Along with the outfits and LTMs, the 14 Days of Summer event surfs up new challenge content. The first challenge has you traveling all over the Fortnite map to find the best beach parties of the summer.
Challenges never stop entering our Fortnite lives with more and more coming as time goes on. Fortbytes, introduced in Season 9, have given us plenty to do, but Epic isn’t quite ready to take the foot off of the gas pedal.
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14 Days of Summer includes its own set of challenges. These tasks were leaked last week with details on what we can expect in the coming two weeks. Each challenge will receive its own guide to ensure you can complete them quickly and without hassle.
Day 1 – Dance at different beach parties – 0/6
The Day 1, Days of Summer challenge will have you putting those emotes to good use. You’ll not have seen these beach parties in the past as they are exclusive to this event. They are located at six of Fortnite’s prestigious “beachside” locations.
The challenge is quite simple. All you have to do is travel to the beaches and using any Emote in the vicinity. You’ll know you’ve completed the challenge as the game gives you a small pop-up informing you.
The challenges requires that you visit all six beach parties. These can be visited in any order you please, but it’s easier to keep track if you start from the top and work your way down.
The first beach party can be found on the white stands of the Lazy Lagoon river. Venture up from the location to the northern edge of the map, following the river and you’ll see the party.
The next party is at the north-western corner of Loot Lake’s pit. The third can be found on the main river which runs south from Loot Lake. You will run straight to it if you exit Neo Tilted via the south-eastern stairs.
For the fourth get-together, you’ll head east over to Dusty Divot. The challenge’s party is in the south-western corner of the location.
The fifth and sixth parties are both located at desert oases. These supple spots of water and greenery make for a great place to let loose. You can see the exact spots on the map above.
We’ll be providing daily guides for each of the 14 Days challenges along with our usual content. Be sure to check out today’s unvaulted weapon as well!
Marauders’ Fortnite Season 3 storyline connection revealed
Marauders may be the missing link between Fortnite Battle Royale and Save the World.
Marauders have to be one of the worst parts of Fortnite Season 3 from a gameplay perspective. Most players hate them. They can completely ruin a solo game while wasting your resources in other game modes. Last week, we covered why we think they have no place in competitive Fortnite, regardless of their implications on the story.
Despite this, most players agree that Marauders have to have something to do with the Fortnite Chapter 2 story. They spawn from Rifts in the sky, which is the first time that we’ve seen Rifts anywhere in Chapter 2. To many, they seem a bit like the Chapter 2 equivalent of The Enforcers, who didn’t do much outside of invading the Motel in a loading screen.
The Rift isn’t the only unique item that the Marauders have at their disposal. They’re also the only source of Stink Bombs in the game, which could be one of the reasons that Epic keep them in competitive modes.
They, surely, have a significant role in the storyline – at least, we hope. YouTuber TheSmithPlays made a video that touched on the topic. In the video, he covers the story of Drift and how the alternate versions of this character point to other realities. He also draws our attention to the Marauders, and who’s behind the masks.
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In a separate video, TheSmithPlays comes to the conclusion that Battle Royale is a simulation, created and owned by the characters in Save the World. When you look behind the masks of the Marauders, you find other Save the World characters.
This isn’t just Epic reusing assets, as they could have chosen any skin that already exists in the Battle Royale universe. Why choose characters that are exclusive to Save the World? It’s not likely that this is a coincidence.
TheSmithPlays presents two conclusions in his video: that these characters are working for the owner of the simulation or that they are independent members of Save the World who came to Battle Royale after the apocolypse.
Both theories are interesting, and we’d guess that the former has a better chance of coming true. At the same time, we’re inclined to lean towards neither of these theories being exactly right. There are some missing pieces that Epic still need to give us in order for us to understand them better.
Hopefully, we’ll know more about the Marauders by the end of Fortnite Season 3. If the end of Season 2 was any indentation, though, we’ll only be left with more questions than answers.
Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain
New leaks hint at Aquaman villain Black Manta coming to Fortnite’s Item Shop in Season 3.
Epic Games has introduced many new changes following the release of Fortnite’s long-awaited Season 3, with new weapons, a flooded map and even Aquaman being added as a character in the popular battle royale.
However, it seems as if there are even more characters from the DC universe on the way, after new leaked game files were found. According to Hypex, Aquaman’s Villain Black Manta will also be added to Fortnite in Season 3.
Unlike Aquaman’s skin, which will be available through the battle pass challenges, Hypex revealed that Black Manta’s skin and the ‘Black Manta Blades’ pickaxe will be added to the Item Shop.
The DC Villain is expected to arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, June 16 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST/ 5 PM CEST.
While an early look at the new skin and blades has not yet been revealed, it will likely look quite similar to how the character was portrayed in the Aquaman movie.
With the upcoming release of this new character and rumors swirling about a potential Atlantis point-of-interest being added in Season 3, it is possible that Black Manta could play a role in some of the upcoming changes leading into the next season.
The Atlantis location is expected to arrive once the water level has decreased enough, and the final stage of the map has already been revealed by leakers.
Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes
It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.
The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.
Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.
The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.
Portable Upgrade Bench
The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.
Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.
Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.
- ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
- Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
- Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
- Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.
- Party Assist Update
- Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
- Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
- XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
- Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
- Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
- Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
- Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
- Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.
- Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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