Mongraal offers far-fetched explanation why some Fortnite skins seem “faster”

Published: 25/Dec/2019 3:09

by Andrew Amos


FaZe Clan Fortnite Battle Royale pro Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson has offered an explanation to why sometimes the simple things in Fortnite are the best, describing the new Cozy Command set as “faster” than other skins.

Fortnite’s Christmas content has got players in a spin, with plenty of new cosmetics to grab with their gifted V-Bucks from Santa. One such skin line is the simple Cozy Command set, which features four female characters decked out in comfy Christmas-themed pyjamas.

Players have praised the skins for being better than some of the game’s more complicated offerings, including the likes of ‘Dakotaz,’ who ended up posing the question “why are the simple skins in Fortnite always the best ones” to his community.

The “yung scientist” Mongraal didn’t take long to get back to Dakotaz though, with an explanation full of hard logic, facts, and science.

“The equilateral symterial [sic] simplicity of the skin allows [our] brain to process movements and actions quicker due to the skin being simpler and easier for the brain to process, which therefore gives us a placebo of the skin being so called “faster” than others,” he said.

The explanation raised a few eyebrows, although most people agreed that regardless of the answer, that Mongraal has a “big brain.”

Flexing his immense vocabulary like so is only just a small section of the brain, with the rest of his memory going towards smashing his enemies in-game.

Other players offered some different solutions to the same question, without as much investigative depth as Mongraal. “The detailed skins are always expensive and too much detail makes things look ugly,” said OminousFN_.

Some were a bit more cynical, saying that simple skins are easy to play with. “The simple skins are the best because you can see around without a field-of-view slider,” said ‘CATSUP’.

While the Cozy Command set has been a hit with players, one thing that is missing is a male skin, disappointing some players. “I wish there were male ones,” said ‘fancylevi’. “I would love a Jonesy or Spitfire one.”

No matter what you think of Mongraal’s explanation, the consensus is that the Cozy Command set is one of the best in recent Fortnite history. It’s a Christmas exclusive, so be sure to get in with your V-Bucks soon to pick them up before they disappear.


How to unlock the Predator skin & cosmetics in Fortnite

Published: 20/Jan/2021 17:50 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 17:51

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite has been teasing the arrival of a Predator skin throughout Season 5, and now he’s finally arrived on The Island. Here’s how to unlock his skin.

Season 5 of Fortnite has introduced a number of exciting crossover skins to tie in with its ‘bounty hunter’ theme, including The Mandalorian, God of War’s Kratos, and Halo’s Master Chief. So what’s next? Well, it’s the Predator’s turn now.

The terrifying character first appeared in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hit 1987 movie Predator and went on to spawn a massive franchise of sequels and spin-offs. He’s easily one of the most recognizable characters in movie history.

Predator Boss Fortnite
Epic Games
Predator has arrived at Stealthy Stronghold in Fortnite Season 5.

There have been plenty of hints about Predator’s arrival already given throughout Season 5, including the alien warrior’s logo appearing on a door, a helicopter crash site, and a truck being used as a generator like in the movie.

It’s now been confirmed that Predator has landed in Fortnite, and fans are pretty hyped for his arrival. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the skin so you can use it yourself.

How to unlock the Predator skin in Fortnite

Following the v15.21 update, players who have purchased the Season 5 Battle Pass will be able to see a new Mystery Rewards section, which is where you can view the Jungle Hunter Quests that need to be completed to unlock Predator cosmetics.

As you can see in the Battle Pass menu below, unlocking the Predator skin requires you to complete one very challenging task: Defeat Predator. This won’t be easy, and it’s recommended you do it in Squads to get some support.

Fortnite Predator Skin

To defeat Predator, you’ll need to head to Stealthy Stronghold and locate him. He’s incredibly agile and will utilize his Cloaking Device to turn almost invisible, so taking him down will be a very difficult task.

There will also be plenty of other players trying to complete this challenge and unlock Predator, so it’s going to be mayhem. We’ve put together a guide to defeating Predator that might help you in your mission.

How to unlock Predator emote, back bling & pickaxe

As well as the Predator skin, players with the Battle Pass can unlock a Yautja Wristblades pickaxe, a Hunter’s Trophy back bling, The Hunt loading screen, a Bio-Helmet Online emote, and a Hunter’s Arsenal weapon wrap.

Here are the Jungle Hunter Quests you’ll need to complete to unlock them all:

  • Find mysterious pod (Banner Icon)
  • Talk with Beef Boss, Remedy, and Dummy (Logo Emote)
  • Collect Medkits (Graffiti Spray)
  • Collect Legendary Weapons or rarer (Loading Screen)
  • Defeat Predator (Predator Skin)
  • Complete a Bounty as Predator (Hunter’s Trophy Back Bling)
  • Visit Predator’s apartment in Hunter’s Haven as Predator (Bio-Helmet Online Emote)
  • Spend 30 seconds within 10 meters of a player as Predator (Yautja Wristblades Pickaxe)
  • Deal damage while thermal is active as Predator (Hunter’s Arsenal Weapon Wrap)

The Bio-Helmet Online emote in particular is one you’ll definitely want to unlock, as it allows the player to remove Predator’s mask and reveal the horrifying face underneath.

We have a feeling this will become a fan favorite in Fortnite very quickly.