NICKMERCS and Ghost Aydan prove what console players are capable of during Fortnite Fall Skirmish - Dexerto

NICKMERCS and Ghost Aydan prove what console players are capable of during Fortnite Fall Skirmish

Published: 29/Oct/2018 16:01 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 16:14

by Matt Porter


100 Thieves streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff and Ghost Gaming pro player Aydan proved you don’t need a mouse to dominate Fortnite opponents during the Fall Skirmish finals.

The pair are well known for using controllers while playing Fortnite instead of a keyboards and mouse, like most other professional players.

It is widely accepted that using a controller puts players at a disadvantage against those who use mice, as the controller thumbsticks fail to offer the precision aiming and swift movement that a computer mouse does.

However, you wouldn’t know that if you were watching Nick and Ayden for the first time. The pair both took part in this weekend’s Fortnite Fall Skirmish finals, and teamed up as they attempted to take home a piece of the $2.6 million prize pool.

In the early stages of Game 5, Nick and Aydan found themselves in a massive build battle against PAX West Summer Skirmish winner Morgausse and Saint, with the storm closing in behind them.

Morgausse quickly built into the sky, but Aydan was able to go toe to toe with the PC player, eventually building quicker than the mouse user, gaining the upper ground and taking him out.

Meanwhile, NICKMERCS and Saint found themselves lower down on the huge structure, editing their way around each other, until finally Kolcheff was able to corner his fellow American, and take him out too.

NICKMERCS and Ghost Aydan went on to have a massively impressive Game 5, finishing with nine eliminations.

Unfortunately, those nine kills weren’t enough to see them finish above Top 20 in Game 5, however they did finish in an impressive ninth place in the final standings, taking home $26,250 each.


How to complete Quests in Fortnite Season 5: Challenges & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Tanner Pierce


With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, challenges are seemingly no more, at least in the form that they’ve taken for a while. Now, players are able to complete quests, which operate in a similar way but are a bit different nonetheless. Here’s what you need to know about them.

For a while now, players in Fortnite have been completing challenges in order to help level up their battle pass. These challenges tasked players with completing certain objectives around the map and, in return, they are given rewards, mostly XP. It ended up being one of the main ways players could grind up their battle pass tiers and overall level.

Now, with the start of Season 5 in Chapter 2, challenges are gone, at least in the form they once took. Now, players will have to complete Quests in order to level up their battle pass. But how do you complete them and what are the actual requirements? Here’s what you need to know.

What are Quests in Fortnite Season 5?

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Quests can be found in its own menu on the left-side of the screen.

Jumping into Fortnite Season 5, one might be a bit confused as to what Quests are and why they’ve replaced challenges. While don’t know for sure why exactly they’ve taken the place of the latter, you can rest assured that they operate almost identically to the old format.

In Fortnite’s main menu, you should see a button to press on the left side labeled Quests. Clicking it will bring up the map and all your Quests, similar to how it’s been in previous seasons. That being said, these new “challenges” are a bit more narrative-focused, having quotes alongside them.

Chapter 2 Season 5 Quests list

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Fortnite Quests are similar to challenges from previous seasons.

Quests are split up into different rarities. Everyone seems to have the two same Legendary Quests, alongside some rare and uncommon quests that are different from player to player. Once a quest is done, a new one pops up in its place, which presumably will keep happening until you’ve gone through every single challenge.

That being said, for the two Quests that everyone does have, here’s what you need to complete:

  • Mandalorian Bounties: Complete Bounties
  • Legendary Quests 1: Four Stages
    • Stage 1: Shotgun Eliminations
    • Stage 2: Assault Rifle Damage
    • Stage 3: Sniper Rifle Elimination from 150m
    • Stage 4: Deal Explosive damage to structures
  • Legendary Quests 2: Three Stages
    • Stage 1: Discover Named Locations
    • Stage 2: Talk to a character
    • Stage 3: Collect bars

New Quests should be available every week as the season goes on, much like the challenges of old. We’ll be updating this piece with new objectives as they become available.

All in all, it seems like Quests are a more refined version of challenges; gone is the long list of tasks and now we have a more organized experience. Here’s hoping that Epic continues with this style in the future.