Epic Games has done a lot of unique things with Fortnite, but the way they produce events the community can experience together is one of their best creations.
Changing the map in dramatic ways that are built up over weeks and months is a staple of Fortnite, and one of the reasons we all keep playing the game.
Since Fortnite began, they have made a focus on the in-game events and over the seasons they have steadily improved.
The goal of this article is to rank the top five in-game Fortnite events. Obviously this is a bit subjective, but I am looking at how the event was run, the lead up to the event, the affect the event had on the map and how fun the event was to experience.
Here are Fortnite’s Top 5 in-game events at the start of Season 9:
#5 Ice King Takeover
Winter was coming for Fortnite when the Ice King’s storm first appeared off the coast of the map near Flush Factory.
This event had arguably the best build up to any individual event in the game. Polar Peak was introduced as a snow capped mountain that slowly melted away as the days ticked on. People used leaks and glitches to view parts of the castle that were still snowed in and a ball appeared over the location.
The ball broke and the Ice King was inside, he brought a winter storm that turned the whole map to ice for a short period of time. Relive the event with this video:
This event is only in fifth for a couple of reasons. To start, the actual payoff to the event was a bit underwhelming. The massive hologram Ice King was certainly cool, but it felt like the event ended quickly after weeks of build up.
Turning the map to snow was a nice touch, but the Ice King didn’t actually leave a lasting impact on the map. He also brought cube monsters back, so while the event was cool to watch and speculate on, it didn’t have a huge lasting impact.
#4 Nexus / Volcano / Voting
The most recent in-game event was also one of the more complicated ones. The build up to this event began with runes that slowly moved towards a location that turned out to be the vault.
Each one required players to do something unique to move them towards the lake. That run-up was a great way to keep the community involved up to the event.
The reason this event is only at #4 is because a lot of people couldn’t see it all. Most other Fortnite events went off without a hitch so having the event just plain not start for a reasonably wide amount of the player base is a huge knock on where it ranks in this standing.
It deserves to be included because of the effect it had on the map. Retail Row and Tilted Towers were both destroyed during the event, two of the five most well-known and popular locations on the map.
The voting aspect of the event was also unique. While the final result may not have been the communities favorite, having players vote on the weapon they wanted returned was a smart move on Epics part.
The world we were transported too was also cool and it was fun to be a part of the process that changed the meta.
#3 Kevin the Cube / Bouncy Lake
Another event with a fun run-up, Kevin the Cube moving around the map was a fun time for the game. The area nearby the cube had low gravity, leading to fun engagements with other players.
Eventually the cube reached Loot Lake and turned it into Leaky Lake by injecting the area with some magic that lifted up parts of the island. CouRage had one of the best reactions to this event:
First, it turned the whole lake purple and made it a giant trampoline. Another area that was super fun to play around at during the days it existed.
This one reaches its spot for a couple of reasons. Most importantly, it was fun. The area around the cube, the purple lake and the Leaky Lake that was created from it were all enjoyable places to play Fortnite.
Plus it was the event that centered around Kevin the Cube. I mean, the cube was so popular people actually named it and it stuck, so that says something about the popularity of this event.
#2 Marshmello Concert
This was the most fun I ever had in Fortnite. Bringing in a concert with a unique set list that you could experience in the game was absolutely ingenious.
Watching a concert while floating around in low gravity was just a fantastic video game experience for the community. This event was a testament to how Fortnite injected itself in the mainstream. Marshmello’s video of the event has been viewed nearly 40 million times:
Using that crossover with celebrity in this way to be mutually beneficial is something only Epic Games has been able to do extremely well.
This event is only at #2, because, despite the fun, it didn’t have a lasting impact on Fortnite. It began and ended and that was that, locations weren’t altered and new weapons weren’t added.
Still, for those who got to experience it, it is always front of mind when thinking about the best moments to experience in game.
#1 Rocket Launch
Way back in Season 4, a meteor had come in and destroyed Dusty Depot, one of the first major changes to the map. (The meteor event was an honorable mention on this list but didn’t quite make it.)
Now Epic had to go even bigger with their next in-game event. They chose to launch a massive rocket that zoomed around the map, jumping in and out of tears in the dimensional fabric of Fortnite.
This one deserves its high place on the rankings because of the pure spectacle of the event. In-game events were still fresh and we had no idea what was really about to go down when the event kicked off.
Watching that rocket go buck wild around the map was exhilarating. This event came at one of Fortnite’s best periods and was universally appreciated. It also had a key lasting impact as this event was the first one to introduce rifts to the Fortnite map.
Rifts have become a crucial part of the game as they were scattered around the map (just a few still exist) and then became a portable item. We were first introduced to the “in-between” with this event, a place that has been used in many events to come including the Volcano event above.
