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New Fortnite Respawn Van mechanics leaked

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Respawn vans have been floating around inside the game files of Fortnite for a long time now. We’ve finally got a more concrete look at how the Vans will actually work.

What would the world be with the work of data-miners? It would certainly be a whole lot less exciting.

Data-miners have uncovered new data on the upcoming Respawn Vans for Fortnite. It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten truly concrete gameplay information on these elusive new items.

The Respawn Vans are a direct response by Epic to the popular new respawn mechanics present in Apex Legends and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout. The respawn gives players another chance given their teammates can survive long enough to revive them.

The new mechanics leaks come from @lucas7yoshi_. Here’s the original tweet:

Now that’s some juicy details! Let’s take a closer look.

From what we can parse, the required price for respawning teammates into the game will be quite a high toll. We don’t know for certain if these are a combined cost, but it wouldn’t be unfair to think it as getting respawned is quite a prize.

  • 100 Mats for Revive (Differing between Wood, Brick, and Metal per Van)
  • 75 Medium Ammo (Presumed different amounts per ammo type)
  • A specified weapon must be given to the van (Common Assault Rifle)

Our best guess is that the cost will be randomized combination of these factors. You will arrive at the van and be given a set of ingredients. If you have them, you can revive your teammate.

We’re a little hesitant to say we are excited at the prospect of more RNG being introduced into the game. The Battle Royale game type already has enough of it as it is.

With that said, the ingredients could even be displayed from a distance or be common enough most of the time (100 wood is something everyone has on them). The ingredients for revives might also be set per Van. We don’t know those details quite yet.

The Vans also seem to have “Reboot” or “Recharge” period. This means another team will have to wait some amount of time before they can swoop in.

Key to note also is the “Reviving Squad Members.” This suggests all dead squad members will revived at the same time when the Van is used.

What are you expectations for the Respawn Vans in Fortnite? Do you think Epic’s implementation of the popular mechanic will go smoothly?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below or head to our Twitter at @FortniteINTEL.

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Fortnite tournament bug grants $2000 and 1000 V-Bucks to every participant

A recently announced Fortnite tournament accidentally promised major rewards to each participant. Here’s how it went down.

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Fortnite hosts weekly tournaments that promise major rewards to their player base in the form of cash prizes or in-game cosmetics. A tournament that was recently announced for its European Player Base accidentally revealed rewards that were being promised to each participant.

The competitive side of Fortnite still grows stronger every day as the game introduces its player base to different modes and unique tournaments that offer some hefty rewards to winners. Players ranging from amateurs to sweats compete against each other to level up their skill and prove their mettle in the competitive community.

Newer pros emerge in every tournament who challenge these OG sweats and grab the victory royale right from their hands in neck-to-neck situations. While several veterans continue to crib about the game and what Fortnite used to be, the new generation of pros adapt to the game mechanics and evolve their skills with every tournament.

The launch of Zero Build in Fortnite Chapter 3, opened doors for the Zero Build tournaments and several such contests to appear in front of the competitive community. Amongst those, a test event which is currently listed in the compete tab for EU players, shows rewards being granted to each player bagging 1 point in the tournament.

Whiplash Test Event accidentally promises rewards to every player securing one point

Fortnite recently announced a bunch of tournaments for its player base ranging from Jewel Rush (Fives) to Money Wars (Solos), Whiplash (Duos), and Finest’s Realistic 2v2 Event. Amongst those, a description of Whiplash Test Event promised rather bizarre rewards that the community was left in disbelief.

The rewards for the Test Event showed players who secure 1 point throughout the entire tournament will be rewarded with a whopping $2000 and 1000 V-Bucks in their Epic Account. Now even in the wildest of imaginations Epic would never reward the entire player base with such a hefty reward.

Upon seeing the news about this bug, the player base on Twitter went crazy and can only wish for this to be true. Moreover, they speculate that Epic will be removing these rewards and fixing the bug once v21.20 drops later tomorrow.

As tournaments continue to pile up on the compete tab, players can now gain rewards from Arena by leveling up with their Hype points. The rewards range from wraps to emoticons that can be secured by Arena players as they tier up amongst the league in their competitive journey.

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Fortnite fan creates amazing in-game Spotify player concept and players want it

An amazing concept between Fortnite and music streaming service Spotify has fans go crazy. Here’s more details on that.

