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New Fortnite trick allows players to reach new heights with the Grappler

Published: 14/Jan/2019 18:45 Updated: 14/Jan/2019 18:59

by Alan Bernal

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Fortnite battles can see the battlefield shifting skyward really fast. Luckily the game’s Grappler can instantly close the distance, but a new trick would let players propel the item’s use to new heights.

The Grappler was introduced to Fortnite in patch v5.4 on September 2018 which gave players the ability to hoist themselves across the game’s island for more dynamic combat potentials, but a new trick might up the ante for its users.

Streamer imspeedygonzales broke down an obscure mechanic with the Grappler after many saw FaZe Clan’s Jason ‘Tennp0’ Wang use it to send him flying higher than most players know how to.

The Grappler can be used to point-and-click a player over a great distance. However, if players jump after the item’s plunger connects with a surface, the momentum will throw them to significantly greater lengths.

“A common mistake that people do when they grapple is that they jump and then they grapple,” imspeedygonzales explained. “But what Tennp0 does is, he hits jump the moment a grapple connects… and this gives [the player] about two floors of height [more].”

The streamer goes on to explain that the trick works just as well when a player uses the Grappler to traverse more ground. The added momentum won’t throw the player off course, instead it will give “two squares of extra boost horizontally.”

Jumping the moment before a grapple connects gives you a small momentum boost (2 stories vertical or 2 squares horizontal). Credit to Faze Tennp0 from r/FortniteCompetitive

Many players received the tip with open arms, as it finally explained how players were able to effectively use the Grappler to soar much further than normal.

The trick does not seem to be a bug or glitch, instead being one of those pro-tips that players can practice and incorporate into their play style.

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Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.