New 14 Days of Fortnite emote release delayed until 2019 [UPDATE] - Dexerto

New 14 Days of Fortnite emote release delayed until 2019 [UPDATE]

Published: 26/Dec/2018 17:23 Updated: 26/Dec/2018 23:21

by Bill Cooney


UPDATE – December 26, 2018 (6:15pm ET) 

Along with the announcement of a fix for widespread server issues on December 26, Epic Games have announced that the issue for the new ‘Take the Elf’ emote has been resolved and players should receive their emotes “immediately after completion.”

Some Fortnite players will have to wait until 2019 to get the new ‘Take the Elf’ emote after Epic Games made it unavailable shortly after release.

The emote is a tribute to the legendary ‘Take the L’ emote, and was able to be earned by players as a reward for completing the Day 8 ‘14 Days of Fortnite’ challenge.

Day 8’s challenge isn’t too difficult either, all players have to do is “Damage opponents with different weapons” to complete it.

Epic Games

But, shortly after the release of the Day 8 challenge, Epic Games announced on Twitter that they had removed the emote after they “identified an issue with the Take the Elf emote not being granted to players after completing the Day 8 challenge.”

But, because of the issue, Epic said they would be giving the ‘Take the Elf’ emote to all players who complete the Day 8 challenge sometime “early next year.”

With the announcement happening the same day the emote was supposed to be released, December 26, players should only have to wait a few days into 2019 to get the emote.

There is no official date for when the ‘Take the L’ emote will be made available to players, though.

At the time of writing, the exact problems with the emote and why it was delayed is unknown, but Dexerto will continue to provide updates and information as it becomes available.


Why Fortnite players want “trash” vehicle challenges removed

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:26

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players are getting frustrated with vehicle challenges, with some of them asking Epic Games to remove them from the popular battle royale entirely – here’s why.

Vehicles have become a staple of Fortnite, and The Island wouldn’t be the same without them. Whether you want to cruise the roads in a car, take to the waters in a motorboat, or even zoom around the skies in a plane, you can do that (unless they get vaulted, that is).

But while they may be fun to ride, they’re not necessarily going to help you win; there’s no respawning in Fortnite’s battle royale mode, so driving a noisy vehicle that will get the attention of all your opponents isn’t always the best idea.

Fortnite motorboat locations

Despite this, vehicles often feature in the game’s challenges, which are essential to earn that all-important XP to help level up the Battle Pass – and it’s something players are getting frustrated with.

Most recently, the Season 5 Week 7 legendary challenge requires players to ‘Damage Opponents in Vehicles’, with quite a few tiers to tick off. Completing this challenge in full requires a total of 2,500 damage to opponents in vehicles, which is no easy task.

In a Reddit thread titled “Can we stop with the vehicle challenges please?” several Fortnite players have left comments airing their frustration about the constant vehicle-based quests and how hard they are to finish.

Can we stop with the vehicle challenges please? from FortNiteBR

“The vehicle challenges are absolute trash,” wrote one player, while another added: “The game’s just becoming more and more of a grind, the legendary challenges have been a joke this season.”

The main problem people seem to have with vehicle challenges is that once they go live, no one wants to drive as they’ll become a target for other players wanting to complete the challenge. As a result, you have 100 players waiting to damage vehicles, and no one actually driving them.

Besides this frustration, other players have argued that there aren’t enough vehicles located around the map to be able to complete the challenge in the first place, and to make matters worse, there are no vehicle-based LTMs to get easy damage in either.

Fortnite vehicles
Epic Games
Players are calling for vehicle challenges to be removed from Fortnite.

“Just this challenge existing means people are not going to drive vehicles as much because everyone is going to be waiting for someone else to get in a vehicle so that they can shoot them,” wrote one player.

Another added: “I thought the mission was to deal damage WHILE riding in a vehicle. But since it’s to deal damage TO people in a vehicle, I’m thinking ‘Who the hell would make themselves a target like that?'”

A third pointed out that many vehicles are riddled with bugs and glitches, which makes having to use them even more frustrating: “No one’s riding in them unless they have to because they’re really buggy currently.”

Whether Epic will take heed of these concerns remains to be seen, although it seems unlikely right now.

They did recently promise to ‘look into’ claims that the customizable superhero skin was “unfair” and effectively “pay-to-win” as it allowed players to hide at night, so they are definitely listening when needed.