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Fortnite: Battle Royale + Save the World |OT2| Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Credit Cards

Oct 27, 2017
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Was there no update this week? I don't think I've downloaded an update file. We're still waiting for that progression bug to be fixed in STW.
Tomorrow there should be another content update, patches resume next week IIRC. The team just got back this week, so no patches yet.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The difference between a win and a loss in Team Rumble is like 100 XP. It just doesn't matter. People would put more effort in if you got an extra 500 XP or so for winning.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Colorado Springs, CO
When my PC was broken and I was temporarily playing on PS4, I did notice that PS4 players generally seemed to go for kills in Team Rumble more than PC players.

On PC, it's extremely common for <5 players out of the 20 to have like 80%+ of the kills , but I saw a bit more of an even spread on PS4. On PS4, I also ran into less players that would go down without fighting back, where on PC I very often run into players where I'm like "Ya, that guy was only here for the challenges and is clearly just waiting for the match to be over".

Just my anecdotal experience.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Woohoo! Went all the way through the end of Canny Act 1 through Twine SSD 4 in the last week and a half! Had to solo through SSDs 1, 3, and 4. Got lucky and found someone for 2. I can finally fully upgrade everything now!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Woohoo! Went all the way through the end of Canny Act 1 through Twine SSD 4 in the last week and a half! Had to solo through SSDs 1, 3, and 4. Got lucky and found someone for 2. I can finally fully upgrade everything now!
Is Twine manageable? Currently at Twine 1 (am PL 75) and want to proceed, but not sure how hard it is + I don't feel like increasing my difficulty of events yet. After Twine 1 it becomes PL 88 I believe?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I was watching a stream of dr disrespect over Xmas and he was on PC playing random duos and sometimes he would match with PS4 players, how is this possible?

He asked him if he was using a scuf and there guy said he was, was he lying and was the random just using mouse and keyboard?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Canada
First time I saw "Joel's Bar" outside of a city location and saw it in a ghost town in Canny Valley... was not expecting that. I've already done the side quest, but it was interesting to see. What's not interesting is trying to find those "spa" locations... *sigh*
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,634
Brittany, France
I was watching a stream of dr disrespect over Xmas and he was on PC playing random duos and sometimes he would match with PS4 players, how is this possible?

He asked him if he was using a scuf and there guy said he was, was he lying and was the random just using mouse and keyboard?
I imagine it's possible and they'll be matched against other mixed controls teams.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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So this might be a loaded question but what exactly is the difference between Level, LVL, Tiers, battle stars and xp?

I see all these numbers in the lobby but I have just a vague idea what they mean...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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UK
I was watching a stream of dr disrespect over Xmas and he was on PC playing random duos and sometimes he would match with PS4 players, how is this possible?

He asked him if he was using a scuf and there guy said he was, was he lying and was the random just using mouse and keyboard?
Most likely matchmaking with a M&KB plugged in, then possibly swapping to their controller once in the game. That's the only way to get into PC matchmaking on your own as a console player, people do it all the time to join some of the "scrim lobbies". Good chance this guy was doing the same but with the intention of matching up with the streamer.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So this might be a loaded question but what exactly is the difference between Level, LVL, Tiers, battle stars and xp?

I see all these numbers in the lobby but I have just a vague idea what they mean...
EXP that you get from playing the game and doing stuff & winning give you levels. Leveling up (& completing challenges) gives you battle stars. Battle stars "level up" your battle pass that has 100 tiers and as you get up those tiers it unlocks new cosmetics tied to specific tiers. There's a free battle pass that has relatively few items (you don't get stuff on every tier) and there's a paid battle pass that gives out stuff on every one of the 100 tiers.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Is Twine manageable? Currently at Twine 1 (am PL 75) and want to proceed, but not sure how hard it is + I don't feel like increasing my difficulty of events yet. After Twine 1 it becomes PL 88 I believe?
I mean, you'll want to move on eventually, I'd think. The change in challenge difficulty did put me off doing Frostnite for now, but I'm sure after I start doing more work in Twine, I'll get more comfortable.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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First time I saw "Joel's Bar" outside of a city location and saw it in a ghost town in Canny Valley... was not expecting that. I've already done the side quest, but it was interesting to see. What's not interesting is trying to find those "spa" locations... *sigh*
They're huge locations on the outer edge of nearly every ghost town map.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Is Twine manageable? Currently at Twine 1 (am PL 75) and want to proceed, but not sure how hard it is + I don't feel like increasing my difficulty of events yet. After Twine 1 it becomes PL 88 I believe?
They aren't that difficult. I think I was at 76 when I started. You can also bank on having other players in there that are over leveled. The 4 player missions can get kinda hard though
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just got to Twine at power level 87 and I don't find it too too hard yet.

