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Bugha explains why he’d never quit Fortnite for another battle royale

Published: 17/Mar/2020 1:58

by Andrew Amos


Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf is one of the best Fortnite players going around, and that’s not likely to change in 2020, after the Solos World Cup champion explained why he isn’t the quitting competitive battle royale any time soon.

As far as Fortnite players go, it’s hard to come by one more decorated than Bugha. Winning the World Cup 2019 in solos shot the then 16-year-old to fame, and since then, he’s proven time and time again it wasn’t a fluke.

He’s racked up his fair share of Cash Cup wins, and had consistently good performances across squads and duos in the last 12 months. It’s hard to see a player of his calibre give up his title, but stranger things have happened in esports.

However, even if you put his results aside, it’d be hard to draw Bugha away from Fortnite. His love for the game is deep, and it’d take something highly innovative for him to jump ship.

Bugha lifting Fortnite World Cup trophy 2019
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Bugha has proven multiple times that he’s one of the best players to touch Fortnite.

Him joining the Fortnite ship in the first place was because of innovation, after all. Fortnite took the battle royale genre, which was just starting to become a big thing, and turned it into a creative masterpiece, according to Bugha.

From the art style, to the fast-paced gameplay, and even just the fact it was a battle royale ⁠— everything Bugha saw in Fortnite lured him to pick up the game and become the best.

“I really liked the idea that you’d be the last one standing and you’d eliminate every other person,” he explained in an interview with ESPN. “It kind of reminded me of Search & Destroy in CoD, and I love that game mode, so coming from that to battle royale, I loved it.”

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Bugha was enamoured by Fortnite’s building mechanics.

Fortnite’s unique building mechanic was the big draw card though. It made the game feel more like a sandbox with an infinite amount of solutions and possibilities that allowed players to express their skill in so many different ways.

Bugha saw that if he could nail building ⁠— by emulating the likes of TSM star Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani in the early days of Fortnite ⁠— he could become the best.

“I think I’d say [I fell in love with Fortnite immediately]. The whole building aspect of the game just made me want to keep getting better at building, the aiming aspect, I just wanted to get better with my edits and it got me hooked forever,” he said.

“I thought [building and editing] was really cool because I hadn’t played a game before where you could do your own mechanics and create your own things. It reminded me of Minecraft in a way.”

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While he’s dabbled in games outside of Fortnite since then, like Apex Legends and more recently Warzone, nothing has been able to draw him away from the Epic-developed battle royale, and it’s unlikely anything will.

“I think those games [Apex Legends and other battle royales] have a lot to them, but Fortnite in my heart is just going to be the best because of the whole building aspect and being able to do your own thing,” he said.

“You can categorise yourself as a different kind of player based on how you build or edit, and I think that’s really good.”

If a new game came along with a more interesting creative mechanic maybe Bugha would make the jump.

However, for now, the Solos champ is focusing his attention on defending his World Cup title and not only becoming the game’s best player, but the best he can be.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.