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How to defeat Midas in Fortnitemares & get Shadow Mythic Drum Gun

Published: 22/Oct/2020 17:29

by David Purcell


Epic Games have brought back Midas in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, as part of their Halloween Fortnitemares event. Here’s how to defeat the NPC and in return, grab his new mythic weapon as well. 

The mysterious character was first added much earlier in the Chapter, along with a number of other agents for Season 2 – but soon broke off and his presence in the world was shrouded in mystery.

Now, is there a better time than Halloween for mysteries to be answered and darkness to come out of the shadows? Absolutely not.

On October 21, the game’s developers rolled out patch 14.40, where his return was confirmed. Now that he can be seen on the map, let’s run through some simple ways on how to defeat him.

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Midas’ presence in the Fortnite world was reaffirmed with the Fortnitemares patch.

How to defeat Shadow Midas in Fortnitemares

One of the most important things you need to know when looking to take down Midas is that he will have a much greater HP bar than you, so picking your moments is very important. There’s no doubt about it.

Then, you need to know where to find him. The Ruins location, previously called The Agency, is the middle POI on the map. There, he can be found.

  1. Load into Fortnite Battle Royale. 
  2. Dive out of the Battle Bus, and land at The Ruins.
  3. From there, make sure you’re on top of the building to begin with.
  4. Loot up around you, grabbing weapons and shields.
  5. Break through layers of the building until you’re directly over Midas.
  6. Using cover, take a few shots at Midas until he is knocked.
  7. Eliminate him and take Shadow Midas’ Mythic Drug Gun!

The Ruins location in Fortnite

If you’re wondering where The Ruins is located on the Fortnite island, the screenshot below should help you out.

It’s smack-bang in the middle, so expect to see a lot of people land there when you try to take out the character.

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

Shadow Midas Mythic Drum Gun

You won’t miss the weapon when you have taken out the location boss, though it’s worth showing what you are fighting for.

Ali-A YouTube Midas gun
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This is how the Shadow Midas Drum Gun looks in Fortnite.

The weapon – with it being a Drum Gun – is one of the fastest to use in-game.

It can shred through enemies in seconds in the right hands, meaning defeating Midas could be the difference between a decent placement and a Victory Royale.

So, there you have it! That’s how to defeat Midas during the Fortnitemares event and what his new Shadow Mythic weapon looks like. Good luck!


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

Epic Games/Marvel
Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!