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5 things Fortnite could do to compete with CoD Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone is out now. How will Fortnite win some of its players back from this heavy-hitting Battle Royale?



Call of Duty: Warzone is out now. How will Fortnite win some of its players back from this heavy-hitting Battle Royale?

Another ‘Fortnite killer’ has been released into the wild, threatening to take a large chunk of the Battle Royale audience away from Fortnite. No game will ever match the unique experience that is Fortnite, but casual players are undoubtedly going to try the free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone.

The release of Apex Legends led to a free Fortnite Battle Pass, siphon in pubs, Reboot Vans, and a pinging system. Clearly, Epic takes competition seriously.

Yesterday, when Activision announced the Call of Duty BR, Epic shot back with an immediate announcement of the Fortnite Champion Series for Season 2. What else do they have up their sleeve? How else will Epic compete with this fun, polished, unique BR? Let’s speculate.

Bring Siphon Back

The most immediate impact that Apex Legends had on Fortnite was the implementation of siphon in all game modes. Nearly everyone loved siphon until it was unceremoniously removed for promoting “unhealthy aggression.”

High-level Fortnite players are now calling public Fortnite matches “Arena without siphon.” In many ways, they’re right. Public solo matches, in particular, can be just as tough as Arena matches are.

Players of all levels are asking for the return of siphon. There’s no better time than now to give everyone what they want.

Quality of life changes (FoV slider)

There are a ton of small QoL changes that Epic could make to Fortnite that would make all of the difference. Players have been asking for an FoV slider for years. Right now might be the perfect time to give it to us.

Things like a loadout preset, FoV slider, competitive rewards, and locker customization options seem like no-brainers. At this point, it could even appear as though Epic has been waiting on a true BR competitor before they dropped some of these features.

Wouldn’t it be great to see the next update bring us a host of quality-of-life improvements? This might be the best way to combat another popular game like Warzone.

Separate the competitive loot pool

Separating the Fortnite loot pools is probably the least-likely suggestion on this list, while simultaneously making the most sense.

Competitive Fortnite players hate the C4 and Heavy Sniper meta that has taken over mid-game fights. These weapons present easy kill opportunities in competitive matches, with little skill needed.

At the same time, the casual community seems to love Heavy Snipers and mythic weapons. The compromise is simple: take the overpowered weapons out of competitive and test things in public matches before adding them to tournaments.

Will Epic do this? Almost certainly not. They’ve been extremely reluctant to separate the loot pools in the past, and probably won’t start now. Still, it would make a ton of sense and might incentivize many competitive players to stay on Fortnite.

Free Battle Pass

What’s the easiest way to keep players on Fortnite and away from competing games? Free stuff.

People forget that Epic gave us the opportunity to earn a free Battle Pass when Apex Legends first hit the scene. Season 7 was extended and Epic provided us with some challenges and a chance to earn the Season 8 Battle Pass for free.

This would be a Band-Aid fix for the issue, but it could bring some players back to the game within the next couple of months. Season 2 is still young, but we might see this coming at the end of the season.

Copy the Gulag

Epic isn’t shy about borrowing mechanics from other Battle Royale competitors and putting them into Fortnite. No, Apex Legends wasn’t the first game to implement vaults, but it’s naive to think that Fortnite vaults didn’t have something to do with Apex Legends.

Of course, Fortnite and other games also copied the reboot and pinging systems from Apex Legends. Some players even claim that the NPC bosses were influenced by Escape from Tarkov. What, if anything, will come out of Warzone and make its way into Fortnite?

Most of the new BR elements in Warzone seems specific to Call of Duty, which is awesome for Warzone players. Admittedly, I haven’t spent hours playing Warzone yet (it’s only a few hours old), but one of the elements that Epic could ‘borrow’ is the Gulag.

For those who don’t know, your first death in Warzone isn’t a death. You get transported to the Gulag and play a 1v1 Gunfight match against another deceased player. If you win, you get another chance in the arena.

I don’t know what a Fortnite version of this would look like, but there was a Gunfight LTM in Fortnite in the past. Epic could steal this one and bring it to Fortnite, but we’d probably have to wait until next season.

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So, there are five ways that Epic can raise the bar and compete with the new Call of Duty BR. If you haven’t played Warzone, yet, it’s far more entertaining and unique than last year’s Blackout. It really feels like a Call of Duty BR, rather than a polished PUBG clone.

I’m going to play Warzone, and many of you will as well. Epic knows this, and are hopefully planning something to revive their player count. Warzone won’t kill Fortnite, but it might leave a mark if Epic isn’t careful.

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How to get the Dish Destroyer pickaxe in Fortnite Season 3

Another exclusive pickaxe arrives to Fortnite in Season 3 and it sure looks quite different. Here’s how you can get it.



Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite

The Dish Destroyer pickaxe is another free cosmetic you can get in Chapter 3 Season 3 if you haven’t already. Here’s how to get the pickaxe right into your locker.

Fortnite players sure love freebies that the developers give them away each season. From a free Refer-A-Friend skin to a slurpy back bling that you can get upon completing quests, players have faithfully completed every task that Epic has asked them to claim the free reward.

However, over the course of several seasons now, getting these freebies is starting to feel too much work to some players. Epic continues to add away free content, but players are asked to put in the work in order to claim these rewards.

This time around, there’s a new item on the block, The Dish Destroyer Pickaxe, which you can get in Fortnite now by doing a few simple steps. Here’s how you can get it in Season 3.

Get the Dish Destroyer Pickaxe in Fortnite now

Nvidia’s cloud gaming platform GeForce Now was launched earlier this year when players were able to stream Fortnite on any device if they were a member of the service. This also allowed iOS users to stream the game on their phones despite the Apple vs. Epic lawsuit.

