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How did this Fortnite player reach level 520?

Want to know what it takes to get a golden Agent Peely? This player has it figured out.

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It’s no secret that gathering all of the XP required to obtain a golden Agent Peely skin variant in Fortnite is a massive chore. You have to reach level 350, which is nearly impossible for casual players.

You have to grind all of the challenges and play every day to reach this level. Even with that, it will still be difficult for those who didn’t purchase all of the Battle Pass tiers when the season first released.

Even most Fortnite streamers – who play every day and purchased the entirety of the Battle Pass on day-one – haven’t hit level 350. It’s going to be a status symbol to have a gold Agent Peely when Season 2 ends.

YouTube creator Cinema of Gaming was curious about which player had the highest level in the world. He did some digging and found a player named TALOCAN. The 17-year-old German YouTuber is, stunningly, level 520. According to data miner Hypex, the player reached level 400 on April 15.

Cinema of Gaming stated that this player plays, “Team Rumble, land at Steamy Stacks, opens all the chests at Steamy Stacks, leaves the game & repeat for 16 hours a day,” just as Epic Games intended.

As you may expect, this player is a grinder. He’s reached level 100 in every previous season. For Chapter 2 Season 2, he has his eyes set on level 600.

We don’t know whether or not this player has the highest rank in the world, but it wouldn’t surprise us. Few players have the dedication to open chests in Team Rumble without engaging with the enemy team.

Obviously, TALOCAN finds some sort of enjoyment out of this – even if it’s only for the accomplishment. Now, you know what you have to do if you’re struggling to reach level 350.

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All Tier 100 Fortnite Skins ranked

Fortnite has given us a long list of Battle Pass skins. Here, we’re ranking all of the tier-100 Battle Pass skins from worst to best.

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Fortnite has been providing us with skins for over two years. Take a look at all Fortnite tier 100 skins as we rank them from worst to best.

We’re 16 seasons into Fortnite at this point, and 15 Battle Passes deep. We’ve seen hundreds of skins come and go with varying degrees of originality. Some are still in Battle Royale to this day while others are collecting dust in a crowded locker.

Not all Fortnite skins are created equal. Today, we’re looking at the Fortnite tier 100 skins and ranking them from worst to best. Let us know your opinions in the comments!

15. Vendetta: Season 9

The Vendetta is my least-favorite tier 100 skin of the bunch. The non-upgraded version is lame and the final stage leaves a lot to be desired.

This one was one of the most uninspired tier 100 skin, in my opinion. It doesn’t look very good, either, which is why it’s placed at the bottom of our rankings.

14. Ice King: Season 7

The Ice King is a skin you’ll hardly ever see in a modern Fortnite match. It’s probably not the ugliest skin we’ve gotten as a tier 100 reward, but it isn’t far off.

The reason this is so low, though, has to do with the size. This skin is massive and clunky, making you feel like an easy target when you’re wearing it.

13. Ultima Knight: Season X

The Ultima Knight is, simply, an addition to the OG Black Knight that ranks much higher in this list. This is a poor man’s Black Knight and everyone knows it.

Not only is the skin unoriginal, but it’s large and clunky when you rank it up. Anyone who already has the Black Knight won’t be rocking this version into battle

12. Dire: Season 6

The Dire skin is one of the cooler skin concepts Epic has added as a tier 100 skin. The werewolf skin, while interesting, is probably among the least-popular skins you’ll see in the game.

The base skin is boring and the upgraded version is too big – two ingredients that lead to a bottom-half ranking.

11. Ragnarok: Season 5

The Ragnarok skin sits right in the middle of the pack. It’s not horrible, but it’s not great, either. The upgraded skin is a little busy for my taste, so I take everything off and roll with the topless bald man.

10. Fusion: Chapter 2, Season 1

The Fusion from Fortnite Chapter 2 is decent but relatively boring. You’d be hard-pressed to find a player still wearing this skin – especially since there were far better options in the same Battle Pass.

I had this one high on my original rankings (from C2S1) but time has knocked it down to just inside the top-10.

9. Omega: Season 4

The Omega skin suffers from many of the problems as of the other bottom-half skins: it’s unathletic. That is until you take all of the armor off of the outfit.

