Epic giving out free Arcana Gliders for technical problems during Fortnite’s Unvaulted

Epic Games will be providing free Arcana Gliders for anyone who couldn't make it to the Unvaulted event.

Fortnite’s Unvaulted event that took place this weekend didn’t work for everyone, so Epic will be making it up by giving out free gliders. Players were hyped over the Unvaulting event which took place at Loot Lake this past weekend. Dataminers had already leaked that the event would give everyone the chance to vote on … Read more

Fortnite 8.20 update details, Squad Fill preferences, Pirate Canons, and Clingers

Epic Games will be addressing the Squad Fill options and working on Lazy Lagoon.

Fortnite’s update 8.20 will bring a bunch of new fixes to the game, specifically focusing on Pirate Cannons, Clingers, and other various enhancements for Squad Fill. There was a recent patch note for 8.20 posted on Reddit by the community coordinator for Epic, Sean Hamilton which details the pre-patch notes for the next update. The … Read more

Epic games adds “undo” button for “accidental” purchases on Fortnite

Fortnite will have a new way to refund the buys you make.

Epic Games announced the ability for players to “undo” purchases they made in the game. Having buyer’s remorse? Now you’ll have five minutes to refund your purchase in full. Although accidental purchases are rare because of how the game’s programmed (such as holding down a button for a period of time in order to buy), … Read more

Fornite Season 8 brings new single rider vehicle, audio/visual settings, and vaulted planes

Get the details on Fortnite S8.

With Fortnite Season 8 on the realm, Epic Games is exploring new options for a single occupancy vehicle to bring into the game. There was a recent Reddit AMA where are the Fortnite crew chimed in to answer questions and it looks like that this new single occupancy vehicle has been confirmed and will make … Read more

Fortnite V7.30 adds Bluetooth controller support for mobile – What’s new?

Fortnite V7.30 adds Bluetooth controller support for mobile - What's new? 1

Fortnite on Android and iOS will now let you play with a wireless Bluetooth controller. Epic Games has done very well in getting the world’s most popular battle royale game to so many platforms, which all offer interconnected accounts and cross-play. For players who may have found themselves at a pretty major disbenefit compared to … Read more

Soulja Boy thinks his next “console” will run Fortnite – Epic doesn’t

Soulja Boy thinks his next "console" will run Fortnite - Epic doesn't 2

After making recent headlines about his $100 PS Vita rip-off, Soulja Boy is now making some bold statements about taking on the world’s most popular battle royale game and porting it over to his own video game handheld. He claims that his new console has 800 licensed PS4 games and is complete “not a scam.” … Read more

Fortnite brings back glider redeploy as an ability charge

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The ability to redeploy your glider in the world’s most popular battle royale game is back. Epic Games removed a feature that was somewhat controversial with a compromise, which is to redeploy your glider after the drop from the Battle Bus. But now, Fortnite will bring it back as an exhaustible item in V7.20 based … Read more

Fortnite V7.01 update adds Infinity Blade, Ralphie’s Revenge, Creative Mode

Fortnite V7.01 update adds Infinity Blade, Ralphie's Revenge, Creative Mode 5

Epic Games has removed their mobile game Infinity Blade, but it’ll still be present in the battle royale mode in Fortnite. Epic has been busy focusing on their new games store- hence called the Epic Games Store which is set to launch this Friday- with a free copy of Subnautica for everyone. They’ve removed their support for … Read more

Epic Games delays account merging until early 2019; Free-to-play Save the World coming

Fortnite Season 2 has no confirmed release date.

Epic Games stated that they would let players merge accounts from different platforms into a single account starting this month. Now that we’re on the last day of the month and no word has been announced regarding this feature, it’s likely that Epic will push back the feature launch date.

Back in September, Sony gave into to allowing cross-play with Nintendo Switch, Pc, and Xbox One. Fortnite was the headliner of this change, given that it’s the most popular game on the planet right now. Epic then went ahead and said they would create an account merge feature so players can use the same account across all platforms.

Epic is aware of the lack of announcements regarding this feature and has finally given an update about it at the very tail end of this month. Today, they said we can expect account merging “early next year.”

