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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3: What to expect

What we’re expecting to see when Fortnite Season 3 releases.

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Fortnite Season 3 is only hours away, which means it’s prediction time. We took a look at all of the teasers, rumors, and leaks to develop our list of expectations for the new season. Here’s what we – and a large chunk of the Fortnite community – think is coming.

The Flood

We’re all anticipating the map to flood when Season 3 hits. It’s not surprising to predict a map-wide flood. Now, though, we have our canon explanation for why the map will flood.

There are a ton of theories floating around (no pun intended) about what happened during yesterday’s event. Is Fortnite a simulation? Who is John Jones and who does he work for? Why is the storm so important?

Regardless of these questions and budding theories, the reason for the flood is now clear: the new storm won’t be able to hold and will eventually leak, causing the map to flood.

Via: @FortTory
Via: @FortTory

Aquaman

Aquaman is now all but confirmed as the tier 100 or secret skin for Season 3. We saw Jason Momoa, the actor who plays Aquaman, post the Trident teaser on his Instagram story. Fortnite then shared this image on their own story.

Donald Mustard, the king of Fortnite teasers, even tweeted the Instagram story from his personal account. At this point, Aquaman will either be in the Battle Pass or be the biggest red herring in Fortnite history.

Motorcycle and Submarine

There are a couple of things that we learned from the teasers. The first is more concrete: the existence of a motorcycle or scooter. You can clearly see this in one of the promotional images, so it will likely be added as a land or amphibious vehicle.

The second vehicle is based around a theory. Looking at these teasers, it seems like they’re taken from the perspective of a submarine lens. This would make a lot of sense with an underwater map.

Meowhealth?

Another promotional image for Season 3 included a picture of a baby Meowscles riding the aforementioned motorcycle. This is too small to be a skin, so some fans assumed it would be a back bling like pets from previous seasons.

There’s another theory floating around, though, that revolves around Bud the Mushroom. This little guy was only in the game for a few hours. He walked behind you and healed you for the price of 100 wood and a dance.

Fans are putting these two pieces together and suggesting that Epic could bring healing animals into the game; namely, the baby Meowscles. It’s an interesting concept, but we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to know more.

A New Meta

Everyone has their predictions, but the truth is that no one has any idea what Season 3 will bring. We’re predicting a shift in the meta, however, which has been relatively stale since the beginning of Chapter 2.

Season 2 was one of the more spammy seasons of Fortnite. We expect some of these “spray” weapons to get placed back into the vault. We also wouldn’t be surprised if traps came back to the game after a season without them.

Of course, we also have the rumored Flare Gun and will undoubtedly see some new weapons and items along with that. A new Fortnite meta is long overdue, and we’ll be happy to see how Season 3 shakes out.

So, there you have it: a brief outline of some of the expectations for Season 3. There’s a chance that all of this is dead wrong, but we think that some of these predictions will come true, at least.

Of course, we’ll have you covered with all of the news when Season 3 drops early tomorrow morning. We’re excited to see what’s next.

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How to enter vaults without a keycard in Fortnite Season 3

The Fortnite vault glitch has returned for Season 3; this time, with a different method.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 was the first season to introduce vaults. It was also the first season in which players found an exploit to get into the vaults without a keycard. This method was popularized by YouTuber OrangeGuy, who showed fans how use a boat and a few building materials to enter a vault without killing the boss.

This exploit existed for most of Season 2, but was patched when season 3 came out. Well, as you may expect, it didn’t take long for players to figure out another way to get into the vault without a card. Instead of a boat, this exploit requires a helicopter.

For preparation, you’ll need a Helicopter, Upgrade Bench, and a teammate. Here are the steps you’ll need to complete in order to get into the vault without a card:

Step 1: Destroy the tile covering the vault you want to enter
Step 2: Land the helicopter on the broken floor
Step 3: Switch seats and begin to build
Step 4: Have a teammate throw the Upgrade Bench underneath the helicopter

If you complete these steps correctly, you should be pushed under the map and into the vault. Here’s a tutorial from Glitch King that will show you the step-by-step walkthrough.

Getting out of the vault is now your problem. This glitch is meant to surprise and eliminate an enemy, but you could always send your teammate to kill the boss and let you out if no one comes by. This isn’t the most broken method in the world, as you’ll be trapped if you don’t open the vault the normal way. Still, it can make for a funny clip or two.

This method takes a bit more setup than last season’s, but we may still see a streamer or two surprised by someone hiding in a closed vault. Only time will tell.

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Esports

Bugha becomes the first esports pro to sign with Gary V’s VaynerGaming

Fortnite World Cup solo champion, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, has signed with Gary Vaynerchuk’s agency, VaynerSports.

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Fortnite pro, Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, became a household name overnight when he took home the first Fortnite World Cup Solos competition in 2019. The relatively unknown pro catapulted to the top of the Twitch charts when he returned home for the event, $3 million richer.

Now, Bugha can add another first to his resume – the first gamer signed to Gary Vaynerchuk’s new esports agency, VaynerGaming. The announcement came on July 14, the same day that the entrepreneur announced his company’s entrance into the gaming space.

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In a press release that announced the new venture, Vaynerchuk stated, “I have been quietly paying attention to the gaming industry for over a decade, building relationships and following the trends. One of the most exciting things about it, for me, is the gamers themselves. And when I look at the culture, the interest in the sector from other athletes, artists, celebrities — it is enormous. This is a very significant expansion for VaynerSports.”

Bugha will be the first of many gamers to be represented by VaynerGaming as it expands into this new territory. We can expect some other high-profile signings from Fortnite and other top video games. It’s exciting to see gaming break through to the mainstream in this way, and could mean big things for the future of the Fortnite community.

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Epic disable the elusive Golden Mushroom in Fortnite

The Golden Mushroom has reportedly been disabled in all Fortnite modes.

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Almost all Fortnite players know about the Mythic Goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2 – the rarest item that Epic have ever added to the game. It’s so rare that fans wondered if it even existed for a while. Since its release, there’s still only been a handful of recorded sightings of the Mythic Goldfish.

In Season 3, Epic added another rare item to the game: The Golden Mushroom. According to data miners, this mushroom has the same chance to spawn as the Mythic Goldfish, making it one of the rarest items in all of Fortnite. To this day, we’ve only seen one clip of the Golden Mushroom outside of Creative Mode.

When the mushroom first came out, SypherPK put a county on its head. He offered his fans cash if they could find the mushroom in-game, and a bonus if they found it in a joinable Battle Lab match. Here’s the only known clip of the Golden Mushroom in Fortnite.

When Sypher picked it up and put it in his inventory, the Golden Mushroom turned into a regular old mushroom that only healed for five shield. This bug is likely why the item was disabled on July 13, according to data miner reports.

One of the rarest items in Fortnite should offer a reward for finding it. It seemed like this one had an issue that led to it becoming a disappointment. On July 13, Hypex tweeted that Epic pushed a hotfix to disable the Golden Mushroom.

At the time of writing, there’s still no mention of the Golden Mushroom on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board. The hunt appears to be stalled – at least, for the time being. We’ll let you know when the Mushroom comes back to Fortnite but, for now, you can stop searching for it.

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