It’s finally here! The last week of challenges have released for Season 9! We got the final cheat sheet before Season 10 that will help you finish up your Battle Pass!
Season 9 has been a wild ride with vaulted weapons, monsters, futuristic cities, and so much more. The final, Mech vs. Monster event has not yet graced us with its presence, but Week 10 of Season 9 has arrived nonetheless.
Before you panic about the incoming challenge deadline, Season 9 will extended by a whole two weeks due to Epic’s vacation (14 Days of Summer) and the Fortnite World Cup Finals. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to get the Week 10 challenges done quickly with the help of a cheat sheet.
Fortnite Season 9 Week 10 Cheat Sheet
Everybody finds themselves struggling to complete Fortnite challenges from time to time. It’s no shame to admit it. We’ve been stuck on some ourselves in the past, but the Fortnite community’s collective brainpower is unbeatable.
Cheat sheets give us quick access to weekly Battle Pass challenge solutions and we believe @ItsEnergie creates the best of the best. Accurate information combined with a clean visual presentation makes for a thoroughly great viewing experience.
You can support the creator by following them on Twitter and leaving a nice ‘thank you.’ Everybody likes to be appreciated for their hard work. Also, check out the man’s Twitch channel at twitch.tv/itsenergie.
14 Days of Summer & Fortbyte Challenges
Epic Games has leaned heavily into providing players with additional content past the typical Battle Challenges. Filling all of the locations for these up on a single map would result in a smeary blob of markers and icons. So, we’ve gone and linked the remaining available challenges here.
14 Days of Summer’s official end date has passed us all by, but players can still complete the challenges for the next 4 days (as of July 11). We’ve got guides to help you get through them without a hassle:
- Day 1 – Dance at Beach parties – Summer challenge
- Day 2 – Bounce a Giant Beach Ball – Summer challenge
- Day 3 – Get Eliminations with unvaulted weapon – Summer challenge
- Day 4 – Thank the bus driver 20 times – Summer challenge
- Day 5 – Pop 5 Party Balloons – Summer challenge
- Day 6 – Search Unicorn floaties – Summer challenge
- Day 7 – Hit players with the Water Baloon – Summer challenge
- Day 8 – Bounce off a Giant Umbrella – Summer challenge
- Day 9 – Score Points with Neon Tropics Driftboard – Summer challenge
- Day 10 – Launch fireworks along the river bank – Summer challenge
- Day 11 – Get Score of 10 on a Clown Board – Summer challenge
- Day 12 – Visit Giant Summer objects – Summer challenge
- Day 13 – Search tiny rubber duckies – Summer challenge
- Day 14 – Destroy grills with Low N’ Slow tool – Summer challenge
These should be your top priority for now as they have the closest deadline. Once you’ve swept up all the 14 Days rewards, you can transition in Fortbytes. There are currently 91 available Fortbytes and we’ve created an all inclusive list of them in our hub article.
And, before we forget, you’ll unlock the Singularity skin at 90 Fortbytes. As an added bonus, Epic Games has put five hidden Helmets around the map which unlock five hidden Singularity Styles.
Yeah, we’re all going to be very busy until the very end of Season 9. While the intensive process of challenge completion can take up time, we really hope to see a similar focus of daily content in Season 10. Naturally, Epic Games doesn’t leave any feature without upgrades and we’re sure to see some major changes to the Fortbyte tasks in the next season.
Fortnite leaks point to underwater swimming coming in Season 3
Swimming underwater may be a permanent feature coming to Fortnite Season 3.
Early leaks of underwater swimming in Fortnite came to the game files several patches ago. Naturally, this led to the assumption that we’d be able to dive underwater in future Fortnite seasons.
These hopes were dashed when the Astronomical event happened. We swam underwater during this event, and most fans assumed that this would be the bulk of our undersea travel.
A couple of updates later, in v12.61, we saw the ability to swim underwater updated, yet again. When you combine this with the unconfirmed leaks covering Season 3, all signs are pointing to the ability to swim underwater in the next Fortnite Season.
Several data miners covered the new strings in the game files. After a bit of digging, they came up with the animation, itself.
As you can see from FortTory’s tweet, this animation is different from the normal swimming animation. You can dive, swim, and float in place while underwater.