The reason for this is technical concerns since players will be able to “combine multiple console-linked accounts to transfer Battle Royale cosmetic items purchases, lifetime wins, V-Bucks, and Save the World campaign access.” Account merging deals with purchases made with real cash, so Epic Games wants to make sure everything works before releasing it to the public.

There’s no confirmed date other than Q1 2019, but Epic Games usually delivers what they promise. This is better than losing some of your hard-earned purchases due to technical glitches. Fortnite also delayed a free-to-play version of Save the World feature until 2019. Besides these two delays, they usually listen to their fans and deliver on time.

Fortnite is the world’s most popular battle royale game and is available on PC, PS4, Xbox one, Switch, and mobile platforms.

Fortnite Winter Royale Tournament puts $1M up for grabs

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Fortnite has announced that they’re offering up to $1M USD to all players in its Winter Royale Tournament. If you think you’re good at Fortnite, but never could make it into the pro leagues, think again.

Epic Games now lets you put your skills to test with its next upcoming official tourney where a nice chunk of cash will be up for grabs for all contestants. A test event will be held later this month that’ll emulate the World Cup Qualification process for 2019, so it’s kind of like a beta test for it. The Solo test events come in two parts:

  • Part one: Winter Royale Qualifiers
  • Part two: Winter Royale Finals

Part one opens up on November 24, which is just 4 days from now. In this phase, players will attempt to achieve a high score during any event session and the highest score you get will be the one that qualifies you. So you need to get the best score possible in any event because this is what’s used to rank you against other players and qualify you for the Winter Royale Finals.

For players within the US or EU, you’ll be automatically qualified to contest other players. If you’re good enough, you’ll be invited to play and take part in the Winter Royale Finals for your specific region.

Players outside of North Ameria or Europe won’t be able to participate, but Epic Games has said they’re looking to expand this tournament for the future.

Fortnite has already updated their in-game menus to reflect this information and has listed the following deadlines that you should be aware of:

  • Winter Royale Qualifier (Open): 11/24/2018 – 11/25/2018

  • Europe Winter Royale Finals: 11/30/2018 – 12/1/2018

  • North America Winter Royale Finals: 12/11/2018 – 12/12/2018

So, if you think you’re good at the game, it’s time to prove it and put your money where your mouth is! Epic has the right mentality for offering pro league gaming for everyone. This will surely get players more competitive. Get ready for the trash talking and rage-quitting.

You can ride Stink Bombs like rockets in Fortnite; Viral video shows it off

You can ride Stink Bombs like rockets in Fortnite; Viral video shows it off 7

Rockets and Fortnite, what could be better?

Remember back then when players found out you can ride the rockets from the Rocket Launcher? That was awesome. Now, players have found out that you can ride the Stink Bombs also. Yup. That yellow throwable can be jumped on just like the rockets from the Rocket Launcher.

The Stink Bomb was added a few months ago in June as part of the V4.4 update and is typically used as a gas grenade to make players come out of hidden structures in nooks and crannies. But this post on Reddit just may have given them a new purpose.

A Reddit user named “kuzner” proved the concept with a recording. He records another player named “Zolo II” jumping onto the grenade after his teammate tosses. The window that you can jump on it is very narrow and your timing needs to be precise. But once you hop on, it’s pretty cool as you follow the arc of the throwable until it lands.

Stink bomb ride! WtF and a snipe! from FortNiteBR

You can’t compare the rocket and the Stink Bomb as they’re completely different modes of “transportation.” The throwable doesn’t hold a candle to the rocket’s distance in travel, but it’s still cool, nonetheless. I mean, imagine your enemy turning around to see you flying towards them on a ‘nade and then getting blown to bits in a cloud of smelly gas.

Zolo II then rides it until he hit a sniper shot on the final baddy and secures the Victory Royale. The video’s timing is epic and the Reddit post went viral with over 200 comments and 12K upvotes at the time of this writing. Not many players knew that you can ride the Stink Bomb in Fortnite, but this post will likely spread the word to the masses from now on.

Meta? Probably not. Hilarious? Definitely.

