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Top Five 4th of July Fortnite Concepts – Stormwing Parade, Bald Eagle Skin, and more

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Independence Day brings out the best in us and we’d like to see it bring out the best in Fortnite as well. Maybe a Neo Tilted fireworks displays, barbecues, and one oversized American flag covering the sky?

We’ll admit it, July the 4th gets our blood pumping as we think about the food, the parties, and other activities. Independence Day, for any American, means a great deal and we’d love to Fortnite light up in the red, white, and blue again this year.

Epic Games has been hesitant to lean into country based content too heavily, but have shown some support in the form of skins and minor events. The Stranger Things X Fortnite crossover will arrive alongside any planned July the 4th festivities, but we’ve got some ideas of our own for the biggest American holiday.

New & Old July 4th America Themed Fortnite Skins

This one’s a no-brainer. A July 4th Fortnite celebration would not be complete without our favorite star-spangled troopers. We’ll likely see the America themed skins return and we’d be awfully disappointed if they didn’t.

In addition to these older skins, new outfits would absolutely boost sales and liven up the event. Everybody loves to shop for American themed gear on July 4th. Epic’s marketing team doesn’t usually let opportunities like this pass them by.

What are we most hoping for in a new skin? Well, what else says “‘Merica!” like running around the Fortnite map in a bald eagle costume?

Bald Eagle Full Body Costume – Credit: Archie McPhee

Stormwings flying overhead with colored trails

A common feature of American Independence Day parades are the flying jets with red, white, and blue trails. New York City hosts one of the largest of these parades each year.

Fortnite doesn’t have fighter jets, but it does include the now vaulted Stormwings. Many players have asked for their return, so perhaps Epic could temporarily unvault these for some festive fun. Each plane would spray a trail of color into the skies behind it.

Or, if that’s not to your fancy, a simple scripted event as the clock strikes 12:00am EST where a squadron of Stormwings flies overhead and replicates the real world Independence Day fly-by. Naturally, all of this would already have to be pre-planned well ahead of time.

American Themed Neo Tilted/Mega Mall

Neo Tilted at night

Season 9 introduced the cyberpunk remakes of the Tilted Towers and Retail Row. In futuristic style, neon streaks line most of the structures and brilliant spotlights casts rays into the sky. We see an opening here for some extra event color.

We don’t exactly know how the objects in these locations are designed and scripted, but there’s a possibility that the colors are interchangeable. If so, for 4th of July celebrations, it would be exciting to see Neo Tilted and Mega Mall change into a festive getup.

The purples and pinks would transform into reds and blues while the night lights continue to shine in piercing white. Maybe some of the holographic images on the buildings could also adopt American flags or other national symbols of pride.

Fireworks Display during Nighttime matches

Beautiful display of July 4th fireworks – Credit: ABC 6 Philadelphia

According to leaked 14 Days of Summer challenges, Fireworks will be returning to Fortnite in the next few days in some capacity. In the past, these were used for challenge completions and as environmental clutter during events.

While these small, interactive fireworks displays fill us with some patriotic joy, a massive fireworks show would send us over the edge.

As in real life, light shows can’t be fully appreciated until night time. Early Fortbyte challenges showed that Epic can track day-night patterns in Fortnite and script events around them. A fireworks show that only kicks off as the night cycle begins in Fortnite would be an event for the ages. But, please, don’t try to break any world records while we watch the explosions!

International Independence Celebration

Collage of nations’ flag – Credit: Berger Paints

Earth has over 190 independent nations and giving them all a special event would be beyond impractical. With that said, everyone deserves to celebrate their own independence. Americans do make up a significant chunk of Fortnite’s community, but millions of players from other countries are left out of these celebrations.

We propose a midway solution that would be a little more inclusive. July 4th is the American Independence Day, but what’s stopping Epic from turning it into an International Independence celebration? America could take the center stage (after all, Epic Games is from North Carolina), but there’d be something for everybody.

Individual skins for each country might be too much to accomplish, but perhaps Emoticons or Emojis to express love for their own countries.


Epic Games offers awesome content for nearly every occasion and we’re not afraid of a lackluster showing tomorrow. Of course, it’d be fun to see our suggestions come to life, but we’ll take what we’re given happily.

But enough about our wishes, what would you do like to see for Fortnite’s 4th of July? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and feel free to go into detail. Maybe next year, we’ll see both of our hopes come to fruition.

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5 updated Fortnite Zone Wars codes you have to try

Want to try out some of the newest Fortnite Zone wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

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Want to try out some of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps? Take a look at these five options here.

Zone Wars is one of the most popular Creative Mode map genres in Fortnite – so much so that Epic included a Zone Wars playlist during Chapter 2.

We probably won’t see another official Zone Wars lineup while Chapter 2 is still fresh, but here are five updated map codes for some of the best Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps for your Playground Fill matches.

Make sure to get to the Hub as fast as you can so you can avoid the Red vs. Blue battle.

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1): 1234-0621-9943

Realistic Solos (XA)(Pack 1) by Prettyboy may not have “zone wars” in the name, but it is an authentic competitive experience that can get intense quickly. Two to 16 players spawn in random locations across various well-crafted maps. With randomized loadouts, players race to be the last one standing.

Nuketown 2025 Zone Wars: 1149-4422-7888

Nuketown 2025 zone wars by Clapzfn is more of a novelty than anything. It’s very cool to revisit this highly detailed recreation of a Call of Duty classic. Some of the buildings have invisible barriers at the top, and the storm always pushes to the center of the map. Regardless, it’s a ton of fun to be the last player standing in Nuke Town.

