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Full Rune and Excavation timeline throughout Fortnite Season 8



If you are confused on what exactly is going on with Fortnite Battle Royale’s excavation sites and mystical runes, we have compiled an entire timeline of what events have occurred.

There are only about two weeks left in Season 8, and an in-game event has been underway which could be rolling out the red carpet for Season 9.

Excavation sites began appearing around the map with construction revealing different items beneath the depths.

Runes have begun appearing at different sites, and we believe that once all they have arrived, a huge in-game event will take place.

Here is the entire timeline for Fortnite Battle Royale’s Excavation and Rune appearances:

Excavation Site 1 – Paradise Palms

On March 28, the first excavation site arrived near Paradise Palms in the desert biome.

Players could interact with the rocks, which had 500 million health.

Once the rocks were cleared, a volcano vent and dinosaur bones were revealed at the bottom.

Excavation Site 2 – Dusty Divot

Dusty Divot was the location for the second excavation site, with construction vehicles digging right into the heart of where the meteor landed during Season 4. Construction began here on April 2.

Once construction completed, players could interact with the rocks again in order to reveal what was beneath.

Unfortunately, after the last rock was destroyed, the newly dug hole was filled with lava.

Excavation Site 3 – Nearby Loot Lake

Another site was soon revealed to be near Loot Lake. On April 7, construction vehicles arrived and excavation soon followed.

A few minutes later, thanks to the community’s help to quickly demolish the rocks, Loot Lake’s dig site revealed a huge metal door that echos when hit with a pickaxe.

Excavation Site 4 – Loot Lake

The last of the excavation vehicles arrived at the heart of Loot Lake on April 12, which was the last resting place for Kevin the Cube.

On April 15, the vehicles soon surrounded the center of Loot Lake.

Soon, on April 17, Loot Lake’s center was uncovered to reveal a huge metal plate.

Around this time, things start to get a little weird as mystical floating runes began to appear randomly around the Fortnite Battle Royale map.

On April 18, one of the metallic structures on Loot Lake’s metal plate began to show a holographic image displaying an alien-like symbol, which we soon saw began displaying across different runes.

Floating Rune Pedestal 1 – Fatal Fields

On April 19, the first pedestal appeared floating near Fatal Fields.

Once players dealt 100 million damage to the pedestal, it would transport the rune to Loot Lake.

Floating Rune Pedestal 2 – Shifty Shafts

Shifty Shafts also saw the appearance of another pedestal carrying a rune on April 19.

Floating Rune Pedestal 3 – Loot Lake

April 22 saw the appearance of a new rune above Loot Lake, however, this one did not take player damage.

However, three laser machines appeared around the map, which appeared to be pointed at the floating rune pedestals.

Players could not deal damage to the laser machines, but they could hit them in order to change the direction the laser is pointing.

A day later on April 23, the second rune was activated above Loot Lake, where it dropped into place within the metallic structure on the metal plate.

As well, the volcano near the jungle expedition outpost began to spew black smoke.

We will keep this article updated with any and all new information regarding the mysterious runes, and the possible arrival of new excavation sites.

Thanks to FortniteMaster, FNBR, and iScenario for the pictures and videos!

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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.



Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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All Fortnite Season 6 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 6 is here, and only a few Exotic weapons made it. Here are all Exotic weapon locations for the new Fortnite season.




Fortnite Season 6 marked the return of Exotic weapons to Fortnite. Not all of the Season 6 weapons are there, however, and they’ve moved locations.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season c, with the addition of crafting, the map changes, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 6 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include the Spire Jumpboots and the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun.

What’s more, Epic added craftable items to the game that allow players to create unique weapons out of existing parts. For instance, a Mechanical Bow and two Shockwave Grenades make the Shockwave Bow – a massive upgrade from both weapons.

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Fortnite Season 6 Exotic weapon locations

Exotic weapons have returned to Fortnite Season 6, but not as many as we had in Season 5. These will be supplementary items rather than the focus of the season, which appears to be on the new crafting mechanic.

Many of the NPCs who sold these items in Season 5 have also either moved locations or don’t sell them anymore, so a new guide is needed. Here’s a map of all of the Season 6 Exotic weapon locations.

As you can see, there are seven Exotic weapons and items currently available in Fortnite Season 6. These are the:

  • Hop Rock Dualies: sold by Gutbomb in Logjam Woodworks
  • Chug Cannon: sold by Slurp Jonesy in Slurpy Swamp
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: sold by Power Chord in Dance Club Cabin
  • Marksman Six Shooter: sold by Deadfire northwest of Lazy Lake
  • Grappler Bow: sold by Lara Croft in Stealthy Stronghold
  • Unstable Bow: sold by Rebirth Raven northwest of Sweaty Sands
  • Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow: dropped after eliminating Raz at The Spire

The good news is that, unlike last season, all of the NPCs that sell Exotics only spawn in one location – at least, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as Epic add more Exotics to Fortnite Season 6. We expect to see them takes things further as the season goes on, so stay tuned to more news on Exotic weapons.

Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG

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May 2021 Fortnite Crew pack includes Save The World and Spotify Premium

The May 2021 Fortnite Crew pack includes the exclusive Deimos skin set, the original Save The World mode, and three months of Spotify Premium.



Fortnite Crew Deimos Skin

Fortnite revealed the upcoming May 2021 Crew Pack which comes with a membership exclusive skin, the game’s original Save The World mode, and Spotify Premium.

Epic Games introduced the Fortnite Crew Subscription service during Chapter 2 Season 5. For $11.99 USD a month players would receive an exclusive skin set, 1,000 V-Bucks, and instant access to the current season’s Battle Pass.

As Fortnite has continued the service, it has also sweetened the deal by including memberships to other subscription services like Disney+. For the month of May, subscribers are being offered more for their money than ever before.

The May Fortnite Crew Pack will offer the Deimos skin set which comes with a pickaxe, back bling, and weapon wrap. This also includes Deimos’ green skin variants and a loading screen background. Fortnite’s Deimos is a modernized depiction of the Greek god of dread.

Deimos will also be introduced as a playable character in Fortnite’s original Save The World game mode. Fortnite launched in 2017 with only the Save The World mode but was popularized when the Battle Royale mode launched a few months later. May Fortnite Crew members will also gain permanent access to Save The World.

Subscribers are also being offered three months of Spotify Premium for free. However, this offer is only available to new Spotify Premium customers. Existing or previous customers will have to create a new account if they want to redeem this offer. The offer expires on June 30, 2021 at 8 p.m. EST.

The May Crew membership comes with the normal monthly benefits such as access to the Battle Pass and 1,000 V-Bucks. Epic Games stated that every Thursday during the month of May, Fortnite Crew members would receive special in-game bonuses.

While the weekly benefits remain a mystery, it will be interesting to see what Fortnite has in store for players. The May Fortnite Crew pack is offering the best deal yet and weekly challenges/rewards will only add more value. We’ll keep you posted about the weekly Crew bonuses whenever they’re announced.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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