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By Daisy M. Marino
Whether you’re a decorated Fortnite veteran or a total beginner, these tips and tricks are for everybody. Some of them you might know already, and some could be new, but it’s good to refresh your knowledge once in a while. These tips will involve many things, from Fortnite weapons to helicopters and peppers.
Without further ado, here are thirteen Fortnite tips to improve your Fortnite game.
No Fall Damage Landing on a Bush
Need a quick way down from a build fight high up? Aim to land on a bush. It’s a safe way to get down without using your materials. Besides, after a build fight, you’ll be lacking in resources to build a way down.
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Crouch Walk While Aiming Down Sights is Silent
You can hear everybody’s footsteps in the game. They’re actually quite loud. If you want to sneak up on someone, crouch walking isn’t enough. Crouching dampens footsteps, but it doesn’t completely cover it. You should aim down sights while walking to make your steps as silent as can be.
Replace Ramp in a Box Fight
When you’re fighting someone with low health in a box and they block you with a ramp, force them to fight you. Replace their wall, destroy the ramp, and replace it with your own. You should be facing the back wall so the ramp traps both of you under it. With that, you can shoot your opponent easily.
Drop Weapon to Reload
Pick them up as soon as possible. You’ll see that its clip is full again. Chances are you’ve already seen pro players do this while healing, and it’s precisely for this reason. It applies to every Fortnite weapon that can be reloaded. Plus, you can cut out the reloading animation for those Fortnite weapons that have a long one.
Wear Basic Skins
Frame rate drops and lag can kill. It’s good if it happens to your enemy, but obviously not if it happens to you. To avoid getting low frame rates, wear the basic skins from the Fortnite Item Shop without animations and effects. You’ll see a spike in your FPS as soon as you do.
Target Helicopter Propellers
You can shoot down helicopters faster if you target their propellers. Either the top one or the tail one is fine. You’ll do more than twice the damage on the rotors than on the body. Keep this in mind when chasing someone on a chopper.
Upgrade White Shotgun to Green
Instead of trying to find something to replace a white shotgun, try upgrading it to green. It would cost you a total of 30 resources, but it’s worth it. The damage difference might seem quite small, however, this small detail can let you win more fights. For example, using a white shotgun can leave your opponent at 1 life, while if you’d used a green one they’d be dead.
Dive Deeper Over Water
This is something everybody knows and does while jumping off the Battle Bus. They seem to forget that it still applies when and wherever you glide around the island. Just keep it in mind so you can avoid getting caught up in fights or the storm.
Feed Purple or Gold Items to Sharks
Sharks may be annoying nuisances, but they can give you good loot with the proper actions. You’ll want to feed them something of Epic or Legendary rarity. They’ll then glow purple or gold afterward. When you kill them, you can get the Fortnite item you fed them plus some other Fortnite items of the same rarity. Turn these annoyances into something you can benefit from!
You Can Edit Builds From a Whole Tile Away (With a Blueprint)
Edit your builds safely from a distance with this tip. Sure, you have to be holding the blueprints to do so, but you can fool those who don’t know about this tip into thinking you’re nearer than you actually are. That gives you time to switch into your Fortnite weapon and shoot them down!
You Can Get Healing From Submerged Slurp Trucks
Those aren’t lost chances! Just swim up to above the truck and destroy it. You’ll get the shields and health from it once you do.
Or While Riding a Helicopter
You can also use the helicopters to destroy Slurp Trucks to heal yourself. While riding, bump into them to grab their effects. Make sure you don’t have anyone chasing you or else they might get hit by the restorative effects too.
We all know peppers give a speed boost. You can even use them to build quickly over the water to get away from other players or the storm. If you don’t want to use materials, you can just swim over and the boost still carries over.
Go and Grab Those Victory Royales!
Sure, you’re not going to be an instant expert just by reading this article. It’ll take some time to get used to applying these tips. You might forget them again, as well. Give yourself time to adjust and acclimate to this new information, and you’ll see your ranking rise.
That’s going to take time, so use it to practice and enjoy the game. The island may host a Battle Royale but that’s not all that you can do in the game. You can fish, look for interesting easter eggs, practice with unfamiliar Fortnite weapons, and do challenges. Depending on the season and the whims of the developers, there are even big events like concerts and tournaments to participate in.
One last tip you should know: Enjoy the game! Always focusing on getting that Victory Royale will burn you out. You should balance true practice with relaxed play. If you’re always concentrating on beating opponents, anticipating them, and planning your next moves, you’ll tire quite easily. You need to rest and step back to review your past performance with a fresh, calm, and objective eye.
