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Top 5 places to land in Fortnite Season 3

Here’s where you should land in Fortnite Season 3 if you’re looking for a win.

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Fortnite Season 3 is almost two weeks old, so most players have been able to work their way around the new locations on the map. We have some brand-new POIs along with several returning ones, meaning it’s time to analyze some of the best places to land.

For this review, we took a look at popularity, loot, location, and, finally, statistics from Novos. We didn’t rely on these statistics to completely inform our list, but it’s hard to deny that certain places offer players a better chance of winning their game.

We left two of the new POIs off of this map for different reasons. The Authority is the new Agency, which means it’s likely going to be the hottest place to land for the bulk of Season 3. Since this is the case, there’s always going to be a risk while landing here. You’ll get some good loot, but almost every game will involve a 50/50.

We left Fortilla off of the list because of its location and size. Finding Ocean and her Chug Jug can be a chore, along with looting the whole place and securing the vault. Once you’ve done that, you usually have to trek a long way to the next circle and spend almost all of your mid-game on the move. Both of these places are strong landing spots, but they aren’t in the top five – at least in terms of statistics, locations, and chances of surviving. Catty Corner is a different story, as you’ll see. Let’s get into the list.

5. Frenzy Farm

Our old friend, Frenzy Farm, remains one of the best places to land in the Fortnite Season 3 map. Apart from the water level and built-in Crash Pads, there’s very little that’s new about this POI. That’s one of the reasons that it’s the best spot to land – not as many people will contest you.

Frenzy used to be one of the hottest places on the map back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Since then, most of the attention has gone elsewhere, leaving the 19 chests that spawn here, nearly free. Frenzy is also located near the center of the map, making it a consistently short journey to the next circle.

4. The Yacht

We’re departing from the statistics, for a minute, to talk about one of the largest and most overlooked landing spot on the Season 3 map: The Yacht. The Yacht was one of the few POIs to get a chest upgrade in Season 3. The vault emptied out, but you can still find a chest and Supply Drop inside, guaranteeing you a Launch Pad.

The location is now larger, which means there’s more of a chance to loot-up before you have to fight. The zone is almost always far away, but there are plenty of Motorboats on the new Yacht, along with a Whirlpool to the West.

The overall placements from teams who land at The Yacht might not be the highest, but that could change in the future. We think that the rotation and amount of loot make it worthy of a top-five spot.

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Via: @FortTory

3. Sweaty Sands

Sweaty Sands is another location, like Frenzy Farm, that consistently proves itself to be among the best places to land – regardless of the size of the team or which mode you’re playing. There’s a whopping 36 chests in and around the area, and the lack of Season 3 changes has made it one of the lesser-contested landing spots in public matches.

What’s more, you usually don’t have to worry about other teams rotating to you once you clear the area. The Shark is underwater, for now, which means you can take your time and loot the whole area without worrying about a third-party engagement.

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2. Catty Corner

Statistics are a fantastic way to analyze the best Fortnite landing spots, but they don’t tell the whole story. Catty Corner might be one of the most dangerous places to land on the Season 3 map, but it’s also home to some of the best loot in the game.

Surviving Catty Corner means leaving with the Impulse Launcher, Kit’s Charge Shotgun, vault loot, and any SMG you want. The problem is that this is a large POI with plenty of surrounding places to land. Winning a fight at Catty could mean that you’re safe for all of two minutes before another team rotates onto you.

Still, if you’re looking for some of the strongest loot in Fortnite Season 3, then Catty is your place. Land here if you want a fight, God-tier loot, and are confident in your skills.

Via: Fortnite Fandom

1. Rickety Rig

The Rig was one of the casualties of the massive flood that hit the Season 3 map, but it didn’t go all the way under. In fact, this area is home to, arguably, the best landing spot on the map. There are several islands with plenty of loot, easy rotation in the form of boats and Whirlpools, and Slurp Barrels.

The reason that we put Rickety Rig at number 1 is because of the statistics. It’s consistently one of the top places to land by average placements – in both Arena and Pubs along with all team sizes. Winning this location also gives you a guaranteed Launch Pad in the opened vault – one of the only places to find such a treasure outside of the Mythic POIs. After that, you can wait for the Fortilla team to roll out for a chance at Ocean’s Chug Jug and Burst AR.

So, there you have it: the best named POIs in Fortnite Season 3. There are some better solo spots – to be sure – such as the boat that spawns randomly around the map. Most players know about this boat, now, and at least two or three opponents will land there in Arena matches.

We’ll have to see how the statistics change as the season continues but, for now, these are some of the best places to go if you’re looking to win.

Challenges

Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 Challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 challenges are here! Take a look at how to complete them.