There are still a ton of questions to be answered on this front. Will we able to swim underwater indefinitely or will we have an oxygen meter? Will this only be allowed on certain areas of the map? Does this mean we’re getting an underwater POI?
Underwater swimming has always been a difficult concept in gaming. Unfortunately, it could lead to a host of bugs and issues if there are some blind spots in development. Let’s hope for the best, though, and trust Epic to get it right.
Fortnite v12.61 patch notes: aim assist changes, bug fixes & more
Take a look at everything that changed in the Fortnite v12.61 patch notes.
The Fortnite v12.61 content update released this morning, which marks the final update of Fortnite Season 2. It was a small patch and one that was largely geared toward preparing the game for the rumored Doomsday event.
Most of the interesting parts of v12.61 came in the form of leaks, which we’ll cover in some separate articles. There were a few above-board changes, though. We’ll delve into them here.
Aim assist changes
The most noteworthy change was to controller aim assist on all platforms. This one is tricky since we need to rely on community reporting to tell exactly what’s different.
Early reports had it that close-range aim assist was lowered by 20%, mid-range aim assist was lowered a bit, and long-range aim assist was buffed. Our early testing shows very little difference from the old system, however. Casual players probably won’t notice a difference, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Storm the Agency Challenges
Storm the Agency will, almost certainly, be the last batch of challenges before Season 3. We aren’t getting any Overtime Challenges, so these will have to do.
The new challenge set has not been released at the time of writing but should be available later today or this week. They may be released as late as Thursday, ahead of the Doomsday event. We’ll cover the challenge tutorial in a separate guide.
Epic appear to have changed storm circles in the v12.61 update, as well – at least in public matches. The first phase of the storm closes much more quickly – but on a larger circle. The circle then gets much smaller, causing some players to have to rotate, quite quickly.
The circles aren’t perfect, either. Just take a look at this tweet from broadcaster AussieAntics. We’ll have to wait and see how this shakes out.
There weren’t too many bug fixes in this patch. The biggest issue that was addressed was the inability to refund the Dragacorn Glider for some players. Here’s everything that was fixed in v12.61:
- Numbers not changing on sports-themed Outfits
- Unable to refund Dragacorn Glider
- iOS players hitching at high rate
We’ll update this post with any additional changes that surface as more players get their hands on the new patch. This was a small one, though, and largely focused on adding the Doomsday Device to the game.
Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items
Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game, data miners and leakers have been sifting through the files and given us a look at what’s to come before the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.
Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with the highly anticipated Doomsday event set to rock the game to its foundations as Epic Games moves to Season 3.
With the current season drawing to a close, the game’s developers have released the v12.61 Update on May 26 which includes a number of leaks as to what the event will entail.
For those who are looking a new skin or some new dances moves, though, Epic have added some new additions to the files which will be released over the next week or so.
Cyclo Doomsday skin and Windshear Cloak
There’s only one new skin in the game this week, but it appears to have major links to the end of Season 2, with the mysterious and imposing skin added to the files under the name “Hurricane,” prompting many to wonder if he is set to unleash the natural disaster onto the island.
On top of that, there is also a brand-new cloak that goes with Cyclo Doomsday, which appears to have been battered by winds and torn in places at the bottom. You can view the skin and back bling below courtesy of @Lucas7yoshi.
Drake’s Toosie Slide comes to Fortnite
Definitely the most surprising addition to the game, global megastar Drake has made his first appearance in Fortnite, with a brand-new emote appearing in-game based on a dance from the music video for his latest single, Toosie Slide.
The track debuted on April 3, and was then eventually released as part of his new mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It immediately became a hit on TikTok, with creators dancing along to the instructions featured in the song, and now Fortnite players can do the same. You can watch the Toosie Slide emote in action below, thanks to @HYPEX.
On top of that, Epic have actually licensed the song, so when you’re sliding in front of your downed enemies, they’ll hear October’s Very Own singing along.
Fortnite’s v12.61 patch is expected to be the final patch before Chapter 2, Season 3 kicks off, so it was always likely that new cosmetics would be in short supply this week. Data miners are still sifting through the files though, so if any more are discovered we’ll be sure to update this article.
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