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Wild Fortnite Season 2 theory: Fortnite X MF DOOM

Could Fortnite be collaborating with the rap game’s biggest villain, MF DOOM, in Season 2?

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Could Fortnite be collaborating with the rap game’s biggest villain, MF DOOM, in Season 2?

This is, admittedly, a far-out theory for Fortnite Season 2, but there is a bit of evidence and history to back it up. Any theory is worth exploring as we wait for Season 2 to kick off on February 20 – especially if you happen to be a Fortnite player and MF Doom fan.

As a massive MF Doom fan, myself, he was the first thing to pop into my head when I saw one of the recent Fortnite Season 2 teasers. We see a large, bald man – one whose face was previously blurred – with a Chaos Agent mask over his face.

We also see the word “henchmen” scattered about in different languages, along with a map that appears to show the headquarters of the character.

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There are two ways to look at this teaser with the “henchmen” tag. Either, the person in the image is one of the henchmen or the Chaos Agent and others are henchmen for the real master. For our purposes, let’s assume that he’s a villain and that the truth is the former statement.

The second clue from this teaser is the trail of M’s on the righthand side of the image. This is, of course, the first letter in MF Doom’s name. It also happens to be the beginning of his most popular album, ‘Mm.. Food.’

The most recent teaser – at the time of writing – also hints at a hero/villain theme. Doom is a notorious villain, of course.

For those unaware of the genius that is Daniel Dumile, the man behind the mask, he’s often described as, “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.”

Unlike a lot of MCs, Doom the rapper and Dumile the man are not the same person. Doom is only the most popular character in Dumile’s universe, which also features characters like Viktor Vaughn and King Geedorah. Dumile is the writer and his personas are his characters.

Doom borrows heavily from film, TV, novels, and comic books. His most popular characters are styled after Dr. Doom from the Marvel Universe (real name: Victor Von Doom) and King Ghidorah from Godzilla. His songs are littered with samples of old superhero cartoons. In other words, he’s a perfect candidate to want to collaborate with a video game studio.

Now that we’ve finished our brief history lesson on MF Doom, let’s talk about why this collaboration might be possible. First of all, Epic began adding “real” songs to Fortnite in Chapter 2.

All Fortnite players noticed the inclusion of Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up,’ but people seem to forget that the first “real” song added to Fortnite was ‘Ruckus’ by Konata Small – the Chapter 2 intro song that’s also available as an emote.

So, we have a precedent for Epic adding “real” music to Fortnite. What does that have to do with Doom?

Well, as it would happen, MF Doom made an entirely-clean album for Adult Swim in 2005. He worked with producer Danger Mouse to release ‘The Mouse and the Mask’ under the ‘Danger Doom’ alias. He even recorded several promotions for the station and hosted a Christmas Eve special in 2006.

Doom hasn’t released any new music since his last collaboration with Czarface in 2018. He’s been sporadically active since the beginning of his career, with no signs of hanging it up anytime soon. Could his next album be dedicated to one of the biggest video games in history?

I admit that this theory is a stretch. Doom has been the king of underground rap for two decades. His collaboration with Adult Swim made sense – both he and the channel are counter-culture icons. Fortnite might be too mainstream for him. What’s more, most Fortnite players probably have no idea who he is.

Is Doom a gamer? I have no idea. He’s a self-described “nerd,” and makes references to old-school games in his lyrics, but it’s unclear if he keeps up with the current trends. There’s an Epic account named ‘MF DOOM’ with Fortnite statistics, but that could be anyone. Apart from that, there’s no connection.

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I think it would be amazing for Epic to add the Vaudville Villain to Fortnite as the puppetmaster – pulling the strings of all of our favorite characters.

Is it likely? Absolutely not. It’s just a fun theory to explore while we wait for Season 2.

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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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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.

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Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.

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We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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