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Tfue shows how insanely powerful grenades are in Fortnite Chapter 2

Published: 15/Nov/2019 11:27 Updated: 15/Nov/2019 11:28

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has demonstrated how perfecting the use of grenades in competitive can give players a huge leg up on their opponents – while leaving his Twitch fans wowed in the process.

With the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Epic Games did away with a huge portion of the game’s old loot pool – limiting it to a few weapons and health items, while also introducing new looting mechanics like fishing and rarer chests. 

A number of classic weapons remained, as did the grey grenades that had been so prominent throughout the game’s first chapter. While they weren’t a huge part of the meta back then – regularly being swapped out for other items by players – they’ve become a mainstay for people’s loadouts in Chapter 2.

They’ve also shifted the meta in competitive play, with teams doing their very best to carry stacks in order to assault other teams with explosives – even though Epic has lowered the max stack from 10 to six.

YouTube: TfueThe popular Fortnite pro usually sets the trends for other pros.

That didn’t matter for Tfue, however, as he was able to make the six grenades count to his advantage while taking on other highly-skilled players.

During his November 14 stream, the Fortnite star demonstrated the effectiveness of top-level grenade placement by marking out where he wanted to aim and giving himself a higher platform. 

From there, Tfue launched all six grenades, taking down two dueling enemies with a few blasts and destroying any protection they had built. 

Now, adapting to the max grenade stack nerf is another accomplishment of sorts that he’s been able to tick off during Chapter 2, Season 1 – alongside finding three loot llamas before starting a match.

Of course, Epic Games use players like Tfue to monitor what needs balancing and what doesn’t, so there could be even more nerfs to grenades in the future if the developers update their Trello board.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.