Fortnite player discovers perfect trick to easily bait out opponents by using emotes - Dexerto

Fortnite player discovers perfect trick to easily bait out opponents by using emotes

Published: 28/Dec/2018 23:45 Updated: 28/Dec/2018 23:48

by Albert Petrosyan


A new trick has been discovered in Fortnite Battle Royale that allows players to easily bait out opponents that may be hiding behind cover.

The method, posted on Reddit by user ‘Geerzy,’ involves the use of an emote, preferably one that features some sort of music and dance.

This trick works best against enemy players that are hiding within the confines of a box they’ve built around themselves, also known as “turtling.” 

When you notice somebody in that type of situation, approach one of the walls of the structure and activate your emote, which will cause your character to begin dancing to some loud music.

One important thing to make sure of prior to emoting is that you have selected a the shotgun of your choice that you will use to blast the enemy player once he reveals himself on your screen. 

Turtling is an oft-used strategy by players who like to hide in the safety of their own box.

Once you begin emoting, the hiding player will more often than not be lured into a false sense of thinking that they could edit a window into their wall and shoot you before you can stop the emote and shoot back.

What most players don’t know, and what is perhaps the most crucial aspect of this trick, is that a player who is emoting can immediately take a shot with the weapon they had selected prior as long as they quickly aim down sights before the shot.

That is not the case, however, for the player who is editing in the window, because there is a slight but noticeable delay that occurs when players switch from the building interface to their weapon.

This means that, as long as your reactions are fast enough, you are guaranteed to get a shot off through the window faster than the player who just edited it in, which should be good enough to get the elimination at close range. 

There are some important details worth paying attention to, such as the need to build your own box prior to emoting to ensure that no third party player can shoot your from the side or back.

This trick also serves as a good lesson for players in a box to not be too aggressive when an enemy player is trying to bait them out. Remember, the emoting player will always get the shot off faster than the one editing. 


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
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A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.