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A mom created a massive tropical village and race track in Fortnite Creative

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Momma MAK is a mom, middle school teacher, and an avid Fortnite player. 

Her kids, and the ones she teaches in middle school, got her into the game and now have fun playing her creations in Fortnite Creative.

Her most recent creation is a racetrack set in a tropical holiday vacation spot.

The racetrack uses golf carts or ATVs and features speed boosts, bouncers and chillers around it.

Just because she is a teacher and a mom, doesn’t mean she kiddy-proofed her racetrack.

“You will die a couple times,” she says as she gives a tour of her island in the video below:

UPDATE – my Paradise Isle has a code! Use code 7489-2231-7837 if you’d like to tackle an AWESOME racetrack, have a maze or full island battle, or just explore! Feedback is welcome. from FortniteCreative

“[My first game of Fortnite] I was like a wobbly toddler trying to compete against adults,” Momma MAK told me over Reddit DM. “Once I developed other skills besides dying and really started understanding & enjoying the game, I engaged in conversation with students since I now knew what they were talking about.”

I’m sure it must have been crazy for her middle school students to find their teacher was now playing their favorite game. They soon took her under their wing and began teaching her the ropes.

“They were absolutely gobsmacked when they found out I was playing Fortnite, and I think the rest of the kids at the school heard about it within 2 periods. Many didn’t believe me until they friended me in Fortnite and we played games together,” she continued. “They actually helped me learn how to build and shoot moving targets with some semblance of accuracy by bringing me into Fortnite Playground. I don’t know whether they felt bad for me and my lack of skill or were tired of me being the dead weight on squad teams, but I truly appreciated it!”

Be careful though, if you friend your teacher she may call you out when you’re up too late on a school night.

You can explore her creation with the island code 7489-2231-7837.

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How to complete Fortnite Birthday Bash challenges & rewards

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Fortnite Birthday Bash logo

To celebrate three years since Fortnite Battle Royale was released, back on September 26 2017, Epic Games have started the Birthday Bash event, with new challenges to complete.

In addition to the challenges, there are rewards, some festive changes to the map, the battle bus, and birthday presents dotted around the map.

Epic’s announcement says: “During the celebration, you’ll notice some festive changes around the Island. The Battle Bus is sporting a fresh new paint job to mark the occasion, and after dropping in, find yourself a Birthday Present and see what’s inside.”

Birthday Bash Challenges

These challenges will be available from September 26 to October 1, but thankfully most are straightforward.

You can see them all below (via FortniteFevers).

The one challenge that might cause you some trouble though, is dancing in front of different birthday cakes.

To help, here is a map of locations for the birthday cakes on the Fortnite island, via FortniteInsider.

Fortnite Birthday Cake locations

Here’s a look at the rewards available.

For creative players, there’s also some new content there, with the Princess Castle prefab now available.

You can submit a creation using the Princess Castle by October 6 for a chance to be featured in the first official Box Fight tournament as part of an upcoming Wild Wednesday tournament.

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How to get the new Charge Shotgun in Creative Mode

These maps allow you to get the new Charge Shotgun in Fortnite Creative Mode.

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Fortnite Season 3 brought us the new Charge Shotgun in place of the Pump. They even nerfed the Tac Shotgun to, presumably, make the Charge a bit more attractive. This is an intricate and confusing weapon to use, at first. Naturally, players wanted to hop into Creative Mode to try it out.

When players loaded up Creative, however, they found out that Epic had made the strange decision to omit the new weapon from this game mode. We don’t know why this is – other than Epic wanting us to learn how to use it in-game rather than with our friends.

There is a workaround, however. Putting chests on your map that offer random loot will still spawn the Charge Shotgun. Anyone with publishing power can create a map with the Charge Shotgun, with a little work.

This video from Yerk YT shows how you can make your own map with the Charge Shotgun. All you have to do is spawn a bunch of chests along with an explosive barrel, change some settings, publish, and start the match.

This isn’t the easiest way to get the Charge Shotgun in Creative, however. You can also input one of the existing Creative Maps and find the new weapon within them. Right now, these all seem to be 1v1 maps.

Yerk YT included his map in the video, but his method is a bit messy. There’s another creative map that follows the traditional “1v1 with any gun” format. The code for this one is 0983-1895-2785. YouTuber, Codelife, created a tutorial with the map, as well. For some reason, he puts in a custom code before he starts the match. That isn’t necessary to get the Charge Shotgun.

So, there you have it. Now, you can practice with the Charge Shotgun without sacrificing your in-game performance. The Charge will, undoubtedly, come to Creative Mode within the next patch or two, but this is how you can get your hands on it, early.

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Fan-made Fortnite cinematic gives Meowscles his revenge on Deadpool

Meowscles finally starts to take back The Yacht in this fan-made Fortnite cinematic.

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Fortnite players were largely excited to learn that Deadpool would be the secret skin in Season 2. We counted down the days until he came into the game, and then the Deadpool takeover happened.

Deadpool took The Yacht from Meowscles and sent him packing. The latter ended up at Box Factory with his tail between his legs. To this day, if you’re sneaky, you can even see Meowscles crying at his new home.

It’s been a couple of months since Meowscles was forced to relocate. All eyes are on the Device Event, now, making Meowscles the forgotten tragedy of Season 2.

One Fortnite player gave Meowscles some sort of redemption in the form of a cinematic. Reddit user u/FriendlyGuy02 posted the first of a multi-part series called “Meowscles’ Revenge,” where our favorite buff cat can be seen plotting and enacting the first part of his scheme.

At the end of the cinematic, we see Deadpool open a box that contains a Rift. Viewers took to the comments to request a second video where we see Meowscles reclaim his Yacht and the next part of Deadpool’s punishment.

Meowscles’ displacement was one of the sad stories of Season 2. Even if he doesn’t get any revenge within the cannon of the Fortnite story, fan fiction will get him there with this series of cinematics.

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