Desert Zone Wars Chapter 2: 1811-9621-1739

Those who have been playing zone wars maps for a long time are probably familiar with Jotapegame’s desert zone wars maps. However, this is the latest installment in the series that incorporates the changes made in Chapter 2. Enjoy the classic desert-themed zone wars with modern weapons and items.

Area 51 Alien Zone Wars: 9843-7754-8806

Area 51 Zone Wars by Dropnite is one of the most aesthetically pleasing zone wars maps available. From the way it spawns players in to all of the decorative pieces, it really makes you feel like you’re in Area 51. It also offers a fantastic competitive experience that’s sure to get players ready for the final moments of FNCS tournaments.

50 Player Zonewars: 6167-1882-6710

50 Player Zonewars is one of the most intense creative maps once the lobby is full. The loot pool changes regularly to match Arena Mode, and there are plenty of different maps. For the higher skill tourneys that have 50 or more people in the endgame, this mode is perfect for realistic practice.

Leave us some codes in the comments if we missed your favorite Fortnite Chapter 2 Zone Wars maps!

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Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite

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Prop Hunt has long been part of collective gaming culture. The mode has finally arrived in Fortnite and it looks to be a whole lot of fun!

Due to some mishaps on the part of Epic, Fortnite has been suffering some negative strides. In order to switch things back around, the devs need a successive streak of victories.

Prop Hunt has been a much asked for ‘just for fun’ mode and Epic is now delivering. This, along with great v9.30 changes, could really bring back a lot of excitement for Fortnite!

Prop Hunt playable now in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Creative mode is a stirring pot of creative genius and remarkable talents. For the lucky few chosen by Epic, the creations made in Creative become legendary adventures played by millions.

Prop Hunt has been brought to life by a team of talented Creative creators. The team at StrayKite managed to create a replica of the classic experience that plays like a dream.

Prop Hunt now in Fortnite! – via Epic Games

The mode is available to play now in Creative & Playground lobbies.

The basic rules of Prop Hunt are as follows:

  • Props are given a set amount of time to hide before Seekers try to find them
  • Each Prop can switch between differing objects a certain amount of times
  • Seekers try to find all the Props before the time limit is reached. If they manage to do so, the Seekers win.
  • If all Props are not found, the Props win.

Epic Games has not given any end-date for the Prop Hunt island feature, but the prop hunt mode can always be played from here on out. This can be done by using the Island Code provided by Epic (6069-9263-9110).

Using the Creative mode’s configuration settings, you can also create custom Prop Hunt game types. This includes longer Seeker time limits, stricter win conditions, banned props, and more. More options will be added for the mode in the future.

Best Prop Hunt island codes 2021

Island NameIsland CodeCreator
Prop Hunt: Modern Mall1679-1165-5282Regirom
Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe8851-5874-9250Regirom
Lazer Tag Prop Hunt4313-9914-2759Puzzler
Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition9565-6442-7019Shride
Mall Prop Hunt!7666-6510-5877Gamerzhits
Prop Hunt Infinite7263-1478-7522Puzzler
Prop Hunt: The Simpsons3913-1259-2687Marablind
Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt1534-1221-2242SHAVERMAN46
Stranger Things Prop Hunt7011-8363-9120Mr_glaisternator
The Office Prop Hunt3006-8634-9197Mr_glaisternator
Prop Hunt With Abilities9249-3264-0093TeamUnite
Prophunt: Esports Villa5097-8380-0119H4llover4ter
Silhouette Prop Hunt5176-4146-5073ChannelFN
Swimming Pool Prop Hunt3487-1374-0131Fortniteart
Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt6180-5637-0525Shinohara

Happy hunting!

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Fortnite Battle Lab mode removed in latest update (Updated May 4)

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has disappeared from the mode select screen and Epic Games has made no comment on where the mode went.

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Fortnite Battle Labs Mode Art

Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has been disabled in the v16.30 patch, and fans aren’t happy with its removal.

UPDATE: The Battle Labs mode has been turned back on as of May 4th, 2021.

Battle Lab was added in December of 2019 close to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2. This core game mode replaced the Playground mode which allowed players to explore The Island alone or with friends.

While Playground was mostly a vanilla battle royale experience, Battle Lab allowed players to set their own rules and change loot pools. Video editors would use Battle Lab to produce high-quality content, and it also allowed younger players to enjoy the game without allowing them to play with strangers.

Fortnite Mode Select Screen

However, Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode has seemingly disappeared in the latest update without any word from Fortnite or Epic Games. This has led to an outcry from fans on Twitter who are asking for the game mode to be reinstated.

Downtime for the Fortnite v16.30 started at 4 a.m. EST on April 27, and shortly after the servers came back online players started to notice Battle Lab was missing. The Fortnite Status Twitter made various posts noting the changes made in the update, but Battle Lab wasn’t mentioned a single time.

Over the past 24 hours, Fortnite Status has also acknowledged various bug fixes and server issues. While it remains unknown whether Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode was removed by accident, the lack of acknowledgment makes it seem as if it were removed intentionally.

The removal of Battle Lab won’t affect the majority of Fortnite’s player base, it will have an impact on content creators. As stated by Frenzy2nd on Twitter, it would be ideal for Fortnite to let players know what its plans are for the future of Battle Lab.

In the meantime, there are still plenty of modes available for players to enjoy. These include the new Free For All Arena mode, One Shot duos, and an assortment of featured Creative modes. Stay tuned for the latest information regarding Fortnite’s Battle Lab mode.

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