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New ‘Shadow Bomb’ item leaked in Fortnite v8.30 files

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A new item has appeared within the files of Fortnite called the ‘Shadow Bomb.’ The leaks came right after the release of the v8.30 update on April 10th.

New items, weapons, and features arrive in Fortnite at a blistering speed. The Reboot Vans were just released in v8.30 and will likely change the very fabric of Fortnite’s gameplay.

You know what that means, it’s time to start talking about the next thing coming to Fortnite. The newest item leak seems to be some sort of throwback to the days of Shadow Stones…at least according to its name.

Shadow Bomb Info & Audio

Data miners get to work the millisecond the patching for Fortnite is complete and v8.30 has been no different.

Data miner and leaker @SkinTrackerCom released new information found in the v8.30 Fortnite files. The files allude to something known as a “Shadow Bomb.”

The Shadow Bomb is referenced in a string regarding Fortnite challenges.

The challenge is highly ordinary. Essentially every weapon/item in Fortnite gets a challenge like this at some point during one of the seasons.

Additionally, the leaker also found the audio file associated with the Shadow Bomb. Now we’re getting into it. The sound file can be described as ominous to say the least.

What could the Shadow Bomb be?

We’re fairly certain that the Shadow Bomb will be an item added (or planned to be added) to the core Fortnite experience.

The challenge leaked above suggests that it will included as part of the one of the remaining weeks of Season 8’s Battle Pass. This means it would need to be added into all core modes.

So, what could this item be? We have a few guesses, but the information is still very sketchy at this point.

The Shadow Bomb could be a new reboot of the old Shadow Stones. These would turns your character and others into the Shadow Form and float around for a period of time.

Shadow Stones of Season 6 – via FortniteWiki

Shadow Bomb suggests damage of some sort, however. The audio file sounds at the beginning a little bit like an explosion with a lingering effect after wards. Perhaps Shadow Bombs are a new type of AoE explosive with damage over time effects, similar to the Stinks.

We can’t really speculate too much more because your guess is just as good as ours. What do you think Epic has planned for us with these Shadow Bombs? Tell us your theories in the comments below.

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Fortnite leakers confirm Dead by Daylight crossover in Chapter 3

Prominent Fortnite leakers have been informed about a Dead by Daylight crossover that would bring free cosmetics to both the titles.

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Dead by Daylight and Fortnite have one thing in common- a collaboration with Stranger Things. Here’s everything to know about the upcoming crossover between the Battle Royale title and the survival horror game franchise.

Stranger Things has been a part of both Dead by Daylight and Fortnite. The horror game released a special chapter that was based on the series while Epic Games introduced Demogorgon and Chief Hopper in the Item Shop.

Following Dead by Daylight’s inclusion in Fortnite’s latest survey, we now have news regarding a crossover.

Fortnite might release Meg Thomas in the Item Shop

An anonymous source recently reached out to the likes of Shiina, iFireMonkey, HYPEX, and other credible leakers. They claimed that Dead by Daylight devs recently approached Epic Games for a crossover and it might be in the works already.

For Dead by Daylight players, this crossover would bring in a charm based on Fortnite’s Llama. Moreover, Behaviour Interactive might release a new Stranger Things DLC or bring back the previous DLC.

For Fortnite players, a crossover with Dead by Daylight will lead to the arrival of Meg Thomas in the Item Shop. She is one of the most popular playable survivors in the horror game and stands out owing to her speed.

It is worth noting that the latest Fortnite survey included characters like Legion, David, and Dwight. Even though a crossover seems imminent at this point, it is still too early to assume the exact skins.

Leaker iFireMonkey, in one of his recent videos, stated that the aforementioned charm could be a free reward in Day by Daylight. However, before any official announcements, it is advised to take leaks with a grain of salt.

Fortnite Llama charm in Dead by Daylight
This Fortnite Llama charm could be released in Dead by Daylight as a free reward (Image via Twitter/Shiina)

The Fortnite community is also looking forward to more Stranger Things content

Leakers in the Dead by Daylight community have confirmed that Netflix approached the franchise regarding their discontinued crossover. This implies that the original Stranger Things chapter should return during Christmas 2022 and new content with Vecna will also be released.

If Stranger Things is willing to collaborate with Dead by Daylight, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the same happens in Fortnite. Players have been asking for ST skins and cosmetics for a long time, and now that Season 4 is live, it is the perfect time for a crossover.

