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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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Fortnite tease new Drift Crew skins

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Epic Games are dropping some cryptic hints relating to the iconic Drift character in Fortnite, and speculation suggests it’s all leading to a new Drift Crew skin.

On January 24, Epic Games posted a series of mysterious tweets, to get the community guessing.

Their first post referenced Drift directly, saying: “Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” A series of messages followed, asking for help – presumably Drift’s help.

The Fortnite account has since deleted the tweets, but here’s a screenshot of all of them from iFireMonkey.

Data miner HYPEX was quick to highlight that these teasers are almost certainly connected to the upcoming new Drift Skin, which appears to be a female version of the fan-favorite skin.

Fortnite Crew is the monthly subscription service, and it’s expected that this new Drift skin will be included in the February edition of the subscription rewards.

Fortnite Monthly Crew Pack
The Fortnite Crew subscription includes V-Bucks plus cosmetic rewards.

The subscription grants players each new Battle Pass, plus 1,000 V-Bucks, in addition to the cosmetic rewards.

We’ll have to wait and see confirmation about the new Drift skin as we put January in the rearview mirror and move into February.

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Fortnite v15.21 update patch notes: Predator, Mythic Item, New Quests

Fortnite’s v15.21 update has shaken things up again, adding Predator and a brand new Mythic Item to the mix.

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Fortnite predator

Today’s Fortnite v15.21 update has shaken things up again in the battle royale game, adding Predator and a brand new Mythic Item to the mix.

The game has been subject to weekly updates for a long time now, meaning content is given a slight refresh some weeks, and on others things can change a bit more dramatically.

On January 20, after the latest patch was rolled out, it’s fair to say that not a lot of things have been tweaked.

In the absence of official patch notes, which have been vaulted since before Chapter 2 even began, we’ve rounded up the changes confirmed already by players and leaks.

Fortnite v15.21 patch notes

Predator

Fortnite Predator skin
Predator has arrived in Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games.

Predator is the latest crossover character to arrive in Fortnite, now available to fight at the Stealthy Stronghold location. The skin is also coming to the Fortnite Item Shop, along with some cosmetics – such as a pickaxe.

New Mythic Item: Predator Cloak Device

One of the biggest, and most exciting, elements of Predator’s arrival is the new Mythic Item it adds to the game. The Predator Cloak Device is now active in-game, and once it’s been found and activated, players can use it to turn invisible.

To get one, check out our complete guide here. It’s fairly easy to achieve.

New Quests

More Quests have been added to the Battle Pass for Season 5, following the v15.21 update.

The full list of these can be seen below, courtesy of HYPEX.

New Fortnite Quests. Credit: HYPEX.

Bug fixes and other changes

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, a number of things have changed – including general issues and things specifically impacting the BR mode.

General Top Issues

  • When playing Fortnite, players cannot create system-level parties that include players on both PS5 and PS4.
  • The Jumpshot Outfit is missing its facial hair.
  • The Banner menu may be unresponsive to controller inputs, causing players to have difficulty editing their Banner with a controller or the Banner not updating properly.
  • We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to experience a long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
  • The sound effect of certain actions, such as opening a Chest or hitting a Weak Point, may be delayed.

Battle Royale

  • In competitive playlists, players do not have access to their persistent stash of Bars. Instead, they are granted a set amount at the beginning of each match. This is intended. However, your end total of Bars in competitive playlists may appear in the Lobby in place of your persistent stash. This is a visual issue only.
  • The weekly Legendary Quest to ‘Get Headshots’ is not always visible after completing the first stage of the quest.
  • Players may receive damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
  • Players and Spectators may notice inconsistent camera behavior or stuttering after being near a Car they recently drove then exited.
  • Total Bars appearing as 0 in a match.
  • Assets appearing invisible in Performance Mode alpha.
  • Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • Sand Tunneling temporarily disabled.

As is the case every week with these unofficial patch notes, it’s an ever changing beast. If we find something that’s changed and not been included here in the Fortnite v15.21 patch notes, we’ll update you as quickly as we can.

Until then, jump in and see for yourself! Remember to thank the bus driver…

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How to go invisible in Fortnite with Predator Cloak Device

Predator has arrived in Fortnite just a week after the character’s ship landed, and he’s brought a brand new weapon.

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Fortnite cloaking device

Predator has arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale just a week after the character’s ship landed on the island, and he’s brought a brand new weapon – or ability – to the fight.

One of the most sought after abilities in Fortnite, pretty much since Day 1, has been finding ways to turn invisible. Out of sight for enemies, and handing yourself a huge advantage.

In the past, this has been achieved with exploits using previously added invisibility items, or just glitches that make players pretty much impossible to take down.

However, a legitimate way of doing that – for a limited time – is now in the game.

How to use Predator’s Cloak device in Fortnite

The first-look footage of the Predator Cloak Device shows that the process of actually using it is quite simple.

As seen below, in a post from HYPEX, all you have to do is activate it once you have stumbled upon one and you’ll instantly turn invisible.

This is not the first item to be added to Fortnite that turns players invisible, with Shadow Stones appearing in the past, though developers will be hoping the rollout of this ability doesn’t turn out to be as glitchy as those that have came before it.

Cloak Device stats

Not only do we know how it works already, but also the stats for it as well. It lasts 30 seconds and requires a cooldown each time of the same amount, seen below from HYPEX again.

Players can activate this, of course, though we’re now aware the NPC Predator can also do it. This is going to make the character slightly harder to defeat than others.

How to get Fortnite Predator Cloak Device

The Predator Device can be obtained by taking down Predator in-game, much like any other boss the game’s added during Season 5.

After visiting Predator’s location and striking the character down, it will drop the following, as well as ammo and Floppers.

That’s it! Now you know how to use the Predator Cloak Device, and it looks like it’s going to be quite tricky to get one in-game – especially if the NPC is using it to escape your gunfire!

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