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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.



Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Vortex Zone Wars: 9310-1401-9904

Vortex Zone Wars was a fan favorite During Fortnite Season X and was one of the only maps to receive verification from Epic when they created the Zone Wars playlist.

The major problem with this map was the moving zone. It was predictable and incredibly fast, causing a lot of players to die in the storm or run away without being able to fight.

The zone is still predictable, but it seems to have slowed down a bit. Vortex Zone Wars looks to be one of the more popular maps of Chapter 2.

Cross River Zone Wars: 3508-2506-4627

The Cross River Zone Wars map was one of the first maps to introduce water into Zone Wars – something that needs to be simulated for accurate practice. This small, fast-paced map takes you over a river where you can build, fight, or hide to avoid damage.

The map creator, Yerk, has also intentionally made this a quick Zone Wars match to limit the number of players who leave right after dying. The loadout is fair and the map is unique, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Respawn Zone Wars: 2888-2224-4644

This Zone Wars map is one of the more interesting concepts I’ve seen. The zone moves in a circle and allows you to respawn to rejoin the fight.

It works as a true end-game simulator as you navigate through preexisting builds to try to secure eliminations and stay alive.

The kit is standard so everyone has the same thing – which is good and bad. It’s fair, but it doesn’t give you the same end-game feel of sometimes having a better loadout than other times.

Mountain Zone Wars: 2120-6008-5979

This Mountain Zone Wars map doesn’t have a showcase, but the creator has promised a video later in the week. We’ll try to update the article when it goes live.

For now, you’ll have to jump in if you want to try it for yourself. We don’t know much about the kit or the terrain, but there may be an aquatic element to this Chapter 2 Zone Wars map as well.

Bahama Zone Wars: 6885-2167-1768

The Bahama Zone Wars map might be one of the best on this list – especially when you consider that there’s an RNG and a no-RNG version. You can decide to get a random kit in one version of the map or choose between a Pump/Tac kit in the other version.

The map has water, which is a huge plus for Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps. It also includes a grace period at the start of each round. You can build and edit, but won’t be able to shoot for a few seconds.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!


Fortnite pro banned for encountering a bug in FNCS

Fortnite pro, Waffles, has been banned from Fortnite after encountering an exploit triggered by another player.



Earlier today, we covered a bug that led to Epic disabling the Motorboat in all Fortnite modes. This bug allowed players to create an infinite number of items in their inventory by following a few simple steps.

YouTuber, OrangeGuy, offered a tutorial on the issue, but it was already known by a large chunk of the competitive community. Players were using it to obtain an unlimited number of Floppers, ensuring that they’d out-heal any player who wasn’t using the bug.

The problem is that you could complete this exploit by accident. What’s more, you could eliminate someone who used the exploit and gain yourself an unlimited number of items. This is what happened to Fortnite pro player, Waffles, during the Season 3 FNCS.

Waffles eliminated a player during one of his matches. When he looked at the ground, he saw a stack of Crash Pads with 100,000 in them. As anyone would do, Waffles started picking them up and investigating – laughing with his friends.

Things took a turn when the Crash Pads took over Waffle’s inventory. He couldn’t drop them and, therefore, wasn’t able to carry any guns. Astoundingly, Waffles came in third place with an inventory full of only Crash Pads. It wasn’t ideal, but he had to use what was available to him.

When Waffles went back to the lobby, however, he found that he had been disqualified from the FNCS competition. A few moments later, Waffles saw that he was banned from Fortnite for nearly 30 days.

This is especially significant because new competitive Fortnite rules state that players who are banned from an FNCS won’t be able to compete in the next season’s tournament. This means that – if everything stands – Waffles won’t be able to play in Trios next season.

Waffles was the player on the other side of the FaZe Dubs situation from last season. This would be his second FNCS ban under questionable circumstances.

Since the ban, Waffles has been posting some of his correspondents with Epic support to his Twitter page. So far, they’ve told him that the ban stands. Waffles even posted an image of him attempting to raise the issue to a manager. He then went from talking with Delta Mike to talking with Echo Mike.

We reached out to Waffles to see if anything else has transpired, and he said that he’s shared everything, so far. He gave his side of what happened, saying, “I killed a guy that had the glitch. I am assuming that guy did the glitch on purpose but I don’t exactly know. All I know is that I picked them up on his body not knowing that I wouldn’t be able to drop them or pick up any guns.”‘

While we were talking, Waffles received an email that confirmed his ban. “I had our Competitive and Anti-Cheat teams manually review the ban and we will not lift your competitive ban,” the email read. We clarified that this ban was only for the exploit, to which he responded, “Yes. Never in my life have I ever downloaded or even tried cheats for Fortnite of any sort.”

This sounds true to us. After all, if Waffles was found to have been using hacks, his account would be banned for longer than 30 days.

We’re hoping that the attention to this situation will push Epic to look deeper into their ruling. Some of the biggest pros in the community have come to Waffle’s defense. The Fortnite Guy’s video on the topic is nearing 300,000 views at the time of writing.

If everything in this situation is as it seems, you can’t help but feel bad for Waffles. He was put in a terrible in-game situation due to someone else’s exploit. Despite not having any weapons, he managed to finish third in the game. Now, he’s banned, disqualified, and unable to play the Season 3 and 4 FNCS – all for a bug that was triggered by another player and actually put him at a disadvantage in-game. We’ll update you with any developments in this story.

