Day: June 11, 2021

What does tipping the bus driver do in Fortnite

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Wondering why you Epic added a tipping the bus driver feature in Fortnite season 7? Here’s why.

We have a number of different features in the new season of Fortnite. Players can now unlock season 7 battle pass cosmetics in the order they want, and we now have different challenges for each stage of the weekly legendary quest.

As expected, there are new NPCs that you can find around the map, but you can no longer buy exotic weapon from this season as far as I’m aware. Some NPC’s around the map have a new feature, tipping the bus driver.

Fortnite UFO
Fortnite UFO

As soon as this feature was discovered by players, the question on everyone’s mind has been “what does tipping the bus driver do in Fortnite”. Players have figured out what it does and it’s not impressive.

How to tip the bus driver in Fortnite and what does it do

In order to tip the bus driver in season 7, you’ll have to go to an NPC. For whatever reason, you can’t do it whilst you’re in the battle bus, you can still only thank the bus driver as you wait to jump off and head to your favourite landing spot.

One of the NPCs that provide you the option to tip the driver is Guggimon. You’ll find the NPC north west of Stealthy Stronghold and here’s the exact map location:

Most players this season know how to tip the driver, but they want to know what tipping the bus driver in Fortnite will do. The answer? Nothing… kind of. You have the option to give a small tip or a large tip.

Tipping small does nothing, but if you tip 4,000 gold it will go towards the spending bars challenge. You’ll get 12k xp for completing that secret mission/achievement. However, you’ll also get a notification in the kill feed.

The kill feed will say the following “(player name) very generously tipped the bus driver!”. Here’s a look at that notification:

That’s not all, you’ll get some kind of special tune or sound once you tip. It’s the bus driver honking and a cash sound. So in conclusion, it’s not worth tipping the bus driver at all. Your money is better spend elsewhere. Do not tip the bus driver!

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Where is Rick Sanchez in Fortnite Location (NPC No.12)

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Is Rick Sanchez in Fortnite? If so, where is his Fortnite season 7 location.

Before a new season of Fortnite begins, Epic Games release teasers on social media to create hype for the upcoming season. The build up to season 7 was no different with three teaser images with captions on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The third teaser featured the butter robot from Rick & Morty in the middle. Rick and Morty fans were quick to point out the upcoming collaboration, but we didn’t know how big the collaboration would be.

Before the servers were up, data-miners posted a loading screen which showed Rick Sanchez coming out the side of one of the buildings. From that, it was easy to predict that Rick Sanchez would be a Fortnite skin and the Butter Robot would be a back bling or pet.

Players have been wondering if Rick Sanchez is in Fortnite as an NPC. The answer is yes. Here is where you can find him on the Fortnite chapter 2 season 7 map.

Fortnite Rick Sanchez Location

Rick Sanchez is the 12th NPC as listed in the NPC collection book. Rick will sell bandages and have the server to activate a rift for you. His most useful service is probably the fact that he sells nuts and bolts which are hard to come by.

He will have 8 sets in stock in each game and one set of them will cost you 25 gold. For those of you that have not come across Rick Sanchez in Fortnite yet, you’ll find him near the center of the map at the Defiant Dish location which is north west of Primal Pond and west of Gorgeous Gorge.

Here’s the exact map location for Rick Sanchez in Fortnite:

Rick Sanchez in Fortnite Location
Rick Sanchez in Fortnite Location

There’s a chance we’ll be able to buy a new Fortnite weapon from Rick in the near future. The trailer teases a Rick & Morty weapon code named “Bad News!”. There is already kill feed text for the weapon which mean it’ll likely be in the game soon.

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New Apex Update 10th June Addresses DDoS Attacks – No Stats Tracked & RP Changes

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Respawn have just announced a new update which will address the issues of players who DDoS and how it will affect gameplay.

Ranking up in Apex Legends is hard to do when you get to the later ranks and recently has proved to be very difficult with players carrying out DDoS (denial-of-service) attacks on the servers. Some players have done this in order to gain more RP to rank up quicker, which is extremely annoying for other players.

Apex Legends
Apex Legends

Apex Legends Ranking System – How does it work?

