Myth explains why Fortnite’s divisive Proximity Mines are “pretty sick” - Dexerto
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Myth explains why Fortnite’s divisive Proximity Mines are “pretty sick”

Published: 5/Mar/2020 6:48

by Isaac McIntyre

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Not every Fortnite player may be totally in love with the new Proximity Mines introduced in patch v12.10, but according to Twitch star Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, the “nutty” flying explosives have been nothing but fun since the content drop.

The divisive new Proximity Mines headlined Fortnite’s latest update, which also included a few bug fixes along with the introduction of the new weapon.

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Players across the battle royale pretty quickly figured out just how they could cause the most mayhem with the deadly new explosives. Some even turned the Season 2 add-on into a more long-ranged threat with a cheeky trick.

While some have been enjoying mucking around with explosives ⁠— something we’ve always been told not to do ⁠— there are others that have been less keen on the arrival of a powerful new destructive item in Chapter 2.

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TSM streamer Myth sits far from that crowd, however. According to the Fortnite star, who showcased the Proximity Mines in his latest YouTube upload, Epic’s latest addition to the ever-growing battle royale are “actually so good.”

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Fortnite’s v12.10 update added the explosive Proximity Mines, and Myth is loving them.

While grinding through Fortnite after the latest update, Myth stumbled across the mines in a loot chest. Needless to say, he was a little excited.

“I got them, I got them!” he yelled in excitement, finally bringing his quest to find the latest weapon added to the game to a close.

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He soon got to work mucking around with the explosives. After figuring out the damage, as well as the throwable range, he took it into a one-vs-one duel against an opponent. There, he discovered another feature he particularly liked.

“Oh wait, it marks them through the wall too? Did you guys see that? It marks them through the walls, that’s actually pretty sick. The fact you get vision, and 50 damage… holy sh*t, that’s actually kinda nutty,” he said, seemingly impressed.

“I think they work off the new physics engine too,” he said, and tested the new mine out a few times. As he perfected the throw-bounce technique, he passed more judgment: “Oh sh*t, I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this before… so cool.”

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He did express a little concern over the fact that once you had laid a few of them out, they were difficult to pick up straight away. That fear seemed to be alleviated slightly, however, when he finally got the speedy pickup right.

“I like how fast you can pick them up, if you get it right,” he said. “They’re really interesting, I think you could get some good wins with them.”

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True to his word, the Twitch streamer was soon pulling off impressive multiple mine-throws to near-perfection, and bagging kills to boot. It eventually claimed him a Victory Royale, and he could only pile on more love for the explosive.

“They’re really interesting. I like them. You could use them like traps if you’re fast with them, 100 percent. You can also break someone’s builds with them too. They’re pretty useful I think,” he concluded.

For mobile readers, the related segment begins at 5:20 in the video below.

While not every player has been enjoying the surplus of explosives that have been rolled into the game in recent patches, the Proximity Mines seem to be getting a lot less hate than the return of the previously-vaulted C4.

You might get a few angry messages if you score a kill with C4, but your enemies may be a bit more impressed with Proximity Mine kills ⁠— make sure you read up on how to pull off the perfect toss here to score your next Victory Royale.

Cars

Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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