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Fortnite: How to use the new Matrix-like emote to easily win gunfights

Published: 9/Jan/2019 3:52

by Albert Petrosyan


Although emotes were clearly added to Fortnite Battle Royale as a way to inject some fun and and comedy into the game, there are some dance moves that can actually help players win gunfights.

The most recent and blatant example of this is the Shaolin Sit-Up, an Uncommon rarity emote that was released in the Item Shop on January 2.


Upon activating the emote, the player’s on-screen character falls backwards to the floor and then does a worm movement to straighten back up and hold the classic medication position until the player decides to move.

Although the emote may seem harmless at first glance, there have been loads of clips online that show players using the initial phase of the movement to cleverly dodge bullets, especially sniper fire.


However, that technique is generally not reliable nor viable to use in a close-up and intense gunfight, unless it’s used in a specific situation that most players find themselves during build-fights. 

During build-fights, what ends up almost always happening is one player decides to spam build a single wall to protect themselves from the opponent, who tries their best to knock the wall down and replace it with their own.

Whoever has control of the wall always has the luxury of quickly editing in a window and shooting through at the enemy on the other side. That technique is not a novelty or a secret and most experienced players will always look out for it during fights.


What most players do not expect is the enemy player to use the emote as soon as the window is edited in to dodge the bullets and then spring back up to shoot back at the confused player. 

As Team SoloMid streamer HighDistortion shows above, when you find yourself separate by the enemy by a wall that you don’t control, using this emote can be the perfect defense and counterattack all in one. 

As soon as you see the opponent pull out his building map, quickly activate the emote in anticipation of the window edit. The opponent is likely to shoot quickly after editing in the window, which is perfect because you’ll be out sight thanks to the emote.


Once the shot comes in, it’s important to then cancel the emote’s effect to straighten back up and then immediately shoot back through the same window at the confused player who is wondering where you went. 

Not surprisingly, many are calling this the Matrix Emote as it resembles the iconic movements that the characters in The Matrix movie series do to dodge bullets.


Many are also poking fun at the fact that this emote doesn’t exactly fall in line with Epic Games’ pledge that these items “are cosmetic only, and grand not competitive advantage.”

While it’s highly unlikely that Epic actually meant for the emote to be used in this way, there is no doubting that it has a strong potential to help players win gunfights. 


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Epic Games
Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.