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Mongraal and Benjyfishy call for traps to be removed from Fortnite

Published: 17/Jan/2020 11:17

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite pros Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson and Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish have called on Epic Games to make a huge change and get rid of the battle royale’s signature traps. 

Outside of its constant updates, vibrant colors, and huge popularity, the biggest thing that sets Fortnite apart from every other battle royale title is it’s building mechanic. 

Some of the best players in the world are able to edit and build with ridiculous speed, leading them to getting an advantage over their opponents. However, sometimes they can stumble into already-constructed traps and grab eliminations for those players who have built them. Over time, a selection of traps have been more frustrating to players than others but some pros would rather just see them removed altogether. 

Image of traps inside Fortnite battle royale
Epic Games
Traps are another way for Fortnite players to pick up kills while building.

Following their Cash Cup solo matches from January 16, British players Mongraal and Benjyfishy aired their complaints with the traps on Twitter – even though they did it in slightly different ways. 

“Like to remove traps and snipers from competitive,” tweeted NRG’s Benjyfishy, polling fans on the possibility of seeing the items taken out. “It’s worse than controller players, not even joking.” 

Mongraal, however, seemingly turned his anger up to eleven by tweeting in all caps. “I got f**king trapped I hate this game so much so unskillful it makes me f**king vomit,” he posted.

Yet, he followed that up with an even bigger barrage text, typing complete gibberish after claiming he was “quitting” until traps had been vaulted. “Never tweeting again, bye, deactivating,” he added. 

Seeing as there’s been no indication from Epic as to making such a sweeping change, it appears that the professional pair will have to continue venting their own frustrations. 

The removal of traps would likely cause annoyance to plenty of other players but a change to their damage values could certainly be something for the developers to consider. We’ll just have to wait and see.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.