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Everything you need to know about Tilted Town – No building, unvaulted weapons, and more

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Neo Tilted has been transformed into the new Tilted Town featuring tons of new contents and mechanics like the first ‘no-building’ zone in Fortnite.

The first Content Update of Season X has brought with it several major changes with the addition of Tilted Town being the main focus. The Wild West-themed locale made its way onto the island via a Rift which was opened in the skies above Neo Tilted.

The new zone brings about the first official ‘no-building’ zone in Fortnite’s relatively long history. As it’s a full revamp of Tilted, there are a plethora of changes made to every part of the zone. We’ll break them down, section by section.

No building allowed in Fortnite’s Tilted Town

I came to get elims & build…and I’m all out of builds

This addition will no doubt be controversial among players, both competitive and casual. Building is a central part of the game’s experience, but it’s not uniformly defended by all as a must-have mechanic.

While fast-paced building and editing do require a lot of skill, the same mechanic can sometimes get admittedly out of hand in casual games. Fortnite’s backbone is that of a shooter game and often times it’s hard to get structured gunfights in our favorite battle royale as opposed to other games.

We think this is why Epic chose to remove building for Tilted Town, as a test to see how such an experience would look in Fortnite.

In our opinion, it’s a lovely change since it brings in map knowledge requirements and more gun-fighting, but we’re not sure this is the cleanest implementation. Instead of a no-build zone, Epic should consider adding a permanent no-build mode. Depending on internal plans, Tilted Town could be a preview of such a mode.

Structures within Tilted Town

While Tilted Town still contains the roads present in Tilted Towers and Neo Tilted, these are now made of gravel and dirt. The other structures around the town have been completely changed out for Wild West hotels, saloons, and more.

We went around the old-style town and took some images of what you can expect to see. For scale, Tilted Town is significantly smaller than Neo Tilted when comparing the amount of loot, rooms, and open space.

Tilted Town Clock Tower

Tilted Town Clock Tower

Tilted Town Stable

Tilted Town Stable

Tilted Town Store

Tilted Town Store

Tilted Town Hotel & Saloon

Tilted Town Hotel & Saloon

Tilted Town Bank & Gunsmith

Tilted Town Bank & Gunsmith

Tilted Town Sheriff’s Office

Tilted Town Sheriff’s Office

Unvaulted Weapons only available in Tilted Town

Epic also added a few older vaulted weapons back into the game. These can only be collected in Tilted Town. Players can carry these weapons outside of Tilted Town once they’ve obtained them. The unvaulted weapons are as follows:

Stop em’ in their tracks!
  • Double Barrel Shotgun – Epic & Legendary
  • Six Shooter – Uncommon, Rare, & Epic
  • Hunting Rifle – Uncommon & Rare
  • Infantry Rifle – Common

The reintroduction of the common Infantry Rifle stands out as its better variants can be found in the regular Fortnite map. We guess that Epic wants it to symbolize an older version of the weapon. We recommend the Double Barrel above the others due to its immense stopping power at point-blank range.

When will Tilted Town leave the island?

Moisty Palms is coming up as a Rift location

As of August 6, we don’t have any information on when Tilted Town will exit the Fortnite experience.

The only clue we have is the leak of Moisty Palms, the next Rift location being added to the game. We’ve speculated in the past about these being added and removed one at a time. Epic hasn’t confirmed any such mechanics at this time.

For now, Tilted Town is here to stay. We highly recommend jumping into Playground or Creative to check out the location before heading to core modes. Map knowledge within Tilted Town is key as you won’t be able to build. Ensuring that you have a safe shooting platform and cover will come down to you knowing where what lies in the next room or across the street.

What’re your thoughts on ‘no-build zones’ in Fortnite? Would you like to see these as a permanent addition for players that prefer no building or should a separate mode be introduced? We, as mentioned above, certainly lean towards the latter of the two options. We’ll keep you updated on any changes to Tilted Town in the coming days.

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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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Fortnite v14.20 leaked skins and cosmetic items

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A new Fortnite update is winging its way to players on all platforms, and as always, that means dataminers have leaked some of the skins and cosmetic items found in the files of September 23’s 14.20 update.

Fortnite’s latest patch dropped on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, bringing with it a brand-new Takeover LTM, and the official arrival of Wolverine, who is now patrolling around Weeping Weeds. Should you defeat him in combat, you can harness the strength of his adamantium claws, as the latest mythical power in the game.

