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Top 5 April Fools’ Day Fortnite Pranks

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April Fools’ Day arrives on Monday, April 1, and is known for being the prankster’s holiday. We have some ideas that would turn Fortnite into a hilarious battle royale for the day.

April 1, April Fools’ Day, is commemorated around the world by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes.

Epic Games surprised the community on April Fools’ Day 2018 by adding a low-gravity effect to the Boogie Bomb.

New Boogie Bomb Gameplay from FortNiteBR

We took it upon ourselves to come up with a few ideas that would certainly spice up Fortnite on April Fools’ Day.

Since the day is known for pulling hoaxes and pranks, why not trick Fortnite players?

Tilted Towers

Fortnite’s biggest city was added during Season 2, and is known to attract dozens of players each game.

Players tend to land at Tilted Towers to collect the best loot while racking up eliminations.

There have been tons of rumors that Tilted Towers would be destroyed, but they never pan out as the city still remains.

Tilted Towers still remains after almost 6 Fortnite Seasons.

Removing Tilted Towers for 24 hours would certainly send players into a frenzy, with tons of players frantically searching for a place to land.

Maybe Epic could fill the void with another previous location, like Moisty Mire or Risky Reels.

Original Fortnite

Fortnite’s original map looked nothing like it does during Season 8.

The first Fortnite map had only 12 locations being Greasy Grove, Pleasant Park, Loot Lake, Anarchy Acres, Dusty Divot, Tomato Town, Wailing Woods, Lonely Lodge, Retail Row, Salty Springs, Fatal Fields, and Moisty Mire.

Fortnite’s original map was much more open.

If Epic was to change the entire Fortnite map back to the original for a day, tons of players would surely return just to feel a bit of nostalgia.

The Baller vehicle would certainly come in hand, since there is so much open space in the original map.

Fortnite Item Shop Hoax

The Fortnite Item Shop refreshes every day at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST.

Millions of players check the shop once it refreshes to see what cosmetics are available, with the possibility of a rare skin appearing for 24 hours.

One of Fortnite’s rarest skins, Ghoul Trooper, was only available during 2017.

The Ghoul Trooper skin was only available in 2017.

If Epic Games was to trick the community into believing that the Ghoul Trooper, social media would burst into excitement.

It would be hilarious to see all the reactions as fans would refresh the Item Shop hoping to see the Ghoul Trooper, only to be greeted by a funny message by Epic Games.

Reverse Damage

Every time a player takes damage in Fortnite, the amount of damage per bullet briefly appears above their body in either blue or white.

White numbers mean a player is dealing damage to an enemy’s health, while blue numbers mean a player is taking damage to their shield.

Damage numbers appear above enemy’s heads.

The best way to track an enemy’s health is by adding the numbers that appear, along with noting if the numbers are blue or white.

Headshots deal more damage than body shots, just like every other video game.

It would be hilarious and confusing for damage numbers to display reverse numbers for headshots and body shots.

The clips across social media would be hysterical to watch!

These boots are made for walking

Vehicles were added into Fortnite back in Season 4 with the Shopping Cart.

It has since been vaulted, but tons of others have been through Fortnite like the X-4 Stormwing plane, the Quadcrasher, and The Baller.

Without vehicles, Fortnite players would be forced to run around the map like the good old days.

Vehicles are a great way to rotate around the Fortnite map or a quick way to escape the storm.

It would probably be a bad idea to remove all vehicles from Fortnite since the meta currently revolves around The Baller vehicle, but for April Fools’ Day, why not?

Do you have any funny ideas for Fortnite pranks or hoaxes?

Tweet us your April Fools’ Day 2019 Fortnite ideas at @FortniteINTEL!

Events

Fortnite Galactus event: Nexus War start date and time

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Nexus War event in Fortnite

The exact date and time for the Nexus War finale in Fortnite has been confirmed, and there is little time to prepare for the Galactus event.

The event, which will bring Chapter 2, Season 4 to a climax, as Galactus – aka the Devourer of Worlds – is bombing towards the map to, presumably, destroy it all.

The countdown to the event appeared in-game on November 21, and Epic have now confirmed the exact date and time when the Nexus War will commence.

“It was only a matter of time.” Epic say in their blog post. “Galactus is closing in on the Island and the fate of all Reality lies in the balance. Join the ultimate fight against Galactus in the one-time-only Nexus War finale event.”

When is the Galactus event in Fortnite?

The Nexus War finale event will start on December 1 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT.

To make sure you don’t miss out, Epic has given some tips to be prepared for the event:

  • DOWNLOAD THE LATEST UPDATE
    If you haven’t already downloaded the 14.60 update, load the game on your preferred device and download today.
  • DOWNLOAD HOUSEPARTY
    Fortnite’s new integration with Houseparty means you can have live video chat in Fortnite (PC, PS4/PS5) while attending the event.
  • GET IN EARLY
    We’ve taken measures to ensure more people can attend the event, but we still recommend everyone log into Fortnite at least 60 minutes prior to the event start. The event playlist is expected to go live 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Of course, even if you can’t play the game yourself at the time, you’ll still be able to catch the action on Twitch and YouTube streams from content creators.

As Epic confirms, this is a one-time-only event, so there won’t be any reruns unlike previous end of season events.

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Patch Notes

Fortnite update 14.60 patch notes: Venom Skin, Creative changes & more

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Venom joins the fight in Fortnite Battle Royale, and there are lots of changes in Creative in the 14.60 update. There’s still no official patch notes from Epic Games, but we’ve brought together everything you need to know here.

