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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.

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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.

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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.

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  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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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.

Galactus and Marvel hereos in fortnite
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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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hey boo store in holly hedges

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.