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Fortnite Season 9: All map changes and new locations from v9.0 update

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As with every season, Season 9 has brought with it some changes to the Fortnite map. We’ve got details on what’s changed, what’s remained, and what’s returned.

Epic Games enjoys mixing things up with the Fortnite quite often for better or for worse. The constant change can cause some balance turmoil, but it does keep the experience fresh without a doubt.

With Season 9’s v9.0 update bringing a futuristic revamp to the popular battle royale title, two of the games most legendary locations have recieved major upgrades, while a number of smaller locations have also seen changes or improvements.

Season 9 Map Changes

We’ll break down the changes into a few categories to help sort out the plethora of alterations to Fortnite’s map. This will help you parse the information faster and get you on your way to learning the new map.

Tilted Towers becomes Neo Tilted

One of the biggest changes to the Fortnite map sees the always popular Tilted Towers, which was destroyed by the volcano, turn into Neo Tilted, a futuristic city based on sci-fi renditions of neon cities.

In terms of structure, the city looks almost identical, with the layout of the buildings almost identical to the Tilted Towers location that stood on the location previously. However, the design is much different, with neon boards and futuristic materials used to give the city a sleek, forward-thinking feel.

Neo Tilted is a futuristic rendering of the former Tilted Towers. Credit: Epic Games

Mega Mall rises from Retail Row’s ashes

The other major location destroyed when the volcano erupted was Retail Row, an area which had been a feature of Fortnite since it’s release back in September 2017.

While some wondered if the location on which the shopping area sat would lay empty for a period of time, it’s clear Epic Games had another plan for it, as a massive shopping mall has appeared on the location.

Mega Mall now sits on the old location of Retail Row. Credit: Epic Games

Pressure Plant appears at the volcano

Following the eruption of the volcano at the end of Season 8, it appears that a new plant has appeared, possibly attempting to use the incredible power of the volcano to power the new futuristic locations dotted around the map.

The Pressure Plant can be on the south facing side of the massive volcano, allowing players to drop in and hunt for loot in the shadow of the monstrous natural phenomenon.

The Pressure Plant has been built on the side of the volcano. Credit: iScenario/Twitter

Fortnite’s map has seen a number of other minor changes, including some references to prior locations, and upgrades to others to help it match the futuristic feel of Season 9.

Loot Lake

Following the events of the ‘Unvaulting’ event that took place at the end of Season 8, vegetation such as bushes and trees have began to grow again, leading many to believe that the area will eventually be covered over once again.

The buildings at Loot Lake have also received an upgrade to match the theme of Season 9, replacing the old brick warehouses with sleek, futuristic versions.

Loot Lake has underwent a number of changes. Credit: iScenario/Twitter

Junk Junction

For those who have already started to feel nostalgic for the old version of Tilted Towers, Epic Games have kept one specific remnant from the destroyed city that players can visit.

Half of the old clock tower, including the actual timepiece itself, can be found cordoned off at Junk Junction, showing fans that at least some of the old Tilted survived the destruction.

Sky Platforms

Sky Platforms have been introduced in Fortnite Season 9, giving players new vertical areas to explore, and also offer an easy way to rotate around the map using the Slipstreams.

These will be easy to find, as they float high above the map across the island, so keep an eye on the sky and you might just be able to visit one!

Sky Platforms can be spotted hovering above the island. Credit: FNBR News

With Epic Games likely to have updated a lot of different locations in the v9.0 update, we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for new places and changes, so stay tuned to Fortnite Intel for all the latest.

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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