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NickMercs calls pro Fortnite community “completely spoiled”

FaZe Clan streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff went off on “spoiled” Fortnite pros who have no idea how professional gaming used to be.



FaZe Clan streamer Nick ‘NickMercs’ Kolcheff went off on “spoiled” Fortnite pros who have no idea how professional gaming used to be.

Yesterday, March 9, Epic announced the Fortnite Champion Series for Season 2. This will be the first major Fortnite tournament where PC and console players will be competing for individual prize pools.

The news was fantastic for console players, who have been begging for separate lobbies for a long time. Many PC players weren’t so happy, though, when they learned that the console and PC prize pools would be identical for each region.

All of the high-profile Fortnite pros play on PC – both on controller and on mouse and keyboard. The thought process is that PC should have a larger prize pool since the group is largely made up of more skilled players.

NickMercs, a veteran in the pro gaming community, thinks that the mentality of Fortnite pros is evidence that none of them “know about playing for breadcrumbs.”

The streamer ranted about how spoiled the Fortnite pro community has become with their massive prize pools. “They don’t know any better,” he said.

“Bro, they never played for anything but billions of dollars, man,” Nick went on to say. “They’re f**king spoiled. They’re completely spoiled, bro. Guys, for the rest of time, the Fortnite community will – not Fortnite, but any younger, newer game community – they’re always gonna be full of little complaining, little b***hes, man.”

“I’m sitting here, arguing, with little 12-year-olds on Twitter, man, with anime avi’s and s**t, who have, like, no grasp of how things actually work,” Nick told his chat.

Whatever you think about the even prize pool across console and PC, it’s difficult to argue with Nick’s point. Winning $70,000 (the top prize for the EU region) for playing a game from the comfort of your own home would have been unheard of a few years ago.

Nick also took to Twitter to argue with PC pro, Yung Calculator. The former argued that the separation is the first step to separating controller from mouse and keyboard – something that a ton of PC pros have been asking for.

Separating the platforms makes sense on paper, but it’s easy to understand the frustration of some PC pros out there. All of the best players are on PC. Epic should, in theory, give the most money to players with the most skill.

That’s not how things are shaping up for the FNCS. If Nick is right, though, this could be the first step towards controller and M&K having their own tournaments. The low-priced FNCS might be a trial run.


SypherPK showcases the best hero ability in Fortnite Season 4

SypherPK has crowned Fortnite Season 4’s best Mythic hero ability: Sorm’s Whirlwind Blast



Fortnite Season 4 is, in many ways, a return to form for Fortnite. We’re having a lot more lighthearted fun than we had over the course of the past couple of seasons. On top of that, with the spray weapons nerfed or gone, the competitive meta is also more entertaining to watch and play.

Hero abilities are helping to keep the game fresh, as well, and offering several different playstyles that weren’t there during the first portion of Chapter 2. Instead of ramped-up versions of existing weapons, the Season 4 Mythic items are entirely new.

Obviously, some Mythic abilities are more powerful than others. For instance, Silver Surfer’s Re-Deploy ability has gotten a lot of attention in competitive modes, while Groot’s Baller has largely been left behind.

One ability seems to stand above the rest, however – at least when it comes to the Core Fortnite game modes. Storm’s Mythic Whirlwind Blast ability might be the most powerful one that Epic have added.

During a recent stream, SypherPK noticed something that a lot of players hadn’t. He shot his Doctor Doom energy orb at a player, only to have it come flying back at him. As it turns out, Storm’s ability reflects projectiles.

When you add this to the fact that you can avoid fall damage, launch players to their death, and reflect damage from incoming cars, it’s an easy decision when you have to choose one Mythic item to carry.

SypherPK released a video that shows all of the uses for Storm’s Mythic ability, including the most popular and effective one: launching players to their death. You can also reflect all of the other offensive hero abilities in Fortnite – save for Iron Man’s Unibeam.

Hopefully, this item stays out of competitive Fortnite. If not, then we can be sure of what the next “Kit’s Shockwave Launcher” will be during the Season 4 FNCS. Keep your head on a swivel if you run into a player using this ability in-game.

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Leaked Fortnite weapon is a cross between a Minigun & Grenade Launcher

This leaked Fortnite weapon is scary…



The Fortnite community tends to be split when it comes to explosive weapons. Some enjoy the ability to break down any structure in the game, while others prefer a rocket-free experience when cranking 90’s for high-ground.

We’ve seen all kinds of explosive weapons come and go from Fortnite. We’ve had the Quad Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Proximity Launcher, regular RPG, Pumpkin Launcher, and several others. Only a couple of them have remained in the loot pool for more than a season.

According to Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e_, it looks like the latest explosive weapon is on the horizon. We’ve only seen some statistics and mesh image of the item, but that’s enough for us to be intimidated as to the destruction it could cause.

Mang0e_ described the weapon as a “cross between a Grenade Launcher and a Minigun.” If that doesn’t send a chill up your spine, we don’t know what will. These are two of the most powerful weapons that Fortnite has ever seen. Now, we’re combining them?

Of course, this is only preliminary information and we have no idea if this item will ever even come to Fortnite. The initial impression could be way off as well, so it’s no time to panic.

After all, we saw Machine Pistols leaked last year and they still haven’t entered the game. Just recently, we got the first piece of concrete news on the item since last November. This is all to say that it could be a long time before this strange “heavy weapon” comes to Fortnite – if it ever does.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the weapon, but it could be a while. Epic likely won’t release the next Fortnite update for at least a week or two, and we don’t expect to see this weapon when it does come out. In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @FortniteINTEL, to be the first to know all of the breaking Fortnite news.

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Fortnite Mythic weapon leak: ‘Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols’

Fortnite leaks reveal that Mystique is finally getting a Mythic item.



Fortnite Season 4 is all about the hero abilities. We’ve seen an ability for nearly every hero in the game along with some for heroes that haven’t even been released, such as Black Panther and Venom.

The only Battle Pass hero who hasn’t received a Mythic ability is, strangely, Mystique. To be fair, it might be a bit difficult for Epic to come up with one. Her superpower, after all, revolves around shapeshifting into other people. We can use this as a built-in Mystique emote, but it doesn’t work as a standalone in-game mechanic.

Well, it seems like Mystique’s mythic item is in development. That’s right: reports have it that we’re getting an item rather than an ability. Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e, released his findings: Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols.

You probably don’t remember this weapon model – it’s not everyone’s job to follow all of these Fortnite leaks – but this Machine Pistol was leaked over a year ago. After several updates, Epic adjusted the statistics and rarities of the unreleased weapon.

Still, even after the weapon was updated, Epic kept it out of the game for almost a year. It seems like we may finally see a version of this weapon enter Fortnite in Season 4.

We still have a lot of unanswered questions about this weapon. Most likely, we’ll be able to get our hands on it through the drones located at the Quinjet landing sights. This has been the most common place to grab Mythic hero abilities. Of course, we don’t know this for sure.

Will the third leak be the charm for the Machine Pistol, AKA Mystique’s Dual Auto Pistols? Only time will tell. We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about this weapon.

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