I think you should have some shadowshard schematics going into it though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah, the missions themselves in Twine aren't bad at all. The SSDs were a bit of a bitch, but then again, I basically did them solo in a day.

Also, I can't believe I never realized how good Striker is for gathering materials. I can come close to maxing all three out from basically nothing in a single match. I mean, I'm sure this is common knowledge, but I don't watch anything Save the World related outside of a David Dean video here and there.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,751
Chicago
Yeah, the missions themselves in Twine aren't bad at all. The SSDs were a bit of a bitch, but then again, I basically did them solo in a day.

Also, I can't believe I never realized how good Striker is for gathering materials. I can come close to maxing all three out from basically nothing in a single match. I mean, I'm sure this is common knowledge, but I don't watch anything Save the World related outside of a David Dean video here and there.
Striker AC is the farming guy. He can anti-material punch nearly constantly and his reach is big enough to go through multiple resources.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks to team rumble got caught up on all weekday and daily challenges in about probably 7 hours playtime lol

It’s great to play this casually whether it be solos or other modes. I just need to get much better at building as that really lets me down.

Been having a right blast as well, god I love Battle Royale games be it PUBG, this or Blackout, so many good different take on the genre.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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What happened to skin leakers?



Got a pic of what it looks like? Having trouble visualising lol
Epic changed the way they do stuff with data, so leakers can't datamine the skins and such anymore. I think.

For the building:



You build walls, stairs and optional floor and do that 2/3 times to get yourself a quick elevated position in cover.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Epic changed the way they do stuff with data, so leakers can't datamine the skins and such anymore. I think.

For the building:



You build walls, stairs and optional floor and do that 2/3 times to get yourself a quick elevated position in cover.
Holy crap that’s insane building lol. The speed.

What Noppie said but also several of the more prominent leakers were threatened by Epic to stop otherwise they would face legal consequences.
Wow, I wondered why a few of the twitter accounts I followed fell silent. I can see why they would do it as it does spoil the surprises.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Colorado Springs, CO
Holy crap that’s insane building lol. The speed.
I slowed it down to a piece-by-piece video to at least give you some idea where each piece is going. When it comes to 90s, there's a lot of improvisation you can do depending on how secure you want your structure to be, the speed you're going for, and how many materials you can afford to spend. There is no perfectly right way to do 90s, the important thing is that each consecutive ramp is rotated 90 degrees from the one before it and the rest is kind of up to you. Most of what you're practicing is the timing of the jump so that you phase through your own ramp and land on top of it, instead of building it above your head and getting stuck (I think this is called "Harry Potter-ing yourself", but I've never read/watched Harry Potter and don't understand the reference).



The other building technique I find important to practice earlier rather than later is Ramp/Wall/Floor (or whatever the hell you want to call it, I don't think it really has a name). It's just putting a floor and a wall underneath your ramps to add some extra reinforcement to them. Depending on materials, sometimes just a wall beneath the ramp is enough, the floor is usually a little overkill. Basically you want to look down as soon as you cross the very bottom of the ramp and then quickly press the Wall and Floor buttons, before going back to the Ramp button as you're looking back up. All about practicing the rhythm so you're not putting the walls or floors in front of or above you.

 
Oct 25, 2017
5,620
I slowed it down to a piece-by-piece video to at least give you some idea where each piece is going. When it comes to 90s, there's a lot of improvisation you can do depending on how secure you want your structure to be, the speed you're going for, and how many materials you can afford to spend. There is no perfectly right way to do 90s, the important thing is that each consecutive ramp is rotated 90 degrees from the one before it and the rest is kind of up to you. Most of what you're practicing is the timing of the jump so that you phase through your own ramp and land on top of it, instead of building it above your head and getting stuck (I think this is called "Harry Potter-ing yourself", but I've never read/watched Harry Potter and don't understand the reference).



The other building technique I find important to practice earlier rather than later is Ramp/Wall/Floor (or whatever the hell you want to call it, I don't think it really has a name). It's just putting a floor and a wall underneath your ramps to add some extra reinforcement to them. Depending on materials, sometimes just a wall beneath the ramp is enough, the floor is usually a little overkill. Basically you want to look down as soon as you cross the very bottom of ramp and then quickly press the Wall and Floor buttons, before going back to the Ramp button as you're looking back up. All about practicing the rhythm so you're not putting the walls or floors in front of or above you.

Cool, thanks for that, nice building skills