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Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Theory – Villains, Hop Rocks, and Rockets

Published: 4/Jun/2018 16:17 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason


A Fortnite Battle Royale community member has come up with a theory about villains, Hop Rocks, and road maps… and it might even be correct!

Season 4 of the Battle Pass for Fortnite Battle Royale brought a new theme with it as superheros and villains were added to the game and meteors came crashing down to earth.

The largest meteor hit Dusty Depot, turning it into “Dusty Divot” and leaving a massive crater and thousands of “Hop Rocks” (consumable items that give you low gravity).

However, the Hop Rocks can often be found in the back of trucks dotted around the map and one Reddit user named Vercyx is convinced that all of those trucks are headed to one specific villain headquarters.

The poster states that all of the roads lead to, or past, the base on the mountain next to Snobby Shores (although this doesn’t mean much with the roads in Fortnite) and he’s convinced it’s because the villain in charge is stealing the Hop Rocks for a specific purpose.

He believes that the Hot Rocks will be used to power the rocket located in the base, and others have hypothesized that the rocket’s launch will mark the start of Season 5.

The Villains are Stealing the Hop Rocks from r/FortNiteBR

Of course, a lot of the information here is circumstantial. As previously noted, the way that the roads are laid out on the Fortnite Battle Royale map means that saying the trucks can only be going to one place is stretching things.

However, there certainly seems to be some merit to Vercyx’s theory and now all we want in life is to see a purple glowing rocket blasting off to infinity and beyond with Omega in the driving seat.


FaZe Clan announce top 20 finalists for FaZe5 & what’s coming next

Published: 29/Nov/2020 19:47 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 22:28

by Albert Petrosyan


The search for the next batch of FaZe 5 winners has dwindled down to just 20 finalists, who were unveiled by FaZe Clan on November 29 along with what’s happening next in the process.

Due to its rarity and prestige, FaZe5 always draws a lot of interest as it gives those aspiring to make a career out of gaming a chance to join the world’s biggest esports organization.

Tens of thousands of fans submitted tons of content during the competition’s open entry period, but only 100 survived the first cut when it was announced back on October 23.

Now, that list has been slashed again, down to just 20 – and all of the details for it can be found below:

FaZe 5 top-20 finalists

  • Proze – 22 years old
  • HunterTV – 20
  • Conrady – 20
  • Zenon – 9
  • Lough – 14
  • Zogoro – 22
  • Cannaestia – 35
  • K1ng – 14
  • Montoya Twinz – 20
  • Scope – 21
  • RowdyRogan – 6
  • Flea – 22
  • Faxuty – 22
  • NioRooch – 20
  • Virus – 22
  • Grant the Goat – 17
  • Milliam – 15
  • Stevie – 19
  • Cufboys – 22
  • Absorber – 17

How was the top-20 determined?

There are obviously a lot of factors that go into deciding who gets to move onto the next phase of FaZe5, including in-game skill, mastery of craft, ability to entertain, and wow-factor.

Following the top-100 announcement, those who advanced were given specific challenges to complete, including things like sending in something different than the original submission and making a ‘day in the life’ video.

They were also required to put forth an example of how they’d promote G FUEL, since all five winners will receive a sponsorship with the brand. That was followed by a collaborative challenge, one that paired up similar participants and required them to submit a single piece of content featuring them both in some way.

FaZe Clan Nissan partnership for FaZe 5
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Due to their partnership with Nissan, FaZe Clan are giving one FaZe5 winner a Kicks SUV!

What’s next in FaZe 5?

Now that the top-20 has been announced, the next step is for them to complete another series of challenges in order to help the org decide who will be crowned a winner.

As things stand, there will not be another in-between cutoff from now until the winners get revealed, so whatever these 20 finalists get asked to do will hold a lot of weight in determining who survives the final stage.

Here’s a reminder of what’s on the line:

  • Nissan Kicks SUV (only for first-place)
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • G FUEL endorsement contract for 3-6 months

FaZe have not yet announced when the five victors will be unveiled, but if they follow the previous FaZe5, there will be an individual video released for each winner – one per day until all five are made public.