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Finally got another W on the board 😃😃😃 - my first on PC/Console and second overall 😁

 

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Been playing it a hell of a lot. I really couldn’t put it down today, I was intending to stop 2 or so hours in but I just couldn’t put it down. I play almost every night with the Missus and have been playing 3/4 hours a day on my own in squads with randoms and solo. Even whilst typing this I’m tempted to get the Switch and play a few games 😂

 

Squads is a bit of a mixed bag as you can get put into a squad with a right bunch of goons and get killed almost instantly as they want to drop into one of the highly populated drop zones like Pleasant Park/Trident Towers and the like. But other times you can get a good set of guys and really feel like you can take on the world.

 

Now I’ve played so much the map itself is becoming a character unto itself and I know all the different zones and what to expect at each, it’s a really cool feeling to have that map muscle memory set in and know where everything is in a zone.

 

I’ve been doing quite well solo but the win still eludes me. I managed to get all the way to the final 2 by being disguised as a bush earlier 😂 was just giggling like a school girl the entire time.

 

 

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Still playing a lot of this, not sure how many hours I've put in but I'm up to Level 39, Tier 39 of the Battle Pass.

 

Unlocked some cool skins, parachutes, emotes, backpacks and other bits and pieces I can put on to my character along the way. Got another 2 wins too - both coming in Squads - probably the latter of the two I was most proud of though as the rest of my team mates got killed quickly in the match and I was on my own for most of it, hiding in forts and buildings and just generally trying to stay alive, then taking out the last guy I saw with a hand cannon and getting the Victory Royale :)

 

I really didn't to enjoy the challenges as much as I have been I must say. I'm a goal based kinda gamer so I knew that they'd definitely draw me in but I find myself heading online to do a few challenges and then the hours just seem to tick by as I try to get more and more ticked off the list. I've completed 2 weeks so far and have the majority of tier points in most, some of the only ones I've got left are for killing using grenades and causing damage with grenades and another to get 3 kills in one game. Not sure I'll do all of them but I definitely want to try, would definitely be a cool feeling to see them all ticked off the list. It is rather addictive going through them all and it really teaches you the map nicely.

 

I went back to PUBG recently to see how it compares and I now find myself liking this more. The Fort building can feel like a bit of a crutch for some players at times and as I'm not skilled enough I do kind of still prefer PUBG's no nonsense realistic approach to buildings and the way you can sneak up and kill someone with one shotgun blast but just everything about Fortnite is so fun and it feels so cool when you're building a fort and an enemy is building yours and a huge battle follows, I've just not found I get those longer fights in PUBG, someone will always die very quickly within a few shots.

 

The challenges just add extra motivation to log on for the day and play a few games as well, it can get frustrating in PUBG if you keep coming in poor positions to carry on for the day and you can find yourself throwing in the towel but with Fortnite if you don't feel like really going for the Victory Royale for one reason or another you can just chill on your own or in a squad and try to do some challenges. The added personality of Fortnite really shines through too and going back to PUBG felt incredibly dull. Even little things like the storm cycle time seemed to take ages in PUBG - there's so much more dead time involved with you just sitting about, whereas with Fortnite it always feels like you've got to be on your toes.

 

A couple of VR pics:

 

 

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nice work Blakey!

 

i'm still playing this too, mostly as something to play with friends, but i do still enjoy it most of the time. sometimes the challenges annoy me, going to the same place over and over and keep failing can be annoying. some of them are fun though, quite liked the golfing and jumping through hoops ones. i'm still really bad at building.

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As time has gone on some of the harder challenges are starting to annoy me more for sure.

 

Today I spent 4 hours trying to get the Grenade/Stink Bomb/Clinger eliminations, I already had 1/3 from previous games but needed two more. Kept trying on Tilted Towers and about an hour in I got a elimination from throwing a well timed grenade off a tower, kept trying here and got a grenade kill inside an apartment building after the guy had killed me...and apparently it didn't count 😡

 

Tried again for 3 hours, firstly on tilted towers, then trying to get AFK's at the end of the Bus route and then back to Tilted Towers again before giving up and going into squads and trying my luck there. On about the 3rd try we dropped into Dusty Divot and the rest of my team encountered some guys, I stood back and just threw some Stink Bombs in there and luckily managed to kill one of the dudes :D . It was my final game before heading off for the day and I was resigned to failure so I was beyond ecstatic that I managed to do it.

 

Now the only difficult one I've got remaining is the 3 eliminations in 1 match one. Think I've got about 4/6 weeks completed now, will make a proper start on the Week 6 stuff tomorrow but already down the Tilted Towers eliminations.

 

Think I'm about Level 43, Tier 47 now, just unlocked the Lifeguard outfit.

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While I have little to no interest in this game, I think it's great that they're putting actual goals and what basically amounts to single player targets into it.

 

I know it's just to retain the player base, but those challenges also force you to think about different ways to play. It's cool.

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Blakey - just in case this helps - if you play a team game, you can knock someone down with any weapon, then kill them with the weapon you need for the challenge and it still counts.

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Yeah the challenges are great @regemond they’re just so compelling and addictive.

 

Some of them are quite easy little treasure hunts, time trials or mining a certain amount of materials. Quite often I’ve found myself looking up where a treasure map item is on the net or YouTube and then finding it in the game but some of them can be bastard hard like the ‘get x number of eliminations with y weapon’ ones.

 

I think they’ve been in the game since Season 3 but were just daily challenges at first (Ed can probably tell you more about that since I only got into it properly relatively recently) then the weekly challenges got put in later on.

 

I think it just gives you extra motivation to log in every day (even just to do the daily challenge) and attempt some of the challenges. I think why I got a bit bored of PUBG after a relatively short amount of time is that there is only 1 point of motivation - to try to get that Chicken Dinner. But Fortnite is so much more multifaceted, PUBG is all about the win and it’s still fun but that desire to get the win means if you don’t get it time after time after time the gameplay loop can become a little stale, frustrating and one dimensional in comparison.

 

Yeah cheers @spatular done that a few times to get some challenges finished 👍

 

Talking of challenges by the way, I managed to get all 6 weeks worth completed earlier today. The only 2 I had remaining were 2 Machine gun/Mini-gun kills and 3 kills in one game - I honestly never thought I’d get the latter but in a squad game earlier somehow it just sort of happened and I was like ‘oh, cool’ 

 

 

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@Blakey 

I don’t think you can ignore it when you use all your cunning and stealth to sneak up onto a person who builds a house around themselves as soon as you fire a bullet. But that’s the game so can’t complain. 

 

I think there’s a free roaming creation mode now? So I could practice in there if true. Also I just saw ed say that switch has motion controls so I’ll check that out 😊

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True @wiivo 2.0 I do think the sneaky sneaky approach is still an ok startegy when you’re first starting out though just to get into the swing of things, learn the map, weapons etc. People will always be better than you at building, even now I can build ok (still not great) but you’ll always meet people who are better at it and can seemingly build at light speed. 

 

And yeah the Playground creation mode is great, you can practice building to your hearts content there. There’s also a ton of YT vids out there you can get tips from too. 

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Someone has recreated Call of Duty 4's Shipment map in Fortnite's new creative mode.

 

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Edit: and here's Nuketown.

 

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The way Epic keep changing, evolving and adding to this game along with these 1 off events is seriously impressive! 

Just wish I enjoyed the actually playing it :( 

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