SypherPK is so knowledgeable on the subject of Fortnite Traps that it earned him the title of ‘Trap King’ in the battle royale. In a recent video, he made it clear that he hopes to see them return in Season 6 with some changes.
Fortnite players were once able to use Traps to dish out high amounts of damage to any unsuspecting opponent. They were a fun tool that encouraged creativity among fans in how they approached a match, but were eventually nerfed and later removed.
Epic Games vaulted Traps back in February 2020. Players were using them too often in a panic, and this would deal so much damage that the match felt unbalanced. This came as a blow to Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan, who was formerly known as the ‘Trap King.’
That said, he made it clear that he understands why Epic Games made this decision, and he hopes to see traps back in the future with a few alterations.
SypherPK’s proposed changes to traps
SypherPK is an expert on Fortnite Traps, as he was the first to create the ‘trap tower.’ The YouTuber talked about the recent vaulting of this feature in his video “Are Traps Gone Forever?” He elaborated on his hopes for the future of this mechanic in the battle royale.
“I loved using [Traps], especially because when a player wants to rush into your box without thinking, you can throw [one] down, and they’ll run into it,” he said. “You’ll get a really easy quick elimination.”
“But it started becoming a problem,” he added. “People would panic and throw a bunch of Traps down, and [they] did a lot of damage. Before they got vaulted, they were doing 150 damage.”
“Another problem [was], let’s say you got somebody weak, and they immediately threw down a Trap before they died,” he said. “Even though you got the kill, you end up walking into their Trap and dying or being severely hurt, and you feel kind of cheated.”
“So even though it was my all-time favorite weapon… a lot of times, it was just a spam fest,” he said. “Especially once they implemented auto trap placement, which made it very cheesy. Overall it was way too powerful and caused a lot of frustration.”
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“I really do hope they eventually come back. I do miss trapping people. It was one of my favorite things to do in Fortnite. [However], if [they] were to return, [players should need to] place the wall then place the Trap. Also, if [they] end up dying, [the] Trap should be disabled.”
SypherPK’s idea to nerf traps so that they can’t be spammed in a match are valid suggestions. He’s an expert on the subject of Fortnite traps so if Epic Games ever decide to bring them back, this is worth their consideration.
Image Credits: SypherPK/ Epic Games
How to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now
Fortnite has been missing from the App Store from some time, but here’s how you can play on your iOS devices once again.
Fortnite was removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020 but now there’s a way to play on your iPhone and iOS devices thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now.
Apple and Epic Games were locked in a legal battle surrounding in-app purchases which caused Fortnite to be removed from the App Store and iOS devices in August 2020, and fans haven’t been able to play on their iPhones since.
However, thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now service, Fortnite is set to return to iPhones and iPads.
Here’s how to sign up and play Fortnite on your iOS devices once again.
- How to play Fortnite on iOS
- When is Fortnite coming back to iOS?
- How to link Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts
How to play Fortnite on iOS
Fortnite hasn’t been made available on the App Store again, you’ll need to become a GeForce Now member and sign up for the closed beta.
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Here’s everything you need to do to play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad:
- Either register or sign in to GeForce Now (you don’t need to pay for a premium membership)
- Register for GeForce Now’s Fortnite closed beta
- Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to play.geforcenow.com. Then follow the instructions to add a home screen shortcut
- Keep an eye on your emails for an invitation to the closed beta
- Once you’re invited, you can play Fortnite through GeForce Now
This will stream a touch-friendly version of Fortnite to your Apple device, so you can get back to playing Fortnite on your mobile.
When is Fortnite coming back to iOS? Closed beta start & end date
NVIDIA revealed that Fortnite Mobile’s closed beta will begin rolling out “later in January,” so either during the week of January 17th or 24th.
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As for the closed beta’s end date, NVIDIA said that “we do not have a fixed end date at this time,” so we’ll need to wait on official confirmation.
How to link Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts
You can link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts once you’ve joined the closed beta.
Here’s how to link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts:
- Open GeForce Now on Safari
- Go to ‘settings’
- Find the ‘connections’ tab
- Select ‘Epic Games’
- Log in with your Epic Games account
After you do this, your entire Fortnite account will be at your fingertips. And you only need to sign in once, too.
You can also check out Fortnite’s brand-new Battlefield 2042-style tornados and lightning strikes.
Image Credit: Epic Games / NVIDIA GeForce Now
Where to find Fortnite telescope parts
Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season Quest to destroy and collect telescope parts.
One of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests tasks you with finding and destroying three telescopes to collect their parts. Here’s how you can get this done quickly.
Fortnite’s Season Quests provide you the opportunity to earn some extra XP that will help you progress through the Battle Pass. Completing them will allow you to unlock items and cosmetic skins.
One of the Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests requires you to find and destroy three telescopes before collecting their parts in a single match. This is easy enough to do if you know where to search.
All Fortnite telescope locations
There are a total of nine telescopes on Fortnite Chapter 3’s island. These are scattered across the map at different locations. You only need to find three before destroying them so that you can collect their parts.
Here are all the telescope locations in Fortnite:
- North of Camp Cuddle
- South of Condo Canyon
- South-West of Coney Crossroads
- North East of the Daily Bugle
- West of Greasy Grove
- North of Logjam Lumberyard
- In Sanctuary
- On a small island north-east of Sanctuary
- On another small island east of Sanctuary
How to destroy telescope parts in Fortnite
Once you find three of these telescopes, simply swing at it with your pickaxe or shoot in order to destroy it. You can then collect the components that fall off them to complete this Fortnite Season Quest.
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Successfully doing this will reward you with 25,000 XP. However, you’ll need to hurry as the Quest will only remain available until January 22, 2022. After that point, you won’t be able to attempt it.
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Image Credit: Epic Games
How to get struck by Lightning in Fortnite
Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Lightning weather effect, and how to get struck by it.
Fornite added dynamic weather with the January 11 hotfix, which makes Lightning strike the Chapter 3 island. You can get a massive speed boost by being struck by Lightning, so here’s how.
Fortnite has introduced some Battlefield 2042-style weather effects that are sure to change how you play the battle royale. These include Tornadoes and Lightning, and each gives you a nifty boost if you can get near enough.
Here’s how to get struck by Lighting in Fortnite, and what happens when you do.
How to get struck by Lightning in Fortnite
Epic Games revealed that to get struck by Lightning, you need to go underneath a storm cloud and either stand on a blue mark, be in water, or be on the highest land point below it.
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Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting struck by Lightning:
- Look out for the storm clouds forming over the Fortnite island
- Go directly beneath the storm cloud
- Look for the glowing blue mark on the ground
- Stand on the blue mark
- Move off before you take any fire damage
The easiest method is looking out for the glowing blue marks on the ground. These will tell you exactly where the Lightning is set to strike, so you shouldn’t have any trouble. But be sure to move off before you take extra damage from the fire that the Lightning bolt strikes.
Luckily though, “Lightning doesn’t strike twice back-to-back,” so you don’t need to worry about getting immediately hit again.
What happens if you get struck by Lightning in Fortnite?
Getting struck by Lightning in Fortnite will deal 10 damage and give you the chili pepper speed effect for roughly 12 seconds.
You’ll need to decide if the damage is worth the speed boost, but it could give your opponent a nice surprise when you build over them faster than usual.
You’ll need to be careful though, as the Lightning bolts will set fire to anything they touch. So you’ll need to move off before you take even more damage through fire.
And that’s everything you need to know about getting struck by Lightning in Fortnite.
You can also check out everything we know about Fortnite’s leaked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover.
Image Credit: Epic Games
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