NICKMERCS and SypherPK’s new Fortnite Trios partner revealed

Published: 9/Sep/2019 10:38 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 11:13

by David Purcell


FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff and Luminosity’s Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan have made yet another change to their competitive Fortnite team, as a brand new trios partner has been revealed. 

The new player will replace the outbound Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno, who has announced that he will be taking a step back from competitive play moving forward. 

The trio faced some stern criticism from the game’s online community during their efforts of trying to qualify for Fortnite’s Champion Series, with fans roasting NICKMERCS in particular for some of his plays, although they will be hoping that their new addition will give them a boost. 

HighDistortion, SypherPK / TwitterHighDistortion has revealed his exit from SypherPK and NICKMERCS’ Fortnite trios team.

It was HighDistortion that broke the news, too. The popular Twitch streamer posted on his official Twitter account on September 9, confirming that his team playing with Sypher and Nick was over – after being replaced by FaZe’s Nate Hill

“Still have a ridiculous cough & sneezing and the most uncomfortably dry eyes ever. Not sure how I made it through 10 hours of FN on Saturday while wearing my contacts. Stream when this passes,” he tweeted, before wishing the best of luck to his successor. 

He added: “Also, I’m 100% done with competing. PK [and] Nick decided to go play with Nate. Good luck to them!”

Those who follow the game’s competitive tournaments will know that Nate Hill, alongside his teammate Funk, scooped top spot in KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament on August 2, and his new trios partners will be hoping he will enjoy the same type of success with them in the future. 

Not only have the team acquired another well-known Fortnite pro player, though, but have also brought a top coach on board as well.

Hugh ‘Destiny’ Gilmour, who has worked with World Cup Solos winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf in the past, has been called in to help the team as another reinforcement.

Whether or not these changes will improve the trio’s performances at the competitive level in the near future remains to be seen.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!