Fortnite Cars Review + Tips
Cars have FINALLY made their way to Fortnite!! They teased this new feature for what felt like forever, so on the 5th I cleared my schedule and had to hop in! Below I share my thoughts and offer a few tips for those giving them a spin for the first time.
Immediately, this mode of transportation gave of Grand Theft Auto and other driving game vibes. The controls are fairly simple and fun fact - they include an operable radio (also similar to GTA.)
An interesting point I didn’t think of until I played it in-game was that the cars NEED gas to be able to run! I thought this was very cool and more realistic than I expected. Running on E? Stop by the gas station and fill-er-up! The strange thing about this experience is that you don’t have to put gas in the tank. Just pour some gas on the hood and you are good to go???
Are you too far away from a gas station? No worries! There are plenty of gas cans sprinkled throughout the map. Already full? Try tossing the gas can at your opponent to blow them up! Shooting them makes them go kaboom!
Some tips on what not to do:
Driving through opponent builds did not work out very well for me.
Driving off-road is a way to get nowhere pretty fast.
This season feels like it’s all about mobility! Cars will definitely change the game. Do you think it will be beneficial or are there too many modes of transportation now? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments!
Fortnite: Counters to the Crashin' Cars of Fortnite!
Hey there, Fortnite folks!
With the release of cars, trucks and every motor vehicle in between FINALLY being released, I wanted to share a few quick building tips I’d thought up to help you survive the sudden surge of vehicular violence across the valley. With everyone trying to get their hands on the new rides, you can treat the new cars as, not a joyride, but bait. Plant a hot-rod or massive semi-truck in a clearly visible location and given enough time, someone will notice and go sprinting for the set of wheels that is surely to make their lives easier, right? Wrong. There you are, crouched behind a bush or up in your self-built tower, ready to take the shot. This, of course, relies on your knowledge of each map and where a lot of traffic ( Heh, see what I did there?) tends to come through. This way, you have the best position possible to pick someone off for trying to steal your wheels.
Once player population starts to decline through out the battle royale, you can use the vehicle yourself to try and seek out the remaining players in style. Maybe put on some tunes for your victory. But Rowan, you ask, surely you must have a solution if the cars are being used against us? For that, dear reader, I say unto thee… build. Build as you’ve never built before! Okay, perhaps not that crazily but cars do still obey the law of physics in Fortnite, for the most part, and a hastily crafted ramp will send the approaching vehicle soaring over your head while you continue on your way. I’d warn about reaction time for this but knowing most Fortnite pros, I don’t believe that will be an issue. A basic wooden ramp will serve the purpose here, but if you’d like to use a more durable material to possibly block the vehicle from coming back around with walls, the rarer metal would be your best choice.
And finally, my last piece of advice for the new cars… is to know when to abandon the car. I know, nothing beats cruisin’ down the road with your favorite station on the radio as you run over some poor dude’s amazing wooden castle in your semi, but cars don’t have weapons installed (yet, anyway…) and as I stated above, it is very possible for someone to focus in on a car for multiple reasons. This is still Fortnite after all and stealth/subtly do still get most players further than barreling through the storm in their pick-up. I do recommend using the cars when possible or if you’re just looking for shenanigans, but if victory and fame are what you seek, know when the car moves from a joy, to a liability. If you’re lucky, you might find another vehicle in a more convenient location! Just watch for someone watching you, after all…
Got any amazing car clips? Share them and I’ll let you folks know which earns my seal of epic approval in the comments! Hope you all have an amazing weekend and drive crazy!
How to Improve your Aim in Fortnite
Improving your aim in Fortnite is one of the keys to a lot of kills, better games, and becoming a more skilled player. Even if you cannot learn to build, the aim will overpower a huge majority of the map. Of course, having both is even better, but without precise aim, one can never really survive in Fortnite’s Battle Royale. Here are some tips and tricks to improve your aim as a player.
