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The best changes Epic made for Fortnite Chapter 2

Fortnite Chapter 2 is live on all platforms. Take a look at some of the best changes Epic made to the game.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 is live on all platforms. Take a look at some of the best changes Epic made to the game.

Fortnite Chapter 2 is here! The long Fortnite Blackout is finally over, and we can all enjoy our favorite game once more.

Epic has yet to release the Fortnite Chapter 2 patch notes of this writing, and there’s likely a reason for it. They want players to jump in and form their own opinions instead of reading the patch notes and determining whether or not they like new mechanics before ever trying them.

Right now, Fortnite is essentially a new game. Epic wants us to treat it that way. We wouldn’t go running to the patch notes on a new title, so we shouldn’t do that with Fortnite Chapter 2? The full list of patch notes will probably be available later today.

Let’s take a look at some of the changes that we do know about after playing a handful of games on the new map.

Upgrade weapon rarity

The ability to upgrade your item rarity using materials might be the best change Epic made to Fortnite with Chapter 2. You can now use your materials to upgrade weapons at specific crafting locations.

This new mechanic significantly reduced the RNG in the game. Now, you can make that gray weapon a gold one if you have enough materials. You don’t have to solely rely on drops and enemies to get your ideal loadout.

Fishing helps to reduce RNG a bit as well. This is an inherently-RNG activity, but the more opportunities you have to get a powerful weapon, the better.

Picking up downed teammates – and enemies

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The ability to pick up downed teammates is going to be invaluable in all Fortnite modes – especially in competitive. You don’t have to hold a wall as your teammate tries to crawl to safety anymore – you can just carry them there.

This mechanic is an example of Epic giving us something we never knew we wanted. The same goes for picking up enemies, which is an awesome new way to troll and have a laugh in Fortnite.

Shotguns and Traps from chests

One of the biggest complaints of the Fortnite community was that shotguns didn’t drop from chests. Shotguns are the most essential items in Fortnite. You can do almost anything with a shotgun and an AR, but had to rely on floor loot to find a shotgun.

Now, though, you can find a shotgun while opening a chest. There also appear to be chests with improved loot that give you a trap when you open it. I haven’t encountered one of these yet, but the trailer confirms we will be able to get traps from certain chests as well.

No OP vehicles

Fortnite Chapter 2 went back to the basics. There are fewer healing items and far less mobility in the game – just as things were back in the day.

The best change, though, was that the new boat isn’t nearly as overpowered as some of the recent mobility additions to Fortnite. Epic has added the BRUTE, the Baller, and the X-4 Stormwing in the seasons leading up to Chapter 2. The boat isn’t even in the same league as these additions.

Yes, the boat has a rocket launcher, but it seems like a way for the driver to protect the boat rather than a new meta.

Confirm Edit on release

The ability to confirm edit on release is another positive element of Fortnite Chapter 2. This has been something that the controller community has been asking for, and it’s finally here.

The system – as it is right now – is a tad slow. Anyone who has a Scuf or Elite controller is going to be able to edit faster when they change their controller binds. Still, this is a step in the right direction – especially if it’s optimized – and shows that Epic is listening to the community. 

What’s your favorite part of Fortnite Chapter 2? Let us know in the comments.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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