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SypherPK explains why new trap mechanic in Fortnite is ‘broken’

Published: 18/Mar/2019 10:22 Updated: 18/Mar/2019 10:28

by Marcus Banks


Significant changes to traps were made in Fortnite’s v7.4 update – but Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan believes the new mechanic isn’t for the better.

In the hands of a skilful player, spike traps are one of the deadliest items in Fortnite – dealing 150 damage to enemies in their radius. With player skill increasing, more and more users are able to catch their opponent off guard by using the uncommon item.

Popular streamer SypherPK has been nicknamed ‘the trap king’ due to his excellent plays which often leave his adversary dumbfounded. However, the 22-year-old is unimpressed with the changes Epic Games made in the recent update.

TWITCH - SYPHERPKSypher was one of the first streamers to use the item after it was introduced

Traps no longer require a wall or floor to be placed as the game will now automatically place it for you – this allowed a player fighting Sypher near Pleasant Park to put a trap in a position that no-one would have expected.

After taking significant damage and losing the fight, he vented his frustrations to his stream viewers.

“He places a trap there?!” Sypher yelled. “That’s not in any way skilful – it wasn’t even intentional!

Sypher questioned the reasoning behind Epic Games introducing this change with no one in the community complaining about their previous state.

He continued, “It’s such a weird addition to the game that you can just start throwing traps down, it encourages just spamming traps.”

Indeed, the new mechanic allows for easier trap placements but has massively lowered the skill gap in using them.

Sypher and many others feel that the change should be reverted as soon as possible.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite Season 4 is now entering its final week, but before it wraps up, you’ve got one last batch of Challenges to get through in order to claim some huge last-minute experience.

After what feels like forever, the current Marvel-themed takeover is about to reach its conclusion. Galactus is hurtling towards the map, and the Nexus War is finally set for a major in-game event on December 1.

If you’re worried that you might not have time to fill out your Battle Pass before then, fear not. Epic Games has come through with more XP boosts this week than any week prior. You’ll be able to catch up and finish things off in no time thanks to this week’s XP Xtravaganza Challenges.

From where you’ll need to go and what you’ll need to do, we’ve got everything broken down. Here’s how you can complete Week 14’s XP offerings.

Fortnite skins
Epic Games
Foil skins for the current Marvel lineup will soon be gone forever.

There are a whopping 12 Challenges to get through this week, plenty to keep you busy. Many of these can be kept in the back of your mind while you focus on some of the more tricky ones. However, there’s nothing too complex here, so you should be able to get them all done in barely a few hours of playing.

Some Challenges ask you to use certain weapons and items. Be sure to track down Assault Rifles and Boogie Bombs in every game while keeping an eye out for vehicles as well.

One unique task requires you to keep your full health bar intact along with full shields. Obviously, this might need you to camp things out and play it safe. Eight minutes is the set time so try to find a safe spot, barricade yourself in, and wait this one through.

For more casual Challenges like fishing from a motorboat or riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York, your best bet could be to drop into some Team Rumble. Trying these in the standard Battle Royale playlists might prove frustrating. The full list of Week 14 Challenges can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 14 XP Xtravaganza Challenges

  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles to opponents (1,000/2,500/10,000)
  • Hit opponents with Boogie Bombs or Shockwave Grenades (1/9/15)
  • Fish for items from a motorboat
  • Fish for items from a motorboat and a Choppa in a single match
  • Fish for items from a motorboat a Choppa, and a pickup truck bed in a single match
  • Maintain full shield and health for 2/4/8 minutes in a single match
  • Deliver a Small Truck from outside Upstate New York to Stark Industries
  • Generate power for Stark Industries by riding zip lines to and from Upstate New York (3)
  • Harvest Buses and RVs in native Fortnite locations (1)
  • Release Slurp into the atmosphere (3)
  • Boogie before oblivion (1)
  • Eliminate opponents outside of Stark Industries, Misty Meadows, or Weeping Woods (15)
Fortnite fishing
Epic Games
Fishing will play a big role in your XP gains in this final week of Season 4.

Whether you’re trying to complete the Battle Pass before it’s too late, or aiming for the ultra-rare foil skins, time is running out. This is your final week in Season 4 so get through as many Challenges are you can before everything’s gone.

To get ready for the new season, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Galactus event in Fortnite.