PUBG's New Event Pass Looks a Lot Like Fortnite's Battle Pass But Fans Have Some Serious Complaints - Dexerto
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PUBG’s New Event Pass Looks a Lot Like Fortnite’s Battle Pass But Fans Have Some Serious Complaints

Published: 21/Jun/2018 16:00 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Ross Deason

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PUBG Corp recently announced the first ever “Event Pass” for the popular game, but people can’t help noticing how similar it is to Fortnite Battle Royale’s “Battle Pass”.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be adding a new “Event Pass” on June 22nd along with the introduction of the highly anticipated new map, Sanhok, to the main game.

The basic premise of the Event Pass is to complete missions, or tasks, in order to earn various rewards, items, and more by playing the game over various seasons, with first one lasting four weeks.

Of course, the first thought that crossed most people’s minds when they heard about the Event Pass, and what it is, was just how similar it is to Fortnite’s incredibly popular “Battle Pass” feature, which also has seasons, unlockable content, and more.

Of course, Fortnite isn’t the first game in history to introduce something like the Battle Pass, and the announcement about the Event Pass from PUBG Corp actually points towards some of the flaws in their own “crate and key system” as the reason for the decision.

“To make certain items really rare and valuable, we’ve had to regulate the supply of items, making high tier items very rare. As a result, many of you can’t get the items you want instantly, and even though you’ve invested more money into the system, it can be pretty difficult to get the items you want.”

The announcement also explains that the developers considered a variety of options, like a paid DLC format, before eventually deciding to go with the new Event Pass system and releasing it alongside the Sanhok map.

The announcement about the Event Pass has not gone down well with some members of the PUBG community.

One posts on the /r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS with the title “We have supported this game since early access. PUBG has made over $730 million dollars. Yet, it’s still not optimized, cheaters are rampant, crates are locked behind keys. Even after charging $30 for the game, they now introduce this $9.99 Event Pass” has already received almost 49,000 upvotes in just 10 hours.

We have supported this game since early access. PUBG has made over $730 million dollars. Yet, it’s still not optimized, cheaters are rampant, crates are locked behind keys. Even after charging $30 for the game, they now introduce this $9.99 Event Pass. from r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Fans throughout the thread point out issues with the optimization, on PC and the Xbox version of the game, while others note that the Battle Pass from Fortnite seems to offer far more value.

While the reception for the Event Pass has certainly been frosty, fans won’t know exactly how it will work out until it goes live on June 21st. 

For more information about the Event Pass: Sanhok, go to PUBG Corp’s official microsite.

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How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.

Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.

 

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Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.

How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!

 

As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.

 

how to open fortnite fortilla vault
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The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.