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Top 5 best additions to Fortnite Battle Royale in 2019

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We are nearing the end of the fifth month of 2019 so now is a good time to look back on the best parts of the past year.

Fortnite changes quicker than just about any game in the world. Not all of those changes are positive of course, but the negative changes receive a lot more press than the positive ones do.

This article will look at the five best weapons, mechanics, items and locations added to Fortnite since the New Year began.

Some of the best decisions Epic made was removing things, but those decisions will not be considered for this list. Also, even if the addition has already been vaulted, it will still be considered for this list as long as it was first added on or after January 1st, 2019.

Turning back the clock to Season 7

The new year began about a third of the way through Season 7. The Infinity Blade had already been added and removed before Christmas, and planes had only been nerfed once at that point.

Few changes happened in the weeks leading up the new year as Epic employees took a much-deserved two week break for the holidays.

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The last weapon added to the game before 2019 was the Boom Box which came through on December 30th.

Our first added weapon of 2019 was Suppressed Sniper Rifle on January 8th which was followed by the Scoped Revolver on January 15th.

Neither of those two weapons made this list, or even the honorable mentions, but that is where the year started, let’s look at the best things Epic added around that time:

Honorable Mentions

This section is reserved for the smaller things that were cool additions but just didn’t move the needle enough to reach the top spots on the list.

Season 7 Honorable mentions:

  • Stone Lady Statue. This addition paved the way for the best love story in Fortnite to play out over the months (Added January 15th)
  • Marshmello concert. This wasn’t really an addition but was just so cool it had to be recognized (February 2nd)
  • Gliders. A fun way to move around the map and was a good way to add mobility. (Added January 15th)
  • Sneaky Snowman. It was about time the bush got a makeover. (Added January 22nd)

Season 8 honorable mentions:

  • Buried Treasure. Being able to hunt like a pirate was a fun way to add in another source of loot. (Added February 28th)
  • The Baller. It’s not quite made it onto the list due to the problems it posed for competitive play, but it is still fun to use. (Added March 12th)
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  • Flint-Knock Pistol. A really creative gun that could be used to prevent fall damage. (Added March 20th)
  • Boom Bow. It came down to this and the Infantry Rifle for the final spot. Boom Bow lost because it is less skill intensive. (Added April 2nd)
  • Shadow Bomb. A really fun item to use that adds some interesting strategies, one of the final cuts from the list. (Added May 1st)

Season 9 honorable mentions:

  • Neo Tilted Towers, Mega Mall, Pressure Plant. All of these new POIs came with the start of the new season. While each is cool, they are arguably worse than the locations before them. (Added May 9th)
  • Combat Shotgun. The addition of the Combat Shotgun came with the removal of the Pump. At least it’s something. (Added May 9th)
  • Stone Farm. The stone statues of the man and woman are together on a farm with a baby. A beautiful end to the story. (Added May 22nd)
  • Slipstreams. Another tough cut at the end. Slipstreams are a smart way to do mobility that fits the theme for Season 9. (Added May 9th)

The top 5 additions to Fortnite in 2019

#5. Infantry Rifle – Added February 14th

The Infantry Rifle was a great example of a balanced weapon. Very powerful if used correctly, especially after Epic introduced higher rarity versions around the beginning of Season 8.

The Infantry Rifle basically provides a sniper feel on a mid-range weapon. Snipers are so often rendered obsolete during game situations and the Infantry Rifle brought the sweet feeling of hitting a head shot into a more common place in Fortnite.

#4. Volcano – Added February 28th

The only POI on this list, the Volcano was a great addition to the game. It added a nice balance to the snow biome on the other corner of the map and the surrounding jungle made for a fun location.

It played an important part in the storyline almost immediately and exploded as the Nexus event took off at the end of the season.

It also helped Epic finalize the floating mechanic used by Slipstreams in Season 9 with the vent of the volcanos acting in a similar manner to the vents placed around the map after the eruption.

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#3. Cannons – Added February 28th

The beginning of Season 8 was likely the best day of the entire year for Fortnite. Not only were the planes vaulted, but we received a bunch of new mechanics and items.

Cannons were one of the best. Even though they are still buggy at times, shooting yourself out of a cannon is still a blast. You can use them as a duo or solo to get mobility and just hurl yourself through the air.

The mark of a great addition: Adds fun to the game but isn’t frustrating to use or to have used against you.

#2. Driftboards – Added February 19th

The single best vehicle Epic has ever added to the game. Driftboards are amazing. I think the best mark of how cool they are is that we had to wait over two months from their first announcement to when they became a part of the game and they still lived up to the hype.

Marty McFly meets SSX Tricky. That’s the intersection I want my games to be at. You can hit absurd trick shots, flip through the air like a mad man or just use them to rotate.

Whatever you choose to do with a Driftboard, you will probably have fun doing it.

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#1. Reboot Vans – Added April 10th

You can thank Apex Legends for this one. The Reboot Van was announced at the height of Apex Legends popularity. Even though it took a while to actually get added, having the respawn mechanic in Fortnite has been crucial.

It is tough to summarize all the good things being able to respawn does for the game. It adds a lot of strategy in whether or not to thirst opponents or leave the last member of a squad.

It also keeps friends engaged in the game until it is over. No more having a friend die early in Tilted and ask you to just quit the game so they can play again.

There are next to no negatives by adding these in, and Fortnite is a better game when people are able to be respawned.

Do you agree with my list? What would you change?

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When Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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