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LazarBeam shows off “pay to win” Fortnite skins in Marvel-themed season

Published: 7/Sep/2020 4:00

by Brad Norton

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Epic Games introduced a number of popular Marvel heroes and villains with the major Season 4 update, though some of the new character skins appear to be ‘pay to win’ in the eyes of  Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott.

Throwing around accusations of pay to win content is no small matter. With millions of players logging in daily, Fortnite introducing new premium unlocks that give a competitive edge would be met with more backlash than even Doctor Strange could predict.

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While Fortnite’s fourth season brought a ton of iconic Marvel figures into the battle royale, some skins appear to have more useful effects than others. Many of them can be unlocked in the Nexus War Battle Pass. Though others can be bought outright through the daily store as well.

In one of his first videos in the new season, LazarBeam uncovered a few hilarious ways to gain an advantage. Full disclaimer: none of them are actually pay to win. But they can provide some amusing opportunities to confuse your opponents.

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Mystique is the only character in Fortnite capable of taking over the appearance of an enemy.

The first skin in question is Mystique. This popular character comes with a one-of-a-kind emote. After slaying an enemy, she’s able to transform and shift her appearance into whatever she last killed. From an opposing skin to the design of an AI bot, she can change her look on the fly.

This can be considered ‘overpowered,’ according to LazarBeam who used the emote to trick his opposition. The “pay to win emote” let him “become a robot.” He then stood still among a group of AI and threw his enemies for a loop. “If someone comes here looking for some loot, they think they’re going to come up against some NPCs, but LazarBeam is going to be sitting here sweating.”

“It’s amazing the things you can do in Fortnite if you just spend some money,” he joked. Another skin that provided a super niche advantage was the Silver Surfer. While many players have taken issue with his actually powerful abilities, LazarBeam found a patient trick to once again, catch enemies by surprise.

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“I am made of entirely silver components. This statue is also made entirely of silver,” he said while gliding down to Doom’s Domain. He sat atop the statue and blended in, turning completely “invisible” as enemies passed by without noticing.

“I don’t know if it’s pay to win or pay to meme,” the YouTube star acknowledged. While the skins obviously come with unique effects, none of them can outright gift you a win.

Almost all of them can be earned without spending a dollar as well. If you’re leveling up your battle pass, here’s what you can expect to unlock throughout Season 4.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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