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5 Things you didn’t know about Fortnite Season 3

Five Fortnite Season 3 tips that you probably didn’t know!



Fortnite Season 3 is still shiny and new. It’s a breath of fresh air from the same, stale version of Fortnite that we’ve been playing for the better part of six months.

Now, we have a whole new map to explore with even more coming in the future. There were so many changes in Season 3 that some of them didn’t make it into the spotlight. Here are five things you may not have known about Season 3.


One of the Fortnite Season 3 preseason leaks that got lost in the shuffle was the ability to set structures on fire. We heard about this but forgot about it when Epic dropped all of the content from Season 3 on our heads.

Nevertheless, the feature is still in the season. Right now, the only thing that appears to be able to set structures on fire is the gas canister, although the rumored Flare Gun will likely have a similar purpose.

You won’t be safe from damage, either, as many players who stood on top of Campfires found out. Fire damages players, including the flames from a Cozy Campfire, so heal from the side!

Sidegrading enhancement

Sidegrading got an upgrade in Fortnite Season 3. Since its release, you were only able to sidegrade Heavy ARs into normal ARs and vice-versa. Well, the Heavy AR was removed from Season 3 but Sidegrading is still here.

You can sidegrade Rapid-Fire SMGs into normal SMGs and back again. You can also sidegrade normal Snipers into Hunting Rifles. Sadly, sidegrading still does not apply to Shotguns.

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The Boat

There’s a new place to land in Fortnite Season 3 that doesn’t appear on the map. It’s a small boat that circles the island and spawns in random locations each match.

This is, undoubtedly, the best place to land as a solo player and still a fantastic landing spot in duos. The boat works a bit like a mobile vault. There are ten Slurp Barrels here, normal chests, Henchmen chests, a ton of consumable boxes, ammo boxes, a Supply Crate, an Upgrade Station, and a Motorboat. As we said, the place is stacked.

The secret of this boat is getting out and players are soon going to flock to this drop site. Once you clear it out, though, the loot will be yours and you can freely rotate to your next destination.

Tactical Shotgun nerf

Another piece of news that received little nation was the nerf to Tactical Shotguns. Epic lowered the headshot damage of almost all weapons in Season 3, including the AR, SMG, and Tac Shotgun.

If you’ve been feeling as though your shotgun shots have been dealing less damage, this is why. A Blue Tactical Shotgun now deals 112 damage and a Gold only deals 124.

Stink Bombs

Stink Bombs have returned in Fortnite Season 3, but appear to be limited to the Mauraders who fall from the sky. We haven’t found Stink Bombs anywhere outside of these NPC enemies, although we have heard that Sharks can drop them as well.

Stink Bombs are one of the most powerful crowd-control items in the game. They stack up to six, and you can grab at least four if you dispatch of the Mauraders quickly enough.

These tips might not have been new information to everyone, but they’re some under-the-radar changes that we haven’t seen widely discussed. Fortnite Season 3 is still brand new, and we’re figuring it out as the days progress. In a week, we may have even more tips that we didn’t know, so stay tuned!

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.



Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split-screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite v16.20: what to expect

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.20 update is expected to go live this week. Here’s what we expect to see in the next Fortnite update



Fortnite Season 6

The Fortnite v16.20 is expected to release this week. Here’s what we’ll see in the patch notes when the update goes live.

We’re working our way through Fortnite Season 6, but Epic are continuing to give us new content to explore. We’re only a week past v16.10 and are already expecting to see v16.20 go live this week.

Here’s our typical patch breakdown on what to expect in the update, including some leaked items and a long list of bug fixes.

Bug fixes

Epic are consistently updating their game to fix bugs, glitches, and exploits. In the v16.20 patch, we’ll see a ton of fixes – including a fix for an exploit that allowed players to gain unlimited health/shield over the course of a match.

Here are all of the bug fixes that should be addressed in the v16.20 update.

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.
  • (Creative) Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • (Creative) Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.
  • (Mobile) Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • (Mobile) 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.


We’ve seen a few leaks about content that could be coming to Fortnite in the coming weeks. The most likely addition to Fortnite in v16.20 would be the Unstable Bow – a rumored Exotic weapon that should be coming to Season 6.

On top of that, we’ve seen leaks about vehicle and weapon mods, additional crafting materials, and more. We don’t know if/when any of these will come to the game. We always take leaks with a grain of salt, but many of these items will likely make their way to Fortnite – possibly in the next update.

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We’ll keep you posted when we have official word from Epic on the v16.20 patch. We expect to see it on April 13 or 14, at the latest.

In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on any of the latest Fortnite news.

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How to tame Raptors in Fortnite Season 6

Raptors have entered Fortnite Season 6 in the v16.10 update. Here’s where to find and how to tame Raptors.



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Raptors are now available in Fortnite Season 6. Here’s where to find and tame the new creatures.

The Fortnite v16.10 update brought a new form of wildlife to Fortnite: Raptors. These predators are now roaming the island, looking for blood.

Of course, you can tame these dinosaurs to fight by your side. Unfortunately, you can’t ride them, but they can be a huge help when it comes to combat. Here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite Raptor locations

Unsurprisingly, Raptors spawn around the areas where their eggs hatched. You can find them around Stealthy Stronghold, outside of Craggy Cliffs, south of The Spire, and south of Misty Meadows.

Raptors spawn in pairs and are stronger than wolves when you fight them. This is not to say that taking them down will be difficult. We’re not dealing with Marauders, here.

Here’s a map of all of the known Raptor spawns in Fortnite Season 6. We’ll update this map if the spawns change or if players find more locations.

Fortnite Raptor locations

How to tame a Raptor in Fortnite

Taming a Raptor is the same as taming most of the other wildlife on the island. It will be the same process as taming a Wolf – arguably easier as wolves spawn in packs rather than pairs.

  1. Eliminate a Wolf, Chicken, or Boar for its meat
  2. Find a Raptor
  3. Throw the meat at its feat and wait for the Raptor to eat
  4. Walk up to the Raptor and hold “Interact” to tame.

Be careful, as Raptors spawn in pairs. Just because you tame one, doesn’t mean its partner doesn’t still want to eat you.

Fortnite Raptors

With such a quick addition of a new animal, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic add more wildlife to the island as Season 6 chugs along.

We’ll update you if we learn anything else about the wildlife of Fortnite – or if we find any new tricks to taming Raptors.

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