NICKMERCS is mind blown by the accuracy of a PC player on Fortnite

Published: 18/Sep/2018 16:16 Updated: 18/Sep/2018 16:26

by Matt Porter


100 Thieves streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff was stunned by an enemy player’s aim while playing Fortnite on PC.

NICKMERCS was streaming on Twitch when he was eliminated in mid-air by an opponent, who didn’t seem to miss a single shot as he took out the popular streamer.

Kolcheff went back into Fortnite’s Theater Mode to watch exactly how to die, and couldn’t believe the accuracy of his opponents shot, shouting “Watch this, watch this!” as he observed his untimely demise.

Some members of Kolcheff’s Twitch chat believed that his opponent was in fact using an aimbot to get the kill, while others seem to think that it was just incredible aim mixed with a touch of luck. NICKMERCS took to twitter to joke that he wouldn’t be staying on PC if it happened again, saying; “bro I’m back to PlayStation if I see another one of those robots”.

NICKMERCS recently made the switch to playing on PC from PlayStation in an attempt to improve his skills. He has been playing on a PlayStation 4 since Fortnite’s release, but felt he was stunting his growth by remaining on the console, and hopes to get involved in scrims against pro players on PC.

Despite the switch from console to PC, he continues to use a controller to play instead of a keyboard and mouse. Players who use a controller against the PC peripherals are generally thought to be at a disadvantage compared to their opponents, but NICKMERCS’ impressive placings in competitive events show that that’s not always the case.

NICKMERCS has been practicing on PC ahead of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish, which begins on Friday, September 21.


How to complete Fortnite Season 5 Week 8 challenges

Published: 20/Jan/2021 17:07

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 8 challenges are here, and we’ve got all the information you need to complete them all in no time, with some handy tips along the way.

We’re now halfway through Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale Fortnite, and the weekly challenges just keep on coming to help players earn that all-important XP to level up their Battle Pass.

The introduction of Predator to the island may be taking everyone’s attention right now, but you’ll still want to make time for the Week 8 challenges as they’ll need to be completed by Thursday, January 28.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 8 brings fresh challenges to the mix.

This week features a farming theme, as three of the challenges will require players to visit either a Farm or a Farmers Market on the map. Aside from those, there are some more standard quests like dealing Pistol damage and collecting Gold Bars.

Without further ado, here are the seven Epic quests you’ll need to complete this week, as well as the single Legendary quest that’ll earn you a significant chunk of XP.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 8 Quests

  • Destroy apple and tomato produce boxes at The Orchard Farmers Market (3)
  • Drive a car through the corn field at Steel Farm (1)
  • Deliver a truck to Sunflower’s Farm (1)
  • Pistol Damage (250)
  • Collect Gold Bars (500)
  • Blow up a gas pump (1)
  • Distance traveled Gliding (3,500)

Let’s start with the basic ones: You’ll gain Gliding distance every time you play a match and jump from the Battle Bus. Similarly, you’ll collect Gold Bars in everyday play, but you can speed this one along by searching tills, safes, and destroying washing machines.

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There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Pistol damage is easy, as you’ll simply need to find a Pistol (they’re very common) and shoot other players. You may find it easier to go after IO Guards, as their aim isn’t great, and remember that using a rarer Pistol will deal more damage.

Blowing up a gas pump should be as simple as visiting a gas station and shooting one of the gas pumps out the front until they explode. We’ll have guides for the Farm challenges when they go live, so be sure to check back then.

As always, completing each of these challenges will bag you a sweet 20,000 XP, meaning there’s a total of 140,000 XP to be earned. And that’s not even including this week’s Legendary quest.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 8 Legendary Quest

  • Eat Fish (10/20/30/40/50)

To complete the Week 8 Legendary quest, you’ll need to eat fish. You can do this by fishing with a Rod or Harpoon Gun, or by using explosives such as Grenades or a Motorboat’s missiles to blow them up.

Simple, right? Well, there are multiple tiers to this challenge, and if you want to complete them all and get yourself a whopping 55,500 XP you’ll need to eat a grand total of 50 fish.

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You’ll need to get fishing if you want to complete the Week 8 Legendary quest.

While finding 50 fish might take you a while, it should be a lot easier to complete than last week’s Legendary challenge, which had some players calling for “trash” vehicle challenges to be removed from the game.

Remember, you’ll have until Thursday, January 28, 2021, to complete all of these weekly challenges before they disappear when Week 9 rolls around.