Is Epic Games making Fortnite the best game that it can be? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 61 - Dexerto
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Is Epic Games making Fortnite the best game that it can be? | The Fortnite Podcast Ep 61

Published: 18/Jan/2019 4:05 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 5:32

by Albert Petrosyan

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It did not take long for Fortnite Battle Royale to establish itself as one of the most successful, if not the most successful, video games of all time. 

Despite being completely free to play, Fortnite has generated a record-breaking amount of revenue, and most of its success can be attributed to the incredible work that Epic Games have done in developing the game and ensuring that the players’ experience is kept fresh and fun.

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Community feedback has also played a large role in the game’s progress, and as of late, Epic have been coming under some criticism due to many of the controversial changes they’ve made to Fortnite since Season 7 kicked off in early December.

Chief among the things that players have been complaining about are the Infinity Blade (now vaulted), X-4 Stormwing planes, itemized Glider Redeploy, Boom Boxes, Mounted Turrets, lowering of Shield drop rate, and more.

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In addition, competitive players continue to show dissent at how frequently Epic make changes that alter the meta and how unbalanced the game’s weapon and item pool seems to always be. 

Season 7’s X-4 Stormwing and Infinity Blade have been two of many controversial additions Epic Games have ever made to Fortnite.

All of this begs the question – if Fortnite has and continues to be so successful, why are Epic suddenly under so much criticism and attack from both the competitive and casual player base? 

This is the topic discussed in Episode 61 of the renowned Fortnite Podcast by battle royale 2LoudTX and MonsterDFace, as the two battle royale experts dissect the current state of Fortnite.

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The itemization of Glider Redploy has not been received well by many in the player-base.

The statistics will tell you that Fortnite is thriving, and the game has aesthetically never looked as amazing as it does now. But in terms of in-game content, are Epic making the game as good as it can be?

It would be unreasonable to expect the developers to bend their will to everything that the community says, but should they be listening to the player-base more when it comes to the things that really matter?

Should Epic look to balance the game more to appease the competitive community, or should they prioritize catering to the casual players?

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

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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