The first thing to do is know that aim is based on experience. No one really gets to hop into Fortnite with godly aim levels. It grows over time, and it develops as the map changes and the game updates its guns. One of the best things you can do as a player is going into denser areas of the map and stop being afraid of opposition. Even if you can aim well in a low-stress situation, it will not compare well in a close-quarters 1v1. In the beginning, I was always afraid of other players on the map and did my best to avoid them. However, as I grew more and more into areas with high player counts, my aim started to improve even if I lost games faster and more frequently. Over time, you’ll end up growing into the high-intensity battles and acclimate with its difficulty. To ease yourself in, try to drop in areas where there is a high number of henchmen. Although they are not as responsive as real opponents, they move around, shoot back with crazy aim, and drop loot as a reward. Another way to get into a more aggressive mindset is going into the Playground. Although commonly used to build battles, you can host tourneys with friends and other players that will stimulate what a real game would feel like without much consequence. Getting first-hand and battle-like simulation will improve not only your aim over time but as well as your battle IQ and strategy.
The second thing to do is to be patient. When you see someone across the map, you do not immediately need to fire. Instead, wait for the crosshair to minimize to its dot-size, and wait in for that moment. Of course, hitting a moving enemy at 400 meters away with an AR might be harder than it sounds, but it is a lot easier than firing endlessly with the hope of a bullet landing. Most of the kills from far distances like this usually come with intervals between an AR’s ammo or a Sniper Rifle. It is seldom seen to laser down someone who is quite a distance from you. Instead, try to pick them off, shield by the shield, until they are torn down, and have no choice but to either retreat or to push with fewer resources. Either way, you should be finishing them off as fast as possible and not let anyone else take your kill.
Finally, always aim with the ability of your weapon in mind. For example, the Hunting Rifle has a major dropoff point, and you should not be aiming at someone’s hips while moving. Instead, aim a bit slightly above their head for a clean shot. In an SMG, the bullets are usually sporadically moving around. To counter this, try to minimize its scattered bullets by maintaining center control with your aim joystick at all times during firing. Finally, in a shotgun like the Charge shotgun, with limited bullets and higher damage, you want to really have the mindset that “every shot counts”. This mindset will differ, for example, then a Tac, with higher bullet count and damage area.
Do you agree with what I said? Let me know in the comments below!
Battle Royale 5 Best Fortnite Crossovers
Hey guys, Ratman here for another Fortnite ranking list!!! Get hyped! Everyone loves crossovers! Fortnite does an alarmingly awesome job at these - most of the time. Today, I wanted to show my love for the BEST crossovers we have seen yet!
Fortnite has a large demographic of kids and teenagers, but throw some NFL skins in that item store and Dad is sure to want to join the game! Repping your favorite team and blasting enemies?! What better way to spend the weekend?
This series kicked off with one of Fortnite’s most recognizeable player - NINJA! Since then, we have seen loserfruit and a very successful Travis Scott concert come from this crossover. I’m excited to see what is next for this series!
This crossover had some hits and misses, but man, the hits were amazing! It was super fun to play as a stormtrooper or one of the good guys, but the facts are if you didn’t find a lightsaber ASAP it was probably lights out.
This game mode will always be one of my favorites!! Playing as Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain America, and killing your Chitauri enemies was a blast. The only reason it isn’t ranked number one in my book is because of the incredible unbalance experienced with the Thanos experience. It was amazing to have the infinity gauntlet, but being on the other side made players feel helpless.
This crossover is highly regarded as one of the best in the game’s history. Gotham took over Tilted Towers and the detail that went into this collab was amazing! Exploring the legendary city first-hand was something special for long-time Batman fans. The extra-cool Batman and Harley Quinn Skins were rather epic, as well.
What have been your favorite crossovers in Fortnite?
STOP Dropping At These Fortnite Locations!