Fortnite action figures hitting shelves December 1st

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Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director of Epic Games, has announced that Fortnite will be releasing a series G.I. Joe action figures next month right before the holidays.

Since Fortnite is dominated by the younger crowd, this makes sense. Growing up, I was never really into playing with figurines others than the odd ones here and there. But all my friends at school knew G.I. Joe and I’d “tag along” to pretend I was totally into it. Kids grew up with small action figures, and although G.I. Joe isn’t as huge as it once was, Fortnite is a prime target to create action figures from. Kids love Fortnite, so they’ll surely like Fortnite action figurines.

Donald Mustard announced via his Twitter account that he’s partnering with Jazwares to create these Fortnite figures. And they want to create the “very best action figures possible.” You can see from his posts that quality was a priority:

He posts a few pictures of the toys and they look stunning. Attention to detail looks amazing. Mustard states that they’ll be out soon- by December 1st- which is enough time to grab one or two and stuff stockings with them. With the popularity of Fortnite, they’ll surely sell like crazy. You can’t escape Fortnite (or Halloween flossing). They’ll hit shelves soon.

Fortnite: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes II killed by another player wearing his jersey

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The Fortnite and NFL teaming up with NFL player jerseys available in-game have produced some weird results. The new event kicked off just last week spawning a flurry of players playing as their favorite football player. The crossover produced one, very specific and personal issue that made headlines (so far).

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs QB and early MVP frontrunner, expressed his “concern” on Twitter detailing his own thoughts on the NFL and Fortnite crossover. Apparently, after he played Fortnite for the first time in a while, he was killed in the game by another player wearing his own jersey:

Fortnite seems to be the favorite among athletes over the past year as many teams even gone ahead and banned Fortnite from being played in their locker room.

While it’s that addicting, this case with Mahomes is one strange story. He probably won’t be emotionally scarred by it, but being killed in a game with someone playing as yourself is definitely one odd experience. On one hand, you got killed by yourself in a video game. On the other hand, someone likes you enough to represent you in the world’s most popular battle royale game. Just like Mahomes, I’d be confused just as much as he was.

NFL skins have already been removed from the game as it was a limited time event.

Fortnite (V.6.30) Week 9 loading screens leaked; A.I.M skin is the hunter

Fortnite (V.6.30) Week 9 loading screens leaked; A.I.M skin is the hunter 10

Fortnite’s V.6.30 update released today, November 14, shows some new data for the Week 9 Hunting Party. This new update featured the official release of the Mounted Turret and the Food Fight LTM.

Data miners have already uncovered the Hunting Party loading screen by completing challenges that took place throughout Season 6. The challenges are the extra ones like the Blockbuster and Road Trip challenges that spanned over the the current and previous season. Players who complete all 7 weeks worth of challenges got the A.I.M robot skin as a special reward.

Right now, data miners have dug up the Week 8 loading screen and leaked it. It features the A.I.M skin who appears to be using a handheld map to look for something specific. The Week 9 loading screen features the same character with a Calamity skin and another character. The Calamity skin is in a nature field enjoying some the scenery while the A.I.M skin is standing in the background, seemingly plotting something at the Calamity skin and the other character- who happens to be saluting the sunset. You can see it below:

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While A.I.M is clearly in view through a gap in the foliage, we can’t tell exactly what he’s doing. Is he hunting these two characters enjoying the scenery? Or is it the other way around? With a leaked loading screen like this, we can only assume for now. But common sense says that A.I.M is the bad guy and he’ll be here to take down Calamity and her friend. You can clearly see that A.I.M is carrying something while appearing to be “hunting” for someone or something. And there are only two other characters in the loading screen, so it’s safe to assume who’s the prey and predator, right?

A.I.M could actually be the “bad guy” who’s hunting the two characters. This would kind of give way tot he Hunting Party titles for the S6 challenges and make a lot of sense. The “Hunting Party” title would imply that A.I.M is hunting Calamity, but he’s not a party. He’s just one dude. So then who’s the “party” in “Hunting Party?”

