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Everything you need to know about Fortnite’s 14 Days of Summer – LTMs, Unvaulted Weapons, and more

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As Epic Games heads for a well earned vacation, they’ve left behind two weeks worth of LTMs, goodies, unlockables, and more. All of the upcoming content has been detailed in a new Fortnite blog post.

Fortnite events come in all sizes ranging from small two-day thrills to weeks worth of content driven parties. The 14 Days of Summer event follows the model of the latter and is set to bring many temporary changes to Fortnite.

In a new blog post, Epic goes into detail about every new LTM, 14 Days of Summer content updates, core mode changes, and more. Let’s hop right in.

14 Days of Summer Schedule & Information

14 Days of Summer – Epic Games

While Epic tends to keep a tight lid on upcoming content and events, they’ve taken a more open approach with the entirety of 14 Days of Summer. The event’s details have been laid out in a new blog post from the developer along with info on LTMs, returning vaulted weapons, and more.

Epic starts off by introducing player’s to the new summer event and a short description of what you can expect.

“Heya folks,

It’s time to soak up some rays during Fortnite’s 14 Days of Summer. Each day, drop into Fortnite for something new.

In Battle Royale, each day will feature:

  • A weapon unvaulted for 24 hours only.
  • A new LTM to play (check out the full selection of LTMs that will debuting below).
  • A daily challenge and free reward.
  • New outfits and more in the Item Shop.

Sun’s out, fun’s out in Creative as well! Jump in daily for a new featured island.

Also in Save the World, complete a new quest every day to help Homebase host the hottest summer party around and score some summer freebies in the store. Complete quests to earn heaps of Summer Tickets; complete all 14 to unlock a new explosive weapon!

Catch you on the Battle Bus!”

As you can see, the event will be jam-packed with content. The 24 hour vaulted weapon returns looks to be an excellent way to bring back some fan favorites. It’s also a reasonable method by which to implement the more ‘OP’ items (Infinity Blade, Zapatron) back into Fortnite temporarily.

Daily challenges with additional rewards are a great way for Epic to reward player loyalty throughout the event. We’ll keep updating on daily rewards and exclusive summer cosmetics as they are released. Be sure to login daily to keep track of the 14 Days content.

The 14 Days of Summer event will run from June 24th to July 8th. Now, onto the Limited Time Modes and what they have to offer.

14 Days of Summer LTM Information

Wick’s Bounty returns for a single day with 14 Days of Summer

Epic’s summer extravaganza will include the largest supply of LTMs ever to hit Fortnite. Each day will bring a new gameplay experience for players, adding up to 14 LTMs by July 8th.

The blog post details the mechanics of each mode with a brief description. You can see the information on all fourteen mode below.

From Epic Games:

14 Days of Fortnite Limited Time Modes (order below is random, not indicative of what order the LTMs will release in-game)

Heavy Metal Squads
In this mode, only the “Heavy” weapon variants can be found in loot boxes. Get your loadout and get in the fight!

Mode Details:

  • Only weapons with heavy in the name
  • Faster metal farming rates
  • Faster storm times


Storm Chasers: Surfin’ (squads)
Ride the waves and try to stay afloat, who will be the best?

Mode Details:

  • Everyone deploys to a vehicle at the start of the game
  • Impulses will drip into your inventory during the match
  • Last man standing wins


Splashdown Squads
Simple summer fun, try to eliminate opponents with the new Water Balloon Item.

Mode Details:

  • Respawns on
  • Will primarily be able to damage people with the new water balloon item
  • First to the goal score wins


Power Up Solos
Become the most powerful player in the match. Consume as many shields as you can and fight to be the last one standing.

Mode Details:

  • Respawn on at the start, but turns off after a set time
  • Max shields increase every time you consume a shield
  • Shield drops in supply drops greatly increased
  • Shields will fill up to full when respawning is turned off


Leave None Behind Duos
United you stand strong, but divided you fall. Leave none behind!

Mode Details:

  • Slurp effect always active while no teammates are down
  • If a teammate is downed, they become immune to damage
  • While a teammate is downed, all other teammates lose their slurp, and begin taking damage over time


Use With Care Duos
Resources are scarce in this mode so make sure you place builds efficiently!

Mode Details:

  • Spawn in with an initial amount of building materials
  • Cannot get new resources throughout the match
  • Last one standing wins


Headshots Duos
Take your time and be careful with your shots, and may whoever has the best aim win.

Mode Details:

  • Can only deal damage with headshots
  • All shotguns removed


Tank Battle Squads
Simple twist on normal BR that greatly increases the health and shields players start with.

