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Fortnite Air Strike first footage will stun World Cup players

Published: 9/Jul/2019 15:52 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 16:52

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale wasn’t enough to take World Cup finals players by surprise, first footage will more than certainly do the trick. The new item looks as destructive as anything available in the game. 

The new explosive feature, which has been a mainstay in other battle royale games such as Apex Legends and even PUBG with the red zone, was added by Epic Games via the third v9.30 content update. 

There have already been some suggestions from those interested in the Fortnite competitive scene that adding the new feature so soon might cause some backlash, especially with it being so close to the Fortnite World Cup finals – which takes place between July 26-28. 

Epic GamesThis is what the Air Strike item looks like in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Esports consultant Rod Breslau, who goes by the name of @Slasher on Twitter, reacted to the news by tweeting “please kill me” moments after the news was announced by Epic, and he isn’t the only one stunned by the new feature. 

The initial promotional material for the new Air Strike feature showed an entire fortress blasted to smithereens using the item and Epic Games have already confirmed how much damage it will inflict. 

Those caught up in an Air Strike will see explosions take 75 damage per hit to players and 200 damage to builds, making it a potentially effective tool for those who wield them. 

It’s fair to say that the reaction from the community has been split right down the middle, with some high profile players sharing footage of how deadly Air Strikes can be in-game along their opinions already. 

Clearly, as the damage stats suggest, this is going to be a difficult one for builders to get around. The explosives aren’t coming from the sides, front or back, but the air.

It will be interesting to see how the inclusion of Air Strikes will impact the late game in professional matches, but that – of course – will be a hurdle pros need to overcome in the finals of the $30million Fortnite World Cup tournament. 

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When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett

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A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

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Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.