Category: Tactical shooter

Fortnite & G.I. Joe: A Collaboration Between Real American Heroes

Fortnite & G.I. Joe: A Collaboration Between Real American Heroes

Snake Eyes makes a stealthy appearance!

For decades now, no other franchise has encapsulated the true essence of patriotism and love of country as much as G.I. Joe. From the animated series (and subsequent movies) right down to the toys and various merchandise, G.I. Joe has managed to stir feelings of heroism among the youth of the country.

This time around, G.I. Joe makes a long-awaited comeback to mainstream culture via Fortnite, the sensational Battle Royale game. We’re talking, of course, of the recently unveiled Snake Eyes skin. Load up on Fortnite weapons and read on to find out more about this epic (pun intended) collab between Epic Games’ Fortnite and the Real American Heroes.

Who is Snake Eyes?

G.I. Joe has introduced a host of characters that have become mainstays in the lives of the American youth. But perhaps no other character has been as loved and revered as the enigmatic Snake Eyes. After all, he’s a kickass ninja that’s pretty much a one-man army. As the team’s original commando, much of his personal info has remained classified throughout the years. What is known is that he had taken a vow of silence when his martial arts master was murdered in cold blood by his nemesis, Storm Shadow.

Fortnite x G.I. Joe

Fans of both Fortnite and G.I. Joe franchises will be glad to know that Snake Eyes, the most enigmatic and charismatic character to ever grace G.I. Joe is now available as a skin on Fortnite. Players who avail of the full set will receive a number of goodies on top of the skin. These include the Katana Back Bling as well as the Katana Pickaxe. On top of that, Hasbro has naturally joined the fun and is releasing a real-life action figure based on Snake Eyes’ character design in Fortnite.

Zero Point Edition Action Figure

For a mere $39.99, G.I. Joe fans can get their paws on a Snake Eyes action figure complete with his signature Morning Light katana with a sheath inspired by the G.I. Joe universe. On top of that, exclusive Fortnite goodies such as the Boogie Bomb, Chiller Grenade, Clinger, Grenade, Harpoon Launcher, and Mythic Shockwave Launcher will be included. If all that sounds too good to be true, it’s because there’s a slight catch. The Snake-Eyes figure won’t be available for shipping until mid-January 2022. This will be well beyond the release of the highly-anticipated Snake Eyes film (starring Henry Golding as the lead character) which will grace theaters by October of this year.

A Long Line of Snake Eyes toys

Snake Eyes’ popularity among the youth is readily apparent. And this can be seen in the massive sales numbers generated by his action figure in the original G.I. Joe toyline. Though most of the figures from the ‘80s wave shared similar parts, Snake Eyes’ head sculpt was still uniquely his own. The second wave of the figure came a few years after and it included Timber, his wolf.

Fortnite and Pop Culture

Fortnite has made quite a habit out of incorporating well-known pop culture characters into the game. Aside from Snake Eyes, other notables who have graced the phenomenal Battle Royale title are Sarah Connor and the ominous T-800 from the Terminator franchise The Predator has also wowed Fortnite fans recently and we can only assume that Epic Games will continue to release special skins to satiate the fans’ hunger for cool fandom crossovers.

Now that you know, you’ve pretty much won half the battle. It’s time to get your very own Snake Eyes skin from the trusty Fortnite item shop! All that’s left is for you to don the classic G.I. Joe character’s skin and thrust yourself headlong into battle. Now go out there and give us your most convincing “Yo Joe”!

What do you think of the new Fortnite Snake Eyes skin? Will you be copping it or will you make a hard pass? If so, which other G.I. Joe characters would you like to see in Fortnite in the near future? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Fortnite – Controller Tips You Should Know About

Fortnite – Controller Tips You Should Know About

If you happen to play Fortnite using a controller, then there are ways in which you can improve your game. There are a number of changes that you can make that will make you a more efficient player with your Fortnite weapons, building, and more. So before you pay a visit to the Fortnite item shop and hop on the battle bus, you should pay a visit to your settings.

Build Sensitivity

What makes Fortnite stand out from the crowd is the building aspect within the game. The quicker that you can build, the better opportunity that you will have at surviving. With that in mind, you want to make sure that your build sensitivity sits around 1.9, and no higher than 2.1. This will ultimately give you more control over your building, with it not being too quick to use but will build effectively.

Fixing Your Aim

Another very important part of Fortnite, given that it’s a battle royale game, is shooting or more specifically, your aim. If you want to be the best shooter you can be, then you will want to set your sensitivity to what works for you. One way that you can work with improving your aim is with your thumbsticks. Having thumbsticks that cater to your playstyle can be a sure path to victory.

