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Radioactive Smoke Grenade leaked for Fortnite Battle Royale

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Fortnite Battle Royale gets item after item added to its wide collection. A new grenade variant has cropped up in the v8.40 files and it would certainly be an interested addition.

Content updates often arrive in between major patch releases to deliver new items to Fortnite. The latest example of this being the Boom Bow.

A new such item may have been detected deep within the v8.40 files. We’re not quite sure what to make of it yet, but the name does give us a few ideas.

Portable Nuclear Power is on the way!

Nuclear power can be a marvelous thing and helps to power large sectors of the human population. The problem with its use is the massive amounts of long term waste.

Radioactive waste is extremely harmful to the human body, which makes it a deadly weapon. Epic Games seems to have picked up on this, according to a new leak.

The leak comes to us from verified data leaker @FortTory:

As FortTory points out, data miners have not been able to find any more files related to the item. It could be a placeholder or perhaps just something Epic was testing out.

What gameplay functions could this grenade have?

The old Smoke Grenades were little more than an annoyance

Every item that comes to Fortnite is almost always unique from its brothers and sisters. Epic prides itself on creating new content that doesn’t just copy old code to produce pseudo-new items.

We suspect that the Radioactive Grenade could be an upgraded reintroduction of the Grenades that were removed from the game.

The mechanics of the old Grenades worked quite well with a nice arc and delay on explosion. This new item may take those parameters while adding something new.

Smoke Grenades in Fortnite were a little bit useless when they were around. They did have an annoying way of messing up close range fights, but they were usually dropped for weapons or heals.

The Radioactive Smoke Grenades might bring back the vision blocking effect with a new damage effect. Stink Bombs already have a similar effect, but the vision blocking is minimal.

Epic may be looking to replace the Stink Bomb with a solution that does less damage per tick, but has better utility.

Some of the similarities to the Stink Bomb do give us some pause. We’ll just have to wait and see if Epic decides to move forward with the item.

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Lazy Lake Floating Ring locations for Fortnite Week 3 challenges

How to collect floating rings at Lazy Lake for the Season 3 Week 3 challenges.

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The Fortnite Season 3 Week 3 challenges are here, which means we’re getting closer and closer to unlocking the second half of the Season 3 Battle Pass. Most of the challenges have been relatively easy this season, with only one weekly challenge requiring us to search in a particular area.

Last week we were looking around The Yacht. This week we’re venturing across the map over to Lazy Lake, where we’ll need to collect floating rings.

These four rings are scattered around Lazy Lake, making it difficult to complete this challenge in one shot – at least, if you’re doing it in a regular Battle Royale match.

As always, we recommend opting for Team Rumble. It makes things easier, and you may even be able to finish your eliminations challenge from last week if you haven’t already. Here’s a map of all of the Floating Ring locations at Lazy Lake:

The most obvious ring is located next to the gas station. You should be able to jump on an umbrella to grab it. After that, make your way to the intersection and look on top of the tree. The third ring is in the street at the entrance to Lazy, and the final ring is in between the towers of the No Sweat Insurance building.

Here’s a video from HarryNinetyFour that shows you exactly where you’ll need to visit.

You can take a look at the full list of challenges here, but the rest of them are easy enough to complete on your own. You may be sitting in the cornfield at Frenzy for a while, but that comes with the territory.

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Lazy Lake fireworks location for Fortnite Captain America challenge

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When the Fortnite v13.20 patch released, Epic revealed that they’d be bringing a special hero to the Item Shop for the 4th of July. That hero was later revealed to be none other than Captain America – one of the core Avengers who we never saw during the initial Marvel crossover events.

Captain America is, reportedly, set to hit the Item Shop within the next rotation. He should be available when the Item Shop resets at 8 PM EST on July 2. We’re only hours away from having Cap in our locker, and he’ll probably be one of the most popular skins for the next week.

As you can see, there have already been plenty of official teasers for Captain America, but one of them went under the radar. When the Week 3 Challenges went live, Epic added a daily challenge that requires you to light fireworks around Lazy Lake. These fireworks explode to show the Captain America shield.

There are six firework locations surrounding this POI, but you only need five to complete the challenge. You can easily finish this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble once you know where to look. Here are all of the firework locations.

Fortnite Lazy Lake Fireworks

This challenge rewards players with 14,000 XP as it’s one of the golden daily challenges rather than a weekly challenge. That isn’t a ton of experience, but it’s a healthy reward for a challenge that will only take a few minuted to complete. Now, all that’s left is to see how the new Fortnite Captain America skin looks!

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This concept brings grilling to Fortnite in time for summer

This thematic addition to Fortnite Season 3 is perfect for Summer Splash.

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Fortnite Season 3 has put a new emphasis on food. Vegetable boxes spawn all across the map while players farm for cabbage and corn as a new way to heal. Most players are fans of this change. The more healing items in the game, the better.

Why stop there? Why not allow us to cook our food for additional HP? Well, one Fortnite player made a concept that allows us to do just that. Reddit user u/MapleSmoothie created a Hot Dog concept. You can find them in fridges and eat them raw, or grill them for greater healing power.

Via: u/MapleSmoothie

This concept, as its creator points out, would be a perfect addition to the Summer Splash event. Grilling and summertime go hand in hand, and Epic even have an existing emote to correspond with the mechanic.

We don’t need to stop with hot dogs, either. Epic could allow us to grill corn and add other meats like burgers and sausages. Some of them could even grant shields, allowing you to carry some food versions of Minis and Big Pots.

It’s probably too late for Epic to add this to Season 3. There’s a chance that we could see it next year, however. Epic have always welcomed community concepts with game mechanics and skins. This one would be a small, yet thematic addition that could bring a new element into the game.

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