In order to rank up in Apex, you will need to gain points. The more kills you get, the more points you will earn, but there is a maximum of 6 Kills/Assists that you will earn points for. You also earn points for placing higher in the matches, so the aim of the game is to get the most amount of kills with points and to place high. Each rank will have different entry points, which will of course be higher for the higher ranks, which makes it harder to rank up if you do not get any kills or place high.

Apex Ranking System
Apex Ranking System

Apex DDoS Attacks – Changes to Address these Attacks

For a while now, there have been a lot of attacks on the Apex Servers as there are some players who decide they need to cheat in order to rank higher, which is frustrating for players who genuinely play the game to reach Apex Predator. Respawn are aware of the issues and have finally released an update to make some changes.

Now, once an attack has been detected, everyone will be removed from the game and they will be granted loss forgiveness, i.e. no penalty for game abandonment. The entire game will be voided, which means no RP will be accounted for and it will be as if you hadn’t got into a match. This has been implemented to stop the attackers from gaining more RP and to protect normal players from ranking down.

Apex Ranked Gameplay
Apex Ranked Gameplay

Here is the official statement made by Respawn:

We’ve just shipped an update to address denial-of-service attacks on Apex. Now, when we detect an attack, all players will be booted from the game and granted loss forgiveness. The idea is to deny advantages to attackers and protect victims of those attacks from RP losses. In some cases, this change will cause the results from matches to be entirely voided: No stats tracked, RP gained or loss, etc. More updates to deal with these sorts of attacks are on the way. We’ll keep you updated.”

There will be more updates, but this is a great start by Respawn. There are some concerns that these attackers will DDoS the servers when they are losing instead to make the match not count so they will not lose points, but we will have to wait and see what Respawn do to improve on this issue.

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New Apex Legends Revenant Sakura Steel Twitch Free Skin Available Now

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The new Revenant Sakura Steel Skin in Apex Legends is now available for you to claim for free and here’s how to do it.

New skins are released in Apex Legends on a regular basis and Respawn have partnered up with Prime Gaming on many occasions to bring exclusive Skins to Prime (Twitch) Gaming subscribers. Every month a new skin for a Legend is released for Prime members to claim for free for a limited time.

Respawn have already released an exclusive Prime skin for Valkyrie, called Punk Rocket, as seen below:

Valkyrie Apex Twitch Free Skin - Punk Rocker
Valkyrie Apex Twitch Free Skin – Punk Rocket

Apex Legends Exclusive Revenant Prime Twitch Skin –  Sakura Steel

There is a new skin you can now claim for Revenant if you have a Prime account called Sakura Steel, which is of Rare rarity. You can see a video showcasing the new skin below:

How to Claim the Sakura Steel Revenant Apex Skin for Free?

In order to claim your free Sakura Steel Skin for Revenant, you must make sure you have an Amazon Prime and EA account. You will need to link your EA account with your Prime account in order to claim your free rewards, but make sure you link the right account as you can only claim your exclusive skins once.

Once you have linked your accounts together, you will see the skins you are able to claim. At the time of writing, you can claim both the Revenant Sakura Steel Skin (pictured below) as well as the Valkyrie Punk Rocket Skin.

Apex Legends Revenant Sakura Steel Exclusive Prime Skin
Apex Legends Revenant Sakura Steel Exclusive Prime Skin

As with all Prime exclusive skins, there is a limited time in which you can claim it for free and with the Sakura Steel skin for Revenant, you have until the 12th July to claim it, until it will no longer be redeemable so make sure you claim it as soon as possible, before you forget!

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Are Fortnite Servers Down? Stuck on connecting screen, not loading on ps4, ps5, pc or xbox. (June 10th, 2021)

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Is Fortnite down? Yes it is. Epic have confirmed issues on June 10th, 2021.

Epic Games are having a bunch of issues today. Having announced that Discord is available to download on the Epic Games store and offering players free Discord Nitro, they’ve had nothing but problem after problem.

They are still currently facing issues with their emails. Players have reported issues of not receiving emails to verified their 2FA or when they’re registering for a brand new Epic Games account. The update was first reported a few hours ago, but there have been no updates since.

