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Fortnite, my son, Win10 and Boot Camp

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Quarantine is the best thing that ever happened, if you ask my son. When he's with me, which is roughly 60%, he's on Fortnite with his friends 10 hours a day. They play squads, and maybe 1 out of 6 matches they win in a pool of 100 players.

As recently as a month ago when they had 3 -- squads are 4 -- they'd want me to take up the 4th position. Now my inquiries are met with ambivalence. They'd just as much go as a 3-squad and be at a disadvantage than have me to make up a full squad. :shock: :? :roll:

Even with three, they're winning around 1 out of every 6, maybe more. They won two in a row a few days ago.

I built him a fantastic Win10 gaming PC in December. I think I've mentioned that here. It's a fast 4- or 8-core Intel running around 4Ghz overclocked, liquid cooled, a $600 graphics card, a serviceable display, and a nice keyboard and mouse. It heats his room.

I'm working on wiring it cat5 to the router for better ping times to the FN server. Apparently, this makes a difference.

He's damn good at the game. I have no hope of catching up now. I was very good at Half Life 1 and 2, and other first person shooters like Quake 3 Arena. But he's far better than I am.

I used to think I had time to catch up. Nope.

FWIW, the game is fantastic. It's popular for a reason.

BTW I installed Win10 on a Bootcamp (Mac hardware) install on an external SSD to get better FN framerates. It improved that about 50%. It was work, though. Anyone who wants help putting BC on an external let me know, especially if you want to put it on a Thunderbolt external.
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My son has been in Iowa with his cousins on their farm for a month, and I've been playing every day trying to get better. So he has no FN for a month and I've been improving. I'm still not as good as he was when he left, but I'm closing the gap.

Now that I'm almost 50, my mind and reflexes don't pick up key and mouse combinations as fast as I used to. It's frustrating. It's a huge roadblock to improving. :x
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It gets better at 60, stay with it....😇
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He's been back for a few days now, and on the first day he was back he was somewhere in the neighborhood of 3-30X better than me.
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Re: Fortnite, my son, Win10 and Boot Camp

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My goodness 10 hours a day, i am also a gamer and only play half hour :-)
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