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How to remove the ammo reticle in Fortnite

The addition of the ammo reticle in Fortnite has largely been a flop for most players. Here’s how you can disable it.

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The addition of the ammo reticle in Fortnite has largely been a flop for most Fortnite players. Here’s how you can disable the feature and some considerations you should make before you do.

The ammo reticle is probably the most controversial decision Epic made at the beginning of Fortnite Chapter 2 – apart from the apparent vaulting of the patch notes.

Players awoke one update day to find that there was a strange bar next to their reticle. It’s an ammo indicator and tells you when you need to reload your weapon. It seems like a harmless addition to the game, but it was incredibly distracting when it first came out.

How to remove the Reticle Ammo Indicator

Fortunately, if you’re still struggling with the ammo reticle, there’s a way to turn it off. All you have to do is navigate to your settings, hit the cogwheel (the second option) and move over to “HUD.”

From there, you’ll be able to customize all elements of your HUD, including the “Reticle Ammo Indicator,” as it’s called. You can also remove or resize some other unwanted elements in this tab.

Should you remove it?

Now, we’re onto the bigger question: should you remove the ammo reticle? Does it really get in the way to the point where you should want it gone?

Caster and streamer Ballatw had an interesting take on the ammo reticle when it first came out. He’s overwhelmingly positive about it, saying it gives you more information without having to move your eyes.

We see his point, especially from a competitive position. It’s hard to complain about a more informative reticle when you have these kids running around with visual sound, performance mode, colorblind mode – all to gain small advantages.

Most players seem to have done away with this information. Very few players are constantly in late-game scenarios with 40 people alive. For the bulk of Fortnite players, reloading after shooting is second-nature.

Is the ammo reticle useful? Yes, but a lot of Fortnite players still don’t like it. If you agree, now you know how to remove the setting in Fortnite.

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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.

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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.

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Unlock Fortnite Cube Queen skin

For right now, we don’t know the exact method for unlocking the Cube Queen skin in Fortnite. It’s currently set to release on October 28th, and that’s when we will know how to unlock it.

It will likely be locked behind completing certain in-game quests. Most secret Battle Pass skins have required players to complete a certain number of weekly quests. The Cube Queen skin could require players to complete x amount of Character Punchcards.

However, with Cube Queen being an in-game boss, players might have to defeat her to unlock the skin. Or, players who defeat her might unlock one of her style variants.

The Cube Queen Fortnite skin has three different styles. Players might unlock all three once they unlock the skin. However, Fortnite has probably locked the style variants behind more quests.

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We will continue to keep this article up to date once Fortnite reveals the official unlock method. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Character NameLocationOffers
Baba YagaDampy DishNew Brew Quest Line
Fabio SparklemaneApres SkiParty Locale Quest Line
Dark JonesySteamy StacksSpooky Story Quest Line, Rift
KorMisty MeadowsSniper Elite Quest Line, Automatic Sniper
DuskSouth of Primal PondVampire Combat Quest Line, Shadow Tracker Pistol, Disguise
TorinCap’n Carp Delivery TruckMonster Research Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle
KitbashDirty DocksMaking Friends Quest Line
MadcapCorny Crops (East)Mushroom Master Quest Line
PennyRetail Row (West)Build Passion Quest Line
PitstopBoney BurbsStunt Training Quest Line, Dragon’s Breath Sniper, Reveal Future Storm Circle
CharlottePleasant Park IO Heist Quest Line, Rail Gun
Scuba JonesyCoral Castle/Coral CoveSurf Turf Quest Line, Rail Gun
Cube AssassinSideways AnomaliesHostile, Mythic Sideways Minigun
J.B. ChimpanskiWeather StationWar Effort Quest Line, Rail Gun, Reveal Future Storm Circle
Toona FishViking VesselHue-ge Discovery Quest Line
The BratFork Knife Food TruckHot Dog Quest Line, Chug Cannon
WrathWest of Deep Woods DishEscaped Tenant Quest Line, Reveal Future Storm Circle, Marksman Six Shooter
Big MouthPizza PitTooth Ache Quest Line
Grim FableWasted WoodsWolf Activity Quest Line
NitehareWeather StationHop Awake Quest Line, Rift
RavenHyrdo 16Dark Skies Quest Line, Rift
DireCamp CodWolf Pack Quest Line
RagsyRisky ReelsShield Technique Quest Line
Ariana GrandeBeliever BeachMonster Hunter Quest
Containment SpecialistCamp CodGhostbuster Quest
Cube QueenThe ConvergenceBoss Fight

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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