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SypherPK explains how NPCs have ruined Fortnite’s Shotguns

Fortnite streamer, SypherPK, isn’t content with the state of shotguns in Season 5, and he believes that NPCs are responsible for that.

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SypherPK doesn’t like the state of Fortnite shotguns in Season 5, and he believes that this is because Epic Games replaced Upgrade Stations with Bounty Hunters that are spread out across the map.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 is filled with a plethora of exciting content. We have brand new map changes, cosmetics, quests, weapons, and crossovers with other franchises. There is a lot to enjoy in this update, but that doesn’t mean that fans consider it to be flawless.

Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has been having a great time with Season 5, but he has one major issue that he went over in his latest video. He’s not a fan of the way shotguns this season, and he feels that the addition of NPCs is the reason for this.

SypherPK explains how NPCs have ruined shotguns in Fortnite

Sypher started by talking about how many times the Fortnite shotguns have been vaulted in the past. They were removed when the Combat Shotgun was introduced, as well as during Chapter 2 Season 3. The lack of Pump Shotguns led to players spamming during combat.

Despite that, he considers the situation to be different in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5. He explained that the problem he has with the state of this weapon is related to the upgrades. You used to be able to improve weapons at Upgrade Stations, but now you need to rely on specific NPCs.

“I’m not a fan of the current state of shotguns,” he stated. “I love this season, and I’m having a great time playing the game, but I’m really not a fan of how the shotguns are this season, and there’s a good reason why.”

“[It’s] because of the way upgrades are being handled right now,” he explained. “You upgrade your weapons using gold at certain NPCs, right? So, already there’s a bit of a problem because the amount of NPCs that can actually upgrade your weapons is a lot less than the [number] of Upgrade Stations that existed.”

“Not every single NPC can upgrade your weapon. Actually, most NPCs do not upgrade weapons for you,” he said. “This upgrade stuff is relevant is [because] a Green Tactical Shotgun is not the strongest gun. It’s not that reliable.”

“But a Purple Tactical Shotgun or a Gold Tactical Shotgun goes pretty hard,” he added. “I think they’re very strong, reliable guns. The problem is, in a lot of games, you don’t get the opportunity to upgrade even if you have gold.”

“I think every single NPC should give you the option to upgrade your weapons,” he said. It’s a simple solution that will make it easier for players to get their hands on better shotguns, which will make them more viable.

SypherPK Fortnite Shotguns NPCs

Ultimately, SypherPK disagrees with the decision to replace Upgrade Stations with Bounty Hunters. This is because not every one of these NPCs gives the option to upgrade your abilities, so having to travel to the right ones can be tedious.

Whether or not you agree with this opinion on shotguns in Season 5, his suggestion to give every NPC the ability to upgrade your weapons would certainly make things more convenient. The comments are filled with fans who share this view.

He also mentioned that he believes we’ll see the return of Pump Shotguns to the game soon. They may not be added in the current season, but hopefully, we’ll see them become part of the game before the year is over.

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Fortnite November Crew skin pack: Sierra skin, Battle Pass, prices

Epic Games have unveiled the November Fortnite Crew pack start date, rewards, and prices to fans. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Sierra Skin in Fortnite Crew

Being part of Fortnite Crew grants you access to brand new exclusive content such as skins and V-Bucks for a set price. Here are all the membership benefits for November, including the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Being part of Fortnite Crew grants you access to some exclusive rewards that aren’t available in the Item Shop. These include new skins, V-Bucks, and various other cool new items.

Now, there’s a brand-new Crew Pack in October, and all you need is a monthly subscription to reap its benefits, including a new skin, V-Bucks, and the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass.


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Fortnite Crew membership start date and prices

Epic Games have confirmed that November’s Fortnite Crew membership will launch on October 31, 2021, at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (November 1, 2021). The next one will most likely be released a month later, at the end of November.

If the price is a major factor in your decision to purchase this membership, then we’ve made things easier by listing it below in different currencies:

  • $11.99
  • €11.99
  • £9.99

Fortnite Crew November rewards

Fortnite Crew November rewards

November’s skin is First Shadows member Sierra.

Sierra is the new skin in the November Fortnite Crew pack. She’s the third and final member of the First Shadows, following Burning Wolf and Chaos Origins from previous months’ Fortnite Crew packs.

Here are all the rewards included in the November edition of Fortnite Crew:

  • Sierra skin (including Stormstepper style)
  • Sierra’s Go Bag Back Bling
  • Serrated Steelblades Pickaxe
  • Glowing Vengeance Wrap
  • Sierra’s Vengeance Loading Screen
Sierra's Vengeance Loading Screen in Fortnite

Fortnite Crew members will also get the Season 8 Battle Pass, and those that already own it will get 950 V-Bucks instead. The Brite Style design for the All-Weather Extractor Pickaxe is will also be available to players who own the melee weapon.

Subscribed players who’ve assembled all three of The First Shadows will also get a bonus Style for each of these skins when the v18.40 update arrives.

