Fortnite was down for a bit last weekend after a blackhole sucked everything up. A few days after, we’ve received the first look at Fortnite Chapter 2, the next saga in the Fortnite world.
Fortnite Chapter has changed the game up. The good ol’ map that we’re all used to has been changed. There’s a lot more water now on the map because aquatic forms of transportation is a big part of this chapter. You’ve got boats for you and your squad, you can swim around in the water to cross river bodies and you can also fish.
that’s right, the game now has fishing where you can get loot and items by doing so. There are new ways to upgrade your medals now and even an ability to carry a downed teammate to safety. And this can be used in tandem with a Bandaid Bazooka that can heal teammates from a distance.
Chapter 2 looks to continue to keep things fresh for Fortnite and it’s already gotten millions of people talking about it and playing the game. There are no patch notes for this update because Epic Games wants players to find out all the new things on their own so we’re excited to see all the new additions to the game.
Fortnite “ended” more than24 hours ago and while the world is currently staring intently at a black hole, the data miners have been at it and have managed to get their hands on the next trailer for the game.
This trailer officially announces Fortnite Chapter 2, the next direction in the Fortnite Battle Royale mode. As seen from the trailer they’ve made some changes to the game.
You’ve got boats. Yup, boats. You can ride them, get your team on it and have a full-on action movie-style gunfight on them. Or if you’re more of a pacifist, you can go fishing. Survival is stressful and there’s nothing more stress-busting then fishing away from your troubles as you crack open a cold one with the bois/girls.
And with the new chapter comes a new Season. Season 1 will come with a battle pass that has various ways to level up. Including getting kills, collecting material and finding loot.
You’ve got new rewards, a pogo stick so you can hop around the map with your friends and so many more costumes and cosmetics that if you have an impressionable child playing the game, you better hide yo’ cards.
The most interesting new features seem to be the ability to carry downed players on your shoulders in a fireman carry. However, you won’t be able to use any weapons when you’re carrying a teammate.
We’re still waiting on the official announcement to see all the various changes so hopefully, we shouldn’t be waiting too long and will get more information in the next day or two.
Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf the 16-year-old who won the Solo Fortnite World Cup along with $3 Million recently, had his place of residence hit by a SWAT team while he was live-streaming.
Bugha was in the middle of a Fornite Livestream when he was swatted. You can hear him ask his father “I got swatted?” after which he left the stream and upon returning told his friends about what had just transpired. They entered his home with guns pointed and ready but thankfully, one of the officers was from the neighbourhood and recognized him.
This is not something new and has happened to various live streamers in the past. Swatting is the act of calling the SWAT on someone under false pretenses and is done to “prank” a person. Various well-known streamers and YouTubers have been swatted in the past and once it ended in tragedy as Andrew Finch was killed during one such attempt after a man decided to Swat someone but gave them the wrong address.
Swatting is a really cowardly thing to do and is not funny and we hope that people realize that sooner or later because things can get out of hand really quickly. We hope that whoever did call in the Swat also gets found and punished.
Fortnite is not just a game anymore and has become a cultural phenomenon. The game is widely played all over the world on a plethora of devices however, there was a lack of servers in the Asian region.
Epic Games is aiming to change that since according to data-mined information, we’re getting a bunch of new servers in the Asian server with one server in India.
This information comes thanks to FNBRLeaks who shared the information found by MystxcLeaks who has a protected account.
As seen in the image, under Beta we can see Singapore, Mumbai, Seoul and Taiwan from the Asian region while other parts of the world are also getting new servers.
We don’t really know when these servers will go live or if they’re already live but we’re just glad that we’re getting a server in India.
Fortnite’s World Cup was a pretty big success and riding off of that, here comes Fortnite Season X with a whole lot of mystery and action.
Time is twisted and the Zero Point has become volatile in Season X. Whether you’re nostalgic for the past or excited for the future, there will be plenty for you to discover all Season long.
There’s going to be a lot of time-travel shenanigans with a continually updated map so we can expect a few fan favourite maps to show up. The season looks pretty exciting with a two-player giant robot called the B.R.U.T.E.
A new season also means a brand new Battle Pass. Over 100 new exclusive rewards are ready for you to unlock, and it still costs the same 950 V-bucks. This season, you’ll get the X-Lord and Catalyst Outfits instantly when you purchase the Battle Pass!
For Honor’s latest character that comes with Year 3 Season 3 is the Viking character Jormungandr.
As with all For Honor characters, Jormungandr will be playable as both male and female. Hulda is the female variation and is focused upon along with an image of the World Serpent himself. The male character is called Gretar.
In For Honor’s lore, the Jormungandr is a faction of the Vikings who serve the World Serpent and want to destroy the weak before Ragnarok.
Only the mighty survive until Ragnarok. The Jormungandr Hulda thunders into battle in Year 3 Season 3 of For Honor. The new season begins on August 1.
Fortnite is a game that runs on a wide variety of platforms and systems, even on some really old PCs and laptops that are toaster PCs but that might change from Season 10 onwards.
In a recent blog post, the Fortnite team let people know that the minimum specs for Fortnite would be raised a little bit as it will now only support graphics cards that can run Microsoft DirectX 11. Before this, having a DirectX 11 GPU was recommended but now it is an absolute must.
If you’re one of the people who are using an integrated GPU to play Fortnite, as long as your CPU is a somewhat newer one, it will support DirectX 11. Anything above an Ivy Bridge CPU will run the game, so all the 4000 series and above.
