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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.

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.

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.

“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.

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 compete in Fortnite’s first Box Fight Tournament: date, prizes

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite is about to launch its first-ever Box Fight Tournament, a creative 1v1 competition in an arena designed by winners of last month’s Princess Castle Creative Contest. If you’re interested in competing, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite is a competitive game at heart, but it’s also a wonderful platform for creative players. It’s the reason why the creative mode is so popular. Players can build their own islands and share them with others.

Last month, Fortnite celebrated its third birthday by hosting the Princess Castle Creative Contest. Essentially, players had to create and submit their own version of a Box Fight map.

For those who don’t know, Box Fighting is when two players are fighting within one tile of each other and inside a box. It’s unique in the sense that it combines competitive and creative skills.

Two players named HassanFTN and Shride won the contest. Their arena, named “Island of Dreams” (9005-6737-3429), was chosen to be showcased in the first official Box Fight Tournament.

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The map used in the Box Fight Tournament was created by two winners of the Princess Castle Creative Contest.

How to compete in the Box Fight Tournament

To compete in the Box Fight Tournament, all you need to do is look for the Box Fight Tournament LTM on the main menu once it’s available.

However, there is an eligibility requirement. Players will need to have reached Open League (Division II) in Arena before the tournament begins. Don’t stress if you haven’t though. It’s very easy to do and will only take a couple of games.

The format is pretty straightforward. Players will duke it out in a one on one Box Fight against other players in their region.

It will follow a traditional tournament structure with multiple rounds. The more rounds you win, the higher you will climb. The player with the most wins at the end of the tournament is the winner.

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Box Fighting is an important skill that many higher-ranked players have mastered.

Prizes

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any news on potential prizes yet. However, it will probably follow a similar system used in Wild Wednesdays. Keep in mind that these aren’t final, and they will be updated once more information is available.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank Prize
1 $1,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,400
4 $1,200
5 $1,000
6 $800
7 $600
8 $500
9 $400
10 $300
11-20 $200

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,200
3 $900
4 $700
5 $500
6 $400
7 $350
8 $300
9 $250
10 $200

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Asia 

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes –  OCE

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200
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Box Fighting requires calculated attacks and solid defense.

When does the Box Fight Tournament start?

Fortnite players don’t need to wait long. The Box Fight Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 28, which means it’s only one sleep away.

However, that also means if you haven’t ranked up enough in Arena to be eligible, you’ll need to hop in and get started before it’s too late.

Box Fighting is an important skill in Fortnite. In many ways, it’s what separates the wolves from the sheep.

If you’ve mastered it, the tournament is a good way to test your skills. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t though. Taking part in the tournament is a good way to improve.