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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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Leaked Fortnite 14.40 skins & cosmetic items

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New Skull Trooper Fortnitemare characters.

Fortnite’s v14.40 update has officially signalled the start of Fortnitemares 2020, and a brand-new patch means we have plenty of leaked skins and cosmetics to take a look at.

While Season 4 has been all about superheroes, Halloween is the name of the game for the next couple of weeks, with Fortnite’s annual spooky event Fortnitemares making it’s welcome return, and bringing back Midas too.

Midas disappeared at the end of Season 2 when his Device experiment ended in disaster, but the 14.40 update sees the character regain control of The Agency thanks to his Shadow Henchmen, who will play a significant role in the game for the next few weeks.

For cosmetics fans, a new update means new skins, gliders, back bling, and more to look at ahead of their addition to the Item Shop, and thanks to data miner HYPEX, we can take a look at everything that will appear in-game over the next few weeks.

Midas standing in front of Shadow Henchmen.
Midas is the star of the show in Fortnite’s 2020 Fortnitemares event.

Skins

As always, new skins are the highlight of any cosmetic drop, and there are plenty for fans to sink their teeth into during the Fortnitemares event.

Beef Boss and Fishstick are two new members of the Skull Squad, while the Skull Trooper himself gets a party makeover. Elsewhere, we have some new default characters for those who like to keep things simple, while the Good Doctor skin has a special emote that sees him transform into a massive monster when he drinks a potion.

Emotes

We’ve also got some new emotes, including one which sees your character play the banjo on a rocking chair, and a zombie walk which fits the Fortnitemares theme.

Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any gliders, back bling, or weapon wraps just yet, but we’ll be sure to add them to this article when they are revealed.

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Fortnite 14.40 patch notes: Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge

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Fortnitemares is back as spooky season takes hold, with Midas making his return to the game in the v14.40 patch, which is live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on October 21.

Fortnite Season 4 has been all about superheroes, but with Halloween fast approaching on the horizon, it’s time for “Earth’s mightiest heroes” to take a backseat and make way for some ghoulish fun.

Of course, that means it’s time for the annual Fortnitemares event, with the 14.40 patch bringing some spooky additions and Halloween-themed items to help players get in the mood.

With the patch now rolling out across PC and consoles, here’s everything you need to know before you jump into the action.

Fortnite v14.40 Update patch notes


Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge

The headline addition in this patch is the return of Midas, who acts as the main character in the 2020 edition of the Fortnitemares Halloween event.

The character hasn’t been seen since Season 2 when his Device experiment backfired, flooding the entire map. Now, he has reappeared to cause some more havoc, taking residence at The Agency once again with an army of the undead to help him with his plans.

From October 21 to November 3, players who meet their demise in Solos, Duos, or Squads can return to battle as one of Midas’ Shadow Henchmen for a shot at earning a Nitemare Royale, and join your fellow Shadows to take down those still living by using otherworldly abilities.

Loot Pool Changes

Fortnitemares doesn’t just bring back Midas, but also introduces a number of new Halloween-themed items like the Witches Broom that let’s the user soar around the island, the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, and of course, the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher.

There’s also some new consumable items in the form of candy like Candy Corn and Jelly Beans, which will add health or shield, or perhaps give you some new powers to wield.

A major surprise though is the vaulting of the Charge Shotgun, which has been removed from the game for the foreseeable future.

Players have special Halloween items to enjoy during Fortnitemares.

Huge PC patch size

Those downloading on PC will notice that this week’s update is massive, coming in at 27GB, which is much larger than they typically tend to be.

This is good news for players though, as although this patch will take longer to download, it actually shaves 60GB off the entire file size of the game, improves loading performance, and will make for smaller update downloads in the future.

Bug Fixes

As always, Fortnite’s 14.40 patch also has some bug fixes that should improve quality of life for players, and address some of the frustrating glitches that can make the game frustrating to play.

These bug fixes have been taken from Epic Games’ official Trello board, and we’ll be sure to update this article with any more changes we discover.

General

  • Honey Hitters Pickaxe disabled.

Battle Royale

  • Cozy Chomps and Ravage Outfits appearing as Ramirez.
  • TWIP! Legacy not being awarded.
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.
  • Doctor Doomโ€™s Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.

Creative Mode

  • Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
  • Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
  • Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative.

Mobile

  • Vehicle buttons missing.
  • Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.

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Fortnite v14.30 Update patch notes

Fortnite’s third major update of Season 4 has arrived in the form of the 14.30 patch, which brings a major Combat Shotgun buff to players on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

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Superheroes are the name of the game in Chapter 2 Season 4, as they take over the Fortnite island and prepare for a massive war with the evil Galactus, who’s coming to change the reality of the game forever.

With a battle on the horizon, Epic Games have decided to adjust the Combat Shotgun to give you a helping hand, while also introducing some new modes for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnite v14.30 patch notes

Loot Pool changes

The biggest news coming out of the October 13 patch is the adjustments Epic have made to the loot pool. The Combat Shotgun has been given a major tweak, which Epic hope will make it more useful throughout the rest of the season.

The developers confirmed that they had increased the range at which it deals damage, so hopefully players will be able to take down enemies at slightly longer distances, although Epic stated that they would be asking for feedback about the change.

Elsewhere, they’ve also announced that they are rotating in some new superpowers to keep things fresh, which will be available around the island.

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The Combat Shotgun has received a buff.

Rally Royale LTM

Along with the buff, Epic have also dropped a new LTM for fans to sink their teeth into. Rally Royale is all about getting from Point A to Point B as fast as possible, though it wonโ€™t be easy.

In this mode, your task is to collect tickets before anyone else. If youโ€™re first, a finish line will appear on the map, which you need to speed to if you want to be crowned as the winner. This LTM is expected to go live โ€œlater in the week,โ€ Epic confirmed.

Rally Royale will test your driving skills.

Marvel Knockout Super Series

Fortnite players can get their hands on the new Daredevil skin early by winning one of the Marvel Knockout Super Series tournaments that are included in v14.30. These elimination cups begin on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

There will be four total tournaments, with anyone who competes in all of them rewarded with an exclusive Nexus War glider.

Bug Fixes

As usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This weekโ€™s patch will include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including a series of Party Royale glitches, and plenty more.

Here is the full list of bug changes set for v14.30:

General

  • Audio of Last Forever Emote playing even with licensed audio muted.

Battle Royale

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.

Creative Mode

  • Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
  • Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.
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