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The First Videos of Thanos in Fortnite Don’t Disappoint with High Profile Streamers Testing His Abilities

Published: 8/May/2018 9:49 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 13:53

by Mike Kent

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The Fortnite servers are back online on the morning of May 8th after going down briefly in order to usher in Update V.4.1, which includes the new Infinity Gauntlet LTM.

The crossover between Epic’s Fortnite game and Marvel’s Infinity War movie sent shockwaves across the internet on May 7th when it was announced, however it would only be in the patch notes, released a day later, when we’d find out his abilities and powers.

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Only available in the Infinity Gauntlet LTM mode, Thanos receives increased health and shields, alongside the ability to jump high in the air and attack opponents with a giant laser beam.

Those powers come at a cost, as the character is relatively slow to move about, and can’t use conventional weapons or build to defend themselves. Alongside having a target on your back, it’s not as easy to win as you might think at first.

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When the servers came back online, every high profile streamer was immediately on the game in an attempt to find the Gauntlet in order to turn into the Infinity War villain.

We’ve collected together some of the initial clips if you’ve been unable to get online and play yourself!

Pro Fortnite player, TSM Dakotaz, tests out the Thanos powers.

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Militias comes under heavy fire after finding the Gauntlet.

Popular streamer CdN wins his first game as Thanos.

Finally, former professional Call of Duty player NAMELESS finds out it’s not as easy to get the Gauntlet as you might first think.

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Finally, 100 Thieves streamer NICKMERCS finds out what it’s like to face off against someone using Thanos.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.