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Fortnite leak reveals Greasy Grove, Anarchy Acres, and more returning in Season X

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Season X is all about timelines colliding into a single present reality and a new leak has revealed that Greasy Grove and others will return.

Each Fortnite season has its fair share of leaks as Epic works on content drops. It helps build hype for releases, but Epic has cut down on the amount of leaks in the past few months.

With that said, a new leak for Season X has revealed old POIs that will be returning later. Many players were disappointed by the lack of map changes in patch v10.0, but the broad picture is coming into view now as Epic slowly unveils their plans.

Returning POIs leaked via Fortnite patch files

Tilted Town – Store

Tilted Town arrived in Fortnite on August 6 and introduced the first no-build zone in the game’s history. It’s the first of the Rift Zones which will change named locations all over the map. We suspect the rest of these events will be centered around the return of old locations.

Data-miners @Hypex & @xkleinmikex scoured the files for evidence of these old locations. Luckily, the duo hit gold and came upon multiple files revealing information about these POIs.

Greasy Grove

Never forget what the Ice King did!

The first of the locations is the fan-favorite of Greasy Grove. The small town was located to the south-west of Tilted and made for an excellent landing spot. The original Durr Burger was situated here.

Greasy Grove leak – via @Hypex

The location has now been frozen inside a lake below Polar Peak for several seasons. A return of Greasy would mean radical changes to the region including the possible push-back of the snow surrounding the area.

Anarchy Acres

Introduce a little Anarchy and everything becomes chaos

Anarchy Acres is a really old location from the ‘OG’ days of Fortnite. It was considered by many to be a worse version of Fatal Fields due to less loot, but it’s gotten a cult following nonetheless. It’ll be interesting to see how Epic intends to solve the problems the location had the first time around.

Anarchy Acres leak – via @Hypex

Perhaps we could see Lazy Links (another location situated in the same spot) return alongside the farm & barn. A mix and match of these two could provide enough materials, buildings, and loot for a worthy landing spot.

Moisty Mire

Will the movie set of Moisty return? – IMG: @ShiinaBR

We already got a small tidbit about the return of Moisty Mire in another leak. In that post, the location wasn’t called Moisty Mire, but rather took on the moniker of ‘Moisty Palms’.

Moisty Mire leak – via @Hypex

The leaks suggest that locations will be mash-ups of two locations if a current location already occupies that spot. We’ll be able to confirm this theory once leaks come out about the new names for the above locations.

Risky Reels

Risky Reels sign returned in Season X

Risky Reels was removed to make room for the massive Volcano in Season 8, but we’ve not seen the last of it yet. In fact, we already saw the Risky Reels sign return to the game in Season X as pictured above.

Risky Reels leak – via @Hypex

Hypex’s leak helps to confirm that the location will indeed come back at some point. We’d take a nice wager and say that Lazy Lagoon will play a part. Maybe we’ll see Lazy Reels or Risky Lagoon in the not-too-distant future. Keep in mind that these locations aren’t exactly on top of each other in the grand scheme of things.

Flush Factory

Maybe we can flush the BRUTE down a toilet?

Flush Factory has been gone since Season 7 due to the Ice King’s approach on the island. The small named location was situated at the very south-western tip and contained three buildings with moderate loot. While it wasn’t immensely popular, it made for great starts to slower games.

Flush Factory leak – via @xkleinmikex

All of these leaks were found with the ‘spray car or truck’ Battle Pass missions, but these are probably placeholders for a variety of challenges. We’ve seen similar things in the past with leaked missions and challenges.

Which of these returning POIs are you most excited about? The real mystery is how long these locations will remain on the map before they are sucked back into the Rifts.

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Fortnite v13.40 patch notes – Joy Ride Cars

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After weeks of anticipation, Epic Games have finally added cars into the game as the headline attraction in the August 5 Fortnite v13.40 update.

Dataminers first released the news that vehicles would be coming to the game early in Chapter 2 Season 3, and were expected to arrive in v13.30, only for Epic to confirm that they had been delayed.

Finally, we can start our engines and get ready to cruise around the island, with the August 5 patch on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices putting the keys in our hands as Joy Ride vehicles make their long-awaited debut in the game.

A truck from Fortnite's Joy Ride car set.
A number of new vehicles are heading to Fortnite, including cars and trucks. Credit: Epic Games

Joy Ride vehicles

Of course, the headline addition in this patch is the introduction of cars, giving players a new way to rotate around the island in search of Victory Royales.

