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You can now play Fortnite Mobile at 60 FPS on select devices

Published: 27/Nov/2018 15:21 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 15:25

by Matt Porter

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Epic Games have released a new option on the mobile version of Fortnite that will allow players to enjoy the game at 60 frames per second – as long as they own a supported device.

The addition was included as an option in the V6.31 update to the popular battle royale title, which released on Tuesday, November 27 on all devices.

Nick Chester, who is a senior member of the PR team at Epic Games released the information in a tweet, stating: “Not sure why it didn’t make it into today’s patch notes, but if you play Fortnite on an iPhone XS, iPhone XS-Max or iPhone XR, you can now play at 60 FPS.

“That’s an impressive technical achievement by the team and it looks great!”

Currently, the 60 FPS option is only available on the three latest iPhones released by Apple, with no word on if or when the improved framerate will make its way to Android.

Players who want to upgrade to 60 FPS can do so by opening their Fortnite app, entering the settings screen and then selecting the Video option at the top of their screen, with the choice between 30 and 60 FPS available below.

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It seems unlikely that that 60 FPS will be coming to older iPhones, with Chester explaining that “performance is constrained by hardware.” He did confirm that “the team is always looking at ways to get better performances on all devices,” so we may see improvements come for other devices in the future.

Epic Games first announced the possibility of 60 FPS on Fortnite Mobile back on November 2, in a ‘State of Mobile Development’ blog post uploaded to their site.

Included in it was the possibility of a customizable HUD for mobile players, meaning that players could choose what information they see, in an attempt to declutter the small screen.

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Fortnite Week 8 challenge: How to blow up a gas pump

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:53

by Daniel Megarry

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One of Fortnite Season 5’s Week 8 challenges will require you to find and blow up a gas pump. Here’s how and where to do it, with a handy location map to help.

As with any new week of Fortnite action, there’s a brand new set of weekly challenges for players to complete. Ticking them off will help you earn that all-important XP to level up your Battle Pass and earn some sweet cosmetics.

This week, the focus is on farming, with three challenges that require you to visit specific locations to complete farming-related activities, including destroying tomato produce boxes and delivering a truck to Sunflower’s Farm.

But there’s also a random challenge that asks you to blow up a gas pump. We’re not sure why anyone would want to do that under normal circumstances, so we’re here to tell you exactly how – and where – to do it.

How to destroy gas pumps in Fortnite

Fortnite Gas Pumps
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You can blow up a gas pump with a weapon or a car in Fortnite.

Once you’ve found a gas station with at least one gas pump still standing out the front, you’ll need to destroy it. There are several ways you can do this, so pick your favorite and get to it.

The simplest way of doing this is to shoot the gas pump with a weapon. Eventually, after dealing enough damage, it will explode. Make sure there’s enough distance between you so you don’t receive any damage.

Here’s how to complete the ‘Blow up a gas pump’ Fortnite challenge:

  1. Exit the Battle Bus and land near a gas station.
  2. Find a weapon nearby.
  3. Put a bit of distance between yourself and the gas pump so you don’t get damaged.
  4. Shoot the gas pump out the front of the station until it explodes.
  5. Success! You’ll earn 20,000 XP if done correctly.

Another method is to drive a vehicle into the gas pump. If you’re lucky, it should explode immediately. Gas stations usually have cars nearby, so this is probably the fastest way to complete the challenge.

Where to find gas pumps in Fortnite

Fortnite Gas Station Map
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Gas pump station locations in Fortnite Season 5.

There are several gas pumps to be found across The Island in Fortnite, so it shouldn’t take you too long to complete this mission as long as you know where to look.

Fortunately, we’ve marked the handy map above with the locations of several gas stations you can visit that have gas pumps out the front. You’ll only need to do this once, so pick your favorite place and head there.

As with any other weekly challenge, there will probably be several players trying to complete these quests alongside you. Fortunately, as there are many locations you could visit for this challenge, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Still, it’s probably best to land directly outside a gas station after leaving the Battle Bus, and then destroy the gas pump before your opponents can.

If you’re looking to earn more XP to complete your Battle Pass before Season 5 comes to a close on March 16, 2021, make sure you check out our complete guide to the Week 8 challenges in Fortnite.