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TSM’s Daequan has a solution for testing Fortnite changes without splitting the community

Published: 16/Nov/2018 12:33 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 13:23

by Matt Porter


Team SoloMid’s professional Fortnite player Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco believes Epic Games need to introduce public testing servers or risk further backlash from Fortnite fans.

Loco was referring to the unhappiness from a large number of Fortnite fans who disliked the recent addition of the ‘Glider Redeploy’ system that allowed players to pull their glider out again while jumping off buildings or falling off structures, essentially removing the idea of fall damage.

With this being added as a test, Epic Games then decided to remove Glider Redeploy, annoying players who had become accustomed to being able to use their glider whenever they wished.

Epic Games removed Glider Redeploy due to fan reaction.

Daequan believes that by creating public testing servers, Epic Games could still try out new things, while getting feedback from players who would like to test new items or gameplay modes without changing the core game.

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“I really think Fortnite should get some public test servers,” tweeted Loco. “Just going to keep splitting the community if you keep doing these entirely game-changing tests in public servers every week. Let players who care about the game’s direction test things without stirring the pot.”

While Fortnite tend to test new gameplay mechanics in-game, like the brand new Mounted Turret item which is wreaking havoc throughout the game right now, they have began to use the new Tournament mode as a way to test out different ways to play the game.

One of these tournaments is the Scavenger Pop-Up Cup which was introduced in the V6.30 update, where players have a reduced material cap and gain 50 health or shield when they eliminate an opponent as a reward.

The Pop-Up Cup is available now in the Tournaments portion of Fortnite, but is a Limited Time Mode, meaning it could be removed from the game at any moment.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

Published: 22/Oct/2020 6:33

by Andrew Amos


Haven’t given up on that Fortnite Season 4 battle pass grind yet? If you’re still going hard for your Marvel skins, you’re in luck ⁠— there’s plenty of challenges to tackle in Week 9. They’re slightly different from weeks gone by too.

Fortnite Season 4 is slowly coming to an end. However, there’s still time to try and grind the battle pass to get some of those highly sought after Marvel skins.

Fortnite’s Season 4 Week 9 challenges have a distinctively spooky theme to them. After all, it comes after the launch of the Fortnitemares event on Patch v14.40, which has completely changed the game.

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
Fortnitemares has transformed the map, and the weekly missions too.

They aren’t that difficult though. Most of them involve the same challenges we’ve seen in other weeks ⁠— collect some materials, go from A to B on the map, and eliminate some players.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 9 challenges

  • Search Chests at Upstate New York (7)
  • Eliminations at Lazy Lake (3)
  • Collect Metal from Slurpy Swamp
  • Catch fish at Heart Lake
  • Eliminate opponents by hitting them with vehicles
  • Drive a boat from The Fortilla to The Authority in less than four minutes
  • Ride 20,000 meters in a vehicle

There’s a lot of travelling to do and sights to see in the Week 9. You’ll need to hop in a boat to drive from The Fortilla to The Authority ⁠— but be careful of people camping the route for easy kills.

Once you’re finished on sea, you can choose to hop on land or fly into the air to complete the 20,000 meters task. This will take more than one game, so it might be worth working this in while you complete the others.

Fortnite characters fishing
Epic Games
Get your fishing rods down to Heart Lake too.

Things like the Upstate New York chests task, the Lazy Lake eliminations challenge, collect Metal at Slurpy Swamp, and Heart Lake fishing can be done off drop. However, be wary of other players with the same idea.

You’ll have until Oct. 29 to complete the Fortnite Week 9 challenges. Good luck!