There are many ways to destroy players in Fortnite. Either you defeat your enemies through brute force of arms, vehicles or gadgets. However, one passionate Fortnite player puts everything to shame and shows you that hoops can be just as deadly as guns. We spoke with him.
Videos circulated on reddit about a player with special abilities. Mtaylor0812_ or also known as FNTireguy, streams and showcases his clips on the platform. In these he shows his skills, how he achieves epic victories, defeats opponents and does it with nothing more than hoops.
We took the chance and got in touch with him, asking him a few questions about how he came up with such a tactic and what tips he can give you for a hoop win.
What is a tire kill? A hoop kill is nothing more than a hoop kill. You can pick up tires at certain locations in Fortnite to pimp your vehicles.
But instead of upgrading your cars, you use the tires and throw them at opponents. This will either knock them off cliffs or throw them into the storm. FNTireguy gives you a taste of his skills in the following video:
“I actually had no idea I could get kills with tires”
MyMMO: Hi! Please introduce yourself to our readers. Who are you and how long have you been playing Fortnite?
Mikey: My name is Mikey – I started playing Fortnite since it was first released. It’s crazy to see how far the game has come! Even then I was trying to find fun ways to win.
MeinMMO: How did you come up with the idea of using tires as weapons?
Mikey: I actually had no idea that I could get kills with tires until I watched streamed FaZe replays with my wife one night. We watched him get a hoop kill and I was like, oh my god… Nobody will ever expect that. I have to do it!”
MeinMMO: What was your highest kill streak with tires in Fortnite?
Mikey: My highest hoop streak is 9 kills back when airships were first introduced. Getting tire kills from blimps was so easy!
MeinMMO: How does your match start when you start a hoop run?
Mikey: I have a few different places that I like to land for hoop runs. It all started with the statue “The Rock” – what I like to call Tire Island. But as the game changed, airships went away and I had to adapt.
Now one of my favorite places to start is on top of the tall shipping crates near Chonkers Speedway. 6 shots to get a hoop kill and lots of high cliffs to knock enemies off!
MeinMMO: What tips do you give players who want to follow in your footsteps?
Mikey: be persistent. Don’t give up if you don’t succeed right away. It looks easy, but that’s because I practiced A LOT! Four item slots with hoops, a decoy weapon, and a decent amount of materials are good prerequisites. Make sure to aim your throw where your opponents will be – not where they are. And good luck!
We would like to thank Mikey for the short interview and wish him lots of fun and success in his battles in Fortnite.
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