TSM's Myth blasts Epic Games over the return of Glider Redeploy in Fortnite - Dexerto

TSM’s Myth blasts Epic Games over the return of Glider Redeploy in Fortnite

Published: 14/Jan/2019 20:09 Updated: 14/Jan/2019 21:51

by Wyatt Donigan


Epic Games announced the return of the Glider Redeploy, with a twist, in Fortnite on January 14, but it looks as though TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani isn’t happy to see it return in its new state.

The Fortnite community was hit with a big surprise when Epic detailed the return of Glider Redeploy that will now be an item instead of an inherent mechanic that players have access to at all times.

While many players ended up coming around on the item by the time it was eventually removed from normal game modes, it sounds like the new implementation isn’t exactly what Myth was hoping for.

Myth was in the middle of his stream when Epic’s announcement went live on Twitter and members of chat urged him to bring up the Tweet.

Initially, Myth sounds incredibly happy upon hearing that Glider Redeploy was coming back.

“Let’s go, Epic!” Myth says as he heads to Twitter to find out more. “You know what, dude? Season 7, we finally get a win. Let’s go!”

It’s at this point, however, that he reads the Tweet and discovers that the feature will be coming back as an item that will be scattered around the map.

“We’re bringing back Glider Redeploy in 7.20 as a….WHAT THE FUCK?!” Myth yells upon finding out the details of the returning feature. “Epic! No! What are they doing?! WHY?!”

Myth didn’t seem to be alone in his feelings as his chat was filled with many question marks and exclamations of “An item?!?!” as everyone tried to come to grips with the news.

Even Myth’s teammate Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco posted similar sentiments to his Twitter, saying “Instead of putting [Glider Redeploy] behind a wall of RNG due to finding the item or not, [it] could just make you spawn with X amount of charges that you use whenever.”

As with any new feature or item introduced to Fortnite, Epic Games has stated that they will be watching Glider Redeploy in its new form and will adjust the item accordingly over time.

The v7.20 update is set to go live on January 15 at 2am PST / 5am EST / 10am GMT, meaning there won’t be long before these players can get their hands on the new iteration of Glider Redeploy themselves.


Fortnite leak reveals Slurp Bazooka, Christmas Snowman NPCs coming soon

Published: 23/Oct/2020 3:00

by Brad Norton


A handful of new weapons, items, and even upcoming characters have slipped through the cracks in the latest Fortnite update, revealing what’s on the horizon for the 2020 Christmas event and beyond.

As Fortnite’s spooky Halloween takeover gets underway, players have already spotted signs of what’s to come for the eventual Christmas event in 2020. While the Fortnitemares patch was only just deployed on October 21, a ton of information has already been dug up from the game’s files.

The community is currently battling with Midas but another NPC appears to be on the horizon. Perhaps a more friendly one. Meanwhile, new tools of destruction are on the way along with various other items to keep the game fresh.

Epic’s battle royale has shown no signs of slowing down lately. Here’s what we can expect in the near future thanks to the latest series of leaks.

Fortnite Bandage Bazooka
Epic Games
Could a new weapon similar to the Bandage Bazooka be on the way?

First up, the developers are hard at work on a new form of heavy weapon. Rather than blowing up the opposition with regular rocket launchers, there’s a new ‘Slurp Bazooka’ on the way, according to Fortnite leaker ‘HYPEX.’

No other details were discovered, though we can make a few guesses as to how this weapon might work. Instead of knocking enemies back, it could suck them forward, bringing them off their platforms and into your shotgun range. Given that it has ‘slurp’ in the name, perhaps it even ties in as a healing weapon. Allowing you to shoot health-restoring projectiles at your teammates. Only time will tell how this one turns out.

Next is an unreleased item that may never see the light of day. It appears as though Epic has been toying with the idea of a ‘Fire Extinguisher’ item in Fortnite. This might be tied into a unique limited-time mode where putting out fires is the name of the game. Or perhaps it may even be a random item on the map no different to propane tanks.

Last but not least, an entirely new Non-Playable Character (NPC) is on the way. Most likely tied into the 2020 Christmas event, a new Snowman character is coming soon with all new features.

This NPC will come with its own line of quests, have its own conversations, and even drop you loot. Though it can also explode too… for some reason.

Some of these additions may arrive in the very near future while others like the Snowman, likely won’t appear until the Christmas-themed takeover. 

Be on the lookout over the next few weeks. Future updates could let slip more of what to expect in the big end of year celebration.