Fortnite leaks confirm Beerus, Goku, and Vegeta skins for Dragon Ball Z crossover in Chapter 3
Anime fans in the Fortnite community are waiting for the Dragon Ball Z crossover, and leaks have confirmed that it will bring in Beerus.
Fortnite v21.30 update introduced a ton of new content and the files now have more Dragon Ball Z elements. From skins for Beerus, Goku, and Vegeta to a Bulma reference, here’s everything we know so far.
Fortnite players were certainly shocked when they came across leaks regarding a Dragon Ball Z crossover. Both waves of the Naruto cosmetics were a massive hit in the Item Shop and it is evident that the developers now wish to capitalize on other popular anime series.
Leaks previously revealed that four skins will arrive in the first-ever Dragon Ball Z x Fortnite crossover, and one of them is going to be Beerus.
Fortnite is working on a Beerus skin for the Dragon Ball Z crossover
As per prominent leaker HYPEX, Epic Games is working on a purple skin codenamed ‘Cat’. For anyone who’s watched Dragon Ball Z, this isn’t a tough one to crack. Beerus, the god of destruction of Universe 7, perfectly fits this description.
With this, three skins have been confirmed for the upcoming DBZ crossover:
The fourth skin will be a female character according to leaks, and it is safe to assume that it will be Bulma.
Following the v21.30 update, HYPEX discovered that one of the Fortnite x DBZ quests will have a beach umbrella setup. This could be a reference to many things like the Kame House, Bulma, or Beerus but it is too early to confirm it.
The Creative Stamina item that started all the rumors about the crossover will also be available on the map. It might be a part of some quests or the developers might just tease the crossover through it.
Last but not least, the Attack Pods from Dragonball will arrive as Gliders in Fortnite. The 21.30 patch added a glider texture with a striking resemblance to these pods and even its codename, StaminaVigor, suggests that it is related to DBZ.
Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z crossover to have a special event screen, quests, and rewards
It seems like the DBZ crossover will be quite similar to Naruto. Players can look forward to taking part in challenges that will grant them free DBZ-themed skins. Obviously, this will be accompanied by Goku, Vegeta, and Beerus outfits in the Item Shop.
The official website for the DBZ crossover is in the works. It should become functional by August, which is also when Epic Games will officially announce the collaboration.
As of now, this is everything we know about the upcoming DBZ x Fortnite crossover. The next update for Chapter 3 Season 3 will be out after four weeks, and until then, players can enjoy the new summer-themed content.
Fortnite update v21.30 patch notes: No Sweat Summer event, Prime Shotgun, more
Fortnite v21.30 is finally here. From the No Sweat Summer event to new POIs to weapons, here’s everything that arrived with it.
Ahead of the developers’ summer break, Fortnite has released the v21.30 update. It has arrived with the No Sweat Summer event, map changes like Daily Bloomgle, new Prime Shotgun, and more.
The hype for Fortnite v21.30 was sky-scraping because Epic Games will soon go on a break till the second week of August. This means that the battle royale title won’t experience any live changes for the upcoming weeks, and the latest update should ensure that the community doesn’t get bored.
Fortnite v21.30 brings in a No Sweat Insurance NPC, summer-themed POI, and new No Sweat Summer event quests
Fortnite players desperately wanted to celebrate the summer in battle royale modes this time. Luckily, the No Sweat Summer event is here with the v21.30 update.
No Sweat Insurance quests will replace the Vibin quests for the next four weeks as the Scientist’ research regarding the Reality Tree will be halted temporarily.
No Sweat Summer quests
The latest No Sweat Summer quests in Fortnite are:
- Land after jumping from the Battle Bus during the No Sweat Summer event
- Carry the No Sweat sign and place it at a sponsorship location
- Complete a lap around the boat race circuit after the starting countdown
- Make a Character dance to a Boogie Bom
- Emote at different promotional dance floor locations
- Ring doorbells until they break
- Catch 3 seconds of air while driving a Motorboat
- Remove No Sweat signs from recalled products
- Place the No Sweat signs in an official bin
- Pop No Sweat Summer inflatable objects
- Jump on umbrellas along the beach
- Kick a beach ball and kick a giant beach ball
- Fire off the Firework Flare Gun at Mighty Monument or Tilted Towers
- Bust through doors in different neighborhoods
- Destroy large sea buoys with Motorboat Missiles
These quests will grant 15k XP each and a new Sweaty Sailer umbrella glider will be a free reward for completing them. The quests also indicate that the Boogie Bombs will return soon. The goofy item has been a fan-favorite for ages, and it makes perfect sense for it to return during a Vibin’ themed season.
New summer-themed NPCs will now roam around the island. These include:
- Beach Bomber
- Summer Drift
- The Underwriter
- Boardwalk Ruby
The Underwriter is the newest NPC in Fortnite and represents the New Sweat Insurance building from Tilted Towers. In contrast, Unpeely, Beach Bomber, and Boardwalk Ruby are famous characters who always return during the summer.
