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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 Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain

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New leaks hint at Aquaman villain Black Manta coming to Fortnite’s Item Shop in Season 3.

Epic Games has introduced many new changes following the release of Fortnite’s long-awaited Season 3, with new weapons, a flooded map and even Aquaman being added as a character in the popular battle royale.

However, it seems as if there are even more characters from the DC universe on the way, after new leaked game files were found. According to Hypex, Aquaman’s Villain Black Manta will also be added to Fortnite in Season 3.

Unlike Aquaman’s skin, which will be available through the battle pass challenges, Hypex revealed that Black Manta’s skin and the ‘Black Manta Blades’ pickaxe will be added to the Item Shop.

The DC Villain is expected to arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, June 16 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST/ 5 PM CEST.

While an early look at the new skin and blades has not yet been revealed, it will likely look quite similar to how the character was portrayed in the Aquaman movie.

With the upcoming release of this new character and rumors swirling about a potential Atlantis point-of-interest being added in Season 3, it is possible that Black Manta could play a role in some of the upcoming changes leading into the next season.

The Atlantis location is expected to arrive once the water level has decreased enough, and the final stage of the map has already been revealed by leakers.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.

The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.

Flare Gun

Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.

The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

Portable Upgrade Bench

The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.

Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.

General

  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
  • Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
  • Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.

Battle Royale

  • Party Assist Update
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
  • Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
  • Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
  • Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
  • Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
  • Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

The next cosmetic item in Fortnite’s Icon series, this time for streamer Loserfruit, has been leaked, with the release date all but confirmed for June 21.

Following on from Ninja’s skin release earlier in the year, Loserfruit, one of the most popular Australian streamers, has been waiting on her skin coming to the game for months now.

Its initial launch was pushed back due to ongoing protests around the world, but it looks like it’s finally getting a proper release.

On June 21, a handful of leakers got their hands on the encrypted files for the skin, and accessed them, showcasing a full, high-quality look at the skin we’ll soon be able to rock in-game.

Featuring a replica of Loserfruit’s hoody with rainbow-colored arms, the arm portions light up spectacularly, and there is also a backpack that mirrors her own real-life version.

Loserfruit skin release date and price

The skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

The bundle includes a fruity pickaxe too, as well as the Bounce Berry emote.

The skin will be available at 8pm ET. It will cost 1,500 V-Bucks for just the skin, or 2,000 for the whole bundle.

Loserfruit herself is actually already rocking the skin in-game on her stream, thanks to exclusive access before the rest of us, so you can see it in action here.

We’ll keep you updated when the skin bundle is available to purchase in the item shop.

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