Your guide to Superhero abilities in Fortnite Season 4

Fortnite Season 4 is finally here, bringing a heap of superheroes into the game. The trailer for Season 4 released early this morning, and showcased a new mechanic: mythic hero abilities. Instead of mythic weapons and items, we’ll be using these abilities in Season 4.

Despite there being a mythic ability for each character in the Season 4 trailer, there are only four mythic items in the game right now – tied to three heroes/villains: Groot’s Bramble Shield, Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb, Doctor Doom’s Arcane Gauntlets, and Silver Surfer’s Board.

As you might expect, Doctor Doom carries two of these mythic items. The Arcane Gauntlets shoot you into the air and the Mystical Bomb throws an energy ball that deals 60 damage to players and sets a massive area on fire.

You can find Doctor Doom and his mythic abilities in Doom’s Domain – otherwise known as Pleasant Park. Doom spawns as a boss underneath the opened Soccer pitch or in the castle to the north. Our first impression of these items is that neither of them is too useful in solos, but could be more powerful in group matches.

Groot’s Bramble Shield and Silver Surfer’s Board are a bit different. These spawn at the Quinjet Patrol landing sites across the map. These areas are marked by a white ship, and they spawn shortly after the Battle Bus takes off. You can wait to see where they land, although they are located in the same area each match.

There are four of these locations, and each gives you a chance to find one of the mythic superhero items. There can be more than one of these superhero items in each match, and it appears as though each location guarantees the spawn at least one of them.

Groot’s Bramble Shield is a lot like the Baller – although it’s slower and heals as you ride. After the timer runs out or you cancel the ability, it has a 25-second cooldown.

Silver Surfer’s board seems to be a bit rarer than Groot’s Bramble…