Mysterious Fortnite teaser could be first glimpse at Season 8 Discovery Skin - Dexerto

Mysterious Fortnite teaser could be first glimpse at Season 8 Discovery Skin

Published: 4/Apr/2019 18:45 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 18:46

by Albert Petrosyan


Fortnite Battle Royale developers Epic Games have put out a mysterious image and tweet many are thinking is a teaser for the Season 8 Discovery skin.

What is a Discovery Skin in Fortnite?

Every season in Fortnite there is a special outfit skin that can only be unlocked after players fully complete a minimum number of weekly challenges throughout that season.

These outfit skins are usually released during the second half of the season and are themed after the season’s overall theme.

The Season 7 Discovery Skin was the Prisoner, which was earned by completing 60 the weekly challenges in the Battle Pass. Once they had the skin, players could also unlock three new styles for the Prisoner by completing additional challenges.

Epic GamesThe Prisoner was the Discovery Skin of Season 7, and it could only be unlocked after 60 weekly challenges were completed.

Fortnite release teaser for Season 8 Discovery Skin

On April 4, an image was tweeted out by the official Fortnite Twitter account which featured a close-up of the face of a menacing looking figure with eyes that glowed bright orange.

The image of the skin was accompanied by the caption “Ruin is coming…,” which is most likely the name given to the character.

Many are speculating that this will indeed be the Season 8 Discovery Skin, especially since the apparent fiery theme of the skin falls in line with the volcano/lava theme of this season.

Prominent Fortnite news and leaks outlet @FortTory played around with the image using editing software, and was able to increase its brightness to the point where a melted mask-like object could be seen covering the skin’s face.

Other possibilities for the teaser image

Of course, there is no guarantee that the tweet and image put out by Epic has anything to do with the Season 8 Discovery skin. There is a chance that they are simply hyping up a cosmetic item set that they expect will be a popular choice in the Item Shop once it releases.

@iScenario, another Fortnite content creator, has found a stark similarity between the teaser and the data-mined image of an unreleased Epic pickaxe called Demon Skull, and there is no doubt that the two have a matching theme. 

There’s also the possibility that the teaser could be for some sort of event or Limited Time Mode, similar to how Epic used the Ice King skin from Season 7 to tease the Ice Storm in-game event.

At the end of the day we’ll just have to wait and see, because one teaser image is never going to be conclusive enough to prove one theory correct over another. 


SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
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Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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