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How to ride Fortnite’s Pirate Cannon balls

Published: 19/Mar/2019 9:55 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 10:09

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite players have found a way to ride cannonballs in Season 8 to rotate around the map or dropin on enemy players. 

The Pirate Cannons were added to the game following the release of the V8.0 update, which signaled the start of Fortnite Season 8 which made some massive changes to the map and weapon balancing.

With the cannons, players are able to shoot cannonballs at other players and structures, while also being able to climb into the cannon and fire themselves out – traveling great height and distances in the progress. Yet, some are using it to put a new twist on an old favorite – by using the cannon to travel a little differently.

INVERSEThe Pirate Cannons can found all over the Fortnite map – and can deal out some serious damage.

In a post to the FortniteBR subreddit, user KrillinIsASaiyan demonstrated how, with a bit of timing and patience, players can ride the cannonballs across the map in the same way they were able to ride RPG rockets.

Like rocket riding, it takes people and time to work. Just find a cannon – which has been made easy with our locations map, line up a shot and jump just as the cannonball takes off and you’ll be whisked away to a new part of the map.

WORLD’S FIRST ever Cannonball Riding (Probably) from r/FortNiteBR

While the method may seem a little unnecessary considering you can fire yourselves straight out of a cannon, cannonball riding has one added advantage – you are able to fire weapons during your travels.

There is also no small cooldown period after you’ve landed from riding a cannonball across the sky. This means you aren’t vulnerable for a few seconds in case you land near other players like you would be by using the cannon directly.

Whether or not cannonball riding become a part of the game’s meta remains to be seen, but if we remember anything from rocket riding it’s that players are sure to come up with some incredible highlight plays in the near future.

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Fortnite’s Galactus event smashes huge player record set by Travis Scott

Published: 2/Dec/2020 4:23

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 ended with a bang as millions of players joined forces to take down Marvel’s planet-sized supervillain, Galactus, setting a new concurrent player record in the process.

Fortnite players have been on a collision course with Marvel’s Galactus for a long time now. An inevitable showdown between them and the imposing supervillain became more obvious as the season progressed.

At the beginning of the battle, everyone watched in horror as Galactus finally approached the island and claimed he was hungry as he swatted a helicopter out of the sky. Fortunately, Iron Man turned up and told Fortnite players how they could help.

Funnily enough, their duties involved piloting a battle bus armed with explosives to feed him. Eventually, after enough damage was dealt, Galactus exploded, and the island was saved.

It wasn’t the all-guns-blazing battle that players had anticipated, but it still turned out to be incredibly fun. Plus, it attracted so many people that the event smashed Fortnite’s previous concurrent player record, yet again.

Fortnite Epic Games Galactus Event Record
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Fortnite players managed to beat Galactus once and for all.

Fortnite’s first major concurrent player record was set during the Party Royale Premier. Millions of players from all around the world hopped in to celebrate the game’s 350 million registered player milestone.

It was impressive at the time, but it didn’t take long to beat. Travis Scott’s Astronomical music event smashed it out of the park when he led a whopping 12.3 million Fortnite players on a magical mystery tour.

Nobody thought it would be possible to topple that. However, Epic Games is always looking for new ways to push the envelope and watch it bend. Fortnite’s Galactus event attracted even more concurrent players and viewers and set the bar even higher.

“We defeated him!” said Epic Games. “A record 15.3 million concurrent players joined forces in our biggest event ever to fight back Galactus in today’s in-game event, while more than 3.4 million cheered and watched on YouTube and Twitch!”

It’s was the perfect way to end an action-packed season. Unfortunately, it means the Fortnite x Marvel crossover will probably come to an end for the time being.

However, the good news is that it’s already been confirmed to happen again sometime soon.

Plus, there are always new and equally incredible crossovers on the cards, including The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5, which goes live on Dec. 2.