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 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!
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.
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:
Week 2 Omni Chip locations
Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.
Week 3 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.
Week 4 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.
Week 5 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.
Week 6 Omni Chip locations
Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.
Week 7 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.
Week 8 Omni Chip Locations
Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.
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.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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