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How to get the new Hulk Smasher Pickaxe in Fortnite

Epic is adding a unique Hulk Smasher pickaxe with the Hulkbuster style to players who complete these challenges in the Marvel’s Avengers video game.

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Epic Games have been the kings of crossover events since the ramping-up of Fortnite two years ago. We’ve seen several Marvel and DC characters come to the game along with others from popular film franchises, TV shows, and even real life.

The past two seasons of Fortnite have focused on adding superheroes to the game. Deadpool and Aquaman have been the two “secret” skins, and Epic released an official Captain America outfit for the Fourth of July.

Epic is back at it again with another Marvel crossover – this time, promoting the new Marvel’s Avengers video game that is set to officially release in September. Those who play during the many closed and open betas will be able to complete HARM challenges to unlock the new Hulk Smasher Pickaxe with Hulkbuster style.

There will be a few different phases of the beta and they’ll all be exclusive to PS4 and Xbox One. PC players will need to log onto a console if they want to receive their free reward. According to the Epic Games website, the beta schedule is as follows:

  • August 7-9: PlayStation 4 Pre-Order Beta
    • Marvel Avengers PlayStation 4 pre-order players only
  • August 14-16: PlayStation 4 Open Beta 
  • August 14-16: Xbox One Pre-Order Beta
    • Marvel Avengers Xbox One pre-order players only
  • August 21-23: Open Beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Marvel’s Avengers costs $60 USD for the full game, although the open beta should be free for console players. Ironically enough, the game appears to be available on Steam but not on the Epic Games store.

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We don’t know what these HARM challenges entail and if they have any relation to Fortnite. We’ll update this post when the beta begins and we learn more about the challenges and rewards.

For now, you should make sure that your Epic Games account is attached to your PlayStation or Microsoft account. Then, you’ll need to visit the Square Enix website, create an account, and link it with Epic Games.

PC players and those who don’t want to participate in the Avengers beta will still have access to this unique pickaxe through the in-game store, although you’ll likely have to wait until the beta ends. Let’s get smashing!

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Fortnite x Naruto Skin: release date, price, and new Mythic Weapon

Naruto is coming to Fortnite soon in the form of a skin and a boss NPC. Check out when the collab is taking place, and what it includes.

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Fans have been begging Fortnite for a Naruto skin collab for the past several months. Thanks to dataminers, we know when Naruto will be coming to Fortnite.

Naruto is one of the most popular anime in existence. Regardless of whether you are a fan of anime, you likely know or have heard of Naruto Uzumaki. And it seems that the Seventh Hokage may be coming to Fortnite.

It only makes sense that one of the most-popular anime would crossover with one of the most popular video games. And it’s a crossover that Fortnite fans have been begging for. But when is the crossover going to take place?

Ever since it was revealed through court documents that Fortnite had been planning a Naruto collab, players have been anticipating his release. Now, it seems that Fortnite is going to release the long-awaited Naruto skins in less than a month.

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Naruto X Fortnite Release Date confirmed

Epic Games has officially announced the Fortnite x Naruto crossover. In a tweet from the official Fortnite Twitter, an image states that Naruto will be coming to The Island on November 16, 2021.

Naruto Skin price list

The Naruto skins have officially been added to Fortnite, and here is how much players will have to spend to buy each one.

  • Naruto Uzumaki – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Sasuke Uchiha – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Sakura Haruno – 1,500 V-Bucks
  • Kakashi Hatake – 1,500 V-Bucks

However, you can also purchase bundles to get each skin at a discount:

  • Naruto & Kakashi Bundle – 2,100 V-Bucks
  • Sasuke & Sakura Bundle – 2,200 V-Bucks
  • Shinobi Gear Bundle – 1,500 V-Bucks

There are also pickaxes, gliders, and emotes up for grabs:

  • Kurama Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
  • Summoning Justsu – 300 V-Bucks
  • Ramen Break – 300 V-Bucks
  • Kunai Pickaxe – 500 V-Bucks
  • Hidan Scythe – 800 V-Bucks
  • Black Ops Sword – 500 V-Bucks

Naruto Cosmetics revealed via promos

While Epic Games hasn’t posted the skins, we now know which Naruto characters are coming to Fortnite and what they look like. Promo images have been leaked showing all four characters in the collab.

These characters include Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, and Sakura. Each character also comes with a Back Bling, and there will likely be more purchasable cosmetics in the collab.

