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Shroud explains why Fortnite is the best game to go pro in

Published: 16/Jul/2019 9:20

by Connor Bennett

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Top Fortnite Battle Royale is the best game to go pro in as a new esports athlete. 

Before surging to popularity on Twitch, shroud was a part of Cloud 9’s quest for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive glory, with some of the best mechanical skills in the game. 

While he never claimed a Major or dominated all that much, he was clearly a feared opponent and bagged a handful of titles along the way. So, when it comes to offering advice to budding pros about taking that next step, the Canadian star clearly knows what he is talking about. 

Respawn EntertainmentShroud has been able to transfer his CS:GO skills into whatever arena he chooses.

During his July 15 stream, shroud had been waiting to load into another game of Apex Legends‘ ranked mode when one viewer asked if he would consider making a return to competitive play in a battle royale game. While the streamer quickly dismissed that idea, explaining that it would be easier in other games, he zeroed in on Fortnite and Epic Games rewarding pros for losing. 

“I think Fortnite is your best bet for battle royale if you’re trying to come up as a pro because it’s just free money – even if you lose, you win,” started the former CS:GO player.

He continued: “Not many games are like that – if you lose, you win but Fortnite is one of them because they don’t know how to make their game and they just have this pile of cash and they’re like ‘play’”. 

It’s clearly a belief that shroud feels strongly about as it’s not the first time that he’s given credit to the competitive Fortnite community.

Back in June, the popular streamer went as far as saying that the “next superpower breed of gamers” are going to stem from Fortnite because of their speed and awareness. 

Now, of course, that doesn’t mean that just anybody can drop what they’re doing and become the top Fortnite player in the world, there is a huge talent gap behind the very best players. 

Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenner, widely considered one of the best pros in the world, is able to build structures unlike anyone else as well as spot loot from the spawn island without breaking a sweat. 

Despite that, shroud’s comments might not be too wide of the mark, considering that every player who has qualified for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup solo matches is guaranteed to make $50,000 even if they finish dead last. 

The winner of the finals, whoever that might be come July 28, will walk home with a cool $3 million, but that will be thanks to their hard work in preparing and perhaps some slight luck from the RNG gods.

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Where to find Fortnite Iron Man jetpacks

Published: 3/Nov/2020 17:44

by Tanner Pierce

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After many long months, the fan-favorite jetpack has finally been re-added to Fortnite. This time however it’s straight from Iron Man, due to the special Marvel-themed season. Here’s a simple guide for how you can get your hands on the item.

One of the more interesting and least-hated items added to Fortnite since its launch is the jetpack. After being available in normal modes for a while, the item quickly became a fan-favorite, and getting one was pretty much required if you wanted to stand a chance in the final couple circles.

Epic Games decided to remove the item back in 2018 and instead, limited it to a number of different LTMs. Now, it seems like the developer has at least temporarily reversed course, as the item is now spawning in the base game again with a Marvel-themed twist.

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The new jetpack operates exactly the same as the old item that was removed from Fortnite a while ago.

What is the Iron Man jetpack?

From everything we’ve seen, it appears as if the Iron Man jetpack operates basically the same way the older jetpack did back in 2018, and that this new item is basically just a simple cosmetic re-skin.

The jetpack takes the slot of one of your items on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. If you want to use it though, you don’t have to have the item selected. All you need to do is jump and then hold down the jump button in order to raise yourself into the air, allowing you to use your weapons. Operation, as expected, is fairly simple.

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The Iron Man jetpack can be found through the map as floor loot.

Where can I find the Iron Man jetpack?

Apparently, the only place to find the Iron Man jetpack is as floor loot appearing randomly around the map for the moment. There doesn’t appear to be any specific, sure-fire, place to find it, so you’ll just have to keep looking until it pops up.

The item also doesn’t seem to show up from chests, which means it’s even harder to find than some weapons and other items. Of course, this could all change as time goes on.

It’s currently unknown how long the item will be in the game for, although logic would dictate that the longest it would be available would be the end of the current season given its Marvel theme.