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The Truth About Fortnite Defaults

A Fortnite Default

When you first download the game, you have nothing. Just the default skin, which is really easy to make out because they are all dressed almost the exact same way. It became a huge deal that people with default skins are obviously not as good at the game because they refuse to buy real skins, because apparently skins = skill.

The Black Knight

For the longest time after season 2, when the Royale Knights were released in the Battle Pass, you had to really tread carefully around Black Knights. These Black Knights were the players that had put in a lot of time and investment into the game, and were usually a pretty dangerous bunch of people to fight. Since then however, Fortnite has┬ábecome so mainstream that earning or buying the top tier skins of the Battle Pass meant nothing about your own skill. I mean, take Muselk for example, who at the beginning of every season, buys the Battle Pass at it’s max tier and puts out a video of ‘max level’ gameplay.


I am not here to judge his skill, but I am here to point out that anyone can get the top skins. All you need is your mother’s credit card.

the Drift Skin

Another point: If the game is so filled with ‘Fake Defaults’ that are not bad at the game at all, then why haven’t our expectations changed? For example, in the last few days of playing, I have seen many defaults running around, only 1 of them not knowing what they were doing. The Drift skin however is a coin toss as to whether or not they are bad at the game.


There are people out there who rage and get angry that people choose to be default skins, saying that you are bad at the game if you use the default skin to get kills. My point of view? Using a default skin is a valid strategy to trick the mechanically gifted but stupid players into treating you differently. My advice? Stop getting angry that you assumed that a person was bad at the game and you got your butt whooped for it. Mental warfare is part of the game too.

Fortnite v5.01: NEW SMGs and Semi Sniper Alterations!

In the most recent patch of Fortnite, the Submachine Gun was added to the game, as a non silenced mirror to the Silenced SMG. You can find this new gun on the floor and in chests. Also, the Semi-Auto Sniper has had it’s damage increased by 12 over all, the new stats being 75/78 from 63/66.


The new Submachine gun is almost identical to the Tactical SMG (which is now in the vault) Except for longer reload times by a fraction of a second and one more damage per bullet on each rarity level. I will insert a copy of the Tactical SMGs stats for you to compare yourself, but you can also view it in the post about SMGs.

With very similar spread and attack power to the Tactical SMG, it serves as more of a buffed replacement of the Tactical, so all of the points I made about the Tactical should still apply to the Submachine Gun. Structure Damage is a stat that has not been filled in yet, will be updated as soon as the information is known.

Submachine Gun 2.PNGSubmachine Gun












For your comparison:
Drum Gun 2.PNG







For a long time, the Semi-Auto Sniper has been one of the most avoided snipers in the game. The bolt does more damage, the crossbow had (had) a lot of style, and with the hunting rifle you feel like an absolute boss wielding it, even though nobody can hit shots. It seems that the damage buff is a strike to try to make the Semi relevant in common gameplay. A 12 point damage buff is quite a lot, especially with headshot damage putting it at 187.5 damage for a headshot, with base damage being 75, and that is just for the epic Semi.

The biggest issue with the Semi before now, at least in my experience, is that I became impatient with every shot. Sniping requires patience with every shot, waiting for the right moment to fire. With the fire rate of the Semi, I always felt rushed to spam as much as I could to get as many shots as possible.

I will be writing a post about snipers later on, so I will upload a Gif then, but until then, here are some stats to chew on.

Semi-Auto Sniper 2.PNG

*NEW* ATK in Fortnite Battle Royale

The ATK is a new vehicle in Fortnite season 5, an ‘All Terrain Kart’ As it is called. It can drive 25 miles per hour, and can generate some wicked speed boosts by using a drift ability. When using this ability, you can bank around corners, do doughnuts, and during the use of this ability, you can gain a speed boost that activates when you release it the drift. I do not currently know the maximum speed you can go, but I know that you can go at least 34 miles per hour, totaling in a 9 mile per hour speed boost!

The Kart is pretty fun, and if you can’t get on and play with it right now, or if you have and you still can’t get enough, here is a video of me messing around with the ATK.