Amazing clip shows how you can hijack enemy X-4 Stormwing planes in Fortnite using the Grappler - Dexerto

Amazing clip shows how you can hijack enemy X-4 Stormwing planes in Fortnite using the Grappler

Published: 7/Dec/2018 16:53 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 17:10

by David Purcell


A viral game clip shows that even if you’re high in the sky on Fortnite Battle Royale, you might not be safe if players have Grapplers on the ground

In a remarkable clip, u/defraged abandons his own X-4 Stormwing fighter jet to get back on the ground as the gamer is being chased down by another aircraft. 

Then, after taking a look back at the opponent who was on their tail, defraged launched a Grappler shot towards the plane, latched onto the tail-end of the green vehicle and destroyed his enemy with the purple Heavy Shotgun. 

After the shocking maneuver, the player uploaded the clip for the Fortnite community on Reddit to enjoy. Check it out: 

So uh.. I just grappled a plane. from r/FortNiteBR

The X-4 Stormwing fighter jet was introduced as part of the Season 7 patch, which went live on December 7. 

It is still a new feature, as well as ziplines, and people are still trying to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. However, as we’ve seen from this clip, with the right aim you can grapple onto them, as they do fly fairly slowly.  

The slow speed of the X-4s allows for some awesome dogfights as well, with many players having already posted some of their clips online.

Another way of combatting or exiting the line of fire from the new fighter jets is to use balloons, which have been an available item in Fortnite since patch 6.21. 

In the past, players were unable to aim, fire or use items while hovering with balloons. However, the new patch does allow you to do that making them a more useful tool to keep ahold of.


Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett


Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.