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
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.
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
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!
- 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?
- Everyone deploys to a vehicle at the start of the game
- Impulses will drip into your inventory during the match
- Last man standing wins
Simple summer fun, try to eliminate opponents with the new Water Balloon Item.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- Spawn in with an initial amount of building materials
- Cannot get new resources throughout the match
- Last one standing wins
Take your time and be careful with your shots, and may whoever has the best aim win.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
Assert your dominance with a variety of different weapons. Whoever is the best, with the worst…is the best?!
- 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
A new take on the classic Team Rumble. This time the stakes are higher and you have fewer friends to rely on.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain
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.
Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes
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.
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.
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.
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.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date
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 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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