TSM Myth shares his thoughts on the controversial Glider Re-deploy mechanic in Fortnite - Dexerto

TSM Myth shares his thoughts on the controversial Glider Re-deploy mechanic in Fortnite

Published: 7/Nov/2018 20:55 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 21:10

by Wyatt Donigan


While many Fortnite pros have been vocal about their dislike of Fortnite’s new Glider Re-deploy mechanic, Team SoloMid’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani looks to have come around on it.

One of the most vocal members in the Fortnite community, it was only a matter of time before Myth gave his thoughts on the Glider Re-deploy system that was added to the game with the V6.20 update on October 24. 

In a lengthy discussion with fans and other players on Twitter, Myth has made it clear that he sees more good than bad with the controversial mechanic.

He gets the conversation started by sharing what he likes about the mechanic, saying that “it’s one of the better additions to the game” since it creates a dilemma for players.

This has been one of the major sticking points for many players since the ease of disengaging from fights is sometimes seen as a negative since it could eventually lead to a waste of materials if one person can simply glide away.

More users sounded off in the replies to the original Tweet about such a scenario where a player is able to escape with very little HP, but Myth was very blunt is pointing out that not being able to shoot an enemy gliding away is a “flaw as a player.”

Myth even managed to sneak in the popular “This ain’t it, chief” meme while responding to one concerned user.

Multiple pros also responded to the initial tweet and most seemed to agree that it was a solid addition to the game.

100 Thieves pro ‘Kenith’ 

100 Thieves pro Archie ‘Parallax’ Shrader

Cloud9 pro Nicholas ‘Zoof’ Zufan

At the end of the day, Myth looks to have chosen to just adapt to the mechanic that looks to be here to stay rather than trying to speak out and get it removed.

Given that Epic Games just doubled down on the mechanic in a Reddit post on October 31, Myth’s approach seems like the best route to go on this one.


Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton


Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.