Fortnite updates Save the World mode with “Fork Knife” character named “The Major”

Fortnite updates Save the World mode with "Fork Knife" character named "The Major" 12

Fortnite, while being the most popular game in the world right now, is still hard to spell. The most common misspelling is “Fornite” which I myself constantly have to retype when I go back to proofread. With the game being so popular, you can assume a share of memes have spawned over the game’s spelling and pronunciation.

One way to say the name is “Fork Knife,” which I presume all the cool kids are saying these days. If you’re not a Fortnite player or you don’t keep up with gaming news, you’ll probably be confused when a group of players are talking about playing with their “Fork Knives” all last night.  Isn’t that funny?

Regardless, Epic Games seems to know about this and they’re updating the Save the World portion of the game (the paid part) to get a new UI. This update includes a character featured with a “fork knife” arm. Literally. His arms are a fork and knife. And he shows up in the menus screens.

He’s debuted as “The Major” and he’ll be the ref of the game’s Training Room after you meet him in the game’s campaign. He’ll help you unlock your character’s abilities, level, do expeditions, and even customize loadouts.

He’s part of a massive UI update for Fortnite that makes the whole game a little more user-friendly with character names, story-driven personalities, and a little more surreal with an in-game event that had a cutscene.

Fortnite is really trying to be more than just a battle royale game. Even though it is the most popular battle royale game on the market right now, the Save the World mode has a lot of offer even if it’s paid and not part of the core game.

Epic seems to be mixing real-life concepts into the game, with its recent deal with NFL jerseys so players can play as their favorite NFL player in a battle royale. Halloween costumes, realistic cutscenes, and real-life gear are all becoming a part of the game. Fortnite is seemingly blending real life and game life into one experience.

Where are they taking this, exactly? We’ll have to find out. While we’re waiting, I need to get back to saving the worl- I mean, playing Fortnite.

Fortnite Deep Freeze bundle available now; Physical copy, exclusive cosmetics

Fortnite Deep Freeze bundle available now; Physical copy, exclusive cosmetics 13

The new Deep Freeze bundle for Fortnite will get you a physical copy of Fortnite Battle Royale, which has been known to be extremely hard to find nowadays. But the Deep Freeze bundle will get you a nice hard copy of the game (as a sentimental souvenir) to keep forever to remind you what was once the world’s most popular game. There’s also a digital version available on all platform store.

If you decide to snag yourself a physical copy of Deep Freeze, you’ll get four exclusive cosmetics and a bunch of V-Bucks. Fortnite was previously available as a physical disc before the battle royale mode was even developed and the game was just PvE. Nowadays, if you want to get yourself a disc, you’ll be paying about $400 on eBay for a pristine copy.

This new Deep Freeze bundle will run you $29.99 from major retailers or the in-game Fortnite store with 1,000 V-Bucks (worth $10) and cosmetics valued at about $20. Considering that this bundle itself will also be hard to find, later on, it’s worth the price. Even if you already own the game and you’re just looking to collect the physical hardware so you can display it in your room.

The cosmetics are seasonal as we head into the coming winter (in real life) and given the name of the bundle, they’re all about ice. All items are exclusive to the bundle and you can get your V-Bucks that fans will go buy the bundle just for the cosmetics and not the game.

Here’s what’s included in the Deep Freeze Bundle:

Deep Freeze Bundle

  • 1000 V-Bucks
  • Legendary Frostbite Outfit
  • Legendary Freezing Point Back Bling
  • Uncommon Chill-Axe Pickaxe
  • Uncommon Cold Front Glider

Jump in to Fortnite Battle Royale with the Deep Freeze bundle. Guaranteed to keep you warm on the battlefield, despite its chilly name!

You can buy theDeep Freeze bundle now on Amazon, at any major physical retailer, or buy from the Fortnite online store.

Here are some screenshots of the cosmetics:

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Fortnite fans want to bring back Blitz LTM

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Epic Games announced that the popular Blitz mode, a faster version of the classic battle royale mode would be removed in just a few days after it was added back- being replaced by Disco Domination.

