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How to complete your Mystique Awakening challenges in Fortnite

How to unlock the Shapeshifter Fortnite emote with the Mystique Awakening challenges.

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Fortnite Season 4 introduced a unique mechanic to unlocking skin-specific cosmetics. We have ‘Awakening’ challenges this season, which allow us to progress through the Battle Pass at our own pace – unlocking some cool cosmetics along the way.

This time, we’re looking at Mystique and her Shapeshifter emote. Completing these challenges will allow you to steal enemy skins once you kill them. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

Stage 1: Use a Phone Booth as Mystique

This is the easiest stage of the Mystique Awakening challenge. All you need to do is find a Phone Booth as Mystique and jump inside. She is the master of disguise, after all.

There are several Phone Booths scattered around the map but the most obvious are those located in Stark Industries and Doom’s Domain. Just like the last two seasons, you can jump inside and disguise yourself as a henchman.

Stage 2: Deal damage with different rarity Pistols as Mystique

From the easiest stage of the challenge to the most annoying. You’re going to need to damage players with different pistol rarities. For this one, you can use the Gray, Green, and Blue normal Pistols or the Purple/Gold Magnum.

There isn’t really much of a guide to this one apart from persistence. Finding normal pistols is relatively easy – too easy, in fact – so you should be able to finish the challenge within a couple of games. The trick is trying not to throw a fight while using a pistol.

We recommend finding a Gray pistol, damaging a player, upgrading to Green and doing the same thing. If you only have the Blue rarity left, it’s probably worth going to Team Rumble and finishing the challenge there. Good luck with this one.

Stage 3: Emote as Mystique after eliminating an opponent

This stage is straightforward, as well. All you need to do is eliminate a player in any mode and emote. As always, Team Rumble will offer the easiest path to completion but it’s probably not necessary.

This emote might be the coolest one of the season and is the ultimate reward for completing the Mystique Awakening challenges. You can steal opponent skins after you kill them. Every want to be a Renegade Raider? Now’s your chance!

We wish the emote lasted for a bit longer, but it’s still a cool way to troll an opponent after they die. It can also mess up some enemy communications if you switch skins at the right time.

If you haven’t already, take a look at our guide to all of the Awakening challenges of Season 4. You can find the rest of them here.

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Fortnite reveals first look at Ant-Man skin coming soon

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Fortnite Ant-Man skin teaser

Epic Games have revealed the first look at what’s expected to be an upcoming Ant-Man skin in Fortnite, but you’ll have to be looking closely at their teasers to spot him.

The Fortnite developers are continuing their relentless spree of crossovers, especially with superhero skins, and it looks like we’re getting another one very soon.

This time around, it’s the tiny Ant-Man. On March 6, Epic Games tweeted an image Domino, Cable, and Psylocke, but look closer, and you’ll spot someone else there too.

Sitting on Cable’s arm, we can make out the tiny hero.

And that’s not the only teaser for Ant-Man. In a second image, we can see him standing on the tip of the sword.

We’d assume that Ant-Man will actually be the regular character model size when the skin is playable in game – or else it would be the most powerful skin around (although not sure how he’d hold any weapons).

Unfortunately, we can’t make out the finer details of the skin as the images show him so small.

When is the Fortnite Ant-Man skin release date?

We don’t have the exact release date for the Ant-Man skin yet unfortunately. But, just based on previous teasers, we wouldn’t expect the wait to be too long.

Usually after a new portal is added in-game, and teasers start dropping, it’s only a matter of days before we can get our hands of the skin.

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How to disable pre-edits in Fortnite

After over a year of fan requests, Epic have added a ‘disable pre-edit’ option to Fortnite. Here’s where you can find it.

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In the v15.20 update, Epic Games added a much-requested setting to Fortnite: ‘disable pre-edits.’ Here’s how it works and how to select it.

Finally, after years of Reddit threads, Twitter posts, and pro players begging, Epic added a ‘disable pre-edit’ setting to Fortnite.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new setting, including how it works and where to find it.

What does ‘pre-editing’ mean?

Pre-editing refers to the ability to edit a structure before placing it. The most popular use of pre-edits throughout Fortnite history was a cone/ramp edit when controller players had to use Combat Pro.

Now, however, very few players use pre-edits. Instead, pre-edits offer an obstacle, as they’re almost always completed by mistake. Of course, there are still some niche applications for pre-edits, but most players wanted Epic to add an option to disable these edits.

How to disable pre-edits

You can find the new option under the settings tab (cog wheel) in the start menu. Scroll down to the “Building” section, and you’ll see four options. One of them is the new “Disable Pre-Edit Option.”

If you turn this off, you’ll no longer be able to edit structures before placing them – good news for the bulk of the Fortnite community.

If may have taken Epic years to add this option, but it’s finally here. Next stop, an FoV slider!

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How to use pre-editing to your advantage in Fortnite

Don’t turn off pre-edits so fast! Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these new competitive strategies.

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Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these competitive strategies.

Pre-edits in Fortnite can be maddening when you’re in the middle of a fight. More often than not, the pre-edits will work against you as you accidentally edit a hole in your floor or a window in your wall. Before you know it, you’re taking fall damage or getting shot because you hit the wrong button while battling someone.

Epic recently added a lon-requested setting to Fortnite, giving players the ability to toggle pre-edits on and off. Now, with a simple setting change, you’ll never need to worry about pre-edits again.

This doesn’t mean that pre-edits are entirely useless. In the patch before the setting change was released, pro player Maken used them expertly to outplay his opponent.

Useful pre-edits have also been posted to the r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit in the past. These pre-edits focus on cones, and give players the ability to fake-out opponents and even place their structures through turbo-builds.

The first strategy involves subverting the expectations of your opponent. Most skilled players anticipate edits, but using a pre-edited cone can get you a free shot.

As you can see, all you have to do is edit the wall, place your triangle cone, resent the cone edit, and shoot your opponent. There’s hardly anything they can do to prevent this free shot – especially since they aren’t going to see it coming.

The above clip from u/DemianNieuwenhuis has a very niche application. After all, using a regular cone is going to be far more useful in most situations. The only time your pre-edited cone will work is when someone is standing outside of your box.

This next clip is more of an exploit than anything. It also requires you to pre-edit your cone; this time in a V shape. You can exploit the new Turbo Building system and place the V-cone under your opponent’s ceiling after breaking their cone.

Again – like the other clip – this strategy will only be useful in certain situations. You won’t be able to cone-block opponents or even protect yourself from above if you run around with your cones all jacked up like this.

Still, these strategies are worth mentioning – especially if you find yourself in a 1v1. You can surprise your opponent with both of them, and steal some shots without taking damage.

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