I rock this skin stripped-down, just as I prefer the Ragnarok skin. It looks sleeker and cooler that way, in my opinion. The base Omega skin squeaks it into the top-10 – especially since you can change the color on the stripped-down version.

8. Mandalorian: Chapter 2 Season 5

This might be a controversial placement, but I’m not a huge fan of the Mandalorian skin. Fans of the show will probably like it more, but it didn’t really do it for me.

Sure, the customization options are there, but you’ll never go back to the pre-upgraded armor like you could with some of the other tier-100 skins. Baby Yoda is a hit, but the Mando skin leaves a lot to be desired.

7. Luxe: Season 8

The Luxe was the number-one tier 100 skin in my book for a long time. This is one of the only tier 100 skins that I still regularly wear when I play Fortnite, and one of only two female skins in the group.

The real reason this one ranks so highly is the back bling. Those golden wings are at least the second-best back bling reward in any Battle Pass.

6. The Reaper: Season 3

For some, the Reaper is going to be a number-one tier 100 Battle Pass skin. I understand this argument, but I never liked it, myself.

There were some bugs during Season 3 that caused Epic to hand everyone several Battle Pass tiers for free. The result was that almost everyone who bought the Season 3 Battle Pass got the Reaper skin, which is one of the reasons I never really liked it.

Despite my personal bias, I recognize that Season 3 was the golden age of Fortnite and this skin brings back the feels. It’s well-deserving of a top-five finish.

5. Spire Assassin: Chapter 2 Season 6

Fortnite Spire Assassin

The Spire Assassin is the latest tier-100 skin added to Fortnite in Season 6, and it jumped right to the top-five in my rankings. This skin comes close to the best we’ve seen in Chapter 2, but it’s too early to tell.

It’s always hard to rank a skin while the season is currently underway, but I’m betting that Spire Assassin will be a common sight on the Fortnite island long after Season 6 concludes.

4. Eternal Knight: Chapter 2, Season 3

The Eternal Knight is a strong contender for the best tier-100 skin in the history of Fortnite. All of the variants are cool and unique and the customizable pickaxe is another huge point in favor of the outfit.

Along with only a few others on this list, the Eternal Knight is still a common sight on the Fortnite island. As long as players are still wearing the skin, it deserves a high placement on this list.

3. Midas: Chapter 2, Season 2

Midas remains a favorite of a lot of Fortnite players, whether you’re using his Ghost, Shadow, or all-gold version.

The Midas skin is the best of both worlds. He’s slender, which means he doesn’t take up much of your screen, but he’s still a cool and interesting character whose outfit goes well with a lot of different combinations.

2. Iron Man: Chapter 2 Season 4

Come on, it’s Iron Man. This is how you do a tier-100 crossover skin, and the Mandalorian was a huge step back from Tony Stark in the previous season.

With one skin, you get both Iron Man and Tony Stark – which you can switch between in-game. If you leveled up the Battle Pass, you can also play as Gold, Silver, or Holographic Iron Man/Tony Stark. It’s hard to see this as anything less than a top-rated skin.

1. Black Knight: Season 2

I know, I know. The Black Knight isn’t technically a Tier 100 skin. It’s a final-tier Battle Pass skin, though, so it’s worth including on this list.

The Black Knight is the classic. It’s the OG. Wearing one of these skins doesn’t mean that you’re good, but it does mean that you’ve been playing the game for a long time.

The Black Knight takes the number-one spot because it’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing final-tier skins we’ve ever received. It’s not my personal favorite, but it carries a certain amount of significance for OG Fortnite players.

What’s your number-one tier 100 Fortnite skin? Let us know in the comments.

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Theory: Fortnite plot follows the same rules as Netflix’s ‘Dark’

Years of Fortnite plot theories have finally led us to this point. We’re confident that Fortnite is following the rules of Netflix’s ‘Dark.’

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Fortnite theorists have always been guessing about what the plot will bring. We think we’ve finally cracked the code.

The Fortnite plotline is one of the most convoluted and elusive stories in all of gaming. It’s difficult to tell exactly what’s happening, and more questions seem to arise with every passing season.

We’re now into Season 5, and are finally appearing to get some answers – at least, we think we are. There are still far more mysteries in the Fortnite universe than we have time to cover, but we’re starting to get a general idea of the direction in which things are heading.

