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How to complete ‘hit a player with a Water Balloon’ challenge – 14 Days of Summer, Day 7

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Challenge creation is an art form and Epic’s been doing a great job with providing quality in the Fortnite 14 Days of Summer event. The latest challenge requires players to obtain Water Balloons and pelt them at other players.

14 Days of Summer, as you know, features a lot of new content and daily challenges are a part of the package. You can find more information about the earlier challenges towards the bottom of this article.

Anyway, onto the newest task. July 1st’s Fortnite summer challenge keeps things simply with a pseudo-elimination/damage objective. You’ll see what we mean in a second.

Hit a player with a water balloon Fortnite challenge

Well, as far as challenges go, this one’s nothing special and won’t stretch your gaming skills to their maximum. Nonetheless, it’s a fun and fast activity to play around with for the day.

Water Balloons are unlocked by completing the Day 3 challenge which involves getting kills with the daily unvaulted weapon or Drum Gun. Nothing major, but if you’ve yet to unlock the item, please do so before continuing with our guide.

Now, equip the Water Balloon toy into your quick use slot. You can hop into any game mode of your choosing, but Team Rumble is the easiest/fastest as par usual.

We’re a little surprised at the lack of detail in the challenge description. Many of these lines include something like ‘Skull Trooper Emoji‘ or ‘Vega Outfit‘, but it’s missing from today’s. Confusion about how to obtain the balloons is sure to spread quickly, so be sure to help out others if they are struggling to understand the challenge.

Throw the toy at any friendly or enemy player to get credit towards completion. Do so three times and victory is yours. Easy as cake!

Also, for those visual learners, we’ve got a video showing the Water Balloon toy in action. For this video, the wooden wall will act as a player. This is totally due to time constraints and not due to our inability to hit a player with the balloon.

That’s a nice satisfying ‘splat’ as the water balloon pops! Props to Epic’s sound team for hitting that one on the head. The gameplay was recorded on Xbox One X, if anybody was curious.

Completing the objective will unlock the Summertime Splashdown loading screen as a reward.

Summertime Splashdown loading screen reward

As we mentioned at the top, we’ve also created guides for the previous 14 Days of Summer challenges. You can also expect new guides to be released each and every day until the end of the event. Here’s a list of links for the challenges:

Well, we hope you’re enjoying the 14 Days event as much as we are! Perhaps, if we’re lucky, we’ll bump into one another as we complete our daily tasks. Check back again tomorrow for additional guides, news, and original content!

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Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain

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New leaks hint at Aquaman villain Black Manta coming to Fortnite’s Item Shop in Season 3.

Epic Games has introduced many new changes following the release of Fortnite’s long-awaited Season 3, with new weapons, a flooded map and even Aquaman being added as a character in the popular battle royale.

However, it seems as if there are even more characters from the DC universe on the way, after new leaked game files were found. According to Hypex, Aquaman’s Villain Black Manta will also be added to Fortnite in Season 3.

Unlike Aquaman’s skin, which will be available through the battle pass challenges, Hypex revealed that Black Manta’s skin and the ‘Black Manta Blades’ pickaxe will be added to the Item Shop.

The DC Villain is expected to arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, June 16 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST/ 5 PM CEST.

While an early look at the new skin and blades has not yet been revealed, it will likely look quite similar to how the character was portrayed in the Aquaman movie.

With the upcoming release of this new character and rumors swirling about a potential Atlantis point-of-interest being added in Season 3, it is possible that Black Manta could play a role in some of the upcoming changes leading into the next season.

The Atlantis location is expected to arrive once the water level has decreased enough, and the final stage of the map has already been revealed by leakers.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.

The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.

Flare Gun

Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.

The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

Portable Upgrade Bench

The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.

Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.

General

  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
  • Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
  • Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.

Battle Royale

  • Party Assist Update
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
  • Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
  • Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
  • Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
  • Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
  • Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

The next cosmetic item in Fortnite’s Icon series, this time for streamer Loserfruit, has been leaked, with the release date all but confirmed for June 21.

Following on from Ninja’s skin release earlier in the year, Loserfruit, one of the most popular Australian streamers, has been waiting on her skin coming to the game for months now.

Its initial launch was pushed back due to ongoing protests around the world, but it looks like it’s finally getting a proper release.

On June 21, a handful of leakers got their hands on the encrypted files for the skin, and accessed them, showcasing a full, high-quality look at the skin we’ll soon be able to rock in-game.

Featuring a replica of Loserfruit’s hoody with rainbow-colored arms, the arm portions light up spectacularly, and there is also a backpack that mirrors her own real-life version.

Loserfruit skin release date and price

The skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

The bundle includes a fruity pickaxe too, as well as the Bounce Berry emote.

The skin will be available at 8pm ET. It will cost 1,500 V-Bucks for just the skin, or 2,000 for the whole bundle.

Loserfruit herself is actually already rocking the skin in-game on her stream, thanks to exclusive access before the rest of us, so you can see it in action here.

We’ll keep you updated when the skin bundle is available to purchase in the item shop.

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