Fortnite players on Reddit are asking Epic to bring Blitz back and keep it there permanently as a game mode. The faster gameplay allows players to get a similar gameplay experience with a shorter time commitment. It’s kind of like a “quick play” mode but rather than throwing you into a server that’s ready to go, the gameplay is also drastically changed for faster gameplay. The storm closes in on players much quicker and there’s plenty of loot to go around.

Redditors believe that Epic Games should bring Blitz back as a solo playlist called Quick Play, where players will be forced to play along in a shrinking play arena rather than a squad of players- which is how Blitz currently works. This idea would be good for players who just want to get some Fortnite action in before work or school, as it’ll run just about 15 minutes rather than normal game matches which last about 30 minutes. This idea was suggested by a Reddit user with plenty of support form other Fortnite players on Reddit.

The Disco Domination mode that has replaced Blitz is a limited time mode that has teams of 50 players against each other with the objective of securing various dancefloors around the map. The team holding the most control points will be declared the victor.

With this much support for Blitz and Epic being a community-centric developer, we just may see Blitz return to the world’s most popular battle royale game.

Fornite’s V6.22 leaked new vehicle may just be the A.I.M skin

Fornite's V6.22 leaked new vehicle may just be the A.I.M skin 19

The A.I.M skin that’s given as a reward to Fortnite players who’ve completed a whole seven week’s worth of S6 characters just launched today. The skin is regarded as a Legendary skin and was released just before the Week 7 Challenges rolled out.

Players have discovered a chimney over at Flush Factory with a parachute draped upon it. The ‘chute has the same logo on it as the A.I.M skin, and theories have sprouted across the web with high regard that the character used the parachute to land on the Fortnite map.

Data miners have uncovered that the item name for the parachute is “Robo_Chute” which seems fitting that the parachute was used by the A.I.M robot character so it holds the popular theory. But then again, there’s no actual solid evidence of whether or not Epic Games just placed it there or if an actual in-game event took place. Player reports state that noises every half hour were heard that sounded like an incoming plane from the skies.

A tweet on Twitter by a player named VSuntzu14 captured this plane sound effect, and players pointed out that it sounds very similar to the leaked V6.22 files. You can hear the mysterious sound effect here:

Note that all the of files were bundled in the same directory called “vehicles” so it could just be a plane that they plan to add later on. Possibly a new Fortnite vehicle rather than the A.I.M story. Epic has said nothing about this and posted no new updates, so we’ll just have to wait until an official word comes out of the horse’s mouth.

Stay tuned for updates (as always).

Fortnite update V6.22 full patch notes; New weapons, limited time modes, and more

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Fortnite’s November 6 update (V.6.22) brings some major changes to the game, with the most notable update being the new Heavy Assault Rifle.

The new AR is described as a “powerful Assault Rifle that is most useful when fired in short bursts.” This was teased before the patch by Epic, and fans have been looking forward with eager anticipation to try it out.

With short bursts, it’s likely a powerful weapon with a pretty strong recoil, so one must learn how to aim properly to maximize its effectiveness. There’s no probably no spraying and praying here- unless you’re doing CQC.

The update includes a few new notable things:

Team Terror for Battle Royale

Two teams will duke it out with little cubes running around in a large team matchup. This is a limited time mode, so check it out while you can.

NFL Outfits for Battle Royale

The NFL and Fortnite have teamed up and released some themed outfits so you can represent your favorite team. They’re available in the store starting November 9 at 7PM ET. This is actually pretty cool, as each player looks like an actual football player from an actual team. Who says Tom Brady doesn’t play Fortnite?

Fortnitemares Part 2 for Save the World

This special mode lets players use two new Heroes and battle against Vlad with an exclusive new weapon, the Candy Corn LMG.


Other than those major updates, here are all the bug fixes and patch notes for Fortnite V6.22:


Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.



Monsters have invaded the Battle Royale island! Two teams will battle it out as Cube Monsters monsters join the fight. Defeat the other team to earn a Victory Royale.

