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Where to find Cosmic Chests & how to open them in Fortnite Season 7

The new Cosmic Chests in Fortnite Season 7 have a lot of rare goodies inside. Here’s how to find and open them to collect Alien Atifacts.

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The new Cosmic Chests are filled with some very valuable materials making them highly sought after. Here is how players can find and open Cosmic Chests in Fortnite Season 7.

Cosmic Chests are a new form of looting added at the start of Season 7. They are similar to Legendary Chests, Loot Llamas, and Supply Drops in term of what they drop. However, they are harder to open and will drop bonus rewards for each player.

Each chest will drop an Epic or Legendary weapon for each member of the party. As well, they will drop 3 bonus items for each player on the squad. These bonus items can be 1-3 Alien Artifacts, Gold Bars, and 125-1050 XP. They also have the ability to drop Battle Stars, but that hasn’t been activated yet.

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Find and open Cosmic Chests

First of all, Cosmic Chests will only appear in Duos, Trios, and Squads modes. They can’t spawn in Solos because it requires a squad to open them. This also means that a solo player in Squads can’t open them. They will randomly spawn in during a match, and as shown on the map below, an icon will appear for all players. Like supply drops, everyone in the match can see the location of the chest once it spawns.

When approaching a Cosmic Chest, it will ask that all squad members be present. The chest cannot begin to be opened until everyone is nearby. Then, it will ask players to take turns hitting the weak spot that appears. Each player will get one hit before the next player has to go. Once all 10 weak points have been hit, the chest will open.

If a player hits the chest and it isn’t their turn, they will be launched away from the chest. The order in which players are chosen to hit the chest will also be random. This means players need to pay attention so they can open the chest before enemy squads arrive.

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Chests have the chance to drop Rocket Launchers and other valuable weaponry. However, players will likely be hunting them down to obtain the Alien Artifacts. These are used to unlock Kymera parts, and Cosmic Chests in Fortnite are the only way to get Alien Artifacts outside of the weekly locations.

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Free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards and challenge guide

Here’s how to earn all five of the free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards! You won’t want to miss out on these spooky limited-time items.

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The annual Fortnitemares event is back, and players once again have the chance to snag some free limited-time cosmetic rewards.

October is the spookiest time of year, and Fortnite has made a tradition to celebrate the Halloween season. Fortnitemares is the annual in-game event that features all sorts of frightful activities.

During Fortnitemares, Epic Games releases a ton of new Halloween-themed cosmetics while releasing some fan favorites from the vault. Players can purchase these items from the Fortnite item shop using V-Bucks.

However, not everyone wants to spend money on seasonal cosmetics. Don’t worry, though. Epic Games has those players covered too. Each year, Fortnitemares gives away free cosmetic rewards to those who complete the Halloween challenges.

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Free Fortnitemares 2021 cosmetic rewards

This year, there are five new cosmetics that players can earn by participating in the Fortnitemares challenges. These cosmetics are exclusive to Fortnitemares 2021, so if you miss out you’ll never see them again.

While some seasonal cosmetic rewards can tend to be lame, all of this year’s rewards are pretty cool. Especially the Glider and Back Bling. Here are all of the Fortnitemares 2021 free cosmetics.

  • Cube Cruiser Glider
  • Batty Wrap
  • Wrathful Breakout Contrail
  • All-Weather Extractor Pickaxe
  • Thinking Juice Back Bling

Fortnitemares 2021 challenges

The Fortnitemares 2021 challenges haven’t been added just yet, but they will be in the coming weeks. According to HYPEX, we could see these challenges implemented within the next two weeks.

Last year’s challenges were themed around Shadow Midas and completing tasks as a Shadow. However, Fortnite has recently distributed free cosmetic rewards through Creative exclusive challenges.

We will keep this story updated as the challenges are released. As well, there could be more free cosmetics to come that have not been added to the files yet.

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How to refund cosmetic items in Fortnite using Return Requests

Fortnite allows players to refund items they purchased using Return Requests. Here is how you can use them to get your V-Bucks back!

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Fortnite is allowing players to refund three purchased cosmetic items per year using the improved Return Request feature.

Have you ever accidentally purchased an item from Fortnite’s item shop? Or maybe you purchased a skin or a wrap and it just didn’t look quite the way you hoped it would.

Well, now you can refund items using Return Request tickets! This has been a feature in Fortnite for a while, but players were limited to three refunds per account. Once a Return Request was used, you could not get it back.

However, that’s been changed with the latest update. Players will start will three new Return Requests. Players will then earn back a Return Request exactly 365 days after the most recent use. This means players can earn back one Return Request per year.