Training and resting are two sides of the same coin of growth. You can’t train if you’re tired so you need to rest. On the flip side, you can’t just keep resting or you’ll never advance. The optimal routine would be one that balances work and play.
So practice and have fun along the way! Enjoy Fortnite!
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Divorce is a hard fact in someone's life because it can affect all aspects of life like social, economic, and living status. Conditions become tougher if you have children. Recovering from divorce is also a painful process but good thing is that it is possible to get through it and place better in terms of both finances and emotions. The impact of divorce on finances can be life-lasting but taking precautions and thorough investigations of options can help a lot not only to save unnecessary costs but also some other hidden areas where you weren't aware. Following are some tips to save money during a divorce.
1.Avoid advice from everyone
People like your friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors, etc. will start giving unsolicited advice during the divorce process when you discuss it with them. They will share their own experiences and horror stories and advice on how to handle financial issues during the divorce process. Get advice only from those you trust. In this regard, attorneys or financial experts are the best options to save money during the divorce process.
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2.Consider your spouse
It can be challenging for someone who has started the divorce process to think about the soon-to-be ex-spouse's best interests and financial wellbeing. While making decisions about assets and finances, considering not only your interests but also your spouse's interests can help you to reduce divorce process time. You can save your own and your spouse's money if you spend less time in such negotiations because times spend with the attorney will also be shortened.
3.Goodbye to the joint bank account
You should close all joint bank accounts which were in use of you and your spouse especially credit base account. Block major and supplementary credit and debit cards. Your spouse can use it and you can suffer heavy financial loss. Closing of all joint accounts should be the first step to cut down financial loss during divorce proceedings.
4.Open a new checking account
In continuation of the previous point, open your new checking account. This will help you in terms of not only building up of financial history but also your credit record. Credit history will be helpful if you apply for a loan or any other credit facility. This financial history will let you control your money during the divorce process. If your bank account is not a joint account but you own it, then make sure that your spouse was not using supplementary debit or credit cards. If the spouse was using then block it immediately.
Divorce can include many additional and sometimes hidden costs along with routine costs. This can bring more stress and worries to your life. Saving money can help you to fight such financial status. Force savings every month in this regard can help a lot. You can do this by opening a savings account and setting up a debit order from your checking account.
Recovering from divorce is also a painful process but good thing is that it is possible to get through it and place better in terms of both finances and emotions.Getty pictures
6.Keeping track record of the expense
You may not be interested in maintaining a record sheet of your expenses during your married life. If so, then you should start now. Analyze your bank statement critically because expenses can be out of control now. Review your daily cost of things and make critical decisions to cut down unnecessary costs.
7.Chalk out budget
Ideally, a proper budget should be chalked out to control expenses and save money during the divorce process. Select important segments/areas of your lifestyle and allocate a budget to each of them. After allocation of budget, stick to it strictly every month. This can be problematic in the beginning but become easy when you become used to it. By doing this, you will also be able to manage your savings account by allocating money.
8.Own health insurance
Medical emergencies and different health issues can be sudden or without any notice. So, it is necessary to have a health insurance plan in order to not only pay bills of medicines and lab tests but also an unexpected expensive hospital stay. If your health insurance has previously been covering your spouse then it is advisable to set up your own health insurance plan. This can help you to save money.
9.Amendments in your will and beneficiaries
If you have already decided about your will beneficiaries then it is the right time to update it. Now your divorce is under process, so, the content of your will and beneficiaries should also be significantly changed. This is much needed because it is possible that now you have children and who you like to allocate your property and saving especially if the children were not present when you drew up the will.
10.Change power of attorney
Many people assign power of attorney to their spouses during the marriage. Now it is essential to update and end the power of attorney and signing authority given to the spouse. This will help you in terms of legal and financial matters.
11.Apply for online divorce
Advancement in technology has made it easy for everyone to save time and money. Now in the United States, it is easy to apply for a divorce online. You can save time and attorney fees by downloading all the required divorce documents online. You should not worry about which document and how downloaded because many local court websites can give detailed information about how to file divorce online and which documents are needed.
12.Make use of the mediator
It is extremely helpful to use the mediator to decide terms and conditions between you and your spouse. Although an attorney is needed in certain matters of divorce use of a mediator will help you in saving attorney fee
Many spouses are very conscious about expensive assets and luxuries that are going to be distributed among spouses after the divorce. So, they make decisions to splurge on these luxuries. It is advisable not to splurge as the cost of divorce proves may be past your expectation.