With every new map change, comes new locations and drop spots. Sometimes we get some really amazing ones, and sometimes we get some not-so-cool ones. A key element to winning #BattleRoyale is dropping in the perfect location. Spoiler alert!!! This list isn’t them. Here are the top 5 worst drop zones currently in the game. Pls, STOP DROPPING AT THESE LOCAtIONS if you want to win!! (Disclaimer: drop zones are subjective and definitely relative to skill levels within the game!)
This is a popular drop spot for a lot of players. If you loved dropping at Tilted Towers back in the day, this area is for you! On the other hand, there aren’t many buildings to loot. Sure, while searching one building you may find six chests, but when you and your squad land, what are the odds of the 4 of you surviving vs five other teams who are looting the lobby in the same building?
This location was introduced in the early days of Fortnite and quickly became a hit. There is a total of five houses and one gas station for looting. And try-hards. Try-hards everywhere. Overall, it’s just flat out overrated.
This location received a total makeover this season! The high water transformed it. There are some things that didn’t change though! There is still a minuscule area of ground to cover and search for weapons. Sure...everything SEEMS spaced out, but there is a real lack of buildings around. Additionally, the chance of getting shot in the ass by campers in the weeds is relatively high.
Another thing about the water receding - Sweaty Sands is bestowed upon us once again! But guys...I’m just going to say it...it’s...you guessed it. OVERRATED. What is all the hype about at this place? All of the buildings are very close together and after looting everything you have to go into Salty or Pleasant and die to the try-hards that survived those locations.
I want to love this location...I really do. It’s just too hard for me to commit to. I love dropping on the outskirts of the map, but with hardly anything around it and a long distance to sprint away from storms, it’s just not worth it. It’s a tough spot to loot well and make it back safely.
What are your thoughts? Aren’t these locations the worst? Do you have a location that you believe is just not worth dropping at? Let me know in the comments.
What to Make of the New Map Changes and Upcoming Season
The water-filled Fortnite season, featuring sharks and boats, will seem to no longer be in the upcoming season of Fortnite. We see that this season was an interesting one and one of the best seasons that Fortnite came out with since Season 5. Given the fun and action-packed trailer we saw on June 17th, here is what we can expect from the next update.
First, if you haven’t noticed, there are no more sharks in the game. Further, the water levels have decreased across the maps. What used to be deep underwater is now seemingly much higher and visible, indicating that next season will have, at the very least, land with few bodies of water, or one similar to the earlier seasons of Fortnite. The water will be reduced greatly, and the landscape will be sure to rise in the upcoming season. However, given the trailer in Chapter 2, there may be more interesting modes of transportation.
We saw in the promo released earlier in June, that there were many vehicles that were being shown off. One of them seemed to be a racecar, while other vehicles were more heavy-duty, like an RV. much like the vehicle concept in Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite will adopt a similar style of player mobility in its upcoming seasons. Expect a lot more movement in the new Fortnite update and even more chaos across the map.
Further, there is some speculation that the classic Deagle will be coming back soon. It has been a long while since we got to use the Deagle, and this upcoming season gives Epic Games a great chance to bring it back, especially with its vehicle-themed season. It would be an amazing pairing being able to Deagle structures while riding in a racecar as a hard target.
Finally, there was a recent leak on a new shotgun, called the Dragon Shotgun. The shotgun will fire four bullets at a time, and will only be available in Epic and Legendary availabilities. It will potentially be one of the deadliest shotguns in the game, with headshot damage of 166 at the highest level. It will also have 60 damage to structures, making it very important to winning close encounters.
Do you agree with what I said? Let me know in the comments below!
Fortnite: Battle for the Badlands!
Hey there, Commanders!
