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Another Shockwave strategy pushes you into an opponent’s box

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Tips Fortnite players have discovered yet another way to use Shockwaves to break into boxes. Published 20 hours agoon October 19, 2020 Shockwaves have always been one of the most useful items in all of Fortnite. They do what the Impulse Grenade did – only, far better. You can use them to gain high-ground, rotate,…
Another Shockwave strategy pushes you into an opponent’s box


Fortnite players have discovered yet another way to use Shockwaves to break into boxes.

Published 20 hours agoon October 19, 2020

Shockwaves have always been one of the most useful items in all of Fortnite. They do what the Impulse Grenade did – only, far better. You can use them to gain high-ground, rotate, shoot players into the storm, or combine them with another rotational tool for maximum mobility.
Players have used Shockwaves to break into an opponent’s box for a long time. You can set this up by standing two tiles away, placing a wall, and throwing a Shockwave. The momentum will push you into an opponent’s box and through their turbo-build wall. Similar methods work when above and below an enemy.
Recently, Reddit user u/pixxels2 posted a short video, showcasing a new way to use Shockwaves to break into an opponent’s box. With practice, you’ll be able to set this one up much faster than the common strategy we described, above.

All you need to do is build yourself into a box diagonal from your target – make sure that you build a cone on top of you. From there, edit or break the floor piece above you, throw the Shockwave into the cone, and walk forward. As you’ll see, you’ll be able to walk right into an opponent’s box.
If you use this trick on an opponent who’s trying to heal, the chances are high that they won’t see it coming. Sure, they could one-pump you, but most players aren’t going to expect you to come slamming into their box like this.

The tactic takes some practice to perfect, but it’s easy to get the hang of and has a ton of practical in-game uses. It’s worth trying – especially if you need a kill in a competitive Fortnite match.


Popular Fortnite pro, Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod, has found yet another way to get into an opponent’s box with a Crash Pad.

Published 2 mins agoon October 20, 2020

When Epic first released Crash Pads into core Fortnite modes, most players assumed that they were only good for preventing fall damage and rotating quickly. They came into the game around the same time as Helicopters and were seen as a way to prevent certain death in the event that your chopper got shot down.
At the time, Crash Pads weren’t in competitive modes. When they finally came to Arena, pro players started experimenting with them. It wasn’t long before players realized that you could use Crash Pads to phase into an opponent’s box.
After a while, pros got even more creative with Crash Pads – using them to assassinate opponents who were stacked above them in tournaments and scrimmages.
Players are still discovering new ways to use Crash Pads almost eight months after they came into Fortnite. Popular pro player, Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod, is credited with finding the latest Crash Pad strategy.

A clip of Clix using his new strategy gained popularity after the second week of FNCS qualifiers – during the October DreamHack EU tournament. It worked perfectly and culminated in a one-pump with a perfectly-timed “Suprise mothaf***a” subscriber alert.

Clix was in-game, so he set this up pretty quickly. Let’s break down how to do it: first of all, you’re targeting the box diagonally beneath you. Start by building a box with a roof above the box of which you want to get inside. Next, build yourself into a full box with a ramp below you. From there, all you need to do is throw a Crash Pad on the ramp. Voila! You’re in their box.
Reddit user, u/lukassandvik, completed the strategy in Creative Mode at a slower pace, making it easier to follow along.
You’ll probably need to practice this strategy a few times before you’re comfortable using it in-game. In our experience, players box-up for longer periods of time in tournaments when compared to regular Arena matches, so you might not always have the time to set this up if you’re not in a tournament lobby like Clix was.

Either way, this is a strong strategy to have in your arsenal in competitive Fortnite games. It works especially well in Solos, but you and a couple of teammates could try it in Trios. Now that you know what to do, get to Creative and start doing some reps.


Fortnitemares 2020 is set to feature Midas’ return to Fortnite in “Midas’ Revenge.”

Published 1 hour agoon October 20, 2020

Fortnitemares 2020 is expected to come to the game this week and fans are eagerly awaiting what it will bring. The leaks surrounding the event have already told us a lot about what to expect. If you want to take a look at all of our predictions, you can find that article here.
On the morning of October 20, however, Fortnite data miners began buzzing on Twitter with some significant Fortnitemares information. Apparently, according to the Russian in-game news feed, Fortnitemares 2020 will be called “Fortnitemares: Midas’ Revenge.”

The Russian In-Game news feed got accidentally updated to “Fortnitemares: Revenge of the Midas”!This means it is VERY likely that we’ll get the Fortnitemares patch tomorrow. 👀— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks 🎃 (@ShiinaBR) October 20, 2020

Anyone who has been following the Fortnite leaks for a while shouldn’t be surprised by this news. A few weeks ago, we learned that Midas will return to Fortnite for the Halloween event with some “Ghostly Ghost Henchmen.” When the last update went live, Midas’ golden chair could be spotted at The Authority, suggesting that he’ll return to his old stomping grounds.

Back in August, Fortnite data miners leaked a bundle that included a new Midas skin along with The Joker and Poison Ivy. Later, Epic confirmed that this would be the “Last Laugh” bundle and would be released on November 17 – which could be the end of Fortnitemares 2020.
News Feed leaks like this one almost always come to fruition. We see something similar with nearly all of the new seasons that Epic release – only they tend to get leaked by PlayStation, Nintendo, and Microsoft.
It’s exciting to see a unique theme for Fortnitemares 2020 after last year’s PvE mode and map takeover. Epic set a high bar for themselves in 2019, but the 2020 theme looks like it may be able to match last year’s success.


Published 21 hours agoon October 19, 2020

Fortnitemares 2020 is expected any day now, and fans are wondering what the new update will bring them. Last season, Epic scrapped Husks from the Save the World version of the game in favor of jump-scare zombies hiding in cars and barrels of hay.
Most Fortnite players appeared to prefer this version of zombie in Fortnite. Sure, they could make you jump out of your chair, but the husks would routinely overwhelm players and cause them to lose games. The 2019 Fortnitemares zombies had little affect on actual gameplay.
In fact, we even created a Twitter poll, asking our followers which Fortnite zombies they preferred. Out of the over 2,000 people who responded, almost 70% of them said that they’d prefer last year’s jump-scare zombies to the husks from previous Fortnite events.

This Fortnitemare season, would you rather:— Fortnite News (@FortniteINTEL) October 1, 2020

Well, according to Fortnite data miner, @Mang0e_, Epic have made alterations to the husk spawners in Fortnite. The change is only in the audio – but any change to an existing Fortnitemares asset would suggest that it’s coming back.

Unfortunately for the many players who dislike these zombies, this leak seems to be a clear sign that they’ll be returning for Fortnitemares 2020. Hopefully, the cubes that spawn these husks drop some tier-one loot as they did during Season X.
In past Fortnitemares seasons, these cubes spawned all over the map. We could see the same happen, again, but we hope that won’t be the case. Retail Row was home to the husks in Season X, so we could see the POI be a hub for zombie activity, yet again.

There are also rumors that The Authority will be home to Midas and “Ghostly Ghost Henchmen,” which could also signify that husks will be active in this area. If this isn’t the case and zombies spawn all over the place, then we can only hope that their spawn rates look more like that of the Gorgers rather than the Marauders from Chapter 2 Season 3.

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