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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.


How to earn the free Fortnite Crew emote in Season 5

Epic Games are offering players who sign up for the Fortnite Crew membership a free, exclusive emote for a limited time.



Monthly Crew Pack leaked image

Epic Games is offering players a free emote to go with their Fortnite Crew membership in Fortnite Season 5.

The Fortnite Crew membership is an interesting idea. Players can sign up for the system for $11.99 per month. In return, they receive the Battle Pass, an exclusive cosmetic set, and 1,000 V-Bucks to use as they please.

January 2021 was the second month of the Crew system, and it wasn’t without its speed bumps. Some players logged in on January 1 to see that their Green Arrow skin pack was nowhere to be found.

Even more players had to wait over 2 weeks to receive their V-Bucks for the month. The system is still new, but it’s clear that Epic have some polishing to do.

As a way to throw Fortnite Crew members a bone, Epic are offering a free “Members Only” emote to anyone who signs up for the Crew pack.

You need to sign up for a Fortnite Crew membership and log into Fortnite before February 15. This timing means that non-members can wait and see what the February cosmetic pack holds before committing.

The Crew membership, when it’s working, is a good deal for dedicated Fortnite players who want to get the most bang for their buck. An exclusive skin, pickaxe, back bling, and 1,000 V-Bucks is well worth the $11.99 price tag.

We’ll let you know when we learn more about the February Fortnite Crew pack. Until then, enjoy Season 5.

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All XP Coin locations for Fortnite Season 5 Week 7

XP Coins have finally returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where you can find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.



XP Coins have returned to Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where to find all of them as of Season 5 Week 7.

Fortnite Season 5 is offering players a plethora of ways to earn XP and rank up through the Battle Pass. The most recently-added XP-gathering method is through the XP Coins.

Most players will remember XP Coins from the past few seasons. They seemed to be everywhere back then, but they were removed at the start of the season.

Ahead, we’ll give you a map of all the XP coin locations. We’ll make sure to update you as more XP Coins are added to the map.

Fortnite XP Coin locations

XP coins are scattered all across the map. You can find them from Catty Corner to Stealthy Stronghold. Here’s a map of all of the available XP Coins, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as more XP coins become available. You’ll need to reach level 250 to unlock all of the enlightened skins in Season 5, so finding these will be well worth your time.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges are here. Take a look at how to complete all of them in this challenge guide.



Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 is here. Take a look at all of the challenges and how to complete them.

Fortnite Season 5 is chugging along, but there’s still about two months left. The holiday break extended the latest season, so there’s still plenty of time to make your way through the Battle Pass.

The Week 7 challenges are relatively straightforward, with most of them able to be completed without too much effort.

A couple of these challenges will have you searching the same area in Slurpy Swamp, so a favorable bus path in Team Rumble will allow you to complete them in one shot. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges

The good news in the Week 7 challenges is that all of them can be completed in Team Rumble. We have a separate article detailing the locations of Books in Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands. You can find that here.

The Legendary challenge requires players to deal damage to opponents in Vehicles. This one is going to be a headache, as there’s no way to force another player to be inside of a car or boat when you shoot them.

Hopefully, you can get into a game of Team Rumble with like-minded enemies – sitting in Motorboats and trading shots with you. If not, it’s going to take some serious gaming to finish this one. Good luck!

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