The Fortnite Team explained this change by saying, “This allows us to focus our development and testing efforts to further optimize the Fortnite experience for all players.”
These changes will take effect from Season 10 onwards.
Fortnite and new content, name a more iconic duo. Whatever your qualms with its community may be, the game has a lot of different content with is continually being updated to keep it fresh and this new v9.30 update brings in some really cool things.
The Battle Royale mode adds a new throwable Chug Jug item, the Chug Splash. Besides that, there’s new LTMs in rotation and Quality of Life update that reduces delay when switching to shotguns.
On impact, this thrown item splashes liquid in a small area. All players within the splash radius will be instantly granted 20 Health/Shield.
Grants health unless you are full health, in which case it will grant Shield.
Chug Splash can heal allies, enemies, and can extend the duration of the ‘knocked’ state for knocked players.
Drops in stacks of 2.
Max stack size: 6.
Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Vending Machines, Supply Drops, and Llamas.
Shotgun Swap Delay Removed
Shotgun cooldowns now only apply when the player is carrying multiple shotguns, regardless of Shotgun type.
Limited time Modes
Sniper Shootout Duos
Sniper rifles only. May the best aim win!
Classic Battle Royale with Three-Person squads.
Solid Gold Squads
Fight to the finish using Legendary weapons.
The Creative Mode adds Prop Hunt to the game!
There are also two new islands to build on.
Added the Wasteland Island.
Added the Caldera Island.
Added new Game Settings for configuring outdoor Lighting and Fog.
Light Brightness: Controls the intensity of outdoor lighting from the sun or moon.
Default: Uses the light brightness from the current time of day.
0% – 100%: Sets a specific fixed light brightness. 0% is very dark, and 100% is very bright.
Light Color: Controls the color of light from the sun or moon.
Default: Uses the light color from the current time of day.
White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan: Sets a specific color for the lighting.
Fog Thickness: Controls the density of fog on the island.
Default: Uses the fog settings from the current time of day.
0% – 100%: Sets a specific fog thickness. 0% turns off the fog, and 100% will pull the fog in very close to the camera!
Fog Color: Controls the color of the island’s overall fog.
Default: Uses the fog color from the current time of day.
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan: Sets a specific color for the fog.
Note that lighting and fog graphics can look different depending on the platform.
There are a ton of other changes that this update brought. You can click the link below to check out the full patch notes.
With the recent craze of Battle Royale games like PUBG and Fortnite, video games have gotten even more into the limelight. While loot boxes are a topic of heavy contention with different viewpoints, governments and regulatory bodies have their own stance about it. Because of this very recently members of the UK Parliament sat down with representatives of Epic Games and EA to hear their views on certain topics and let’s just say that some things that they said during it were quite interesting.
When asked about what the companies thought and felt about loot boxes and whether or not the companies think it is ethical, EA was the first to talk about it. According to the EA representative, EA doesn’t use the term “Loot Boxes” and instead call them “Surprise Mechanics”. She likened it to Kinder Eggs where you get a surprise regarding what’s inside and she stated that people enjoyed the element of surprise, especially players who play FIFA and Ultimate Team.
She further went on to state that the “Surprise Mechanics” were fun and quite enjoyable and says that she doesn’t believe in the fact that Loot Boxes or “Surprise Mechanics” lead to gambling. According to her, the way EA has implemented loot boxes in their games is 100% ethical and that they have no qualms about it.
Throughout the entire meeting when asked pressing questions, Epic Games were very deflective and evasive as they would beat around the bush instead of actually answering the question and were even called out by an MP who asked them if they were coached to answer because of how they responded to questions.
While some of the questions asked were alright, some of the questions that were asked made it quite clear that the person wasn’t well-versed with video games and didn’t know much about the companies and topic at hand besides a few articles that they had opened up.
This begs the question that why isn’t there some sort of committee made up of people who know about the industry and are also well-versed with the technical aspect of it so that when such meetings take place, companies can’t just beat around the bush or talk their way out of it by throwing around technical terms.
The EA representative claiming that EA implements loot boxes ethically clearly doesn’t remember the Battlefront 2 debacle that occurred at launch. While the microtransaction aspect of the game has since improved, EA and other companies certainly seem to push microtransactions in subtle ways, especially towards pre-adolescent and adolescent teens.
There were a lot of other topics discussed during the meeting like whether or not they tracked how long players played a game(both companies replied they didn’t) and about addiction, parental control, and gambling which you can check out for yourself and see how bad some of the questions were and how evasive the responses were. The meeting is linked below and goes on for a bit over 2 hours long.
Drop in with your squad, search for the Avenger’s items and take the fight to Thanos! Can you eliminate Thanos and his army before the last Infinity Stone is found? Or will he complete the Infinity Gauntlet and pick up a Snap Royale? Play the Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame LTM now!
Thanos and his Chitauri are invading the Fortnite Battle Royale island searching for the six Infinity Stones. It’s up to you to acquire the Avengers: Endgame items scattered throughout the map, and take the fight to him.
During the Fortnite Endgame LTM, you’ll be able to complete challenges to acquire free rewards like Sprays, Banners and the Avengers Quinjet Glider.
Pop by the store and you’ll be able to buy the first of two Marvel sets: the Black Widow Outfit plus Widow’s Pack, Widow’s Bite Pickaxe and Widow’s Pirouette Emote! The second Outfit set arrives early next week…;)