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SypherPK reveals secret buff to Fortnite’s superpower abilities

Published: 17/Nov/2020 10:12 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 10:14

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite content creator SypherPK has revealed that Epic Games might have made a mistake with Siphon Squads, giving the mythic superpowers an unannounced buff. 

At the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, a number of Marvel heroes and villains descended on the battle royale island to prepare for their impending fight against Galactus. 

As a result of their arrival, Fortnite has become awash with all sorts of Marvel references – be it through cosmetics, points of interest, or in-game challenges. Though, the biggest addition has been the mythical superpowers. 

These superpowers are obtainable by taking down the hero, or villain, that they usually belong to. Getting your hands on one won’t typically guarantee a victory, but, there might be a different story in Siphon Squads. 

Iron Man using the Unibeam ability in Fortnite.
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Iron Man’s Unibeam has received a huge buff in Siphon Squads.

During his November 15 video, Sypher pointed out that if you drop into a Siphon Squads game, the mythic superpowers actually act as if they’re still inside the Marvel Knockout limited-time mode. 

According to Sypher, when playing Siphon Squads, the Doctor Doom bomb will do 90 damage instead of its usual 60. On top of that, the Doctor Doom gauntlets do 45 damage instead of 35.

Iron Man’s Unibeam ability has also seen an uptick in power too, all the way to dealing 150 damage. “In this game, I found a Unibeam and I just started one-shotting everybody in the lobby. 150 damage is insane in a game mode like this,” Sypher added. 

As for the other abilities in-game, neither Wolverine or She-Hulk drop their abilities in Siphon Squads mode, so they don’t see a drastic improvement. 

The change to Doctor Doom and Iron Man might have been intended by Epic specifically for the mode, but given that they’ve gone unannounced, it might surprise a few players. Though, if it’s a mistake, the devs will likely roll them back to normal sooner rather than later.

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Fortnite’s Galactus event smashes huge player record set by Travis Scott

Published: 2/Dec/2020 4:23

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 ended with a bang as millions of players joined forces to take down Marvel’s planet-sized supervillain, Galactus, setting a new concurrent player record in the process.

Fortnite players have been on a collision course with Marvel’s Galactus for a long time now. An inevitable showdown between them and the imposing supervillain became more obvious as the season progressed.

At the beginning of the battle, everyone watched in horror as Galactus finally approached the island and claimed he was hungry as he swatted a helicopter out of the sky. Fortunately, Iron Man turned up and told Fortnite players how they could help.

Funnily enough, their duties involved piloting a battle bus armed with explosives to feed him. Eventually, after enough damage was dealt, Galactus exploded, and the island was saved.

It wasn’t the all-guns-blazing battle that players had anticipated, but it still turned out to be incredibly fun. Plus, it attracted so many people that the event smashed Fortnite’s previous concurrent player record, yet again.

Fortnite Epic Games Galactus Event Record
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Fortnite players managed to beat Galactus once and for all.

Fortnite’s first major concurrent player record was set during the Party Royale Premier. Millions of players from all around the world hopped in to celebrate the game’s 350 million registered player milestone.

It was impressive at the time, but it didn’t take long to beat. Travis Scott’s Astronomical music event smashed it out of the park when he led a whopping 12.3 million Fortnite players on a magical mystery tour.

Nobody thought it would be possible to topple that. However, Epic Games is always looking for new ways to push the envelope and watch it bend. Fortnite’s Galactus event attracted even more concurrent players and viewers and set the bar even higher.

“We defeated him!” said Epic Games. “A record 15.3 million concurrent players joined forces in our biggest event ever to fight back Galactus in today’s in-game event, while more than 3.4 million cheered and watched on YouTube and Twitch!”

It’s was the perfect way to end an action-packed season. Unfortunately, it means the Fortnite x Marvel crossover will probably come to an end for the time being.

However, the good news is that it’s already been confirmed to happen again sometime soon.

Plus, there are always new and equally incredible crossovers on the cards, including The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5, which goes live on Dec. 2.