WEBWIRE – Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Todays forecast predicts tornadoes and lightning joining the Islands elements. Find out below how to use this new weather to your advantage! And speaking of weather, turn up the temperature with the unvaulted Flare Gun. 🔥
Twister and Shock: New Weather Explained
If you see a tornado start to form, thats no signal to flee. Instead, run into it as a swirling escape strategy! Youll spin round and round til you choose to glide to safety or if you stay spinning long enough til the twister spits you out. Dont worry: you wont take fall damage if you get hurled.
If you see a dark cloud start to form, thats not necessarily a signal to flee either. Sure, the lightning from it deals a small amount of damage (and sets the surrounding area on fire) but the power of its shock gives players a temporary speed boost.
How to increase your chance of getting struck by lightning? Jump into a body of water beneath the cloud, or reach the highest land point under it! Lightning doesnt strike twice back-to-back once youve been struck, lightning wont strike you again right after.
Flare Gun Also in the Forecast to be Unvaulted Now!
Dont leave it up to just lightning to start fires. With this hotfix, the Flare Gun has been unvaulted! So now in addition to Firefly Jars, you can spark Flare Guns to make use of spreading flames. Find Flare Guns in Chests, on the ground, and from Supply Drops!
Tornado Week: The Twisters Intensify
The cyclones are at high intensity to mark this climate shake-up.
In Tornado Week, running from now to January 17 at 9 AM ET, theres a higher percent chance youll encounter tornadoes around the Island for their debut. The wind is at your back!
Tornadoes and lightning are not included in competitive playlists.
Flare Guns are currently not in competitive playlists but are subject to an evaluation period.
During this Season, items like the Flare Gun and Shield Keg could potentially be introduced to competitive playlists after a one-to-two week evaluation period. In this Season in particular, were evaluating the viability of more mid-Season items introduced to competitive playlists than in recent previous Seas