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Pokimane & Myth reveal the biggest problem with Fortnite’s audio

Published: 26/Sep/2020 0:54

by Brent Koepp


Popular streamers Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys explained their biggest problem with Fortnite’s audio. The Twitch stars revealed to viewers how the battle royale’s sound mixing can become really distracting.

Audio is not only integral to the battle royale genre, it might even be the most important element for most players. Being able to hear the footsteps of your enemy is necessary to not getting eliminated.

However, according to Twitch streamers Myth and Pokimane, Fortnite has a glaring problem with its sound. The duo explained their issue with the game’s mixing during their September 24 broadcast.

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The battle royale’s visuals and sound might actually have become a problem.

Pokimane & Myth on Fortnite audio problem

According to popular streamers Myth and Pokimane, Fortnite in its current state has a problem with its noise levels. “It still shocks me that you can’t, like, turn off the music at places,” the Team SoloMid star explained.

Poki agreed and exclaimed, “Yeah, this is so f**king loud! It’s just so loud!” He then replied, “The entire game is just noise pollution. Everything is just super loud when you use it. Vehicles, those little missions that will have random audio cues.”

Myth continued to explain that all the various noises together is too much. “So you got the music, on top of the cars, on top of the random missions!” Pokimane laughed and added, “You aren’t ever going to hear footsteps!”

Myth and Poki on noise pollution in Fortnite from FortniteCompetitive

Over on the /FortniteCompetitive subreddit, players agreed with the Twitch personalities, and questioned why there isn’t an option in the menu to adjust the volume of special effects and music within the world.

“There is literally a ‘Music’ slider in the options – and it does not work on music in the game. Why?” ‘machngnXmessiah’ asked. Others agreed and found the “noise pollution” to be overwhelming.

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Fortnite players on Reddit agreed that sound can be a problem in the Battle Royale.

Regardless of how much you agree with the streamers’ viewpoint, there is no denying that Fortnite has continued to become more complex audio-wise with its ever-expanding map.

Only time will tell if Epic Games would ever consider dialing things down a little, or perhaps even giving fans an option to the control the levels of noise in the world itself.


How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
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Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
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The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.


Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
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The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.