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SypherPK explains why Marvel items are perfect addition to Fortnite

Published: 21/Sep/2020 9:32 Updated: 21/Sep/2020 9:33

by Andrew Amos

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Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has been critical of Epic and their development of Fortnite in the last year. However, he’s been singing the developer’s praises in Season 4, claiming this season is the most enjoyable in ages ⁠— helped by the Marvel items.

Fortnite Season 4 has changed the battle royale drastically. Marvel heroes have descended onto the island to fight the Nexus War, and they’ve brought some pretty strong items with them.

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The Marvel Mythics are hard to get, but give players a huge reward for doing so ⁠— incredible superpowers to help win the game. This power came at the ire of competitive players, who said they were too broken to take into pro games.

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Every Marvel character added in Fortnite Season 4 has a corresponding mythic item.

But for the casuals, they were a welcome addition to help freshen up the game. For SypherPK, that’s the number one thing he highlighted about the introduction of the mythics in Season 4.

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“These are strong abilities that change up the way you can play the game. It makes every match different and exciting without completely ruining the fun when you go up against them,” he said in a September 20 YouTube video.

“Some of the people think these abilities are too powerful, but I think they have added a great change to the pacing of the game.”

Not only that, but Hassan mentions the “diversity of the loot pool” is better than ever. It makes for a more enjoying casual experience ⁠— one that has brought the likes of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins back to the battle royale.

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“Epic has brought things back like shockwaves, boogie bombs, and crash pads ⁠— we have a very healthy environment where you can move around the map freely, and there’s more opportunity for fights to happen.”

However, the best move Epic could have made in introducing the potent items was keeping them separate from pro play. The Iron Man mythic has been vaulted, among others, and this means the pro meta isn’t thrown out by the seasonal changes. This change in balancing tactic has completely revolutionized Fortnite.

“It’s rare when Epic makes a separation between competitive items and non-competitive items. They are now more willing to make the separation, whereas, in the past, they’ve been all about having the same items in arena and pubs.

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“You have all these changes balancing out the competitive side of the game without ruining the fun of the casual side of the game. This is a very important step.”

Not only are the Marvel items bringing people back to Fortnite, but they aren’t ruining the competitive experience. It’s a win-win on all fronts, and SypherPK couldn’t be happier to see the content creators he once worked alongside flock back to Fortnite in droves.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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