NICKMERCS explains why he and SypherPK hired a top Fortnite coach - Dexerto

NICKMERCS explains why he and SypherPK hired a top Fortnite coach

Published: 4/Sep/2019 3:30 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 4:27

by Andrew Amos


FaZe Clan’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff spoke on stream about why he and Luminosity’s Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan hired a top Fortnite Battle Royale coach.

Fortnite has been slow on the uptake of coaches, but they are starting to come out of the woodwork now. One coach, Hugh ‘Destiny’ Gilmour, helped the likes of Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, David ‘aqua’ Wang, and Emil ‘nyhrox’ Bergquist Pedersen all place first at the recent $30 million Fortnite World Cup in July.

So after a few disappointing results in the Fortnite Trios tournaments held every weekend, NICKMERCS, SypherPK, and Jimmy ‘HighDistortion’ Moreno decided it was time to enlist his services to take them to the next level.

Twitter: FaZeClanNICKMERCS looked to coaching to up his Fortnite game.

Streaming on Twitch on September 3, the FaZe Clan star said that he had hired a coach to go over his past clips.

“We basically hired a professional Fortnite coach to go over our VODs and talk to us a little bit. He talked to us about the mistakes we were making and the shit we were doing.”

The experience for them was incredibly positive: “It was really beneficial. He brought up a lot of shit that we just can’t be doing anymore. We were using Impulses all wrong, we were rotating all wrong, we’re building all wrong, we are doing so many stupid ass things that we just can’t be doing.”

A former Fortnite pro player, Destiny now coaches from his home in the UK, and played an instrumental role in helping Bugha secure the $3 million first place prize in New York. 

Having analyzed some of the world’s best players in the lead-up to the Fortnite World Cup, he was able to share his insights with his new clients and help them succeed.

NICKMERCS had nothing but praise for him, saying that “he’s a super cool guy, and we are going to keep doing it a little bit, you know?”

Epic GamesBugha had a coach by his side during his Fortnite World Cup Solos triumph.

Coaching in esports has been mainstream in titles like League of Legends, CS:GO, and Overwatch for a long time. They pick up on player’s mistakes, help rectify them, and give players new strategies to stay ahead of the game.

As Nick, Sypher, and HighDistortion head into their next tournament this weekend, they’ll hope that the coaching and practice they’ve put in will pay off with a decent finish.


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
Epic Games
Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.