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How to beat the Storm King: 6 Tips you need to know

Are you having trouble beating the Storm King? Take a look at these six tips on how to beat the Storm King in Fortnite.



Are you having trouble beating the Storm King? Take a look at these six tips on how to beat the Storm King in Fortnite.

The Storm King LTM is one of the most unique concepts Epic has ever added to Fortnite. This is more like a raid boss from an MMO than it is like anything else we’ve seen in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Defeating the Storm King is difficult and you can’t do it alone. You need a strong, attentive team if you want to stand a chance at getting your umbrella.

Here are some tips you can use to make sure you’re adding as much as you can to your squad. If you’re having trouble beating the Storm King, these tips might take you to the top.

Prioritize Health and Revives

You should always be reviving players when you can. The more bodies shooting at the Storm King, the quicker and easier he’ll go down.

Reviving players during the late-game can be difficult – if not impossible. The trick is to keep everyone up for as long as possible. No one should die before the first stage is complete.

Having some health items in your inventory is also a must. The zombie spawners drop Medkits, Slurps, and Splashes. Pick these up over shields, since killing the husks gives you passive shields. There’s no other way to regenerate health.

Turrets are OP

Remember the days when everyone hated the turret? Well, it will be your best friend in the Storm King LTM.

Save your turrets for the second and final stages. They melt weak points and are the best way to take down the Storm King once his horns have been depleted.


I’ve seen some guides tell players not to spend time building while fighting the Storm King. You shouldn’t be building intricate structures, but a simple 1×1 will get you off of the ground and away from the zombie horde.

Again, save your materials for later in the game when the husk swarm gets more intense. Make sure you don’t build too high so you don’t take damage when the Storm King knocks everything down.

Be careful of the boost zones

These little pink zones can be your best friend when you need to get away from the King’s laser, but they have killed me more times than they’ve saved me.

These little buggers have shot me directly into the Storm King more times than I can count. Be careful as you shoot the boss. Accidentally running into one of these could spell your death.

Telegraphing the laser

The Storm King’s laser is a one-shot kill through all materials. The only way to avoid it is to telegraph that it’s coming.

Watch the storm king when he’s facing you. If he starts waving his hands and turning bright purple, he’s about to shoot a laser at you.

Your ideal loadout

The ideal loadout, in my opinion, consists of two ARs, two SMGs, and a healing item. The SMG’s allow you to spray husks to get out of trouble and the ARs give you more damage from range.

Choose the single-shot AR when it’s available. This will save some ammo and do a bit more damage than the burst does.

Those are some of the tips we have for beating the Storm King and getting your umbrella. We skipped some obvious ones, but we’ll mention them here to cover our bases:

  • Focus the weak points and the horn
  • Zombies drop materials and ammo
  • Shooting the husks gives you shields
  • Zombie spawners drop health and shields

If you have any more tips for struggling players, leave them in the comments!

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Ninja’s test stream points to potential YouTube signing

Fans are speculating, heavily, that Ninja will be moving to YouTube Gaming.



Ever since Mixer dissolved overnight, fans of popular streamers have been speculating about where two of the biggest names in gaming will land: Shroud and Ninja. The consensus was that Shroud would return to Twitch, while Ninja would head off to YouTube. Fans of the latter will remember the fallout that Ninja and Twitch had when the streamer left – leaving little chance of the two entities settling their differences.

At the end of the day, YouTube and Twitch were the only two realistic options for these streamers – short of the rumors of a new streaming platform. Both Ninja and Shroud turned down massive contracts from Facebook Gaming, signifying that they wouldn’t want to join their platform for any amount of money.

We haven’t heard any news about where Ninja would land since Mixer shut down. He is, undoubtedly, in the midst of contract negotiations with his future platform, but we hadn’t seen any concrete clues that pointed to Twitch or YouTube.

That was, until July 7 when the streamer scheduled a test stream on YouTube. The scheduled test was set to take place on the same day and, as Hypex stated in a tweet, likely wasn’t supposed to be public. It was, though, and has fans speculating that Ninja is heading to YouTube Gaming.

As we touched on, above, this is far from a surprise. Ninja’s friend, CourageJD, has been killing it on YouTube – actually seeing his viewership increase after switching over from Twitch.

Although this test stream doesn’t confirm anything, it provides us with a strong hint that Ninja is moving to YouTube Gaming. It also tells us that the official announcement may be sooner rather than later. This is all one more step to having one of the biggest Fortnite streamers on any platform back – his incredibly entertaining “Ninja Battles” tournament series with him.

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Replay images suggest Vending Machines will return in Fortnite Season 3

Could Vending Machines make their return in Fortnite Season 3?



You might not remember the days of the old Vending Machines in Chapter 1, but they took a while to find their footing. They started by charging players too many materials for a particular weapon before lowering their requirements and becoming much more popular. After some final adjustments, Epic decided to make the Vending Machine free, but only dispense one weapon per machine.

In Chapter 2, Epic removed Vending Machines from the map. There wasn’t a ton of need for them in the first two seasons. The loot pool was simple and Upgrade Stations allowed you to improve your loadout. In Season 3, however, things are starting to get a bit more cluttered. We could have a need for Fortnite Vending Machines, yet again.

It’s clear that Epic have the intention of adding Vending Machines back to Fortnite, eventually. We’ve seen some glitches and rendering problems that cause players to get a glimpse of Vending Machines in both Seasons 1 and 2. Season 3, however, seems like the most realistic time to add them back.

Theories of the return of Vending Machines are back in the news because of what some players are finding in Replay Mode. We’ve seen screenshots of Vending Machines at The Shark, Camp Cod, and other locations around the map. It’s clear that Epic know where they’d put them, at least.

As the water levels lower throughout Season 3, we may begin to see Vending Machines poke out. They all seem to offer Miniguns, at the moment, which are not in the base loot pool. This could always change in a later patch, however.

Epic seem to be dedicated to bringing back the ever-changing Fortnite world that we saw during Chapter 1. The more item in the loot pool, the more RNG you’ll have. Vending Machines have always been a way to mitigate RNG, and could be perfect in Season 3 – at least, we hope.

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Entire Fortnite Summer Smash LTM lineup revealed

Here are all of the upcoming LTMs for the Fortnite Summer Splash event.



We’re in the midst of Fortnite’s annual Summer event – this year called, “Summer Splash.” Last year, we saw Epic unvault a new weapon each day during the 14 Days of Summer. This season, we’re getting a healthy rotation of some LTMs.

The return of LTMs was one of the most-requested features from the Fortnite community during the first two seasons of Chapter 2. Fans wondered why Epic didn’t add these modes to the game. Well, we may now know: they were saving them for a small event.

We’ll be treated to five more LTMs over the course of July, starting with Fog of War, which came out on the 6th. Tomorrow, July 8, the rotation will split to High Explosives as a Squads mode.

Fortnite data miner @iFireMonkey took a look at the game files and found all of the LTMs coming to Fortnite in the next month. Along with the game types, he also found the team size that each mode will feature. Here’s his infographic on all of the LTMs coming to the Summer Splash event.

Via: FireMonkey

As you can see, Epic are, traditionally, keeping their LTMs around for four days each – switching the team size after two days. Sniper Shootout, Blitz, and Unvaulted are three of the most popular LTMs, so it makes sense that we’re seeing them here.

Of course, there will be a few fan-favorites that missed the rotation. The Floor is Lava, Air Royale, and The Getaway are probably all Chapter 1-specific, but we would have loved to see Bounty in this lineup. Hopefully, Epic continues to keep up with their LTM rotation after Summer Splash concludes.

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