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Mysterious Loot Lake Rune lasers appear throughout Fortnite map

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Update: We have new footage of the lasers connecting with the Loot Lake Runes. The sounds and visuals are truly jaw-dropping.

Here’s the new footage captured from in-game, using the Playground gamemode with most HUD details off.

The goal is to possibly connect all three of the lasers to Loot Lakes at the same time. This may be achieved by players hitting the lasers with pickaxes in the around the same ratio. Only the green laser has been connected so far.

New Rune lasers have appeared throughout the Fortnite map and are projecting beams of light towards Loot Lake. What are these strange objects doing in Fortnite?

The mystery of Loot Lake’s vault just seems to get deeper and deeper everyday. Epic Games has added all new ‘lasers’ throughout the Fortnite map which project beams of light.

What are these strange new objects and why have they arrived now? Could the opening of the vault being closer than we think?

Lasers Appear Throughout Fortnite Map

These lasers project beams of colored light in different directions. The lasers sit on Runes on top of high up locations.

The current ones can be found on the Volcano, north of Pleasant Park on a mountain, and south of Shift Shafts.

You can see images of them here, courtesy of @LootLakeBR. We will provide additional images and videos in due time.

It is extremely important to note that the lasers change direction while you are in-game. This may be part of some world-wide event going on for Fortnite.

The Rune floating above Loot Lake also has a color emitting from the top of it. The color on top of Loot Lake changes relative from which laser you are currently at it from. For example, if you look at Loot Lake from the Volcano, you will see a green light emitting from it.

The light on Loot Lake appears white when you stand by the white laser

Here are the colors for the lasers:

  • Volcano Laser: Green
  • Pleasant Park Laser: White
  • Shifty Shafts: Red

All of the lasers can be ‘damaged’ by hitting them with a pickaxe for 50 shield damage per hit. When the lasers get close to hitting the center of Loot Lake, they begin to emit a much brighter light beam. Their sound effects also significantly intensify as the beam closes in on Loot Lake.

The sounds of the laser connecting and disconnecting from the Loot Lake rune can be heard throughout the whole map. It sounds like thunder claps and energy drains.

It is not known yet if player actions change the directions of the beams or how they would.

Potentially, the lasers may align and unlock the Runes at the Vault by having enough players discover and hit them at the same time.

As the beams gets closer to the Rune at Loot Lake, it curves and attaches to the Rune. The Rune begins glowing, perhaps all three of the beams have to be connected to unlock the Vault part-way?

We will update this post as we find out more about these mysterious beams of light.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.

The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.

Flare Gun

Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.

The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

Portable Upgrade Bench

The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.

Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.

General

  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
  • Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
  • Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.

Battle Royale

  • Party Assist Update
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
  • Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
  • Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
  • Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
  • Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
  • Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

The next cosmetic item in Fortnite’s Icon series, this time for streamer Loserfruit, has been leaked, with the release date all but confirmed for June 21.

Following on from Ninja’s skin release earlier in the year, Loserfruit, one of the most popular Australian streamers, has been waiting on her skin coming to the game for months now.

Its initial launch was pushed back due to ongoing protests around the world, but it looks like it’s finally getting a proper release.

On June 21, a handful of leakers got their hands on the encrypted files for the skin, and accessed them, showcasing a full, high-quality look at the skin we’ll soon be able to rock in-game.

Featuring a replica of Loserfruit’s hoody with rainbow-colored arms, the arm portions light up spectacularly, and there is also a backpack that mirrors her own real-life version.

Loserfruit skin release date and price

The skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

The bundle includes a fruity pickaxe too, as well as the Bounce Berry emote.

The skin will be available at 8pm ET. It will cost 1,500 V-Bucks for just the skin, or 2,000 for the whole bundle.

Loserfruit herself is actually already rocking the skin in-game on her stream, thanks to exclusive access before the rest of us, so you can see it in action here.

We’ll keep you updated when the skin bundle is available to purchase in the item shop.

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When does Fortnite Season 3 end and Season 4 begin?

Find out the Fortnite Season 3 end date and Season 4 start date for 2020.

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We’re only a couple of days into Fortnite Season 3, but fans are already wondering when the next season will come. We’re not sick of the new season – far from it. The past couple of seasons have lasted about 120 days each, though, so it’s not crazy to hope that this one is significantly shorter.

When Fortnite Season 3 released, data miners were quick to tell everyone how much time was left in the season. At the time of release, Epic had an end date of August 27, 2020. That’s only 71 days long, which is quite reasonable.

Not so fast, though. Data miner FireMonkey was quick to point out that the number of weekly challenges doesn’t match an 11-week season. There are already 12 weeks worth of challenges in the game files, which would have Season 3 ending on September 3.

This isn’t out of the ordinary. Epic have, traditionally, extended seasons for an extra week or two with Overtime Challenges. The past two seasons, which were both extended over a month past their original end-date, are still outliers in the history of Fortnite seasons.

A one-week extension is nothing major. We can live with that – and will even enjoy the Overtime Challenges that Epic give us. There’s no need to panic, right now, but the season will likely be extended at least one time.

Normally, this wouldn’t be something we’d cover so early in a Fortnite season, but the recent history of lengthy seasons makes us wonder if this one will follow suit. Hopefully, we’ll be playing Season 4 by September 4.

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