Four vehicles will be coming in this update,: A sedan called Prevalent. a pick-up truck named Bear, a truck with the name Mudflap, and a sportscar that goes by the name Whiplash. Vehicles will come with 500 health, meaning you should be able to take some damage while driving round before it explodes.

Of course, they will go bang should you get too much though, dealing 800 damage to structures and anywhere between 50 to 200 damage to players depending how close you’re standing at the moment it explodes.

Radio Stations

Of course, you can’t go on a roadtrip across the Fortnite map without some tunes to enjoy, so Epic Games have introduced radio stations so you always have some music to listen to while you zoom across the map.

The tracks featured on these stations have yet to be confirmed, but it appears there is some copyrighted-music, as in an email to content creators the developers confirmed there would be a ‘copyright-safe; playlist to help streamers avoid getting in trouble.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games are fixing some bugs and glitches in the v13.40 patch, with a number of issues mentioned on their official Trello board as now fixed. You can view the full list below, including Slow Glider problems, and some bugs with Season 3 Quests.

General

  • Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.

Battle Royale

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Water Balloon Toy temporarily disabled.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in match / incorrect leveling-up.
  • Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
  • “Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16” should say “at the Yacht” instead.
  • “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.

Creative Mode

  • Arena Island progress reset soon.
  • Billboards broken in islands that used Roboto.
  • Multi-selected items do not rotate properly on grid snap.
  • Crash on consoles when renaming a device.
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Atlantis arrives in Fortnite with new Coral Castle POI: all map changes

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Coral Castle in Fortnite

The leaked Atlantis location in Fortnite is now finally available in-game, but with a slight twist – it’s actually called ‘Coral Castle.’

The latest round of map changes have been revealed thanks to the ever-lowering water-level decreasing once again, unveiling some previously submerged areas.

Over the last few weeks, this has unveiled locations such as Risky Reels and Dirty Docks, but players have been left waiting for the Atlantis area.

It was initially leaked early in the season, after Aquaman himself was added to the game as a skin, and seemed like it was only a matter of time until Atlantis would be explorable.

New Coral Castle POI

The new area has replaced the whirpool that was previously covering it, with ‘Coral Castle’ now in it’s place.

Landing here should ensure some great loot opportunities, with plenty of chests to be raided. However, with it being brand new, it might be very busy for the next couple of days at least.

More map changes

There’s more than just Atlantis (Coral Castle). The Fortilla has “completely changed orientation”, simply turned around by 90 degrees, but is the same otherwise.

You can see the transition of the water level from FNBRHQ:

Slurpy Swamp is also back, now free of the water on top of it, although of course, it’s still very wet on the ground here.

With this update, the water is now back to the proper level, which means the map is well-suited for the long-awaited cars to make their appearance.

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When will the Fortnite Season 3 map stop draining?

When will the great flood end? When will the Fortnite Season 3 map reach its final stage? When will Atlantis be revealed?

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When Fortnite Season 3 began, the bulk of the map was underwater. That was the primary gimmick of the season, along with Aquaman, the new locations, and new bosses. Overall, it was a unique idea that we’ve never seen in Fortnite before. Many fans were worried about what this would mean for the game, but it ended up being pretty fun.

Since then, the map has gone through several drying-out periods – the most recent of which was today, July 30. We’ve seen POIs such as Dirty Docks, Pleasant Park, Sweaty Sands, and Craggy Cliffs lose all of their water and return to how they were during Season 2 – with some slight adjustments.

Craggy Cliffs in Fortnite

At the time of writing, Season 3 is slated to end on August 27 – about one month from today. We may see the season extended for a week or two, but all players are hoping that we don’t have another Chapter 2 Seasons 1 and 2 on our hands.

With so much time left on the clock, many fans are wondering: when will the Season 3 map reach its final stage? Well, according to the information that we have now, the water will reach its final level on August 1. This is also, reportedly, when the ‘Ruins’ POI (assumed to be Atlantis) will enter the game.

We can assume, then, that we’ll be playing on this version of the map for the final month of the season. Will cars enter the game on August 1? We can only hope – although the message from No Sweat Insurance would suggest otherwise.

Hopefully, Epic have something up their sleeves for the final month of the season. With most players nearing level 100 at this point, we’ll need something new to fill our time. We’re holding out hope that cars are coming to Fortnite sooner rather than later.

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