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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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Stats reveal the deadliest locations in Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite data miner, Lucas7Yoshi, has created a map of the most deadly locations in Fortnite Season 5. Here’s where to land or avoid.

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The Fortnite world is a deadly one. Take a look at some of the most dangerous locations on the entire map.

It’s no secret that Fortnite – and all battle royales, for that matter – have hot-spots for players to drop. If you want a fight, you’ll find one at Salty Towers in every game. If you want a more relaxed experience, Craggy Cliffs might be your speed.

Which are the deadliest places on the Fortnite map? Regular players know about some of them. It should be no secret that Salty Towers and Pleasant Park see a lot of action.

Data miner Lucas7Yoshi has been gathering all kinds of Fortnite data, lately. Most recently, he compiled a map of the most active locations in Season 5. As you can see, Salty Towers and Lazy Lake top the list.

The areas shrouded in blue aren’t completely inactive, but they show how much activity happens at the center of the map. If you want a safe drop, the northeast corner is probably your best bet.

From the map, you can see that the action isn’t isolated to the center. Sure, it’s the most active, but Holly Hedges, Sweaty Sands, Retail Row, and Slurpy Swamp almost always have a few deaths per match.

These locations are probably more bus path-dependent than Pleasant, Salty, and Lazy, but they still get a ton of attention. Stealthy Stronghold – likely bolstered by the addition of Predator – can also be seen on the map.

This map doesn’t give us too much new information, but it’s interesting to see how much activity takes place in different areas of the map. Even the no man’s land of the Zero Point has more deaths than places like Steamy Stacks – the safest named POI in Season 5.

We’re interested in learning more about Fortnite trends as Lucas7Yoshi continues his research. So far, he’s compiled data for the most popular cosmetics to go along with his new death map.

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Fortnite Winter Trials event & rewards leaked

Epic Games quickly added and removed a webpage that revealed a new Fortnite event: Winter Trials. Here’s everything we know so far.

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Epic Games released a new website, announcing the Fortnite Winter Trials. They have since removed the site, leading fans to believe it was leaked early.

Most of the time, when we’re discussing Fortnite leaks, we’re talking about data miners finding files in the game that relate to certain events, skins, etc. In rare cases, Epic let something slip a bit early. That’s what we have here.

On January 25, Epic released the Fortnite Winter Trials webpage, showcasing free rewards, an influencer tournament, community voting on events, and more.

The website was quickly removed after it was added, but data miner Hypex was able to record some of the contents before it went down.

The details of the event are still limited, but it appears as though players will be earning badges for logging in, voting for challenges, and playing Fortnite.

Over the course of the rest of the season, your playtime and badges will reward you with free cosmetics. Most of them are hidden, but we know about a spray, emoticon, and weapon wrap from the images on the website.

Fortnite Winter Trials rewards

We should see an official announcement of the event soon. Since Epic were the ones who jumped the gun, we expect to see them announce the event as soon as tomorrow – if not later tonight.

We’ll update this post when we learn more about the event, along with additional details on how to earn free cosmetics. Stay tuned.

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Fortnite tease new Drift Crew skins

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Epic Games are dropping some cryptic hints relating to the iconic Drift character in Fortnite, and speculation suggests it’s all leading to a new Drift Crew skin.

On January 24, Epic Games posted a series of mysterious tweets, to get the community guessing.

Their first post referenced Drift directly, saying: “Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” A series of messages followed, asking for help – presumably Drift’s help.

The Fortnite account has since deleted the tweets, but here’s a screenshot of all of them from iFireMonkey.

Data miner HYPEX was quick to highlight that these teasers are almost certainly connected to the upcoming new Drift Skin, which appears to be a female version of the fan-favorite skin.

Fortnite Crew is the monthly subscription service, and it’s expected that this new Drift skin will be included in the February edition of the subscription rewards.

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The Fortnite Crew subscription includes V-Bucks plus cosmetic rewards.

The subscription grants players each new Battle Pass, plus 1,000 V-Bucks, in addition to the cosmetic rewards.

We’ll have to wait and see confirmation about the new Drift skin as we put January in the rearview mirror and move into February.

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