Mode Details

  • Two teams of 32 players. Eliminate the other team to win.
  • Monster spawners are scattered throughout the map and also appear each time the storm closes in to a new circle.
  • Monsters can drop weapons or ammo when destroyed. Gold monsters and monster spawners drop Legendary items when destroyed.
  • Farming resources increased 75% over default.
  • Increased floor loot spawn likelihood by 15%.
  • Floor loot spawns double ammo.
  • Ammo boxes spawn triple ammo.
  • Chests spawn double ammo & consumables.
  • Supply drops spawn double ammo, and an extra consumable, resource drop and trap.


Blitz is a faster-paced version of Battle Royale. The match begins with the storm moving towards the island, and the delay between each circle is shorter than normal, creating matches that are 15 minutes long or less. The map also has extra loot and resources. Profile Stats count in this mode, so fight hard for the Victory Royale!

Mode Details

  • The storm is already moving in at the beginning of the match, choose your landing spot carefully!
  • Wait time between storms is significantly shorter than usual; maximum match length is 15 minutes.
  • Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70% to 80-90%.
  • Increased chances of ammo boxes spawning from 65-80% to 85-95%.
  • Reduced empty floor loot spawn chance from 21.5% to 3.55%
  • Resource harvesting amounts increased by 50%.
  • Increased materials found on the ground from 30 to 60 per instance.
  • Increased number, spawn rate & the descent speed of Supply Drops.
  • Increased number of llamas spawned by 4x.
  • Removed shopping carts.


  • Heavy Assault Rifle
    • Can be found in floor loot, chests, Vending Machines, and Supply Drops
    • Available in Rare, Epic and Legendary Variants
      • Deals 44 / 46 / 48 damage
      • 3.75 Fire Rate
      • Has a magazine size of 25
  • The Pumpkin Launcher has been reverted back to the standard Rocket Launcher.
  • We’ve reduced the spawn rate of Balloons from 12.2% to 2.3%.


  • Storm max damage cap changed back to 8 damage from 10 damage.

Bug Fixes

  • Players hit by a Boogie Bomb while holding Balloons will no longer have physics issues. They will now properly drop the Balloons.



  • Fortnitemares Part 2 quests are now available!
    • Complete the epic storyline of Hexsylvania.
      • Now includes the Vlad miniboss and the final fight to put him to rest.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the quest Supply Run would improperly launch players into Hexslyvania resulting in quest items not spawning.
  • Fixed an issue where two survivors could possibly spawn next to each other in the same camp.


  • New Mythic Ninja – Werewolf Dire
    • A wild Ninja that becomes more fearsome and energetic at night.
    • Available in the Event Store November 7th at 7 PM EST.
    • New Perks:
      • Nightstalker – During Evening and Night, gain 25% bonus movement speed.
      • Midnight Stalker – Increases the movement speed bonus of Night Stalker by an additional 25%.
        • Abilities cost 50% less energy during Evening and Night.
  • New Legendary Outlander – Sanguine Dusk
    • Uses Phase Shift to steal health from enemies.
    • Available as a quest reward from Fortnitemares Part 2.
    • New Perks:
      • Phase Siphon – Phase Shifting through enemies deals 11 base damage and heals 6 base health.
      • Super Siphon – Increases the healing of Phase Siphon to 32 base health.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where glowing effects on Ninja characters would stop glowing after entering Shadow Stance.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused players to appear in your lobby even after they have left.
    • This may have caused incorrect power level restrictions on missions.


  • The Candy Corn LMG is now available as a quest reward from Fortnitemares Part 2.
    • A heavy, festive weapon with a huge magazine full of candy shaped bullets. Most effective at mid-range engagements when aiming down sights from a fixed position.
    • Weapon Perk:
      • Eliminating enemies with this weapon can spawn healing candy pickups.


Bug Fixes

  • Reviving defenders will no longer leave them indestructible but unable to shoot or take any action.
  • Re-summoning a revived defender will no longer leave an invisible, indestructible copy of the defender behind.


  • Added additional sounds for Vlad Taker and ambient sounds for his coffin.
  • Updated Atlas Victory sequence movie sound mix.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multiple volume and missing sound issues with the Atlas.
  • Fixed mix issue with Lars music suppressing ambient music.
  • Fixed sound playback issues with the Flamegrill trap.
  • Fixed issues with Frontend reward music not playing consistently.
  • Fixed audio issues with active encampments not triggering.

