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How to prevent fall damage using the new Fortnite Flint-Knock pistol

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Fortnite’s v8.11 patch brought with it the new Flint-Knock pistol. The weapon shoots a single round before reload and has a knock-back effect when shot.

The Flint-Knock pistol can be found in floor loot and chests as a “Uncommon” or green weapon. The weapon fires only a single round before having to reload. It mimics the flintlock pistols of 17th and 18th centuries.

The gunpowder weapon lacks the ingenuity and modern design of other weapons in Fortnite and so lacks any recoil control.

The result of this is a heavy knockback effect to the player whenever they decide to let a round go from its barrel. The effect will knock the player only a little while standing on solid ground, but it will send you flying you happen to be on a ledge.

The new Flint-Knock pistol in Fortnite v8.11 – via Epic Games

Be careful when firing this new weapon when on high…except if you can get a reload in before firing.

Players have discovered that the Flint-Knock’s knockback can prevent some or all fall damage.

We’ve gone made a short video showing the mechanic at work. The video shows the player taking lethal damage from a high fall, then taking partial damage due to an poorly timed shot, and then taking no damage as the Flint-Knock is fired perfectly.

As you can see, the mechanic is not completely simple and will require some practice as timing is key. If you fire too soon, you might still die shortly there after due to enemy fire.

A perfectly timing shot will give you a massive advantage in fights. You can quickly descend from a losing battle by simply jumping off the builds. We’re definitely glad to see that timing and mastery is needed rather than a simple “no fall damage” item.

We’re sure to see this mechanic being used by Tfue, Nickmercs, Ninja, and others as they compete in the Gauntlet and Blackbeard Cup this week and weekend. It’s now the fastest way to bail from a high up build fight.

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All Fortnite Season 6 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 6 is here, and only a few Exotic weapons made it. Here are all Exotic weapon locations for the new Fortnite season.

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Fortnite Season 6 marked the return of Exotic weapons to Fortnite. Not all of the Season 6 weapons are there, however, and they’ve moved locations.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season c, with the addition of crafting, the map changes, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 6 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include the Spire Jumpboots and the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun.

What’s more, Epic added craftable items to the game that allow players to create unique weapons out of existing parts. For instance, a Mechanical Bow and two Shockwave Grenades make the Shockwave Bow – a massive upgrade from both weapons.

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Fortnite Season 6 Exotic weapon locations

Exotic weapons have returned to Fortnite Season 6, but not as many as we had in Season 5. These will be supplementary items rather than the focus of the season, which appears to be on the new crafting mechanic.

Many of the NPCs who sold these items in Season 5 have also either moved locations or don’t sell them anymore, so a new guide is needed. Here’s a map of all of the Season 6 Exotic weapon locations.

Fortnite Season 6 All Exotic Weapon Locations

As you can see, there are seven Exotic weapons and items currently available in Fortnite Season 6. These are the:

  • Hop Rock Dualies: sold by Gutbomb in Logjam Woodworks
  • Chug Cannon: sold by Slurp Jonesy in Slurpy Swamp
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: sold by Power Chord in Dance Club Cabin
  • Dub Shotgun: sold by Burnout south of Steamy Stacks
  • Grappler Bow: sold by Lara Croft in Stealthy Stronghold
  • Unstable Bow: sold by Rebirth Raven northwest of Sweaty Sands
  • Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow: dropped after eliminating Raz at The Spire

The good news is that, unlike last season, all of the NPCs that sell Exotics only spawn in one location – at least, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as Epic add more Exotics to Fortnite Season 6. We expect to see them takes things further as the season goes on, so stay tuned to more news on Exotic weapons.

Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG

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May 2021 Fortnite Crew pack includes Save The World and Spotify Premium

The May 2021 Fortnite Crew pack includes the exclusive Deimos skin set, the original Save The World mode, and three months of Spotify Premium.

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Fortnite revealed the upcoming May 2021 Crew Pack which comes with a membership exclusive skin, the game’s original Save The World mode, and Spotify Premium.

Epic Games introduced the Fortnite Crew Subscription service during Chapter 2 Season 5. For $11.99 USD a month players would receive an exclusive skin set, 1,000 V-Bucks, and instant access to the current season’s Battle Pass.

As Fortnite has continued the service, it has also sweetened the deal by including memberships to other subscription services like Disney+. For the month of May, subscribers are being offered more for their money than ever before.

The May Fortnite Crew Pack will offer the Deimos skin set which comes with a pickaxe, back bling, and weapon wrap. This also includes Deimos’ green skin variants and a loading screen background. Fortnite’s Deimos is a modernized depiction of the Greek god of dread.

Deimos will also be introduced as a playable character in Fortnite’s original Save The World game mode. Fortnite launched in 2017 with only the Save The World mode but was popularized when the Battle Royale mode launched a few months later. May Fortnite Crew members will also gain permanent access to Save The World.

Subscribers are also being offered three months of Spotify Premium for free. However, this offer is only available to new Spotify Premium customers. Existing or previous customers will have to create a new account if they want to redeem this offer. The offer expires on June 30, 2021 at 8 p.m. EST.

The May Crew membership comes with the normal monthly benefits such as access to the Battle Pass and 1,000 V-Bucks. Epic Games stated that every Thursday during the month of May, Fortnite Crew members would receive special in-game bonuses.

While the weekly benefits remain a mystery, it will be interesting to see what Fortnite has in store for players. The May Fortnite Crew pack is offering the best deal yet and weekly challenges/rewards will only add more value. We’ll keep you posted about the weekly Crew bonuses whenever they’re announced.

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Neymar Fortnite skin leaked: Skin styles, Pickaxe, more

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The new Neymar Jr. skin coming to Fortnite has been leaked, ahead of its full release expected on April 27.

There’s more than just one skin though, with four skin styles in total, as well as pickaxes and gliders.

The Brazil and PSG superstar is getting kitted out in some unique gear. Rather than wearing the strip of his club or national team, he’s wearing Team Neymar logos.

But, the color of one of the skins is very clearly inspired by the yellow, green and blue of the Brazil flag and football team.

The first images of Neymar’s skins were leaked by Twitter user @ESFortniteBR.

As mentioned, there’s more than just these four skins too.

There are two pickaxes, two gliders, a golden ball and what appears to be a Confedrations Cup trophy.

How to get the Neymar skin in Fortnite

Neymar cosmetics are expected to be a secret skin as part of the battle pass.

So to unlock it, you’ll need to complete a series of quests that go live on Tuesday, April 27.

TALK TO AN ISLAND SOCCER PLAYER

Soccer-loving Characters on the Island. Strike a conversation! Unlocks the Soccer Ball Emote Toy and a Neymar Jr Banner.


COMPLETE 3 QUESTS FROM ISLAND SOCCER PLAYERS

A good player always helps their teammates. Unlocks the Neymar Jr-themed Matador Loading Screen


COMPLETE 5 QUESTS FROM ISLAND SOCCER PLAYERS

Become a true ace. Unlocks the Neymar Jr Outfit.


DROP KICK THE SOCCER BALL TOY 500 METERS AS NEYMAR JR

Fortnite meters, that is. Unlocks the Joia Trophy Back Bling.


SCORE A GOAL WITH THE SOCCER BALL TOY AS NEYMAR JR

You can do this one in your sleep. Unlocks the Jaguar Strike Pickaxe.


ELIMINATE 3 OPPONENTS AS NEYMAR JR

Complete this objective to free the primal self within…

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