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Fortnite The Device event ends Chapter 2 Season 2 – highlights & recap

Published: 15/Jun/2020 20:45

by Bill Cooney

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After days of anticipation, ‘The Device’ event has finally happened in Fortnite, wrapping up Chapter 2 Season 2, and it also gave the Storm a massive facelift.

As with every in-game Fortnite event, the community was buzzing with excitement in the days running up to the big reveal of what exactly the mysterious Device would actually do to the map.

With all of the leaks, speculation, and rumors flying around way before Epic Games even released the first official teasers, the playerbase was more than hyped for what the developers had in store for them on June 15.

It all finally went down on June 15, at 11 AM PST, and at roughly 10 minutes, it was one of the longest, non-musical in-game events in Fortnite yet.

Full footage of the event can be found below, courtesy of Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK.

As past links and Sypher’s thumbnail hinted at, Fortnite’s map did indeed flood. After a few minutes of Midas’ device apparently fighting back the storm with massive laser beams, a huge tidal wave surrounded the map instead, taking its place. As Matthew McConaughey said in Interstellar: ‘Those aren’t mountains, those are waves.”

Players can still enter the tsunami, but the change does basically get rid of storm fights since you can only swim around and take damage now. There were also fish, sharks, and even a giant kraken spotted swimming around in the water, but how they’ll interact with players (if they even do) remains to be seen.

But a new type of storm was only part of the event. At various points throughout, players experienced visions that kind of broke the game’s fourth wall with Jonsey and a mysterious, Matrix-like office space.

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So this is what Midas was working on during Season 2…

Fans were transported to an all-white office area several times during the event after a brief whiteout. We were able to walk around the closed office, and at first, it sounded like Henchman were walking around and talking outside.

As the visions continued, we could make out what the characters outside of the office were saying and in the final one, Jonsey himself came into the office after apparently calling the shots for the event, and asked if we could “actually hear him.”

With Chapter 2, Season 3 officially underway, players just logging in will find the map a little wetter than the last time they played. We’re still left with one big question after The Device event though: is Fortnite just one big simulation? Maybe Season 3 will give us some answers, eventually at least.

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SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
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Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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