Leaked Fortnite details reveal just how powerful new helicopters could be - Dexerto

Leaked Fortnite details reveal just how powerful new helicopters could be

Published: 4/Mar/2020 7:04

by Brad Norton


Helicopters could be making their way to Fortnite in the very near future and brand new leaks have uncovered just how powerful these new vehicles will be.

From motorboats to shopping carts, Epic Games’ popular battle royale has seen a fair share of vehicles come and go over the seasons and a new addition could be on the horizon.

Recent leaks appear to have confirmed the existence of a helicopter in Fortnite’s files, revealing various functions and statistics. However, new information has revealed just how devastating the upcoming vehicle could be at launch.

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Shopping Cart’s were a popular addition throughout Fortnite’s rise to popularity in 2018.

While prominent Fortnite dataminers already unearthed the fact that helicopters will soar into battle with 1,500 HP and boosters to give a bump in speed, we now know exactly how much damage the vehicle is capable of dealing as well.

Revealed on March 3 by French Fortnite leaker ‘Yanteh and later translated by fellow community member ‘FNBRHQ,’ helicopters will be capable of dealing damage in numerous ways once they appear on the map.

When crashing into enemy structures for instance, the vehicle will instantly deal 150 damage, whereas the explosion from a damaged helicopter will deal a whopping 450 damage to buildings.

Crashing directly into opposing players could be absolutely devastating. While you’ll only deal 20 damage to enemies if you’re traveling at the minimum speed, ramping up a notch will allow you to deal a full 100 damage per swoop with the aerial vehicle.

Similar to the X-4 Stormwing that was vaulted in Season Eight, whenever you see a helicopter in the sky, you’ll know that it’s capable of wiping out not only your structures, but your entire squad if the pilot is on point.

Having notoriously implemented a number of absurdly powerful vehicles in the past, including the highly controversial B.R.U.T.E. mech that was disabled after ample criticism, Epic could be setting themselves up for another divisive addition if the helicopter is deemed too strong.

There’s no set date as to when the vehicle may appear in Fortnite, but given the amount of information that has leaked throughout the past few updates, their addition could be imminent

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Will the new aerial vehicles be just as devastating as previous additions?

While previous aerial vehicles were seen as more of an annoyance than anything else, perhaps the developers at Epic have finally figured out a way to keep helicopters balanced and ensure the game doesn’t grow too frustrating as a result.

Additional leaks in the latest Fortnite updates have also unveiled a number of powerful weapons set to make their mark in the near future as well.


How to get Rocket Launcher & Mythic AR in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 10:33 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 10:38

by David Purcell


Rocket Launchers are in short supply in Fortnite Season 5, Chapter 2, and there’s one location on the map where you can get not just the explosive weapon, but also a Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle as well. 

Epic Games‘ battle royale game that used to be full of challenges and Battle Pass rewards has seen its system shaken up in Season 5. The arrival of The Mandalorian puts great emphasis on collecting bounties, with NPC characters spread right across the island.

In their hands, as you might expect, is a variety of loot. Some are holding better things than others as well, ranging from Mythic to Epic weapons – and more.

There’s one location where players can actually grab themselves a weapon found nowhere else on the map, though.

Fortnite Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle location

One of the first things you need to know is that this cannot be found at a specific POI, but it is close to Slurpy Swamp. Let’s run through how you can get these insane guns in Fortnite Season 5.

Fortnite Ruckus
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Ruckus is holding both of the weapons in Fortnite Season 5.

Where to find Ruckus in Fortnite

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Drop from the Battle Bus near Slurpy Swamp.
  3. Head over to the small compound east of the location, which is right on the waterfront.
  4. Hunt down an NPC called Ruckus.
  5. Take him out and collect the loot, consisting of a Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle.
Fortnite rocket launcher location
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Here’s where you need to go.

One of the easiest ways to take him down is to build a few structures nearby, and pop your head out to take shots.

Do have in mind that not only will the NPC have more health and a rocket launcher in-hand, but other enemies will also be racing to get the guaranteed loot.