OpTic Hitch correctly predicted the future of Fortnite seven months ago - Dexerto

OpTic Hitch correctly predicted the future of Fortnite seven months ago

Published: 25/Oct/2018 10:25 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 10:36

by Calum Patterson


It turns out that OpTic Gaming’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards might know something we don’t about Fortnite – after his prediction for the game back in March turned out to be spot on come October.

On October 24, Epic Games launched ‘Fortnitemares’ in the battle royale mode, which is a special event across all modes for Halloween, which features Zombie like creatures called ‘Cube Monsters’.

These monsters will attack you in battle royale, spawning from cube fragments found around the map, and will reward you with shield and a chance of loot when you take them out.

For about a week before Fortnitemares launched, fans were trying to piece together the teasers that had dropped, but it turns out that Epic’s plans for Halloween in Fortnite were more predictable than they may have thought.

On March 30, Hitch Tweeted: “Imagine around halloween time Epic adds a special game where you spawn into a BR game on an infested Fortnite map. It’s dark and has zombies from Save The World.”

And as if his description could not be any more accurate to the Fortnitemares event, he even predicted that they would be lootable once you kill them – exactly how they have been implemented.

After someone dug up Hitch’s old tweet, it was shared around on social media, even making it to the top of the Fortnite Battle Royale Reddit page.

Hitch himself apologized to competitive players for his bold prediction which turned out true, as the $2.6 million Fall Skirmish tournament will now take place with these Cube Monsters in play.

The Fortnite community and competitive players reacted to Hitch’s spooky prediction, including OpTic Gaming’s own pro Fortnite player Marz.

Former OpTic member Pamaj, now of FaZe, thinks Hitch may have been in on the Fortnitemares event from the very beginning – and if so, what else could he possible know?

The Fortnitemares event is in full swing across all modes in Fortnite, and while most players are enjoying the temporary game play switch up, there are concerns that it will impact the competitive integrity of the Fall Skirmish finale.

Perhaps, given his powers of prediction, Hitch will pick wisely next time he wants to see a change come in to Fortnite – maybe next he should predict the return of Season 2?


How to get Predator’s Cloaking Device and go invisible in Fortnite

Published: 20/Jan/2021 10:48

by Daniel Megarry


Predator has arrived in Fortnite, and he’s brought a new Mythic item called the Cloaking Device that can make players invisible. Here’s how, and where, to find it.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale has followed Agent Jonesy as he brings the world’s best hunters to the island. So far we’ve had God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, and The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne.

Now, after weeks of teasing, the iconic movie villain Predator has landed on The Island as the latest hunter for players to encounter. Players can unlock a Predator skin and several cosmetics, and there’s even an NPC to be found.

Perhaps most exciting, though, is that players can get their hands on a new Mythic item called Predator’s Cloaking Device, which turns players temporarily invisible. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Where to find Predator’s Cloaking Device in Fortnite

To get Predator’s Cloaking Device, you’ll need to know where to go. Much like The Mandalorian, the newly-added Boss character will remain in a specific location, and you’ll need to defeat him to get a hold of the Mythic item he protects.

Predator can be found wandering around Stealthy Stronghold. It makes sense, as his ship recently crash-landed there, and players have heard his hunting call emerging from the jungle-like location for a while now.

Fortnite Predator Location

You’ll need to defeat Predator, which won’t be an easy task as he’s incredibly agile and utilizes his invisibility effect. We’d recommend landing as quickly as possible into Stealthy Stronghold, getting yourself some decent weapons, and then taking him on.

Once you’ve taken him down, he’ll drop one or more of the following items: Predator’s Cloaking Device, Floppers, Ammo, and 30 Gold.

As with any new addition to Fortnite, when Predator arrives on the map there will likely be a flurry of players trying to take him out and get the Mythic item for themselves. Be prepared for a difficult battle.

How to use Predator’s Cloaking Device in Fortnite

Using the new Predator’s Cloaking Device is as easy as using any other item in the game. You simply equip the Mythic item in your inventory and press the ‘shoot’ button to turn it on.

While the prospect of going invisible is certainly an exciting one, Epic Games have of course made sure that play remains fair for everyone. As a result, players will be “nearly” invisible and the effect will only last a short time.

Invisibility will work for a maximum of 30 seconds, and there will be a 30 second cooldown time. Players will get a warning five seconds before they de-cloak.

Taking down opponents with the Cloaking Device might not be as easy as you think, either. The invisibility effect will disappear if you change weapons or enter the water. Still, it should give you an advantage, and if nothing else it will be fun to try out.