At this point, all we have are theories. When we combine recent and past revelations, however, we start to see a picture of how things will play out; not necessarily exactly what will happen, but the rules by which the Fortnite world operates. Strap in, because we’re going down a bit of a rabbit hole.

The Loop Theory

There are three main points to this theory. These points are as follows:

  1. Donald Mustard, the Epic Games Creative Director, has admitted that he’s a fan of the Netflix show ‘Dark.’ He’s also said that the show has “influenced and inspired the way I was thinking about the ultimate story ‘mythos and world rules’ that govern Fortnite.”
  2. ‘Dark’ is a science fiction series that deals with a strict time travel loop, just as we assume Fortnite does.
  3. We’re starting to see evidence that we may actually be in the past, relative to the storyline that we know.

To understand this theory, you have to understand a bit about ‘Dark.’ Without getting too into spoilers, ‘Dark’ deals with a nearly inescapable time travel loop. Everyone inside the loop is connected.

We even see people from the present-day go back in time and become other characters from the past. So, what’s the evidence of this happening in Fortnite Season 5? The first piece is Agent Jones.

Agent Jonesy

As many Fortnite theorists have already noted, we’re beginning to see evidence that Agent Jonesy is turning into Jonesy, the default skin from Chapter 1. This is evident throughout the trailers in Season 5.

At the start, he was dressed in a suit. When The Walking Dead crossover happened, you could see him disheveled, with his tie loosely fashioned around his neck.

In the trailer for the Terminator skin bundle, we saw Agent Jonesy with a ripped suit and his red tie around his arm – just like the default Jonesy that we know and love.

From this, we draw the conclusion that Agent Jones is becoming Jonesy, which would suggest that Jonesy is Agent Jones’ future self.

Agent Jones isn’t the only one who has been changing into something we know from the past. The Fortnite map is as well.

The Fortnite Map

The Fortnite map has also gone through some massive changes in Season 5, with some popular POIs from Chapter 1 returning to the island. Some areas, like Tilted Towers, have even merged with Chapter 2’s Salty Springs.

When Season 5 first released, fans noticed that these returning locations sprouted up in the same areas of the map where we left them in Chapter 1. For these fans, it didn’t go too much further than predicting that more popular POIs like Lucky Landing would eventually make it to Chapter 2.

What does this mean?

Our theory is this: we are – for all intents and purposes – in the past. We are experiencing the Fortnite island before Chapter 1 took place. At the same time, we’re also in the future. It’s a time loop, as we’ve been told multiple times.

Going back to Netflix’s ‘Dark;’ characters in the show often try to prevent certain events, only to end up causing exactly what they were trying to avoid. The same thing happened with The Seven. They were trying to escape or destroy the loop but created the loop in the process. Midas may have played a similar role in his actions.

Like we constantly hear in ‘Dark,’ “The end is the beginning and the beginning is the end.” The End event concluded Chapter 1, but it also started it.

For good measure, here’s the quote that opens the Netflix show:

We won’t go back to the “old map.” The “old map” will come back to us.

Because it’s not the “old” map at all. It’s the current map. Whatever happens that turns the Chapter 2 map into the Chapter 1 map hasn’t happened yet.

From here, we can only wait and see what that is. Of course, this is only a theory, but we’re pretty confident in it. All that’s left to do is sit back and let the loop continue.

“What we know is a drop. What we don’t know is an ocean.” – Isaac Newton

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Our top 6 wishes for Fortnite Season 4

Here’s what a perfect Fortnite Season 4 would look like.

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There’s only a week left in Fortnite Season 3 – barring any last-minute extensions – which means that it’s time to look forward to Season 4. We already have some key information about what the season will bring, but there’s much more that we don’t know.

Ahead, we’re going to give you our top five wishlist for Season 4. Hopefully, a few of these suggestions come with the new Fortnite season.

Get the Marauders OUT OF HERE

We don’t need to spend too long on this one. The Marauders are awful. They range from a minor inconvenience to a game-ruining menace. The NPC Henchmen are annoying enough. We don’t need their bot buddies falling from the sky, Stink Bombing us while they spam our walls with rockets.

We have a hunch that Epic added the Marauders to help address the mid-game lull that’s been a huge problem in Fortnite. The fact that they were included in the FNCS blows our mind, though – especially in the solo format. More than a few players lost thousands of dollars because these brain-dead NPCs third-partied their fight. GET ‘EM OUTTA HERE!