So, we’ve all braved the storm at this point. We’ve delved deep into the dungeons full of darkness and fought every husk that’s coming drooling and hissing out of the storm’s violet clouds. Now, it’s time for us to brave the new ‘ventures, filled with rage, determination and a deep hunger for loot! Rotating every few months for a total of five Venture seasons per year, this new mode will feature a Diablo 3-style reset at the beginning of every new Venture theme. Your progress will also only matter specifically while within the Venture map, which is the Blasted Badlands this time around! We’ll get to explaining that in a second. What this unique way of powering yourself up means is that only Venture-specific activities will contribute to only Venture-specific content and your Survivors or other gear won’t need to be worried about! You can get rolling right off the bat with the new content, whether you’re a rugged veteran of the storm or a fresh commander still wet behind the ears.
If you’d like a little boost, drag some friends into the badlands! For every other commander you bring along, your power grows, and having more eyes to spot resources or vending machines for progression is always fun. This spin gives Save the World a little more of a survival spin, which is a welcome spice to the game mode!
Venture modes will also come with specific modifiers to how you, the great Commander, perform in combat. As mentioned earlier, the specific mechanic this time around is called the “Rage Meter”. The fires of rage require constant fuel and this new mechanic is no different. Draining your energy at a consistent, never-ending rate, your best bet to gain back your resources to survive is to let that rage become fuel for your combat! Every bullet that finds a Husk’s skull and every melee swing that breaks bones will regenerate your energy, as well as the passive naturally making your abilities cool down faster than before! It’s a risk-vs-reward playstyle and is extremely satisfying to just unleash an ability fueled frenzy on the twisted hordes.
Now that you’ve got your abilities, rage and your squad all set up, you’re going to need some weapons, badlander! Despite most of these post-apocalyptic themes revolving around the skill of being able to kitbash together scraps and resources, strangely Fortnite’s Venture mode does not feature the system from the rest of the game, while still retaining the need for resources. Instead of crafting a weapon with the items, you’ll be “purchasing” it from the conveniently placed Vending machines that I mentioned above. If your weapon is seeing constant use and you’d rather not lose that legendary Auto-rifle you spent all your resources to get, there’s repair stations also conveniently placed around the map where you can buff the scratches or pound out the dents in your weapon.
Once you’re finally ready to go hunting for that loot, you’ve got to be aware of what it is you’re hunting, badlander! Knowledge is power, of course, and with my help, you’ll know a lot. If you’ve missed event weaponry from your collections book, you can find vouchers as a reward from your FORT levels, as well as tokens to re-perk your weapon schematics and Superchargers, items that will allow you to kick heroes, survivors and schematics up to level 60!
There’s plenty of other juicy details in the newest Save the World update and don’t you worry, badlanders, I’ll be diving into each of them, including the new Imposter Quest, featuring the juiciest, beefiest playable character the Home Base has seen yet!
So, tell me, Commanders… you ready to venture into a land of lawlessness and rage?
Fortnite: A Bump in the Road!
Hey there, Fortnite folks!
With the recent chaos involving update 13.30, I wanted to discuss a few things. Firstly, the structural instability that came along with this patch. The strangeness of this sudden spike in crashes across multiple systems seems out of character for Fortnite, who has rarely experienced such issues over the past few updates. The crashes have seen been hotfixed over the course of a few patches for each system, but it raises a concern for me, primarily how the current conditions of game development are going to affect quality going forward. As a rather large number of companies are working completely from home ( or at least as much as possible), developing even the most basic of content has become a struggle.
Some games, such as Square Enix with Final Fantasy 14, have adapted drastically and kept up their content to the usual standard. Other titles, such as Destiny and now Fortnite, seem to be struggling. This latest update was not that involved and I saw more things fall apart with it than I did the ground-breaking live stream concerts, so my concern that is that the longer in to the current conditions we get, the worse these issues are going to become and Fortnite will start suffering from a history of instability in the long-term.
Running along a similar vein is how poorly executed the Build-A-Brella system seems to have been on launch. Texture issues, causing crashes and other problems plague the new feature and while the dev team has confirmed they’re looking into the issue, it raises a lot of questions about the stability of future updates for even something small.
