Fortnite Community Perplexed Over XP Progress in Chapter 2 Season 5

Published 12/06/2020, 6:50 AM EST


With the latest season, Epic Games has introduced a plethora of changes in Fortnite. Agent Jones is assembling his own team of bounty hunters that includes the likes of the Mandalorian, Mancake, Kondor, and Lexa, among others. Owing to the arrival of these characters, the map also has a bunch of new POIs like Hunter’s Haven and Colossal Coliseum.

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Along with the Battle Pass and map changes, there have been some noticeable alterations to the game meta. The old ‘challenges’ system is no longer a part of Fortnite, and now players need to complete ‘Quests’ to level up their Battle Pass and gain XP.

Despite the addition of quests, the developers have announced no changes in the game’s XP progress system. However, a player felt that it is a bit slower this season.

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Shiina, on Twitter, claimed that there’s no big difference in XP progress but it’s “definitely noticeable”. 

The player further clarified that the game now emphasizes more on quests. Apparently, quests have granted more XP to Shiina’s squads than eliminations and victory royales.

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Interestingly, several responses to Shiina’s tweet further complicated the discussion. Some players agree with the observation, while others feel no change whatsoever.

On the flip side, a faction of players is still figuring out how quests work.

XP glitches and bugs in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

While some players had been struggling to level up in the first week of the latest season, some like HYPEX leveled up faster than ever. Surprisingly, there were many glitches that granted even unlimited XP to the players.

As a result, HYPEX leveled up from 300 to 310 “pretty fast”.

Epic Games patched a fix for most of these bugs as soon as possible, but a lot of players certainly took their advantage.

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From the looks of it, the XP progress system is the bone of contention in the Fortnite community right now. Gaining XP is essential to the players; naturally, they want to make sure they’re following the right path.

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Do you feel that the XP progress has been slow this season, or the community is just taking longer to get the hang of the new system?

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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