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The evolution of Tilted Towers throughout Fortnite’s seasons

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Tilted Towers has gone through multiple iterations throughout the Fortnite seasons and even got destroyed before the start of Season 9.

Tilted Towers isn’t just a location. It’s the center for much of Fortnite’s lore and has received changes throughout its long history. The city has been influential in shaping how players play Fortnite as it serves as a hub for mass amounts of loot.

As Tilted Town was recently introduced, we wanted to take a nostalgic look back on everything Tilted has gone through. From Season 2 to Season X, let’s go on a trip down memory lane together.

Original Tilted Towers added in Fortnite Season 2

Big Bertha, they call her. Magnificent, she is.

The original Tilted Towers was added to Fortnite in Season 2 on January 18, 2018. It was part of a massive upgrade to the island which included dozens of map changes and new named locations. Before this update, most of the map was barren of any landmarks and consisted mostly on rolling green hills and mountains in between named zones.

Tilted Towers quickly became the go-to hot drop for the majority of the community. Competitive players at the time played specifically for eliminations and Tilted Towers regularly drew in over half of every lobby.

Just as more modern versions of Tilted, the location included the highest concentration of loot to date.

The tragic tale of the 3-Story building of Tilted

Here comes the BOOM! – via Fortnite Wiki

In the middle of Tilted Towers, there was once a 3-story building which began its life just as any other building. However, the future of the 3-story would be a dark and dangerous journey of destruction and reincarnation.

In Season 4, a meteor landed on the building and destroyed a significant portion of its structure. Demolition crews were sent in to slowly demolish the remainder in order to get a replacement building.

In Season 5, the new sporting goods store was built in the original’s place. Sadly, the store was crushed as Kevin the CUBE made its way through Tilted at the end of the season.

As Season 7 rolled around, work had begun on a new building once again. This ended up being a news studio, but the architect in charge had done a poor job of it. After the snow melted from around Tilted, players began to see cracks forming on the studio. Shortly thereafter, the whole building crumbled down due to the map-wide earthquake leading into Season 8.

The last version of the 3-story came in Season 8 as the ‘No Sweat Insurance’ building.

Tilted Towers destroyed by Volcano

Was that a rock or a nuke? – via Fortnite Wiki

The tale of the 3-story ends with the destruction of Tilted Towers. The Unvaulting event caused the Volcano to erupt during Season 8, spewing out lava and rocks. One of these deadly projectiles hit Tilted Towers and obliterated everything except the lone ‘No Sweat Insurance.’

The event was quite the spectacle and resulted in the unvaulting of the Drum Gun. It was a hard price for the community to pay.

Epic knew that Tilted Towers couldn’t stay away for too long since it’s always been Fortnite’s most visited location. So, they’d planned something amazing well ahead of time to give the location a makeover.

Neo Tilted arrives with futuristic theme

Now that’s how you remaster an old classic!

As Season 9 began, Tilted Towers transformed from a pile of smoldering rubble to a futuristic metropolis. The zone now featured shiny roads, metal mats for days, and the same general layout everyone loved.

While nostalgia can be a powerful emotion for gamers, players welcomed Neo Tilted with open arms. We’d argue that it’s still among Epic’s best works due to being able to keep the same vibe alive while completely reworking the scenery. The timing came well with hype building for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game which features similar styles of architecture.

The location also got its own Slipstream network ring which allowed players to fly around and launch themselves into the air. These were eventually removed in Season X with the arrival of Tilted Town.

Tilted Town brings ‘no build’ zones to Fortnite

It’s always high noon somewhere in the Fortnite world

The latest version of Tilted was added in the v10.0 Content Update. The location is the first of many ‘Rift Zones’ which will revamp the appearance (and mechanics) of favorite zones.

Tilted Town swaps the future for the past by bringing in a Wild West theme. The town includes a stable, saloon, sheriff’s office, and more.

The key feature which has some players rejoicing and others raging is the removal of all building within Tilted Town. Players also cannot destroy anything within the town. This mechanical change emphasizes set map knowledge and positioning over the usual Fortnite experience.

It’s not yet known when or if the location will be removed.


Which version of Tilted Towers is your favorite? The location has seen so many changes that it can be hard to choose a specific one above the others. Our favorite, if we had to choose, would probably be Neo Tilted due to its beautiful art style and respects paid to the original Tilted.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.

The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.

Flare Gun

Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.

The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

Portable Upgrade Bench

The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.

Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.

General

  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
  • Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
  • Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.

Battle Royale

  • Party Assist Update
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
  • Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
  • Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
  • Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
  • Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
  • Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

The next cosmetic item in Fortnite’s Icon series, this time for streamer Loserfruit, has been leaked, with the release date all but confirmed for June 21.

Following on from Ninja’s skin release earlier in the year, Loserfruit, one of the most popular Australian streamers, has been waiting on her skin coming to the game for months now.

Its initial launch was pushed back due to ongoing protests around the world, but it looks like it’s finally getting a proper release.

On June 21, a handful of leakers got their hands on the encrypted files for the skin, and accessed them, showcasing a full, high-quality look at the skin we’ll soon be able to rock in-game.

Featuring a replica of Loserfruit’s hoody with rainbow-colored arms, the arm portions light up spectacularly, and there is also a backpack that mirrors her own real-life version.

Loserfruit skin release date and price

The skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

The bundle includes a fruity pickaxe too, as well as the Bounce Berry emote.

The skin will be available at 8pm ET. It will cost 1,500 V-Bucks for just the skin, or 2,000 for the whole bundle.

Loserfruit herself is actually already rocking the skin in-game on her stream, thanks to exclusive access before the rest of us, so you can see it in action here.

We’ll keep you updated when the skin bundle is available to purchase in the item shop.

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When does Fortnite Season 3 end and Season 4 begin?

Find out the Fortnite Season 3 end date and Season 4 start date for 2020.

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We’re only a couple of days into Fortnite Season 3, but fans are already wondering when the next season will come. We’re not sick of the new season – far from it. The past couple of seasons have lasted about 120 days each, though, so it’s not crazy to hope that this one is significantly shorter.

When Fortnite Season 3 released, data miners were quick to tell everyone how much time was left in the season. At the time of release, Epic had an end date of August 27, 2020. That’s only 71 days long, which is quite reasonable.

Not so fast, though. Data miner FireMonkey was quick to point out that the number of weekly challenges doesn’t match an 11-week season. There are already 12 weeks worth of challenges in the game files, which would have Season 3 ending on September 3.

This isn’t out of the ordinary. Epic have, traditionally, extended seasons for an extra week or two with Overtime Challenges. The past two seasons, which were both extended over a month past their original end-date, are still outliers in the history of Fortnite seasons.

A one-week extension is nothing major. We can live with that – and will even enjoy the Overtime Challenges that Epic give us. There’s no need to panic, right now, but the season will likely be extended at least one time.

Normally, this wouldn’t be something we’d cover so early in a Fortnite season, but the recent history of lengthy seasons makes us wonder if this one will follow suit. Hopefully, we’ll be playing Season 4 by September 4.

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