Ninja Showcases the Sheer Power of the New Compact SMG in Fortnite - Dexerto

Ninja Showcases the Sheer Power of the New Compact SMG in Fortnite

Published: 24/Jul/2018 20:41 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:08

by DG Goldstein


The new Compact SMG in Fortnite: Battle Royale has been raising a lot of eyebrows among community members.

Released on July 24 in Patch V.5.1, the Compact SMG has shown to be one of the most powerful weapons in the game after only mere hours of being introduced.

With an incredibly high fire-rate and magazine size, players have the ability to ‘spray-and-pray’ opponents and structures with a high degree of success, which has led to a sense of resentment from many.

Although the Compact SMG has yet to be in the game for a full day at the time of writing, some are already calling for it to be nerfed, including high profile content creators and professional players.

While trying out the new weapon, Ninja put the sheer power and strength of the Compact SMG on display by mowing down the base of an enemy team en route to a Victory Royale.

As of writing, it is unknown if Epic Games has any plans for a nerf of the Compact SMG in the near future.

More information on the V.5.1 patch and update in Fortnite: Battle Royale can be viewed right here.


When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
Epic Games
Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.


After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.