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YouTuber explains the full Fortnite storyline & who’s in control

This Fortnite Chapter 2 story breakdown tells of the tragedy of Midas and who’s in control of the simulation.

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On its surface, Fortnite is nothing more than a cartoony Battle Royale game that sets itself apart from other titles with the elements of building and editing. That’s enough for some players, but digging deeper reveals one of the most complex and intricate plot lines in all of gaming.

Fans have spent hours deciphering hints, clues, loading screens, and everything in between to figure out exactly what’s going on. We have a rough idea of what happened in Chapter 1, but Chapter 2 shook things up even more.

Everything that we thought we knew about the Fortnite plot was flipped on its head during the Device Event. We ascended into another plane of existence where we met John Jones – a member of the organization that is, presumably, running Fortnite Battle Royale as a simulation.

We still have far more questions than answers – questions that we probably won’t see fully resolved until Chapter 2 Season 10. YouTuber TheSmithPlays created a 30-minute explanation of the entire Fortnite Chapter 2 story. It fills in many of the gaps in the story and hypothesizes about certain characters’ motivations.

We strongly recommend that any fans of the Fortnite plotline watch this entire video, as well as the first part that TheSmithPlays made. It might not be 100% correct, but it’s as close as you’ll get to the complete Fortnite story, so far.

Fortnite Chapter 2 is a story of a new land with factions vying for control. Under the surface, however, we have a self-aware AI in Midas (and possibly Chaos Agent) trying to break out of what he recognizes as a simulation. Learning this makes the first scene of the Season 3 trailer a whole lot more tragic. After his attempt at breaking the simulation fails, he’s left stranded on a raft before being eaten by a shark.

The biggest conclusion that his video draws is the puppetmasters behind the presumed simulation: the characters from Save the World. According to TheSmithPlays’ theory, Battle Royale is a simulation from Vindertech Labs that takes place before the events of Save the World.

We don’t know whether or not this theory is correct, but there’s a lot of circumstantial evidence to back it up. Either way, it’s probably the best explanation for John Jones that you’ll see – at least, right now.

Part of the brilliance of the Fortnite plot is that it’s open to interpretation. One day, we may see an Epic Games developer break down their intentions of the entire plot, but that day is likely far in the future. For now, this video serves as the graduate-level course on Fortnite Chapter 2’s story. We’re excited to see what happens next.

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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

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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…

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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.

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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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