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First official teaser for Fortnite Season 8 hints at Pirate theme

Published: 24/Feb/2019 15:08 Updated: 24/Feb/2019 17:02

by Calum Patterson

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Epic Games have officially dropped the first trailer for Fortnite Season 8 – and fans believe there is a pirate theme coming.

Before this teaser, there were almost no clues about what Season 8 would entail, with the exception of an earthquake looming on the map.

On February 24, the first teaser was posted to Fortnite’s official Twitter, with a rather obscure image – but the text in the tweet is the bigger clue.

‘X’ Marks the spot, and the hints at hidden treasure have Fortnite fans excited, as big map changes are also expected for Season 8.

The earthquake will undoubtedly cause some big disruptions, and a new aquatic area has been speculated – with the recent Deep Sea Cosmetic set.

There were also hints at a ‘Cracken’ in leaks, which was believed to be the name of the next in-game event. A ‘Kraken’ (with a K), is also a mythical sea monster – known for devouring sailors and pirate ships.

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The hype is already starting to build for Season 8 – and you can get a free battle pass for the new season by completing the Overtime Challenges.

More teasers are expected to drop each day in the lead up to Season 8, so we will have to wait for more details – and more cryptic images.

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SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
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Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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