One Fortnite player discovered an interesting – and possibly significant – glitch involving Midas and Stink Bombs.
Midas is shaping up to be the most important character in Fortnite Season 2. Sure, Meowscles is what everyone came for, but Midas seems to be the one making all of the moves.
Recent Fortnite leaks revealed that Midas appears to be behind a doomsday device that could be hitting the island in the next two weeks. More recently, data miners found his intro, showing that he’s been collecting the helmets of his foes from past seasons.
It’s growing increasingly clear that Midas is the bad guy in all of this. Why else would you have a gilded collection of popular Fortnite skins in your Agent Room?
It’s well documented that everything Midas touched turns to gold. It’s a piece of real-world and Fortnite lore.
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In fact, it can be a bit annoying when you’re trying to figure out the rarity of weapons on the ground. A Blue Pump and a Green Pump look awfully similar when they’re both dipped in gold.
This interesting glitch has to do with the gold mechanic of Midas. One Fortnite player jumped into a Creative Mode match to see what would happen with vaulted items like the Stink Bomb.
What they found didn’t disappoint. Not only do you turn the Stink Bombs gold, but their clouds, as well.
I jumped into my own Creative server to test this for myself. Sure enough, all of the stink clouds were gold with the same strange shape.
Interestingly, this bug didn’t happen until I started the game. The stink clouds appeared to be normal the pregame. When the game got started, however, you got this:
This is a cool bug, but it’s unclear if it has any significance. Is there a reason that Stink Bombs turn into gold balls? Why would Epic add such a feature if Stink Bombs aren’t in the game?
Stink Bombs are likely one of the items that will eventually return to Fortnite. Midas will still be here if and when they do, and you’ll start to see these gold balls in regular Fortnite matches.
How to get the most distance on your Crash Pads
Learn how to get the most distance out of a Crash Pad when rotating in Competitive Fortnite
Crash Pads were an interesting addition to Fortnite when they came into the game, last season. At first, they were a great way to safely exit a helicopter, rotate quickly, and avoid fall damage.
Since then, Epic have added them to competitive modes. As is the case with any item in Fortnite, an addition to competitive means that players will find a way to maximize the benefit of a particular item. Soon, players began to use Crash Pads as a way to push into an opponent’s box.
People are using Crash Pads for their obvious mobility benefits, as well. You can carry up to six of them, and one pad will send you flying in any direction you choose. They’re a great way to safely skip the hectic Launch Pad frenzy that’s so frequent in every competitive late-game.
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How do you ensure that you get the most out of a Crash Pad, though? There are a couple of strategies that work better than others. Reddit user u/somebodysgun posted a short video that showed how you can get the most distance out of the Crash Pad. These methods involve running forward on a ramp or, better yet, the “Dorito” cone edit.
Ten or more meters can be the difference between safety and having to use another pad/materials to tunnel into the zone. End-game is all about maximizing the effectiveness of what you have, so you and your teammates should be using these strategies every chance you get.
This video provides some helpful information that we can all keep in the back of our heads as we compete in Fortnite – nothing difficult or that requires practice. We’ve already seen the Crash Pad create several strategies, so we’re excited to see what’s next.
Fortnite Season 3 Week 4 Challenge guide
A complete guide to your Fortnite Season 3 Week 4 Challenges.
Week 4 of Season 3 is here, and with it comes a batch of new challenges to complete as we work our way through the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most regular players have passed the level 50 mark and are onto the second half of the Pass. Hopefully, we have some worthwhile Overtime Challenges this season.
Epic have been going easy on us over the past couple of weeks. People forget that Chapter 1 challenges often involved searching through specific POIs to find a needle in a haystack. We still wake up, sweating, thinking about the Fortbyte challenges.
This week, only one of the challenges requires a bit of searching, and we’ve already covered a guide for this one. You can take a look at all of the Pleasant Park Floating Rings locations here.
Now, let’s get into the weekly challenges. This week, we’ll be eliminating players at Holly Hedges, searching Chests at Salty, and damaging players at The Authority – among other things.
- Search 7 Chests at Salty Springs
- 3 Eliminations at Holly Hedges
- Collect 4 Floating Rings at Pleasant Park
- Complete a lap at Motorboat Mayhem
- Land at Frenzy Farm and finish Top 25
- Collect 200 Metal from Rickety Rig (0/200)
- Dance on camera for 10s at Sweaty Sands
- Search 7 Ammo Boxes at Steamy Stacks
- Deal 500 damage to opponents at The Authority
The only confusing part of this challenge might be the “Dance on camera for 10s at Sweaty Sands” one. You can find the camera to the north of the POI. Look for a canopy hanging over an outdoor film set.
The rest of the challenges will only take a few matches to complete. You could even finish most of them without trying, as long as you land all across the map. We’ll be back next week with another challenge guide, so make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.
Fortnite Party Royale premiere ft. Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki & deadmau5
Epic have announced the premiere of their newest mode, Party Royale, featuring concerts by Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis, and deadmau5.
We first heard about Party Royale in the v12.50 patch. Epic quickly released the mode to all players as a trial-run, at first. Diplo and Major Lazer even hosted a show for the test event.
It was only a matter of time before Epic announced the premiere of the full mode. On May 6, they did just that. Party Royale will premier on May 8 ad 9 PM EST. The show will feature DJs Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5.
We’re not sure when each show will start and how long the premiere will last. We’ll likely get some reruns of the shows we missed as well – similar to the multiple showtimes of the Astronomical concert.
These shows in Party Royale will likely be closer to the Marshmello concert than the Travis Scott event. The latter must have taken months of planning to pull off.
Epic announced the Party Royale release date on an Instagram ad, calling all players to tune in and try the new mode.
The introduction of Party Royale is incredibly exciting for the future of the game. Epic want Fortnite to transcend the Battle Royale genre. They want it to be a social hub for gamers, and Party Royale is the first massive step in that direction. We’re optimistic about what the future of this mode will bring.
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