TSM's Daequan explains why you should change weapons when opening doors on Fortnite - Dexerto

TSM’s Daequan explains why you should change weapons when opening doors on Fortnite

Published: 28/Nov/2018 19:07 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 19:31

by Alan Bernal


Team SoloMid’s Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco keyed fans in on a mechanic in Fortnite that could vastly improve many aspects of the game.

In a game like Fortnite, being efficient with your actions is imperative, meaning players are always looking for ways to save as much time as possible.

On November 27, Daequan gave his viewers an impromptu tutorial on how to go through doorways without the stuttering or slow-down that would normally occur.

“When you open a door, it takes time to shoot. Say you’re running and you go through a door, you’ll start walking slower, right,” Daequan said. “But if you swap weapons, you don’t lose any speed.”

To do it right, the player would simply need to switch weapons as they attempt to open a door. It’s a fast, seemingly pointless mechanic, but just like a bunny hop in CS:GO, it’s one of those processes that isn’t useful until done in certain situations.

The real benefit lies in the split seconds it affords the players.

Daequan LocoTSM Daequan has been consistently at the top of viral Fortnite clips due to his mechanics.

Whether someone is chasing a low-health player to secure the kill, or running for their life in a building, remembering to switch weapons when they come to the door at the end of the hallway could be the small factor to keep them in the game.

The Winter Royale Finals are set to kick off on November 30 and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see little mechanics like these frequently popping up.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.