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How to turn off Fortnite’s annoying ammo reticle

Published: 3/Dec/2019 17:44

by Matt Porter


One of the newer additions to Fortnite is the ammo reticle, but for many, it’s been an unwelcome arrival. Here’s how you can turn it off through the popular battle royale’s in-game menus.

Added at the start of Fortnite’s Chapter 2, the ammo reticle is there to give players an easy way to see how much ammo they have left in their gun while aiming, without having to divert their eyes down towards the bottom corner of the screen.

While the bar seems like a good idea in theory, in practice it can be extremely distracting, especially when we’ve spent 10 seasons without it, and many players have complained about its arrival.

Epic GamesThe ammo bar can be seen just below the reticle.

Thankfully, while it may be a frustrating addition, there’s actually an easy way to get rid of it, as Epic Games have hidden a tool inside the game’s settings that will let you remove it from your screen, and return to the normal reticle that players grew accustomed to.

To remove the ammo reticle, simply head to the in-game settings when in a match, move over to ‘HUD’, and you’ll be able to toggle the ammo reticle on and off, alongside a host of other options to customize your screen.

You won’t be able to do this from the menus though, so make sure you’ve hopped into a match or are in Creative mode if you intend to turn it off permanently.

Epic GamesThe toggle is in the HUD portion of Fortnite’s settings.

Of course, players may prefer having the ammo reticle on as an easy way to receive information without diverting their eyes for too long, which is the main reason Epic Games added it to Fortnite in the first place.

For those who hate it though, the good news is that you don’t have to be stuck with it forever.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.