The daily 14 Days of Summer challenge tasks players with getting eliminations using the daily unvaulted weapon or the Drum Gun. Here’s a guide on how you can complete the task efficiently while playing regular Fortnite.
A few days ago, the 14 Days of Summer event began with a new Drift Outfit, challenges, unvauled weapons, and more. Epic Games also introduced a new wave of challenges, which were leaked in full last week.
June 27th’s challenge doesn’t have a set location. Rather, players must carry out an elimination mission using the daily unvaulted weapon.
Eliminations with Daily Unvaulted Weapon or Drum Gun
One of the main features of the 14 Days event is the return of vaulted weapons. Epic will unlock a single vaulted for 24 hours each and every day until the end of the event. So far, we’ve seen the Light Machine Gun & the Quad Launcher.
The daily unvaulted weapon for June 27th can be found in our reveal article. Drum Guns can also be used to get eliminations for this challenges. This weapon was recently nerfed (twice) due to its overpowered ability to push builds.
The Drum Gun still packs serious firepower, but you should keep yourself at close range and aim for the head. It can received from Floor Loot, Chests, and Loot Carriers.
If you are looking to complete any elimination challenge quickly, you’ll want to hot drop into a busy location with a lot of loot. You’ve three good options for hot drops: Loot Carrier Hot Spots, Neo Tilted, and Team Rumble.
Loot Carrier Hot Spots
Loot Carriers arrive in several named locations each match. These flying drones contain great loot including shields, heals, and weapons. Loot Carrier ocations change each game, but you can find them easily by looking for named locations with yellow names.
These hovering wonders have an increased chance to drop Legendary/Epic tier weapons. Many of the unvaulted weapons during the 14 Days of Summer event will have such rarities.
Neo Tilted Hot Drop
Over time, Fortnite’s playerbase has migrated away from Tilted gradually, but it’s still considered the hottest drop in the game. Neo Tilted sports the highest concentration of loot, tons of metal & brick materials, and wide open sightlines.
Of course, there’s an aspect of danger for landing in such a busy spot. We’d argue that the dangers are outweighed by the possibility of quick challenge completion. If you should fail, you’ve always got the next match.
Team Rumble Large Team Mode
Last, but not least, we’ve got the best option for quick elimination complete. Team Rumble plays as a large deathmatch mode to 150 kills. Amongst the chaos, it’s very easy to find picks on low health targets and unskilled players.
The beginning of Team Rumble matches are slow affairs, but this’ll give you more time to find an unvaulted weapon or Drum Gun. If you can’t stand long looting periods, the two previous options might be more your speed.
We’ve also got guides on the other 14 Days of Summer challenges! Here’s links the first two days’ tasks:
- All Giant Beach Ball locations for Fortnite’s 14 Days of Summer challenge
- How to quickly complete 14 Days of Summer ‘Dance at different beach parties’ challenge
We’ll provide additional guides as the days go on in Fortnite’s summer event. See you tomorrow!
How to make an underwater map work in Fortnite Season 3
“SpongeBob physics” might be the only way that an underwater map will work in Fortnite Season 3.
Fortnite Season 3 is just over a week away, and rumors are swirling about what it will bring. It seems to be all but confirmed that a flood will overtake the map, which has fans equally exciting and worried.
An underwater map could be amazing or it could be awful. Swimming in Fortnite is notoriously inconsistent and annoying. All-water zones are the worst, and we can’t imagine a map that’s entirely comprised of the water physics from Seasons 1 and 2.
A Fortnite map that’s entirely underwater and forces players to swim all of the time would likely be a disaster. It would change the game far too much, and most players would probably be turned off after a couple of weeks – not to mention all of the bugs that would likely arise from this mechanic.
That’s why we’re predicting something different. We saw a post on Reddit from u/JjGuyy0 that perfectly illustrates what we think will happen when Season 3 comes out.
Instead of swimming and floating under the water, we’re predicting what JjGuyy0 calls, “SpongeBob physics.” Even if the crossover doesn’t happen, his presence can be felt through the gameplay.
What we mean by this is that players won’t float. Instead, the underwater part of the map will act like the normal map – as is the case in SpongeBob. Players will sink to the bottom and use new water-based vehicles to move around.
We heard rumors about a shark vehicle, but the specifics from JjGuyy0 are only speculation. The mechanics of the islands make sense, however, and we expect to see something similar to what u/JjGuyy0 has proposed.
In our opinion, “SpongeBob physics” is the only way to make an underwater Fortnite map work. It will change little other than the aesthetics of the map, which will be a perfect breath of fresh air for the community. Let’s hope that we’re right.
Fortnite Season 3 leaked teaser finally reveals map flood
It looks like the leaked Fortnite Season 3 map flood is going to happen.
Epic Games have kept their cards firmly close to their chest during the course of the current season, dropping small hints about a water theme in Season 2 with puddles appearing and the likes, but nothing concrete.
That, and the fact that several swimming animations have been leaked by data miners.
Anyway, those looking for something that explicitly tells us that the map is going to be taken over by water might well have got their wish, as the PlayStation Store appears to have revealed the next game icon.
As seen below, in the top left corner, the bus that usually drops us all off high into the sky is actually right next to the water – suggesting sea levels will soon rise in-game. The teaser can be seen on this page, at the time of writing.
Clearly, that’s going to bring some sweeping map changes as well – you would think.
Some players have even taken a different view on the situation, since the leak surfaced, suggesting that a crossover between the battle royale game and Bikini Bottom – from the Spongebob Squarepants series – might be on the cards.
Whether or not that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but we know one thing for sure. Things are about to be given a serious shakeup, if this leak is anything to go off.
Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3
Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.
Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.
These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.
A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.
Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.
As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.
There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?
Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.
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