Mode Details:

  • Siphon turned on and increased to match increased health
  • Ammo increased
  • No healing items


Builders Paradise Squads
A paradise for builders to flex their skills and build to their heart’s content.

Mode Details:

  • Structure health GREATLY increased
  • Resource gathering rates increased
  • Neutral editing turned on (anyone can edit any player-built wall)


Wick’s Bounty Duos
Wick’s Bounty is back! Eliminate other players to collect other players’ coins to prove that you are the best in the business

Mode Details:

  • Spawn in with weapons and 3 lives
  • Hunt down and eliminate high value targets as they appear on the map
  • First to the goal score wins


Arsenal (Solos)
Assert your dominance with a variety of different weapons. Whoever is the best, with the worst…is the best?!

Mode Details:

  • Start each game with some of the best weapons in the game
  • Eliminating other players makes your weapons worse
  • First to get an elimination with the final weapon wins


Rumble Squads
A new take on the classic Team Rumble. This time the stakes are higher and you have fewer friends to rely on.

Mode Details:

  • Respawning is turned on
  • Green or better weapons
  • First to goal score wins


Loadout Swap Squads
Show how quickly you can adapt to today’s rapidly changing world. On a set timer all players in the match will all be granted the same random loadout.

Mode Details:

  • New loadout granted on a timer
  • Respawn is on
  • First to goal score wins


Strategic Structures Squads
Think before you place in this twist on normal building. Which material should you use?

Mode Details:

  • Metal and stone structure healths increased
  • Metal and stone resource farming increased
  • Metal and stone material caps lowered

We hope you are as excited as we are to try out all these modes! As mentioned, we’ll keep providing updates on daily 14 Days of Summer content such as new outfits and other cosmetics. Be sure to follow @FortniteINTEL to get the latest updates on Fortnite news.

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Fortnite adds Firework Flare Gun in latest Hotfix update

A brand new version of the Flare Gun is coming to Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Here’s how it is the perfect fit for the Vibin’ theme.

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Firework Flare Gun in Fortnite

Fortnite has added the coolest version of the classic Flare Gun in the June 28 hotfix update for Chapter 3 Season 3. From its stats to viability, here’s everything to know about the new weapon.

Back when Firefly Jars and Repair Torches weren’t a thing, Fortnite players used Flare Guns to cause chaos. The multi-purpose pistol is a fan favorite, and it has finally returned in a new Firework form.

How to use the Firework Flare Gun in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

Just like the OG Flare Gun, the Firework Flare Gun should be available in chests, rare chests, Loot Llamas, Supply Drops, and even floor loot.

It will serve two major purposes:

  • Scan nearby opponents with the help of fireworks.
  • Cause a fire when the bullet comes in contact with structure/surfaces. The fire spreads within a fixed AoE (area of impact) that deals continued damage to opponents.

The Flare Gun has the following stats:

  • DPS– 34
  • Damage– 60
  • Reload Time– 1.6 seconds
  • Mag size– 6

However, as the name suggests, the Firework Flare Gun has a special Firework ability. When loopers shoot towards the sky, the bullet eventually turns into a beautiful firework. Interestingly, this effect also happens when the bullet touches the ground or any other surface.

We already have gameplay footage of the Firework Flare Gun in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3:

It is evident that the Firework Flare Gun is a lot goofier than its standard version. This is primarily because of this season’s theme, Vibin’.

Fortnite community looks forward to more summer content in Chapter 3 Season 3

The Firework Flare Gun won’t be a part of the loot pool permanently. According to leakers, it has been unvaulted for the No Sweat Summer event. This also explains the tropical color theme.

Fortnite Firework Flare Gun
Fireworks created by the upcoming Flare Gun in Fortnite Chapter 3

While loopers are excited to see fireworks on the island, they definitely expect more from the No Sweat Summer event. Until now, we’ve only received some Creative XP challenges and three free cosmetics (back bling and sprays).

Epic Games is yet to add summer-themed elements to the map like Surfboards and NPCs, among other things. The developer can certainly change this narrative with the next major update that should arrive next week.

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Fortnite needs to bring back XP Coins in Chapter 3 and here’s why

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has a ton of new features but the community still wants Epic Games to bring back some OG mechanics like XP Coins.

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Fortnite XP coins

It is evident that the XP system in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is arduous, to say the least. Amidst the unbearable XP grind, loopers want the developers to bring back XP coins.

Alongside winning games, acquiring XP is one of the primary functions in Fortnite. It simply helps in leveling up the Battle Pass and unlocking new cosmetics.