How to refund items in Fortnite

You can refund an item you purchased using V-Bucks within 30 days of its purchase. This means that if you bought an item more than a month ago, you can’t refund it. Here are the steps to request a refund in Fortnite.

  • From the lobby, open the Settings
  • Navigate to the Account and Privacy tab (player silhouette icon)
  • Click on Submit a Request
  • Select an item from the list provided
    • Only the items purchased in the last 30 days will appear
  • Click Submit Return Request
  • Select Yes
  • V-Bucks will be credited to your account

What items can I refund in Fortnite?

You can ONLY return items purchased using V-Bucks. That’s because Fortnite will refund players the exact number of V-Bucks they spent on the item they’re refunding. Here is a list of items you can refund if purchased from the Items Shop

  • Outfits
  • Back Blings
  • Harvesting Tools
  • Gliders
  • Contrails
  • Loading Screens
  • Emotes

What items you cannot refund

You cannot refund Real money bundles and Battle Pass items. That’s because Fortnite does not have a way to easily refund real money. It’s also difficult for Fortnite to refund items that fluctuate in value. Here is a list of things you can’t refund in Fortnite.

  • Purchased V-Bucks
  • Seasonal Battle Pass
  • Battle Pass Tiers
  • Starter Pack
  • Real-Money Bundles

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All Fortnite Character Locations in Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 is here, and the NPCs have shuffled around the map. Here are all Fortnite characters locations for the new season.

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Characters returned to Fortnite in Season 8. Here are all of the Fortnite character locations in the new season, along with which ones offer upgrades, prop disguises, bounties, and more.

Fortnite first introduced NPCs in Season 5, with the large-scale overhaul of the economy. NPCs are back once again in Season 8, and they are just as useful as they have been in previous seasons.

However, with the return of the Punch Card system, NPCs are more important than ever. Players will need to find and talk with NPCs to start questlines. These quests are the main way players will earn XP throughout the season.

Without further ado, here are all of the Fortnite Character locations in Season 8.

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Fortnite Season 8 character list

Here is a list of all of the Fortnite characters and their locations in Season 8. As well, this list details what each character sells and offers players. The bold offers are Mythic weapons.

Character NameLocationOffers
Baba YagaDampy DishNew Brew Quest Line
Fabio SparklemaneApres SkiParty Locale Quest Line
Dark JonesySteamy StacksSpooky Story Quest Line, Rift
KorMisty MeadowsSniper Elite Quest Line, Automatic Sniper
DuskSouth of Primal PondVampire Combat Quest Line, Shadow Tracker Pistol, Disguise
TorinCap’n Carp Delivery TruckMonster Research Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle
KitbashDirty DocksMaking Friends Quest Line
MadcapCorny Crops (East)Mushroom Master Quest Line
PennyRetail Row (West)Build Passion Quest Line
PitstopBoney BurbsStunt Training Quest Line, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Reveal Future Storm Circle
CharlottePleasant Park IO Heist Quest Line, Rail Gun
Scuba JonesyCoral Castle/Coral CoveSurf Turf Quest Line, Rail Gun
Cube AssassinSideways AnomaliesHostile, Mythic Sideways Minigun
J.B. ChimpanskiWeather StationWar Effort Quest Line, Rail Gun, Reveal Future Storm Circle
Toona FishViking VesselHue-ge Discovery Quest Line
The BratFork Knife Food TruckHot Dog Quest Line, Chug Cannon
WrathWest of Deep Woods DishEscaped Tenant Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle, Marksman Six Shooter
Big MouthPizza PitTooth Ache Quest Line
Grim FableWasted WoodsWolf Activity Quest Line
NitehareWeather StationHop Awake Quest Line, Rift
RavenHyrdo 16Dark Skies Quest Line, Rift
DireCamp CodWolf Pack Quest Line
RagsyRisky ReelsShield Technique Quest Line

Fortnite characters locations Season 8 map

Luckily, the folks at Fortnite.GG has an interactive map of all of the NPCs in Season 8.

Here’s a map of all of the NPCs in Fortnite Season 8. We’ll keep this updated over the course of the season as more appear or are found around the map. Bigfoot, for instance, is missing from this list. We’re not sure whether that’s because he isn’t there or just hasn’t been found yet.

  • Disguised man: offers a prop disguise
  • Pink Rift: allows you to activate a Rift
  • Yellow Cloud: Reveal Future Storm Circle
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Compared to seasons past, the number of Fortnite character locations in Season 8 is very minimal. As well, players can no longer upgrade weapons through NPCs. The pool of Mythic weapons has also been minimized.

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