Fortnite Season 9 is almost over and you have until the end date to collect all Fortbytes featured on our complete map!
Well, it’s here everyone. The end of Season 9 approaches as Epic teases the upcoming Season 10 content with sneak peak images. We’ve seen clues for the return of old locations, hints at returning Battle Pass skins, and more!
But before we can truly move on, we all need to make sure we’re fully done with Season 9. A major part of this competition are the ever-present Fortbytes which litter the map. To help you collect any strays quickly, we’ve compiled all location based Fortbytes onto a set of maps.
Complete Fortnite Season 9 Fortbyte Map
While Fortbytes can be tedious to collect without help, they’ve assisted Epic in ensuring players have a reason to return to the game daily. With that said, many of us don’t have time to collect a collectible every single day. Thankfully, you can still complete these challenges until the end of the season.
Now’s the time to go out and collect any Fortbytes you’ve missed during the season. The majority of Fortbytes are location based and will require you to travel to a specific place on the island. We’ve crafted a map to ensure you get there and back quickly.
Remember to check the description for each Fortbyte in game before jumping into the match. Many of these challenges require you to unlock and equip a piece of Season 9 gear before the match starts. Emoticons, Emotes, and Emojis do not need to be equipped. You can also check the descriptions in our complete list of Fortbytes.
You might have noticed that Neo Tilted has been left blank of any Fortbytes. The locations tightly packed collectibles made it hard to display them on the big map, so we created a separate zoomed version for Tilted Fortbytes.
In addition to the Fortbytes above, the remaining 25 are unlocked through earning Top 10 placements, earning XP throughout the season, and reaching Battle Pass Tiers. Some of these will now be out of reach if you haven’t started on them due to the sheer amount of time it can take to grind them.
You don’t need to unlock every single one, however. There are cosmetics unlocks throughout the process, but the main prize is the Singularity skin at 90 Fortbytes. This is the character to piloted the Mecha and defeated the monster in 1v1 combat! It’s a remarkable work of art with a great backstory and the grind is well worth it.
For players that want even more content, Epic Games has placed five hidden Helmets around the map that unlock more Singularity Styles. Each of the colors represent different eras and aspects of Fortnite’s wide array of characters.
With Season 9 closing down, what’re your final thoughts on the season’s content? We’ve been quite satisfied with the onslaught of new stuff thrown our way. Of course, there’s always room to improve and Epic’s sure to be looking for ways to shake up the standards of the game industry again. Onto the future!
Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3
Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.
Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.
These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.
A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.
Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.
As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.
There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?
Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.
Fortnite v12.61 patch notes: aim assist changes, bug fixes & more
Take a look at everything that changed in the Fortnite v12.61 patch notes.
The Fortnite v12.61 content update released this morning, which marks the final update of Fortnite Season 2. It was a small patch and one that was largely geared toward preparing the game for the rumored Doomsday event.
Most of the interesting parts of v12.61 came in the form of leaks, which we’ll cover in some separate articles. There were a few above-board changes, though. We’ll delve into them here.
Aim assist changes
The most noteworthy change was to controller aim assist on all platforms. This one is tricky since we need to rely on community reporting to tell exactly what’s different.
Early reports had it that close-range aim assist was lowered by 20%, mid-range aim assist was lowered a bit, and long-range aim assist was buffed. Our early testing shows very little difference from the old system, however. Casual players probably won’t notice a difference, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Storm the Agency Challenges
Storm the Agency will, almost certainly, be the last batch of challenges before Season 3. We aren’t getting any Overtime Challenges, so these will have to do.
The new challenge set has not been released at the time of writing but should be available later today or this week. They may be released as late as Thursday, ahead of the Doomsday event. We’ll cover the challenge tutorial in a separate guide.
Epic appear to have changed storm circles in the v12.61 update, as well – at least in public matches. The first phase of the storm closes much more quickly – but on a larger circle. The circle then gets much smaller, causing some players to have to rotate, quite quickly.
The circles aren’t perfect, either. Just take a look at this tweet from broadcaster AussieAntics. We’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out.
There weren’t too many bug fixes in this patch. The biggest issue that was addressed was the inability to refund the Dragacorn Glider for some players. Here’s everything that was fixed in v12.61:
- Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits
- Unable to refund Dragacorn Glider
- iOS players hitching at high rate
We’ll update this post with any additional changes that surface as more players get their hands on the new patch. This was a small one, though, and largely focused on adding the Doomsday Device to the game.
Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items
Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game, data miners and leakers have been sifting through the files and given us a look at what’s to come before the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.
Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with the highly anticipated Doomsday event set to rock the game to its foundations as Epic Games moves to Season 3.
With the current season drawing to a close, the game’s developers have released the v12.61 Update on May 26 which includes a number of leaks as to what the event will entail.
For those who are looking a new skin or some new dances moves, though, Epic have added some new additions to the files which will be released over the next week or so.
Cyclo Doomsday skin and Windshear Cloak
There’s only one new skin in the game this week, but it appears to have major links to the end of Season 2, with the mysterious and imposing skin added to the files under the name “Hurricane,” prompting many to wonder if he is set to unleash the natural disaster onto the island.
On top of that, there is also a brand-new cloak that goes with Cyclo Doomsday, which appears to have been battered by winds and torn in places at the bottom. You can view the skin and back bling below courtesy of @Lucas7yoshi.
Drake’s Toosie Slide comes to Fortnite
Definitely the most surprising addition to the game, global megastar Drake has made his first appearance in Fortnite, with a brand-new emote appearing in-game based on a dance from the music video for his latest single, Toosie Slide.
The track debuted on April 3, and was then eventually released as part of his new mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It immediately became a hit on TikTok, with creators dancing along to the instructions featured in the song, and now Fortnite players can do the same. You can watch the Toosie Slide emote in action below, thanks to @HYPEX.
On top of that, Epic have actually licensed the song, so when you’re sliding in front of your downed enemies, they’ll hear October’s Very Own singing along.
Fortnite’s v12.61 patch is expected to be the final patch before Chapter 2, Season 3 kicks off, so it was always likely that new cosmetics would be in short supply this week. Data miners are still sifting through the files though, so if any more are discovered we’ll be sure to update this article.
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