Fortnite: How to best destroy Ranged Ice Fiends and Golden Ice Brutes | Ice Storm challenge locations - Dexerto

Fortnite: How to best destroy Ranged Ice Fiends and Golden Ice Brutes | Ice Storm challenge locations

Published: 21/Jan/2019 23:46 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 7:53

by Albert Petrosyan


The third day of the Ice Storm event in Fortnite Battle Royale is upon us and there are two more challenges available for players to complete. 

The two challenges, which are the sixth and seventh of the Ice Storm event, require players to destroy 150 Ranged Ice Fiends and 20 Golden Ice Brutes.

These creatures, of course, belong to the Ice Legion, an army various different zombie-like creatures that spawn in on the map and try to inflict damage uopn players. 

A strong weapon of choice for dealing with the Ice Legion creatures is the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, which has an infinite amount of ammo and has been added to the map specifically to help fight these monsters.

Another good option would be using a Mounted Turret that’s placed in front of where they spawn, or using Assault Rifles, Pistols, or Explosive Weapons, as causing damage with those will simultaneously gain progress in some of the other challenges. 

As for where to find these creatures, the Ranged Ice Fiends generally spawn near the Ice Shards that can be found sticking out of the ground.

Make sure not to confuse these with the regular Ice Fiends, as the Ranged ones are taller, having glowing heads and torsos, and can launch deadly snowball attacks from afar. 

Dealing with Golden Ice Brutes can be a little more difficult and time consuming as they tend to spawn towards the later stages of the game, have a lot more health than other fiends, and can cause a lot of damage. 

A good strategy from completing this challenge is to play conservatively until the middle phases of the game, then visit an Ice Shard to try and get a Brute to spawn in.

If it’s taking too long for a Brute to appear, it’s best to just leave to another Ice Shard to conserve time and try to get as many as possible before it becomes to difficult. 


To view the full list of all of the Ice Storm challenges currently available, as well as rewards, guides, and more, visit our ‘How to complete Ice Storm challenges’ hub


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.