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Ninja explains why new Mythic gun is a “problem” in Fortnite Season 2

Published: 20/Feb/2020 16:14

by Calum Patterson


Top Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ first experience of Chapter 2, Season 2, was dominated by the addition of new Mythic weapons, including the Drum Gun and Minigun.

These new weapons have been added to tie in with the Ghost and Shadow team lore, but Mythic weapons, such as the infamous Infinity Blade, have been grossly overpowered in the past.

For Season 2, Epic Games has thrown caution to the wind with a new and improved Drum Gun and Mythic Minigun, both now deadly weapons.

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The Minigun now has a Mythic variant for Brutus in Season 2 of Chapter 2.

When Ninja found the Brutus Minigun, it was instantly added to his arsenal on day one of the update, and was shocked to discover how deadly accurate and powerful it was.

After wiping out one opponent, he made quick work of another, tearing down their build and “lasering” their character to win the game.

“This gun is a problem!” Ninja exclaimed, “it cools off, but bro it’s a laser! It’s an actual laser.” When asked what it’s accuracy was like, he responded, “very [accurate], when I say laser I mean pin-point. It’s like first-shot accuracy, full spray.”

First-shot accuracy is a feature in Fortnite that ensures your first bullet will go precisely where the crosshair is centered. Subsequent shots are meant to be less accurate due to recoil and spray, but Ninja thinks this weapon retains it’s first shot accuracy even when “full spray.”

Ninja shocked by “disgusting” Drum Gun

The Minigun is not the only new Mythic weapon added for Season 2 though, as the divisive Drum Gun has also made its return, now in all gold. Ninja has previously had is problems with older versions of the Drum Gun too.

Ninja was equally shocked that it was so strong too, even apologizing to one opponent after taking them out, saying “I’m so sorry this gun exists.”

The new Drum Gun has been given an increased fire rate, and it’s still as deadly as ever against builds, particularly because of the reduced need to reload so often.

The same can be said about the minigun too, which just churns out round after round, with incredible accuracy, as Ninja noted.

Whether these weapons see nerfs, or perhaps get vaulted altogether remains to be seen. But, Epic has seemingly been more reluctant to nerf or remove weapons or items, even when some in the community believe them to be overpowered.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!