The fifth Loot Lake rune activation has turned into a much larger event than we initially anticipated. This hub will serve as a center for all Volcano Event and Loot Lake Runes information.
It turns out that Epic Games has decided to turn up the heat in Fortnite. On May 1st, we thought that the last simple Fortnite Rune activation event would occur, but Epic has had much more in store.
The day’s event have been quite hectic, so we’ve decided to collect all relevant information into this hub article. Here you will find all current information and links for the Fortnite Volcano Event and Rune activation events.
Fifth Rune Activation Event
The other rune activation events have been fairly straightforward ordeals. Players have worked together towards a single objective and then the rune has been placed into its spot at Loot Lake.
We thought the fifth one would be the same, but Epic had plans for something bigger. We still don’t quite know everything about the current events in Fortnite.
The fifth Rune was originally activated by players through throwing materials into the Volcano. The rune descended into the Volcano and then appeared to lock in at Loot Lake.
After that, a mysterious duplicate of the rune appeared near Salty Springs. It sits near a large oak tree to the west of the Salty. The rune appears to be completely static and cannot be interacted with in any way.
Shortly, thereafter the fifth rune at Loot Lake unlocked itself from the Vault. The signature orange symbol lit up once again over its body.
The rune at Salty Springs can be seen glowing when you are gliding in the air above the map. It’s a slightly, defused glow that penetrates the tree. We do not believe that there is any possible way that this weird series of a events is ‘just a glitch.’
As of 2:10pm EST, the rune still remains unlocked and de-activated. We will keep updating this article with new information as it comes in.
As for the weapons/items that players will vote on to be unvaulted, only four out of six have appeared on the in-game monitors. This suggests that the climax of the event is still days away.
Fortnite Volcano Event Details
During the initial fifth Rune activation, the Volcano was the focal point for the event. This seems to be the true beginning of the larger ‘Fortnite Volcano’ event.
Rune #5 can now be found at the top of the volcano. pic.twitter.com/0MoDDZoXwx— Scenario (@iScenario) May 1, 2019
Players activated the fifth rune by throwing materials and ammo into the Volcano. This caused lava to spew from the peak every second or so.
This effect now continues after the activation and subsequent deactivation of the fifth rune.
You can see the volcano spitting lava every couple seconds in a game, however it doesn’t show up in replays unfortunately. Looks quite cool. pic.twitter.com/nXERvYXNWm— Scenario (@iScenario) May 1, 2019
Additionally, the whole map now rumbles and shakes as the volcano is getting ready to explode. There is no countdown for the event’s official start. The new rune at Salty Springs may serve as a countdown of some sort.
Later, players began to discover that the Volcano now grant shields to anyone who throws materials into it. We have a video of the occurrence below.
The player will receives 10 shields per 20 mats/ammo he or she throws into the Volcano. If you throw 200 mats/ammo into the Volcano at the same time, you will granted full shields.
Apart from the map shaking and lava bursts on the Volcano peak, no other changes have happened in relation to the event. We will update this post with more information as it comes in.
How to complete Fortnite Birthday Bash challenges & rewards
To celebrate three years since Fortnite Battle Royale was released, back on September 26 2017, Epic Games have started the Birthday Bash event, with new challenges to complete.
In addition to the challenges, there are rewards, some festive changes to the map, the battle bus, and birthday presents dotted around the map.
Epic’s announcement says: “During the celebration, you’ll notice some festive changes around the Island. The Battle Bus is sporting a fresh new paint job to mark the occasion, and after dropping in, find yourself a Birthday Present and see what’s inside.”
Birthday Bash Challenges
These challenges will be available from September 26 to October 1, but thankfully most are straightforward.
You can see them all below (via FortniteFevers).
The one challenge that might cause you some trouble though, is dancing in front of different birthday cakes.
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To help, here is a map of locations for the birthday cakes on the Fortnite island, via FortniteInsider.
Fortnite Birthday Cake locations
Here’s a look at the rewards available.
For creative players, there’s also some new content there, with the Princess Castle prefab now available.
You can submit a creation using the Princess Castle by October 6 for a chance to be featured in the first official Box Fight tournament as part of an upcoming Wild Wednesday tournament.
Fortnite v14.20 leaked skins and cosmetic items
A new Fortnite update is winging its way to players on all platforms, and as always, that means dataminers have leaked some of the skins and cosmetic items found in the files of September 23’s 14.20 update.
