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How Fortnite Season 8’s Battle Star system works

Fortnite Season 8 is continuing the Battle Start system that was reimplemented in Season 7, and here’s how it works.

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For those new to Fortnite, you may not be familiar with Season 8’s Battle Star system. Here’s how players can earn and use Fortnite Season 8 Battle Stars to unlock skins.

During traditional seasons of Fortnite, players would complete challenges and earn XP to climb Battle Pass tiers. Tiers would correlate with the player’s level, and each tier has specific rewards. However, the Battle Star system makes a drastic change to how players earn seasonal items.

The Fortnite Season 8 Battle Stars are earned by leveling and spent on Battle Pass items. They give players a bit of freedom to choose which items they want to unlock. Players can’t buy the level 100 skin right from the start, but they can choose the order in which they get there.

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Understanding Battle Star and the Battle Pass

The Season 8 Battle Pass isn’t a tier list. Instead, it’s more like a catalog of items players can choose from. They will have to unlock a certain number of items or reach a certain level before they can move to different tiers of the catalog. But they are still able to choose how they get to that next tier.

The easiest way to get to the next tier is by purchasing the required number of items using Battle Stars. These are a form of currency that a player earns every time they level up. With each level, a player will earn five Battle Stars. They can then use these stars to purchase any of the Battle Pass cosmetics available to them.

Players can still purchase levels using V-Bucks, and in return, they will be rewarded with five Battle Stars for every level they purchase. Each level costs 150 V-Bucks. This won’t auto-unlock items like in the past, but will reward players with Battle Stars to spend.

With all of the great cosmetic items in Fortnite Season 8’s Battle Pass, it’s hard to choose what to buy first. Do you save up your stars until you reach a certain level, or do you spend them as you earn them? There’s plenty of time to earn enough stars to buy every item in the Battle Pass, so get out there and start earning those stars.

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Where to find the Spider-Man Web Shooters in Fortnite Chapter 3

Spider-Man was swung his way into Fortnite Chapter 3, and here is how you can harness the power of his Web Shooters.

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One of the most exciting new items in Fortnite Chapter 3 is the Spider-Man Web Shooters. Here is where you can find them!

Crossovers with popular media icons are nothing new to Fortnite. This is especially true when it comes to Fortnite collaborating with Marvel superheroes.

During Chapter 2, Fortnite hosted an entire season that revolved around the mightiest heroes in the Marvel universe. Not only could players dress like these heroes, but they could also use their powers in-game.

For Chapter 3 Season 1, players can unlock the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man via the battle pass. However, everyone can use his web-slinging abilities if they find them on The Island.

Spider-Man Web Shooterslocation in Fortnite

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Sadly, Spider-Man’s Web Shooters aren’t in Fortnite quite yet. They are due to be released in just a few days on December 11th.

However, we already know where players will be able to find them. Thanks to a goof on Epic Games’ end, the Web Shooters were enabled in Arena mode for a few hours after the Chapter 3 launch.

Spider-Man’s Web Shooters will be sold by different NPCs. These include Guaco at Greasy Grove, Cuddle Team Leader at Camp Cuddle, and Bunker Jonesy at The Joneses. A Mary Jane NPC will also sell Web-Shooters, likely at The Daily Bugle.

You can purchase the Web Shooters for 400 gold bars, and they have an unlimited number uses. Below is a map with each of the NPCs that sells the Spider-Man Web Shooters in Fortnite.

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While you wait for their release, there’s still plenty of new things to discover in Fortnite Chapter 3. Try your hand at opening a vault, or grind the levels of the Battle Pass to unlock Spider-Man.

For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3.

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How to open Vaults in Solos in Fortnite Chapter 3

Vaults have returned in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1, and there are a few clever tricks that allow players to open them while playing solos.

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Vaults have returned to The Island in Fortnite Chapter 3, but you need multiple people present to unlock them. Here are a couple of clever tricks to open vaults while playing Solos in Fortnite.

Fortnite Chapter 3 is off to a tremendous start. Players can enjoy a brand new island with a completely revamped pool of weapons.

There’s also a mix of returning content from Chapters 1 and 2. Players can visit some of their favorite POIs from both chapters while enjoying some of Fortnite’s best mechanics.

Vaults are one of the many returning features in Chapter 3. However, they are quite different than they were in Chapter 2. You don’t need a card to unlock them, but you do need more than one person present to open them.

