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How the new Fortnite underwater Storm mechanics work

Published: 15/Jun/2020 23:02 Updated: 15/Jun/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney


The Device event has officially wrapped up with players now looking forward to Season 3. We didn’t see any massive map changes this time around, but you might notice the Storm looks a little different, as it’s now entirely underwater.

Changes to Fortnite’s Storm were definitely the biggest post-event update. While the underwater setting might not be around when Season 3 finally starts on June 17, we will be playing with it at least until then.

For this reason, it’s worth learning a little bit about the new mechanics that players will have to deal with in the new look, even if it’s just for a few days.

Obviously you can only swim in the new storm and not run around which isn’t exactly the speediest way to travel, but it does naturally push you in towards the center.

This won’t matter if you take a vehicle like a helicopter in too high though, as you can see in the clip below, it flings you out of the vehicle using the same sound effect as Kevin the Cube. So if you don’t have any Crash Pads, you will fall to your doom if you’re up far enough.

As a result, end game storms become considerably more difficult, but top-level players might already be working with the new mechanics as we write this article.

You can also, according to Reddit user garrettmp17, build over the rising tides. So it seems like sky bases are back on the menu, as long as you can keep your head above water.

Unless these changes make it into Season 3 though, we probably won’t have to deal with any kind of competitive underwater zone late in the game.

You can build over the water from r/FortNiteBR

Like we’ve mentioned, it’s still unclear whether or not the underwater storm will still be around once we get into Season 3, but previous leaks have pointed to a possible deep-sea theme coming with the latest content.

As always, we’ll keep you updated with all the important news and information you’ll need to know once S3. For now, though, the best advice we can give is to keep yourself on dry land and steer clear of the water.


Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale


Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

Dele Alli Excel esports
Excel Esports
Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.