Fortnite Season 4 superheroes abilities: How to get Mythic Items

Fortnite Season 4 superheroes abilities: How to get Mythic Items

Published: 27/Aug/2020 13:28

by David Purcell


Marvel characters have crash-landed into the Fortnite Battle Royale world for Season 4, bringing with them a few Mythic Items that grant players superpower abilities. Here, we look at how to use them and what each of them offer. 

On August 27, Epic Games rolled out one of their most ambitious patches we’ve seen since Chapter 2 began. You only have to watch the trailer to see that, with the X-Men squad coming in alongside Thor.

With that jam-packed update, which delivered a load of vaulted and unvaulted weapons to shake up the meta, it has also brought new superhero abilities.

Each of these are tied to a different Marvel hero or villain, and as of the time of writing these include: Groot’s Bramble Shield, Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb, Doctor Doom’s Arcane Gauntlets, and Silver Surfer’s Board. So, let’s take a look at what to do with them and how to get them.

Groot’s Bramble Shield

Fortnite groot bramble shield
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Here’s how the Groot Mythic Item looks in Fortnite.

Groot’s Bramble Shield is an interesting one, because it’s basically a Season 4 version of the Baller. The Baller was vaulted back in Season 10, Chapter 1, and hasn’t made a return since.

Well, there’s something very similar to it in-game as of Season 4, Chapter 2. The new update has released this new ability, which when found and activated places players inside a slower version of the Baller, which is brown in color. It heals as you ride with it and doesn’t last forever, with Epic slapping a 25-second cooldown on this superhero ability.

To get one, you’re going to have to shoot down some drones that fly overhead near Avenger jets in-game. They fall into the game at random, though, so we don’t yet know how to guarantee one in a single match. You will know when one is nearby, though, as it is a big shiny coin to pick up.

How to get Groot’s Bramble Shield in Fortnite

  1. Jump into a game of Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Leap out of the Battle Bus and head for one of the Avenger ships.
  3. Shoot down drones until you find the Groot Mythic Item.
  4. Pick up the coin, activate the ability and you’re away!

Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb & Arcane Gauntlets

Dr Doom Mystical Bomb and Arcane Gauntlets
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Here’s the two superhero abilities you can get in Fortnite by taking out Doctor Doom.

Doctor Doom is the greediest of the new superheroes, as he has two items to hold.

This brings a bit of mystery to the table though as you won’t know which one you’re getting when you have knocked him down. Somebody might scoop the one you wanted, so be fast. The first ability, the Mystical Bomb, is an interesting one because it sets areas on fire. By doing so, it deals 60 damage per hit.

On the other hand, Arcana Gauntlets can shoot you high into the sky, making it a perfect ability for escaping tight situations or gunfights you perhaps did not want to take.

Doctor Doom can be found at Pleasant Park and usually spawns near the football field. All you have to do is take him down to grab one of these items he’s protecting, but that might be easier said than done.

How to get Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb & Arcane Gauntlets in Fortnite

  1. Jump into a game of Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head over to the Pleasant Park location.
  3. Pick up a weapon and visit the football pitch, where Doctor Doom spawns.
  4. Take him out and grab one of the Mythic items he protects.
  5. Activate the superhero ability you find.

Silver Surfer’s Board

Silver Surfer board in Fortnite
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The Silver Surfer’s board is available in Fortnite Season 4, as a Mythic item. They are super rare to find.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Silver Surfer’s board.

This superhero ability will set you apart from the pack but is particularly difficult to find, as it’s so rare. Land at one of the Avenger’s jets to find this one, just like we said for the Groot item, and start firing down the drones. Inside one of them will be the Mythic Item you need to use the board.

Once found and activated, it works just like a Launch Pad.

How to get Silver Surfer’s board in Fortnite

  1. Jump into a game of Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Exit the Battle Bus near one of the Avengers ships.
  3. Pick up a weapon and fire down drones overhead.
  4. Once a coin drops out, pick up the Silver Surfer board item.
  5. Activate it periodically to boost into the sky.

So, there you have it! That’s how each of the new superhero abilities work in Fortnite Season 4. Now you know where to find Groot’s shield, Doctor Doom’s two items, as well as how to boost yourself into the sky like a Silver Surfer.


How to open chests in Upstate New York for Fortnite Week 10 challenges

Published: 29/Oct/2020 14:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 14:29

by Matt Porter


The tenth week of Fortnite’s Season 4 has arrived, and with a new set of weekly challenges comes one task that asks players to open chests in Upstate New York. While this may sound confusing, here’s everything you need to make this challenge simple. 

Fortnitemares has officially arrived, with Midas reappearing for the first time since his Device experiment backfired badly, flooding the entire island at the end of Season Two. Midas has regained control of The Agency, and his army of Shadow Henchmen are ready to cause chaos.

Of course, the overarching Season 4 storyline is all about superheroes, with Marvel characters invading the island. The evil Galactus is on his way, and heroes like Tony Stark, Dr. Doom, and Wolverine have made Fortnite their home as they prepare for battle.

With these characters, new POIs and locations have appeared, and to complete this specific challenge you’ll need to head to Upstate New York. While this may sound like a strange request, it actually exists as a landmark inside the game. If you aren’t sure where to find it though, we’ve got everything you need to complete this task.

Stark Industries POI in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark Industries arrived as a POI in Season 4, included inside Upstate New York.

Where to find Upstate New York in Fortnite Season 4

When Stark Industries arrived in Fortnite Season 4, you may have noticed that the POI is located inside what appears to be a massive bubble, which covers a large portion of the north-east corner of the island. It’s easy to spot, as the area is marked on the map for you, and the trees inside it are lovely shades of yellow and orange, compared to the normal green trees elsewhere.

Fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will know that Stark calls New York his home, with the Stark Industries tower planted in the middle of New York City. Even the Avengers base in later films is located in Upstate New York. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that his location in Fortnite was originally planted in the state of New York, which has now been transported to the island.

Thankfully, once you know where Upstate New York is, it’s easy to complete this Week 10 challenge, as all you need to do is open seven chests inside this landmark. They don’t even have to be opened in the same match, so just pick them up as you see them and you’ll finish this task eventually. If you’re still not sure where to go, we’ve included an image below.

Map showing location of Upstate New York landmark.
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Map showing the Upstate New York landmark in Fortnite.

It may take a couple of visits to Upstate New York to finish off this task, as there will be plenty of other people attempting it too. While Stark Industries has the most chests, it may be easier to head to some of the smaller buildings located in the zone, as they will be quieter and make you less likely to face enemies.

It’s well worth completing this task if you’re ranking up your Season 4 Battle Pass, as this offers a massive 25,000 XP reward, which will help you unlock new skins and cosmetic items.