Unlocking Vaults with NPCs

You do have to have another person present to unlock the Fortnite Chapter 3 vaults. However, that doesn’t mean they have to be a player. One trick players have discovered is that you can use an NPC to unlock the vault.

There are plenty of NPCs wandering nearby each vault so you may be able to coax one into walking close enough to register on the scanner. An easier method would be finding an NPC you can hire that will willingly follow you to the vault.

Open Vaults with tamed animals

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Wild animals have also returned to Fortnite Chapter 3, and players can also tame them. Both a tamed boar and wolf will work, you just need to get them close enough to the vault.

To tame an animal, you just need to get close enough to them while holding a piece of meat. Hold down the action button while they’re distracted and they will become your loyal ally.

This also means they will follow you around the map and even into vaults.

Using Chickens to open vaults

Perhaps the silliest but easiest method of opening a vault is by using a chicken. You can’t tame a chicken, and they won’t willingly follow you. However, you can pick them up.

Vaults aren’t specific as to what it considers another person. Luckily, this means it will accept a chicken as a second player. All you need to do is find a chicken, pick it up, and carry it to the vault.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Vault locations

There are seven Vaults dotted around Fortnite Chapter 3’s map. The image below shows all seven locations.

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Image Credits: Epic Games/ Fortnite.gg

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Best Controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1

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If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, then you need to make sure you have the best controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1.

To be on top of your game, you need the best Fortnite settings. The default settings Fortnite starts players with won’t cut it. In order to maximize performance, you need to optimize every setting.

Approaching Fortnite’s settings menu alone can be daunting. There’s plenty of options to choose from which can get confusing. But we are here to show you the best Controller settings for Fortnite Chapter 3.

Best Fortnite Controller Settings

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Fortnite Game Settings Tab

The “Game” Settings tab is the second tab in the settings menu. It is indicated by a cogwheel.

Movement

  • Toggle Sprint – Off
  • Sprint By Default – On
  • Sprint Cancels Reloading – Off
  • Auto Open Doors – Off

Combat

  • Hold to Swap Pickup – Off
  • Toggle Targeting – Off
  • Mark Dnager when Targeting – On
  • Auto Pick Up Weapons – Off
  • Preffered Item Slots – Personal Preference
  • Auto Sort Consumables to RIght – Off

Building

  • Reset Building Choice – Off
  • Disable Pre-Edit Option – Off
  • Turbo Buidling – On
  • Confirm Edit on Release – On

Tutorial

  • Contectual Tips – On

Extra Game Options

Tap to Search/Interact – On

Fortnite Controller Options Tab

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You don’t need to worry about the two tabs in-between “Game” and “Controller Options”. The controller settings are indicated by a controller icon.

Input

  • Controller Auto-Run – On
  • Buil Immediately (Builder Pro) – On
  • Edit Hold Time – 0.100 Sec
  • Vibration – Off

Sensitivity

  • Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplier – 1.6x
  • Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier – 1.7x
  • Use Advanced Options – On

Advanced Look Sensitivity

  • Look Horizontal Speed – 50%
  • Look Vertical Speed – 60%
  • Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%
  • Turning Vertical Boost – 0%
  • Boost Ramp Time – 0%
  • Instant Boost When Building – On

Advanced ADS Sensitivity

  • ADS Look Horizontal Speed – 17%
  • Look Vertical Speed – 17%
  • ADS Turning Horizontal Boost – 0%
  • Turning Vertical Boost – 0%
  • ADS Turning Boost Ramp Time – 0%

Advanced Sensitivity

  • Look Dampening Time – 0.20 Seconds
  • Look Input Curve – Exponential
  • Aim Assist Strength – 100%

Controller Deadzone

  • Left Stick – 6%
  • Right Stick 6%

Adaptive Trigger (PS5 Only)

  • Enable Adaptive Trigger – Off
  • Use Effect For Press – Off

Button Layout Tab

The Button Layout Tab is the last tab you will need to fiddle with, and there isn’t much to it. Set your controller configuration to Builder Pro. You won’t need to change any of the buttons unless you personally prefer otherwise.

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And that’s everything you need to change to have the best Fortnite controller settings. They will take some getting used to at first, but the increased sensitivity will definitely improve your reaction time.

For more Fortnite, check out how to use the Visualize Sound Effects setting, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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