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UPDATED: ‘The Baller’ Fortnite vehicle temporarily disabled by Epic Games

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UPDATE: ‘The Baller’ has been re-enabled by Epic Games.

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The newest Fortnite vehicle has been temporarily disabled by Epic Games- here’s why.

On Monday, March 18, Epic Games took to Twitter to reveal that ‘The Baller’ vehicle has been temporarily disabled in-game.

According to the studio, a ‘stability issue’ is the main cause for The Baller being disabled, however, an exact cause is unknown.

You can view the official announcement below.

Many believe that the move to remove The Baller temporarily has to do with a recent ‘instadeath’ glitch, although this has yet to be confirmed.

Since its addition in Season 8, ‘The Baller’ has come under heavy criticism by numerous high profile personalities for its ‘ease of use.’

After it was announced that The Baller had been temporarily disabled, various pro players and streamers expressed their joy for the timebeing.

At the time of writing, it is unknown when The Baller will return to Fortnite. Stay tuned to FortniteINTEL for more information as it is made available by Epic Games.

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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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How to jump off of a diving board in Fortnite Season 3

A Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 3 challenge requires players to jump off of a diving board and here’s a quick guide to completing it.

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Fortnite Dive Board

Fortnite players must search for a diving board and jump off of it this week. This will complete one of the latest Week 3 challenges and provide them with 15,000 XP.

Quests and challenges have always been the most reliable source of XP for Fortnite players. The developers release three Daily Quests every day and seven Weekly Quests every week.

Weekly quests for Week 3 of Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 have arrived, and here’s a guide to completing the one based on jumping off a diving board.

Where to find Diving Boards in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

To complete the Weekly quest, players first need to find one Diving Board. It is located near Rocky Reels and the exact location is marked (blue marker) in the image below:

Diving Board in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
Location of Diving Board in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

The diving board is placed on the top of a massive rock in the desert region south of Rocky Reels. It basically gives players a small push and they can dive into the river flowing underneath.

The quest requires you to jump off of a diving board three times, and they don’t need to be unique. This means that the challenge can be completed by jumping off of the aforementioned board repeatedly.

How to reach the diving board in Fortnite Season 3

Another thing to note is the accessibility of the diving board. There’s no way to reach the top of the massive boulder in Zero Build modes owing to the lack of ziplines. Jumping while sprinting might help but it is better to take on this challenge in modes with building enabled.

Obviously, players can directly land at the diving board near Rocky Reels in Zero Build modes but this will only allow them to jump off of it once.

All in all, completing the weekly challenge will grant players 15,000 XP. Seven new quests have been added this week and there will be an additional bonus for completing them. This implies that the total XP output will be over 200,000 which is equivalent to almost three levels in the Battle Pass.

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How to reach max shields at a temple in Fortnite Season 3?

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 3 quests are finally here. Players can reach maximum shields at a temple location to get 15,000 XP.

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Temple in Fortnite

Fortnite expects players to max out on their shields at a temple location for a Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 3 challenge. It grants 15,000 XP.

The XP grind in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has been nothing less than frightful for a majority of loopers. This explains why they desperately wait for new quests and challenges that can help them in leveling up.

Here’s a guide to completing the Week 3 quest based on reaching max shields at a temple.

Where to find temples in Fortnite Season 3

At the moment, there are three temples on the Fortnite map:

Tumbledown Temple

Tumbledown Temple is a landmark located east of Rocky Reels and south of Sanctuary. Players can use this image for reference:

Fortnite Tumbledown Temple landmark
Tumbledown Temple landmark in Fortnite

Tiny Temple

Tiny Temple is another landmark where players can complete the Week 3 challenge. You can head southeast from The Daily Bugle or directly land at the location marked in the image below:

Fortnite Tiny Temple landmark
Tiny Temple landmark in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

The Temple

As the name suggests, The Temple is the most prominent temple on the Artemis island. Here, you can expect great loot which naturally includes a ton of shield items. Having said that, it’s possible that the competition will be much higher than the aforementioned temples.

The Temple is located northeast of The Daily Bugle:

Fortnite The Temple
Location of The Temple in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

At any of these locations, players will basically find ancient runes and the aim is to reach max shields there. You can either land here directly or collect shield items from other major locations and use them in the temples.

Reaching max shields in Fortnite means that the loopers must have 100 shield points. This can be achieved through a wide range of items:

  • Small Shield Potion– provides 25 shield but cannot be used after the shield reaches 50
  • Shield Potion– provides 50 shield
  • Shield Keg– 4 shield/second
  • Klomberries– 10 shield
  • Slurp Mushrooms
  • Chug Splash– 20 shield

All shield items can be found on the island as floor loot and inside chests.

The seven weekly quests for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Week 3 will grant a total of 105,000 XP. The game also provides a bonus for completing a certain number of weekly quests and the total reward should be close to 234,000.

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