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How to earn Lachlan’s Fortnite Icon Series skin for free (Updated)

Lachlan announced that his Fortnite skin will be available to earn for free as part of an upcoming tournament.

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On October 30, popular Australian Fortnite creator, Lachlan, announced that he would be the next addition in the line of Fortnite Icon Series skins. The Icon Series is Fortnite’s creator-focused cosmetic line that gives Fortnite YouTubers and Streamers their own in-game emotes, skins, and more.

Surprisingly, Lachlan’s Fortnite skin will enter the game before TheGrefg’s skin, which was originally announced back in January when the Icon Series first released the Ninja outfit.

Lachlan announced his upcoming collaboration in a video on his channel, which premiered on October 30.

The good news for Lachlan fans is that you’ll have an opportunity to earn this skin for free before its official release. Just like Daredevil and several other skins before it, the Lachlan skin will be a prize in an upcoming Fortnite tournament.

The details of the tournament are still under wraps, but more information will be released on November 1. We’ll update this article when Epic and Lachlan tell us more about the skin reveal date, the tournament date, the format, and everything else we need to know.

If we had to guess, the tournament will be something related to Creative Mode or an LTM. Lachlan hosted the Fashion Show World Cup back in Season 1, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see something along these lines. Of course, we could be mistaken and this could be a straight-up Solo, Duos, Trios, or Squads tournament.

In any case, the top percentage of players in each region will earn the Lachlan skin for free after the tournament.

The next creator to get a skin should be TheGrefg, but don’t hold your breath. His skin seems to have faced delay after delay. In the meantime, we’ll be excited to see what Lachlan’s official Fortnite skin looks like.

Update: Lachlan’s Pickaxe Frenzy

On November 1, Epic Games gave the first teaser for Lachlan’s Fortnite skin and announced the Pickaxe Frenzy tournament, which will take place on November 8.

This will be a trios Pickaxe tournament, as the name suggests. Players will only be able to use Rusty Cans, Impulse Grenades, Decoy Grenades, and, of course, Pickaxes during the event. Competitors will also have no shields and only 10 materials – enough to build one ramp or wall.

Here’s a look at the scoring system and placement thresholds for each region. Players who finish within the required range will earn the Lachlan skin, Back Bling, Pickaxe, and Emote for free.

Scoring System

Victory Royale: 70 Points
2nd: 56 Points
3rd: 48 Points
4th: 42 Points
5th: 39 Points
6th: 36 Points
7th: 33 Points
8th: 30 Points
9th: 27 Points
10th: 24 Points
11th: 21 Points
12th: 18 Points
13th: 15 Points
14th 12 Points
15th: 9 Points
16th: 6 Points
17th: 3 Points

Each Elimination: 3 Points

Prizes

  • Europe: 1st – 1,100th
  • NA-East: 1st – 700th
  • NA-West: 1st – 300th 
  • Brazil 1st – 300th 
  • Asia: 1st – 150th 
  • Oceania: 1st – 150th 
  • Middle East: 1st – 150th 

Following the v14.50 patch, with leaks swirling, Lachlan revealed his skin before his scheduled stream. You can now see it in the featured image of this post. This skin set will be available in the Item Shop on November 12.

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Fortnite Season 7 brings next-gen visuals to PC

At the start of Season 7, PC players will be able to enjoy Fortnite’s next-gen visuals without buying an Xbox Series X or PS5.

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When Fortnite launches on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, its graphics surpassed that of PC. Now, PC players can enjoy Fortnite’s next-gen visuals at the start of Season 7.

Fortnite’s next-gen visuals aren’t incredibly breathtaking, but they do add a bit of flair to the game. The storm’s visual effects are different, and there are some pretty cool clouds. However, they’re not anything that would make someone want to spend hundreds of dollars for a new console. The fancy smoke clouds and liquids are impressive, but they don’t add much to the overall gameplay.

Now, players won’t have to buy a new console to enjoy these visual effects. Fortnite’s next-gen visuals were exclusive to consoles, but they’ll soon be coming to PC. Epic Games announced that when Chapter 2 Season 7 launches next week, so will a patch that upgrades PC visuals.

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Fortnite on PC gets a next-gen visual upgrade

This upgrade will ramp up the visuals for those who play with “Epic” Quality Presets. According to a press release from Epic Games, “You’ll notice that both Battle Royale and Creative modes benefit from improved Storm and cloud effects, as well as enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid.” This upgrade also features improved post-processing features that help with bloom, lens flares, and shadow qualities.

While players won’t have to purchase a next-gen console, they will still need a beefy computer to use these settings. Low and Medium setting specification requirements won’t change after v17.00, but High settings will be the equivalent of the pre Season 7 Epic settings. Below are the new required Epic Quality Presets Specifications:

  • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
  • 4 GB VRAM or higher
  • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
  • 16 GB RAM or higher
  • NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Windows 10 64-bit

These are not the recommended specifications for playing the game optimally, but they are the required specs to run Fortnite with Epic visuals. If a player wants to enjoy the new cloud effects and liquid simulations, they might end up having to pay a good chunk of change to upgrade their PC.

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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

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Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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All Fortnite Season 6 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 6 is here, and only a few Exotic weapons made it. Here are all Exotic weapon locations for the new Fortnite season.

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Fortnite Season 6 marked the return of Exotic weapons to Fortnite. Not all of the Season 6 weapons are there, however, and they’ve moved locations.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season c, with the addition of crafting, the map changes, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 6 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include the Spire Jumpboots and the Spire Assassin’s Primal Shotgun.

What’s more, Epic added craftable items to the game that allow players to create unique weapons out of existing parts. For instance, a Mechanical Bow and two Shockwave Grenades make the Shockwave Bow – a massive upgrade from both weapons.

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Fortnite Season 6 Exotic weapon locations

Exotic weapons have returned to Fortnite Season 6, but not as many as we had in Season 5. These will be supplementary items rather than the focus of the season, which appears to be on the new crafting mechanic.

Many of the NPCs who sold these items in Season 5 have also either moved locations or don’t sell them anymore, so a new guide is needed. Here’s a map of all of the Season 6 Exotic weapon locations.

As you can see, there are seven Exotic weapons and items currently available in Fortnite Season 6. These are the:

  • Hop Rock Dualies: sold by Gutbomb in Logjam Woodworks
  • Chug Cannon: sold by Slurp Jonesy in Slurpy Swamp
  • Shadow Tracker Pistol: sold by Power Chord in Dance Club Cabin
  • Marksman Six Shooter: sold by Deadfire northwest of Lazy Lake
  • Grappler Bow: sold by Lara Croft in Stealthy Stronghold
  • Unstable Bow: sold by Rebirth Raven northwest of Sweaty Sands
  • Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow: dropped after eliminating Raz at The Spire

The good news is that, unlike last season, all of the NPCs that sell Exotics only spawn in one location – at least, so far.

We’ll keep this post updated as Epic add more Exotics to Fortnite Season 6. We expect to see them takes things further as the season goes on, so stay tuned to more news on Exotic weapons.

Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG

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