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How to get Fortnite’s new Stark Industries Energy Rifle

Published: 28/Aug/2020 9:51 Updated: 28/Aug/2020 9:52

by Connor Bennett

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Just like other seasons in Chapter 2, Fortnite Season 4: Nexus War has got some pretty interesting new weapons that you can use. Here’s how you can get your hands on Stark Industries Energy Rifles.

After plenty of hype and speculation, Fortnite Season 4: Nexus War finally launched on August 27, bringing some of Marvel’s most popular heroes and villains to the battle royale.

The comic book characters aren’t just represented by battle pass, skins, oh no. The lobby screen has been changed from The Fortilla to the Helicarrier, Doctor Doom even has his own point of interest after some remodeling of Pleasant Park, and there are superpowers that players are able to use as mythic weapons.

Yet, if you’re unable to wield the superpowers, you can settle for something a little less mythical in the form of the Stark Industries Energy Rifles.

A Quinjet Patrol Station in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark robots are protecting the Quinjets, but there is loot to be found if you can take them down.

Where to find Stark Industries Energy Rifle in Fortnite

These rifles can be found at the crash site of the Stark Quinjets that rock the battle bus each time before a game is getting underway. 

There are no crazy steps to follow if you want to grab one, just head to a crash site, take out the Stark Bots, and pick one up off the ground. Yes, if it sounds familiar, that’s because the Star Wars blasters also worked in the same way with the downed Tie Fighters. 

However, getting your hands on a rifle can be made a little difficult if Epic disables the bots because they’re not working as intended. So, you’re best keeping an eye on whether they’re live or not.

  1. Head to one of the crash sites around the map – these are represented by blue plumes of smoke
  2. Fight the group of Stark Bots that are protecting the site
  3. Finish one of the Stark Bots so they drop loot
  4. Pick up the Energy Rifle and enjoy it!

Now, will the Energy Rifle guarantee you a Victory Royale? Well, no nothing does – unless we want to return to the days of the Infinity Blade. 

It doesn’t rip through enemies like some other weapons, but it doesn’t just tickle them either. The rare version, which is the most common at the sites, does around 37 body damage but has a pretty slow rate of fire. It’s worth using in the early game, but you’ll have to judge for yourself if it’s a game-changer in the late-game.

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Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.