There’s a big problem with Fortnite’s material farming system - Dexerto

There’s a big problem with Fortnite’s material farming system

Published: 11/Jan/2019 9:58 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 10:02

by Matt Porter


Some Fortnite fans are calling on Epic Games to make changes to the way materials are farmed in the popular battle royale title.

Building is one of the most important aspects of Fortnite, and sets the game apart from other battle royales by giving players the ability to create their own cover.

Due to the importance of building, farming materials has also become a major part of the game, with players required to use their pickaxe to destroy items like trees or walls to gain materials that they can then use to build.

While building has become more and more important throughout the year and a half that Fortnite has been released, some fans believe that Epic Games have failed to update the farming system to match the advancements made in building.

Building in Fortnite is now much more prevalent than it was early in the game, with many perfecting their skills throughout the course of the seven Fortnite seasons.

While many would expect changes to the farming system to match the increase in building, Epic have done the opposite, actually lowering the farming rate, and reducing the number of materials players can receive from chests or supply drops from stacks of 30 to 20.

Building is an integral part of Fortnite Battle Royale.

This means players are forced to spend more time working to earn materials and less time actually playing the game, with many feeling that this part of the game has become boring and tedious.

There are ways Epic can fix this. Simply adjusting the farming levels to allow Fortnite players to gain materials quicker would solve this. They could also lower the maximum amount of materials a player could hold to ensure that every gunfight doesn’t become a massive building battle.

Whether Epic Games decide to make any changes to the system remains to be seen, but Fortnite fans are hopeful that the developers will make adjustments in a future patch.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!