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Fortnite concept artists are always one step ahead of the ideas that the developers think of and bring popular fan requests to life with their art. Recent concept art shows a music player in the game linked to Spotify that has stirred a conversation amongst the player base.

Ever since Fortnite added new features to the game like Party Tags, the expectations of players have gone through the roof for developers to add more to the game. However, Epic does not usually make a major change to the game every month until the launch of a new season.

While certain gameplay features that were newly added, Sprint and Mantle have been quite famous among the Zero Build community, the Gyro and Flick Stick were not received well after their launch. As new players are joining the loop every day and getting themselves familiar with the game, Epic Games are trying its best to make the UI of the game simpler.

However, a recently surfaced concept art created by a Fortnite fan went quite viral as it shows an in-built music player linked to Spotify that would be a cool feature in the game if added. Here’s how the community reacted to it.

Spotify Player concept in Fortnite goes viral

Famous Fortnite leaker FNBRIntel recently tweeted a concept of a built-in Spotify music player in the game menu that can play any song the user desires. This would then eliminate the need for Lobby Tracks or Music Packs Fortnite provides its player base within their lockers.

Using this option would enable players and content creators to play copyrighted audio and their favorite songs in the game while they are queueing up in the lobby or playing a match with their friends, much like Rocket League has it. However, this would in turn cause major distractions to pros and sweats who even turn off radios in Fortnite vehicles.

Another player added a concept of a free Spotify-themed wrap that can be given out to those who link their Spotify accounts to Epic. Moreover, this would also increase the number of users on the streaming platform.

While PC players can play songs on Spotify using the multitasking feature, PlayStation players also enjoy the same with a built-in player on their PS menu. This allows them to play their favorite music while playing any game on their consoles.

As this concept would be a really cool feature for Epic to add, it would end the value of Lobby Tracks the game sells in the Item Shop or provides its players via the Battle Pass or certain limited events. Another major drawback would be to streamers and content creators who cannot use copyrighted audio on their streams to keep their content fair on a specific platform.

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Rare Fortnite clip shows Darth Vader boss killing a Loot Llama

The Sith Lord hunts down a rather unexpected target across the island. Here’s what went down when Vader chased a Llama.

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Fortnite is known for creating rare moments every once in a while where the player community is usually left in disbelief. One of those rare moments was witnessed recently by a player where the Darth Vader NPC chased down a Loot Llama and started slaying it with a lightsaber.

There are several moments in Fortnite that have been popular over the years amongst the player community. From Ninja’s Rocket Rides to Muselk’s The Rescue of Chappadoodle, the game has given the world some of the most unique clips ever seen in gaming.

Most of these clips are rare and are witnessed at least once every season where either a bug in the game causes it or just the foolishness of a player that takes place. Recently, a bug in-game forced the Sith Lord roaming the island, Darth Vader, to go against a Loot Llama.

Here’s what really went down in the now-viral clip and how the community reacted to this rare moment.

Darth Vader vs Loot Llama: A battle Fortnite never saw coming

Loot Llamas in-game have been pretty annoying ever since Fortnite decided to bring them to life in Chapter 2 Season 7. When a player goes after a Llama, the amount of ammo that’s wasted in shooting it down is not worth it.

Moreover, the location of the player is easily revealed to their opponents as the player chases down the Llama. This is the reason why mainly a lot of players do not even bother to chase down a Loot Llama on the map anymore.

As players refused to entertain the Llama in the game anymore, the newly added NPC in the game, Darth Vader decided to take the matter into his own hands. In a clip posted on Reddit by u/iluvwilliam, Darth Vader chases down a Llama and continues to slash it down with Lightsaber throws and strikes.

Even after multiple strikes, the Llama refuses to be killed and instead rifts away, taking Vader along with him. Well, this surely shows that even Vader cannot bring the mighty animal down after all the might of his Mythic Lightsaber.

One of the players commented on a famous line from the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, giving it their own hilarious twist as Vader goes after the Loot quoting:

“Loot. I am your Father.”

Another player expressed their concerns with the current Loot Llama and how Fortnite can actually take steps to fix them. From lowering their health to increasing the countdown before it rifts away, these suggestions actually would fix the issue players have with the creature.

Whatever the scenario might be, the player community still can’t express enough grief about the current situation with Llamas as they are shifting to Reality Saplings to get good loot. Moreover, the Llamas were only good for farming a huge number of materials which is not needed anymore as the majority of the player-base shifts to Zero Build mode.

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