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Bizarre Fortnite Chapter 2 mechanic gives players new way to use rockets

Published: 25/Feb/2020 1:57

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite Chapter 2 players are thinking outside of the box with a newly discovered mechanic by YouTuber ‘SypherPK’ that bounces rockets for potentially game-changing effects.

By using a Remote Explosive for the base of the trick, a player is able to bounce or change the trajectory for the Rocket Launcher’s missile to make it climb skyward, for example, after shooting it toward the ground.

The Rocket Launcher has always been a popular weapon to take in Fortnite to quickly clear builds or 1x1s and takes opponents by surprise. But the new trick gives it the potential for so much more.

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The trick can also be set up to create an “infinite loop” of rocket bounces, as SypherPK demonstrated.

After a strange interaction during Sypher’s games with Twitch star NICKMERCS, they noticed a missile had reflected off of a C4.

“For some reason Rocket Launchers bounce off of C4,” SypherPK said. “Position yourself really well in the center, line up the C4 accordingly, [and] you can achieve an infinite loop.”

Testing out the interaction, the YouTuber saw that the Remote Explosives have a near-consistent effect on rockets that players are quickly adopting.

Showing off the trick on Reddit, user ‘Slushyguy’ showed how a strategically placed Remote Explosive brick could be the foundation for a sly rocket depending on how it’s used.

By angling the shot, the trajectory can be manipulated to veer up, which opens up the maneuver’s application – especially if you’re trying to get out of a tricky situation.

Since rockets can make quick work out of basic builds, a team pinned in lower stories of a build fight could take a big gamble by using the missle bounce.

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If there’s a situation where an opponent is pinning down your team from above and you can’t get a safe shot, throwing down a C4 and spamming some missiles skyward could give you the perfect distraction to set up a counterattack or escape.

The mechanic could get a little tricky, though, and potentially be deadly if you make the mistake of aiming it too close to yourself in a high-pressure situation.

It’ll be interesting to see how creative Fortnite players utilize the rocket bounce in-game since it could be a useful trick to surprise unsuspecting foes.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

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Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
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Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.