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Fortnite is set to be banned in yet another country

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While many players complain about the state of Fortnite, everyone complaining is lucky they can even play the game at all.

Some countries have banned Fortnite for various reasons, usually having to do with the in-game violence, but also bans could be related the World Health Organization (WHO) study. For those who don’t recall, that study named Fortnite when they classified ‘gaming addiction’ as a legitimate disease.

Fortnite has already been banned in China and Iraq – now another middle eastern country is following suit. Jordan – a country east of Israel on the Mediterranean Sea – has indicated a ban for Fortnite is coming soon.

The country already banned PUBG, and a Director at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) in Jordan said Fortnite is expected to be banned as well.

Despite Epic Games not having blood in the game or even using the word ‘kill,’ apparently Fortnite is still too violent for some countries.

The use of ‘eliminated’ instead of ‘killed’ helped Fortnite be rated T instead of M

Either that, or it is too popular. When Fortnite is the game being played in living rooms across the country, it can become a scapegoat for the gaming world itself.

China is a special case due to government censorship, an issue that made the country replace PUBG with a similar game called ‘Game for Peace.’

They are effectively the same game with players even loading up ‘Game for Peace’ and returning to their previous level in PUBG.

One of the differences between the two games is that instead of dying, the players go to the ground, then get back up and wave at their opponent.

For Fortnite, there isn’t much Epic Games can do. Making the game any less violent would basically mean the removal of guns which is effectively impossible to do.

With a population of 9 million, Jordan isn’t a big enough country to warrant a significant response or a different version of the game. But if this becomes a pattern with more and more countries enacting bans on the game, something might have to give.

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Fortnite bugs enable friendly fire, rebooting in Solos, and other bizarre features

While minor XP glitches and gameplay-related bugs have been common in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3, the game became unplayable recently.

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Fortnite is officially broken

The prominence of bugs and glitches has been a glaring issue in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Loopers recently reported a wide range of peculiar bugs that affected the core mechanics of every mode.

Even AAA titles like Fortnite cannot avoid bugs. However, coding errors are usually fixable and do not impact the meta. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case in Chapter 3 Season 3 as loopers have come across a plethora of game-breaking glitches already.

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Minimap showing enemy locations (top) and random players joining teams (bottom) in Fortnite Chapter 3 (Images via Twitter/iFireMonkey)

From revealing the position of opponents to changing Solos matches into Duos, here’s everything that Fortnite players have experienced in their recent matches.

Fortnite lobbies become non-functional due to a mysterious bug

Notable leakers and thousands of casual players have fronted following issues in Fortnite:

  • Loopers are able to see the locations of all enemies on the mini map. Apparently, the game puts all the players from the same region in a single team which is why they’re able to see each other’s whereabouts.
  • Random players join your team even when playing Solos.
  • People are eliminated randomly without taking any fights or damage.
  • You can get kicked out for cross-teaming.
  • You can edit an opponent’s builds.

A leaker uploaded a clip on Twitter that will surely help readers in understanding the severity of the situation.

The player was able to notice the locations of several nearby opponents and a bunch of random players were added to their team. To make things worse, the game randomly eliminated them in the seventeenth position.

Countless such clips went viral on social media platforms in the past few hours. While some players discovered that friendly fire is back, others bagged Victory Royales with their opponents (we know, it makes no sense).

Last but not least, YouTuber gattu informed that Fortnite allowed players to use reboot vans in Solos.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is now infamous for glitches and server issues

This isn’t the first time that loopers have faced such game-breaking glitches in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. From temporarily disabling Bushy’s Bulb back bling to removing animals from competitive, Epic Games has repeatedly tried to improve the server’s performance but all in vain.

It seems like the aforementioned bugs are no longer occurring and restarting the game has solved it for many players. Surprisingly, loopers loved this dreadful state of Fortnite, but only because it was temporary.

In hindsight, the current state of Fortnite is indeed unsettling. The developers have been releasing a ton of fresh content with every update, but it is usually accompanied by equally extraordinary bugs.

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Fortnite x Kaws collaboration confirmed to bring a new Peely skin

American artist Kaws has announced another collaboration with Fortnite. This time around, loopers can expect a Peely reskin in his style.

