Along with the release of a new update, talk about the city of Fortnite in recent days has obviously been the appearance of a mysterious giant little cube. This almighty creature (all hail cubes) is covered in hieroglyphic symbols, shoots little lightning and moves slowly somewhere, so fascination with it is understandable. But a few hours before the cube exploded on stage, a significant change occurred in Fortnite's challenges that positively shake up the weekly formula. [ Update: After week 7 challenges introduced the new stage-based approach to breast targets, week 8 has returned to the old style of breast assignments. It's disappointing, but you can still read why it would be wise for Epic to adopt newer style permanently below.]
New challenges are released about every Thursday, resulting in a deluge of Battle Pass owners jumping on and bombard a certain location because a new challenge lies there. It may be a bit messy at times, especially when you try to complete the challenge that is about just opening chests. This sounds easy enough, but when you have around 30 or 40 people coming down to a place like Fatal Fields trying to do the same, it becomes a mad dash just to open a single breast before insecure dying. This is repetitive, frustrating and doubts if everything is worth it for another dance fashion or fancy skin (spoiler: it's always).
But Epic surprised us last week by finally changing the way Chist-centric challenges work. Now it's a multi-stage "treasure hunt" of blows that spreads the challenge in several places. Instead of this hectic scamper to open a chest before anyone else can, the player base is scattered over the map depending on the stage of challenge they are on. I managed to open all five boxes in five different matches with little problem. I did not die immediately because someone else shot me in my back after finding a breast first; I could actually have a proper game Fortnite, open a chest to cross it off the list before you run off to complete other challenges / die somewhere else. This has been a marked improvement over the previous weeks, and is in stark contrast to the old landing formula in the same place and dies again and again as Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow .
[The new challenge] contrasts strongly with the old landing formula in the same place and dies again and again as Tom Cruise at the morning
I understand that this is not a groundbreaking change but removes a lot of monotony from Fortnite's weekly challenges and has also an effect on the overall composition of matches. With the player base scattered, the flow of games is much smoother, with greater likelihood of meeting fighting opportunities wherever you are on the map. It's a practical change and gives me hope Epic has some more changes for Fortnite's weekly challenges.
Season 5 has already seen some interesting activities, from using ATKs and wagons to jumping through fire, to the last trials that challenged people's building and traversal skills (complete with an 8-bit remix of the old Fortnite- theme). These challenges provide a welcome pace change and there is always excitement in the air every Thursday while we wait to see if Epic has something unconventional up in the sleeve. We pay mainly for the privilege of competing in these challenges, right? Can also make them fun.
If you're still working on getting the latest Battle Stars performance, we have a Fortnite Season 5, Week 7 challenge guide to help you through it. For all the previous ones, check out our complete season 5 challenge round. Epic Games has also introduced a number of changes to the game, read a full of Fortnite patch 5.30 notes for a breakdown.