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How to defeat Fortnitemares Storm King – tips & weak spots

Published: 1/Nov/2019 10:32 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 12:00

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale players grinding their way through the game’s Halloween inspired Fortnitemares challenges have one big task in front of them – defeating the Storm King. 

The huge raid boss has been available in the Save the World game mode for quite some time, although because it’s behind a paywall, not everybody will have had the chance to see it in action. 

With that being said, Epic Games not only made it available in Battle Royale with the v11.10 update, but put a huge target on its head by asking players to take it down in order to complete this year’s Fortnitemares challenges. 

So, how is the best way to do it? Let’s take a look. 

Epic GamesEpic Games have added all sorts of new content for Fortnitemares.

In order to take on the Storm King, simply jump into the game modes section of Fortnite and select the Storm King LTM – as seen above. From there, you will be pitted against the monster. 

Fortnite’s Storm King Weak Spots

Those who have taken a look through the challenges since they were released on October 29 will know that while the beast might have a huge size advantage over players, it does also have some weak spots for them to target. But, not everybody will know where they are. 

Epic GamesThe Storm King might have a big size advantage, but it’s not too difficult to take it down.

They are actually quite easy to spot, though. If you look closely at the Storm King’s body, it has a number of small gold areas which you will need to fire at. These are, of course, the weak spots. 

You will quickly be able to work out just how much damage you have done to the weak spots as a damage bar will start filling up at the top of the screen. One of the Fortnitemares challenges is to reach 10,000 damage, but striking him down will take care of that. 

Epic GamesWeak spots will appear on different sections of the Storm King’s body. The gold makes them easy to spot.

Next, aim at the horns

Fire at three of these weak spots consistently and you will notice that the horns – on its head – will become fragile. That’s going to be your next area to target.

Shoot at the first horn until the second one unlocks. Once both horns have been destroyed, weak spots all over its body will become fragile and everybody inside the LTM has the chance to check off the challenge. Using whatever weapon you have picked up, open fire at these gold areas until the beast falls. 

Don’t be impatient, though, as it does take time. 

Epic GamesThe horns will eventually appear as gold, too. Once they have been damaged, more weak spots will appear.

Storm King tips

These instructions might sound simple to follow, but it’s worth noting that the Storm King can deal some eye-watering amounts of damage with big attacks of its own. Be sure to follow these tips to help you along the way. 

  • Takedown as many zombies as you can. They drop items and bullets. More ammo the better! 
  • There’s a lot going on, but try not to end up in the storm.
  • Pick up as many meds as possible when they spawn.
  • Revive every teammate you can during the battle. 
  • Aim for the weak spots quickly after they appear. 
  • Always keep moving as the Storm King sends out attacks regularly. 
  • Don’t build too high. Periodically the beast destroys all materials in the area. 

Good luck with the fight and hopefully, having completed this Halloween task – arguably the toughest on the list this year – your Fortnitemares challenges will all be completed in no time. For more information on the rewards, check out our guide. 


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!