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How Fortnite Reboot Vans will work in v8.30 update




Patch v8.30 is just around the corner and it will bring a huge change to how Fortnite is played. No, not a revert…we’re talking respawns. Fortnite will never be the same.

We mean that in a good way. Respawns have become quite poplular in other Battle Royale titles due to their effectiveness in cutting out some frustrating aspects of BR gameplay.

For example, we’ve all landed in a named location…just to have the RNG go to town on us. We get no gun while the person in the next room grabs a pump shotgun, SMG, and a few Clingers.

Respawns allow the developers to mitigate this ‘landing RNG’ by allowing teammates to bring you back into the fight. It also helps with groups playing together to keep the dead teammates more engaged in the action.

The in-game news menu for Fortnite has been updated with a new image and description of the Vans.

Reboot Van for Fortnite – via FortniteInsider

The description for the new addition reads “Revive eliminated squadmates at a Reboot Van.” Simple and straight to the point.

Epic Games released a short video explaining how the ‘Reboot Vans’, as they are called, will work.

Fortnite Community Manager Nathan Mooney goes through the basics of how the Vans will work.

The mechanics are quite simple and easy to pick up.

New Reboot Vans will be located at named locations and other PoIs around the Fortnite map. They are instantly recognizable by their unique appearance.

When players die, they will now drop a ‘Reboot Card’ into their loot pile. This can be picked up by teammates and hand-delivered to a Reboot Van.

Image of the incoming Reboot Van in patch v8.30 – via Reddit

Players, from what we can tell, can carry several Reboot Cards at the same time. This is very similar to Apex Legends’ way for dealing with Battle Royale respawns.

The Reboot Van will be activated by the player carrying the Reboot Card. The Van will then send out a visual and audio cue to all nearby players, informing them that a team is attempting to recover a lost teammate.

Once the process is completed, the Reboot Van will enter a cooldown period. During this time, the Reboot Van cannot be used again by any team. Players who are respawned with the Reboot Van will not have any weapons/items on re-entry.

The cooldown and warning cues seek to balance the respawns out and give players some challenges. It should prove to be quite the popular feature among both competitive and casual players.

It will definitely shake the gameplay right down to the core. It is a big change, but we believe it will be a solid win for Epic Games. One that they sorely need with all the negative coverage they’ve received due to questionable decision-making for both casual and competitive players.


Fortnite player shows the best methods for unlocking Agent Peely

What’s the best way to unlock XP for the golden Agent Peely?



The golden variant of Agent Peely is one of the popular topics in Fortnite Season 2. Those who started at level one – with no tier or XP purchases – would need to grind-out 29.5 million XP in order to reach level 350 for a fully-golden Agent Peely.

For most players, this is completely unattainable. Even after you complete all of the challenges, punch cards, and daily challenges, you’ll need to earn 15.9 million XP through your normal Fortnite matches – a mark very few people will come close to hitting.

One Fortnite player broke everything down into a graphic, letting players know the best way to earn XP in Fortnite and unlock the elusive golden Agent Peely.

As you can probably guess, playing normal Fortnite matches isn’t going to cut it. If you play for the win, you’ll need to play an estimated 19.36 hours per day – assuming that you started at the beginning of the season.

If you play Fortnite with a loot-first mindset, you can substantially cut down on this time – of course, you won’t want to break any of the ammo boxes, llamas, or chests. This playstyle will bring you Agent Peely after 6.44 hours per day.

Finally, we have the best way to grind Fortnite XP for Agent Peely: Team Rumble. Play this game for loot, kills, and XP and you’ll be able to unlock Agent Peely after 3.86 hours per day. The math was completed and graphed by Reddit user u/zMuska.

Via: u/zMuska

Of course, these hours-per-day breakdowns assume that you are skilled at Fortnite and play every day. If not, it will take you a lot longer.

Players have already voiced their frustration with Epic Games over the golden Agent Peely grind. Some have even pledged to boycott any Item Shop XP that has been rumored to be going on sale – although we haven’t seen it yet.

Most players hope that Epic temper the XP requirements next season. They promised us “more fun, less grind” with this Battle Pass – which is technically true if you only want to reach level 100. Completionists know that it isn’t as simple as that.

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Epic push Fortnite Season 3 and Doomsday Event back one week

Epic have pushed back the Fortnite Season 3 release date by one week.



Fans have been gearing up for Fortnite Season 3 this past week, with news of the Doomsday Event coming this weekend and Season 3 starting next week.

On May 28, Epic released a short blog post that pushed everything back one week. They didn’t go into detail as to why they made the shift, but are likely working on balancing new game mechanics, weapons, items, etc.

“In an effort to get everything ready for Chapter 2 – Season 3, we’re extending Season 2 by one week,” The Fortnite Team wrote in their blog post. “The new launch day of Season 3 will be Thursday, June 11. Also make sure to check out a one-time-only live event called The Device, now scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM ET (please show up 30 minutes early to help secure your spot, space is limited!).”

This is disappointing to a lot of Fortnite players but could be good news in the long run. We’d rather wait a week for the new season than have it released in a broken state.

Rumors have it that a flood is coming, meaning massive changes for the island and, potentially, some new mechanics and vehicles added to the mix. Swimming underwater seems to be headed to the game as well, as leaks suggest.

This is a tough mechanic to get right. A lot of other competitive games have tried and failed, so this may be the ultimate reason for the Season 3 delay.

As of now, the new Fortnite Season 3 release date is June 11, 2020. We’ll keep you posted if and when more details become clear.

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Hand Cannon update suggests potential return in Fortnite Season 3

A change to the weapon model of the Hand Cannon suggests that it may be returning in Fortnite Season 3.



Fortnite Hand Cannon Problem

The Hand Cannon was always one of the Fortnite community’s favorite weapons. It feels like one of the core guns in the game – a high-caliber pistol that can deal some massive damage if a player has good aim.

We’ve been missing the Hand Cannon since its vaulting at the beginning of Chapter 2. It’s one of those weapons that’s almost sure to return at some point, however, even if it’s changed from its original form.

That day might be sooner rather than later. One attentive Fortnite player noticed that the Hand Cannon received an update during a recent patch. The damage numbers appear to be the same, but the model of the weapon looks a bit different.

Via: u/PM092

It’s safe to assume that the Hand Cannon will return to Fortnite at some point – likely in Season 3. What remains to be seen is the form that the weapon takes when it comes back.

Will the damage be tweaked? Will it cause a knockback effect as it does in Spy Games? Will it one-shot structures like it has in the past? We’ll have to wait and see.

At this point, it seems probable that we’ll get the Hand Cannon when Season 3 launches. It feels like a perfect candidate for an unvaulted weapon to start the season.

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