All in all, the hype for the Dead by Daylight crossover is already sky-scraping. Readers can expect more details once Epic Games adds the cosmetics to the files or teases it officially.

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Fortnite Champion Series Chapter 3 Season 3 start date and prize pool revealed 

Fortnite has announced the Champion Series (FNCS) for Chapter 3 Season 3 in which pros worldwide will compete for 3 million dollars.

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FNCS Chapter 3 Season 3

The Fortnite Champion Series is easily the most anticipated competitive event every season. In Chapter 3 Season 3, the likes of Bugha, Clix, and Arkhram, among others, will battle it out for a prize pool of 3 million dollars.

Epic Games has finally announced the FNCS for Chapter 3 Season 3. This time around, the logo seems to have a tropical theme that matches the ‘Vibin’ season. The meta has also changed significantly, and it will be interesting to see how some of the most talented esports athletes have adapted to it.

Everything to know about Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Chapter 3 Season 3

Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will begin on July 6 with 3 Qualifier rounds. The top five teams (Duos) from each round will directly advance to the FNCS Finals.

The qualifiers will take place till July 18 and the Semi-Finals will begin on July 21. As per Epic Games, the key to reaching the finals is Victory Royales and consistency. In the three Semi-Finals sessions, 6 Victory Royale winners and the top six consistent teams will move ahead.

The Finals will take place between August 12-14. There are two ways for a team to win the Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 3:

  • The first team to get three Victory Royales and earn 475 points will be declared the FNCS champion. This is called the Match Point.
  • If no team is able to acquire a Match Point at the end of 12 Finals matches, the duo with the highest points will win.

Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS prize pool distribution

The prize pool for the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is a whopping $3 million. However, it will be divided across several regions:

  • EU: $1,350,000
  • NAE: $690,000
  • BR: $240,000
  • NAW: $240,000
  • ASIA: $240,000
  • ME: $120,000
  • OCE: $120,000

The prize pool is different for each region, primarily because of Fortnite’s prominence there. It is evident that the viewership numbers in Europe are much higher than in the Middle East and Oceania.

FNCS Chapter 3 Season 2 rewards
Fortnite Champion Series in Chapter 3 Season 2 granted these rewards to viewers

It is worth noting that fans should be able to unlock some free cosmetics by watching the matches. New FNCS-themed cosmetics also arrive in the Item Shop.

All in all, it is safe to assume that the Fortnite Champion Series for Chapter 3 Season 3 will be more exciting than ever. A ton of new features and weapons have arrived recently, and even map changes have been quite frequent.

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Football star Mesut Ozil might turn pro in Fortnite following retirement

Based on his agent’s statements, it won’t be a surprise if we soon find former Arsenal player Mesut Ozil ‘Vibin’ as a Fortnite pro.

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Ozil might join Fortnite esports

After having a glorious run in Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Schalke 04, Mesut Ozil joined Fenerbahçe S.K. Reports claim that the footballer might take up esports as a career after retirement.

Mesut Ozil has nothing left to prove in the world of Football. He’s won several trophies over the years and is easily one of the best playmakers in the history of the sport. Ozil recently unfollowed Fenerbahce on his social media and seems to be all set for retirement.

The footballer has always been an avid gamer, and his manager claims that Ozil has the potential to become a Fortnite pro.

Mesut Ozil has a long history of playing Fortnite

Ozil’s admiration for Fortnite has never been a secret. He’s been streaming the game on Twitch for years and it has even been a matter of controversy on several occasions.

Back in 2020, fans of Arsenal accused Fortnite of causing Ozil’s back injury. They claimed that playing the battle royale title continuously with a bad posture affected his health.

Ozil's Instagram post about Fenerbahce
Ozil promised fans about staying in Fenerbahce but his actions tell a different story

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Ozil’s manager stated:

“He will go more into esports, and maybe become an esports athlete. He’s really good at Fortnite, and I think one day I wouldn’t be surprised if he is competing”

The former Arsenal midfielder already owns an esports organization that competes in Fortnite and FIFA. He’s definitely had success as a streamer, but it is too early to assume if this will be the case with his esports career as well.

Several sports icons like David Beckham, Michael Jordan, Ronaldo, and Shaq have invested in Esports. It is evident that the industry is growing at an unprecedented rate and now is the perfect time to capitalize on it.

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