How to defeat Doctor Doom in Fortnite: Mystical Bomb & Arcane Gauntlets
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How to defeat Doctor Doom in Fortnite: Mystical Bomb & Arcane Gauntlets

Published: 27/Aug/2020 14:19 Updated: 27/Aug/2020 14:29

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Season 4 players need to take down Marvel’s Doctor Doom if they want to play with the two new Mythic Items he’s protecting, the Mystical Bomb and Arcane Gauntlets. Here, we will show you how to defeat him once and for all. 

Epic Games shuffled the pack once again on August 27 with a new crossover season launch, Nexus War, bringing many heroes to the battle. They have crashed onto a planet they have never seen before, where people cannot talk and memories are wiped.

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In the movies and their respective comic books, these heroes are one of a kind. Nobody else can wield their power, until now.

In Season 4, any Fortnite player can take on the powers of Doctor Doom just by striking him down, so let’s take a look at how to do just that.

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Doom's Domain in Fortnite with Doctor Doom
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Doctor Doom is difficult to take down in Fortnite, but there are big rewards up for grabs if you pull it off.

How to defeat Dr Doom and get Mystical Bomb/Arcane Gauntlets

First of all, you need to know where to find him. He spawns at the location which used to be called Pleasant Park.

  1. Drop from the Battle Bus at Pleasant Park, which is now called Doom’s Domain.
  2. Place a marker on the biggest dark house here.
  3. Visit the house to find Doctor Doom, but land on the roof.
  4. Use your pickaxe to break in that way, and grab a weapon or two.
  5. Using your high ground advantage, fire at the character continuously until downed.
  6. Pick up the items he drops, which are the Mystical Bomb and Arcane Gauntlets. That’s all!

Use high ground to your advantage

Doom's Domain in Fortnite
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Doom’s Domain is the new name of Pleasant Park, and Doctor Doom is waiting for you inside the big house.

The key here really is to know where to break your way in. Come in through the front door and you will leave yourself with very little cover.

Exit your glider on top of the structure, however, and you should be able to blindside Doctor Doom from above. He usually can be seen walking around the ground floor and might look like easy pickings when you first see him. That said, do have in mind that these bosses have more health than you. They take longer to eliminate.

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Using your height advantage, you should be able to knock off enough health without him dealing damage to yourself. Then, when downed, eliminate him with your weapon and two books will spill onto the floor. These are very valuable, as they’re both Mystical Bomb and Arcane Gauntlets’ abilities.

Having these two in your arsenal as you approach the latter stages of a Fortnite match is going to increase your chances of being crowned the winner fivefold. For more information on superhero abilities and where to find them, here’s everything you need to know.

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson