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Five weapons from the Marvel universe we want in Fortnite

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Avengers: Endgame releases this Thursday, April 25th. At the same time, Fortnite is doing some sort of big Avengers event.

We don’t know a ton about what will happen during the event, but that hasn’t made us any less excited.

The first Avengers/Fortnite crossover came through a Thanos LTM last Spring, and it was a lot of fun.

We believe this event will be even bigger and will feature some of the heroes, not just the main villain.

Most likely the event will be contained to just an LTM to stay separate from the main game, but we can’t be sure.

If it is an LTM, they could add a bunch of overpowered weapons from the Marvel universe that would be a ton of fun to use in Fortnite. These weapons will all have absurd abilities on par with the Infinity Blade, but there will be a bunch of them in the game which will help them be balanced.

They would work like the Infinity Gauntlet in the last LTM. You kill the wearer, the item is now yours.

Here’s our list of the top five weapons we want to see Fortnite add during the Avengers event:

There will be a lot of Avenger’s spoilers in here, so if you haven’t seen all the prequels and don’t want anything spoiled, tread carefully.

#5 Vibranium Pickaxe

The mythical metal that powers all of Wakanda is one of the most important substances on earth. Captain America’s shield is made out of it, although he didn’t always know that, and Vibranium was a core plot point in the Black Panther movie.

The first time we are introduced to adult Killmonger, he is robbing an artifact from a museum. The axe is made out of Vibranium and the scene is a great introduction to one of the Marvel universes best villains in Killmonger.

How would it work in Fortnite? I see this weapon as a supercharged pickaxe. Able to farm any material in one swing and decimate builds easily. It could provide double the materials when used which would make it a very valuable resource and something on par with the other weapons on this list.

#4. Dr. Strange’s Cloak of Levitation

The first Dr. Strange movie was quietly one of the best in the Marvel franchise. The mysterious protector of the Time Stone is actually one of the most powerful character the Avengers have.

While I avoided having any of the stones themselves on this list (they are all too powerful and too hard to adapt to Fortnite), Dr. Strange also boasts another powerful weapon.

His signature cloak allows him to fly, guides him in the correct direction, and even helps him fight by protecting from attacks and countering. Here’s a promo clip from before Dr. Strange was released that explains a bit more about the cloak.

How would it work in Fortnite? The cloak in Fortnite could do two key things. One, it would let the player fly which is always fun. And two, it could act as a moveable shield so that the player could never be shot in the back.

#3 Captain America’s Shield

Possibly the most iconic weapon in all of the Avenger’s movies, Cap’s shield is a crucial weapon. It is used obviously as an impenetrable shield, but is also a devastating weapon that acts like a boomerang when he throws it.

Made out of Vibranium, it’s one of the few weapons made from the metal that didn’t stay in Wakanda. Some people think it is actually already in Fortnite. The mysterious location the runes are heading towards is a circle with a star in the middle, much like the shield.

Plus it appeared on the official teaser from Epic, and the runes are lining up to all hit the middle, around the same time Avengers is released.

It all makes sense now from r/FortNiteBR

It really does look pretty similar. So how would the shield work in Fortnite? I’ll turn this one over to GameBrine032 who detailed some cool abilities for whoever is rocking Cap’s shield at the time.

Simply predictions (Updated title so that people won’t be messed up) from r/FortNiteBR

#2 Iron Man’s Suit

This one is my personal favorite, and could easily be the most overpowered. The original Iron Man is one of my favorite movies of all time and a ton of that movie centers around the creation of his signature suit.

Arguably the most powerful weapon on the planet not in Wakanda, Iron Man’s suit has the firepower of a small armada.

The amount of abilities it provides are impossible to list because Tony Stark is always tinkering and bringing new features to the suit.

One of the best scenes were we get to see this power on full display is in the first movie when Tony goes to destroy some missiles his company supplied terrorists with.

How would this work in Fortnite? The hand blaster would make for a powerful primary weapon that could melt enemies. A secondary weapon like the guided missiles in that clip would be a cool addition as well.

They would probably need a cool down to make them a bit more balanced, but the goal here is to really just lean into the OP nature of the Avenger’s weapons. Add in the ability to fly, and we have a super fun suit to use, but it’s not quite the best weapon on the Avenger’s universe.

#1 Thor’s Hammer

You can’t mess with the Norse god and his hammer. While Vibranium may be the strongest metal on Earth, Thor’s hammer was forged from Asgardian metal in the heart of a dying star.

In the comics, the creation of the hammer was actually the event that killed the dinosaurs on Earth. While Mjölnir no longer exists in the Marvel cinematic universe, it was an amazing weapon and was replaced by an axe called Stormbreaker that seems to hold a similar power.