Source: Epic Games.

Fortnite: Lil’ Kev Challenges now live

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With Kevin the Cube finally destroyed in the one-time live event Epic Games hosted just a few hours ago, the mysterious and ominous Purple Cube has marked the end of Fortnitemares.

Players that attended the live event saw a feat of glory, with Kevin finally breaking apart and imploding upon himself. A Butterfly then appeared, which data miners have already speculated that this event would start off the new event- Butterfly. The daily message was then updated in the game with new “Lil’ Kev Challenges” for all players.

The challenges are nothing new to those who keep up with Fortnite news. They were first leaked after the V6.21 update and only a trio of them are available- which should be pretty easy to complete and only will take a few hours to complete.

This was likely done intentionally by Epic Games because they’re only available until November 11 at 1 PM ET. Players can also earn some XP for each task (500XP each) and once they’re all completed, each player gets the Lil Kev back bling, which is rated as a rare item (pictured above).

The Lil’ Kev Challenges are as follows:

  • Play Matches (0/15) – 500 XP
  • Gain 5,000 XP (0/5000) – 500 XP
  • Outlive Opponents (0/500) – 500 XP

As of this writing, you only have 7 days (1 week) to complete all the challenges, which should be more than enough time even for the causal Fortnite player. You’ll want to get started on them as soon as possible so you can secure your piece of Kevin. Epic Games will likely have more limited-time challenges to boot with the Butterfly event, which is the next event in line for Fortnite.c

Fortnite ending Fortnitemares with in-game live event today; Butterfly begins?

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The speculated Butterfly event in Fortnite will go live today at 1PM ET/10AM PT/12PM CT/7PM CET and will mark the official end of Fortnitemares. Kevin the Purple Cube will finally meet his demise, and this is a one-time live event happening in Fortnite. You’ll likely never be able to see this again- in person at least. So get ready to witness history.

Everything we know comes from data miners and data leaks with various game files that are pieced together with speculation to guesstimate what’ll happen during this new event. The Butterfly kickoff event will likely only last a few minutes, so be sure you’re logged in if you want to watch it live for yourself.

This isn’t the first time Epic has done an in-game live event, such as last time when the rocket was blasted and many players tuned in to watch it happen. The same goes for the Butterfly event. Be there or be square. This isn’t an NPC quest in an MMO where everyone gets to see the event upon mouse click.

Players had problems with matchmaking queues during Season 4 with the rocket launch, so be there early- at least 10 minutes early before the event. If you’re reading this now, the Butterfly event starts in a little over 30 minutes from now. You should probably look into Fortnite and prime your cursor!

With the launch of Butterfly, Fortnitemares will come to an end. Epic Games still hasn’t specified which game modes the event will be visible in, other than it won’t be in Playground LTM. Stick with Solo, Duos, or Squads in Fortnitemares. No Disco Domination.

Navigate over to Leaky Lake and find the Purple Cube and watch out for enemies. If you get eliminated you won’t have time to get into a new game. Try spectating other players if you get killed. There are rumors that players will be invulnerable during the event, but there hasn’t been any solid confirmation yet, so be careful.

Kevin the Cube cracked open yesterday and started leaking yesterday. The Purple Cube looks like it’s about to end itself and data miners have gathered that it’ll split into three fragments with Leaky Lake returning to its previous appearance as Loot Lake with some new islands added to the map, though we’re not sure what they are. Probably related to Butterfly.

We’ll post an update after the event. See you at Leaky Lake!

Fortnite’s purple cube debunked; Data miners show off game files

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With zombies and goblins causing chaos all over the map in Fortnite during their Fortnitemares event, no one seems to be paying attention to the purpose cube sitting around at Loot Lake.

Season 6 is already upon us and players have been wondering what’s up with the purple cube and its ominous glow which was first spotted back in August. Traveling to Loot Lake and destroying it followed by spawning zombies all around, the purple cube is starting to do something.

Fortnite streamer Dakotaz saw the cube break open during a Playground match earlier today. The cube suddenly broke apart and the substance inside it has begun leaking out into the whirlpool around the cube.

