Fortnite building and glider strategy lets you easily kill enemies who build above you - Dexerto

Fortnite building and glider strategy lets you easily kill enemies who build above you

Published: 6/Nov/2018 16:42 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 16:49

by Matt Porter


A clever Fortnite fan has found a new way to kill enemies who build a ramp over your head when you enter into a build battle.

The technique, uploaded to Reddit by a user named ‘VanguardCR’, is extremely easy to perform, and doesn’t even require a lot of materials to do.

The strategy works best when an opposing player is building a ramp over your head, but could be used in other situations, depending on how close you are to an enemy who is trying to get the higher ground over you.

When an enemy builds a ramp over your head, you will need to build up so you are only one level below them, allowing you to place a structure on top of them – through their own ramp.

Then, simply place a pyramid piece on the top of their ramp, meaning they are no longer able to build past that point, and are essentially trapped on the ramp they were on.

All that’s left to do then is to use the new Glider re-deploy system to jump off of your ramp, and swing around onto theirs, landing behind them and giving you an easy elimination.

Fortnite fans who watched this technique are clearly impressed by it, claiming that it will be a new meta in the game, and something that players all over the map will soon start utilizing as a way to counter enemy builds.

The glider re-deploy portion of the strategy can still be used to jump around onto enemy builds when they have placed a floor to stop you from building the cone, but it does mean that your enemy won’t be trapped, and will still be able to build away and escape.


How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce


Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

Epic Games
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.