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Fortnite’s Alien Invasion has begun

Players are starting to be abducted by UFOs as the Fortnite Alien Invasion begins. Here’s footage of the first abductions.

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Players are starting to be abducted and transported to random points of the map marking the beginning of the Fortnite Alien Invasion.

When the v16.50 patch was released two weeks ago, data miners discovered files containing extraterrestrial content. There were various visual assets depicting aliens and character animations showing players getting abducted. However, no one knew when the Fortnite Alien Invasion would take place.

After these mysterious files were found, several streamers received portable DVD players in the mail. Each came with a DVD titled “They’re Coming”, and each had unique footage of different crop circles. This all but proved that aliens would be coming to Fortnite.

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Concept Artwork by @Easkateconcepts

Fortnite invaded by aliens

Many players suspected that the UFOs would make first contact on Tuesday, June 1. Yet, Tuesday had almost come and gone without the slightest bit of movement in the sky. It wasn’t until around 10:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday that Twitter user RexiumFN posted the first footage of an alien abduction.

RexiumFN and various other players had been hanging out at Risky Reels when a beam of green light came from the sky and target one of the players. Everyone stood idly by as their friend was picked up by this light before vanishing.

Shortly after, another Twitter user named HyperDiamond123 uploaded a first-person view of themselves being abducted. Again, the abduction happened at Risky Reels, and the player was transported a little way outside of the landmark. The player appeared face down on the ground before bringing themselves back onto their feet.

The Fortnite Alien Invasion has officially started, and it’s presumed that abductions will happen more frequently as Season 6 draws to a close. Season 7 starts on June 8 which means players have until then to be swept off their feet by alien lifeforms.

It should be noted that alien abductions happen at random, and multiple people can be picked up at one time. Players who are abducted will have their healthy and shield restored but will be teleported to a random location. Regardless, it’s time for some good ‘ole fashioned alien hunting.

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Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 3 Season 3 start date and prize pool revealed 

Fortnite has announced the Champion Series (FNCS) for Chapter 3 Season 3 in which pros worldwide will compete for 3 million dollars.

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FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3

The Fortnite Champion Series is easily the most anticipated competitive event every season. In Chapter 3 Season 3, the likes of Bugha, Clix, and Arkhram, among others, will battle it out for a prize pool of 3 million dollars.

Epic Games has finally announced the FNCS for Chapter 3 Season 3. This time around, the logo seems to have a tropical theme that matches the ‘Vibin’ season. The meta has also changed significantly, and it will be interesting to see how some of the most talented esports athletes have adapted to it.

Everything to know about Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Chapter 3 Season 3

Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will begin on July 6 with 3 Qualifier rounds. The top five teams (Duos) from each round will directly advance to the FNCS Finals.

The qualifiers will take place till July 18 and the Semi-Finals will begin on July 21. As per Epic Games, the key to reaching the finals is Victory Royales and consistency. In the three Semi-Finals sessions, 6 Victory Royale winners and the top six consistent teams will move ahead.

The Finals will take place between August 12-14. There are two ways for a team to win the Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 3:

  • The first team to get three Victory Royales and earn 475 points will be declared the FNCS champion. This is called the Match Point.
  • If no team is able to acquire a Match Point at the end of 12 Finals matches, the duo with the highest points will win.

Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS prize pool distribution

The prize pool for the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is a whopping $3 million. However, it will be divided across several regions:

  • EU: $1,350,000
  • NAE: $690,000
  • BR: $240,000
  • NAW: $240,000
  • ASIA: $240,000
  • ME: $120,000
  • OCE: $120,000

The prize pool is different for each region, primarily because of Fortnite’s prominence there. It is evident that the viewership numbers in Europe are much higher than in the Middle East and Oceania.

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Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 2 granted these rewards to viewers

It is worth noting that fans should be able to unlock some free cosmetics by watching the matches. New FNCS-themed cosmetics also arrive in the Item Shop.

All in all, it is safe to assume that the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will be more exciting than ever. A ton of new features and weapons have arrived recently, and even map changes have been quite frequent.

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Fortnite Island Hopper quests: How to collect 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery

The No Sweat Summer event in Fortnite has arrived with Creative challenges. By completing them, you can get a ton of XP and free cosmetic rewards.

