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What to expect from Fortnite’s Season 9

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The major event Fortnite has been building towards happened, and now it is time to ask: What’s next?

We have received our first cryptic teaser but Epic has begun encrypting more game files so leakers haven’t been able to see as far into Fortnite’s future as they once were able too.

So as the Fortnite community adjusts to the addition of the Drum Gun and the subtraction of Tilted Towers and Retail Row, we want to look towards the coming months and identify some things we think are likely to happen in Season 9.

Tilted Towers Comes Back

Since Tilted Towers was added to the game way back in Season 2, it has consistently been the most popular place to land for sweats and casuals alike.

It has the most chest spawns of any area and was almost always the starting spot of any Fortnite YouTube video that included the word “Bomb.”

Tilted is still important in competitive play. While most players aren’t landing there consistently, it is usually the best choice to try to mount a come back by winning the early game skirmish.

Now players will have to adjust to these map changes and figure out the new most active landing spot on the map.

Tilted is likely to come back simply because it is a player-favorite. With the Fortnite World Cup coming at the end of Season 9, not having Tilted come back to the game in some form would be a shock.

The city should naturally play a part in the biggest Fortnite competition to date. It probably won’t be fully restored, but some building and changes will happen in that area of the course of Season 9.

R.I.P. Tilted Towers

More Voting

The voting system was a genius move by Epic Games. They figured out how to take all the complaints from the community directed at them, and shift the blame back to the community.

If Epic had just brought the Drum Gun back, their might have been literal rioting. But by giving the community a choice, suddenly it is more difficult to blame Epic Games.

You can argue that there were only two real options in the vote. Planes and Blade were both so reviled they wouldn’t be chosen and Bouncers and Grappler just don’t do enough to win a vote, so it was really between Drum Gun and Tac SMG.

Voting accomplishes a couple things for Epic. Besides taking the heat off them, it also shines a brighter light at the motivations of the Fortnite community.

Most streamers hated this decision and complaints filled social media, but Drum Guns were still voted more than anything else. That proves that there is a vocal minority in the Fortnite community.

The comments that will be the most amplified are complaints, even if the majority of the community actually disagrees with them.

As Epic doesn’t seem to be able to even breath towards the game anymore without complaints, voting is likely something they will lean on more as the next season gets underway.

What other parts of the game could be voted on?

The Baller Replaced

Among many other complaints, one of the most consistent from the competitive community is The Baller. It has made the initial qualifiers for the World Cup much less entertaining as the safest way to move onto Sunday is to just hang in The Baller until the last moment.

Once you have to place highly to qualify, The Baller isn’t as important because players need to take risks to rank in those top spots.

Fortnite introduced The Baller right as Planes were removed at the end of Season 8. It seems likely that a new vehicle will replace The Baller in the same fashion when we tip towards Season 9.

This is my favorite picture to play “count The Ballers”

Having such a meta-defining vehicle exist throughout all the weeks of the Fortnite World Cup may be the only consistency that competitive Fortnite players don’t want.

Some other vehicle may take the place it stole from the planes in competitive Fortnite, but we don’t have any idea what that will be right now.

What do you think will happen in Fortnite Season 9? Let us know in the comments.

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Fortnite Spider-Man Web-Shooters to get huge nerf in competitive

Fortnite Chapter 3 is off to a hot start thanks to Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters, but the mobility item is getting a huge nerf in competitive.

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Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters have been a game-changer in Fortnite Chapter 3, but Epic Games is about to give them a massive nerf next update.

Fortnite Chapter 3 started off hot with Epic Games adding Spider-Man’s Web-shooters shortly after the start of Season 1. The gloved would give players the power to zip across the map insanely fast.

A fresh pair of Web-Shooters comes with 80 shots which is more than enough for most players. As well, if you eliminate a player with Web-Shooter, they will drop fully charged.

A traversal item this powerful is a must-have for competitive players, but it’s getting a serious nerf. Starting when Fortnite v19.20 drops, the Web-Shooters won’t be so powerful.

