Tom ’72hrs’ Mulligan is quickly becoming one of the most popular competitive Fortnite players in the game.
He went on Reddit to answer a bunch of questions from fans eager to learn more about how he got so good at Fortnite.
The Reddit AMA is here where you can see all his answers and the different questions that were asked but I will be highlighting some of the most interesting responses below. Some of the answers and questions are cut down for the sake of brevity.
Question from AshxRobin: “Do you think each duo should have an
Answer: “It depends on the duo most likely but what works for me is having two people capable of making the right calls and trusting one another to go with those calls or quickly make adjustments. If there is no trust in your duo’s calls, there’s gonna be fights/arguments about what to do which will just end up working against you. It’s important to find someone you mesh with as most calls one of you will make will just be confirmation to what you’re already thinking,” 72hrs explained. Then he explained how that situation could play out in hypothetical with his teammate Vivid:
“Vivid: “Block them off, it’s gonna go on the side of this hill and we’ll be able to out HP them from zone.” followed up by me saying “Take my two campfires, you have more health and I can go lower to do damage/block another layer.”
Question from Rishaygupta: What made you decide to leave FaZe and join Liquid?
Answer: “Before I left FaZe, Cloak and I weren’t nearly as close as I would say were are now (leaving the team made you guys closer lolwut?) But yeah, it did. I would say we have a really good friendship now and I consider one of him my best friends. But back in the day, I didn’t really feel like I belonged and the team synergy felt really off with Cloak, Spacelyon, Jaomock, and I. So between the rifts among the team and our performances, it felt like the right decision in my gut. I felt like Chap, Strafesh0t, and Poach were really great players that I knew I got along with.”
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And it definitely wasn’t an easy decision. Leaving Cloak when he’s the one that brought me into the scene in the first place felt really awful, but he told me “if you ever had the chance to join the best team, you should” and I did what I thought was best for me. I don’t have any issues or bad blood with FaZe or Cloak. They’re a great org and I’m very grateful they let me do what I thought was best for me at the time. There are always things that you can wish went differently with handling situations, but the best thing you can do is learn from it and move on.”
It was a rough time for me mentally during this time. Just a lot of uncertainty of the future for the game and my career. A lot of disparaging comments were thrown my way by the public while I was just offline grinding Fortnite. That’s all I want to say on the subject.”
Question from jeddawi5304: Are you going play with Chap for the World Cup or are you going to play with Vivid for the World Cup as you guys make a great duo? And whose idea was it to mix up the duos for the World Cup?
Answer: “World cup qualifiers are in about a month and since Vivid and I have been doing well, I imagine we will be duoing for it, but you’d have to ask him. As of now, I am most comfortable playing with Vivid as I think he’s insane at the game and has really great decision making/synergy as a duo.”
I wanted to try duos with Vivid about a month before ESL Katowice, but Poach and maybe? Vivid had concerns that we wouldn’t be able to practice enough for the event prior to swapping duos.”
Chap is a very intelligent player, but our schedules were conflicting to the point where we would almost never get to practice and if we did play we would just troll each other so it became really unproductive for both of us.”
Question from maydog916: If you win 1 mil at the world cup what is your first purchase?
Answer: My mother always talks about how she wants to get an “animal sanctuary” and save all the animals she can, so if I won a ton of money, I’d do that for her. Otherwise, I’d invest it and live the same way I live now.
Fortnite v13.40 leaked skins and cosmetics
Fortnite’s v13.40 Update is here, and along with the introduction of cars, Epic Games have added a lot of new skins and cosmetics that dataminers have leaked.
It’s time to start your engines in Fortnite Season 3, with the Joy Ride vehicles making their long-awaited debut after some delays held back their release to the game.
Of course, a new update means new cosmetics, and as always, dataminer Lucas7yoshi has been hard at work to give us a look at the latest skins, back bling, harvesting tools, and more that we’ll be able to get our hands on when they’re added to the item shop over the coming weeks.
Leaked Fortnite v13.40 Skins and Back Bling
It looks like Jonesy has been having a rough time lately, with a Castaway version of the character included in this set of cosmetics, complete with frayed shorts and a massive beard.
Elsewhere, Shadow skins make a welcome return with Mecha Team Shadow, while Nalia and Derby Dynamo are also sure to become instant fan-favorites.
Shadow characters also get a new back bling, while there’s even a basketball hoop to strap to your back if you want to literally dunk on your enemies.