Moving on the next topic involves a little bit of community and developer concern both. Cars were believed to be introduced with this patch, as a lot of the marketing and certain social media practices led fans to believe. Considering the entire concept of vehicular gameplay is new to Fortnite, this naturally has many fans excited. The issue is, this also led to an incredible amount of assumption. No official source stated the vehicles would be releasing on the 21st, nor did any developers back this information up in any way. It was falsely leaked from an unknown source and the community ran with it. Combined with the disappointment of this patch to begin with, naturally this has caused some outrage, which while I am worried about the specific direction the developers plan to go with not properly QA-ing their content, this kind of behavior is extremely undeserved from the community as a whole.
While I myself am equally excited about the cars update, we need to make sure that it is released properly and as functional as it can be, so we don’t end up with another Build-A-Brella scenario where trying to drive across a bridge crashes the game entirely. This will only leave a bad taste in the mouth of the players with said content. What do you guys think of all this? As members of the community yourselves, I really want to hear your thoughts about this latest patch and a lot of the drama coming up around it.
Ratman's Guide To Winning Catch in Fortnite
Catch recently made a reappearance! In honor of it resurfacing, I wanted to make a quick and easy guide on how the Ratman survives the game. In 5 easy steps - you too can be a master of this limited mode. Unfortunately, the mode isn't available right now, but I'm sure it won't be long before we see it again!
5) Lay Low
Similar to other game modes, the key to victory in Catch is laying low and avoiding getting blown to bits! There’s nothing wrong with camping, folks!!
4) Be Fast
Transportation in the mode is a must! Always make sure you have rift to gos and launch pads on hand! Without question, you will find yourself in a pinch needing a quick getaway. Play it smart and have a plan!
3) Carry AT LEAST One Heal
You would be amazed late-game how many people don’t carry shields or health items in this mode. This is one game mode where all the edible fruits and veggies come in handy! Carrying more than one is good, but make sure you don’t take up valuable inventory space. You don’t want to run out of weapons!
2) Find A Boat
One of my favorite things to do is to grab a boat and start firing! With almost the entire map covered in water and endless ammo, the boat provides a quick getaway and doubles as a weapon!
1) Stay With Your Team!
Trying to play this game mode solo is almost impossible. Especially when the other team is a full squad and tons of clingers start heading your way! Stick together to give your team the best chance at victory!
Do you have any tips for playing Catch? Let me know!
What new items were unnecessary in this season of Fortnite?
The excitement factor for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 was strong! I was very excited to tame sharks and ride the waves (I still am.) Although we got some pretty awesome new toys to play with, as well as new locations. There were a few features this season that I could have lived without. Here are the top 5 things that I think weren’t necessary and don’t add much in terms of gameplay.
Looks super cool! I mostly use it to mess with friends and teammates because it’s funny to burn things down. The more I play with it though, the more I end up setting myself on fire or burning down my teammates build while they fight. Overall, I’m better off without it. It doesn’t offer much in terms of bringing down the enemy.
Let my start off by saying, these items are cute as heck. This season, we got tons of yummy looking fruits and veggies. Some of them give shield, while others increase health. However, the game is currently FLOODED with healing items, not including the food. I almost never use them because they are a waste of time.
Portable Upgrade Machines
In your early game, they are fine. They mostly take up too much space in inventory. In mid - end gameplay you are going to need your mats for builds. I definitely prefer the non-portable machines. It is too hectic late game to try to use it.
These guys show up out of the sky and shoot anything in their view. They are pesky and don’t really hold any good loot. They are pretty much there to cause a headache. Super unfun and you guessed it - unnecessary.
We’ve seen many changes to the shotgun over time in Fortnite. We’ve seen combat shotguns, drum shotguns, tactical, pump, heavy, etc. BY FAR - the charge shotgun is the absolute worst rendition in the game.
Are there any features in this season of Fortnite you just don’t get or feel don’t add much to the overall gameplay? Let me know in the comment section!
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