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5 Most Forgotten Items in Fortnite

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Fortnite has had a lot of items come through the game over the course of its two-year lifespan. Take a look at five items you probably forgot about.

Fortnite is an ever-evolving game. When the seasons are active, Fortnite is changing every week. Each patch seems to bring us a new item, a new location, or a new mechanic we haven’t seen before.

Some of these items completely change the meta of the game. Others get disregarded and forgotten about. Today, we’re focusing on the latter group. Here are five Fortnite items you completely forgot about.

5. Chiller Grenade

Chiller Grenades were the forgettable version of the Chiller Trap. They weren’t useful unless you were trying to hit trick shots or troll. The primary use of the Chiller Grenades was to ice your teammates while they were trying to loot. Apart from that, pretty much everyone left them on the ground.

Chiller Grenades aren’t as forgettable as some of the items on this list because of their use in obstacle courses in Creative Mode. If you haven’t played any of these, though, you probably forgot they were ever in Fortnite.

4. Ceiling Zapper Trap

Only 90’s kids will remember the Ceiling Trap in Fortnite.

This was one of the OG items in the game – back when you could only place the Spike Trap on the floor. In fact, Epic had a specific wall trap back then as well – although that’s basically back in the game with the new Zapper Trap.

The Ceiling trap was useful back in Season 1 when no one really knew how to play Fortnite yet. It was a straight-up Save the World Port – just like most of the map back in those days. You could hear the trap coming, though, so it was much more useful against Husks in STW than it was against actual players.

3. Boom Box

The only reason the Boom Box is so forgotten is because of its short lifespan. The item was extremely annoying – blowing up everything within a massive radius. The throw distance wasn’t very far either, which means players on both teams would be stuck out in the open with no ability to protect themselves.

The Boom Box was one of the many items Epic added to try to reduce the reliance on building. These, the Port-A-Fort, and many other Fortnite items were added with the intention of allowing unskilled players to get killed. Thankfully, Epic saw the error of their ways and removed the Boom Box soon after they added it.

This was one of the most short-lived items in Fortnite. It only lasted two patches; from 7.10 to 7.30 and was replaced by the next forgettable item on the list.

2. Bottle Rockets

Bottle Rockets are a strong contender for the most useless item Epic has ever added to Fortnite. They were actually in the game for longer than you may remember – from 7.30 to the content update following Season 8 – but that’s to be expected because nobody used these things.

The word “trash” gets thrown around a lot in the gaming world. The Bottle Rockets deserved this title. The only time anyone would ever use them was when they picked them up off of spawn. They were supposed to do damage to structures – at least that appears to be their intended use – but only served to clog spawns that could have given up more useful items.

1. Air Strike

The Air Strike might be the most forgettable item in all of Fortnite – especially considering it was in the game relatively recently. It was introduced to the game in patch 9.30 and later removed at the start of Season 10.

In many ways, the Air Strike eventually turned into the Junk Rift. Instead of one structure-breaking item falling from the sky, though, we had to face a barrage of rockets.

The Air Strike was never overwhelmingly powerful because you could only carry one of them. They were a relatively rare combat choice on the whole. You could easily avoid an Air Strike if you saw it coming, but it could get you if you were defending yourself from a squad of spammers.

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Fortnite leaks point to the return of Getaway LTM & more

Fan-favorite Fortnite LTMs from Chapter 1 are rolling back in!

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The Fortnite LTM rotation was the subject of some harsh criticism for the first two seasons of Chapter 2. LTMs were virtually nonexistent for months. Epic tried something new with the Spy Games modes in Season 2, but fans never took to them as they did to some of the older game modes.

When Epic announced the Summer Smash event, however, they told players that LTMs would be returning. Most of these modes were smash-hits – particularly, the Unvaulted LTM, which reminded players how fun these silly items and weapons are to use.

There are still some unique LTMs missing from the lineup. Fan-favorites like ‘Floor is Lava’ and ‘Getaway’ were never added to Fortnite Chapter 2. Well, that may change in the near future.

Fortnite data miner, VastBlast, found threads of several LTMs that received hotfixes in the live Fortnite client. These LTMs include a couple of new modes like ‘Rags to Riches’ and ‘Tank Battle’ along with one of the most beloved Fortnite LTM in existence: ‘The Getaway.’

