"This season needs this grief": Fortnite player showcases perfect way to deal with Chapter 5 Season 3 Mythic Nitro Cars 

"This season needs this grief": Fortnite player showcases perfect way to deal with Chapter 5 Season 3 Mythic Nitro Cars
This Fortnite player showcased a unique approach to dealing with cars in Chapter 5 Season 3. (Image via Epic Games)

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 has certainly been one of the more eventful yet contentious launches the game has seen in a while, with Epic Games completely shifting the meta by introducing vehicle mods and Mythic Nitro Cars in Fortnite. These new additions have been playing a huge role in shaping the landscape of Chapter 5 Season 3, and the change has had a mixed reception.

The power of these Mythic Nitro Cars has led players to constantly look for ways to counter cars in Chapter 5 Season 3, and in a recent Reddit post shared by u/Caleb7890yt, the player provides just that. The clip features the player in a solo Zero Build match, navigating the Redline Rig POI.

The player made their way to the cage protecting The Machinist's Lockjaw and chipping away at its health using their pickaxe through the gaps in the bars, eventually destroying it before anyone in the lobby could use it. The Reddit clip, being a hilarious answer to the vehicle meta in Chapter 5 Season 3, has attracted a lot of attention from the community, with Reddit user u/LJSTHEMYTH recognizing the efficiency of the strategy and stating:

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"This season needs this grief"
Comment byu/Caleb7890yt from discussion inFortNiteBR
Comments from the community (Reddit/Caleb7890yt)
Comments from the community (Reddit/Caleb7890yt)

Other members of the community also chimed in with their reactions to the Reddit clip, with Reddit user u/IPhantomX99 suggesting how Epic Games needs to switch out the cage for solid walls that pickaxes bounce off of. To this, Reddit user u/SilverFidoughShield predicted that once Epic Games comes across the mechanic featured in the Reddit clip, they will likely make changes to the car containers.

Comments from the community (Reddit/Caleb7890yt)
Comments from the community (Reddit/Caleb7890yt)

Reddit user u/not-Kunt-Tulgar pointed out the hilarity of the situation, expressing how the player's idea to destroy the car was petty and funny at the same time. Reddit user u/OpathicaNAE, on the other hand, pointed out a potential fault in the strategy since the Mythic Nitro Cars are stored in the new locations introduced in Chapter 5 Season 3, causing them to be some of the most highly populated areas in the game.

Further predicting how Epic Games will likely patch the car containers soon, Reddit user u/Sorry_Ring_4630 commented:

"I'll give it a week before it's patched"

How to get The Machinist's Lockjaw in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

The Machinist's Lockjaw (Image via Epic Games)
The Machinist's Lockjaw (Image via Epic Games)

The Machinist's Lockjaw is one of the three new Mythic Nitro Cars added in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 and it can be one of the most powerful assets for a player to have during a match in the post-apocalyptic landscape. The Lockjaw can be acquired by defeating The Machinist in Fortnite, who can be found at Redline Rig. Players will have to defeat the Boss NPC and acquire her Medallion, allowing them to unlock the cage and obtain The Machinist's Lockjaw.

Additionally, The Machinist's Lockjaw also has a chance of spawning on patrol through the map along with the War Bus, so players have to be on the lookout to find out where to go when going after The Machinist.


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