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SypherPK on why Rapid-Fire SMG is the best gun in Fortnite Season 3

SypherPK is standing up for the Rapid-Fire SMG, explaining why he always chooses it over a P90.

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Fortnite Season 3 shook-up the meta by adding the Charge Shotgun, removing the Pump, and revamping the SMG selection. Epic made a few tweaks to the Rapid-Fire SMG and re-added the Compact SMG, but fans have made it clear as to which one they prefer. Spray weapons are still very strong – arguably stronger with the removal of the Pump and nerf to the Tac.

Streamer Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan has been a champion for the Rapid-Fire SMG since Season 3 began. He has been seeing people favor the P90 (compact SMG) over the Rapid-Fire version of the weapon, and he thinks that they’re dead wrong.

In Season 2, the Rapid-Fire SMG was an afterthought. The clip was too small and the DPS was too low to rely on. In Season 3, however, Epic added Epic and Legendary versions with slightly larger clips. The faster rate-of-fire of this gun also allows your shots to bleed through structures much more frequently. When you combine all of this with the near-instant reload speed, you get yourself an incredibly underrated weapon.

Sypher made a video on the Rapid-Fire SMG on June 20. He played a full game with the weapon and described all of the reasons that it’s better than the P90. He made some great points about the fire rate, reload speed, and damage, but players at the top level seem to still be preferring the P90.

We may be experiencing a community-wide bias when it comes to the P90 and Rapid-Fire SMG. The latter was far too weak last season and the former was always one of the strongest guns in the game. Sypher, however, is urging players to break their bias and Sidegrade the P90.

We’ll have to see if the community takes Sypher’s advice. He’s been walking the walk on-stream; always picking up a Rapid-Fire SMG when he can. Sypher may be in the 1% in terms of Fortnite skill, but he’s still a content creator. We might need a high-profile pro to stand up for the Rapid-Fire cause before the community gets behind it.

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New esports org Gamma Gaming makes splash with Fortnite roster

A new organization, Gamma Gaming, has entered the professional Fortnite arena with some huge signings.

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Fortnite is, again, the driving force behind the creation of an esports organization – this time, in the European market. Gamma Gaming – established by Arsenal FC player, Sead Kolašinac – made a splash on the EU Fortnite scene by announcing the acquisition of six Fortnite players on September 27.

The announcement included some of the hottest professional free agents in the region: Th0masHD, Kami, Tschinken, and Merijn along with content creators Obitoo and Mambo.

The most noteworthy of these acquisitions is, likely, Th0masHD who qualified for the Fortnite World Cup, placed 4th in the recent Solo FNCS, won the BenjyFishy Cup, and, most recently, placed first and second in two of the FNCS Warmup competitions.

Going into the Season 4 Trios FNCS, he and his team are one of the top picks to win it all.

Gamma Gaming’s model follows that of another new organization, One Percent, which has built its foundation on the back of their professional Fortnite lineup. The young org will, undoubtedly, branch out from here, but they’re starting with solid EU Fortnite talent.

With some strong European players on their team, it will be interesting to see where these new Gamma Gaming recruits land when the FNCS competition comes around. We have a new organization to keep our eyes on.

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Fortnite leak reveals new SHIELD Henchmen coming soon

New Henchmen are coming to Fortnite, pointing to the spawn island helicarrier entering Fortnite as a POI.

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Fortnite Season 4 might be the most progressively evolving season of Chapter 2, so far. We’re getting the map evolution that we thought we’d get last season, this time with fan-favorite Marvel characters.

Players were split as to whether or not the Marvel crossover would be good for Fortnite. Now, five weeks in, it’s hard to argue that Season 4 isn’t the most entertaining season in the new chapter. Epic are keeping the game fresh and it’s bringing players back. There’s a reason that Ninja is playing Fortnite again, this season.

One of the map developments that hasn’t yet come to the game is a helicarrier appearing above the map. This is rumored to be the same helicarrier used as the Season 4 pregame island.

More recently, however, popular data miner, Hypex, revealed that there are unused Henchmen in the game files. These Henchmen are, reportedly, members of the Marvel Comics organization, SHIELD.

According to this leak, SHIELD is running the spawn island helicarrier as a base of operations. Another leaker, ShiinaBR, replied to Hypex’s tweet, linking these two pieces of information. His conclusion was that the SHIELD Henchmen will enter the game when the helicarrier moves over the map.

We’ve already seen several Fortnite creators like SypherPK and Ali-A make their way to the spawn island from a Battle Royale lobby. There’s a vault on this island, and they tested whether or not one of the keys that Doctor Doom or Iron Man carry will unlock it. As you might expect, their keys didn’t work.

All of this points to the idea that the current helicarrier – or spawn island – will, eventually, be a POI in Fortnite. We may have to build up to it or take a helicopter, making it one of the more exclusive places to loot. For now, all we can do is speculate – but we’ll let you know when we learn more.

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This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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