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Is there going to be a Fortnite x IT Chapter Two event?



There were numerous hints and even a few leaks that lead fans to believe there would be a crossover event between Fortnite and IT Chapter 2.

Fortnite Battle Royale has had several crossover events with different projects ranging from movies, shows, and video games.

The most recent crossover event had the world of Borderlands briefly appear in Fortnite Battle Royale with the Pandora Rift Zone, Welcome to Pandora missions, and Psycho Bundle.

Hints began to appear on August 27 as leakers began to post audio files of the infamous laugh that belongs to Pennywise the Clown from IT. A few days later players noticed that there was a red balloon coming out of the gutter in Pleasant Park.

Here’s a timeline of all clues pointing towards a Fortnite x IT Chapter Two crossover.

Potential IT Chapter Two leaks

HypeX, an infamous Fortnite Leaker, posted an audio clip on August 27. Soon after another leaker, FortTory, posted an in-game file picture showing that “a creepy balloon [was] added into the files.”

Epic Games have added objects into Fortnite’s in-game files before, and sometimes they are placeholders or old code, so these leaks were not solid evidence.

Balloons and laughter

Six days later on September 4, the balloon finally appeared in Pleasant Park.

IMG: Fortnite

There was one red balloon that was tied to the gutter outside of the destroyed home next to the soccer field. Once players popped the balloon, they could hear the same laughter from the leaked audio clip.

Retweet from official IT Chapter Two Twitter

Epic Games has yet to make any type of announcement that a new crossover would be arriving, but the official IT Chapter Two Twitter dropped a subtle hint.

The same day the red balloon appeared in Fortnite, their Twitter account retweeted one of our articles covering the potential crossover.

Of course, their retweet isn’t an official confirmation, but it was a sign that the crossover could potentially happen.

Balloon disappears

On September 9, the red balloon was removed from Fortnite Battle Royale. The house behind the balloon still remains the same.

IMG: Dexerto

With IT Chapter Two releasing on September 6, we think that the red balloon’s brief appearance was the only thing we will see from a potential crossover.

Previous crossover events in Fortnite usually take place before the project’s release, so we believe the time had come and gone for a Fortnite x IT event.

Do you have any ideas on what Fortnite’s next crossover event will be?


Fortnite player shows the best methods for unlocking Agent Peely

What’s the best way to unlock XP for the golden Agent Peely?



The golden variant of Agent Peely is one of the popular topics in Fortnite Season 2. Those who started at level one – with no tier or XP purchases – would need to grind-out 29.5 million XP in order to reach level 350 for a fully-golden Agent Peely.

For most players, this is completely unattainable. Even after you complete all of the challenges, punch cards, and daily challenges, you’ll need to earn 15.9 million XP through your normal Fortnite matches – a mark very few people will come close to hitting.

One Fortnite player broke everything down into a graphic, letting players know the best way to earn XP in Fortnite and unlock the elusive golden Agent Peely.

As you can probably guess, playing normal Fortnite matches isn’t going to cut it. If you play for the win, you’ll need to play an estimated 19.36 hours per day – assuming that you started at the beginning of the season.

If you play Fortnite with a loot-first mindset, you can substantially cut down on this time – of course, you won’t want to break any of the ammo boxes, llamas, or chests. This playstyle will bring you Agent Peely after 6.44 hours per day.

Finally, we have the best way to grind Fortnite XP for Agent Peely: Team Rumble. Play this game for loot, kills, and XP and you’ll be able to unlock Agent Peely after 3.86 hours per day. The math was completed and graphed by Reddit user u/zMuska.

Via: u/zMuska

Of course, these hours-per-day breakdowns assume that you are skilled at Fortnite and play every day. If not, it will take you a lot longer.

Players have already voiced their frustration with Epic Games over the golden Agent Peely grind. Some have even pledged to boycott any Item Shop XP that has been rumored to be going on sale – although we haven’t seen it yet.

Most players hope that Epic temper the XP requirements next season. They promised us “more fun, less grind” with this Battle Pass – which is technically true if you only want to reach level 100. Completionists know that it isn’t as simple as that.

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Epic push Fortnite Season 3 and Doomsday Event back one week

Epic have pushed back the Fortnite Season 3 release date by one week.



Fans have been gearing up for Fortnite Season 3 this past week, with news of the Doomsday Event coming this weekend and Season 3 starting next week.

On May 28, Epic released a short blog post that pushed everything back one week. They didn’t go into detail as to why they made the shift, but are likely working on balancing new game mechanics, weapons, items, etc.

“In an effort to get everything ready for Chapter 2 – Season 3, we’re extending Season 2 by one week,” The Fortnite Team wrote in their blog post. “The new launch day of Season 3 will be Thursday, June 11. Also make sure to check out a one-time-only live event called The Device, now scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM ET (please show up 30 minutes early to help secure your spot, space is limited!).”

This is disappointing to a lot of Fortnite players but could be good news in the long run. We’d rather wait a week for the new season than have it released in a broken state.

Rumors have it that a flood is coming, meaning massive changes for the island and, potentially, some new mechanics and vehicles added to the mix. Swimming underwater seems to be headed to the game as well, as leaks suggest.

This is a tough mechanic to get right. A lot of other competitive games have tried and failed, so this may be the ultimate reason for the Season 3 delay.

As of now, the new Fortnite Season 3 release date is June 11, 2020. We’ll keep you posted if and when more details become clear.

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Hand Cannon update suggests potential return in Fortnite Season 3

A change to the weapon model of the Hand Cannon suggests that it may be returning in Fortnite Season 3.



Fortnite Hand Cannon Problem

The Hand Cannon was always one of the Fortnite community’s favorite weapons. It feels like one of the core guns in the game – a high-caliber pistol that can deal some massive damage if a player has good aim.

We’ve been missing the Hand Cannon since its vaulting at the beginning of Chapter 2. It’s one of those weapons that’s almost sure to return at some point, however, even if it’s changed from its original form.

That day might be sooner rather than later. One attentive Fortnite player noticed that the Hand Cannon received an update during a recent patch. The damage numbers appear to be the same, but the model of the weapon looks a bit different.

Via: u/PM092

It’s safe to assume that the Hand Cannon will return to Fortnite at some point – likely in Season 3. What remains to be seen is the form that the weapon takes when it comes back.

Will the damage be tweaked? Will it cause a knockback effect as it does in Spy Games? Will it one-shot structures like it has in the past? We’ll have to wait and see.

At this point, it seems probable that we’ll get the Hand Cannon when Season 3 launches. It feels like a perfect candidate for an unvaulted weapon to start the season.

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