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Arena revamp

We say this every season, and every season brings us the same, boring Arena system. There’s no de-ranking, no meaningful progression, and no reason to grind to Champion League if you’re not participating in tournaments.

Don’t get us wrong – competitive Fortnite is fun. In fact, it can be a preferable way to play Fortnite for a lot of people – regardless of the lack of end-of-season rewards. Our point is only that Epic could do a lot to improve the game mode, and we hope that they do.

Fishing overhaul done right

We already have a lot of leaks to support this one, so this might fall into the “what to expect” category rather than a wishlist item. It’s worth mentioning, nonetheless.

By all accounts, we’ll be getting 30+ new fish types when Season 4 comes out, along with a new and improved Fishing Rod. We don’t know what these fish do, just yet, apart from the Midas Fish that Tabor Hill recently leaked.

Our hope is that Epic keep the same fishing system with new fish types. In other words, we hope that Floppers and Slurpfish still exist as they currently do – with new names and colors added to them. Too much clutter in the Flopper loot pool could cause players to skip fishing, altogether.

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QOL improvements to editing

There are two quality-of-life (QOL) improvements that we’d like to see in the editing system: confirm reset on release and the ability to disable pre-edits.

Let’s start with the latter. This is something that should have always been in the game. We’re stunned that Epic hasn’t added it, already. For those who don’t know, this setting would allow you to disable the ability to pre-edit your structures. Sure, there are some strategies that surround pre-edits, but 100 players do it by accident for every one who does it intentionally.

The next QOL improvement is, largely, for controller players. We already have “confirm edit on release,” so we’d like to see Epic add the “confirm reset on release” setting. It will, simply, make things easier and allow controller players and non-conforming KBM players to compete with the all-powerful “scroll wheel reset” strategy.

Weapon loadout presets

We’ve been asking for this one for a while, as well. Anyone who regularly plays Fortnite has a preferred loadout placement. I, for instance, use Shotgun, SMG, healing, misc, AR. Everyone has some variation of this.

This concept would, simply, allow us to choose where items would land in our inventories when we pick them up. That way, we’d never get messed up by a mismatched inventory in an early-game engagement. The “auto-sort consumables to the right” setting was a positive step, but it doesn’t work for a lot of people who don’t keep their healing items in their last slots. It’s a bit of a long-shot, but we’d still love to see it.

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Split the loot pools

The first two seasons of Fortnite Chapter 2 seemed to over-correct the issue that plagued the last few seasons of Chapter 1. Chapter 1 focused on fun first and competitive viability… well, never. They changed that for the better in Chapter 2. Any pro will tell you that the first season of Chapter 2 was the most competitive season in recent memory – possibly ever.

It’s tough to strike a balance between keeping the game fun and fresh and making it competitive for professional play. Recently, Epic added cars into core modes – one of the best additions they’ve made to the game in a long time.

These cars would likely be a menace in competitive modes, however. We won’t know until they add them – but we don’t think that should happen. Competitive and casual Fortnite modes are inherently different. It’s time that Epic stops pretending that’s not the case.

Anyone who watched the Season 3 FNCS knows how unbeatable the Shockwave Launcher was. Items like this one shouldn’t be a deciding element in a tournament worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Our solution to this: separate the Arena and tournament loot pools into the most competitive items of the season. Remove problematic items, mythic items and weapons, and cars from competitive modes. Make changes to the loot pool as needed to help level the playing field. This way, Epic can have fun in core modes while keeping pros happy at the same time. It’s a win-win, and it’s about time for Epic to quit the half measures and make the change.

A truck from Fortnite's Joy Ride car set.
A number of new vehicles are heading to Fortnite, including cars and trucks. Credit: Epic Games

Bonus pipe dream: Proximity chat

Proximity chat won’t happen. This is a kid’s game and proximity chat is insanely toxic. Imagine, though, build-battling or boxfighting someone and talking trash the whole time. What’s more, imagine the same scenario but the two of you get third-partied. Instead of continuing to fight, you call a time-out to deal with the intruder. It will never happen, but proximity chat would be so much fun.

What would you like to see in Fortnite Season 4? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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