One Fortnite player has discovered some brilliant uses for the new tires added to Fortnite.
The v16.20 update brought several changes to Fortnite, with the most noteworthy being the first vehicle mod in the game: Chonkers off-road tires.
We expect this to be only the first of many mods coming to Fortnite. In fact, we’ve already seen two additional mods leaked for the future.
In the meantime, players are content to use the new Chonkers tires to climb hills and off-road. What if that’s not the only use for them?
One player was quick to learn all of the ins and outs of the new tires without even putting them on a car. Reddit user u/nathan_dbs posted a video to the r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit, showcasing four new uses for the tires.
The first and most useful trick in the video allows you to phase through an opponent’s wall 100% of the time. All you need to do is throw the tires in the corner, move forward while pressing up against them, and break the wall.
The other tricks involve throwing the tires at opponents to cause them to take fall damage and picking up the tires as you jump on them – both situationally useful and interesting but not groundbreaking.
The final trick shows the OP using tires to avoid fall damage, himself. This isn’t unique to the tires, however, as the same thing happens when you use a Jerry Can.
The tires have only been out for a day and players are already finding interesting uses for them. We can’t wait to see what else the community finds as they experiment with Fortnite’s newest item.
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NPCs have returned in Fortnite Season 6. Take a look at the best NPCs in the game so you know where to land in competitive modes.
3 weeks ago
March 25, 2021
NPCs made their return to Fortnite in Season 6, but some are more useful than others. Here are the best NPCs to visit in Fortnite – especially if you’re playing Arena Mode.
Fortnite first introduced NPCs and the Gold Bar system in Fortnite Season 5. Instead of abandoning it in Season 6, Epic added to it and created new roles for these NPCs to fill.
Of course, some NPCs are more useful than others. An NPC that allows you to upgrade your weapon will be better to visit than one that only sells bandages or mechanical parts.
There are dozens of NPCs in Season 6 – each with their own combination of uses. This season, some of the NPCs will even shoot you on sight – indicated with a target on the map, below.
Which are the best NPCs in the game? YouTuber NSOO tested each of the Season 6 NPCs to find out.
In the video, NSOO covers the best NPCs to visit for Arena and tournament play. He excluded NPCs that sell Exotic weapons, as these are difficult to obtain in competitive modes – since you start each match with 0 Gold Bars. If you’re interested in finding all of the Exotics in Season 6, you can take a look at our guide here.
The NPC NSOO highlights are as follows:
The best NPCs in Fortnite Season 6 offer weapon upgrades, easy Gold Quests, and improvements to your kit. That’s not to say that the rest of the NPCs in the game are useless.
In fact, you should make sure to talk to any NPC you come across. As you may have noticed, NPCs drop free loot in Season 6. This can be something small like Mechanical parts or building materials, but they can also give you a free Gold Scar or Pump Shotgun.
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Crafting is the new mechanic introduced to Fortnite Season 6. This exploit allows you to instantly craft items in your inventory.
3 weeks ago
March 24, 2021
Crafting is an integral part of Fortnite Season 6, as it’s one of the most reliable ways to get powerful weapons. This trick allows you to instantly craft items in your inventory.
Fortnite Season 6 brought crafting to the game for the first time. We still have the Gold Bar system from Season 5, but Epic added another element to the latest Fortnite season.
Crafting is still young, and can only be used to modify items and turn Makeshift weapons into their Mechanical or Primal counterparts. We’re sure that Epic will eventually expand the system next season – if not over the course of Season 6.
Although Crafting isn’t too difficult or time-consuming, it can make you vulnerable if you’re trying to craft out in the open. Crafting takes several seconds, which is more than enough time for an opponent to beam you from your blindside.
Fortnite instant crafting exploit
Fortnite player, Elite Jedi, discovered an exploit that allows you to instantly craft weapons and items in your inventory. This won’t always be the fastest way to craft, but perfecting the strategy will keep you safe for the most amount of time.
To do this, you’ll need to have all of the materials you need, hit your “auto-run” key, open your inventory, and attempt to craft an item. This action will cancel your crafting and your running, but the next time you craft, the item will instantly upgrade in your inventory.
You can take a look at this strategy in action in the video, below.
Again, this won’t always be the fastest way to craft items in Fortnite, but it will keep you safe from sitting in one position for a full three seconds. As this is a relatively small exploit, we also don’t anticipate that Epic will fix it for some time.
In the meantime, you might as well get the hang of this strategy so you can use it to your advantage. You may not always have enough time to upgrade your weapon before a fight.
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The addition of the ammo reticle in Fortnite has largely been a flop for most players. Here’s how you can disable it.
3 weeks ago
March 23, 2021
The addition of the ammo reticle in Fortnite has largely been a flop for most Fortnite players. Here’s how you can disable the feature and some considerations you should make before you do.
The ammo reticle is probably the most controversial decision Epic made at the beginning of Fortnite Chapter 2 – apart from the apparent vaulting of the patch notes.
Players awoke one update day to find that there was a strange bar next to their reticle. It’s an ammo indicator and tells you when you need to reload your weapon. It seems like a harmless addition to the game, but it was incredibly distracting when it first came out.
How to remove the Reticle Ammo Indicator
Fortunately, if you’re still struggling with the ammo reticle, there’s a way to turn it off. All you have to do is navigate to your settings, hit the cogwheel (the second option) and move over to “HUD.”
From there, you’ll be able to customize all elements of your HUD, including the “Reticle Ammo Indicator,” as it’s called. You can also remove or resize some other unwanted elements in this tab.
Should you remove it?
Now, we’re onto the bigger question: should you remove the ammo reticle? Does it really get in the way to the point where you should want it gone?
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Caster and streamer Ballatw had an interesting take on the ammo reticle when it first came out. He’s overwhelmingly positive about it, saying it gives you more information without having to move your eyes.
We see his point, especially from a competitive position. It’s hard to complain about a more informative reticle when you have these kids running around with visual sound, performance mode, colorblind mode – all to gain small advantages.
Most players seem to have done away with this information. Very few players are constantly in late-game scenarios with 40 people alive. For the bulk of Fortnite players, reloading after shooting is second-nature.
Is the ammo reticle useful? Yes, but a lot of Fortnite players still don’t like it. If you agree, now you know how to remove the setting in Fortnite.
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