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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.

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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.

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion

Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.

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Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.

Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.

Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.

Fortnite Creative beta

Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.

A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.

After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.

Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.

The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.

Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.

Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.

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Fortnite leaked skins & cosmetics from v15.50 update

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Fortnite v15.50 update leaked skins

Epic Games have rolled out their first update in a few weeks, with the arrival of Fortnite patch v15.50, and a number of skins and cosmetics have leaked as a result.

These weekly updates were never missed in times gone by, however Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a lot more inconsistent in that sense. Some weeks there is a huge update with map changes, new crossovers and challenges – while others will just make very minor bug changes.

You can always read about what to expect from the patch here on Fortnite Intel, and alongside those patch notes, let’s run through some of the game’s unreleased outfits.

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On March 2, once the downtime began, a number of leakers started looking into the game’s files to see what had changed. To their surprise, with just two weeks left in the season, not much had been tweaked in terms of content.

However, we do have some leaked skins and cosmetics to dig through – courtesy of Lucas7Yoshi and VastBlast.

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics from v15.50 update

Bundles

Midas female GoldenTouch bundle

Emotes

So, there you have it! Those are all of the newest unreleased skins in the Fortnite world, some of which may actually roll out following the latest update.

Keep an eye out on the Fortnite Item Shop and you never know, one or two may appear there in the near future.

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