped the battle royale stabilize the rougher portions of the game, resulting in one of the best quality of life improvements the game’s seen thus far.

Fortnite Podcast hosts 2LoudTX, MonsterDFace and guest host Alex ‘GoldenBoy’ Mendez broke down how the 7.40 patch might be the best iteration of the game in Season 7.

It seems like Epic Games had taken many of the previous complaints from the community into consideration since improvements made to the X-4 Stormwing feel much better to head-to-head with, the translucent update to the Bush consumable made it a viable as well as fun item to use, and the Hand Cannon damage reduction to walls made it better to fight against.

The hosts believe that a lot of features in the 7.40 patch simply made Fortnite feel more balanced. The patch undid a lot of the aches and pains that plagued the battle royale for much of the season.

As for Fortnite’s infamous plane, the changes made the vehicle less menacing and a lot of the pros felt that it was a giant step in the right direction for the battle royale.

A lot of little changes in the 7.40 patch made the game much more enjoyable to play.

“There is a lot of players that don’t like the Stormwing,” GoldenBoy said. “But a lot of the players I talked to universally agreed that the changes to the Stormwing were overall positive and necessary changes.”

While MonsterDFace maintained that people will always find an imperfection within Fortnite to nitpick, the 7.40 update silenced a lot of the frustrations that were growing within the game’s community.

“There’s always going to be that next thing down the list that you want to start drilling home… There’s always going to be something that someone feels is not perfect with the game but the quality of life with this last patch tremendously increased with the recent balances,” MonsterDface said.

Fortnite has undergone numerous criticisms throughout the entirety of Season 7, and the hosts think that the 7.40 patch got a lot of things right in terms of balancing the popular battle royale.

Listen to 2LoudTX and MonsterDFace’s in-depth discussion in the latest edition of the podcast and then tweet us @Dexerto to share your thoughts on the current state of Fortnite.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.