Leaked Fortnite v13.40 Harvesting Tools, Wraps, and Emotes
No set of leaked cosmetics is complete without Harvesting Tools, and Epic have a wide variety in this update.
The Hulk Smashers are included as well, along with some awesome double swords for the Shadow team, a Lapis Trident, and a set of pom poms you can shake before you smash up some trees.
There’s also some new emotes, including ‘Raise the Cup’, which plays the classic song ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone,’ likely as a homage to Liverpool FC’s Premier League triumph, alongside some new weapon wraps to keep your guns looking fresh.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that leaked cosmetics will ever make it to the game, but it’s extremely likely we’ll see these added to the Item Shop in the next few weeks.
Fortnite v13.40 patch notes – Joy Ride Cars
After weeks of anticipation, Epic Games have finally added cars into the game as the headline attraction in the August 5 Fortnite v13.40 update.
Dataminers first released the news that vehicles would be coming to the game early in Chapter 2 Season 3, and were expected to arrive in v13.30, only for Epic to confirm that they had been delayed.
Finally, we can start our engines and get ready to cruise around the island, with the August 5 patch on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices putting the keys in our hands as Joy Ride vehicles make their long-awaited debut in the game.
Joy Ride vehicles
Of course, the headline addition in this patch is the introduction of cars, giving players a new way to rotate around the island in search of Victory Royales.
Four vehicles will be coming in this update,: A sedan called Prevalent. a pick-up truck named Bear, a truck with the name Mudflap, and a sportscar that goes by the name Whiplash. Vehicles will come with 500 health, meaning you should be able to take some damage while driving round before it explodes.
Of course, they will go bang should you get too much though, dealing 800 damage to structures and anywhere between 50 to 200 damage to players depending how close you’re standing at the moment it explodes.
Of course, you can’t go on a roadtrip across the Fortnite map without some tunes to enjoy, so Epic Games have introduced radio stations so you always have some music to listen to while you zoom across the map.
The tracks featured on these stations have yet to be confirmed, but it appears there is some copyrighted-music, as in an email to content creators the developers confirmed there would be a ‘copyright-safe; playlist to help streamers avoid getting in trouble.
As always, Epic Games are fixing some bugs and glitches in the v13.40 patch, with a number of issues mentioned on their official Trello board as now fixed. You can view the full list below, including Slow Glider problems, and some bugs with Season 3 Quests.
- Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
- ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
- Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.
- Placing a map marker cancels movement.
- Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
- Water Balloon Toy temporarily disabled.
- Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
- XP bar can be visually incorrect while in match / incorrect leveling-up.
- Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
- “Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16” should say “at the Yacht” instead.
- “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.
- Arena Island progress reset soon.
- Billboards broken in islands that used Roboto.
- Multi-selected items do not rotate properly on grid snap.
- Crash on consoles when renaming a device.
- Storm circles updated (via Hypex):
- Starting Radius: from 24 to 23
- Shrink Time: from 240 seconds to 210
- Wait Time: from 200 seconds to 170
- Marauders updated:
- Bandage drop rate from 50% to 25%
- Stink Grenade drop rate from 50% to 75%
- Stink Grenade drop stack from 3 to 6
Atlantis arrives in Fortnite with new Coral Castle POI: all map changes
The leaked Atlantis location in Fortnite is now finally available in-game, but with a slight twist – it’s actually called ‘Coral Castle.’
The latest round of map changes have been revealed thanks to the ever-lowering water-level decreasing once again, unveiling some previously submerged areas.
Over the last few weeks, this has unveiled locations such as Risky Reels and Dirty Docks, but players have been left waiting for the Atlantis area.
It was initially leaked early in the season, after Aquaman himself was added to the game as a skin, and seemed like it was only a matter of time until Atlantis would be explorable.
New Coral Castle POI
The new area has replaced the whirpool that was previously covering it, with ‘Coral Castle’ now in it’s place.
Landing here should ensure some great loot opportunities, with plenty of chests to be raided. However, with it being brand new, it might be very busy for the next couple of days at least.
More map changes
There’s more than just Atlantis (Coral Castle). The Fortilla has “completely changed orientation”, simply turned around by 90 degrees, but is the same otherwise.
You can see the transition of the water level from FNBRHQ:
Slurpy Swamp is also back, now free of the water on top of it, although of course, it’s still very wet on the ground here.
With this update, the water is now back to the proper level, which means the map is well-suited for the long-awaited cars to make their appearance.
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