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Fortnite holiday update: what to expect

According to the postponement of a Cash Cup, it looks like we should be getting a Fortnite holiday update on December 4.

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According to the postponement of a Cash Cup, it looks like we should be getting a Fortnite holiday update on December 4.

‘Tis the season for a Fortnite holiday update. Epic has been adding festive skins, lobbies, and even map changes to Fortnite ever since the first Fortnite season. You can grab some of the more sought after Season 1 holiday skins in the Item Shop tonight.

We’re past Thanksgiving and into December, which means Fortnite should be bringing us a holiday update soon. If we take the postponement of the OCE and ASIA Platform Cash Cup as any indication, that time is early tomorrow morning.

These regions play when updates usually take place, which means postponing them suggests we’ll be getting an update tomorrow.

What can we expect from the Fortnite Christmas update? Your guess is as good as ours. We’ll probably get a plethora of leaked Fortnite holiday skins, a festive lobby, a new Battle Bus song, and much more.

We’re likely getting some overtime or holiday challenges as well since Chapter 2 Season 1 is extended into 2020. These might not go live right away, but will probably be in the game files; waiting for activation.

We also saw data miner @Hypex tweet about a new ‘Icebox’ item found in the game files with some winter-themed items. These may be isolated to an LTM, but we’ll have to wait and see.

We also have a list of bug fixes that could be coming with this update, courtesy of the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board. The only fix that’s listed as ‘fixed in next release’ is one that handles the display of the Refund Tokens, but there will undoubtedly be more.

We may also see the return of the Scoped and Heavy AR with this update. Epic might hold off on these with the FNCS finals on the horizon, but it would be very on-brand if they release the reworked weapons days before a tournament.

What do you want to see with the Fortnite holiday update? Let us know in the comments!

Challenges

Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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