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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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Epic Games tease new Fortnite skins: Family Guy, Lord of the Rings & more

Epic Games have teased some brand-new crossovers for Fortnite, including Charli D’Amelio and Lord of the Rings, which will catch fans’ eyes.

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Epic Games sent out a survey to some Fortnite players around the globe, and now some potential new franchise crossovers have been leaked, including Lord of the Rings and Family Guy. 

There have been a ton of crossover and collaborations with Fortnite in recent times, with Lebron James arriving as an ICON Series skin and Ariana Grande cosmetics also leaked for the game.

Epic Games is now sending out surveys to players around the world in the hopes of learning what new characters they would like to see added to the battle royale. There are some interesting names on that list.

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Notable Fortnite data miner ShiinaBR has revealed a new survey that Epic Games sent out to players worldwide, and it lists various possible skins and items that could be coming soon.

The new survey lists influencers such as Charli D’Amelio and Dr. Lupo, along with popular animated shows like Family Guy.

Some of the options included are:

  • Lord of the Rings
  • Back To the Future
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Naruto
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Final Fantasy
  • Among Us

Epic Games are always interested in player feedback when making new additions to Fortnite, and they sent out a similar survey two months ago, which listed various skin collaborations. These included Naruto and PewDiePie.

This time, they seem to be looking for opinions on even more popular topics, and we can expect to see some exciting new additions to Fortnite in the near future.

For more Fortnite, check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges.

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Fortnite Ariana Grande concert leaks: Start date, skins, prices & more

A new Ariana Grande skin and concert event has been leaked for Fortnite Season 7, and here’s everything we know about it.

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Ariana Grande in Fortnite

A brand-new concert event has been leaked for Fortnite Season 7 with singer and actress Ariana Grande set to arrive as a new skin. Here’s everything we know about the event, including the start date.

Fortnite has seen several in-game events such as the Cosmic Summer Celebration, Rainbow Royale event, and even a Travis Scott concert. Now, it seems that another concert event will be coming to the game.

Some new leaks revealed the arrival of singer and actress, Ariana Grande, to the battle royale as a new skin, along with some other cosmetics, during an upcoming in-game concert event.

Singer and actress Ariana Grande

When is the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert?

According to notable Fortnite data miner iFireMonkey, the Ariana concert is currently set to take place on July 31, 2021. The files required for the event will be added when the v17.21 update goes live.

Content creator Ali-A has a theory that the recent influx of Pride cosmetics, the Rainbow Royale, and Ariana Grande concert are all connected, as the singer is performing at a Pride event in August.

Other leaks suggest that the Epic Games staff have already conducted a test launch for the in-game concert, so this release date is likely accurate. 

How much will the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin cost?

When Travis Scott came to Fortnite as a new skin, he was available as part of the battle royale’s ICON Series. The Ariana Grande skin will probably be released through the same means.

In that case, the skin will cost around 1,500 V-Bucks. This is the same price set for recent ICON Series skins like World Cup winner Bugha and NBA superstar Lebron James.

There will also be other cosmetics that arrive as part of the concert event, but details regarding all of this have been scarce. So we don’t know the exact price for these items, but we expect them to cost the same as previous Icon Series cosmetic sets.

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With Season 8 set to start in September, the Ariana Grande concert event might be a fantastic way to make the final month of Season 7 more memorable. So far, Epic Games have been keeping it under wraps.

We’ll keep checking for more news regarding this, and will be sure to update this article as we learn more. Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for updates, and check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite.

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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.

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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.

Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7 has brand-new weekly challenges for you to complete, with a variety of different tasks to perform. These include stoking campfires and constructing Wooden Hatcheries.

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.

Riot in Fortnite

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.

fortnite riot location

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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