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Fortnite menu bug reveals possibility of ‘Creative Team Battle’ mode

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Fortnite, just as any other video game, sometimes hitches up a bit with bugs and glitches. A recent bug revealed the possibility of a new game mode coming to Creative.

New game modes are always exciting as they give us new ways to play the game we love. LTMs are the most common type of additional experiences, but Epic has other ways of bringing modes into Fortnite.

Battle Royale itself was a new mode for Fortnite to begin with. Creative was another and now we may be getting a glimpse at what Epic wants to do next.

Creative Team Battle Revealed?

A never-before-seen game mode name popped up due to a menu glitch for FortniteBR subreddit user ‘salem133.’

Had a weird glitch and this happened from r/FortNiteBR

The bug didn’t let us know about any specific details for the game mode, but it does give us some ideas about what it could be.

The only information we can gather so far is the mode description: “Play community created team battles.” This seems to be an in-production placeholder text.

Creative ideas and competitions have been heating up in recent months as more and more players tinker with the mode.

Epic Games announced the Fortnite Creative World Cup following the first of the World Cup events. The Creative Cup will feature players playing on a variety of Creative maps to earn a piece of the $3,000,000 prize pool.

What is the purpose of Creative Team Battle?

We believe that the purpose behind creating a ‘Creative Team Battle’ game mode is two-fold for Epic Games.

One, they want more players to experience the community’s creations without having to going to Playground or Creative Hubs. Neither of these modes concentrate players into specific maps and getting enough players together to have fun on a Team Deathmatch map is difficult.

Two, Epic wants to give aspiring Fortnite Creative World Cup players a place to practice their skills. Arena mode is for competitive players, so it’s only fair that Creative players also get a practice game mode.

The World Cup Creative will have a prize pool of $3,000,000 – via Epic Games

Creative Team Battle may include the same maps that are including with the Cup. Each rotating out as the weeks progress and the Cup maps change.

Remember, this is all speculation based on a bug from one player’s game client. It’s completely possible that Epic Games was testing a game mode like this with no real intention of releasing it to the public.

Would you be excited for a mode that allows you to matchmake into popular Creative maps like Death Run? Comment below with what Creative maps you would most like to see featured in this game mode.

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Marauders’ Fortnite Season 3 storyline connection revealed

Marauders may be the missing link between Fortnite Battle Royale and Save the World.

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Marauders have to be one of the worst parts of Fortnite Season 3 from a gameplay perspective. Most players hate them. They can completely ruin a solo game while wasting your resources in other game modes. Last week, we covered why we think they have no place in competitive Fortnite, regardless of their implications on the story.

Despite this, most players agree that Marauders have to have something to do with the Fortnite Chapter 2 story. They spawn from Rifts in the sky, which is the first time that we’ve seen Rifts anywhere in Chapter 2. To many, they seem a bit like the Chapter 2 equivalent of The Enforcers, who didn’t do much outside of invading the Motel in a loading screen.

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The Rift isn’t the only unique item that the Marauders have at their disposal. They’re also the only source of Stink Bombs in the game, which could be one of the reasons that Epic keep them in competitive modes.

They, surely, have a significant role in the storyline – at least, we hope. YouTuber TheSmithPlays made a video that touched on the topic. In the video, he covers the story of Drift and how the alternate versions of this character point to other realities. He also draws our attention to the Marauders, and who’s behind the masks.

(Topic starts at 6:36)

In a separate video, TheSmithPlays comes to the conclusion that Battle Royale is a simulation, created and owned by the characters in Save the World. When you look behind the masks of the Marauders, you find other Save the World characters.

This isn’t just Epic reusing assets, as they could have chosen any skin that already exists in the Battle Royale universe. Why choose characters that are exclusive to Save the World? It’s not likely that this is a coincidence.

Via: u/ThatPumpkinHook

TheSmithPlays presents two conclusions in his video: that these characters are working for the owner of the simulation or that they are independent members of Save the World who came to Battle Royale after the apocolypse.

Both theories are interesting, and we’d guess that the former has a better chance of coming true. At the same time, we’re inclined to lean towards neither of these theories being exactly right. There are some missing pieces that Epic still need to give us in order for us to understand them better.

Hopefully, we’ll know more about the Marauders by the end of Fortnite Season 3. If the end of Season 2 was any indentation, though, we’ll only be left with more questions than answers.

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Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain

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New leaks hint at Aquaman villain Black Manta coming to Fortnite’s Item Shop in Season 3.

Epic Games has introduced many new changes following the release of Fortnite’s long-awaited Season 3, with new weapons, a flooded map and even Aquaman being added as a character in the popular battle royale.

However, it seems as if there are even more characters from the DC universe on the way, after new leaked game files were found. According to Hypex, Aquaman’s Villain Black Manta will also be added to Fortnite in Season 3.

Unlike Aquaman’s skin, which will be available through the battle pass challenges, Hypex revealed that Black Manta’s skin and the ‘Black Manta Blades’ pickaxe will be added to the Item Shop.

The DC Villain is expected to arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, June 16 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST/ 5 PM CEST.

While an early look at the new skin and blades has not yet been revealed, it will likely look quite similar to how the character was portrayed in the Aquaman movie.

With the upcoming release of this new character and rumors swirling about a potential Atlantis point-of-interest being added in Season 3, it is possible that Black Manta could play a role in some of the upcoming changes leading into the next season.

The Atlantis location is expected to arrive once the water level has decreased enough, and the final stage of the map has already been revealed by leakers.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.

The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.

Flare Gun

Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.

The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

Portable Upgrade Bench

The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.

Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.

General

  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
  • Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
  • Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.

Battle Royale

  • Party Assist Update
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
  • Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
  • Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
  • Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
  • Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
  • Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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