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Parents Are Paying Fortnite Tutors To Help Their Kids Get Better and Hopefully Go Pro

Published: 1/Aug/2018 21:16 Updated: 1/Aug/2018 21:24

by Calum Patterson


Parents are bringing in the help of professional Fortnite tutors, paying up to $50, to improve their childrens’ skill in the popular battle royale game.

Fortnite is now the game of choice for millions of kids and there is pressure not just to play, but to win, so much so that parents are willing to pay to give them an edge.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, mother Ally Hicks paid for hours of online lessons for her 10 year old son. Hicks explains that the pressure to be good can spill over into conversations at school.

“There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it. You can imagine what that was like for him at school.”

But, it’s not just about impressing their friends at school, as some parents are treating these lessons as an investment, hoping their kid might make it as a professional player.

Fortnite developer Epic Games is pledging $100 million to esports prize pools for the 2018-19 season, and so there is certainly money to be made for those who can compete at the very top.

Nick Mennen, father of 12 year old Noble, paid $20 an hour for lessons, hoping it will earn his son a scholarship at an esports supporting college, or some tournament winnings in the future.

Tutors help kids (and some parents) get better at Fortnite with online lessons.

Another parent, Adrian Luff, hopes that his kids too will turn their passion into a career: “They can fund my retirement”.

He’s paid for lessons for his three sons aged 7, 9, and 11, and says he understands their desire to be better as he works at Twitch, the number one platform for live streaming Fortnite.

And some parents have even copped to getting Fortnite coaching themselves, in an attempt to keep up with their kids, such as JD Giles, who said his $45 investment was paying off.

“Within one week, I actually got a solo win. The other dads I play with congratulated me. I earned a little credibility with my son and his friends – and my wife and daughter made fun of me.”

For the coaches themselves, it is a lucrative and enjoyable way of earning some extra cash. 18 year old Logan Werner, who plays professionally for ‘Gankstars’, has started taking commissions for Fortnite tutelage.

“It’s really surreal to me. My dad would have never paid for me to take video game lessons.”

The coaches are hired out via social media or websites such as Gamer Sensei and Bidvine. The latter said 1,400 Fortnite coaches have been hired through their site since March.

Source: WSJ


How to get Rocket Launcher & Mythic AR in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 10:33 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 10:38

by David Purcell


Rocket Launchers are in short supply in Fortnite Season 5, Chapter 2, and there’s one location on the map where you can get not just the explosive weapon, but also a Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle as well. 

Epic Games‘ battle royale game that used to be full of challenges and Battle Pass rewards has seen its system shaken up in Season 5. The arrival of The Mandalorian puts great emphasis on collecting bounties, with NPC characters spread right across the island.

In their hands, as you might expect, is a variety of loot. Some are holding better things than others as well, ranging from Mythic to Epic weapons – and more.

There’s one location where players can actually grab themselves a weapon found nowhere else on the map, though.

Fortnite Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle location

One of the first things you need to know is that this cannot be found at a specific POI, but it is close to Slurpy Swamp. Let’s run through how you can get these insane guns in Fortnite Season 5.

Fortnite Ruckus
Epic Games
Ruckus is holding both of the weapons in Fortnite Season 5.

Where to find Ruckus in Fortnite

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Drop from the Battle Bus near Slurpy Swamp.
  3. Head over to the small compound east of the location, which is right on the waterfront.
  4. Hunt down an NPC called Ruckus.
  5. Take him out and collect the loot, consisting of a Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle.
Fortnite rocket launcher location
Epic Games
Here’s where you need to go.

One of the easiest ways to take him down is to build a few structures nearby, and pop your head out to take shots.

Do have in mind that not only will the NPC have more health and a rocket launcher in-hand, but other enemies will also be racing to get the guaranteed loot.