Getting Better in Fortnite

Do you want to get better in Fortnite? Tired of dying ten seconds after landing in Tilted Towers? There are some basic tips and tricks to level up your game.

Practice

It’s a little obvious, but the best way to get better in Fortnite is to practice and then practice some more. Don’t be afraid of landing in crowded areas like Tilted Towers, Loot Lake, or Pleasant Park. At first your games will end quicker, but with plenty of practice, you’ll get better quickly.

Watch the Pros on YouTube and Twitch

Once you have the basics down, head to YouTube or Twitch and see how the pros play. You can learn a lot from watching videos of people who know what they are doing.

Tip: you can download the videos from YouTube with an app like SnapTube onto your Android phone for watching offline or while you’re playing the game. I like to watch the videos while I’m in the lobby waiting to connect.

Some of the best Fortnite Twitch streamers:

 

 

The Ice Storm Event in Fortnite

The Ice Storm Event was a Battle Royale event introduced just a few days following the 7.20 Patch Update. That patch was released on January 19 at 2:00pm EST, to coincide with the live Ice Storm event. The event is set to last a total of 8 days, but given how events go in Fortnite, that could change.

Fortnite released a promotional video via Twitter at the start of the Ice Storm Event. It featured a picture of the Ice Queen holding the Icebringer pickaxe under Polar Peak, while she was surrounded by Ice Monsters.

During the event, all three regular game modes, (Solo, Duos, and Squads) were replaced with new LTM editions of those modes: Ice Storm Solo, Ice Storm Duo, and Ice Storm Squads. These LTMS are nearly the same as the ones that appeared during the Fortnitemares game event. They play like the regular mode, but with monsters that spawn from the Ice Spikes that appear scattered throughout the game.

There are also new daily challenges for the Ice Storm event that you can play. They earn 500 XP each.

The Ice Storm challenges

Complete 6 of the challenges to earn Blue Metallic Wrap.
Complete all 13 challenges to earn the Winter’s Thorn glider.

  • Destroy Ice Fiends (250)
  • Deal damage with Explosive Weapons to the Ice Legion (5000)
  • Destroy Ice Brutes (100)
  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to the Ice Legion (10000)

Fortnite Season 6 is Here

Grab your harvester and head into battle. We’re three weeks into Season 6 of Fortnite and it’s fun to play!

The theme is a Halloween-inspired spooky look and it’s called, Darkness Rises. There are lots of new costumes and items in the store and plenty of new weekly challenges to keep you entertained.

The outfit I’m wearing in these screenshots is the Calamity outfit. Strickly speaking, it’s the Stage 2 version of the outfit and the teal edition. There are six stages of this outfit (including the base) and four color options (white, teal, purple, and black). All of them are earned through gaining experience and completing weekly challenges. Oh, and you have to be a Battle Pass subscriber to earn them.

Yeah, so maybe more than you needed to know about the Calamity outfit.

Fortnite - Chest Found

There are two impressive chests in this picture.

The biggest change to the map is that the island that was once in the middle of Loot Lake is now floating high above the main island. It changes location in each match. In it’s place is a giant whirlpool.

There are also several corrupted areas that appear on the map. You can always find 2-3 chests in these as well as “Shadow Stones.” These stones allow you to temporarily take the form of a shadow creature.

Fortnite - Smash that Wall

Harvesting for wood inside the garage at Lazy Links.

My favorite part of Season 6 so far is the Disco Domination LTM event. This is a 32 v. 32 battle event with a special twist. Your team tries to capture up to 5 dance floors on the map. You capture them by showing off your dance moves on the floors. Meanwhile, you battle the other team to keep them away from the dance floors you’ve captured.

You kind of have to see it to understand it.

 

Fortnite Season 5 Arrives Tomorrow

Fortnite Season 5 arrives tomorrow and speculation about the changes it will bring are running fast and furious. I’m keeping tabs on all the rumors via Discord chat. I’m a little sad to see Season 4 close because I got to level 100 on the Battle Tier and got my Omega skin. I’m not sure I have the time and energy to do it all over again. Some people, like this guy in Forbes, aren’t sticking around for a variety of reasons.

I’ve got enough V-Bucks stored in my account to immediately purchase a Season 5 Battle Pass, and I think that’s exactly what I’m going to do on Thursday as soon as the servers come back up.

GameSpot has a nice guide on everything to expect.

