New Fortnite fire mechanic heats up battle royale in Season 3

Published: 18/Jun/2020 2:46 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 3:01

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 3 has arrived and while map changes and fresh cosmetics may have taken centre stage, a fiery new feature could just be one of the biggest shakeups going unnoticed.

While Fortnite players around the globe fixate on Aquaman, all-new weapons, and even an expanded list of driveable vehicles, Season 3 has also made a few big adjustments under the hood.

Aim assist nerfs have been a big talking point since the June 16 update. However, one new feature has gone mostly unnoticed until now. Fire behaves in a brand new way in Fortnite, and it could ruin your next match if you’re not up to speed.

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Fully wooden structures could be gone in an instant due to this new feature.

In earlier iterations of Fortnite, explosions would be over in a flash. If you weren’t in the blast radius, you wouldn’t be phased. In Season 3, however, certain explosions can have lingering effects.

Fire will now start to burn wooden structures, gradually spreading across buildings and structures of all shapes and sizes. If you’re standing atop a wooden build and your layers gets set alight, it will all come tumbling down in a matter of seconds.

did you know building can be set on fire from FortNiteBR

This new gameplay feature can stem from propane tank explosions and even the new Firefly Jar item that acts as a molotov. Once a fire starts to spread, there’s seemingly no way to extinguish the burn.

Additionally, players may also want to stand a few feet away from campfires in the latest season. Previously, you could stand in the blaze and continue healing. With these new changes, your character will catch fire almost instantly.

Fire realistically spreading across wooden surfaces could just be the first of many new features made possible by the 11.50 update back in February. One that saw Fortnite transition to the Chaos physics system.

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Keep an eye out for players looking to use explosives against you.

It could be wise to mix up your structures moving forward. Relying on wood as your main building resource could come back to bite you. Fire can spread very quickly and cancel out your high-ground control before you know it.

Be extra careful while jumping into the brand new season. There could be plenty more gameplay tweaks that weren’t addressed in the Season 3 patch notes.


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

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There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.