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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.

Events

Fortnite Galactus event: Nexus War start date and time

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Nexus War event in Fortnite

The exact date and time for the Nexus War finale in Fortnite has been confirmed, and there is little time to prepare for the Galactus event.

The event, which will bring Chapter 2, Season 4 to a climax, as Galactus – aka the Devourer of Worlds – is bombing towards the map to, presumably, destroy it all.

The countdown to the event appeared in-game on November 21, and Epic have now confirmed the exact date and time when the Nexus War will commence.

“It was only a matter of time.” Epic say in their blog post. “Galactus is closing in on the Island and the fate of all Reality lies in the balance. Join the ultimate fight against Galactus in the one-time-only Nexus War finale event.”

When is the Galactus event in Fortnite?

The Nexus War finale event will start on December 1 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT.

To make sure you don’t miss out, Epic has given some tips to be prepared for the event:

  • DOWNLOAD THE LATEST UPDATE
    If you haven’t already downloaded the 14.60 update, load the game on your preferred device and download today.
  • DOWNLOAD HOUSEPARTY
    Fortnite’s new integration with Houseparty means you can have live video chat in Fortnite (PC, PS4/PS5) while attending the event.
  • GET IN EARLY
    We’ve taken measures to ensure more people can attend the event, but we still recommend everyone log into Fortnite at least 60 minutes prior to the event start. The event playlist is expected to go live 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Of course, even if you can’t play the game yourself at the time, you’ll still be able to catch the action on Twitch and YouTube streams from content creators.

As Epic confirms, this is a one-time-only event, so there won’t be any reruns unlike previous end of season events.

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Patch Notes

Fortnite update 14.60 patch notes: Venom Skin, Creative changes & more

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Venom joins the fight in Fortnite Battle Royale, and there are lots of changes in Creative in the 14.60 update. There’s still no official patch notes from Epic Games, but we’ve brought together everything you need to know here.

Despite being the final update of Season 4, it looks like the bulk of the new content will be coming at the start of the new season instead.

Although there’s no complete patch notes, we can still put together all the changes here, along with the email sent out to content creators with the main features.

Venom

Venom is the highlight of this update. You can play for a chance to earn his skin the Venom cup.

The skin pack includes a Venom emote, symbiote slasher pickaxe, and tendril tote back bling. Check out the skin in-game:

XP Xtravaganza Part Two

XP Xtravaganza Part 2 starts this week: “Get the whole squad together and take on these party-wise challenges to finish out the Battle Pass in style,” Epic explain.

Houseparty x Fortnite video chat

Fortnite has teamed up with Houseparty to bring a brand new video chat feature.

Houseparty video chat will be available to Fortnite players on PC, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. Players will also need an iOS or Android mobile device with the Houseparty app installed. With the app installed, connect your Houseparty account to your Epic Games account to get started.”

CREATIVE

Taken from an official blog post to the Fortnite website, Epic Games detailed specific changes for Creative mode.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • You can now hide the Elimination Feed and mute Elimination Audio to encourage sneaky sniping!

ISLANDS

  • Updated the Hub Island portal layout to accommodate the recent updates to hub creator guidelines.

ISLANDS BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the time of day lighting appeared differently on featured islands and personal islands.

GAMEPLAY

  • Added a new option to My Island > Settings
    • Player Elimination Audio: Off, On (Default: On) – causes eliminated players to be despawned silently.
  • Added new options to My Island > UI
    • Hide Elimination Feed: Yes, No (Default: No) – completely hides the elimination feed during the game.
    • Hide Party Eliminations: Yes, No (Default: No) – hides the number of eliminations for each party member in the Party UI during the game.

GAMEPLAY BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where an eliminated player could spectate a player on the enemy team.
  • Fixed an issue where Team Size did not limit the number of players when Join in Progress was set to ‘Spawn Next Round’.
  • Fixed an issue where the sky would flicker on PS4.

WEAPONS AND ITEMS BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the X-4 Stormwing was de-synced after player interaction.
  • Fixed an issue where husks did not fall off edges to follow players.

CREATIVE TOOLS AND PHONE BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where players could not open the Creative Inventory after cutting and pasting a device.
  • Fixed an issue where the Creative Inventory appeared distorted when customizing a device.

PREFABS AND GALLERIES BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a collision issue with the pillar wall asset from the Princess Castle Wall galleries.
  • Fixed an issue with the bush from Winter Variant Foliage Gallery A having a yellow glow.
  • Fixed an issue with a bridge girder asset from the Steel Bridge galleries being difficult to place with the phone.
  • Fixed an issue with some of the Steel Bridge prefabs & galleries placing outside of the preview boundary.
  • Fixed an issue with the bridge street asset from the Steel Bridge set having a misaligned grid snap box.
  • Fixed an issue with assets from the Swamp Cliff Gallery displaying the wrong texture.

DEVICES

  • Added new options to the Class Selector device.
    • Activation Audio: On, Off (Default: On) – allows the audio effect played when a player changes class to be muted.
    • Zone Audio: On,Off (Default: On) – allows the ambient audio effect for the zone and the audio effects for players entering and leaving the zone to be muted.
  • Added new options to the Mutator Zone device.
    • Selected Team: None, 1-16 (Default: None)
    • Affects Team: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
      • These two options replace the old Safe Team option to allow the zone to affect all teams (Selected Team = None), just the Selected Team, or every team except the Selected Team.
    • Selected Class: None, Any, 1-16 (Default: None)
    • Affects Class: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
      • These two options replace the old Safe Class option to allow the zone to affect all classes (Selected Class = Any), players without a class (Selected Class = None), just the Selected Class, or every class except the Selected Class.
    • Update Selected Team When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Team on the device to be the same team as the player who instigated the signal.
    • Update Selected Class When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Class on the device to be the same class as the player who instigated the signal.

DEVICES BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue with the Player Spawn Pad’s lighting being too bright on PS5 during mixed island filters.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mutator Zone Class Selected option was offset by 1.

Fortnite 14.60 bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch actually only has a few fixes included but will cover the battle royale, Creative mode, and even Save the World.

Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v14.60:

General

  • Disabled voice chat cannot be re-enabled on Xbox Series X/S.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.

Battle Royale

  • Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb disabled in competitive playlists.

Creative Mode

  • Team Size setting does not properly function when Join In Progress is set to Join Next Round.

Save the World

  • Wild West Llama not granting Steampunk weapon.
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Item Shop

Black Widow bundle coming to Fortnite Item Shop

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After initially only being available as a reward for competing in the Marvel Knockout Duo tournament, all players will soon be able to get the Black Widow Bundle in Fortnite.

The bundle include’s Black Widow’s Snow Suit outfit, which is based on her look in the upcoming Marvel feature about the superhero, releasing in May.

In addition to the skin, the bundle also includes a Back Bling with her Iconic electroshock batons, and there will also be a Black Widow glider in the shop.

The announcement from Marvel doesn’t include a price for the bundle yet.

You can expect it to be available in the Item Shop on November 14, if you didn’t manage to pick it up already in the Knockout tournament.

Also, Fortnite has teamed up with Disney+, offering 2 months free with any purchase of V-Bucks or real-money purchase.

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