Ninja and TimTheTatman discuss lag issues in Fortnite's Fall Skirmish and why Friday Fortnite was better for spectators - Dexerto

Ninja and TimTheTatman discuss lag issues in Fortnite’s Fall Skirmish and why Friday Fortnite was better for spectators

Published: 22/Sep/2018 16:12 Updated: 22/Sep/2018 16:13

by Calum Patterson


The Fall Skirmish is the second iteration of Epic Games’ competitive series, with $10 million in total on the line, but Ninja and TimTheTatman think that the lag issues and spectator problems need serious attention.

Comparing the Skirmish tournaments to KEEMSTAR’s ‘Friday Fortnite’ tournaments, they both agreed that from a spectator standpoint, Friday Fortnite is a better format.

The Skirmish events are full developer supported and funded, but the use of the ‘spectator mode’ could be causing the lag problems that plagued the first weekend of the Fall Skirmish.

Friday Fortnite tournaments were simply played on regular public servers, whereas the Skirmish event is played on a private server hosted by Epic, but Ninja and Tim don’t think it is as good a spectator experience.

Tim explains “I feel like Fortnite Friday, from a viewers perspective, was probably more entertaining to watch.”

Although Ninja agreed, he says Epic will never consider scrapping the Skirmish events to allow Friday Fortnite to run instead, and he thinks that it is “really unfortunate”.

Ninja went on to explain that the only logical explanation for the lag was the use of spectator mode, as the private servers were much more laggy than standard public games.

“The only reason I can think, why it was laggier, was the spectator mode. Because literally, we played six games on this custom server, with 100 people, and the entire time me and Sypher were like this does not feel good.”

KEEMSTAR had originally planned to bring back Friday Fortnite events after the conclusion of the Summer Skirmish, but before he could officially announce, Epic revealed the Fall Skirmish, which ruined his plans.

The YouTuber and host of Drama Alert has since said that he will look into other possible tournaments, suggesting a ‘Monday Blackout’ event, for when the upcoming battle royale mode in Black Ops 4 is released.


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.