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Fortnite Island Hopper quests

The No Sweat Summer event in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has begun. Players can complete Island Hopper quests in Creative for some XP and free cosmetics.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has a Vibin’ theme, and nothing suits it better than a goofy summer event. Even though Epic Games is yet to add summer-themed elements in Battle Royale, Creative mode already has six unique maps.

One such map is Ultimate Murder Mystery, and the goal is to get 50 Gold Coins from it.

Tips to get 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery in Fortnite

It is worth noting that you have to either get 50 Gold Coins in Ultimate Murder Mystery as an Innocent or get five Melee eliminations as a Hunter or Sheriff. The reward will be 10,000 XP regardless.

Getting the 50 Gold Coins is much easier because the map offers a daily present that has 25 Gold Coins. This means that you can complete the challenge by simply entering the map for two days and opening the box.

However, if you wish to complete the Island Hopper challenges as quickly as possible, just enter a game and find Gold Coins scattered all over the place.

Completing tasks and getting eliminated also grants Gold in Ultimate Murder Mystery which is why a few games should be more than enough to get the XP reward.

How to get five Melee eliminations in Ultimate Murder Mystery in Fortnite

The melee eliminations challenge can be completed only when players play as a Sheriff or a Hunter in Ultimate Murder Mystery. However, doing so is much harder than the previous task.

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Ultimate Murder Mystery map in Fortnite

This is because every opponent will be running away from the Hunter and the Sheriff on the map. Basically, it’s like a game of Among Us in which completing tasks as a Crewmate is definitely easier than planning murders as an Imposter.

All in all, getting XP from Island Hopper quests in Fortnite v21.10 is not that tiring. Anyone struggling to level up the Battle Pass can rely on them.

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Fortnite to introduce Mitosis and other No Sweat Summer NPCs in Season 3

Fortnite players can expect new NPCs on the island with the 21.10 update. These include Mitosis, Underwriter, Summer Meowscles, and more.

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Fortnite No Sweat Summer event

Brand-new Fortnite NPCs will soon arrive in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. While some like Mitosis will be related to the Reality Tree storyline, others like Unpeely will cater to the No Sweat Summer theme.

After a nerve-wracking war in Chapter 3 Season 2, Fortnite has switched to a ‘Vibin’ theme and a summer event is right around the corner. Alongside Creative challenges for XP, there will be summer-themed NPCs on the island.

The biggest highlight of the Chapter 3 Season 3 storyline has been the Reality Tree, and an NPC named Mitosis related to this new phenomenon should also arrive in the coming weeks.

Everything to know about Mitosis NPC in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

Not much is known about Mitosis at the moment, but leaker iFireMonkey has unearthed the following details about him through in-game files:

  • Mitosis will be a skin with 1-3 selectable styles and a glider.
  • Mitosis is a male skin

Interestingly, Mitosis is the process through which a cell divides itself. This is similar to the Reality Tree expanding its roots in locations like Logjam Lumberyard. You can even spot a small pink tree in these roots and rumors have suggested that another Reality Tree might grow on the island.

The Fortnite community calls the Reality Tree the Bloomwatcher. Mitosis could very well be the male version of the Reality Tree and there’s a leaked survey skin that resembles this description:

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Leaked survey skin that could be Mitosis

A new Fortnite NPC will spawn in Tilted Towers

There’s another mysterious NPC in the files called The Underwriter. Epic Games is yet to give this character a face and an outfit, but it’s confirmed that they will spawn in Tilted Towers.

iFireMonkey believes that this NPC could be related to The Block 2.0. The codename for The Underwriter in the files is No Sweat which has made loopers even more curious about it.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer event to bring back Unpeely, Summer Drift, and other characters

With the upcoming 21.10 update, Fortnite will release the No Sweat Summer event which will revolve around Creative challenges for XP. However, the map will also undergo some changes and you can look forward to interacting with these characters:

  • Unpeely
  • Summer Drift
  • Envision
  • Boardwalk Ruby
  • Beach Bomber

It is safe to assume that these summer-themed NPCs won’t be around for a long time, and accordingly, visiting them won’t add to your collection book.

Last but not least, players are hoping that Epic Games will finally release a Summer Meowscles skin in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. The skin has been teased repeatedly, and it can definitely help in making No Sweat Summer 2022 a massive success.

As it turns out, the map already has a location/house full of Meowscles’ items such as a litter box and a mat.

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