How to join Fortnite Crew

Loki pack in Fortnite Crew

If you want to get your hands on these fabulous prizes, then here’s how you can sign up for Fortnite Crew:

  1. Launch Fortnite and head to the Battle Pass menu screen.
  2. Click the Fortnite Crew signup icon.
  3. Enter the required details to complete the sign-up

After you’ve signed up, you can log into your PC or console each monthly subscription period to get these prizes. You’ll receive V-Bucks and the Battle Pass, along with other rewards that vary from month to month.

How to get the Fortnite Crew Legacy Set

Fortnite Crew Legacy Set

Epic Games added a new set called ‘Legacy’ in September 2021, and this comes with fully customizable cosmetics for you to unlock. This means that you’ll be able to pick your preferred color combination.

On top of that, both the Back Bling and Pickaxe are progressive, which means the more kills you get, the better you’ll make them look. You’ll unlock a new Stage of the Legacy Set for every month you’re an active subscriber.

The Stages unlock on the 14th of each month during your subscription at 8 PM EDT / 7 PM EST.  

  1. Unlock the Protocol Pack Back Bling upon being subscribed or subscribing to Fortnite Crew.
  2. The Back Bling evolves, adding the Protocol Elite Style on the 14th of the month after Stage 1.
  3. The Back Bling adds the Protocol Overdrive Style and you get the Zen Axe Pickaxe on the 14th of the month after Stage 2.
  4. The Pickaxe evolves, adding the Zen Striker Style on the 14th of the month after Stage 3.
  5. The Pickaxe adds the Zen Ultra Style on the 14th of the month after Stage 4.
  6. The Pickaxe adds the Zen Assault Axe Style on the 14th of the month after Stage 5.

All previous Fortnite Crew skins

fortnite crew pack September, October and November

The skin pack will contain different rewards each month, and Epic said in an official statement: “Monthly Crew Packs always contain a new Outfit along with at least one accessory. All items are exclusive to Fortnite Crew members.”

If you didn’t previously have a Fortnite Crew subscription, then these skins won’t be available to you once the new month arrives. So you’ll need to sign up quickly to reap all the benefits.

“Previously released items may be made available again to Crew members at a later date. They will never be sold to non-Crew members or given away to non-Crew members,” Epic Games stated.

Here’s every skin offered to Crew members since it first launched:

Fortnite Crew Galaxia skin (December 2020)

Fortnite Galaxia skin

Fortnite Crew Green Arrow skin (January 2021)

Fortnite Green Arrow skin

Fortnite Crew Vi skin (February 2021)

Fortnite Vi skin

Fortnite Crew Llambro skin (March 2021)

Fortnite Llambro skin

Fortnite Crew Alli skin (April 2021)

Fortnite Alli skin

Fortnite Crew Deimos skin (May 2021)

Fortnite Deimos

Fortnite Crew Mecha Cuddle Master skin (June 2021)

Fortnite Mecha Cuddle Master

Fortnite Crew Loki skin (July 2021)

Fortnite Loki

Fortnite Crew Summer Skye skin (August 2021)

Fortnite Summer Skye

Fortnite Crew Burning Wolf skin (September 2021)

Fortnite burning wolf skin

Fortnite Crew Chaos Origins skin (October 2021)

Fortnite Crew Chaos Origins skin

Is Fortnite Crew cross platform?

Epic Games have confirmed that your Crew account will not be cross-platform. So, if you’ve made an account on your PlayStation 5, then you won’t be able to redeem your V-Bucks on the Xbox Series X|S.

“Your Subscription is associated with the platform on which you purchased it (your ‘Primary Platform’) until it is canceled and is not transferable,” they explained. “Be sure to choose the platform (e.g., Xbox, PlayStation, Switch) you purchase your Subscription on carefully.”


We’ll keep you posted about all the new monthly Fortnite Crew rewards and their prices as they’re announced, so be sure to check back with us soon.

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How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8: All Bounty Board locations

Here’s how to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8 to earn Gold, as well as all 18 of the Bounty Board locations.

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Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board

If you’re looking to earn some extra Gold and XP in Fortnite, then you can hunt down other players as Bounties. Here’s how to complete Bounties in Season 8 and all of the Bounty Board locations.

Fortnite lets you collect Bounties on other players so that you can earn Gold Bars. These first arrived in Fortnite Season 5, taking inspiration from one of Warzone’s contracts. Now, they’ve returned in Season 8.

Whether you’re looking to complete Punchcard Quests or just want to earn some extra Gold, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Bounties and all of the Bounty Board locations.

How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Bounty Board and Gold bars

All you need to do is find and approach a Fortnite Bounty Board and press the interact button to ‘Start Player Bounty.’ You’ll then get the name and skin of the target with a six-minute timer counting down the time remaining.

The player’s location will appear on the map as a yellow circle, but you’ll only be able to see their general whereabouts. So, you’ll need to search the area for them while being careful about the target spotting you first.

Once the enemy has been spotted, you can kill them. Depending on the circumstances and the skill of your target, this will be either be quick and easy or extremely difficult. Completing the bounty will grant you Gold Bars.