XP Coins have been one of the most fun methods of XP collection in Fortnite, and here’s why the community craves for their return in Chapter 3 Season 3.

Why Fortnite players love XP Coins

Fortnite introduced XP Coins in Chapter 2 Season 1. They were scattered around the map and players gained XP upon finding them. There were different rarities such as:

  • Uncommon (Green)- granted 5,000 XP in Chapter 2 Season 5
  • Rare (Blue)– granted 6,5000 XP in Chapter 2 Season 5
  • Epic (Purple)– granted 10,300 XP in Chapter 2 Season 5
  • Legendary (Golden)– 15,0000 XP in Chapter 2 Season 5

It is worth noting that the Epic XP Coins were further split into fragments and players had to collect them all to get the desired XP. Even though this is a slightly tedious task, the remaining XP Coins were always desirable.

New XP Coins arrived on the map every week. This was a great incentive for players to explore new locations constantly.

Green XP coin in Fortnite
A green XP coin in Fortnite

A post on r/FortniteBR looked back at the XP Coins and several players admitted to missing them:

The relevance of XP Coins in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

XP Coins should not replace any of the existing methods that help in gaining XP. Instead, they can act as an additional way for loopers who are struggling to complete the Battle Pass.

The introduction of Vibin’ quests and Island Hopper challenges has slightly improved the state of XP in Chapter 3 Season 3. However, reaching Lv. 100 and then unlocking the bonus styles still seems like a far-off possibility for casuals.

Back in May, leakers revealed that Epic Games updated some textures in the files which included the letters X and P, and some circles. These textures might have been used in the Soundwave Series concerts or they hint towards the return of XP Coins.

As of now, Butter Barn has turned into Butter Bloom and it changes themes like Logjam Lotus. Even though there are certain issues related to XP and glitches, the map changes have certainly exceeded expectations in Chapter 3 Season 3.

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Fortnite landmark Butter Barn now has three forms, thanks to Reality Tree

The map changes in Fortnite have been consistent lately. After Logjam Lumberyard, the Reality Tree has now affected Butter Barn.

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Fortnite Butter Barn

Butter ‘Bloom’ is the newest location in Fortnite to be affected by the infamous Reality Tree. The landmark will now have three themes based on OG POIs like Coral Castle.

The mysterious Reality Tree in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is controlling the island in a manner that we’ve never seen before. Locations like Logjam Lotus and Butter Bloom now magically change themes, and it is hard to claim if this phenomenon is worth celebrating (from the storyline’s perspective).

Here’s everything players need to know about the latest map changes in Fortnite.

New Butter Bloom themes released in Fortnite Chapter 3

Butter Barn is now called Butter Bloom, and it will switch between the following themes:

  • Roman theme- Coliseum
  • Atlantis- Coral Castle
  • Neo Tilted

In its Neo Tilted form, Butter Barn will feature buildings like Peely’s Banana Stand, the Pump Gym, and gas stations.

Butter Barn as Neo Tilted in Fortnite
Butter Bloom’s Neo Tilted theme in Fortnite Chapter 3

The Coliseum theme is similar to the one in Logjam Lotus.

The landmark gets fortified and the buildings represent Roman Architecture.

Butter Barn as Colossal Colosseum in Fortnite
Butter Bloom’s Roman theme in Fortnite Chapter 3

The final theme is Atlantis with which Butter Bloom turns into a miniature Coral Castle. Vintage dome-shaped buildings surround the region and there’s a small pool as well.

Will Coral Castle finally become relevant in Fortnite?

The indirect return of Coral Castle has received a mixed response from the community. While some believe that Epic Games should have picked a more prevalent POI for Butter Bloom’s Atlantis theme, others are elated that Coral Castle is now located in a much better position strategically.

Back in Chapter 2, it was the most despised location on the map (like Daily Bugle in Chapter 3). Even though there was good loot, players were ignorant due to its location which affected rotations, and the unusual landscape.

Butter Barn as Coral Castle in Fortnite
Butter Bloom with Coral Castle theme in Fortnite

In contrast, Butter Bloom is a great spot in Chapter 3 and the Coral theme should not prevent players from landing here. To be fair, Coral Castle is one of the most beautiful locations in Fortnite history but loopers neglected it owing to its position on the map.

Hence, Coral Castle might get its well-deserved credit in Chapter 3.

It is worth noting that after turning Butter Barn into Butter Bloom, the Reality Tree’s roots have already reached Temple Bloom. The landmark is located south of The Sanctuary, and we might witness similar map changes there as well.

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