NICKMERCS Discovers One Major Weakness of Thanos in Fortnite Battle Royale's New Infinity Gauntlet Mode - Dexerto

NICKMERCS Discovers One Major Weakness of Thanos in Fortnite Battle Royale’s New Infinity Gauntlet Mode

Published: 9/May/2018 13:06 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 14:36

by Ross Deason


100 Thieves’ Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff is one of the best Fortnite Battle Royale console players around, but he hasn’t quite mastered the art of being Thanos yet.

Released in July 2017, Fortnite has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity thanks to its fast paced and addictive Battle Royale mode which mixes innovative building mechanics with classic gun play.


Available to play for free on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the “Early Access” version of the game has quickly become one of the most popular in history.

Twitch streamer NICKMERCS’ platform of choice is the PlayStation 4 and he’s one of the very best players out there, racking up numerous victories in everything from solo to squads.


However, while playing the all-new “Infinity Gauntlet” Limited Time Mode, which allows players to turn into Marvel’s Thanos as part of a Fortnite and Infinity War crossover, he discovered that being one of the most powerful being in the entire universe has its downsides.

Trying to fly out of the Fortnite storm, for instance. During a recent stream NICKMERCS saw an Infinity Gauntlet lying just inside the storm and naturally couldn’t resist going to pick it up. The result was less than spectacular…

Leonard Lauder once said, an American billionaire businessman, art collector and humanitarian, once said “if I don’t learn something every single day, it’s a wasted day.”


Today we learned that the all-powerful Titan known as Thanos might be one of the most powerful beings in existence with the help of his Gauntlet, but Fortnite is still stronger.

Someone should probably call the Avengers and let them know.


Jaclyn Hill slammed for emotional Instagram posts about lipstick scandal

Published: 19/Oct/2020 19:26

by Virginia Glaze


Makeup mogul and YouTube star Jaclyn Hill is facing backlash after posting a series of emotional statements to her Instagram Stories that appear to be about the fallout surrounding her lipstick scandal last year.

Jaclyn Hill is a bonafide beauty guru; boasting her very own makeup line and collaborations with such brands as Morphe, Hill has solidified her presence in YouTube’s beauty community — although not in the best way, at times.


In 2019, Hill received an avalanche of backlash after buyers claimed her lipsticks were cracked, covered in a fuzzy substance and even moldy, which critics still don’t feel that she has adequately made up for.

Shortly after the scandal went viral, Hill took a hiatus from social media and returned some time later to reveal that she had self-medicated her anxiety over the issue with alcohol, but has since been more active online and is taking steps toward recovery.


It seems that Hill is facing backlash over the incident yet again, after opening up to fans in a series of emotional posts via her Instagram Stories that appear to discuss the aftermath of the lipstick drama.

In her posts, Hill claimed that she was “trying so hard to fake a happy life for social media” during that time, stating that it is “hard for me to even look at pictures from this period” in her life.

Jaclyn Hill poses on the beach with a caption on her Instagram story.
Instagram: Jaclyn Hill
Jaclyn Hill opened up about the difficulties she faced in her mental health during the aftermath of her lipstick scandal in summer 2019.

“I felt so undeserving of this award,” Hill said of her win at the American Influencer Awards. “I was ashamed of who I had let myself become and still believe 1,000 other influencers deserve recognition more than me.”

Jaclyn Hill poses with her trophy at the Influencer Awards.
Instagram: Jaclyn Hill
Jaclyn Hill won Makeup Tutorialist of the year at the 2019 Influencer Awards – an honor she said she was “ashamed” to receive.

Despite her seemingly genuine remorse over the matter, critics aren’t letting her live the scandal down, with many finding her Instagram posts performative and attention-seeking, even speculating that she could be ramping up to sell another product to fans.

“Whenever she posts emotional stuff, its ‘cause she’s about to sell something big,” one user wrote over Twitter. “She psychologically manipulates people a lot before a big drop. She does this days, weeks or a month before.”

“I mean, I’m glad she’s doing better mentally, but a large part of the backlash against her, and what added to her mental health struggles, wasn’t just the fact that the lipsticks were defective, but that she took zero responsibility or accountability for it,” another wrote.


While it’s clear that Hill has tried to remain positive, last year’s lipstick drama just isn’t going away despite her efforts to rise above a scandal that has become synonymous with her image.