This incredibly long heal-off during a scrim shows why Epic had to change the storm damage in Fortnite - Dexerto

This incredibly long heal-off during a scrim shows why Epic had to change the storm damage in Fortnite

Published: 6/Nov/2018 19:09 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 19:13

by Mitch Reames


Heal-offs have been a part of the competitive Fortnite meta since they were discovered, but the lengths pros have taken the strategy has forced Epic to patch the game.

In Patch 6.22, Epic changed the final storm damage from eight damage per second (DPS) to ten DPS.

That brought the storm damage back to its original setting, which still didn’t prevent heal-offs, but did weaken the strategies ability.

NRG Zayt popularized a strategy on Halloween that had one person carry medkits exclusively, and he won a game way before the final circle by using 12 medkits.

Now other pros have taken that strategy to a new level. Healing for over two minutes using 17 medkits and even storing bandages in case three full minutes of healing wasn’t enough. 

This was the final storm before v6.22.. (Longest Heal-off in Scrim game) from r/FortNiteBR

With people not even needing to be in the final circle before they begin the heal-off, Epic needed to do something to change the system.

Their solution was to return the storm to ten DPS, but that still allows for heal-offs, it just requires the player to also use a cozy campfire in addition to the medkits.

While the damage change won’t solve the issue entirely, it will make it nearly impossible for players to pull off absurdly long endgame heal-offs like the one above.


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.