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Here’s what Fortnite’s Season 8 trailer could look like

Published: 21/Feb/2019 15:32 Updated: 21/Feb/2019 15:41

by David Purcell

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Season 8 of Fortnite is just around the corner and while a whole host of new content is pretty much guaranteed with Epic Games after the earthquake, some fans are expecting big things from the trailer. 

Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode was released in September 2017 and has since become one of the most popular games on the market, potentially because it’s free-to-play across all platforms. 

However, a huge part of its success also comes down to the constant updates Epic has lined up to keep the game fresh with each and every patch – making it very unpredictable at times.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite map has been cracking since February 14.

A post to the Fortnite BR subreddit, though, reveals a potential route that the developer could explore in the next chapter of the game.

The fan-made trailer below, which creator SardarConcepts says it took a month to put together, gives us an idea of what fans could expect to see in the upcoming season. 

[RE-POST] Season 8 trailer – I spent the last month animating this trailer, I really hope you enjoy Reddit! from r/FortNiteBR

This concept would bring together the earthquake event that has already started in Fortnite and merge it with an upcoming volcano eruption to melt the ice on the map.

This could be a direction that Epic has considered as more and more cracks start to appear across the Battle Royale map, but whether or not the idea will come to fruition remains to be seen. Fans will have to wait for the official Season 8 trailer to land for concrete answers. 

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xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.