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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Fortnite’s Vaulted Weapons – Updated February 5, 2019

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With the vaulting of the Boom Box on February 5, it’s time to take a trip to memory lane. Are you one of the few who can say they experienced the Zapotron?

Zapotron

Vaulted September 29th, 2017

The first victim to the Fortnite vault was this energy rifle that could be fired normally or charged up to fire a single powerful shot that does extreme damage and pierce through multiple enemies.

Submachine Gun

Vaulted February 12th, 2018

The Tactical Submachine Gun fired at a very high rate, dealing great damage while consuming a lot of ammo. It was good for run-and-gun combat and accurate enough to fight at mid-range when fired in short bursts. The tac sub was often used to shred down protective walls that enemies tossed up.

Smoke Grenade

Vaulted April 11th, 2018

The Smoke Grenade sounded great on paper, but the item soon turned into the least most used item throughout the entire game. Epic took out the Smoke Grenade, and fans have been content with the throwable item tucked away in the Fortnite Vault.

Crossbow

Vaulted May 1st, 2018

Tons of fans were sad to see the Crossbow taken away to the vault. The Crossbow fired arrows silently, which was perfect for eliminating enemies from a distance stealthily. The Crossbow did briefly return for the Ice Storm event as a weapon designed to deal more damage to the Ice Legion.

Jetpack

Vaulted June 11th, 2018

Highly skilled players enjoyed the Jetpack as it was a great way to avoid fall damage, but casual fans were not impressed. The Jetpack returns occasionally within the close-quarters LTM.

Tactical Submachine Gun

Vaulted June 27th, 2018

This tiny weapon was one of the most powerful guns in Fortnite, once upon a time ago. The tac sub was typically used to mow down structures or eliminating enemies at a close range. Players could even use the tac sub as a mid-range weapon if it was pulsed due to its high accuracy.

Revolver

Vaulted September 6th, 2018

Fortnite players loved to use the Revolver for mid-range to long-range kills, and was popularly used by streamers due to the weapon’s “clip friendliness”. Unfortunately, the introduction of the powerful Hand Cannon, or Deagle, was the beginning of the end for the Revolver.

Drum Gun

Vaulted September 11th, 2018

Only around for a handful of weeks, players relied heavily on the Drum Gun due to its high ammo compacity and impressive DPS. The Drum Gun was almost like a sub gun on steroids, and players soon demanded the weapon to be vaulted.

Light Machine Gun

Vaulted September 27, 2018

The LMG was great for its high DPS and high magazine compacity. Unfortunately, it was removed back at the beginning of season six.

Impulse Grenade

Vaulted September 27, 2018

These little grenades were used to send enemies flying off mountains, or to troll squad mates. The introduction of the Shockwave Grenade sent the Impulse grenade sailing into the vault.

Bouncer Pad

Vaulted September 27, 2018

Fortnite players are still begging for the Bouncer Pad to be added back into the game, especially since they were only around for a few months. These pads were a great way to rotate around the Fortnite map efficiently.

Remote Explosives

Vaulted September 27, 2018

The introduction of the Remote Explosives, or C4, were split as some players felt they were too overpowered. The item went through different buffs and nerfs, but was ultimately voted down to the vault.

Guided Missile

Vaulted November 1, 2018

Epic Games thought that the addition of the Guided Missile would be a good idea, but players absolutely despised the learning curve. Highly skilled players could control the Guided Missile a lot better than casual fans, and the controversy eventually led to it’s demotion to the vault.

Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle

Vaulted November 1, 2018

Players who love to Snipe enjoyed this weapon for a long time, however the addition of the Hunting Rifle turned the Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle into the ugly duckling of weapons in Fortnite.

Port-A-Fort

Vaulted December 6, 2018

The hype around the Port-A-Fort died quickly as players liked the grappler over the Port-A-Fort. This item was easy to counter, and Epic decided it was time to send it to the vault.

Chiller

Vaulted December 6, 2018

The general consensus around the Chiller was that the item was virtually useless. Fortnite players could only find one use for the Chiller: Social media clips.

Clinger Grenade

Vaulted December 6, 2018

It was too easy to destroy structures with the Clinger Grenade, actually leading to some lag during competitive tournaments. Just like C4, the Clinger was sent packing down to the vault.

Double Barrel Shotgun

Vaulted December 6, 2018

If players could hit their shots right, the Double Barrel Shotgun could destroy enemies in two shots. Epic tried to fill the gap by sending the Double Barrel to the vault and buffing other shotguns within Fortnite.

Shockwave Grenade

Vaulted December 6, 2018

Shockwave Grenades were great for rotating around the map, but due to the fact that they do not cause fall damage, there was no need to carry them around in aggressive situations.

Infinity Blade

Vaulted December 14, 2018

The highly controversial Infinity Blade dropped into Fortnite as a weapon that could only be used by one player at a time, like Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet. Epic added the Infinity Blade into all modes within Fortnite and fans went into a mass outrage. The Infinity Blade was sent to the vault in a record time of only three days!

Six Shooter

Vaulted January 8, 2019

The Six Shooter was meant to replace the Revolver, however, fan’s didn’t take a liking to the new iteration. The Six Shooter was only around for a few months before it was taken out.

Burst Assault Rifle

Vaulted January 8, 2019

Players were surprised when the popular burst assault rifle was removed. Fortnite fans could have been selecting legendary and epic weapons over the standard rarity of the burst assault rifle, but it was still an unexpected move by Epic.

Quad Launcher

Vaulted January 22, 2019

The Quad Launcher wasn’t as disliked as the Guided Missile, but it was still disapproved amongst the Fortnite community.

Port-A-Fortress

Vaulted January 22, 2019

The Port-A-Fortress was basically the Port-A-Fort 2.0, and fans didn’t like the second version either. Some players even reported that the Port-A-Fortress would cause lag within Fortnite’s servers.

Grappler

Vaulted January 22, 2019

FaZe Clan’s Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney found a bug that gave players the ultimate heigh advantage, but nobody expected Epic to remove the Grappler all together. It is still missed almost a month later.

Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Vaulted January 29, 2019

The Bolt-Action Sniper rifle was one of the first weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale, and snipers became comfortable with the weapon. Epic took it away in exchange for the Silenced Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle.

Heavy Shotgun

January 29, 2019

For a time there were only two models of shotguns available within Fortnite, until the release of the Heavy Shotgun. This weapon was added to add variety to the close-quarter combat selection. Unfortunately, it was never perfected with numerous buffs and nerfs.

Submachine Gun

Vaulted January 29, 2019

The Submachine Gun was one of the most popular weapons in Fortnite due to it’s high drop rate, especially as floor loot. Epic decided to drop it into the vault in favor of other guns like the Compact SMG.

Burst Assault Rifle

Vaulted January 29, 2019

The FAMAS-like weapon was heavily enjoyed by players who prefer burst weapons over automatic. Fans will miss this weapon as it was helpful in mid to long-range battles.

Boombox

Vaulted February 5, 2019

The Boombox was one of the most hated items within Fortnite. Players were annoyed as it was added right before a tournament, like the Infinity Blade. Fortnite fans rejoiced as Epic announced that the Boombox was silenced down to the vault.

As of February 5, 2019, these are all of the Vaulted Weapons in Fortnite’s Battle Royale. What could be the next Weapon to be vaulted? Let us know what you think!

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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