14.Do it yourself (DIY) divorce
Many people are unable to afford the cost of attorney and mediator, so, they now try to handle things by themselves as much as possible. The rate of divorce and its cost is increasing day by day. This factor making "do it yourself (DIY) divorce" popular. DIY spouses are using information given by some attorneys who are offering free consultation on their first meeting.
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Gone are those days when people, sports enthusiasts, and governments lined up to host the Olympics. Hosting the Olympics, once seemed to be an immensely prideful event, but it has now transformed into an economic burden. Host cities grapple with a plethora of problems which mainly include construction delays, cost overruns, security issues, and environmental concerns.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has more or less aggravated the problems. The Winter Olympic Games are scheduled for 2022 in Bejing, China. Furthermore, Paris and Los Angeles have been recently nominated as the hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics Games respectively. Both cities have held the Games on two occasions previously, with Los Angeles hosting as recently as 1984. Simply submitting a bid to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) costs up to millions of dollars. Host cities typically have to spend $50 million to $100 million in fees to a slew of consultancy agencies, event management companies, etc.
Hosting the Olympics is more costly than the bidding process. For instance, London spent $14.6 billion for hosting the Games in 2012. On the other side, Beijing spent a lavish $42 billion for the Games in 2008. Meanwhile, the Russians spent $51 billion dollars on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Making, it the costliest Olympic Games in the history of the Olympics.
Governments of host cities and bid teams love to brag about the legacy of hosting the Games. But the hidden costs of such a massive project is too evident to hide. Such megaprojects require additional employment, as well as subsequent improvement of the pre-existing facilities and public infrastructure. Most of these projects are fraught with costs overruns, shoddy work and a lack of long term vision.
According to a study conducted at the prestigious Oxford University In England, by Danish geographer Bent Flyvbjerg and American journalist Allison Stewart, which looked into the individual economic parameters of hosting the Summer Olympic Games between 1960 and 2012. The findings were astonishing, they found out that the Olympic Games overrun the initial cost estimate with 100 per cent consistency. No other megaproject is this consistent regarding cost overruns.
Athens, in particular, seems to have been the tipping point. The city pridefully hosted the Games in 2004, which ended up costing them €9 billion (a whopping $11 billion at today's exchange rate). The offset of the Games was in disguise the onset of Greece's tumultuous years. The country now is in total disarray, with sky-high unemployment rates, failing economic apparatus, record levels of homelessness, all among the grandiose venues built for the Games.
The conclusion is simple, hosting the Olympics is an extravagant affair. If not planned properly, it tends to result in a severe economic crisis for the host city. If the host city lacks facilities and public infrastructure to support the excess crowds pouring in, not hosting the Olympics may be the best option.
Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) enjoyed fruitful outings at the Tokyo Olympic Games as they secured semifinal berths in their respective weight categories at the Makuhari Messe on Wednesday.
On the opening day of the wrestling competition, Ravi Kumar defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4 on technical superiority to reach the last-four in the men's 57kg category, while compatriot Deepak Punia overcame China's Zushen Lin 6-3 on points to advance to the semifinals.
Ravi Kumar will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.
Earlier, Ravi Kumar had won his opening-round bout by technical superiority against Colombia's Oscar Tigreros to secure a quarterfinal spot. Competing in the Round-of-16 bout against the Colombian wrestler, the 23-year-old Ravi Kumar, who is making his Olympic debut, showed no nerves as he dominated the bout to win by technical superiority (13-2).
Ravi Kumar landed attack after attack and went 13-2 up, winning the bout by technical superiority with minutes to spare. In wrestling, building up a 10-point lead over the opponent results in a victory by technical superiority.
India's 86kg freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia showed no signs of the niggle that had forced him to pull out of the Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw in June, as he defeated Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor on technical superiority to secure a quarterfinal berth.
He got his Olympic campaign to a fine start as he was in control from the start of the bout and hardly ever allowed his Nigerian opponent any room to maneuver his moves, finally winning with a 12-1 on technical superiority.
Punia, who had also suffered an elbow injury just before the Games, was slow at the start but came into his own as the bout progressed, inflicting takedowns at regular intervals to earn points.
The Indian wrestler eased into a 4-1 lead at the break and extended his lead comfortably in the second period.
Punia, the silver medallist from the 2019 world wrestling championships, then set up a clash with China's Lin Zushen in the quarterfinals and defeated him 6-3.