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14 Days of Summer ‘Score trick points with a Neon Tropics Driftboard’ challenge walkthrough

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14 Days of Summer has passed it halfway mark and continues to blaze a path through Fortnite history. Another excellent daily challenge has been added and requires that players complete a prior challenge first.

The 14 Days event truly sits king among Fortnite’s latest occasions. Variety always spices things up and Epic’s got a nice mix of content that doesn’t feel stale. We’re excited to see what else they’ve got in store going into Season 10!

As for the daily challenge for July 3rd, you’ll be using the Driftboard to hit some sick tricks. Haven’t drifted before in Fortnite? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the easiest way to complete the task.

Score Trick Points with Neon Tropics Driftboard

Alright, today’s challenges stands as an outlier among our recent objectives. Similar to some Fortbyte challenges, you’ll need to unlock a previous challenge’s reward first. The challenge in question is the ‘Search unicorn floaties at swimming holes‘ task.

Afterwards, you’ll have unlocked the Neon Tropics Wrap. This’ll be used in completing the latest 14 Days challenge.

Neon Tropics Fortnite Wrap

July 3rd’s challenge tasks you with scoring 250,000 trick points with a Neon Tropics Driftboard. While this may seem like an astronomical number, it’s actually quite low since trick points are quite easy to come by.

Remember to equip the wrap in your locker and hop into any core mode or Team Rumble. From there, you’ll want to locate a Driftboard. These are scatted around the map much more densely for the 14 Days event. One such spawn location is on the east side of Loot Lake where the river meets the crater.

Summer themed Driftboard

While you could flip around in the air or fly off high up ramps, there’s an even easier way to complete this. Season 9’s slipstreams aren’t just effective for transportation purposes, you can also use them for land millions of trick points.

Simply position yourself under one of the Slipstreams, jump to tilt yourself a bit upwards, and boost into the stream. You’ll quickly latch onto the air current and be swept away. As you fly, you can safely perform flips and manuevers without the fear of falling. Once you are ready to land the trick, level yourself.

Exiting the Slipstream can be difficult due to the stickiness of the current. Point the end of your board at the tube’s wall and boost directly out. Be careful not to flip as you do so or you might fail your trick point streak.

With this method, the challenge becomes trivial. 250,000 points might have been a hard task back in the Shopping Cart days, but no longer. For completing the challenge, you’ll unlock the Surfstick Spray.

Surfstick Spray – 14 Days of Summer

Previous 14 Days of Summer Fortnite Challenges

For those that have yet to complete the other daily challenges, we’ve got you. Most of the 14 Days challenges require you to search out newly added locations which can be hard to find without a map. Each guide below features detailed information on these locations, so you can get back to playing “real” Fortnite.

As 14 Days is getting closer to its close, a new event already looms on the horizon. Where summer brings light, the Stranger Things event will bring darkness from the Upside-Down. The first teasers for the event have already begun to appear in-game.

For us at FortniteINTEL, 14 Days delivers just what we want to see from our favorite BR game. We’d like to know how you are enjoying the experience as well. Tell us about your thoughts on the summer event in the comment below.

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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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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

The next cosmetic item in Fortnite’s Icon series, this time for streamer Loserfruit, has been leaked, with the release date all but confirmed for June 21.

Following on from Ninja’s skin release earlier in the year, Loserfruit, one of the most popular Australian streamers, has been waiting on her skin coming to the game for months now.

Its initial launch was pushed back due to ongoing protests around the world, but it looks like it’s finally getting a proper release.

On June 21, a handful of leakers got their hands on the encrypted files for the skin, and accessed them, showcasing a full, high-quality look at the skin we’ll soon be able to rock in-game.

Featuring a replica of Loserfruit’s hoody with rainbow-colored arms, the arm portions light up spectacularly, and there is also a backpack that mirrors her own real-life version.

Loserfruit skin release date and price

The skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

The bundle includes a fruity pickaxe too, as well as the Bounce Berry emote.

The skin will be available at 8pm ET. It will cost 1,500 V-Bucks for just the skin, or 2,000 for the whole bundle.

Loserfruit herself is actually already rocking the skin in-game on her stream, thanks to exclusive access before the rest of us, so you can see it in action here.

We’ll keep you updated when the skin bundle is available to purchase in the item shop.

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