The newest shotgun in Fortnite, the Dragon’s Breath shotgun, is generally considered to be underpowered. Popular streamer, Ninja, has an idea on how to improve it.
Fortnite Season 5 has been a resurgence for the game, with players flocking back in droves. Streamers like CourageJD, TimTheTatMan, and DrLupo have begun playing the game again – even by themselves, in some cases.
The only negative that many players have with the new season involves the Pump’s vaulting. This fan-favorite weapon was removed from the game to make way for the Dragon’s Breath shotgun.
The current state of this new shotgun is underwhelming, to say the least. It lights structures on fire and deals some decent damage, but it has a one-shot magazine and long reload time, which leads some players to choose any other shotgun over the Dragon’s Breath.
Ninja returned to Fortnite in Season 4, so he’s seen the meta shift between seasons, firsthand. During a recent stream, he picked up the Dragon’s Breath shotgun and decided to give it a whirl.
After using the new weapon, Ninja saw the problems that so many players have been complaining about. It’s not an ideal gun for Solo play, and the long reload time makes it incredibly punishing to use.
“What kind of a s*** gun is that, man?” Ninja exclaimed after dying and mocking the reload speed of the weapon. “If you’re gonna make it have four bullets – but it all shoots in one – at least let me stop loading the gun at one, two, or three and make the damage fall off.”
This was a quick concept by Ninja, but it seems to be the best answer for the Dragon’s Breath shotgun. The gun is almost unusable in Solos and often requires you to carry a Tac alongside it just to follow-up your first shot.
What if Ninja’s suggestion came true? Epic could allow players to load one, two, or three pellets into the gun before shooting. This way, they can defend themselves if they miss their first shot, at least.
It’s clear that the Dragon’s Breath needs some work before players begin regularly carrying it in Fortnite matches. Until then, it will be a novelty weapon relegated to team play.
How to get TheGrefg skin in Fortnite
Spanish Fortnite streamer and YouTuber, TheGrefg, will finally receive a Fortnite Icon Series skin after over a year of waiting.
After over a year of anticipation, Spanish YouTuber and streamer, TheGrefg, will finally be getting his own skin in Fortnite.
Update 1/11: The skin will be available when the Fortnite Item Shop updates on January 16.
Original article: It’s been a long time coming for the most popular Spanish Fortnite player on the internet, David ‘TheGrefg’ Martinez Canovas. He was included in the first announcement of the Fortnite Icon Series, only to be surpassed by several other content creators and celebrities.
Ninja, Loserfruit, Travis Scott, and Lachlan all received Fortnite skins before TheGrefg, with other creators like Pokimane and Jordan Fisher receiving emotes.
Now, after over a year of waiting, TheGrefg will be showcasing his upcoming Fortnite skin on Monday, January 11 at 20:00 CEST.
As is the case with most Fortnite Icon Series skins, TheGrefg and his fellow creators will have access to the skin a day or two before it hits the Item Shop. You can watch his Twitch stream for an early glimpse at the skin.
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We’ll update this post when we get an official model for the skin. For now, all we have is the teaser image that he provided on Twitter.
As for when TheGrefg’s skin will be available, we’d guess that it will come to the shop on January 12-14. Fans of the streamer should keep their eyes peeled for more news.
SypherPK theorizes that Kevin the Cube will return in Fortnite Season 5
SypherPK has revealed his theory about when, where, and why Kevin the Cube will return before the end of Fortnite Season 5.
Fortnite Season 5 is nearly half over, with fans speculating on how the current season will play out. Streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan thinks that Kevin the Cube will return before the season ends.
The Fortnite plotline is one of the most confusing, convoluted, and interesting plots in all of gaming. Unlike most other games that spell-out the story for you, Fortnite forces players to connect dots, pay attention to small clues, and create theories as to what the overall Fortnite plot includes.
We’ve seen so many red herrings, dead ends, and unanswered questions over the years that Fortnite has developed its story. At this point, it seems likely that Epic will never give us a concrete conclusion as to what all of this means, as each season seems to create more questions than it answeres.
One thing seems to be clear, however. The Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 seasons are connected. We had standard Season 1’a without many changes, some similar themes during Seasons 2 and 3, then the superhero skins of Season 4.
We’re now in Chapter 2 Season 5. Longtime Fortnite players will remember the Chapter 1 Season 5 theme of “Worlds Collide.” The same thing is happening this season, with Bounty Hunters and locations from the old map appearing in the exact same locations on the new one.
Most attentive Fortnite fans already know about this, but YouTuber and streamer SypherPK took the theory a step further. In a recent video, Sypher suggested that all of this is leading up to Kevin’s return later in the season.
Kevin the Cube first appeared in Fortnite in Chapter 1 Season 5. We’ve already had a ton of teasers that point to Kevin’s eventual return, from in-game hints to direct tweets from Creative Director, Donald Mustard.
Sypher touched on all of these points in his video, including a piece of information we hadn’t heard before, regarding the massive bunker in the southeast section of the Chapter 2 map.
“Here is the catch,” Sypher said when describing what ties all of this together. “If you overlay the Redacted Bunker on this map and compare it to where it was on the old map … Kevin the Cube spawned on the old map exactly where the Redacted Bunker is on the new map.”
This all led to Sypher’s conclusion: that Kevin will return to Fortnite by the end of Season 5 or “at the very least, at the beginning of next season.”
This theory holds up better than a lot of others we’ve seen, and most Fortnite theorists agree that we haven’t seen the last of Kevin.
With the midway point of Chapter 2 Season 5 approaching, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for any movement around that bunker, along with Kevin’s potential escape.
SypherPK gives his opinion on how to fix the Fortnite shotgun meta
Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan gave his thoughts on how Fortnite can fix the shotgun meta. Surprisingly, it doesn’t involve unvaulting the Pump.
Fortnite streamer Al ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has an idea of how Epic can properly balance shotguns in Fortnite. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t have anything to do with the Pump.
Fortnite Season 5 is truly a return to form for the game. Season 4 brought a ton of “old Fortnite” vibes back, and Season 5 brought entirely new mechanics to add to the foundation.
Of course, these massive changes meant that some fan-favorite items and mechanics had to go. The two most game-altering changes were the removal of Pumps and Upgrade Stations.
Most hardcore Fortnite players miss the Pump, but the removal of Upgrade Benches might be more significant. Now, instead of visiting any POI and trading materials for a better weapon, you need to visit specific locations and make sure you have enough Gold with you.
In Arena Mode, upgrading a weapon to Epic or Legendary is nearly impossible. You start each match with 0 Gold Bars, so farming enough gold and visiting one of the few NPCs that offer upgrades is more difficult than randomly finding a better option.
Streamer and YouTuber SypherPK touched on this issue in one of his recent videos. The title and thumbnail focused on the Pump, but Sypher’s major suggestion related to weapon upgrades more than anything.
Sypher noted the discrepancy between the Green and Purple Tac, along with the extremely niche opportunities to upgrade your weapon. His solution was simple: “I think every single NPC should give you the option to upgrade your weapons.”
The low availability of weapon upgrades affects the shotgun meta more than anything else. A Scar is nice to have, but an Uncommon AR will do just fine. The same is true of SMGs.
Shotguns have always been the backbone of Fortnite combat, however, and the lack of upgrades adds a huge amount of randomness to a given Fortnite match.
If Epic decide to extend the NPC system past Season 5, they need to strongly consider Sypher’s suggestion of allowing all NPCs to upgrade weapons. Will they make this change or reenable Upgrade Benches? Only time will tell.
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