Web-Shooters get huge competitive nerf

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According to Hypex, the Fortnite Web-Shooter nerf is planned for the v19.20 update. The update is currently planned to go live on Tuesday, February 1.

The nerf lowers the number of times a Web-Shooter can be used from 80 to 20. This is a massive nerf as players can only use Web-Shooters for 25% of the time they normally could.

However, this nerf only affects competitive players. Web-Shooters in casual lobbies will remain at 80 shots.

Epic Games states the nerf is intended to “encourage players to make more strategic decisions.” While it is still a useful mobility item, players won’t be able to zip across the map as freely as they once could.

The replies to Hypex’s tweet are a mix of those in favor and against the nerf. Some players praise the nerf as it will stop players from constantly running from fights.

Those who oppose the change claim competitive is too sweaty without Web-Shooters. Regardless, here’s where you can find web-shooters in Chapter 3.

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Fortnite leak teases return of Star Wars Lightsabers

The Star Wars Lightsabers could make a return to Fortnite in the near future according to a notable data miner.

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A Fortnite data miner has reported that Epic Games readded the Star Wars Lightsabers into Fortnite’s files after the v19.10 update.

Fortnite has held quite a few Star Wars crossovers, but none as ambitious as the live event in Chapter 2 Season 1. This introduced Lightsaber’s into the loot pool for a short period of time.

They were also available for an even shorter period of time from May 2nd – 5th during Chapter 2 Season 2. Since then, players have eagerly awaited their return.

Now, a Fortnite data miner thinks Lightsabers could return to Fortnite sometime soon due to a change in the game’s files.

Lightsabers may return to Fortnite

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Epic Games removes weapon and item data from the files when that item isn’t in use. And when the data is readded to the files, it’s a good indicator players will see their return soon.

Fortnite data miner FN_Assist recently discovered that the data for Lightsabers was added after the most recent update. In a tweet, FN_Assist outlines all of the data that was readded.

They claim that this could mean one of two things. Either Star Wars Lightsabers will return to Fortnite in the near future. Or Epic is working on a weapon based on the lightsaber’s pre-existing mechanics.

If Lightsabers are added to Fortnite, we can expect it to accompany a return of skins and maybe some other Star Wars announcement.

Epic Games usually adds crossover content to promote whoever they are collaborating with. Whether it be a new movie or TV series, the Lightsabers could be used as a promotional tool for new Star Wars content.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Klombos and Klomberries in Chapter 3.

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Fortnite: Where to find Pizza Party item and what it does

Fortnite Chapter 3 is adding a new Pizza Party item that allows players to restore their shields through the power of pizza.

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If you’re wanting to switch up your diet in Fortnite, you can use the Pizza Party item to gain shield and fill your stomach.

One of Fortnite’s mascots is Tomatohead who is also the mascot for the fictional restaurant Pizza Pit. This is a POI that has appeared in Fortnite for several seasons.

It’s one of the many fictional restaurants that have appeared in-game along with Durrr Burger, Sitcks, and Butter Barn.

However, players haven’t been able to enjoy any of the food from these restaurants until now. Pizza Pit’s ovens are on and players can finally enjoy eight slices of cheesy goodness.

How to get Pizza Party item in Fortnite

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The Pizza Party is a pizza box containing eight slices of pizza. In addition to cheese and sauce, each slice is topped with a Shield Mushroom that restores 50 shield.

Each box has 8 slices, but each slice can only get players up to 50 shield similar to minis. Players can find Pizza Party boxes in the normal loot pool.

As well, players can purchase a Pizza Box for 50 gold from the Tomatohead NPC. He is located in Tilted Tower, and he only has 4 Pizza Boxes in stock.

According to Hypex, the Pizza Party box will be added to Fortnite on Tuesday, January 25.

For a measly 200 gold, players can pick up 1,600 shield. However, we don’t know how long it takes to eat a slice. And this would also require players to give up two item slots.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find Spider-Man’s web shooters in Chapter 3.

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