— Grant Haynes (@Fickle_Platypus) April 9, 2018
Fortnite has evolved from a wave-based monster thresher and base-building game to the biggest title in the battle royale genre. Or in other words, it’s the biggest game in the world. It’s a delightful sandbox of mayhem that’s easy to pick up, but difficult to master. The best part — it’s free.
It’s that low barrier of entry (and Drake bringing in hundreds of thousands of eyeballs) that’s introduced the masses to the goofy spectacle that is a Fortnite competition. With such a huge playerbase, things have natually led to players poking and proding at the game’s mechanics in order to get that ever-elusive win. Including riding rockets across the map.
Rocket riding isn’t really a new thing. It’s been around for months now. But the skills of the best out there have reached a new level. What Grant Haynes has done, hopping from rocket to rocket, has changed the game forever.
Here’s where the community was at last November:
Now here’s the deadly inspiration for the clip at the top of this article, which has gone ultra-viral as the must-have skillset to add to your stragegic toolbox.
Riding a rocket into a sniper kill is quite possibly the nastiest thing in competitive gaming in a long time. Now that people know this is possible, it’s only going to get crazier from here.