Fortnite players have noticed that this skin combination gives players a competitive advantage. They’re now calling this skin ‘pay-to-win.’
4 hours ago
January 7, 2021
Fortnite players are calling for Epic to nerf the all-black superhero skins, calling them ‘pay-to-win.’
In Season 4, Epic introduced a skin set that arguably offered the best value in the game. The customizable superhero skins let players choose different colors, materials, and styles – making several unique outfits out of a single skin.
The community loved this addition for a while. Several players had locker presets filled with this single skin, as the options were seemingly endless.
After a while, ‘sweaty’ Fortnite players noticed that one particular combination of colors offered them a distinct advantage. The black-on-black superhero skins are incredibly difficult to see, especially with shadows enabled.
This is even more of an issue for console players, who don’t have the option to turn shadows off in their graphics settings.
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Fortnite had a similar problem with the Plastic Patroller skin set more than a year ago. These all-green skins allowed players to blend in with the grassy environment, forcing Epic to add dirt to them to make them stand out.
These all-black superhero skins might be worse than their predecessors. You can blend in anywhere with these skins – not just in the grass.
At this point, it’s hard to argue that all-black superhero skins aren’t pay-to-win. They give players who purchased the skin a distinct advantage – something that Epic Games have always been against.
It’s only a matter of time before Epic take action on this issue, but we don’t know what they would do. The development team would have to prevent players from selecting all-black variants in some way, but the all-white variant has a similar issue in the snow biome.
Of course, these two combinations should ruin solid-color superhero skins for everyone, but they might.
This isn’t the last we’ll hear of the topic, so we’ll keep you posted when we learn more. For now, make sure to check every corner when looting a house. You never know if there’s a sneaky superhero hiding in a corner.
A new hotfix has removed the direct payment option from iOS, suggesting that Apple could bring Fortnite back to the App Store.
2 days ago
January 5, 2021
iOS Fortnite players have been out of luck while Apple and Epic battle it out in court. This small update could point to a concession on Epic’s part.
Update 1/5/21 12:35 PM EST: An Epic employee has confirmed that this update was released by mistake.
Original article: It’s been a tough few months for the Fortnite mobile community with the ongoing litigation between Epic Games and Apple. For those who don’t know, Epic added a direct payment option to Fortnite, which was in direct violation of both the App Store and Google Play Store.
On Android devices, players could still download Fortnite through the Epic Games Launcher. Unfortunately, iOS players didn’t have this option, which was what led to the lawsuit between Epic and Apple.
On January 5, however, Epic released a small hotfix that focused on the iOS platform – specifically in the direct payment department.
Epic removed direct payment from iOS, which was the whole reason that Apple banned Fortnite from the App Store in the first place. With the legal battle ongoing, this doesn’t mean that Fortnite will come back to the App Store right away, but it’s a good first step.
Publicly, Epic took this opportunity to take a stand against what they saw as Apple’s monopoly over their platform. After removing direct payment, however, it seems like they might be relenting.
Again, we have no idea whether or not this means that Fortnite will come back to iOS platforms anytime soon. This could be a strategic move on the part of Epic Games to win favor in court.
This is, however, a good sign for iOS players. If Epic are willing to make this concession, Apple could decide to put Fortnite back in the App Store. Only time will tell.
Fortnite v15.20 is expected this week. Take a look at all of our predictions for the next Fortnite update.
3 days ago
January 4, 2021
The Fortnite v15.20 update is expected this week. Here’s what we’ll see when the update goes live.
The Fortnite Operation Snowdown event ends on January 5, which means we could see an update coming overnight.
We’re writing this prediction before any official announcement, but are confident that we’ll see v15.20 coming this week – if not tomorrow. Here’s what we expect to see included in that update.
Every Fortnite update is accompanied by a list of bug fixes, and v15.20 is no different. Here are all of the bugs listed in “Fixed in Next Game Update” on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board.
- Total Bars may rarely appear as 0 in a match.
- Rebooted players may see an already completed Bounty.
- Total Bars may rarely appear as 0 in a match.
- Michonne Outfit visual issue with Cape back blings.
Goodbye Operation Snowdown
Operation Snowdown ends on January 5, which is part of the reason that we assume a patch is incoming.
There isn’t much to add, here. Operation Snowdown will end, the Battle Bus will go back to normal, and the snow on the map will melt – possibly all at once or gradually over the next week.
Now, we’re getting into the pure speculation part of the update. It’s been a while since the last update, which means Epic could have some new content in store for us.
There have been a couple of Exotic weapons leaked, including a Run Gun SMG and a Freeze AR – a winter-themed Assault Rifle that gives opponents the effect of Chiller Traps.
It would seem reasonable for Epic to add one or both of these items in v15.20, but we won’t know for sure.
A New Bounty Hunter
It’s been a couple of weeks since Epic added a crossover skin as a part of the Bounty Hunter theme of the season.
We don’t know which hunter this would be, although there have been rumors about Predator joining the lineup.
If we had to guess, we’d say that data miners will find the next bounty hunter in the game files and will release this information to the public ahead of the Item Shop change.
We’ probably see some unpredictable additions to Fortnite when v15.20 goes live as well. For all of those, stay tuned for our breakdown, coverage, and more.