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Streamers loved Fortnite’s v9.30 update – reactions from Ninja, Myth, SypherPK and more

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Fortnite’s v9.30 update injected a lot of new life into the leaking community, the current meta and the competitive scene.

The reaction to the update were overwhelmingly positive for the first time in quite a while.

The most talked about changes were the removal of shotgun delay, vaulting the Boom Bow and the new Chug Splash heal.

Now to be clear, these reactions will be to the patch notes only and not the various things found in the game files along with the update.

The Drum Shotgun and Air Strike items are both likely to impact the meta in some way, but reactions to those two leaks are only speculation at this point.

I would say you’d be missed but, well, you won’t

Ninja’s reaction and other top streamers

The voice that dictates a lot of public opinion on the update is still traveling home from the Pro-Am in Los Angeles. With that being said, the patch notes got a thumbs up.

The replies to the Patch Notes, among the various scams and spam, were all positive as well.

Even Fast Food meme Twitter offered their praise:

Those are really just initial reactions to reading the Patch Notes. Even the rift shot glitch was patched out which is a great move for the competitive scene as people abusing a glitch at the WC would be a disaster.

The best gameplay clip from the new Chug Splash wasn’t even close. SypherPK using the item to prolong NICKMERCS time before he was eliminated was an amazing use of the new item:

That’s truly the mark of a great item. Something unique that can be used in crucial situations but that isn’t overpowered or a must have by any means.

Dakotaz was a huge fan of the update for a variety of reasons, first because it was good for the game, second, because they added massive beach balls.

Focusing on what’s really important here DK.

Myth’s meme game has been strong lately and his reaction video to the new patch is great:

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Fortnite brings back Lightsabers for Star Wars day

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Epic Games has re-added the Lightsaber weapon to Fortnite Battle Royale, presumably as a one-off addition in time for May the 4th, often known as Star Wars day.

The date comes from the play on ‘May the fourth (force) be with you’, and is celebrated by Star Wars fanatics around the world.

Although there won’t be any big conventions this year for obvious reasons, Fortnite is doing its part to pay homage to the franchise, bringing back lightsabers.

The Live at Risky event added Lightsabers for the first time.

First added as part of the Star Wars crossover in December, 2019, when the Millenium Falcon appeared above the map.

The event actually played a short teaser scene from the latest movie, The Rise of Skywalker.

On May 3, Epic announced that the lightsabers were back. Feel like a Jedi as Lightsabers have returned for a limited time!”

Although Epic Games didn’t specify when they’ll be taken away again, data miner iFireMonkey states that they will be available until May 6.

Even better, if you didn’t complete the challenges for the lightsabers last time, they are now re-enabled. However, some of these challenges are not possible due to other game changes.

There are four types of lightsaber, Kylo Ren (Red), Rey (Blue), Luke (Green) and Mace Windu (Purple), but the differences are purely cosmetic.

All lightsabers deal the same amount of damage (45 for a regular swing and 150 for a slam).

The most unique feature of lightsabers though is their ability to block incoming bullets. They can block around 30 bullets before being knocked back, and take a few seconds to reset.

Previously, they were only found in lightsaber chests, so presumably, these will be back too. If not, they may just be available in regular chests. Drop-in and find one!

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Fortnite science: bringing a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location

What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location? What happens when you switch disguises? One Fortnite player found out.

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What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location? What happens when you switch disguises? One Fortnite player found out.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 introduced several new mechanics to the game along with a few returning ones. As almost everyone knows, you can now disguise yourself as a henchman to avoid taking damage from the faction in control of an area.

What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost-controlled POI? Few players have tried this, due to the fact that you have to make it to another area without getting into a battle.

One Fortnite player found out for the rest of us, however, and uploaded a clip to Reddit.

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As you might expect – or, as should be the case – the Ghost operatives in the area don’t take kindly to a Shadow disguise. They’ll shoot you as if you’re not wearing a disguise, at all.

What’s more surprising is the result of changing disguises into the opposite faction. Apparently, when you jump into a phone booth with the opposing disguise, you don’t change clothes.

Not only that, but you seem to glitch-out and are unable to move once making the switch – something that cost u/Winterfresh1993 their life.

This is a relatively specific scenario, but now you know what will happen. The first part of the mechanic makes sense, but make sure to avoid switching disguises before breaking out of your original.

We’ll keep you posted with more ‘Fortnite science’ posts as other players uncover some lesser-known mechanics of the game.

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Fortnite tips: check out these must-know Harpoon Gun tips & tricks

Take a look at some of these unknown Fortnite Harpoon Gun tips and tricks!

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Take a look at some of these unknown Fortnite Harpoon Gun tips and tricks!

The Harpoon Gun was the first and only item added in Fortnite Chapter 2. That would be a stunning fact if you told us during Season X.

Even though the Harpoon Gun has been in the game for four months, the capabilities of the weapon are still being uncovered. As it turns out, the Harpoon Gun has a lot more utility than you may have known.

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Reddit user EyeScreamSunday posted a clip to the r/FortniteBR subreddit that showed several facts about the Harpoon Gun that few people knew.

Did you know, for instance, that you can gather a line’s worth of items in one Harpoon Gun shot? The range of the weapon is also rather surprising. I had no idea that it could reach so high in the air.

It’s quite astonishing to see facts like these get uncovered months after a weapon comes to the game. The Harpoon Gun is one of the most versatile and useful weapons in Fortnite without being unquestioningly overpowered.

Hopefully, you learned something with this tutorial. It’s doubtful that you knew all of these facts. Now, go snag some loot from 9 tiles below you.

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