Pro players are not happy with the new explosive damage in Fortnite - ft Myth, Chap, CouRage, and more - Dexerto

Pro players are not happy with the new explosive damage in Fortnite – ft Myth, Chap, CouRage, and more

Published: 2/Nov/2018 2:09 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 8:56

by Albert Petrosyan


Once again, a major change made to Fortnite Battle Royale has drawn the ire of many of the game’s top competitive players and content creators.

The new explosive damage system, introduced in the v6.21 patch on November 1, allows for 25% of all explosive damage to penetrate through structures and the environment.

This means that players who are behind structures are susceptible to taking health damage when fired upon by an explosive item or weapon, regardless of whether the structure was built by the player or spawned naturally. 

The change has received largely negative feedback from many in the community, including some of the biggest and well-known competitive players, streamers, and YouTubers.

These big Fortnite influencers have since taken to social media to express their dismay at this recent update, with many calling it non-competitive and unbalanced.

The feedback has been so wholly negative, that Epic Games were compelled to further clarify their intentions in a post they put up on Reddit hours after the update went live.

Ironically, they revealed in the post that the whole motivational factor for the implementation of this change was because the developers felt that there was an unbalance between aggressive and passive play-styles.

Here are some of the best tweets from popular players and content creators in reaction to this new explosive damage, including a massive thread from Team SoloMid Fortnite captain Myth, in which he breaks down why he doesn’t think the change is acceptable. 

Myth – TSM Fortnite team captain

High Distortion – Fortnite player and streamer for TSM

Chap – Fortnite player for Team Liquid

CouRage – Fortnite content creator for OpTic Gaming

MoNsTcR – Competitive Fortnite player

Thiefs – Fortnite player and content creator for FaZe Clan

MrMuselk – Fortnite YouTuber

King Richard – Competitive Fortnite player and streamer

Avxry – Fortnite content creator for FaZe Clan

Svennoss – Fortnite player for NRG Esports

WizKay – Competitive Fortnite player

FaZe Tennp0 – Fortnite player for FaZe Clan

Dakotaz – Fortnite content creator for TSM

SpaceLyon – Fortnite player for FaZe Clan

I_AM_WILDCAT – Fortnite YouTuber


Fortnite Crew explained: Battle Pass skin packs, V-Bucks, price & more

Published: 24/Nov/2020 16:40 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 16:51

by Tanner Pierce


Starting with Chapter 2 Season 5, Fortnite will have a brand new subscription service titled Fortnite Crew, which aims to bring a slew of different features that players love, wrapped up into one nice little package. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Season 4 of Fortnite is rapidly coming to an end. The Marvel-themed season has been around for a few months now and in December it will be replaced by Season 5. While we don’t know the full extent of the new season, we do know that it’s set to introduce a brand new service called Fortnite Crew.

This subscription-based model, which is a first for Fortnite, is set to introduce a brand new way to get the battle pass each season, while at the same time earning some free goodies to sink your teeth into. But how does it work, how much does it cost, and what does it include? Here’s the breakdown.

Fortnite Crew contents

The most attractive inclusion in this new subscription service is that of the battle pass. Each month, you’ll get the premium version of the battle pass at no extra cost to you, so long as you’re subscribed to Fortnite Crew.

Beyond that, however, you’ll also receive a number of different items beyond the premium battle pass. You’ll also receive 1000 v-bucks and an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, which in-and-of-itself includes a skin and a “matching accessory”.

Fortnite Crew cost

According to Epic, the Fortnite Crew subscription service will cost players $11.99 a month. This price makes the service an objectively good deal, as a normal battle pass costs 950 V-bucks, which costs around $8.

So for a few extra bucks from the standard price of a battle pass, you’re getting 1000 extra V-bucks, an exclusive skin pack, and the battle pass itself.

How to subscribe to Fortnite Crew

Epic Games
Players will be able to purchase the Fortnite Crew subscription from the Item Shop when it launches in December.

Subscribing to Fortnite Crew is, apparently, quick and easy. All you have to do is click the icons found in the Fortnite Item Shop or on the battle pass screen, meaning it doesn’t seem like players will have to jump through a bunch of hoops in order to get access to the service.

In addition, Epic Games also confirmed that fans will be able to cancel their subscription at any time. Presumably, fans will be able to keep all of the items they unlocked through the service up until that point, considering they would have already paid for that month.