Critics of Apex Legends have praised the game for a number of features, but the Royal Battle game's ping system, which offers players great versatility in communication, is a very particular detail . The updated Fortnite Season 8, just out of the Epic Games oven, has introduced a remarkably similar feature.
Fortnite: Battle Royale players can press the middle mouse button on the PC or the left bumper, L1 or L on the Xbox One, PS4 and Switch, respectively, to mark different points of interest for their teammates . Similar to the Apex Legends system, pressing this button once will simply ping a location, object, or weapon. Double-tap to get a red icon indicating an enemy nearby.
Epic might have worked on it before the launch of Apex Legends, of course, but the timing – the feature film destined for Fortnite just weeks after the release of Apex – would be a remarkable coincidence. The company was also seen as reacting to Apex's success when it decided to offer the Season 8 Battle 8 pass for free to anyone who has had enough overtime challenges in recent weeks.
The Fortnite season 8 has started recently, resulting in gameplay changes and modifications, as well as a brand new Battle Pass. For those who are unfamiliar, the Battle Pass allows players to unlock cosmetic and personalization features, provided that they play Fortnite to accumulate experience and upgrade it. The Battle Pass has more than 100 levels, which means more than 100 awards.
Beyond that, the most notable change in season 8 is Fortnite Island. This time, pirates, ninjas and creatures from inside an emerging volcano are ready to face treasure. In addition to the volcano, new locations in Season 8 include Sunny Steps and Lazy Lagoon, while new weapons include the Pirate Cannon, which can be used to destroy structures remotely.