In a recent tweet, Nvidia announced that Fortnite players will be able to redeem a free Dish Destroyer Pickaxe if they stream Fortnite on their GeForce Now enabled devices until August 4, 2022. Players who are members of the exclusive service will only be able to redeem this for free in-game.

However, in another announcement, Epic told its player base that the pickaxe is not exclusive to GeForce Now but will also be available in the Item Shop at a later date. This means that those who aren’t able to redeem the free pickaxe using their GeForce Now memberships will have a chance to buy it using V-Bucks in the Item Shop.

The cost of the pickaxe has not been revealed as of yet as players believe that it will be released once the limited window of August 4 for GeForce Now members have expired. As soon as we get any news on its Item Shop release, we’ll be sure to update this article.

GeForce Now players have had the perks of free rewards ever since the service allowed players to experience the thrill of Fortnite anywhere on their devices. Falling in line is XCloud’s gaming service which has become extremely popular amongst Xbox players.

For more, check out our guide on How to use Ice Cream cones in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite players call on Epic Games to fix Loot Chests bug in Season 3

As the latest Fortnite Season 3 update brought players a No Sweat Summer, it left a weird bug in the game where players are getting empty loot chests. Here’s the latest on that.



Loot Chests in Fortnite

Fortnite players have finally given up on the game due to its never-ending glitches and bugs that affect their overall gameplay experience. The latest glitch in the game is teleporting chest loot to a different location, and it’s getting pretty annoying for players.

Player feedback is one of the many things Epic takes very seriously that it aims to fix in every major weekly update or minor hotfixes from time to time. Often there are times when these bugs can get pretty annoying as they affect the overall gameplay experience for the player.

Fortnite players have seen bugs ranging from being stuck under the map or taking fall damage after jumping off a launch pad. From pros to content creators, each one of them took to social media to call on the developers to “fix the game”.

However, a recent update, v21.30, left a bug that has tested the patience of every Fortnite player active this season – potentially the most annoying Fortnite bug of all time. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite bug teleports chests loots to other locations

A strange Fortnite bug that is going viral right now on social media is the Loot Chests bug. It all began when Epic added the update v21.30 and introduced players to this year’s summer event, No Sweat Summer.

The update also saw the addition of Prime Shotgun which is considered to be the best shotgun in Chapter 3. While all the additions are fascinating and exciting to the players, the bug the update left in the game is still haunting players who are failing to win a game like they used to.

The bug, as shown in the clip above, teleports the chest loot to a nearby location outside if a player opens a chest box inside a building. This is pretty annoying as it doesn’t let the player farm loot fast as they usually would while landing on a hot drop.

Players have already started uploading their clips of the loot chest bug and are calling out the game to come out and fix this issue. This bug also creates double the work for those players who like to play a fast-paced Battle Royale match.

Joining in the conversation are a few FNCS players who feel that this bug might cost them several games where they would end up losing on a major competitive level. The entire community has joined hands together to ask the developers to fix the game at the earliest.

While Fortnite has not addressed this issue on their social media handles or on the Trello board could also mean that players in higher ping regions might be the only ones experiencing the bug. However, the player base is still keeping their hopes high to get these issues fixed as soon as possible.

As bugs and glitches continue to add to several issues Fortnite is filled with, events like No Sweat Summer keep the community excited for more in-game content and freebies that they can get. The challenges for No Sweat Summer are live in-game now and players can redeem their share of rewards upon completing them.

For more, check out our article on Fortnite introducing the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30.

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Fortnite introduces the new Prime Shotgun in update v21.30

Prime Shotgun is the latest game breaking weapon that has been added to Fortnite in v21.30. Here’s all about the new shotgun.



Prime Shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun is another addition to Fortnite this season in terms of weaponry that has been added to the game. Here is all about the latest shotgun that was introduced in v21.30 and what players think of it.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been a joyride for both OG and new players alike. The new mechanics, the reality bloom spreading everywhere, and the addition of new weapons to the game have kept the community satisfied so far.

However, during the beginning of Chapter 3, the shotgun meta was deemed to be the worst shotguns the game had added to the game. The Striker Pump, Ranger, and Auto Shotguns were weapons that players had deemed incompetent to other shotguns in Fortnite.

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Much so, even the newly released Two Shot Shotgun couldn’t impress the players with its faster fire rate and damage. So, Epic decided to throw a new shotgun into the mix to seek player reactions and improve the messed-up shotguns in-game.

Prime Shotgun is the new community favorite shotgun in Fortnite

Prime Shotgun was added in the latest update v21.30 to the unvaulted weapons arsenal in Fortnite. The shotguns were the second one introduced to the player base apart from the Two-Shot shotgun.

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It holds 4 bullets in a clip and promises heavy damage on the first shot fired from a fully loaded clip. The 3 shots that follow inflict lower damage than that of the first one.

When a player reloads the shotgun, 3 blue dots appear on the gun with the red dot being the first shot being loaded. This brings back the memories of the infamous “One Shot Meta” from the OG days when the community used to perform using a Pump Shotgun.

Pros like NickEh30 sang high praise of the Prime Shotgun as the weapon contains elements of the OG pump in terms of range, accuracy, and firepower. Other pros like SypherPK & Ninja also commented their thoughts on the gun which were highly positive.

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With the recent Fortnite update, leaks have also been floating around about the No Sweat Summer and Ice Cream cone consumables that the player base can see in-game in the coming days. However, an official announcement has been made about the same on the official blog website of Fortnite.

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