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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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When Fortnite Season 9 starts and Chapter 2 Season 8 ends

Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Chapter 2 Season 9 starts. The season is off to a wild start, and it’s only going to get crazier.

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Fortnite Season 8 just started, but it might not be your cup of tea. Here is when Fortnite Season 8 ends and Season 9 starts.

Fortnite Season 7 was out of this world in the most literal sense. But Fortnite Season 8 is even wilder. From a map filled with cubes to mysterious alternate realities, it’s already surpassed Season 7 on the crazy scale.

But that doesn’t mean Season 8 is for everyone. Some players are already asking when Fortnite Season 8 ends and season 9 starts. This article will answer both those questions and more!

Whether you love or hate the new season, you might be wondering when the next one will start.

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When Does Fortnite Season 8 End?

Fortnite Season 8 will end on December 5, 2021. This will allow Fortnite Season 9 to start just in time for the annual Holiday event. However, a recent hotfix removed the v18.50 from the update schedule, so Fortnite Season 8 could end earlier than expected.

Since Fortnite is reaching a climactic point in its overarching storyline, players can expect an end-of-season event. Fortnite Season 7 featured an interactive experience, and a similar event will likely be held at the end of Season 8.

When Does Fortnite Season 9 Start?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 9 will start on December 6, 2021. Keeping with the recent trend, Fortnite Seasons start the day after the current season ends. It wouldn’t make sense for Epic Games to delay the start of Season 9 past December 6th.

Fortnite has made a habit recently of jumping from one season to the next with no breaks in between. There will likely be some downtime between Season 8 and 9, and it could be as long as 13 hours like the end of Season 7.

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Is There a Fortnite Season 8 Live Event?

As of right now, we don’t know. We likely won’t know anything about a live event until close to the end of Fortnite Season 8. However, we will keep this article updated with the latest information.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 2 Season 8. This is the eighth season of the second chapter which started after Chapter 1 Season 10. While most players refer to this season as “Season 8”, it’s technically Season 18.

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As well, the Fortnite Crew Pack is starting a storyline connected to Midas that will span the next three months. This is the same time frame that Fortnite Season 8 will take place. This means the new Fortnite season could be related to another one of Midas’ plans.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 9 starts. For more Fortnite, check out every Alien Artifact location in Season 7 and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fabio Sparklemane’s horrifying Fortnite lore explained

Fabio Sparklemane from Fortnite Season 8 has some pretty horrifying lore. Here’s everything we know about the cursed unicorn man,

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Fortnite Season 8’s Battle Pass features a fabulous unicorn named Fabio Sparklemane whose lore is pretty terrifying.

Fortnite is no stranger to interesting character concepts. Some characters are interesting because of their backstory, while others are just a sight to behold.

You have characters like Peely who are just a piece of sentient food. Or Fishstick and Doggo who are anthropomorphic animals. And you can forget Jellie or Ripley who are living piles of goo.

Fabio Sparklemane is the latest in Fortnite’s animal-turned-human line of skins. He’s a magical unicorn who doubles as the mascot for sugary cereal. However, Fabio Sparklemane’s lore is actually quite horrifying.

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Fabio Sparklemane Lore Explained

Fabio’s exuberant appearance and personality are a facade. Underneath his rainbow exterior lies some horrifying lore. That’s because a cereal-based curse plagues Fabio Sparklemane.

The curse is made evident the first time players interact with the Fabio Sparklemane NPC. Fabio’s very first line of dialogue is “HIYA!! ANY IDEA HOW TO BREAK CEREAL-BASED CURSES???”

Players can learn even more about the official mascot of Unicorn Flakes by reading his bio. His bio reads “Fabio Sparklemane is cursed to roam the Island shooting cereal from his hooves until the sun turns to ash in the sky.”

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Fabio Sparklemane’s Emote

Players can find even more evidence of Fabio’s curse by investigating his cosmetics. The built-in Flake Shakee emote makes Fabio eat cereal and do an Irish jig. However, the emote’s description reveals the sinister meaning behind the dance.

