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Pressure Plant’s Giant Robot receives important update to its body

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As Season 9 begins to draw to a close, the Giant Robot vs. Cattus Monster fight event creeps ever closer. A new upgrade to the mech at Pressure Plant put us one step nearer to completion.

We love Epic Games’ creativity and their willingness to experiment with new ideas that haven’t seen much screen-time in the industry. Global real-time events are among their most ambitious Fortnite undertakings.

Like the Unvaulting event in Season 8, the Mech vs. Monster fight event will arrive sometime in the next few weeks as Season 9 winds down. Similar to a change a few days ago, the Mech as received another big update to its body.

Left Bicep added to Pressure Plant Robot

The Mech being built at Pressure Plant will come face to face with the missing Cattus monster in time. For now, the giant robot isn’t quite ready for combat. As the days pass and Season 10 approaches, Epic is slowly added pieces to its chassis.

The legs and torso were added sequentially in the past week and now the left bicep has arrived.

Left bicap added to Pressure Plant bot

If the schedule of two day updates to the mech hold up, we could see the bot finished some time in the next 8 to 10 days. Of course, Epic might change up the spacing between upgrades or add the entirety of the right arm on a single day. We can’t know as of yet, but we’re anxious to find out what how the robot will preform once functional.

Epic Games showed they are can run global events where player actions are recorded in real-time with the Unvaulting event. We could see some advanced player input with the Mech vs. Monster event. Maybe we’ll even be able to choose sides? Which would fight for, Mech or Monster?

We’ve also gone ahead and taken a little video of the update bot at the Pressure Plant. The left bicep isn’t huge when compared to the rest of the mech, but it still towers above any player’s height and most buildings in Fortnite pale in comparison as well.

What about the Fortnite Cattus Monster?

That’ll keep you up at night…

While the mech has been our crosshairs recently, the first half of Season was dominated by the Cattus monster. Cattus is the codename given to the creature within Epic’s own game files and has stuck with us ever since.

The creature was first seen inside of the Polar Peak mountain, encased in thick ice. Its eye stared at players who passed by to gaze at it in wonder.

The Cattus then escaped from its prison and destroyed Polar Peak’s main tower. Players spotted the creature swimming around the Fortnite island shortly afterwards.

What happened to my house! It’s those meddling kids again!

We’ve also seen the creature do damage to Snobby Shores and Pleasant Park as it made its way into the ocean. The creature has never been seen as these movements were technically happening during downtime. We have a feeling we haven’t quite seen the monster’s full capabilities just yet.

Who knows how powerful and how massive the Cattus truly is. Maybe the mech at Pressure Plant won’t be able to defeat the demon and it’ll destroy large parts of the Fortnite map. Such a scenario would a clever way for Epic to revamp the island similar WoW’s old Cataclysm update and the infamous Deathwing.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.

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Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

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On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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