The Fortnite v16.20 patch introduced Chonkers off-road tires to Fortnite Season 6. Here’s how to get them and what they will do.
Vehicle mods have been teased for Fortnite since the beginning of Season 6. Even before that, data miners found them in the game files, so fans have known about some sort of mod for a while.
Finally, in v16.20, we saw our first vehicle mod come to Fortnite in the form of Chonkers off-road tires. We expect to see more of these come to the game in the future.
These tires, as the name suggests, will make off-roading a whole lot faster. They will impact different cars more than others, with the truck getting the most benefit from them. As a bonus, these tires allow you to scale steep surfaces you’d otherwise need to climb with ramps.
How to get Chonkers off-road tires
Chonkers tires spawn all over the map, but mostly in gas stations and garages. You can find them on the floor in these locations, or by breaking stacks of tires. Yes, that means the tires that you can bounce on.
This update also saw Sparkplug added to Catty Corner. She’ll be one of the better NPCs going forward, as she sells mechanical parts and offers weapon upgrades to players.
- Land at the southern garage in Catty Corner
- Enter the garage and fins Sparkplug
- Look around for tires that spawn on the ground
- Grab them and throw them on the closest car.
These tires aren’t too much of a game-changer, with their biggest benefit being the ability to traverse steep cliffs.
This won’t be the last vehicle mod we see added to Fortnite, however. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled when the next patch releases to see what else Epic have in store for the future of Fortnite Season 6.
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How to unlock the Cube Queen skin in Fortnite Season 8
Epic Games has officially revealed the Fortnite Season 8 secret Battle Pass skin. Here is how to unlock the Cube Queen skin in Fortnite.
The Fortnite Season 8 secret Battle Pass skin has been revealed, and here is how to get the Cube Queen skin in Fortnite.
Fortnite has made a tradition each season of withholding one of the skins included in the Battle Pass. Sometimes Epic Games will reveal the skin early. Other times, it will keep the skin’s design a secret.
For Season 8, Fortnite only gave players a silhouette of the skin to start. During the trailer for the Fortnitemares 2021 event, Fortnite revealed the Cube Queen skin.
While the Cube Queen is a part of the Season 8 Battle Pass, players can’t unlock it just by leveling up. Like every other secret skin, the Cube Queen has special unlock criteria.
Unlock Fortnite Cube Queen skin
The first page of Cube Queen challenges has been unlocked, and players can already start earning the secret Battle Pass cosmetic set.
More Cube Queen cosmetics, including alternate styles for the skin, will release at a later date. For now, here are all of the Cube Queen challenges and cosmetics players can unlock in Fortnite.
Cube Queen Challenges Page 1
- Survive five storm circles while carrying a Sideways weapon – Cube Queen Skin
- Eliminate a player with a Sideways Minigun – Last Cube Standing Emoticon
- Shakedown two opponents – The Queen’s Court Loading Screen
- Use a Shadow Stone or Flopper to phase for three seconds – Last Reality Matrix Back Bling
- Complete all of The Cube Queen quests on Page 1 – Obliterator Cosmetic Style
Cube Queen Challenges Page 1
- Deal 150 Damage to players with the Sideways Scythe – Reality Render Pickaxe
- Complete a Bounty from a Bounty Board – Regal Visage Spray
- Get two player headshots with a Sideways Rifle – Queen’s Anthem Lobby Track
- Glide in he smoke stacks at Steamy Stacks – Queen’s Procession Glider
- Complete all of The Cube Queen quests on Page 2 – Islandbane Cosmetic Style
The Cube Queen Fortnite skin has three different styles. Players might unlock all three once they unlock the skin. However, Fortnite has locked the style variants behind more quests.
It’s time to head to the Island and unlock the new Cube Queen cosmetics. Until then, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this season’s secret skin. Share with us on Twitter @FortINTEL.
For more Fortnite, check out how to get the Mythic Sideways Scythe, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
All Fortnite Character Locations in Season 8
Fortnite Season 8 is here, and the NPCs have shuffled around the map. Here are all Fortnite characters locations for the new season.
Characters returned to Fortnite in Season 8. Here are all of the Fortnite character locations in the new season, along with which ones offer upgrades, prop disguises, bounties, and more.
Fortnite first introduced NPCs in Season 5, with the large-scale overhaul of the economy. NPCs are back once again in Season 8, and they are just as useful as they have been in previous seasons.
However, with the return of the Punch Card system, NPCs are more important than ever. Players will need to find and talk with NPCs to start questlines. These quests are the main way players will earn XP throughout the season.
Without further ado, here are all of the Fortnite Character locations in Season 8.
