Connect with us

Guides

How to deal damage with the “Gatherer remains” in Fortnite Season 4

Here’s how you can grab the Gatherer Remains and compete your Season 4 Week 4 challenges.

Published

on

Most Fortnite players have kept there eyes on Stark Industries since the update last week, but there was an overlooked addition to the game that passed under everyone’s noses. Galactus has made his first mark on the BR island through his Gorger drones which spawn around the map.

There doesn’t appear to be a set spawn location for these drones. After a week of playing, it seems like these drones use a similar mechanic as the Marauders from last season. Luckily, the reward for battling these drones is a lot more worthy of your time.

Epic Games

The Gorgers will shoot intermittent beams at players while they spawn Gatherer drones to deal additional damage to players. The longer a Gorger drone is alive, the more Gatherers it spawns. These drones will also follow players when they run away, so it’s best to destroy a Gorger as fast as you can (unless you’re doing the Gatherer challenge)

Eliminating a Gorger has the chance to give you some tier-one loot. This is the only known way to obtain a Legendary RPG in Fortnite right now – one of the most powerful weapons in the game. The drones can also drop healing items and some other Epic and Legendary loot.

Epic Games

On top of all of this, you can also use the Gatherer weapon if you act quickly. You can pick up a downed Gatherer before it explodes and use its projectile weapon against other players. Keep in mind that it doesn’t go into your inventory. Swapping weapons or building will force you to drop the gun.

SypherPK released a tutorial video on these new drones and even showcases the weapon that they drop. This video is worth watching, since the Gatherer “remains” are included in a challenge for Week 4.

This week, we’ll be tasked with dealing 10,000 damage with “Gatherer remains.” This will almost certainly be a team-based challenge, similar to some others that we’ve seen this season.

The best way to complete this challenge would be to down a Gatherer and use the weapon on a Gorger. The weapon is a bit too situational to carry around the entire match. Remember: you can’t build or swap weapons while using it. To make matters even more difficult, there don’t appear to be any set spawn locations for the Gatherer fleet.

You should be able to finish the challenge after a few tries, but it will undoubtedly be of the most difficult challenge of the week. Hopefully, you can deal some damage without getting third-partied by real players. Good luck out there!

Patch Notes

Fortnite 14.20 patch notes: Wolverine arrives, Takeover LTM

Fortnite’s v14.20 update has arrived, with Wolverine becoming the latest Marvel hero to appear on the island.

Published

on

Wolverine standing in front of Stark Industries

It’s a new week in Fortnite, and that means things are kicking off with a brand-new update for players to sink their teeth into, with the X-Men’s Wolverine crashing onto the island to wreak havoc. Here’s everything you need to know about the 14.20 update.

Season 4’s Marvel theme continues, as the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” prepare for the arrival of the evil Galactus, who is determined to alter reality on the island forever. The villain has already dropped drones and Gorgers on the map in preparation for his immenent attack.

Now, another superhero has landed on the map as preparations continue, with Wolverine and his adamantium claws debuting in Fortnite in the Wednesday, September 23 update, along with preparations for the special BTS event.

Wolverine Arrives

Wolverine has finally arrived as a new Marvel boss in Season 4. Credit: Epic Games

Fighting on the island is about to get even more difficult, with the X-Men’s Wolverine landing on the island, and taking control of Weeping Woods in the south of the map.

Like other superhero bosses in the game, Wolverine will drop his mythical Wolverine’s Claw power when he is defeated by players, who can then pick it up and wield the power of ‘Experiment X,’ although fair warning, Epic Games have already said that “he won’t go down without a fight.”

Takeover LTM

Players will need to master their superpowers for the Takeover LTM.

Alongside a new hero, there’s also a fresh Limited-Time Mode to jump into, with the Marvel-based Takeover which has you fighting for control of outposts that are scattered across the map.

As always, normal weapons and items will be available to be picked up and looted, but in this mode, everyone will start with a random superpower and will be able to acquire more abilities by keeping an eye out for comets in the sky, that will land on the island and drop new powers.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games have been hard at work fixing any bugs or glitches that appear in the game, in an attempt to make sure the game runs slowly, and improve quality of life for all players.

The good news is that there are no major glitches afflicting the game at this moment, so the bug fixes in this update are relatively small, but are still a nice inclusion for anyone who has encountered them. You can take a full look at the 14.20 bug fixes taken from Epic’s official Trello board below.

Battle Royale

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Fishing Spots can disappear on PC with effects set to ‘Low.’
  • Heroes Park and Ghost House don’t count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.

Creative Mode

  • Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
  • Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.

Continue Reading

Epic Games

Will Fortnite be banned in the US after Tencent investigation?

Epic Games has received a letter from the Committee on Foreign Investment involving their investor, Tencent. What does this mean for Fortnite?

Published

on

News has been swirling about the potential ban of TikTok in the United States, recently. Banning the biggest app in the world not only has implications for the millions of users but also for other companies that have attracted similar scrutiny from the US government. That ban has recently been put on hold, but it still could be coming later this week.

Namely, the Chinese technology company, Tencent, is under investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Tencent is one of the largest gaming companies in the world and boasts ownership of Riot Games and a 40% stake in Epic Games.

Epic Games

A recent report from Bloomberg stated that Epic and Riot – among other companies – have received letters requesting them to turn over information about their security protocols, including how they handle the personal data of their US-based customers.

Epic Games is an American Company, but Tencent has a large stake in them. Epic may have access to the personal data of their customers, and the US government is concerned about what they’re doing with it. In China, companies and the government aren’t as separated as they are in the US and other countries.

So, what does this mean for Fortnite? Well, it’s too soon to be 100% sure. We’ve seen some outlets waffling over whether or not Fortnite will face a ban, similar to what we’re seeing with TikTok. We’re no experts, but we don’t see this happening.

Tencent has a minority stake in Fortnite. At most, we expect them to be forced to sell their stake in the developer and move on. It might be more tricky with companies like Riot Games, where Tencent owns a controlling stake. Fortnite, however, should be safe.

Continue Reading

Item Shop

Upcoming Fortnite BTS emotes leaked

BTS makes their mark on Fortnite with two new emotes. Take a look at them before they come into the game.

Published

on

By now, most Fortnite fans know all about the Fortnite X BTS collaboration that will be coming to Party Royale this weekend. This is, likely, the biggest collaboration that we’ve seen in Party Royale to date.

The official choreography video for the BTS hit song, “Dynamite,” will be shown on the main stage in Party Royale on September 25 and 26. Fortnite players will be the first to watch the exclusive video.

Epic also announced that they’d be releasing two Fortnite emotes that were choreographed by BTS, themselves. These emotes will hit the Item Shop on Wednesday, September 13.

Thanks to data miner @iFireMonkey, we were able to get a closer look at these emotes before they come into the game. Here’s a look at the audio and video of each of the two upcoming BTS emotes.

On top of that, Epic also released a map for Creative Mode which is, according to them, a “recreation of the world from the original ‘Dynamite’ music video.” You can use the code 0272-4337-3889 at the Creative Hub to enter. Enjoy!

Continue Reading