Ninja and DrLupo Demonstrate The Best Way To Use New Jetpacks in Fortnite Battle Royale - Dexerto
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Ninja and DrLupo Demonstrate The Best Way To Use New Jetpacks in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 23/May/2018 12:50 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Calum Patterson

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The newest addition to Fortnite Battle Royale has been a long time coming, as fans finally get to strap on a jetpack, and who better to show you how its done than top streamers Ninja and DrLupo.

The pair have become known for their insane duo plays, often putting to use the newest items in Fortnite for those montage worthy moments.

And of course the jetpack is one of the most significant additions to Fortnite, one that was originally teased some months ago – before it mysteriously disappeared, never to be mentioned by developers Epic Games again.

That is until recently, when as part of the v.4.2 content update, fans finally got their chance to try out the jetpack in game. 

It was only a matter of time before all the top Fortnite streamers were attempting ridiculous jetpack moments, but the winner so far has to these insane duo plays from Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Ben “DrLupo” Lupo.

Combining the ever impressive rocket ride with a jetpack, plus some impulse grenades and impeccable accuracy, is a recipe for Fortnite madness.

It’s still early days with the new jetpack in Fortnite and so players are likely just scratching the surface of possibilities with the new feature.

Combinations of jump pads, impulse grenades, hop rocks and more alongside jetpacks could have some even wackier results.

But if you have a trusty duo who is handy with a rocket launcher, find yourself a jetpack and you may be able to pull off something similar to the dynamic duo of Ninja and DrLupo.

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Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton

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Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.