For clarity purposes, we are going to describe Stormbreaker and Mjölnir as the same weapon. For an example of how absurdly strong Thor is, the scene in Infinity War when the Avengers are getting run over by Thanos’ demon minions, Thor comes in and takes out over a hundred by himself.

How would it work in Fortnite? Thor’s hammer gives him the ability to fly, beat the crap out of people, and harness lightning. We already have a lot of flying in the other weapons on this list, so maybe just some powerful jumping would do well.

The hammer can be thrown like a boomerang which works well for Fortnite. Lightning poses some issues. Would you be able to target it? Or just have it surround you as you move?

Or possibly the hammer could just have a residual effect after making contact, leaving the opponent sorta paralyzed. Landings on jumps could do the same.

That wraps up this list of some of the best items for Avengers/Fortnite. Whatever Epic has planned, is sure to be insane but I’ve really talked myself into having a complex LTM with multiple insane items.

What weapons would you like to see Fortnite add when the event kicks off?

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Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3

Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.

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Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.

These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.

A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.

Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.

As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.

There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?

Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.

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Fortnite v12.61 patch notes: aim assist changes, bug fixes & more

Take a look at everything that changed in the Fortnite v12.61 patch notes.

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The Fortnite v12.61 content update released this morning, which marks the final update of Fortnite Season 2. It was a small patch and one that was largely geared toward preparing the game for the rumored Doomsday event.

Most of the interesting parts of v12.61 came in the form of leaks, which we’ll cover in some separate articles. There were a few above-board changes, though. We’ll delve into them here.

Aim assist changes

The most noteworthy change was to controller aim assist on all platforms. This one is tricky since we need to rely on community reporting to tell exactly what’s different.

Early reports had it that close-range aim assist was lowered by 20%, mid-range aim assist was lowered a bit, and long-range aim assist was buffed. Our early testing shows very little difference from the old system, however. Casual players probably won’t notice a difference, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Fortnite Mobile Controller Support
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Storm the Agency Challenges

Storm the Agency will, almost certainly, be the last batch of challenges before Season 3. We aren’t getting any Overtime Challenges, so these will have to do.

The new challenge set has not been released at the time of writing but should be available later today or this week. They may be released as late as Thursday, ahead of the Doomsday event. We’ll cover the challenge tutorial in a separate guide.

Storm Circles

Epic appear to have changed storm circles in the v12.61 update, as well – at least in public matches. The first phase of the storm closes much more quickly – but on a larger circle. The circle then gets much smaller, causing some players to have to rotate, quite quickly.

The circles aren’t perfect, either. Just take a look at this tweet from broadcaster AussieAntics. We’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out.

Bug Fixes

There weren’t too many bug fixes in this patch. The biggest issue that was addressed was the inability to refund the Dragacorn Glider for some players. Here’s everything that was fixed in v12.61:

  • Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits
  • Unable to refund Dragacorn Glider
  • iOS players hitching at high rate

We’ll update this post with any additional changes that surface as more players get their hands on the new patch. This was a small one, though, and largely focused on adding the Doomsday Device to the game.

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Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items

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Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game, data miners and leakers have been sifting through the files and given us a look at what’s to come before the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.

Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with the highly anticipated Doomsday event set to rock the game to its foundations as Epic Games moves to Season 3.

With the current season drawing to a close, the game’s developers have released the v12.61 Update on May 26 which includes a number of leaks as to what the event will entail.

For those who are looking a new skin or some new dances moves, though, Epic have added some new additions to the files which will be released over the next week or so.

Cyclo Doomsday skin and Windshear Cloak

There’s only one new skin in the game this week, but it appears to have major links to the end of Season 2, with the mysterious and imposing skin added to the files under the name “Hurricane,” prompting many to wonder if he is set to unleash the natural disaster onto the island.

On top of that, there is also a brand-new cloak that goes with Cyclo Doomsday, which appears to have been battered by winds and torn in places at the bottom. You can view the skin and back bling below courtesy of @Lucas7yoshi.

Drake’s Toosie Slide comes to Fortnite

Definitely the most surprising addition to the game, global megastar Drake has made his first appearance in Fortnite, with a brand-new emote appearing in-game based on a dance from the music video for his latest single, Toosie Slide.

The track debuted on April 3, and was then eventually released as part of his new mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It immediately became a hit on TikTok, with creators dancing along to the instructions featured in the song, and now Fortnite players can do the same. You can watch the Toosie Slide emote in action below, thanks to @HYPEX.

On top of that, Epic have actually licensed the song, so when you’re sliding in front of your downed enemies, they’ll hear October’s Very Own singing along.

Fortnite’s v12.61 patch is expected to be the final patch before Chapter 2, Season 3 kicks off, so it was always likely that new cosmetics would be in short supply this week. Data miners are still sifting through the files though, so if any more are discovered we’ll be sure to update this article.

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