Fortnite streamer NICKMERCS rants on why he hates the new Glider Redeploy and drop rate of Shields - Dexerto

Fortnite streamer NICKMERCS rants on why he hates the new Glider Redeploy and drop rate of Shields

Published: 16/Jan/2019 23:44 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 0:01

by Bill Cooney


100 Thieves streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff isn’t a fan of the recent changes to Fortnite, and he let his fans know why during a recent stream.

On January 15, Epic Games re-introduced Glider Redeploy in Fortnite by adding a new ‘Redeploy’ item that allows players to activate their glider when falling from any height, but only a certain amount of times. 

The move has already been criticized by many prominent members of the Fortnite community, like Nick and TSM’s Myth, who think the new item is the wrong way to re-implement the mechanic into the game.

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Heavily opposed to this new system, NICKMERCS passionately explained to fans why the new Redeploy item was giving him such a headache.

“I’m not myself today because I’m playing a game that thrives on fucking shields and there isn’t any in the game,” the streamer explained to viewers. “They added a Redeploy item that sucks and it’s in everything, and it takes up the spots where the shields should be.”

The introduction of the new item has also seeming diluted Fortnite’s item pool, which makes Shields show up a lot less now in loot.

Based on the largely negative community response to the new item so far, it will be interesting to see how long it actually remains in the game in its current state.

Other controversial items and mechanics, like the Infinity Blade and the initial Glider Redeploy system, were vaulted after similar outrage by the players.

Especially since it seems to affect shield drop rates, we could see the Redeploy join the list of vaulted items sooner rather than later, but all that is ultimately up to Epic Games. 


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.