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Itemized Upgrade Station, Chug Stand & more Fortnite items leaked

Fortnite data miners have found five leaked items in the game files.

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Fortnite data miners have found five leaked items in the game files.

April 8’s maintenance patch didn’t do much other than an attempt to address some of the widespread performance issues that have been in the game since Season 2 came out. We didn’t get any new items, map changes, or even leaked cosmetics out of the patch.

That doesn’t mean that data miners were out of content to leak, however. There was a mention of a new LTM along with a few unreleased items that were announced by data miner @spedicey1.

The unreleased items include a brand-new Rocket Launcher type, a Tornado Grenade, itemized Upgrade Stations, a Clone Machine, and a Chug Stand.

As many of the replies pointed out, spediecey leaked many of these items last November as ‘scrapped’ ideas from the Fortnite team. The Clone Machine, Tornado Grenade, and Chug Stand were all a part of those ‘scrapped’ items.

The new Rocket Launcher and itemized Upgrade Stations were not a part of that dump, however, which means that they could be new and will likely come to the game in the future.

Assuming that some of these will never come to fruition, the most exciting news out of this tweet is the Upgrade Station. Players have been asking for particular upgrades for a long time – such as upgrading Mini Shields to Big Pots and Bandages to Medkits.

The mention of an itemized Upgrade Station could be the answer to our requests. Fans have also asked for enhanced Sidegrading, which would incorporate Burst ARs and Shotguns instead of only Heavy and normal ARs.

The money system in Warzone also seems like something that’s primed for Epic to borrow. Incorporating money – or gold – that would allow you to buy upgraded weapons would be a welcome addition to Fortnite, reducing the RNG.

We’ll have to see what – if any – of these items get new models in a future Fortnite update. Until then, we can only complete our challenges and wait for v12.40 next Tuesday.

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Epic delay Fortnite Season 3 & Device Event for the second time

The Device Event and Fortnite Season 3 have been delayed in the wake of nationwide protests in the US.

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Epic Games have delayed Fortnite Season 3 and the Device Event for the second time. This decision comes following similar decisions from Sony and Activision, who delayed the PS5 reveal and Call of Duty season, respectively.

The team announced their decision in a blog post on June 3. The Device Event was moved from June 6 to June 15 and the new season was rescheduled for June 17.

“Recent events are a heavy reminder of ongoing injustices in society, from the denial of basic human rights to the impact of racism both overt and subtle against people of color,” they wrote in their blog post. “We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing.”

“The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities,” the post continued.

“The live event The Device will be delayed to Monday, June 15, and the Season 3 launch delayed to Wednesday, June 17. We know this delay comes on the heels of another one, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.”

Fortnite fans are disappointed by the news, but it was not unexpected. As we said, other publishers and studios have made similar decisions in the wake of recent real-world events.

The exact timing of the Device Event is still up in the air, as it’s now set to take place on a Monday rather than a Saturday. We’ll keep you posted with more news about Fortnite Season 3 as it comes.

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This spray concept would be one of the most-used emotes if added

This Fortnite spray concept is as simple as it is brilliant.

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Sprays are one of the most forgotten cosmetic items in all of Fortnite. At least Banners have their own skins and emoticons allow you to use them after death. Sprays, on the other hand, tend to sit in everyone’s locker, unused.

There are a couple of sprays that get some attention, but Reddit user u/JewishGuyOnReddit had an idea that could beat all of them – and some of the most popular emotes that are already in Fortnite.

The idea is as simple as it is brilliant. Here’s what it is: “_____ was here.” That’s it. Imagine how awesome that would be. You could spraypaint your Gamertag or IGN all over the island.

This would be up there with some of the classic emotes as an instant purchase and a staple of the front wheel. You could even incorporate the dead body outline to show that you eliminated a player and tagged their spot.

Epic have incorporated a ton of fan-made cosmetic items, and we’d like to submit this one for their review. Let’s bring sprays back with this one!

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Ninja goes off on ‘boring’ Fortnite Chapter 2: ready for a new Season

Ninja calls the recent Fortnite seasons “boring” but remains hopeful for Season 3.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is second only to Chapter 2 Season 1 as the longest season in Fortnite history. This season, like the previous one, has also offered little in the way of new content to players who hop on the Battle Bus every day.

During a recent stream, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins unleashed his fury upon the recent state of Fortnite. He echoed the complaints of many longtime Fortnite players. His perspective might be a bit amplified by the number of hours he’s put into the game in the past year, but it’s relatable to many in the community.

“I don’t want to play Fortnite right now,” Ninja told his chat. “It’s boring, there’s nothing new/ I’m having a little bit of fun, sometimes, but we’ve been playing the same map … the only new places that they’ve added are places with Henchmen that beam you, and laser you, and s**t on your walls.”

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In a moment of self-reflection, Ninja admitted that he’s starting to “sound like Turner (Tfue).” He acknowledged that he’s having more fun with Fortnite than other times in the past, but misses the variety that old Fortnite seasons brought us.

“It blows my mind that we were forced to play the very first Season 1 for, like, 120 days,” Ninja continued before looking at the chart that showed the length of each season. “Double the length of seasons with half the content. Two seasons have almost taken up a year!”

Ninja is giving a voice to a large portion of the community who are eager for Season 3 to come out. Rumors are swirling about an additional delay to the next season due to the protests in the United States. Epic and Loserfruit just announced a delay to her Icon Series skin for that reason.

We have yet to hear any official news about a Season 3 delay, just yet. Of course, we’ll keep you covered if that changes.

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