We don’t know when any of these LTMs are coming to Fortnite – if at all. At the same time, any change to these modes signifies that they’re probably returning soon. We could be seeing The Getaway come back to Fortnite for the first time since Chapter 1 Season 8.

Fans were delighted to hear that ‘The Getaway’ could be coming back. It’s one of the only unique Fortnite modes that doesn’t seem isolated to Chapter 1. We may never see games like ‘Air Royale’ or ‘Floor is Lava’ again, but there doesn’t seem to be any reason that Epic can’t release ‘The Getaway.’

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the release date of this long-awaited LTM. Follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you don’t miss out on any Fortnite news.

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Longtime Fortnite pro Saf signs with TSM

TSM announces their newest signing: Fortnite pro, Rocco ‘Saf’ Morales.

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The Fortnite signings don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The past month has seen some of the biggest names in Fortnite scooped-up left and right. Luminosity had a massive signing day, Clix and Ronaldo signed to NRG, and Bucke, Clalc, and HazThaGreat signed with BBG.

Today, August 10, TSM announced the newest member of their team: former Ghost member, Rocco ‘Saf’ Morales. The organization and Saf, himself, announced the signing with a Tweet and a video.

Saf joins ZexRow. Commandment, Reverse2k, and Mackwood on the competitive Fortnite TSM roster. TSM doesn’t have the largest roster in the game, but they have a collective of players who are always in the hunt to win any given tournament.

Unlike a lot of other pro players in the Fortnite community, Saf has been near the top for a long time. He and Zayt are one of – if not the – only duos left from the World Cup days, and both of them had been in the scene before that.

The continuous signings of Fortnite pros from tier-one organizations show that Fortnite – and the competitive scene – is alive and well. These organizations and players are in it for the long-haul. Fortnite isn’t going anywhere. Congrats to Safaroonie.

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Fortnite Season 3 FNCS Solos qualification results

The Fortnite Season 3 FNCS qualification round has ended. Take a look at who made it to the Solos Grand Finals.

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The final week of the Fortnite Season 3 Solo FNCS Qualification has ended. All of the participating players have qualified for Grand Finals (barring any disqualifications), so all that’s left is to look at the heats when Epic release them.

With the last qualification round in the book, let’s take a look at the final standings for the three most popular regions in the game: Europe, NA-East, and NA-West. All information was provided by Kinch Analytics, who collected all of the data from the FNCS qualifications.

FNCS European Qualifiers

The EU qualification bracket features many of the names that fans have come to expect. Mongraal, MrSavage, Benjyfishy, Teeq, and Th0masHD all finished inside of the top 16. Out of all of them, Mongraal placed the lowest at 16. The rest were all inside the top 10.

Benjyfishy had tumultuous qualification rounds, but ended up finishing in second in overall points after winning the second week of qualifiers. Here’s a look at the top 29 players in the EU region. You can take a look at all players who qualified from Kinch Analytics here.

Via: Kinch Analytics

FNCS NA-East Qualifiers

NA-East is the more popular of the two North American regions when if comes to professional Fortnite. Most of the household Fortnite names play in NA-East, and most fans consider it to be on par with EU as the most “stacked” region in Fortnite.

The top 25 in NA-East is littered with recognizable names. Bucke, Bugha, Clix, Khanada, Reverse2k, Stretch, and Nosh all made it into the top 25. Khanada ended up finishing first with Bugha – the reigning World Cup Solo champion – in third.

Other popular players such as Slackes, Assault, Blakeps, Edgey, Jamper, Dubs, and Riversan made it into the top 100. Cizlucky, Calc, Unknown, Scoped, Chap, AV, and many others also qualified for Grand Finals.

Via: Kinch Analytics

FNCS NA-West Qualifiers

In the NA-West bracket, two of the best players in the region showed-out, once again. EpikWhale and Arkham came in second and third after all of the qualification points were tallied – behind Maken in first.

The NA-West region is home to some of the most consistent performers in the game, so it will be interesting to see how it shakes-up in the Grand Finals.

Via: Kinch Analytics

The Grand Finals of the Season 3 FNCS kick off this weekend, August 14 through the 16. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes, and will have the results for you as soon as the event ends.

You can watch the Grand Finals on the official Fortnite YouTube and Twitch channels – or through any participating streamer. Make sure to have your Twitch and Epic accounts linked for a chance to earn free Twitch drops – just for watching the FNCS.

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