Leaker details new Mythic Shuriken and Creative Hub

HYPEX is one of the most popular Fortnite Dataminers, and this is because they are a very credible source of information. Hopefully, that remains true, as HYPEX has tweeted that Naruto will be added on November 16th.

He also claims that Naruto will come with a Hidden Leaf Village Creative Hub. The skins and hub are planned to release on November 16th at 2 PM UTC/ 9 AM ET. We have also seen various Naruto assets leaked by HYPEX.

These assets include a Mythic explosive shuriken, a Naruto boss NPC, and a ramen bowl identical to the one in the show. As well, HYPEX has found two encrypted skins in the files that are believed to be a part of the collab named “HeadbandK” and “HeadbandS”.

As of right now, that’s all we know about the Naruto x Fortnite collab. If what HYPEX says is true, the Naruto skin will be in Fortnite very soon. And when that happens, we will update this story with the price, release date, and Mythic Weapon info.

For more Fortnite, check out how to refund cosmetic items for V-Bucks, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite’s Combat Pistol is a worse version of the now vaulted pistol

The new Combat Pistol is worse than Fortnite’s now vaulted pistol. Here’s why the Combat Pistol is inferior to the OG Pistol.

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The new Combat Pistol in Fortnite Season 8 is a slight downgrade from the original pistol, and players aren’t happy about it.

The pistol has been a staple weapon in Fortnite since Chapter 1 Season 1. The phrase “it’s better than nothing” definitely applies to the Pistol. It’s not very strong, has poor range, and is at the bottom of every tier list.

However, if you and an opponent land at the same spot, a pistol beats not having a weapon. Yet, Fortnite has somehow managed to introduce a weapon that’s worse than the original Pistol.

In fact, Epic Games has crafted a “new” weapon that is seemingly the original pistol but with worse stats. The new Combat Pistol is now in Fortnite, but players aren’t happy with its arrival.

The Combat Pistol is worse than the OG

On November 9th, Epic Games issued a Hotfix that introduced three major changes. The Sideways Rifle was buffed, the Combat Pistol was added, and the OG Pistolw was vaulted.

At first, players were excited to try out the new Combat Pistol. The Combat Assault Rifle was recently added, and it tears through players easily. The Combat Shotgun is a fan favorite weapon that won a recent poll. So why wouldn’t the Combat Pistol be amazing too?

Well, players absolutely hate the new Combat Pistol. Reddit user phr00t_ expressed their opinion of the weapon, and many comments agreed.

The Combat Pistol deals one less damage than the OG Pistol. It has one less bullet in its clip. It has substantially worse recoil than the OG. But it does have a slightly faster reload time and less bullet spread.

However, players do seem to like the sound the Combat Pistol makes. For all of its shortcomings, at least it sounds good when you shoot it. That being said, I’m sure players will continue to drop their pistols for Grey SMGs, and many players may never get around to shooting it.

For more Fortnite, check out how to get the new Icy Grappler Exotic, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite x League of Legends: Jinx Skin, release date, and price

Fortnite and League of Legends are teaming up to bring the Champion Jinx to The Island in celebration of the new animated series Arcane.

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Fortnite is collaborating with League of Legends to celebrate the release of the Netflix Original animated series Arcane.

League of Legends is one of the most popular Esports titles. Two of its largest Esports events are the second and third most-watched Esports tournaments worldwide. Nearly 4 million viewers tuned in during the 2019 and 2020 World Championships.

With Fortnite making a habit of collaborating with the biggest and best games in the industry, it was only a matter of time before it collaborated with LoL. And what better time than during the release of the new League of Legends show.

Arcane is an animated series coming to Netflix that features various champions from League of Legends. To celebrate its release, Fortnite is bringing League of Legends champion Jinx to The Island.

Fortnite Jinx Skin release date and price

Arcane premiers on Netflix on Saturday, November 6th. And according to notable dataminer ShiinaBR, the Jinx skin will release sometime this week (Nov. 1 – 6).

That being said, we don’t know exactly when Jinx will be available to purchase. However, we can assume that it will be either Friday or Saturday to build hype for the show’s release.

As for the price, the League of Legends skin will likely cost the same as other Fortnite Gaming Legends skins. Jinx’s base skin will cost 1,500 V-Bucks and might also have a bundle that discounts the cost of her accessories.

Of course, the Jinx set will likely include a glider, pickaxe, and back bling. Other Gaming Legends sets have gone as far as to include emotes and additional style options.

As the release of Arcane draws near and more details are revealed, we will continue to keep this article updated. However, you should be able to dominate Fortnite as your favorite League of Legends character by this weekend.

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