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Ninja and Mark Hamill team up for mystery upcoming Fortnite announcement

Published: 15/Dec/2019 21:38

by Eli Becht

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Streaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is teaming up with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, for a special promotion featuring new content for hit battle royale title Fortnite.

Epic Games and Disney have already worked together to bring exclusive Star Wars cosmetics into Fortnite.

Now, perhaps the game’s most popular personality has teamed up Star Wars’ most recognizable face to announce new content coming to the battle royale title.

The two didn’t go into much detail about what we can expect, but we’re just days away from finding out. Since Hamill is taking part, it certainly seems like a good bet that Star Wars will be involved. We’re fresh off the special screening, but it looks like there’s even more planned.

Announcements like this were no doubt expected by fans when Ninja made the switch to Mixer. With Ninja’s roots with the Halo franchise, it was a matter of time before Microsoft would be looking at ways to promote various Xbox games.

It started when Ninja was given an exclusive first look at Gears 5’s single-player campaign, and now it looks like things have crossed over into his wheelhouse of Fortnite.

The announcement will be part of the Xbox Sessions series where guests will play a game while showing off some new features.

In the video Ninja posted, you could see him playing with Mark Hamill already, so it seems like he already knows a bit about what’s actually coming to the game.

With this collaboration coming out just a day before Episode IX releases, it’s possible Epic Games have one more thing up their sleeves before the launch of the new movie.

Mark Hamill is the star of the original Star Wars trilogy, so perhaps we could be seeing Luke Skywalker enter the game along with Princess Leia and Han Solo.

That would certainly be a good way to conclude the plethora of Star Wars content that has arrived in Fortnite. Whatever the future holds for the game, we won’t have to wait long to find out.

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SypherPK reveals tips on how to master Fortnite Zero Point Crystals

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:18

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite Season 5 now has a new teleporting feature thanks to the new Zero Point Crystals, and SypherPK has shared some must-know tips to help you master it.

As one of the most popular Fortnite content creators, many players look to SypherPK to offer advice and tips on how to master Epic’s online multiplayer battle royale – and he’s delivered once again with advice on making the most of the new teleport ability.

One of the biggest map changes in the game’s Season 5 update was the introduction of a new crystalline sands area right in the middle of the action. As well as letting players sink and hide, the area brings a new item called Zero Point Crystals.

A photo of the current new playable hunters in the season.
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Zero Point Crystals can be found in the new sand-covered center of the map

During his December 3 video, SypherPK argued that “everyone is sleeping on the Zero Point Crystals” and offered up several reasons why they can actually be one of the most useful items to collect in Fortnite Season 5.

He explained that if you destroy crystals near the Zero Point and consume the small parts that scatter, you can perform a crystal-dash that lets you effectively teleport a short distance in any direction – even upwards if you need to get some height.

The crystal-dash is performed by double jumping and facing the direction you want to travel. Once you’ve consumed a crystal, you’ll have the ability for 30 seconds. It might seem like a small thing, but it could be a game-changer for getting out of tricky situations.

“If you really master the movement of the crystals, you can be very difficult to pin down and you don’t even have to build,” SypherPK explains in his video. “You can just be constantly flying around your opponent.”

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While you can’t use the crystal-dash to move through solid surfaces or buildings, SypherPK discovered an exploit that lets you teleport through even a tiny gap in another player’s builds and dive into their box. It’s tricky to pull off, but rewarding when it works.

“You just fly into their builds, and once you get the timing right, it’s actually not that hard to repeat over and over,” he said. “You just gotta get the timing right.”

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