Following Fortnite - From Epic Page 10

  • CompetitiveDad 3 Jul 2018 18:53:37 8,025 posts
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    The playground mode is available as a playlist now.
  • H1ggyLTD 3 Jul 2018 19:22:57 9,614 posts
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    Were there two events prior to the meteor?
  • Duffking 4 Jul 2018 16:04:25 15,718 posts
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    @FuzzyDucky I enjoy the building on Switch atm but I find the game borderline unplayable on PC because of it. It really is just "build over their head then shotgun them". And people have so much experience it's near impossible getting anywhere.
  • Duffking 9 Jul 2018 16:53:42 15,718 posts
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    pretty solid round

  • CompetitiveDad 9 Jul 2018 18:12:56 8,025 posts
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    Duffking wrote:
    pretty solid round

    Well played.
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Jul 2018 18:53:42 4,803 posts
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    Note to self. Don't play against Duffking.
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Jul 2018 20:39:34 4,803 posts
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    Played two games this evening. Came 2nd in the first and won the second game. 4 kills over the two games, but managed to lob a single grenade into a four block high tower to win that second round. \o/
  • DangerousDave_87 10 Jul 2018 19:36:15 4,803 posts
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    Not sure if I'm repeating myself here, but squads with strangers is really not a great idea. I'm constantly put in teams with people who either prat around, dancing in the open or who all go their own way, playing add if it were solo. I've made it to the final 10 a number of times, but I'm predictably outnumbered every time.

    Won a couple of 50 vs 50 though. That mode is crazy. Good fun, though.
  • KRadiation 11 Jul 2018 15:25:14 1,348 posts
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    yep I've only ever been teamed up with a decent bunch about 3 times.

    the rest of the time each player jumps out and goes off in a random direction, or tilted.....
    They'll die early on. Those that don't seem to have a death wish andrun around looking for a fihht and charge into one asap.

    ill be hiding out on the edges of the storm taking my time. telling them stay with me... let's flank these guys.

    but no.... they'll run out into the open guns blazing. I can consistently make it Into the final few on my own but ultimately end up against a team or two of 3 or 4 at the very end leaving me no chance.





    * random tip for anyone going Into season 5 tomorrow. don't cash in your daily challenges you've completed. leave them until tomorrow and you can rapidly rank up the battle pass a good few levels.

    Edited by KRadiation at 15:27:27 11-07-2018
  • DangerousDave_87 11 Jul 2018 15:35:26 4,803 posts
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    I haven't bought a battle pass. As fancy as it all looks, I'm pretty happy with the standard character models. At least they're all wearing trousers, unlike another similar game!
  • KRadiation 11 Jul 2018 15:51:11 1,348 posts
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    I've not spent a penny in the game outside of buying the save the world part. I earned enough v bucks in that mode to buy season 4 battle pass and playing through that I've got about 1950 v bucks saved up ready for 5. works out pretty good.
  • Duffking 11 Jul 2018 18:18:09 15,718 posts
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    I bought the pass. Not too bad, since I earned enough by playing to get the next one for free anyway.
  • DangerousDave_87 11 Jul 2018 22:11:06 4,803 posts
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    I just stood there shooting at somebody I thought had been downed and as I raise my voice to complain that they're not dying, I realise it's a team mate. Seconds later the storm consumed them.

    Erm... My bad.

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 00:07:01 12-07-2018
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 00:07:21 4,803 posts
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    Anyone know what the campfire trap does?
  • CompetitiveDad 12 Jul 2018 06:15:13 8,025 posts
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    DangerousDave_87 wrote:
    Anyone know what the campfire trap does?
    It's not a trap, it heals you, place it down and gather round.
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 09:21:09 4,803 posts
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    Oh right. Well I'll give that another go next time. I've seen some campfires placed on the map randomly, but I guess they don't have the same healing effects, do they?
  • CompetitiveDad 12 Jul 2018 09:25:42 8,025 posts
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    https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/patch-notes/v5-0
  • CompetitiveDad 12 Jul 2018 09:27:10 8,025 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87 that's correct, I'm not sure how much health you get back from them (50?) They burn themselves out after a period of time.
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 09:33:04 4,803 posts
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    Gyro/Motion control support on Switch! \o/
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 11:26:27 4,803 posts
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    Gyro might take some tweaking to get right. Anything above 50 and my screen is shaking. Did manage a few quick long range shots though.

    Edit - It may actually be an issue with the frame rate. The cursor skips a fair amount when aiming. At last in 50 v 50 mode. I've knocked down sensitivity to 20 in all aiming types, but its still much harder to lock on someone than in Splatoon. I guess the combat is generally loner ranged in Fortnite, but the crosshair didn't mouth smoothly enough.

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 11:43:54 12-07-2018
  • Duffking 12 Jul 2018 13:30:07 15,718 posts
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    I had similar issues with Gyro in doom. Nice idea, but just doesn't work for me in shooters if the frame rate is low.
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 13:34:35 4,803 posts
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    It's also more sensitive vertically, which is confusing. No setting to change that, either.
  • Duffking 12 Jul 2018 14:27:56 15,718 posts
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    One thing I noticed from a cursory glance at the options - looks like you can have it only enabled while ADSing, which I might go for.
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 14:56:45 4,803 posts
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    That's what I tried, but when sniping I find the cursor slowly drifts upward.
  • Duffking 12 Jul 2018 15:49:18 15,718 posts
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    Does it do that all the time? Might be worth recalibrating the joycon motion controls in the Switch settings.
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 15:54:19 4,803 posts
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    Only on Fortnite. I jumped back in to Splatoon this morning to try and get a feel for the controls again, so I could tweak Fortnite to match, but had no such issues there.

    I mean obviously it picks up all kinds of movement and that's fine. It's just this was actual drifting. At first I thought it was kickback(?) from firing weapons, but it was happening when trying to line up the shots, too.

    It could be down to lag or frame rate dips in 50v50 mode. I've not really given it a proper go in solo, yet.
  • shadowdawg 12 Jul 2018 16:27:28 51 posts
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    According to the official Epic Games’ blog post, the patch notes for Season 5 are now live. It is now confirmed that the upcoming update will be adding in not only new cosmetic items and skins but a ton of new content including All-Terrain Karts, Rifts and changes to the game’s map.
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 16:53:54 4,803 posts
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    @Duffking Let me know what settings you settle with. So far I am using...

    Morton Sensitivity: 0.35
    Motion Targeting Sensitivity: 0.35
    Motion Scoped Sensitivity: 0.20
  • DangerousDave_87 12 Jul 2018 18:22:41 4,803 posts
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    Had this happen to me twice today. I assume server issues.
  • JoelStinty 12 Jul 2018 18:30:10 6,733 posts
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    DangerousDave_87 wrote:
    Not sure if I'm repeating myself here, but squads with strangers is really not a great idea. I'm constantly put in teams with people who either prat around, dancing in the open or who all go their own way, playing add if it were solo. I've made it to the final 10 a number of times, but I'm predictably outnumbered every time.

    Won a couple of 50 vs 50 though. That mode is crazy. Good fun, though.
    I just tend to play Solo. I'm one of those that just goes off and does his own thing.

    Came second for the first time and died.. to a guy building over me and shotgunning me. Exactly as described above :D
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