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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.

Marvel skins in Fortnite
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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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Fortnite invisibility glitch lets players cause absolute chaos

Published: 20/Oct/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite players have got a new way to go invisible and troll their opponents, and it involves using the Mudflap truck. 

As the Fortnite seasons have unfolded, and Epic Games has added plenty of new content to the battle royale, players have found more and more ways to get an advantage over their opponents – be it legitimately or by using glitches and exploits. 

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In the past, these glitches have ranged from being able to use whatever skin you want, getting under the map, and being able to carry more items than normally allowed. 

There have also been God Mode and invisibility exploits too. While Epic has been pretty good at rooting those out, even disabling the items that help players use these glitches, there’s a new one they’ll have to get rid of. 

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Mudflap truck driving through a gunfight in Fortnite
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The Mudflap truck is central to the new glitch.

The new invisibility glitch was pointed out by YouTuber GlitchKing who showed that it works similar to the invisibility glitch with the boat in seasons past. 

Players have to be knocked at the same time they’re entering a Mudflap truck, and then by doing so, are thrown underneath the truck while knocked. If they’re then picked up a teammate, they are invisible to everyone else in the lobby. 

Sometimes it doesn’t work as intended, obviously, as GlitchKing showed that his friend had attempted it a few times – once being throw under the map and another being eliminated altogether.

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Obviously, when players are invisible, it’s impossible to get a read on their position. As GlitchKing demonstrated, he was able to cause havoc by damaging enemies who were clueless as to where he was. Though, he did give the game away by picking up knocked enemies.

Given that the glitch revolves around the Mudflap, Epic might have to disable the vehicle while they get things figured out, but as of writing, the problem hasn’t made its way to their Trello board so it remains to be seen as to whether or not they’re aware of it.