Fortnite players have discovered a skin that gives an advantage in dark areas. They’ve coined it “pay-to-win”.
During Season 4, Epic Games offered players a new skin set that gave them customizable superhero skins.
These skins gave players the ability to choose several different styles and colors. Of these colors came the problematic all-black variation, which makes the outfit extremely difficult to spot in dark areas.
Many competitive players took note of this advantageous skin and started using it in their games, resulting in what was seemingly a “pay to win” skin due to the immense difficulty to spot players in this skin.
In the Tweet above you can see the skin in action during a night game. With shadows enabled, players are near impossible to spot while sweeping a room. They’re easy to miss and appear to simply be black blobs in the corners.
For PC players, this can be alleviated by disabling shadows, but console players are stuck with this issue due to the inability to disable shadows.
This issue isn’t restricted to dark corners, as players can also blend into the game in general. A post by Fortnite Intel on Twitter shows us various areas across the map with players using the skin. It’s awfully difficult to spot at first glance, and most won’t notice until shadows are turned off.
For now, it’s best for PC players to run the game without shadows enabled, and a saturation filter applied to the game through NVIDIA Shadowplay or the AMD equivalent.
Console players could find small tricks with their displays to make players more visible, but they’ll be at the mercy of Epic Games until a proper patch is implemented.
Hopefully, Epic finds a way to properly compensate players, as the only possible option to fix this would be to completely remove the black skin variant. Perhaps we will see a replacement color or rework to the existing skin.
How to defeat Riot for Fortnite Season 7 Week 7 Quest
Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Week 7 Epic Quest to find and defeat the NPC Riot which will grant you some exciting rewards.
There are brand-new challenges to complete in Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7, and one of the Epic Quests requires you to defeat the NPC Riot. Here’s how you can find him and get this done.
One Epic Quest has you search for a Fortnite NPC Riot and then defeat him in battle. This character will put up a fight, so this guide will provide his location along with some tips for defeating him.
Where to find Riot in Fortnite Season 7
There are various NPCs scattered across Fortnite Island, and each one serves a different purpose, such as selling weapons or protecting the player. Riot will fire at you on sight, so be ready for a battle.
You can find this NPC on the west side of the Yellow Steel Bridge between Misty Meadow and Catty Corner. Make sure you collect some solid weapons and gear before going to battle against Fortnite Riot, as he will be hostile.
We’ve marked this location on the map below.
Simply take cover as much as possible by building structures or using your surroundings. Once he stops firing at you, you can take your opportunity to shoot him down. Luckily, he isn’t too difficult to bring down.
We recommend keeping a few shield potions on you just in case since the aim of Fortnite Riot is deadly. Once he’s down, you’ll be able to loot him for gear, and the game will reward you with 30,000 XP, so it is definitely worth it to take the time to find Fortnite Riot and defeat the NPC.
For more Fortnite, check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite and how to mark an Alien Egg for one of the Season 7, Week 7 quests.
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How to mark an Alien Egg in Fortnite Season 7, Week 7 Quest
Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Season 7 Week 7 Legendary Quest that requires you to mark an Alien Egg.
There are brand-new Quests to complete in Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7, and here’s how you can complete the Legendary challenge that requires you to mark an Alien Egg.
Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7 is here, and there are brand-new weekly challenges for you to complete so that you can earn XP and Battle Stars. These include tasks like stoking campfires and constructing Wooden Hatcheries.
One of this week’s Legendary Quests tasks you with finding and marking an Alien Egg. These aren’t found all over the map, so this guide will help you out by letting you know where to look.
Alien Egg locations in Fortnite Season 7
After the Alien invasion arrived, many changes came to Fortnite Island. Holly Hedges has been changed to Holly Hatchery, and it’s the area that you’ll need to visit for this Legendary Quest.
This location has changed into a farm for Alien Eggs in Season 7, and there’s a low gravity biome in the area. Head over there, and look for little green orbs that are sprouting out of the ground.
You can also check the southwest portion of the purple crater in the center of the map.
You only need to mark one Alien Egg so make your way to either one of these locations. After you come across one, you can mark it by pinging its location on your map. So use the mouse scroll, or the left D-pad button.
Once that’s done, you’ll earn a total of 30,000 XP. You can also complete the rest of the weekly challenges to earn some extra XP and Battle Stars.
Also, check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite.
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All NPC locations in Fortnite Season 7
Here are the locations for each of Fortnite Season 7’s NPCs who you can duel, hire, and pay to turn you into a prop.
Fortnite Season 7 features various wacky NPCs you can visit around the island, so here are all of the Fortnite NPC locations for whenever you might need to find these individuals.
Along with the beginning of Fortnite Season 7 came map changes and the introduction of some new NPCs such as Guggimon and Rick and Morty’s Rick Sanchez. By spending Gold Bars, these NPCs can be hired to fight for you, duel you for some great loot, or turn you into a prop.
To complete your collection of every character, you need to find all 19 scattered around the Fortnite map. This can be tricky as Fortnite doesn’t tell you where they’re located, but we have the location of every NPC to help you out.
Here’s every Fortnite Season 7 NPCs and their location on the updated map.
All Fortnite Season 7 NPC locations
Thanks to the website Fortnite.GG, we’ve got the location of every NPC discovered in Fortnite Season 7 so far. Fortnite.GG has also marked each character to tell you if they’re hireable, can be dueled, or will turn you into a Prop for the right price.
Here are the detailed locations of each Fortnite Season 7 NPC:
- Abstract: North-east side of Retail Row
- Guggimon: By the lighthouse on the north-west side of the island
- Sunny: On the boardwalk in Believer Beach
- Bunker Jonesy: On the south coast, south-west of Misty Meadows
- Bushranger: North-side of the Zero Point remains at the center of the island
- Dreamflower: North-east of Holly Hedges
- Joey: West-side of Dirty Docks
- Hayseed: Steel Farm to the north-east of Corny Complex
- Marigold: South-east side of Lazy Lake
- Maven: IO base between Craggy Cliffs and Steamy Stacks
- Rick Sanchez: IO Base east of Weeping Woods
- Riot: Bridge west of Misty Meadows
- Rook: IO Base south-west of Dirty Docks
- Special Forces: Bunker door south-east of Lazy Lake
- Swamp Stalker: Coast south of Slurpy Swamp
- Doctor Slone: Corny Complex
- Kymera: Several locations around Coral Castle
- Zig and Choppy: South-West corner of the Zero Point remains
- Human Bill: North-east bulding of Steamy Stacks
Like the Mending Machines, bear in mind that not every one of these NPCs is guaranteed to spawn in every match of Fortnite, so you may arrive and not find them there. Also, NPCs are known to move around, so we’ll update you if they are found in any more locations.
More NPCs are expected to be added over the course of the season, so we’ll update this article with any new character and their location.
As Fortnite Season 7 progresses, you’ll probably be tasked with finding several of these NPCs to complete the weekly challenges on offer. So it’s well worth studying up and learning their locations to give you the edge in completing these.
Image Credit: Epic Games / Fortnite.GG
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