MonsterDface suggests how to reduce randomness and 'RNG' in Fortnite's Arena mode - Dexerto

MonsterDface suggests how to reduce randomness and ‘RNG’ in Fortnite’s Arena mode

Published: 28/Mar/2019 15:25 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 15:45

by Marcus Banks


Popular commentator and streamer, MonsterDface, believes that Fortnite’s new arena mode needs more work in order to truly be competitive following the release of v8.20.

The latest Fortnite patch caused controversy among the community after it was revealed that the popular siphon mechanic would be removed from all default playlists as Epic Games believed it caused ‘unhealthy aggression’.

Nevertheless, the settings would still be present in the new arena mode – a ranked playlist which matches players depending on their skill level and accrued points. 

Epic GamesPlayers will only receive health and materials on elimination in the newly added arena modes.

With the competitive community being vocal in support for a ranked move for a while, the move has been well received by the majority of top players who will fight for the chance to compete at the upcoming Fortnite World Cup.

However, MonsterDface – who regularly casts the Fortnite tournaments – believes that more needs to be done to improve the competitive integrity of the game and to stop pro players from complaining.

“The competitive mode should be structured a certain way,” he said. “In the competitive mode, there could be no vehicles, pre-determined loadouts, 100% chest spawns and players could land with shield.”

While he admitted that he felt the default playlists should also have siphon settings as well, he suggested that lowering RNG in the arena mode would also stop players making excuses about bad loot or poor drops.

“To reduce RNG, comp should have 100% and players should spawn in with an AR, pump, SMG and 50 shield. That way, players won’t be able say ‘I landed late or I didn’t get a pump'” he explained.

“Shut up! How about we give you everything you need and watch you still die. Because you ain’t going to beat Bizzle in a 1v1 – period!”

Reducing RNG would be a move that competitive community would definitely get behind and help Epic Games legitimize their game as an esport.


New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.