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How will the Bottle Rockets in Fortnite actually work?



During the Super Bowl, Fortnite announced that they will be adding a couple new things to the game during the v7.30 Content Update which will go live tomorrow. 

The Foraged Campfire and Bottle Rockets will be hitting the map and we are curious what changes we can expect.

The former seems pretty self-explanatory but the latter is still a bit confusing as to how it actually works.

So we did our best to take lessons from Fortnite’s previous additions to the game, plus some information from the game files, to figure out what the Bottle Rockets will actually do.

Similar to the Mounted Turret

The design on the base of the Bottle Rocks seems to indicate that it will be a stationary item like the mounted turrets. This seems like it would make more sense as the last thing Fortnite needs is more handheld explosive devices.

Also, Epic likes to introduce new items and not rehash old items so a mounted explosive device seems likely as it is something Fortnite hasn’t done before.

Structural damage

The description of the Bottle Rockets is “Loud, Bright and Dangerous! Warning: Do not light indoors.”

That second sentence seems to be an indicator that the weapon will be focused around destroying structures, much like the Boombox. If that is the case it will be interesting to see the reception from the player base.

The weapon will also probably damage players but it would make sense for the damage to players to be low if the damage to structures is high. If both are high, this weapon will be instantly overpowered and honestly, it might be anyway.

Fire Rate

The mounted turrets had a consistent fire rate but overheated to prevent them from being spammed. Some people in the early days would place two side-by-side to get around the overheat but that strategy never really caught on because counters to the turrets came out pretty quickly.

The Bottle Rockets will have to work differently. They may have a rocket reload time between each shot or a mass reload after a couple rockets are fired off. Either one of those systems would work.

I just hope you can’t spam a bunch of rockets one after another. If they do deal a lot of damage to structures, the madness of builds being broken with the loud and bright rockets seems exhausting.

How good will the Bottle Rockets be?

This is the big question. How good will they be? Based on past introductions of new weapons and items in Season 7 I feel it is safe to say they will be really strong. Almost everything Epic has introduced in this season has been designed to make an impact immediately.

It also seems like Epic’s stance with new items is to start them strong then nerf them back to a more level playing field. For that reason expect to see a lot of Bottle Rockets flying through the air tomorrow.

What do you think the Bottle Rockets will be like? Are you excited for another weapon like the mounted turrets?


Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.



Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.



Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update



Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

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On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update


Midas female GoldenTouch bundle


So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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