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How to avoid fall damage with Thor’s Hammer ability in Fortnite

Published: 11/Sep/2020 10:38

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite content creator SypherPK has uncovered a way to not take fall damage when using Thor’s Hammer Strike ability – but it doesn’t work at every single height level.

With Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 being all Marvel themed, some of the biggest and best heroes from the comic book giants have made their way into the battle royale. 

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There are plenty of cosmetics and points of interest that fit the Marvel theme but when it comes to weapons, Epic Games have taken things up a notch. Not only can you find Stark Energy Rifles, but there are superpowers available too. 

On top of Iron Man, Doctor Doom, Groot, and Storm – Thor has his Mjölnir hammer in-game too. You can throw it down to deal some serious damage to builds, but it can also be used to avoid damage, well, fall damage anyway. 

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Some of Marvel’s most iconic characters have descended on Fortnite.

That’s right, as SyperhPK points out in his September 10 upload, if you manage to have Thor’s Hammer Strike in your inventory, you can use it to avoid taking fall damage.

How, you might ask? Well, as the content creator shows, you just need to have it out and targeting something as you drop from a height. You will sort of float to the ground and not lose health. 

That, however, doesn’t mean that you can build a sky base and hide up there all game. No. You will take damage if you drop from about 10 levels up. Anything under that, though, and you’re fine – unless someone starts shooting you, obviously. 

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  1. Have Thor’s Mythic ability equipped
  2. Have it aimed so the blue target appears
  3. Hold that open as you fall to the floor
  4. You will have avoided fall damage 

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Some fans might say that having the ability to avoid taking fall damage is a bit too overpowered, but given that it doesn’t work at every height, it’s clearly not game-breaking.

Epic might go back to the drawing board in future updates with regards to the different superpowers but we’ll just have to keep an eye on that.

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Secret changes in Fortnite v14.30 update: Galactus, Midas, Black Panther

Published: 14/Oct/2020 12:00

by Daniel Cleary

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The v14.30 update has finally been released for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and it has introduced some secret changes that Epic Games did not include in the latest set of patch notes.

Fortnite’s superhero-themed Season 4 is continuing to deliver fresh content, with even more characters like Daredevil soon to be released in-game, as part of the upcoming Marvel Knockout Super Series.

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However, while Epic revealed that there were other tweaks, such as minor buffs for the Combat shotgun, there were a few secret changes that were not revealed in the latest patch notes. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Galactus is expected to play a massive role in Season 4’s in-game event.

Galactus added to the Fortnite map

While there have been many Marvel heroes added to Fortnite in Season 4, it was also revealed that Galactus would appear in the battle royale as the villain, ahead of the Nexus War event.

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It seems as if he has finally been added to the Fortnite map after some eagle-eyed Fortnite fans discovered a change in the map’s skyline, with a bizarre red dot now visible after the 14.30 patch.

Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey revealed that the “distant object” in the sky was Galactus and that he was on his way to the Fortnite island ahead of his showdown with the Avengers and other Marvel characters.

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Galactus can now be seen in the Fortnite skyline.

New Black Panther Mythic Ability

Fortnite’s Season 4 also saw the introduction of new Mythic Abilities that players can equip in-game and the latest update, on October 13, added a Black Panther ability called “Kinetic Armor.”

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The new power works similarly to the character’s suit in the popular Marvel movies, allowing players to absorb more damage, run faster, and even deal damage to nearby opponents and structures, after it has been activated.

Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK shared gameplay of Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor and revealed that it can be found in the Stark Industries Supply Drones that are scattered across different points-of-interest on the Fortnite map.

Fortnite Holly Hedges map changes

There were also some secret map changes that were not mentioned in Fortnite’s recent patch notes and the v14.30 update saw tweaks to the Superstore near the Holly Hedges POI.

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With some Halloween-themed changes expected to arrive in Fortnite in the coming weeks, Epic Games has redecorated the landmark and renamed it the “Hey Boo Megastore.”

While this is one of the first Halloween-based changes so far, it is likely that more will be on the way ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

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Epic teases Midas’ return to Fortnite

Midas has been one of the biggest characters in Fortnite Chapter 2, but after his attempt to shake up the world in Season 2’s in-game event, he has completely disappeared from the battle royale.

While he was last seen being eaten by a shark in the Season 3 trailer, it seems the mysterious character could be set for a return in the upcoming Halloween event, with his golden chair now appearing in The Authority POI.

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Midas’ golden chair has reappeared in Fortnite.

These are all of the secret changes that have been found so far after Fortnite’s 14.30 patch, but as it is still early we will be sure to update you with any new discoveries.