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Fortnite console world record for Solo vs Squads broken by four kills

Published: 7/Mar/2019 13:34 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 14:22

by David Purcell

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Fortnite‘s world record for Solo vs Squads kills on console has been smashed yet again in astonishing fashion, this time by PlayStation 4 player Apokalypto.

The player uploaded a video of his achievement to his official YouTube channel on February 22, 2019 and seems to have eclipsed the previous record held by French player FT-Fateu, who picked up 38 eliminations, way back in April 2018.

The solo vs squad record was actually credited to Brazilian player SlayLeo, who managed 41 kills, but Apokalypto went one step further, managing 42 – and it could very well have been more.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite player fended off squad after squad in this world record attempt.

We previously reported that SlayLeo’s was a brand new record on March 6, but that wasn’t actually the case, given that Apokalypto had pulled off this game a matter of weeks before.

It could have been even more eliminations for Apokalypto as well, as the footage shows below, with the final two squad teammates being eliminated by storm damage.

Even more impressive is that the game only started with 94 players, six less than the maximum.

The PS4 gamer primarily used the Epic Scar and Legendary Pump Shotgun to mastermind the world record – two of the most popular weapons in the battle royale mode. 

World records for Epic Games’ free-to-play title have been moving thick and fast since the game was released in September 2017 and you can keep track of them using our Fortnite world record hub. 

We will continue to keep you updated on all of the changes to these achievements for console, PC and mobile in the future. 

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Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

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Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

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Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.