Despite being the final update of Season 4, it looks like the bulk of the new content will be coming at the start of the new season instead.

Although there’s no complete patch notes, we can still put together all the changes here, along with the email sent out to content creators with the main features.

Venom

Venom is the highlight of this update. You can play for a chance to earn his skin the Venom cup.

The skin pack includes a Venom emote, symbiote slasher pickaxe, and tendril tote back bling. Check out the skin in-game:

XP Xtravaganza Part Two

XP Xtravaganza Part 2 starts this week: “Get the whole squad together and take on these party-wise challenges to finish out the Battle Pass in style,” Epic explain.

Houseparty x Fortnite video chat

Fortnite has teamed up with Houseparty to bring a brand new video chat feature.

Houseparty video chat will be available to Fortnite players on PC, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. Players will also need an iOS or Android mobile device with the Houseparty app installed. With the app installed, connect your Houseparty account to your Epic Games account to get started.”

CREATIVE

Taken from an official blog post to the Fortnite website, Epic Games detailed specific changes for Creative mode.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • You can now hide the Elimination Feed and mute Elimination Audio to encourage sneaky sniping!

ISLANDS

  • Updated the Hub Island portal layout to accommodate the recent updates to hub creator guidelines.

ISLANDS BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the time of day lighting appeared differently on featured islands and personal islands.

GAMEPLAY

  • Added a new option to My Island > Settings
    • Player Elimination Audio: Off, On (Default: On) – causes eliminated players to be despawned silently.
  • Added new options to My Island > UI
    • Hide Elimination Feed: Yes, No (Default: No) – completely hides the elimination feed during the game.
    • Hide Party Eliminations: Yes, No (Default: No) – hides the number of eliminations for each party member in the Party UI during the game.

GAMEPLAY BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where an eliminated player could spectate a player on the enemy team.
  • Fixed an issue where Team Size did not limit the number of players when Join in Progress was set to ‘Spawn Next Round’.
  • Fixed an issue where the sky would flicker on PS4.

WEAPONS AND ITEMS BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where the X-4 Stormwing was de-synced after player interaction.
  • Fixed an issue where husks did not fall off edges to follow players.

CREATIVE TOOLS AND PHONE BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue where players could not open the Creative Inventory after cutting and pasting a device.
  • Fixed an issue where the Creative Inventory appeared distorted when customizing a device.

PREFABS AND GALLERIES BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a collision issue with the pillar wall asset from the Princess Castle Wall galleries.
  • Fixed an issue with the bush from Winter Variant Foliage Gallery A having a yellow glow.
  • Fixed an issue with a bridge girder asset from the Steel Bridge galleries being difficult to place with the phone.
  • Fixed an issue with some of the Steel Bridge prefabs & galleries placing outside of the preview boundary.
  • Fixed an issue with the bridge street asset from the Steel Bridge set having a misaligned grid snap box.
  • Fixed an issue with assets from the Swamp Cliff Gallery displaying the wrong texture.

DEVICES

  • Added new options to the Class Selector device.
    • Activation Audio: On, Off (Default: On) – allows the audio effect played when a player changes class to be muted.
    • Zone Audio: On,Off (Default: On) – allows the ambient audio effect for the zone and the audio effects for players entering and leaving the zone to be muted.
  • Added new options to the Mutator Zone device.
    • Selected Team: None, 1-16 (Default: None)
    • Affects Team: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
      • These two options replace the old Safe Team option to allow the zone to affect all teams (Selected Team = None), just the Selected Team, or every team except the Selected Team.
    • Selected Class: None, Any, 1-16 (Default: None)
    • Affects Class: Selected, All But Selected (Default: All But Selected)
      • These two options replace the old Safe Class option to allow the zone to affect all classes (Selected Class = Any), players without a class (Selected Class = None), just the Selected Class, or every class except the Selected Class.
    • Update Selected Team When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Team on the device to be the same team as the player who instigated the signal.
    • Update Selected Class When Receiving From: No Channel, 1-150 (Default: No Channel) – sets the Selected Class on the device to be the same class as the player who instigated the signal.

DEVICES BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue with the Player Spawn Pad’s lighting being too bright on PS5 during mixed island filters.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mutator Zone Class Selected option was offset by 1.

Fortnite 14.60 bug fixes

As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch actually only has a few fixes included but will cover the battle royale, Creative mode, and even Save the World.

Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v14.60:

General

  • Disabled voice chat cannot be re-enabled on Xbox Series X/S.
  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.

Battle Royale

  • Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb disabled in competitive playlists.

Creative Mode

  • Team Size setting does not properly function when Join In Progress is set to Join Next Round.

Save the World

  • Wild West Llama not granting Steampunk weapon.
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Item Shop

Black Widow bundle coming to Fortnite Item Shop

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After initially only being available as a reward for competing in the Marvel Knockout Duo tournament, all players will soon be able to get the Black Widow Bundle in Fortnite.

The bundle include’s Black Widow’s Snow Suit outfit, which is based on her look in the upcoming Marvel feature about the superhero, releasing in May.

In addition to the skin, the bundle also includes a Back Bling with her Iconic electroshock batons, and there will also be a Black Widow glider in the shop.

The announcement from Marvel doesn’t include a price for the bundle yet.

You can expect it to be available in the Item Shop on November 14, if you didn’t manage to pick it up already in the Knockout tournament.

Also, Fortnite has teamed up with Disney+, offering 2 months free with any purchase of V-Bucks or real-money purchase.

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