Is Fortnite Down June 10th 2021
Is Fortnite Down June 10th 2021

Since the launch of chapter 2 season 7, Epic have been facing issues with performance with a large number of players reporting issues with lag. They released a maintenance patch update yesterday for PC followed by an update on PS4, PS5, and Android, but Xbox are still facing issues.

Is Fortnite Down? Stuck On Connecting Screen

The issues continue for Epic Games today (June 10th, 2021). Fortnite is down and players are reporting different error codes or just stuck on the connecting screen when trying to log in.

Epic have posted a tweet on the official Fortnite Status Twitter account to state that they’re aware of the issue and are currently working on a fix and will provide an update when the issues have been resolved.

Here’s the official tweet:

Stuck on Connecting Screen Epic Update
Stuck on Connecting Screen Epic Update

Fortnite Server Status

We don’t know how long the Fortnite servers are going to be down for, but we’d assume they’ll be fixed within the next hour or so. However, we will keep you updated with the latest news and update you when the servers are back online.

Be sure to check back periodically. We’d also recommend heading to our Fortnite news sections to check out all of the latest Fortnite news, leaks, guides and more whilst you wait for the servers to come back online!

UPDATE: Looks like the servers are back up!

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Epic Games Not Sending Verification Email (Registration & 2FA) – Epic Games Login issue

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Epic Games are having issues with verification emails not sending or being received by players.

Since the launch of the new season of Fortnite, Epic Games have been having a number of issues with not only the Fortnite servers, but the Epic Games services have been having a number of different issues as well.

Players are wondering if Epic Games is down at the moment as players have been reporting a number of different issues over the past two days. However, Epic have acknowledged some issues players are facing today and are looking to address them.

Epic Games Email Verification Email Not Sending

For the past couple of hours now, players have been reporting an issue where the Epic Games email verification email is not being sent. These emails are related to registration and 2FA.

As there are issues with Email Games emails not sending, players are having a login issue because if they have 2FA enabled on their account but aren’t getting the email with their code, they aren’t able to login to their account.

Epic have stated on the Fortnite Status Twitter account that tthey aware of this issue and they are working to fix this issue as soon as possible. They will provide an update on the Fortnite Status account when this issue has been fixed.

Here’s the official tweet from Epic:

Email Verification not sending Epic Games
Email Verification not sending Epic Games

Epic have also tweeted the issue on the Twitter account for the store. With Epic launching Discord on their store, they are providing players with three months of nitro for free. However, it looks like this promotion isn’t working at the moment as the link emailed isn’t working, or they aren’t getting the email in the first place.

We’ll update this article when the issue has been fixed.

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How to Get 3 months of free Discord Nitro on the Epic Games Store

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Players can get three months of Discord Nitro through the Epic Games store.

Epic Games have been adding new games to the store daily. They’ve also given out millions of dollars worth of free games in order to entice users to download the Epic Games store. We’ve recently had NBA 2K21 along with Among Us free to download for a short period.

Epic Games are now offering players three months of Discord Nitro. However, there are some limitations to this offer and it won’t be available forever. Here’s what you need to know about the latest free offering from Epic Games.

Epic Games Free Discord Nitro

The Free Discord Nitro for three months on the Epic Games store runs from today until June 24th, 2021. However, when you get this offer, you’ll get a link that is valid until July 24th, 2021.

Discord Nitro provides you with chat perks, bigger file uploads, and you can stand out in your favourite Discord channels and more. It costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 a year. As part of Discord Nitro, players can get 2 server boosts and 30% off the price of extra server boosts.

Discord Nitro
Discord Nitro

Epic are offering this to celebrate the launch of Discord on the Epic Games store. However, if you’ve already been a Discord Nitro subscriber in the past, you won’t be able to redeem this offer. Futhermore, this offer is only available in in regions where you can download Discord and the Epic Games store.

In order to get your three months of Discord Nitro for free, you’ll need to head to the Epic Games store and find the offer which should be on the home page. Click the “Get” button and place your free order.

Discord Nitro Free 3 Months
Discord Nitro Free 3 Months

Once you’ve done this, you’ll get a redemption link emailed to you. You’ll need to allow up to 24 hours for the email to be delivered, but it shouldn’t realistically take more than a couple of minutes.

Once you have the link, open it, log in or sign up to Discord and the three months of free Discord Nitro will be added to your account automatically.

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