The Flake Shake emote description reads, “He’s actually in horrible agony.

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Fabio Sparklemane’s Sinister Theme Song

Players can also unlock the Flake That lobby track through the Season 8 Battle Pass. At first, the theme song sounds like any other breakfast cereal diddy. However, the lyrics and death metal switch up reveals even more about Fabio’s curse.

Listeners will hear Fabio scream in agony while asking for help. “Flake That” also features dark lyrics such as “The hoof is a curse that must be obeyed. You never escape what the rainbow has made.” And it also references some sort of cereal-powered monster.

What is going on with Fabio Sparklemane

So, what does all of this mean? There are a lot of theories flying around the web. Some players believe that Fabio will somehow wake a monster that ends Season 8. Others believe the “curse” is just a marketing stunt.

What we believe is that Fabio Sparklemane is a man trapped inside a unicorn’s body. One of Fabio’s dialogue lines supports this theory. If a player talks to the NPC dressed as Fabio, he will say “OH NO!! THEY GOT YOU TOO?!?”

But what do you think of our theory? Do you think Fabio is a cursed horse-man hybrid who will wake a demonic creature, or do you have your own theory? Let us know by sending us a tweet to @FortniteINTEL on Twitter.

For more Fortnite, check out the fastest way to level up in Season 8, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Why Fortnite Sideways Anomalies are insanely overpowered

The new Sideways Anomalies in Fortnite Season 8 are ridiculously overpowered. Here is how players can use them to their advantage.

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The new Sideways Anomalies introduced at the start of Fortnite Season 8 are ridiculously overpowered. Here’s why you need to be visiting these anomalies.

Fortnite Season 8 is off to a weird start. Where the past few seasons had themes that were easy to understand, Season 8 is a black swan.

With Cubed being the Season 8 title theme, a bunch of Kevin Cubes have popped up all over the map. Like in Chapter 1, these cubes roll around the map leaving destruction in their wake. But there’s even more to this season’s madness.

Epic Games also threw in the new Sideways biomes. These are zit-lit bubbles that appear on the map that are infested with dangerous creatures. However, the Sideways Anomalies are smaller biomes that are game-changing additions to Fortnite.

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What are Sideways Anomalies in Fortnite?

There are two ways players can enter The Sideways in Fortnite Season 8. The first and most popular is via The Sideways biome that appears on one of the POIs at the start of every match. These biomes do not disappear, and they are heavily populated by players and monsters.

However, The Sideways biomes are not as accessible or rewarding as the Sideways Anomalies. Sideways Anomalies appear as purple rift-like markers on the map, and there are three on the map at all times.

When approached, the rifts will expand and create a smaller Sideways biome. Cube Monsters will begin to spawn, and players will be able to spend a small amount of time inside the anomaly before it closes. Once the Sideways Anomaly closes, another one will appear on the map.

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Why Sideways Anomalies overpowered

Aside from the larger Sideways biome, players tend to ignore the Fortnite Sideways Anomalies. However, players should visit every Sideways Anomaly they can. Here’s a list of reasons players should visit the Sideways Anomalies.

  • Siphon health from Cube Monster eliminations
  • Easily get max ammo from Cube Monsters
  • Easy way to get Mythic Sideways Weapons

Every time a player kills a Cube Monster, they will gain health and shield. And since the Cube Monsters are easy to kill, players can get full health and shield super quickly. As well, Cube Monsters drop a lot of ammo when eliminated.

Players can also get overpowered Mythic Sideways weapons after visiting 1 or 2 Sideways Anomalies. But what makes these so overpowered is the small number of players that visit them.

Yes, you can get all of these benefits from the large Sideways biomes, but it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter an opponent at Fortnite Sideways Anomalies. Having a biome all to yourself takes the edge off of getting geared up.

Are you a fan of the new Sideways biomes, and have you tried the Sideways Weapons yet? Let us know your thoughts on our FortniteINTEL Twitter page.

For more Fortnite, check out where to find every Mythic weapon in Season 8, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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