Three important tips for using Fortnite's Shadow Stones to your advantage - Dexerto

Three important tips for using Fortnite’s Shadow Stones to your advantage

Published: 2/Oct/2018 16:02 Updated: 2/Oct/2018 16:06

by Ross Deason


Fortnite Battle Royale’s new Shadow Stones were one of the more interesting additions to the game at the start of Season 6.

Shadow Stones are a consumable item that are generally found around the areas of the map that have been ‘corrupted’ by the mysterious cube.

Using a Shadow Stone will allow players to enter their ‘Shadow Form’ for a short period of time. While in Shadow Form, you are unable to use weapons but become invisible while stationary and can use a special ‘phasing’ ability.

If you’re still trying to work out the best way to use Shadow Stones to your advantage, MonsterDface has released a tutorial with some important factors to consider each time you find one.

“While you’re in the ghost form, your character kind of moves around as if you were under the effects of a bouncer,” he explains. “You move extremely fast and you can dash around. You can dash in any single direction. So, hypothetically, if someone was hiding inside of a 1×1, you could freely push that opponent and literally vertically climb your way through the air.”

Next up, the YouTuber reminds you that you cannot take damage while in your shadow form, before listing three key tips:

  1. “Being a phantom, you travel extremely fast. A lot faster than a person would on foot.”
  2. “You can use while escaping from the storm, so it is in fact another means of transportation in the game that I think a lot of people are looking past”
  3. “You’re super difficult to spot. Fun fact about being a ghost is that, if you stand still, you are completely invisible. When you are in a full sprint, or dashing, or running around, your character is at its most visible.”

With the corrupted areas of the map being a massive feature of Season 6, Shadow Stones are expected to be here for the long haul.

If that is the case, mastering how to use them and how to counter them will be vital for any players looking to rack up victory royales.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.