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Rare Fortnite Golden Peely skin might be unlockable after Season 2

Published: 2/Jun/2020 4:11

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Golden Peely skin from the Season 2 battle pass could be unlockable after June 11, after a message from Epic Support left the door open to the possibility.

The Golden Peely is the pinnacle of the Season 2 Fortnite Battle Pass. The regular Peely skin unlocks at level 1, but to get the Golden variant, you’ll have to grind to level 300.

Players have been playing for hours a day to try and get the skin before Season 2 ends. Despite their efforts though, some players playing the “slow and steady” card might also be able to get it after this season.

According to an Epic Support message to ‘iFireMonkey,’ the Golden Peely could be unlockable after Season 2. However, it’s only because of its exclusion from a list, rather than an explicit message.

“When a season ends, you can continue to progress the Outfit,” one customer support rep said in an email. “Carbide and Omega are the only exceptions to this rule, as they were locked to their Season.”

This has instilled some hope for players who are just shy of unlocking the rare outfit this season. While some players have invested hundreds of hours into getting the Golden Peely, for most players, it’s been out of reach. A bit of extra time might help players get the style.

However, in a later message, Epic Support clarified that it could possibly not be the case, as they don’t have the information currently.

“As Epic Game Player Support, we do not handle that information,” a customer support representative stated. “That is why I won’t be able to give you information about this concern.”

On top of this, Epic Games Support has been unreliable in the past with predicting changes in Fortnite. The developers don’t communicate new releases with player support, so players won’t know until the new season drops on June 11.

The door is ajar though. Fortnite’s Golden Peely could be locked to this season like the Carbide and Omega, or could have progression enabled in Season 3 and beyond.

For players who spent days grinding for it, it’ll be a kick in the guts. However, if you haven’t had the chance to devote hundreds of hours into Season 2, you might just be in luck.


SypherPK reveals secret buff to Fortnite’s superpower abilities

Published: 17/Nov/2020 10:12 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 10:14

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite content creator SypherPK has revealed that Epic Games might have made a mistake with Siphon Squads, giving the mythic superpowers an unannounced buff. 

At the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, a number of Marvel heroes and villains descended on the battle royale island to prepare for their impending fight against Galactus. 

As a result of their arrival, Fortnite has become awash with all sorts of Marvel references – be it through cosmetics, points of interest, or in-game challenges. Though, the biggest addition has been the mythical superpowers. 

These superpowers are obtainable by taking down the hero, or villain, that they usually belong to. Getting your hands on one won’t typically guarantee a victory, but, there might be a different story in Siphon Squads. 

Iron Man using the Unibeam ability in Fortnite.
Epic Games
Iron Man’s Unibeam has received a huge buff in Siphon Squads.

During his November 15 video, Sypher pointed out that if you drop into a Siphon Squads game, the mythic superpowers actually act as if they’re still inside the Marvel Knockout limited-time mode. 

According to Sypher, when playing Siphon Squads, the Doctor Doom bomb will do 90 damage instead of its usual 60. On top of that, the Doctor Doom gauntlets do 45 damage instead of 35.

Iron Man’s Unibeam ability has also seen an uptick in power too, all the way to dealing 150 damage. “In this game, I found a Unibeam and I just started one-shotting everybody in the lobby. 150 damage is insane in a game mode like this,” Sypher added. 

As for the other abilities in-game, neither Wolverine or She-Hulk drop their abilities in Siphon Squads mode, so they don’t see a drastic improvement. 

The change to Doctor Doom and Iron Man might have been intended by Epic specifically for the mode, but given that they’ve gone unannounced, it might surprise a few players. Though, if it’s a mistake, the devs will likely roll them back to normal sooner rather than later.