Clan Wars Arrives in Clash Royale

Clan Wars is here! This is an exciting addition to the game. Look at the video ad that Supercell released to announce Clan Wars in Clash Royale.

 

Wait, What is Clan Wars?

It’s a new feature in the game! Clan Wars is a two-day event for your whole Clan! Battle with your Clan for glory and rewards against other Clans around the world!

It’s broken down into two days: Collection Day and War Day.

Day 1: Collection Day

Battle with your own cards to earn Clan Cards. Clan Cards are used to build your War Deck for War Day!

  • You get 3 battles on Collection Day
  • The goal is to collect as many Clan Cards as possible
  • On the map you’ll find various game modes that change after they’ve been played
  • Battling on any of the game modes earns Clan Cards, but wins earn the most
  • The higher your Arena, the more Clan Cards you can earn
  • Build different decks to suit the different game modes
  • When Collection Day ends, War Day begins…

Day 2: War Day

Battle with the Clan Cards for all the glory! The Clan with the most War Day victories wins the war!

  • You get 1 battle on War Day
  • Your only goal is to win this battle
  • Everyone in your Clan battles with the same Clan Cards on War Day
  • Build a War Deck with the Clan Cards and share it to your Clan, or copy a deck from your Clan’s best deck builder!
  • Note: Clan Card levels cannot be higher than your own card levels. Upgrade your own cards to use higher level Clan Cards
  • Test your War Deck in a Friendly Battle before your Final Battle
  • Make sure to cheer on your Clanmates when they play their Final Battle
  • When War Day ends, your Clan will gain Clan Trophies… and then you can start your next war!

In completely separate news, I’m watching a lot more anime now that I have some killer anime mobile apps. I like watching anime on my iPad and this is the way to go.

Tips for the Mega Knight in Clash Royale

The Mega Knight card is unlocked from Hog Mountain (Arena 10) or a Legendary Chest.

He’s an area harm, floor, melee troop with very substantial hitpoints and moderately high damage.

He deals spawn damage when he is deployed and jumps to goals which are between 4 and 5 tiles away from him, dealing double his normal damage on impact. A Mega Knight card prices 7 Elixir to deploy.

The Mega Knight wears black armor and a helmet that covers the majority of his face and wields two mace-like weapons attached to his arms.

The Knight’s jump mechanic isn’t to be mistaken with the Bandit’s dash ability. His bill time is slower and does not make him invincible. He will still take damage while he’s airborne and will die mid-air.

The Knight is strong when paired with additional high-damaging units such as the Mini P.E.K.K.A. or Lumberjack because he will absorb the incoming harm and eliminate any floor swarms with his jump damage, along with the other troops will help him conquer
high-hitpoint troops which may distract him.

The P.E.K.K.A. is a great counter to the Mega Knight. She will quickly defeat the Mega Knight for a neutral Elixir trade, and may then be utilized in a counterpush.

The Mega Knight is powerless against air troops for example Minions and Bats so it is best to pair him along with different troops that can attack air, like Archers, the Wizard, or even the Executioner.

An Inferno Tower can take the Mega Knight as long as the competitor does not possess a Zap or some other card that can reset the Inferno Tower.

The only spell that could halt the jump is Your Log.

In most cases, the Mega Knight will destroy the Skeleton Army even if he is surrounded.

But if he’s half health, it is effective to use Skeleton Army on him.

The Prince can take out the Mega Knight in your side should you put him far enough in your Holy Knight to have enough time to set up but close enough so that the Mega Knight doesn’t have enough space to perform a leap attack.

His spawn damage can conquer all three Goblins if timed properly — he must be deployed in the tower once the barrel crosses the river.

One of the very best swarm troops you may use to surround the Mega Knight are Barbarians. It takes the Knight three strikes to kill one Barbarian.

He along with the Electro Wizard would be the only troops that cope Spawn Damage. Contrary to the Electro Wizard, however, the Mega Knight’s spawn damage doesn’t affect air units.

He has the most hitpoints of all the legendary cards.

He is tied together with the Lava Hound for the most expensive legendary card.

He has the exact same damage potential as an equal degree The Log.

Upon death, the Mega Knight drops his maces. The other components which fall items are the Sparky, the Dark Prince, the Guards, the Knight, the Mega Minion, the Executioner and the Cannon Cart.

 

He’s very powerful and a great addition to your arsenal of troops.

Totally unrelated but I have been watching Better Call Saul .  Lost my Netflix subscription so have been streaming it on Couchtuner and alternatives. Funny, funny show.