Fortnite Introduces New Hot Spots For Aggressive Players

 

Fortnite hot spots are central to one of the week 6 challenges for the season 9 Battle Pass. As per usual the latest Fortnite challenges have leaked ahead of them officially going live in the Battle Pass and one of the most eye-catching Fortnite week 6 challenges is focused on the recently added hot spots.

As per usual the latest Fortnite challenges have leaked ahead of them officially going live in the Battle Pass and one of the most eye-catching Fortnite week 6 challenges is focused on the recently added hot spots. Fortnite hot spots were added during season 9 in the 9.10 patch and they’re usually the focus of a staged free challenge for week 6.

So, what exactly is a hotspot? Well,  the three-staged Fortnite week 6 free challenge sees players looking for chests, ammo boxes and aiming for eliminations at any given hot spot. Hot spots are typically locations that are randomly selected in a map across all Fortnite game modes that have a higher value of rewards, and typically attract more outspoken “aggressive” players who are looking to gain the best items.

While these new locations do feature more loot in higher rarity, which allows you to easily spot which POI is a hot spot as its name will be highlighted in gold on the minimal, the newly . curated . hotspots also bring a new level of difficulty . to the game, due to gaining large popularity from more experienced players, making the new attraction not so appealing to new players. Additionally, there will be at least one hot spot per Fortnite match, but there’s also a 25 per cent chance of two spawning and five per cent possibility of three.

What most players are mostly looking for when they land is a spot that has good loot and doesn’t have a ton of people. Naturally, most players would generally prefer a few enemies floating around so they can kill them and round up their supplies, but they definitely would prefer that there isn’t as much where they are fighting to grab a pistol and getting rushed by multiple people with shotguns – something that is no doubt unavoidable in a hotspot.

Naturally, the hotspots are also now breaking up the games maps into sections – into more populated and less populated areas. The divided players will be based on how an individual player likes to personally play the game, but if you really want to improve then it’s usually recommended to try seeking action in a more populated area so you can get better at building and combat under fire.

For those more experienced players, playing in Team Rumble is your best chance of finding a hot spot as four of them can spawn per match. Additionally, completing all three of the hot spot challenges for Fortnite week 6 will reward players with 10 Battle Stars in total, according to leaks.

Patch v9.10 also changes Fortnite’s available scoped weapons. Since the Thermal Rifle and the Scoped Revolver were both recently vaulted, the Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle is making a return to the game. The update also added a number of bug fixes which are listed below:

  • Dropping part of a consumable item stack no longer interrupts using the consumable.
  • Shadow Bombs correctly leave the players inventory when no charges are left.
  • Shadow Bombs are consumed properly when quickly picking up a replacement item during activation.
  • Combat Shotgun now applies appropriate environmental damage falloff.
  • Ability to move is no longer lost if Rift-to-go was used with Balloons.
  • The Bush now correctly attaches to players in specific animations, such as skydiving.
  • Resolved inconsistent behaviour while using Flint-Knock pistol during crouch.
  • Air vent audio is now correctly removed upon on destruction.
  • Boogie Bombs now properly prevent affected players from skydiving.
  • Camera issues when exiting a Mounted Turret have been resolved.
  • Remote Explosives will now open and close with doors they are stuck to.

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