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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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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

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Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite

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Prop Hunt has long been part of collective gaming culture. The mode has finally arrived in Fortnite and it looks to be a whole lot of fun!

Due to some mishaps on the part of Epic, Fortnite has been suffering some negative strides. In order to switch things back around, the devs need a successive streak of victories.

Prop Hunt has been a much asked for ‘just for fun’ mode and Epic is now delivering. This, along with great v9.30 changes, could really bring back a lot of excitement for Fortnite!

Prop Hunt playable now in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Creative mode is a stirring pot of creative genius and remarkable talents. For the lucky few chosen by Epic, the creations made in Creative become legendary adventures played by millions.

Prop Hunt has been brought to life by a team of talented Creative creators. The team at StrayKite managed to create a replica of the classic experience that plays like a dream.

Prop Hunt now in Fortnite! – via Epic Games

The mode is available to play now in Creative & Playground lobbies.

The basic rules of Prop Hunt are as follows:

  • Props are given a set amount of time to hide before Seekers try to find them
  • Each Prop can switch between differing objects a certain amount of times
  • Seekers try to find all the Props before the time limit is reached. If they manage to do so, the Seekers win.
  • If all Props are not found, the Props win.

Epic Games has not given any end-date for the Prop Hunt island feature, but the prop hunt mode can always be played from here on out. This can be done by using the Island Code provided by Epic (6069-9263-9110).

Using the Creative mode’s configuration settings, you can also create custom Prop Hunt game types. This includes longer Seeker time limits, stricter win conditions, banned props, and more. More options will be added for the mode in the future.

Best Prop Hunt island codes 2021

Island NameIsland CodeCreator
Prop Hunt: Modern Mall1679-1165-5282Regirom
Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe8851-5874-9250Regirom
Lazer Tag Prop Hunt4313-9914-2759Puzzler
Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition9565-6442-7019Shride
Mall Prop Hunt!7666-6510-5877Gamerzhits
Prop Hunt Infinite7263-1478-7522Puzzler
Prop Hunt: The Simpsons3913-1259-2687Marablind
Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt1534-1221-2242SHAVERMAN46
Stranger Things Prop Hunt7011-8363-9120Mr_glaisternator
The Office Prop Hunt3006-8634-9197Mr_glaisternator
Prop Hunt With Abilities9249-3264-0093TeamUnite
Prophunt: Esports Villa5097-8380-0119H4llover4ter
Silhouette Prop Hunt5176-4146-5073ChannelFN
Swimming Pool Prop Hunt3487-1374-0131Fortniteart
Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt6180-5637-0525Shinohara

Happy hunting!

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Fortnite Battle Lab mode removed in latest update (Updated May 4)

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has disappeared from the mode select screen and Epic Games has made no comment on where the mode went.

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Fortnite Battle Labs Mode Art

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has been disabled in the v16.30 patch, and fans aren’t happy with its removal.

UPDATE: The Battle Labs mode has been turned back on as of May 4th, 2021.

Battle Lab was added in December of 2019 close to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2. This core game mode replaced the Playground mode which allowed players to explore The Island alone or with friends.

While Playground was mostly a vanilla battle royale experience, Battle Lab allowed players to set their own rules and change loot pools. Video editors would use Battle Lab to produce high-quality content, and it also allowed younger players to enjoy the game without allowing them to play with strangers.

Fortnite Mode Select Screen

However, Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has seemingly disappeared in the latest update without any word from Fortnite or Epic Games. This has led to an outcry from fans on Twitter who are asking for the game mode to be reinstated.

Downtime for the Fortnite v16.30 started at 4 a.m. EST on April 27, and shortly after the servers came back online players started to notice Battle Lab was missing. The Fortnite Status Twitter made various posts noting the changes made in the update, but Battle Lab wasn’t mentioned a single time.

Over the past 24 hours, Fortnite Status has also acknowledged various bug fixes and server issues. While it remains unknown whether Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode was removed by accident, the lack of acknowledgment makes it seem as if it were removed intentionally.

The removal of Battle Lab won’t affect the majority of Fortnite’s player base, it will have an impact on content creators. As stated by Frenzy2nd on Twitter, it would be ideal for Fortnite to let players know what its plans are for the future of Battle Lab.

In the meantime, there are still plenty of modes available for players to enjoy. These include the new Free For All Arena mode, One Shot duos, and an assortment of featured Creative modes. Stay tuned for the latest information regarding Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode.

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