For more long-range weapons such as sniper rifles, then taller thumbsticks can work well to get the accuracy that you are looking for. Shorter domed thumbsticks meanwhile can help with short-range weapons such as shotguns.

Looting

Whilst looting is important, you need to be doing it in an effective manner. To make sure that your efficiency is as high as possible, then you should first switch on Tap to Search/Interact, which will allow you to find and grab items at the tap of a button, rather than holding a button-down. Then you should organize your inventory by prioritizing the items that you will need at short notice to the front of your backpack. This includes your weapons of choice, for both long and short-range options. Having these options at the tap of a button could be the difference between winning and losing.

Weapons Cycle

Speaking of Fortnite weapons, you are going to find yourself wanting to cycle through your weaponry as quickly as you can. Many will use SCUF controllers for these kinds of situations, and you can use your controller paddle for a way in which to switch between weapons quickly when pinned down in a firefight. If you want something that’s as close to a mouse approach as possible, then Digital Tap Bumpers allow you to click quickly as you would using a mouse.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

As you will have noticed with each passing season, the landscape often changes depending on what theme is introduced. With that in mind, you should take the time to see what’s different, and how it can be used to your advantage. See if there are any special vantage points, familiarise yourself with using unique new features such as traveling across water, using vehicles, and more.

Take these tips into account and you will find yourself building far more efficiently, and will be making the most of your Fortnite weapons. Your settings may not always be at the forefront of your priorities, but they can be a true difference-maker if you can adapt your style of play. When you have done so, you can expect to be racking up the victory royales in no time.

Have you tried these Fortnite settings? Let us know in the comments section below!

Escape From Tarkov Beginner’s Guide

Escape From Tarkov Beginner's Guide

Escape from Tarkov is a gritty, tactical shooter where you lose your gear when you die. Gameplay revolves around the search for Escape from Tarkov Items, such as guns or armor. Players can keep them if they succeed in their bid to escape. Otherwise, they lose it all. It currently features two game modes, a high-risk survival mode, and a lower risk, no penalty mode. There are more things planned for it so look forward to changes in the future.

If you’re feeling lost or confused about the game, you’ve come to the right article. Here are some essential tips and tricks new players need, as well as some refreshers for old ones.

Play Offline

It’s a good idea to take the time to play the game in offline mode. You’ll be able to familiarize yourself with the gameplay this way. Since EFT is a realistic shooter, there are mechanics and rules that will be different from other games. While prior experience to other first-person shooters is indeed a good thing, every game handles their guns differently.

It’s also important to know the maps well. With this kind of knowledge, you won’t get lost while going to the extraction point. It will also help you find good ambush spots or hiding places, as well as locate where loot spawns are. You’ll be able to use the environment to your advantage.

By playing offline, you remove the threat of better players jumping the gun on you. You’ll be able to build your confidence without the crushing discouragement of lack of perceived progress. Besides, online play is more unpredictable because of other players. Then there are the cheaters and hackers. All in all, it’s better to wade in and out from offline to online, than straight-up diving into online mode.

Farm Scavs

The best way to start collecting gear is to farm Scavs. They’re the AI faction, and the second gameplay mode lets you play as one. Scavs are always armed, and also drop necessary items such as money or meds. Just take their gun, vest, or bag and leave. That way, you’ll always have back up equipment in future rounds. Play as one every time it’s available so you don’t lose as much as when you use your main character.

There’s no set method to farm, and what works for another won’t necessarily work for you. Go and find the best way to farm for yourself.

Get Experience

As the saying goes, ‘practice makes perfect’. You’ll have to play for hours and hours just to gain experience and improve your situational awareness skills. With that, you’ll realize when it is better to engage or simply run away. There’s also the matter of determining whether it is safe to loot a body or not, and whether to use meds or save them for later. Every situation is unique, so you have to be exposed to all kinds of circumstances to be able to react accordingly.

Survival doesn’t mean you kill all your opponents, mind you. Sometimes, it’s knowing when to stay down and retreat.

Other Tips

You should also learn how to let go of items you wanted to get but couldn’t get your hands on. There’s also the persistence to try again and again even after multiple failures. Know what’s valuable and what can be left behind. You can also participate in Escape From Tarkov trading to boost your funds.

Only you can decide how you want to play, so play how you want. Slow and steady, or fast and risky, the most important thing is to not forget to have fun. May you survive and escape Tarkov more often!

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