Of course, a new patch means new cosmetics, and dataminers have already been scouring through the patch files to give us a look at what’s coming to the Item Shop over the new couple of weeks. Thanks to @Lucas7yoshi on Twitter for these leaks.

Leaked 14.20 Skins

Fortnite fans will have four new skins to enjoy following this update, with two new superheroes in the form of Hyacinth and Morro, who have come from “forgotten lands” and “long lost worlds” to join the fight on the island.

There’s also a vampire hunter known as Victoria Saint, who comes with two skin styles, and Sagan, who who is wearing a snazzy black and orange outfit.

Fortnite fans have four new skins to enjoy. Credit: Lucas7yoshi

Leaked 14.20 Back Bling

With Rocket League going free to play on the Epic Games Store from September 23, it’s no surprise that there are some cosmetics from the popular game in Fortnite to celebrate the good news, with players able to equip the iconic Octane car as a back bling.

There’s also a special birthday cake to celebrate Fortnite’s third birthday, plus custom back blings for each of the four new skins.

Rocket League arrives as part of the 14.20 cosmetics. Crredit: Lucas7yoshi

Leaked 14.20 Emotes

There are 5 new physical emotes for players to enjoy, including a special birthday one that allows players to celebrate with some cake, while there are also some new dances in anticipation for the BTS event that’s happening in-game.

Rocket League gets an emote and a spray, as does the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 2, Season 4.

BTS fans will have some special emotes for their upcoming event. Credit: Lucas7yoshi

Leaked 14.20 Harvesting Tools & Gliders

Only four Harvesting Tools arrive this week, with three of them designed Hyacinth and Morro, including a normal pickaxe, and dual swords in their respective colors. Victoria Saint gets an axe and a stake to use when hunting vampires, and Sagan gets her own pickaxe called Tangerine Terror.

There’s also a solitary glider, which is also for Hyacinth and Morro if you would like to complete the look.

Victoria Saint’s stake will be perfect for hunting vampires. Credit: Lucas7yoshi
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Patch Notes

Fortnite 14.20 patch notes: Wolverine arrives, Takeover LTM

Fortnite’s v14.20 update has arrived, bringing us a new LTM and new hero in Wolverine

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Wolverine standing in front of Stark Industries

Season 4’s Marvel theme continues, as the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” prepare for the arrival of the evil Galactus, who is determined to alter reality on the island forever. The villain has already dropped drones and Gorgers on the map in preparation for his immenent attack.

Now, another superhero has landed on the map as preparations continue, with Wolverine and his adamantium claws debuting in Fortnite in the Wednesday, September 23 update, along with preparations for the special BTS event.

Wolverine Arrives

Fighting on the island is about to get even more difficult, with the X-Men’s Wolverine landing on the island, and taking control of Weeping Woods in the south of the map.

Like other superhero bosses in the game, Wolverine will drop his mythical Wolverine’s Claw power when he is defeated by players, who can then pick it up and wield the power of ‘Experiment X,’ although fair warning, Epic Games have already said that “he won’t go down without a fight.”

Takeover LTM

Alongside a new hero, there’s also a fresh Limited-Time Mode to jump into, with the Marvel-based Takeover which has you fighting for control of outposts that are scattered across the map.

As always, normal weapons and items will be available to be picked up and looted, but in this mode, everyone will start with a random superpower and will be able to acquire more abilities by keeping an eye out for comets in the sky, that will land on the island and drop new powers.

New Storm Hero Ability

Wolverine wasn’t the only hero added in the v14.20 patch – at least not in the ability department. Storm’s hero ability came into the game in this update.

You may have already experienced Storm’s ability in one of the Marvel LTMs, but it’s quite a bit different in the base game. This one, largely, revolves around dealing fall damage to opponents. In the LTMs, there are numerous ways to avoid fall damage.

It’s still early, but Storm’s mythic ability looks to be one of the most powerful offensive tools in Fortnite Season 4.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games have been hard at work fixing any bugs or glitches that appear in the game, in an attempt to make sure the game runs slowly, and improve quality of life for all players.

The good news is that there are no major glitches afflicting the game at this moment, so the bug fixes in this update are relatively small, but are still a nice inclusion for anyone who has encountered them. You can take a full look at the 14.20 bug fixes taken from Epic’s official Trello board below.

Battle Royale

  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Fishing Spots can disappear on PC with effects set to ‘Low.’
  • Heroes Park and Ghost House don’t count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.
  • Groot Awakening Island missing.
  • Boundless set sticker customization: menu sticker limit.

Creative Mode

  • Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
  • Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.

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