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Everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 is nearing its end. Here’s everything we know about Season 2 along with a bit of speculation.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 is nearing its end. Here’s everything we know about Season 2 along with a bit of speculation.

This season of Fortnite is the longest in history by a wide margin. Before Season 1, the longest season of Fortnite lasted 83 days. This was both Seasons 7 and 9.

If the end date of Season 1 stays the same, it will be finishing on February 20, about two weeks from when this is being written. When it’s all said and done, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 will have lasted 128 days.

Fortnite players are eagerly anticipating a new season. Streamers have resorted to hosting near-daily fashion shows because of the lack of content. Patches have been stale and interest in the game might be at an all-time low.

Epic undoubtedly knows this and will surely pick things up with Season 2. So, here’s everything that we know so far.

Season 2 start date

We have the official ending of Fortnite Season 1: February 20, 2019. Will this be the beginning of Season 2 as well?

We don’t know for sure, but it’s safe to assume that Season 2 will begin as soon as Season 1 ends. February 20 is a Thursday, which is the traditional day that seasons of Fortnite begin and end. We could see some downtime between seasons, but that’s likely out of the question at this point.

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We don’t have a ton of information as to what’s coming with Fortnite Season 2. The only thing that we know for sure is the shift to the Unreal Chaos physics engine. This change may come before Season 2 begins, however.

In a blog post, Epic told the community that the new engine would go live in early February, which points to a v11.50 patch as soon as this week. They also wrote that they wanted to make sure that “Fortnite still feels like Fortnite,” a line that made streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Ali ‘SypherPK’ Hassan nervous.

Apart from that, everything is speculative. Players are predicting additional mobility, land vehicles, and new weapons. These predictions are informed and realistic, but nothing is confirmed as of yet.

Taking us into Season 2

Epic has confirmed that they have some plans to fill the two weeks between now and Chapter 2 Season 2. They mentioned some additional Overtime challenges and rewards, along with the v11.50 update that is nearly guaranteed to significantly change the game.

We also saw some leaks that point to a Fortnite X Birds of Prey crossover with a Harley Quinn skin coming the weekend of February 6. Epic could add some new mechanics with this crossover.

Here’s a bit of speculation as well: I’m predicting that Epic will give us another Share the Love event. Last year, following the release of Apex Legends, Epic gave us a batch of Overtime challenges that allowed us to receive a free Battle Pass for the next season.

Chapter 2 Season 1 has been so long that I expect Epic to do the same thing in the coming weeks. It’s a great way to bring returning players back and reward loyal fans for their continued support. The timing for its return is also perfect.

So, that’s just about all we know so far. Will there be an event to end the season? Will the map significantly change? Your guess is as good as mine.

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How to locate a Transport Truck for Week 5 Wolverine Challenge

We’re one step closer to unlocking Wolverine in Fortnite Season 4.

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In recent seasons, Epic seem to have abandoned the “secret skin” concept that used to accompany each Battle Pass. For most of Chapter 2, we’ve been aware of the “secret skin” as soon as the season began. It’s probably time that we start calling it an “unlockable skin,” instead.

As almost all Fortnite players know, the Season 4 unlockable skin is Wolverine. In fact, we saw his entrance into Fortnite this morning in the v14.20 patch.

You can find Wolverine wandering around the Weeping Woods/Slurpy Swamp area if you look hard enough. We’ve already landed there twice and haven’t found him. His spawn radius is huge and he’s only one, small mutant.

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When it comes to unlocking Wolverine’s skin, however, Epic are taking it easy on us this week. All we have to do is locate the Transport Truck, which undoubtedly housed Wolverine until today. The doors to the truck are now open and Wolverine is roaming the map.

Interestingly, the Transport Truck was an early addition to Fortnite Season 4. It appeared on the map even before the first update of the season. You can find it in the northeast corner of the map – just to the west of the lighthouse. Here’s a closer look at the area and where you can find it on the map.

To finish the challenge, all you need to do is visit the truck from which Wolverine escaped. As long as you completed all of the rest of the Wolverine challenges, you’ll unlock the Season 4 Wolverine Glider variant. We’ll have to wait another week before we unlock Wolverine, himself.