Fortnite’s latest patch dropped on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, bringing with it a brand-new Takeover LTM, and the official arrival of Wolverine, who is now patrolling around Weeping Weeds. Should you defeat him in combat, you can harness the strength of his adamantium claws, as the latest mythical power in the game.
Of course, a new patch means new cosmetics, and dataminers have already been scouring through the patch files to give us a look at what’s coming to the Item Shop over the new couple of weeks. Thanks to @Lucas7yoshi on Twitter for these leaks.
Leaked 14.20 Skins
Fortnite fans will have four new skins to enjoy following this update, with two new superheroes in the form of Hyacinth and Morro, who have come from “forgotten lands” and “long lost worlds” to join the fight on the island.
There’s also a vampire hunter known as Victoria Saint, who comes with two skin styles, and Sagan, who who is wearing a snazzy black and orange outfit.
Leaked 14.20 Back Bling
With Rocket League going free to play on the Epic Games Store from September 23, it’s no surprise that there are some cosmetics from the popular game in Fortnite to celebrate the good news, with players able to equip the iconic Octane car as a back bling.
There’s also a special birthday cake to celebrate Fortnite’s third birthday, plus custom back blings for each of the four new skins.
Leaked 14.20 Emotes
There are 5 new physical emotes for players to enjoy, including a special birthday one that allows players to celebrate with some cake, while there are also some new dances in anticipation for the BTS event that’s happening in-game.
Rocket League gets an emote and a spray, as does the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 2, Season 4.
Leaked 14.20 Harvesting Tools & Gliders
Only four Harvesting Tools arrive this week, with three of them designed Hyacinth and Morro, including a normal pickaxe, and dual swords in their respective colors. Victoria Saint gets an axe and a stake to use when hunting vampires, and Sagan gets her own pickaxe called Tangerine Terror.
There’s also a solitary glider, which is also for Hyacinth and Morro if you would like to complete the look.
Fortnite 14.20 patch notes: Wolverine arrives, Takeover LTM
Fortnite’s v14.20 update has arrived, bringing us a new LTM and new hero in Wolverine
Season 4’s Marvel theme continues, as the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” prepare for the arrival of the evil Galactus, who is determined to alter reality on the island forever. The villain has already dropped drones and Gorgers on the map in preparation for his immenent attack.
Now, another superhero has landed on the map as preparations continue, with Wolverine and his adamantium claws debuting in Fortnite in the Wednesday, September 23 update, along with preparations for the special BTS event.
Fighting on the island is about to get even more difficult, with the X-Men’s Wolverine landing on the island, and taking control of Weeping Woods in the south of the map.
Like other superhero bosses in the game, Wolverine will drop his mythical Wolverine’s Claw power when he is defeated by players, who can then pick it up and wield the power of ‘Experiment X,’ although fair warning, Epic Games have already said that “he won’t go down without a fight.”
Alongside a new hero, there’s also a fresh Limited-Time Mode to jump into, with the Marvel-based Takeover which has you fighting for control of outposts that are scattered across the map.
As always, normal weapons and items will be available to be picked up and looted, but in this mode, everyone will start with a random superpower and will be able to acquire more abilities by keeping an eye out for comets in the sky, that will land on the island and drop new powers.
New Storm Hero Ability
Wolverine wasn’t the only hero added in the v14.20 patch – at least not in the ability department. Storm’s hero ability came into the game in this update.
You may have already experienced Storm’s ability in one of the Marvel LTMs, but it’s quite a bit different in the base game. This one, largely, revolves around dealing fall damage to opponents. In the LTMs, there are numerous ways to avoid fall damage.
It’s still early, but Storm’s mythic ability looks to be one of the most powerful offensive tools in Fortnite Season 4.
As always, Epic Games have been hard at work fixing any bugs or glitches that appear in the game, in an attempt to make sure the game runs slowly, and improve quality of life for all players.
The good news is that there are no major glitches afflicting the game at this moment, so the bug fixes in this update are relatively small, but are still a nice inclusion for anyone who has encountered them. You can take a full look at the 14.20 bug fixes taken from Epic’s official Trello board below.
- Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
- Fishing Spots can disappear on PC with effects set to ‘Low.’
- Heroes Park and Ghost House don’t count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.
- Groot Awakening Island missing.
- Boundless set sticker customization: menu sticker limit.
- 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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