Fortnite Season 8 Cube Assassin NPC

If another player takes out your target, you’ll receiver a smaller amount of Gold Bars than usual. If the Player Bounty runs out of time before your target has been dealt with, you’ll get no Gold Bars.

To summarize:

  1. Approach a Bounty Board and accept the Bounty
  2. Find your target inside the circle
  3. Eliminate your target within six minutes

All Fortnite Bounty Board locations

Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board locations

To begin a Bounty, you’ll need to find a Bounty Board. There are 18 of these scattered about the island, and we have their locations listed below. Also, thanks to Fortnite.GG, we’ve got a handy map detailing all their locations too.

Here’s the location of every Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board:

  1. Believer Beach
  2. Boat Dock near Lockie’s Lighthouse
  3. Boney Burbs
  4. Bus Stop northeast of Lazy Lake
  5. Camp Cod south of Catty Corner
  6. Catty Corner
  7. Dirty Docks
  8. Dusted Depot east of The Convergence
  9. Fancy View west of Believer Beach
  10. FN Radio on the hill east of Craggy Cliffs
  11. Hydro 16 east of Sludgy Swamp
  12. Misty Meadows
  13. Pylon south of Steamy Stacks
  14. Risky Reels north of The Convergence
  15. Sludgy Swamp
  16. Stealthy Stronghold
  17. The Orchard farm north of Corny Crops
  18. Weeping Woods
Covergence POI in Fortnite Season 8

You can start a Bounty by visiting any of these locations but we recommend choosing one near the center of Fortnite Island or near a busy location. This generally grants you a higher chance of successfully completing the bounty.

Just make sure you have a solid collection of weapons at your disposal so that you can take your target with greater ease. Sideways weapons like the Sideways Scythe might come in handy.


For more Fortnite, check out how to get The Batman Who Laughs skin in Fortnite Season 8, and how to get Cube Queen Secret Skin.

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How to get Sideways Weapons in Fortnite Season 8

Here’s everything you need to know about The Sideways in Fortnite Season 8, including how to enter it and get the Sideways Weapons.

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Cube Monster in Fortnite

One of the new changes in Fortnite Season 8 is the new Sideways dimension that’s filled with monsters. Here’s how you can enter it and access the new Sideways Weapons to complete the Cube Queen Quests.

Fortnite Season 8 is in full swing, and there are some fun new additions in the game like the Carnage skin. The new season also brought Kevin the Cube back to the battle royale, which has now formed The Convergence in the middle of the map.

Along with The Convergence came The Cube Queen, the Secret Battle Pass skin for Season 8. She can now be unlocked after the 18.30 update, where players must enter The Sideways and collect Sideways Weapons to complete her Quests.

Here’s everything you need to know about entering The Sideways and collecting Sideways Weapons.

How to enter The Sideways in Fortnite

The Sideways bubble in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Season 8’s Sideways will be marked as rifts on your map. Once you go near, it will turn into a huge orange bubble marked by a glowing circle on your map. Once you get close to the bubble, you’ll be pulled in.

In The Sideways, players will be able to battle new monsters added to the game, who will drop new and powerful weapons to give you even more firepower against your opponents.

Once you’re in there, you’ll need to battle waves of Cube Monsters in a new dimension where gravity is low, and you’ll not have access to the game’s standard building mechanic.

How to get Sideways weapons in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Sideways Weapons, Cubes and Chest

Opening chests inside Fortnite Season 8’s The Sideways will grant you all of the Sideways Weapons.

There are at least three new weapons that you can get your hands on in this dimension: The Sideways Rifle, Minigun, and Scythe. Plus, a Sideways Lightblade has also been leaked.

You can use these to deal bonus damage through their superpowered state, which is perfect for completing the Cube Queen Quests.

Sideways Rifle

JB Chimpanski using sideways rifle in Fortnite

The Sideways Rifle can be found inside Sideways Chests. Just open enough chests and you’ll eventually get your hands on it.

This Rifle is perfect for players who prefer long-range combat. The Epic version of this weapon can dish out 32 damage with a fire rate of 3.5 and a reload time of 2.66.

Additionally, the gun has a bonus Perk where it can deal extra damage to foes while it’s hot. This makes it an ideal choice for causing mayhem the next time you’re fighting for your life in The Sideways.

Sideways Minigun

Cube Assassin using Sideways Minigun in Fortnite Season 8

Again, the Sideways Minigun is found through opening Sideways Chests. Make sure to stay clear of other players going for them, and you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one.

As with The Sideways Rifle, this weapon also has a bonus perk. Once it gets heated, the fire rate increases so that you can shoot bullets much faster at your opponents.

Sideways Scythe

sideways scythe in Fortnite

And the final weapon you need for the Cube Queen Quests, the Sideways Scythe, is also found in Sideways Chests.

You’ll need to deal 150 damage opponents with the Scythe for the Cube Queen Quests, but it’s also an extremely effective tool for taking down Cube Monsters.


That covers everything you need to know about The Sideways in Fortnite Season 8. With the new update underway, we expect to see many other cool new additions to the battle royale.

For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out when Season 8 is set to end.

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