Until then, you can take a look at our full Week 5 challenge guide here.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 5 challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 4 Week 5 challenges are live! Here’s how to complete all of them.

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Fortnite Season 4 Week 5 is here, bringing us a list of new challenges to complete as we make our way through the Battle Pass.

As always, the challenges will go live on Thursday morning at 10 am EST (7 am PST). This week, we’re seeing more of the same as we’ll be searching chests, eliminating opponents, and locating floating rings.

There are a few wrinkles, here, such as challenges that require us to drive from Slurpy to Catty and eliminate Gorgers, but most of these will look familiar to you.

  • Search Chests at Doom’s Domain (0/7)
  • Eliminations at Dirty Docks (0/3)
  • Drive a car from Slurpy Swamp to Catty Corner in less than 4 minutes without getting out (0/1)
  • Collect Floating Rings atĀ Coral CastleĀ (0/1)
  • In a vehicle, jump through the flaming rings at Salty Springs (0/1)
  • Make a Stark Robot dance (0/1)
  • Destroy Gorgers (0/1)
  • Deal damage to opponents at The Authority (0/500)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Stark Industries (0/500)

Most of theses challenges are straightforward, but a couple of them require a guide. For instance, to make a Stark Robot dance, you need to down it, hack it, and emote next to it.

Gorgers appear to randomly spawn throughout the map – similar to how the Marauders worked, but a bit rarer. Our best advice would be to search for the Gorgers in a few solo matches, rinse, and repeat.

The flaming ring at Salty Spring isn’t in the game at the time of writing, but its eventual location is obvious when you see the ramp next to the old “broken” building. The ring will undoubtedly spawn here and require you to find a car to jump through it.

The final challenge that requires a guide is the location of the floating rings at Coral Castle, but we covered that in a separate article. You can find that guide here.

Apart from that, you should be able to get eliminations and search chests in these specific locations within a few matches. Stark Industries is always a hot drop and The Authority will likely become more populated when these challenges go live. If you’re looking for the weekly Wolverine challenge, you can find that here. Good luck!

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How to catch the Midas Flopper in Fortnite

Want to find the Midas Flopper in Fortnite? Well, you’re going to need to know where to look.

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After much anticipation, Epic released the Midas Flopper into Fortnite in the v14.20 update. After hearing about it since the season began, we’re finally able to search for one of the rarest fish in the game.

Fans assumed that the Midas Flopper would have the same spawn rate as the Mythic Goldfish – making it nearly impossible to find without getting extremely lucky. As it turns out, however, Epic decided to keep the Mythic Goldfish in a separate tier of loot.

Instead of the .001% spawn rate of the Mythic Goldfish, the Midas Flopper has the same spawn rate as the Vendetta fish at 1%. Catching this one is a lot more realistic than the Mythic Goldfish. In fact, you can even enter Battle Lab for a better shot.

For those who don’t already know, the Midas Flopper offers players one of the best buffs in the game. Consuming it will turn every applicable item in your inventory gold. Of course, this doesn’t apply to items like the Suppressed SMG and Bandage Cannon, as there are no gold variants of these items. The Flopper also grants you a free Gold Scar if you didn’t already have an AR in yout inventory.

So, let’s talk about where to find the Midas Flopper. You can’t search just anywhere for it, as early fishermen learned the hard way. The Midas Flopper only spawns around The Authority, which was where we first met Midas in Season 2.

It’s still early, but we’ve only seen the Midas Flopper caught with a Pro Fishing Rod. So far, we haven’t seen any clips of the Flopper coming out of a Fishing Hole with a Harpoon Gun or normal Fishing Rod, so it’s probably best to upgrade your Fishing Rod at The Authority before hitting the water. At the very least, it will drastically improve your chances of finding this rare fish.

Luckily, unlike the Mythic Goldfish, you can find the Midas Flopper if you set your mind to it. It might take hours to find, but at least you know where to look. There always seem to be several Fishing Holes around The Authority, so the chance of eventually finding the Midas Flopper is relatively reasonable. Good luck! You’re going to need it.

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