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Kaws and Fortnite collaborated during the Chapter 2 Season 8 Fortnitemares event that brought four Skeleton outfits to the Item Shop. The artist has teased his return in Chapter r3 Season 3 and has most likely worked on a Peely reskin.

The first collaboration between Kaws and Fortnite was a massive hit. Fortnitemares was the perfect occasion for the artist to introduce his characters to the Battle Royale game.

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Kaws’ Skeletons arrived in Fortnite during Chapter 2 Season 8

Leakers were anticipating that a new crossover with a renowned artist will be announced tomorrow, but Kaws himself has confirmed it beforehand.

Kaws confirms his return to Fortnite through an Instagram post

Kaws recently posted an image with a card that says, “Dear Fortnite, see you soon”. What’s more interesting is the fact that a banana is placed beside the card.

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Peely is one of the, if not the most popular character in Fortnite. The walking banana was first introduced as a meme in Chapter 1 Season 8, and countless variants have arrived ever since. These include Unpeely, Agent Peely, Frozen Peely, and Peely Bone, among others.

A few minutes before Kaws confirmed the collaboration, leakers iFireMonkey and Shiina had these things to say about an upcoming Fortnite collaboration:

  • A collaboration with a prominent artist will be announced tomorrow.
  • A well-known Fortnite character will get a new style from the artist.
  • Alongside the skin, there will be a back bling, a wrap, and a glider.
  • The collaboration files will be decrypted tomorrow while the skins will arrive in the Item Shop 2-3 days later.

It is fairly easy to join the dots now. A Kaws x Fortnite collaboration is imminent and Peely is the ‘well-known’ character who will receive a skin style. Having said that, the release date of the skin is still uncertain.

Considering that Peely already has a skeleton style (Peely Bone), it will be interesting to see how Kaws has redesigned the character this time. It is worth noting that according to the lore, Peely is not a single character but a tribe.

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All crashed IO Airship locations in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 4 challenges are here. Here’s how players search chests or ammo boxes at crashed IO Airships.

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Following the war in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, the map now has several crashed IO Warships with a Vibin’ theme. A weekly challenge requires you to visit these Airships and search for ammo boxes or chests.

A new set of Weekly quests arrive in Fortnite every Thursday. Loopers can get 15,000 XP from each quest and there are bonus rewards for completing them all. These challenges do not leave the quests menu until the end of the season, but considering that they are quite simple, it is more convenient to complete them right away.

Where to find crashed IO Airships in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

There are a total of five crashed IO Airships on the map. To complete the weekly challenge, you need to find two ammo boxes/chests. Hence, landing at any of the following locations should be worthwhile:

Northeastern Edge of the map

The first IO Airship in Fortnite is located on the northeastern edge of the island. Loopers can either land near Daily Bugle and swim towards the ship or directly land there.

It is safe to assume that this will be one of the least-contested crashed IO Airships. Even though there aren’t any fixed chest/ammo box spawn locations, finding one shouldn’t be a major problem.

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Crashed IO Airship near The Daily Bugle (Image via Fortnite.gg)

The southeastern edge of the map

Another IO Warship can be found in the ocean at the southeastern edge of the island. Condo Canyon is the nearest named location but depending on the Battle Bus’ path, you can directly land at the location marked in the image below:

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Crashed IO Airship near Condo Canyon

Rocky Reels

A crashed IO Warship is located near Rocky Reels. You can either land in Greasy Grove and head east or land at Rocky Reels and head west. It is worth reiterating that the challenge requires players to open a chest/ammo box in the ship, and not just visit it.

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Crashed IO Airship near Rocky Reels

Loot Lake

Towards the end of the war between the Imagined Order and The Seven, the final IO Airship crashed inside Loot Lake which is currently one of the best locations on the island in terms of loot.

It won’t be a surprise if you meet a ton of other loopers when landing at this Airship as Loot Lake has an abundance of chests.

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Crashed IO Airship near Loot Lake

Southeast of Coney Crossroads

The fifth and final IO Airship is near Coney Crossroads which is also one of the most crowded locations in Fortnite. This airship will at least have one chest and one ammo box, and you can also expect floor loot here.

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Crashed IO Airship near Coney Crossroads

Completing this Week 4 challenge will grant you 15,000 XP which eventually helps in leveling up the Battle Pass. The Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass is loaded with exciting original and crossover skins including the likes of Evie and Darth Vader.

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