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14 Days of Summer Giant Umbrella Fortnite challenge walkthrough

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Fortnite events pack tons of content into small periods of time and 14 Days of Summer may be the greatest in terms of sheer volume. Each daily challenge rewards players with exclusives and for July 2nd’s, you’ll need to find some giant beach umbrellas.

If you haven’t been playing Fortnite in the past eight days, you’ve been missing out. Epic Games’ vacation event offers a plethora of worthy content, both in and out-of-game. We’ve been having a blast completing challenges, playing with unvaulted weapons, and trying out inspired LTMs.

The 14 Days of Summer challenges include a nice mix of objectives. We’ve found the variety to be among the best Fortnite’s ever put up. Day 8’s task begins with players finding giant, oversized beach umbrellas.

Where to find a ‘giant beach umbrella’ in Fortnite

On the first day of the 14 Days event, beach parties popped all over the map with beach umbrellas. However, these are not the beach umbrella you are looking for. The giant variety of the sun covers are found elsewhere.

Similar to the beach parties, there are six giant umbrellas in total. You will only need to visit three of them (or only one if you prefer). We’ve got a map showing the locations of each umbrella below:

The giant umbrellas essentially serve as huge bounce pads. We quickly discovered that grabbing some building mats is useful for this challenge. Build your way up above one of the umbrellas and jump down onto it. You’ll get the same effect as when you use a Shockwave Grendade or Air Vent.

While some of the umbrellas aren’t positionally important, the one above Dusty Divot can help you make a quick escape or rotation. Along with the nearby Sky Platform, players will be able to cover massive distances in just a few short seconds.

Video Footage of Giant Umbrella Challenge

We completed the challenge a little earlier in the day and captured some footage to help you get a read of what to expect. Remember, the challenge states ‘in different matches’ which means you can use the same umbrella three times if you feel like it.

Completing this challenge will reward players with the Summer Rubber Ducky Banner.

Day 8 Challenge Reward

In addition to today’s 14 Days challenges, we’ve constructed similar guides for all the previous challenges. You can find them by clicking the corresponding link in the list below.

July 2nd also marked the arrival of the second Content Update during patch v9.30. Epic added a fourth shotgun, the Drum Shotgun, and did not vault to the Tactical Shotgun. As we reported recently, this may be due to Fortnite’s deal with Nerf to create real-world toys of the Tactical Shotgun and other weapons.

Before we forget to mention it, be sure to check out the daily unvaulted weapon before it’s gone!

Well, that’s it for another of our daily challenge guides. We hope you’ve been enjoying 14 Days like we’ve been! Epic Games might be on vacation, but the pre-planned changes have had us catching ourselves smiling wide in the middle of matches. Here’s hoping to more of the same.

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Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain

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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.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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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.

Flare Gun

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.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

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.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

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.

General

  • ‘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.

Battle Royale

  • 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.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

The next cosmetic item in Fortnite’s Icon series, this time for streamer Loserfruit, has been leaked, with the release date all but confirmed for June 21.

Following on from Ninja’s skin release earlier in the year, Loserfruit, one of the most popular Australian streamers, has been waiting on her skin coming to the game for months now.

Its initial launch was pushed back due to ongoing protests around the world, but it looks like it’s finally getting a proper release.

On June 21, a handful of leakers got their hands on the encrypted files for the skin, and accessed them, showcasing a full, high-quality look at the skin we’ll soon be able to rock in-game.

Featuring a replica of Loserfruit’s hoody with rainbow-colored arms, the arm portions light up spectacularly, and there is also a backpack that mirrors her own real-life version.

Loserfruit skin release date and price

The skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

The bundle includes a fruity pickaxe too, as well as the Bounce Berry emote.

The skin will be available at 8pm ET. It will cost 1,500 V-Bucks for just the skin, or 2,000 for the whole bundle.

Loserfruit herself is actually already rocking the skin in-game on her stream, thanks to exclusive access before the rest of us, so you can see it in action here.

We’ll keep you updated when the skin bundle is available to purchase in the item shop.

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