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It seems like just yesterday that we were staying up all night, waiting for the new season of Fortnite. Surprisingly, we’re already into Week 6 with another batch of challenges to help carry us through the Battle Pass.

Although weekly challenges offer a lower amount of XP this season, it seems like we’re working through the Battle Pass quicker than normal. Even still, we have a long way to go before we unlock all of our holographic variants, so we’ll be grinding away at these challenges.

The week’s challenges are pretty straightforward. All we need to do is consume some foraged items, deal some damage, and search some chests. Here are the challenges for Week 6:

  • Search Chests at Weeping Woods (7)
  • Eliminations at Misty Meadows (3)
  • Collect Stone from Coral Castle (300)
  • Consume a Legendary Fish
  • Consume Foraged Items at Holly Hedges (10)
  • Ride a Zipline from Retail Row to Steamy Stacks
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Black Panther’s Kinetic Shockwave (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Slurpy Swamp (500)

The inclusion of a challenge involving Black Panther’s ability suggests that we could see it come into the base game this week, but we don’t know that for sure. Epic could be pushing us toward the Marvel-based LTMs that have been rotating in and out of the game. We’ll know more when these challenges go live, tomorrow.

Collecting foraged items at Holly Hedges is as easy as taking some damage in Team Rumble and eating the Cabbage that is growing in the backyards of a few houses.

If you’re having trouble catching a legendary fish, take a look at our fishing guide for Season 4. You should be able to catch one if you hit a fishing hole with a Pro Fishing Rod – but this one will take a bit of persistence.

There’s a zipline network that connects Steamy Stacks and Retail Row, so you just have to ride this once and be done with it.

Apart from that, the rest of these challenges are straightforward. Of course, you’ll also need to land at Weeping, Slurpy, and Misty to get your chests, damage, and elimination. Good luck!

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New esports org Gamma Gaming makes splash with Fortnite roster

A new organization, Gamma Gaming, has entered the professional Fortnite arena with some huge signings.

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Fortnite is, again, the driving force behind the creation of an esports organization – this time, in the European market. Gamma Gaming – established by Arsenal FC player, Sead Kolašinac – made a splash on the EU Fortnite scene by announcing the acquisition of six Fortnite players on September 27.

The announcement included some of the hottest professional free agents in the region: Th0masHD, Kami, Tschinken, and Merijn along with content creators Obitoo and Mambo.

The most noteworthy of these acquisitions is, likely, Th0masHD who qualified for the Fortnite World Cup, placed 4th in the recent Solo FNCS, won the BenjyFishy Cup, and, most recently, placed first and second in two of the FNCS Warmup competitions.

Going into the Season 4 Trios FNCS, he and his team are one of the top picks to win it all.

Gamma Gaming’s model follows that of another new organization, One Percent, which has built its foundation on the back of their professional Fortnite lineup. The young org will, undoubtedly, branch out from here, but they’re starting with solid EU Fortnite talent.

With some strong European players on their team, it will be interesting to see where these new Gamma Gaming recruits land when the FNCS competition comes around. We have a new organization to keep our eyes on.

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Fortnite leak reveals new SHIELD Henchmen coming soon

New Henchmen are coming to Fortnite, pointing to the spawn island helicarrier entering Fortnite as a POI.

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Fortnite Season 4 might be the most progressively evolving season of Chapter 2, so far. We’re getting the map evolution that we thought we’d get last season, this time with fan-favorite Marvel characters.

Players were split as to whether or not the Marvel crossover would be good for Fortnite. Now, five weeks in, it’s hard to argue that Season 4 isn’t the most entertaining season in the new chapter. Epic are keeping the game fresh and it’s bringing players back. There’s a reason that Ninja is playing Fortnite again, this season.

One of the map developments that hasn’t yet come to the game is a helicarrier appearing above the map. This is rumored to be the same helicarrier used as the Season 4 pregame island.

More recently, however, popular data miner, Hypex, revealed that there are unused Henchmen in the game files. These Henchmen are, reportedly, members of the Marvel Comics organization, SHIELD.

According to this leak, SHIELD is running the spawn island helicarrier as a base of operations. Another leaker, ShiinaBR, replied to Hypex’s tweet, linking these two pieces of information. His conclusion was that the SHIELD Henchmen will enter the game when the helicarrier moves over the map.

We’ve already seen several Fortnite creators like SypherPK and Ali-A make their way to the spawn island from a Battle Royale lobby. There’s a vault on this island, and they tested whether or not one of the keys that Doctor Doom or Iron Man carry will unlock it. As you might expect, their keys didn’t work.

All of this points to the idea that the current helicarrier – or spawn island – will, eventually, be a POI in Fortnite. We may have to build up to it or take a helicopter, making it one of the more exclusive places to loot. For now, all we can do is speculate – but we’ll let you know when we learn more.

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