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Fortnite v13.40: what to expect

Bug Fixes, cars, and more expectations for the next Fortniet update: v13.40.



It’s been two weeks since Fortnite v13.30 released, which means that we can expect v13.40 to come on August 4. We’re writing this article before the official announcement, but we feel confident that we’ll be getting an update tomorrow.

There are a few expectations going into v13.40. We still haven’t seen cars in Fortnite, after all, so every update that passes will have the community on the edge of their seats – waiting. Here are our predictions for v13.40. We’ll update this post if/when Epic officially announce the new patch.

Bug Fixes

Bug fixes come along with every Fortnite update. Lately, they’ve been the primary changes – the only visible differences between one update and another.

We’re unsure about the rest of our predictions, but we can be confident that Epic will address these bugs in the v13.40 update – at least, they’ll try. You may recognize some of these issues from last week’s bug fixes. Not all of them took.

Here are all of the bugs listed as “Fixed in Next Game Update” on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board.

  • Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match. / Incorrect leveling-up.
  • “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • “Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16” should say “at The Yacht” instead.
  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.
  • (Creative) Crash on consoles when renaming a device
  • (Creative) Multi-selected items do not rotate properly on grid snap
  • (Creative) Billboards broken in islands that used Roboto.


Could this be the week that cars finally enter Fortnite? We can only hope. It’s been a couple of weeks since No Sweat Insurance removed all of the road-worthy cars from Fortnite. One update later would be the logical time to add them back, but we don’t know for sure.

Presumably, Epic haven’t released cars to Fortnite because of an issue with them. We assume that their plan was to release them by now. If that’s the case, then we can’t accurately predict when cars will enter the game. Whatever issue sidelined them could still be there. We can, however, hold out hope that we see them in v13.40.

Dragon Shotgun

A leaked “Dragon Shotgun” was found in the Fortnite This is, likely, a long-shot to come into the game in v13.40 but it’s possible. Fire has been a primary theme of Fortnite Season 3, and a shotgun that relates to fire seems like a perfect addition to the season.

We haven’t seen much of this shotgun since its original leak back in June, which probably points to a later release date. Still, it’s possible that we see the new shotgun in v13.40 so it’s worth mentioning.

There you have it: everything you can expect in the v13.40 update. We’re cautiously optimistic about cars coming this week. We wouldn’t be surprised if Epic held off for another week, but fans have been clamoring for them ever since the v13.30. We’ll know for sure when 2:00 am EST rolls around.

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Benjyfishy accusation shows how easy it is to cry “teaming”

“Teaming” accusations of Fortnite pro, Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish, highlights how easy it is to accuse someone of cheating.



Cheating has been a hot topic in the Fortnite community but has ramped-up of late. The recent exposure of a competitive Fortnite player for using “soft aim” hacks in a tournament catapulted the topic to the forefront of every player’s mind. Now, whenever someone sees a clip of another player suspiciously moving their crosshairs, they immediately think that the player may be using third-party software.

“Teaming” accusations have been popping up for a while, now. Teaming is far from as bad as using aim hacks to win money, but it’s still a common form of cheating in competitive Fortnite. The problem is that it’s very difficult to tell when a player is teaming with someone else or just looking out for what’s best for them. We saw this perfectly embodied in the FaZe Dubs situation, last season.

With each Fortnite tournament that takes place, we see one or two high-profile pros accused of teaming with another player. This time, it’s one of the top players in the European region, Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish, that faces teaming allegations.

Benjy placed second in the first week of FNCS qualifiers over the weekend. One player he encountered didn’t take too kindly to how the pro reacted during an engagement – posting a clip of the incident to social media.

Thankfully, Benjy saw the clip and was able to defuse the situation before it went any further – laughing it off and explaining his thought process. It’s not a smart strategy to take every fight you encounter in a Fortnite tournament, and Benjyfishy knows this. He disengaged when two other players started fighting, and explained what he was thinking on-stream.

The player who made this video accused the player, “Bengraal-,” of attacking him and ignoring Benjyfishy. In the clip, however, you can clearly tell that Benjy heard the second opponent coming and sat still until he passed. Unless Bengraal was stream sniping, he should have no idea that Benjy was in that house – leading him to push the player who was visible to him.

This accusation highlights how easy it is to cry “teaming” in Fortnite. Any time a player disengages from a fight when a third-party opponent comes in, you could say that they were teaming. In reality, this was probably the smart move.

Ballatw, one of the most popular Fortnite broadcasters in the community, tweeted some words of caution after the cheating scandal last week. His tweet applies to this situation, directly, in our opinion. “Stop impression farming dangerous direct cheat accusations/admissions,” he wrote. “Just hurts the scene. Ain’t y’all learn anything from dragging Dubs through it? Continue the conversation, please, but do NOT accuse people without some form of proof.”

Teaming happens in competitive Fortnite and it’s very difficult to prove. That doesn’t mean that everyone’s doing it, and one clip of a player disengaging from a fight is far from proof of anything.

As Balla said, frivolous cheating accusations only hurt the Fortnite community. We should be attentive and diligent when it comes to stopping cheaters, but that doesn’t mean that we should look for cheating in every clip we see.

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