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YouTuber Calls Out Epic for Misleading Fortnite ATK Patch Notes

Published: 13/Jul/2018 13:21 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:59

by Mike Kent

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The Fortnite community is a little confused about the functionality of the ‘bounce pad’ that supposed to be on the roof of the new All Terrain Kart (ATK).

The ATK was announced by Epic Games as part of the changes for Season 5, and allows for a full squad to drive (or drift) their way around the map.

As you’d expect the first proper vehicle in Fortnite has already been used for a wide variety of tricks and special kills by content creators, resulting in plenty of hilarious clips.

There is, however, one problem with the roof, and the YouTuber by the name of BobbyBoJanglles has expressed his concern.

In the official patch notes, it was promised that the roof would function like a bounce pad, which in theory would allow players to avoid fall damage if they land on it correctly.

It turns out however that jumping onto the roof of the ATK doesn’t bounce you back up at all, and as the clip shows below, can potentially end your round.

A fierce debate has now raged in the Reddit thread about whether it should deal you damage or not, but at the time of writing, there’s been no comment by the developers.

Should you be safe to land on the roof if you jump from a great height? Or should it come at least with a warning in the patch notes?

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xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton

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Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.