Clever Fortnite fan has great idea for reactive version of Mothmando - Dexerto

Clever Fortnite fan has great idea for reactive version of Mothmando

Published: 30/Nov/2018 17:37 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 17:45

by Matt Porter


A clever Fortnite fan has come up with an amazing idea to turn Mothmando’s pickaxe into a reactive in-game item.

Fortnite fans were ecstatic when Epic Games released the new Mothmando skin, a new Fortnite character that wears a helmet shaped like the head of a moth, with incredible bright yellow eyes and what appear to be antennae coming out of it’s head.

Released alongside the Mothmando skin was the Flutterbug Glider, designed to look like the wings of the insect the skin is based on, and the Lamp pickaxe, a reference to the fact that moths are attracted to light.

The full Mothmando set.

While fans love the Lamp pickaxe, they feel that Epic Games could make one simple change to improve the item even further.

Harry34186 on Reddit suggests that when players start a game on Fortnite Battle Royale, their Lamp pickaxe be turned off, with no light emanating from the item. However, with each kill, the lightbulb inside the lamp should begin to glow to signify you are on a kill streak.

The lamp would reach its brightest point when the the player has found 10 kills, shining brightly for all to see, although this may become a nuisance as players may be able to spot the light in the dark.

Concept art for a reactive version of the LÄMP from r/FortNiteBR

The Mothmando skin was released on Thursday, November 29, although fans got their first look at it, alongside the unreleased Longshot and Insight skins, after dataminers leaked it from the V6.31 update files on Tuesday, November 27.

Unfortunately, this idea is just a concept dreamed up by a creative Fortnite player, so fans of the game will have to wait and see if Epic Games decides to implement it into the game.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.