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How to complete Fortnite “Use a volcano vent, zipline, and vehicle” Week 5 Season 8 Challenge

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Locating the items or objectives necessary for completing some of Fortnite’s weekly challenges requires a lot of map knowledge. This isn’t practical for casual players, so we’ve created a guide to help you out with your task.

While some players who take the game quite seriously may be able to memorize every little location in Fortnite, this isn’t exactly fair to expect of casual Fortnite players.

We’re here just to have a little fun, drive around in a Baller, and maybe get a win or two.

With that said, extensive map knowledge is still needed for a lot of Fortnite’s weekly challenges. Don’t worry, we’re not saying you need to learn the map’s inner most secrets. We’ve got some help for you.

Specifically, the Week 5 challenge which tasks players with using a volcano vent, zipline, and vehicle all in one match. This may seem like a daunting task if you have no idea where to find these items within close proximity.

Here’s a map of every possible location where Ballers can spawn, they do not have a 100% (decreased to 50% in v8.11) spawn rate. This means you may not always find one, but each location several spawn pads.

Expedition Outposts (red metal building locations) are best locations for Baller spawns. You could use Quadcrashers or Driftboards as well, but Ballers are more plentiful currently.

So, that covers the vehicles, but what about the ziplines and vents? The vents are easy and we think you should start with these. They are located all over the Volcano, you can’t miss them. Around 15-20 populate the northeast of the map.

Here’s a map of general locations for the vents, each location marked as anywhere from 1 to 3 vents.

Now, we are only left with the ziplines. These are completely static, set locations just like the vents. You can use them to quickly traverse between two points while putting yourself at extreme risk of being shot down.

We’ve got a map for those as well. We recommend keeping this tab open while you play so you can take a quick glance to see where the nearest zipline is. After all, nothing ever goes according to plan and you may have been pushed away from your pre-planned route.

Zipline Map – via Lootlake.info

We hope these maps can help you complete this tricky challenge quickly and without too much hassle. It may take you a few tries, but with the map knowledge above, you should be able to complete the challenge with relative ease.

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Leaked Fortnite v12.61 update skins and cosmetic items

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Fortnite update v12.61 has arrived, and while Epic Games didn’t add many new skins or cosmetic items to the game, data miners and leakers have been sifting through the files and given us a look at what’s to come before the end of Chapter 2, Season 2.

Season 2 is rapidly coming to its conclusion, with the highly anticipated Doomsday event set to rock the game to its foundations as Epic Games moves to Season 3.

With the current season drawing to a close, the game’s developers have released the v12.61 Update on May 26 which includes a number of leaks as to what the event will entail.

For those who are looking a new skin or some new dances moves, though, Epic have added some new additions to the files which will be released over the next week or so.

Cyclo Doomsday skin and Windshear Cloak

There’s only one new skin in the game this week, but it appears to have major links to the end of Season 2, with the mysterious and imposing skin added to the files under the name “Hurricane,” prompting many to wonder if he is set to unleash the natural disaster onto the island.

On top of that, there is also a brand-new cloak that goes with Cyclo Doomsday, which appears to have been battered by winds and torn in places at the bottom. You can view the skin and back bling below courtesy of @Lucas7yoshi.

Drake’s Toosie Slide comes to Fortnite

Definitely the most surprising addition to the game, global megastar Drake has made his first appearance in Fortnite, with a brand-new emote appearing in-game based on a dance from the music video for his latest single, Toosie Slide.

The track debuted on April 3, and was then eventually released as part of his new mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. It immediately became a hit on TikTok, with creators dancing along to the instructions featured in the song, and now Fortnite players can do the same. You can watch the Toosie Slide emote in action below, thanks to @HYPEX.

On top of that, Epic have actually licensed the song, so when you’re sliding in front of your downed enemies, they’ll hear October’s Very Own singing along.

Fortnite’s v12.61 patch is expected to be the final patch before Chapter 2, Season 3 kicks off, so it was always likely that new cosmetics would be in short supply this week. Data miners are still sifting through the files though, so if any more are discovered we’ll be sure to update this article.

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Epic announce Solos FNCS and Trios in Fortnite Season 3

The Fortnite FNCS formats for Season 3 will include Trios and Solos along with Trios Cash Cups.

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With the Fortnite Champion Series Invitational in the rearview mirror, competitive and casual Fortnite players, alike, look ahead to Season 3. Epic didn’t keep us wondering for long with an announcement of the competitive formats for the next Fortnite season.

On May 25, the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account announced that Season 3 will kick off with a solo FNCS. Cash Cups will be back as a Trios competition and Trios FNCS will be coming in Season 4. In the meantime, Arena will be available for Trios and Solos.

Most Fortnite players were happy to hear this announcement – even if they aren’t fans of the formats. Trios is widely liked but players tend to have a love/hate relationship with Solos. This can be the most frustrating format, after all.

The real highlight of this announcement was the announcement, itself. Pro Fortnite players have been asking for transparency and communication. Epic gave them what they were asking for, even if it didn’t come in the form of their favorite tournament format.

We’ll keep you posted with more information about the next FNCS season. Until then, competitive and casual Fortnite players are in the same boat: waiting to see how much Season 3 changes everything.

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Fortnite Doomsday event countdown reveals Season 2 end date and time

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Fortnite now has an official countdown to the upcoming end-of-season event in-game, confirming Saturday, May 30 as the date for the Doomsday event.

Each Season of Fortnite usually tries to go out with a bang, and leaks and teases have been foreshadowing the big ‘Doomsday’ event ending Season 2.

Although data miners were able to provide their best guesses for when it would be, and what exactly will happen, the countdown now confirms it.

Appearing on May 23, exactly one week before the event is scheduled to take place, you can now see the countdown prominently in the main lobby.

The timer will end on Saturday, May 30, ready for the event to kick off at 7:05pm BST / 8:05pm CEST / 2:05pm EDT / 11:05am PDT.

What is the Doomsday Event?

While we now know when the event will take place, there still remains the question of what will happen.

The most common theory currently is that the map, or at least part of it, will flood. This is plausiblele, considering players also noticed that the underwater hatches were ‘activated’ on the same day as the countdown appeared.

Many players are convinced that there will be some kind of water theme in Chapter 2, Season 3, as the big leak a few weeks ago suggested.

This same leak also claimed that there will be a rideable shark vehicle in the next season, as well as the ability to set materials on fire.

So, the Doomsday event could be a total or partial flooding of the Fortnite map – or something else entirely. At this point, it’s impossible to say for sure. We just have to wait until Saturday, May 30.

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