Fortnite Season 8 character list
Here is a list of all of the Fortnite characters and their locations in Season 8. As well, this list details what each character sells and offers players. The bold offers are Mythic weapons.
|Baba Yaga||Dampy Dish||Quest Line|
|Fabio Sparklemane||Apres Ski||Quest Line|
|Dark Jonesy||Steamy Stacks||Quest Line, Rift|
|Kor||Misty Meadows||Quest Line, Automatic Sniper|
|Dusk||South of Primal Pond||Quest Line, Shadow Tracker Pistol, Disguise|
|Torin||Cap’n Carp Delivery Truck||Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Kitbash||Dirty Docks||Quest Line|
|Madcap||Corny Crops (East)||Quest Line|
|Penny||Retail Row (West)||Quest Line|
|Pitstop||Boney Burbs||Quest Line, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Charlotte||Pleasant Park||Quest Line, Rail Gun|
|Scuba Jonesy||Coral Castle/Coral Cove||Quest Line, Rail Gun|
|J.B. Chimpanski||Weather Station||Quest Line, Rail Gun, Reveal Future Storm Circle|
|Toona Fish||Viking Vessel||Quest Line|
|The Brat||Fork Knife Food Truck||Quest Line, Chug Cannon|
|Wrath||West of Deep Woods Dish||Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle, Marksman Six Shooter|
|Big Mouth||Pizza Pit||Quest Line|
|Grim Fable||Wasted Woods||Quest Line|
|Nitehare||Weather Station||Quest Line, Rift|
|Raven||Hyrdo 16||Quest Line, Rift|
Fortnite characters locations Season 8 map
Luckily, the folks at Fortnite.GG has an interactive map of all of the NPCs in Season 8.
Here’s a map of all of the NPCs in Fortnite Season 8. We’ll keep this updated over the course of the season as more appear or are found around the map. Bigfoot, for instance, is missing from this list. We’re not sure whether that’s because he isn’t there or just hasn’t been found yet.
- Disguised man: offers a prop disguise
- Pink Rift: allows you to activate a Rift
- Yellow Cloud: Reveal Future Storm Circle
Compared to seasons past, the number of Fortnite character locations in Season 8 is very minimal. As well, players can no longer upgrade weapons through NPCs. The pool of Mythic weapons has also been minimized.
For more Fortnite, check out how to get Rainbow Ink to customize Toona Fish, and stay tuned for more news and guides.
How to get the Mythic Sideways Scythe in Fortnite Season 8
The Sideways Scythe has finally been added to Fortnite, and here is how players can use Monster Parts to upgrade it to Mythic Rarity.
The Sideways Scythe is the third Sideways weapon to be added to Fortnite Season 8, and here is how to get its Mythic version.
The Sideways is one of the main gimmicks introduced in Fortnite Season 8. It’s a special zone that is home to monstrous creatures. It also doesn’t allow any building once inside.
In addition to The Sideways, Fortnite Season 8 also introduced Sideways Monsters, Sideways Chests, and the Cube Assassin. Players can find all of these inside The Sideways.
Players can access The Sideways via the large pimple-like marking on the map. They can also spawn Sideways Anomalies by walking towards the purple rifts on the map. Here’s how to get the Fortnite Mythic Sideways Scythe.
Getting the Sideways Scythe
Like any of the Sideways weapons, the Sideways Scythe can only be obtained from The Sideways. Players can find them as floor loot or inside Sideways chest. You can find these chests inside Sideways Anomalies.
Additionally, players can get the Sideways Scythe by killing the new Caretaker monster. However, these massive beasts are not easy to take down.
The Sideways Scythe can be found in five different rarities. The higher the rarity, the more damage each hit of the scythe will do. You can find them from Grey to Orange rarity.
Players can also heal themselves by eliminating players with the Sideways Scythe. It can deal up to 46 damage per swing which is more than double the damage of the pickaxe.
Upgrading the Scythe to Mythic
Players can upgrade the Fortnite Sideways Scythe just like they would the Minigun and Rifle. You will need to kill Sideways Monsters to get Cube Parts. You can use these parts to upgrade the Sideways Scythe to Mythic Rarity.
- Uncommon (green) -> Rare (blue) – 15 Cube Monster parts
- Rare (blue) -> Epic (purple) – 20 Cube Monster Parts
- Epic (purple) -> Legendary (orange) – 25 Cube Monster Parts
- Legendary (orange) -> Mythic (gold) – 50 Cube Monster Parts
Players can upgrade the Fortnite Sideways Scythe via the crafting menu. This is the same menu where players can use Nuts and Bolts to sidegrade normal weapons.
For more Fortnite, check out where every Mythic and Exotic weapon is located, and stay tuned for more news and guides.
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