You’d have to be living under a rock to not know about Epic’s explosively popular sandbox survival shooter. Not that it was ever unpopular, but Fortnite is now bigger than ever, and the numbers just keep on climbing. The game has more than 200 million players as of December 1st and has held the number one spot on Twitch since the beginning of last year. Why is it so popular, you ask? Well, aside from its quirky and cartoonish visual style, one of the things that makes Fortnite such a joy to watch is the clever ways in which players kill each other. I’m talking about the trick shots.

From two-pieces to no-scopes, Fortnite trick shots have been a thing for a while now. And though Epic keeps vaulting mobility items needed for many of the game’s most popular shots (bye-bye, bouncers), players aren’t afraid to get creative. In fact, some players are so good at thinking outside the box that they make even the craziest trick shots look easy - and that’s who we’re covering in this week’s #CruxPicks: Fortnite Trick Shot Edition.

Gorb

If you’re hoping to see one of Gorb’s Fortnite trick shots live, go ahead and give him a follow on Twitch. His skilled antics got him invited to join Obey Alliance just a few months ago, and here’s why: this kid really knows his way around a guided missile. Just watch this clip of him taking a ride on his own rocket.

Enton

Enton, who plays for Parallel, primarily makes compilation videos on YouTube, so head over there if you want to see a catalog of his achievements. Namely, check out his astounding feats of accuracy; his snipes are so good you’d swear it’s an aimbot.

Orba

Orba joined FaZe Clan after attracting quite a bit of attention with his unbelievable ability to make trick shots on a console. His introduction montage includes a few of his craziest shots and tags him as the “Best PS4 Fortnite player ever.” Take a peek for yourself and see why.

XD Clan

YouTubers McCreamy and Daniel Harrison created XD Clan as a dedicated group for trick shotters. The two leaders, along with member Zuckles, are known for their elaborate and awe-inspiring shots – so much so that they often get accused of cheating. The highlights video below shows you some of the best Fortnite trick shots from XD Clan along with some helpful info on how you can join.

Mew

Another member of the FaZe clan, Mew is a relative newcomer who’s been dubbed the “best trickshotter in Fortnite.” Shopping carts, golf carts, rocket launchers: Mew uses them all. He regularly streams on Twitch, so there’s a good chance you might even get to see him make a trick shot live. In the meantime, check out some of his highlights from the FaZe intro video.

2018 Was The Year of Fortnite - What's Next?

Whether you’re a fan of trick shots or not, it’s undeniable that 2018 was a big year for Fortnite players of all stripes. Epic releases new content just about every week it seems, and players would be hard-pressed to find even a moment of downtime. Plus, with all the new stuff that Season 7 dropped, it won’t be long before we see an influx of new Fortnite trickshot challenges. Here’s looking forward to what Epic has in store for us in 2019.

From all of us a  StreamCrux, Happy New Year!