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SypherPK explains why Storm’s Whirlwind is best Fortnite Marvel ability

Published: 28/Sep/2020 8:36 Updated: 28/Sep/2020 8:39

by Andrew Amos

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Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan is a big fan of Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability in Fortnite, labeling the new Marvel mythic the best item in the game because of its offensive and defensive capabilities.

Storm’s Whirlwind Blast is one of the latest Marvel mythic abilities to be added into Fortnite. It can be found in the Stark drones dotted across the map. While it might seem innocuous at first glance, it actually has a lot of power packed into it.

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The ability lets players spin into the air, knocking enemies back. However, it can do a lot more than just that, as SypherPK has demonstrated.

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Storm’s new mythic, Whirlwind Blast, might be the best Marvel item in Fortnite.

Storm can use her abilities to reflect all kinds of projectiles, enemies, and even vehicles. However, it can block a deceptively large number of other Marvel mythic abilities too.

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She can use it to dodge Dr. Doom’s Arcane Gauntlet, and even Thor’s Mjolnir hammer strike. It blocks every single ability in the game but one ⁠— the Unibeam. Keep this in mind, as a well-timed Whirlwind can keep you in the battle.

It’s more than just an ability that can be used to stop incoming fire though. About to take fall damage? Pop the Whirlwind near the end of your drop, and you’ll negate all the fall damage.

The Whirlwind is also incredibly effective in build fights. As Sypher describes it, while most mechanics benefit the player when they are playing against worse enemies, the Whirlwind can be used to outsmart opponents that are better than you.

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“You can bait your opponent into falling for the storm fall damage. This works the best against good players, which is really cool, because usually these tricks work the best against bad players, but this works the best against good players who are willing to build fight you,” he said.

He does this by building up high, then as the enemy comes to contest his box, he pops the Whirlwind, sending them off into the distance and falling off the build, making for an easy elimination.

The Whirlwind also temporarily disarms opponents, giving you a chance to get the first shot, which is always crucial if they do survive the fall.

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With all these small little tricks, they add up into one powerful ability. However, Storm’s Whirlwind might not be the best item for long. With more Marvel mythic abilities being released regularly, it might not be long until another item takes its place at the top of Fortnite.

For now though, if you find one, you should definitely look at using it.

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson