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Fortnite’s Marvel Knockout – Everything you need to know about the new mode

Published: 11/Sep/2020 1:07

by Tanner Pierce

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A new mode in Fortnite, called Marvel Knockout, was added to the game during the v14.10 update – and after some unexpected downtime, it’s finally live for everyone to play. Here’s everything you need to know about the mode.

When Season 4 of Fortnite was first announced, Epic Games promised a slew of Marvel-themed content, including a number of powers based on different superheros and, for the most part, the general consensus seems to be that they delivered.

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The super powers, however, have only been available as weapon pickups. While fair in the normal game, some fans were disappointed that they weren’t able to use the powers more. Now, after some unexpected downtime, a new mode is looking to rectify that problem.

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Players have access to all the superhero powers in the game by default in the Marvel Knockout mode.

What is the Marvel Knockout mode?

Marvel Knockout is a new LTM within Fortnite that pits two teams of either two or three players against each other in a tournament style match. The catch is that the players on each team only have access to the new superpowers that were added.

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The power sets that each players have is random, although both teams will have the same powers at their disposal. For example, if a team has a character with Iron Man gauntlets and the Silver Surfer board, a character on the other team will have the same set up.

How do the rounds work in Marvel Knockout mode?

Each round has a certain number of points that teams must reach in order to win. Each kill counts as one point. If the number of points is not met by the time the clock runs out, the team with the most points wins and gets to move on to the next round. If both teams are tied, they will both be eliminated from the tournament.

Currently, teams have to make it through four rounds in order to win the tournament. While this doesn’t seem like a lot, it’s more difficult than you might think.

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Because of this, it’s recommended that players team up with players that they know, rather than let the game find a team for them. That way, you know what to expect from the other players. Everyone has to bring their A-game in this mode in order to win.

While the mode is hard, it’s also a ton of fun. Blasting around with superheros in a 2v2 or 3v3 setting might not be the norm for a game like Fortnite, but it’s certainly a welcome addition.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.