Fortnite community to vote for Tilted Tower buildings through Rebuild the Block quests
The restoration of Tilted Towers began in Chapter 3 Season 3. Fortnite asked map builders to come up with their best building designs and nine buildings have made the cut.
In the coming weeks, players will donate bars for the construction projects in Tilted Towers. The building design with the most votes will officially become a part of the POI. This will also help players in completing the Rebuild The Block quests:
- Donate Bars voting for construction projects on The Block
- Survive Storm Phases during the Rebuild the Block Event
- Eliminate enemy players during the Rebuild the Block Event
- Complete Rebuild the Block quest stages (3/7/12).
It is clear that we’ll witness new Rebuild The Block quests every week and the developers are yet to reveal the subsequent stages.
To be fair, the XP crisis in Chapter 3 Season 3 could come to an end now as every Rebuild The Block quest will reward players with 14,000 XP.
New Prime Shotgun and consumable Ice-Cream item enter the loot pool with Fortnite v21.30
A brand-new Prime Shotgun will be available in chests, supply drops, and floor loot with v21.30. The stats of this weapon at Rare rarity are:
- Reload Time-4.5
- Clip size– 4
- Headshot damage– 138
- Fire Rate– 1.05
Leaks have revealed that the Prime Shotgun is an explosive weapon with a surprisingly long range for a shotgun. Its damage output is brilliant and the slow fire rate seems to be the only downside.
New consumable items have been added in the form of Ice Cones. These include:
- Lil Whip’s Special Serve for Health and Shield
- Guzzling Icecream Cone which slowly heals health
- Frozen Iceream Cone for Health and it makes things slippery
- Icecream Cone for Health
- Spicy Icecream Cone for Health and Shield
Interestingly, the files of the Burst SMG have been updated as well and it might return soon.
Daily Bugle changes to Daily Bloomgle in Fortnite v21.30 and other map changes
Epic Games has continued the amazing map changes in Chapter 3 Season 3 with the latest update. Daily Bugle, under the effect of the Reality Tree, is now called Daily Bloomgle. As usual, it will now switch between themes based on Neo Tilted, Coral Castle, Colossal Coliseum, and more.
The Reality Tree will continue to grow and after Daily Bugle, it’ll reach Condo Canyon.
Last but not least, a summer-themed stage will be set up on the island for No Sweat Summer. This is where players can expect to complete their event-based quests and earn a ton of XP.
Hotfix updates will be released weekly but no major Fortnite updates will arrive for almost a month now. The developers have already added weekly quests till Week 10, and the Dragon Ball Z crossover will be released after the break.
Fortnite Indiana Jones quests: How to find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines
Fortnite players can finally unlock Indiana Jones with v21.20. They must find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines and here’s a guide for it.
The Indiana Jones quests are finally here in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Here’s how you can find the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrines.
While players were expecting Fortnite v21.20 to revolve around No Sweat Summer, it has turned out to be all about Indiana Jones. The secret skin for this season’s Battle Pass is now unlockable through challenges and a brand new POI called Shuffled Shrines has been added to the map.
The Shuffled Shrines puzzle in Fortnite allows players to enter the secret door
First and foremost, you must visit the brand new Shuffled Shrines POI on the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 island. It is located south of Sanctuary, and has been marked in the image below:
After landing, you have to search the location for clues and find four runes on each edge of Shuffled Shrines. They will display one of these Red, Blue, and Yellow symbols:
The runes (clues) will be scattered across Shuffled Shrines and their symbol resets every game. Hence, you should not try copying the patterns that worked for others.
It is important to find the fure runes and then head to the middle of Shuffled Shrines where you will find four interactive runes in front of a door.
Solving the puzzle is basically a game of hit-and-miss. You have to rotate the runes according to the clues. To open the door, the symbols on the runes in front of the door should be identical to the ones that are scattered around Shuffled Shrines.
Apparently, the symbol of the runes on the left should match with the rune located in the southwest corner of Shuffled Shrine. Similarly, the one placed second from the left should match with the rune located on the top right corner (Northwest).
After solving the puzzle correctly, the main chamber should open. However, be careful because the path is full of traps.
Where is the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrine
It is important to note that the challenge doesn’t complete when you solve the puzzle and enter the main chamber. There’s an artifact inside that grants 250 Gold Bars, but more importantly, there’s a secret door to the right of this artifact. The entrance is hidden by green bushes.
Players can enter this area and find two chests inside which should complete the Indiana Jones challenge. This quest will not only provide XP, but will help in unlocking the character’s outfit and a selectable style.
Finding the secret door past the main chamber is clearly more complex than any of the challenges we’ve ever seen in Fortnite. The puzzles and the traps are already too harsh but before that, players must fight a ton of opponents who’ll land to complete the same quest.
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