This is on-par with the current event going on in Fortnite right now- called Butterfly, which will go live today tomorrow, November 4th. The cube seems to be setting up for the event.

The video of the cube splitting was tweeted on his Twitter account:

Soon afterward, another event took place. The cube shows something leaking from the core and drop directly into the split below.

Later on, Fortnite data miners at Silox discovered some game files that show what happens to the ominous purple cube. If you don’t mind spoilers, here’s what happens:

The cube will split into a trio of fragments as shown by texture files based on leaked data from Silox. A tweet was posted with the fragments two days prior on November 1st.

The Butterfly event will take place tomorrow, November 4th at 1PM ET. Epic said the live game event won’t be visible in Playground mode.

So far, we’ve seen some weird butterfly shapes and some weird sounds from sources around the web, but we’re not exactly sure what they’ll be used for. We’ll have to sit tight for a little over 11 hours from now until the event goes live to see what it’s all about.


Fortnite PC: Your character’s mouth will now move when you speak

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Another surprise by Epic Games has just been discovered today by the community in Fortnite. Though this update is a small one, it’s a pretty awesome one and goes beyond what you’d expect since it’s so novel.

Some players noticed today that when their mic was plugged in and they spoke, their character’s mouth would move in order to mimic their speech. Developer Epic Games may have added this feature without announcing it, as no patch notes noted this and they didn’t say anything about it on their social channels. The PC version has been confirmed so far to have this update, but consoles and mobile are still relatively unknown at this point.

PC players can test out this feature by plugging in a microphone and then speaking in the game lobby. The character will speak alongside your words.

This feature is only available in the player lobby, not on the spawn island or in actual matches. This will likely be added into actual games later on.

Friend and I Just Found out About the Characters Saying What we say in voice chat… and well… yeah… from FortNiteBR

Players have reported that graphic settings may need to be increased in order to see the mouth movements take place and be visible. Though this isn’t anything significant, it’s nice to see Epic working on novelty updates like this. When you have time to devote a team to add features like this to the game, you know you got your stuff down.

Fortnite data miners uncover a “Bunnymoon” costume

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Data miners are on a roll with Fortnite. First, the mining of a possible gifting option for Fortnite. Now, another Fortnite skin has been revealed ahead of its official release into the game.

Pretty much like any other major Fortnite update, a long list of skins and cosmetics are leaked and spread all over the ‘net in a viral craze. During the V6.20 update, a list was compiled and a few skins were on it that struck some interest. A new skin called Bunnymoon was found in patch 6.20, but only the name was found.

As you can see, the costume is certainly a weird one.

A user called Blackopbeast34 has then uncovered what the name is tied to- it’s a bunny suit with the whole ears and rabbit outfit complete together in one packet. And it’s Uncommon. The skin follows the Halloween Fortnitemare theme as previously laked skins that were found with the previous patch.

Epic Games hasn’t confirmed whether these leaks are real or not, but they’re expected to show up in the shop soon enough.

Fortnite’s Pumpkin Launcher returns for Fortnitemares

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One of the earliest limited time weapons ever released for Fortnite is finally coming back to Fortnite Battle Royale for this Halloween season. The Pumpkin Rocket Launcher is on its way back to Fortnite for the first time in a whole year. The first release of this weapon was back in October of 2017, and now players have a chance to pick it up again once more.

Eric Williams, Design Lead for Fortnite at Epic Games, hinted that characters will get something pretty nostalgic if they remember the sound effects. He tweeted a message that only old-school players who were playing Fortnite since last year’s Halloween event will understand:

Both the “thoomp and WAAAH” sound effects were symbolic of the Pumpkin Launcher. Players who played during that time will remember that this is the weapon that started a whole rocket riding trend in the world’s most popular Battle Royale game with players standing on rockets due to its whacked-out area of the collision which exposed a bug in Fortnite.

The weapon will be released as part of the Halloween event going on in Fortnite, called Fortnitemares. Players will get a limited number of days to get limited cosmetic items, modes, and map changes. You can check out a post by Epic regarding the schedule for Fortnitemares here. Players who’ve played last year will get the feels once again.