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SypherPK has insane theory about Fortnite weapons and shields

Published: 12/Jan/2020 19:20

by Eli Becht


Twitch streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has an interesting theory about how the weapons and shields work in Fortnite.

With Fortnite being so popular, it’s not too outlandish to think that Epic Games could be working behind the scenes to make things a bit more manageable for new players.

The battle royale is coming up to its third birthday later in 2020, and there are still new players coming in daily. Obviously, those fans don’t stand much of a chance against the more seasoned veterans, so they could use some added bonuses if they want to hang around with the big dogs.

Sypher has a theory about weapons and shields in Fortnite.

SypherPK theorizes that something might be happening that gives bad players better loot, but admits this is quite the conspiracy theory.

The Fortnite streamer says he doesn’t exactly believe this himself, but players should at least be open to the potential of it going on.

“I shouldn’t say this,” he started. “Maybe entertain the idea that maybe if you’re stats are really good you have a less chance of getting better weapons and shields. I don’t think that’s the case, but like, we saw Activision patent something similar to that.”

Epic GamesDo worse players have a better chance to get Legendary weapons?

He does explain that Activision isn’t the same company as Epic Games, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t happening.

“If they did that, it would make, you know, the majority of players happier because the majority of players don’t have good stats,” he continues. “I don’t know. That’s obviously a tinfoil hat level of conspiracy.”

The patent Sypher refers to a 2015 filing by Activision where it’d encourage newer players to purchase microtransactions by matchmaking them into a lobby where whatever weapon or item they bought would perform well.

Activision told Kotaku that this never appeared in any game.

Epic GamesWorse player = more shields?

It’s unlikely Fortnite actually has a system like this, but apparently things have gotten so bad for some of the top players that Sypher thinks it’s time to start questioning some of the things going on with the game.

With the onset of Chapter 2, Epic Games started to become a bit more sporadic when it comes to patch notes, so if something was implemented, it’s entirely possible it flew under the radar.

Again, this is not very likely, but if you put on your tinfoil hat and start thinking, would it be unexpected?



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.