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Top Five: The most useless items and weapons in Fortnite

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There’s no secret that many of the items Epic has introduced into Fortnite have not been winners.  

In fact, there are some that saw such little play that many players have forgotten they existed at all. Perennially ignored by looting players or sometimes a tempting purple glow that only ends in dismay, these items really served no purpose.

This list was hard to craft because, unlike the most overpowered items, these were easy to forget and some may have skipped my mind altogether.

Here’s the list, and tell me what I have forgotten in the comments below. Note: this list contains items that are currently in Fortnite at the time of writing.

  1. Balloons

While the balloons are part of a unique exploit using the shadow stone to prevent taking fall damage, that’s just about all they are good for. While they can be used if a player falls off an edge, they take up one of your five weapons slots and are absolutely never worth it.

It takes five balloons to actually fly through the air – any less and it just provides a higher jump. The item was released on Halloween and, if I had to guess, 90% of all balloons picked up came on that day. It didn’t take long for the community to realize the balloons were useless.

If they were counted as an item/trap instead of a weapon, they may have had some value, but even then it’s hard to get excited about slowly flying through the air.

  1. Port-a-fort

Nothing says, “hey, I’m not good at building” quite like the giant forts with tires on the inside. Like Balloons, port-a-forts take up a weapon slot, but they do provide at least a bit more utility. The problem with port-a-forts basically comes down to them being beacons of inexperience.

A competent builder should be able to make a much better fort. Even a 1×1 is decent and less conspicuous in a pinch. The 360-degree design means that players can often sneak into the bottom of the fort and then use the tires to get a quick jump on whoever is trying to shoot from it.

  1. Six Shot Revolver

Besides a couple of situations where this was the only gun available and I was against an opponent with a pickaxe, I don’t think I ever got a kill with a revolver. The gun is just so underpowered. Their goal was to implement a classic wild-west style gun and, true to form, the gun was underpowered compared to the modern weapons.

The revolver, which came in three rarities, lasted from Season One into Season Five before it was finally vaulted to clear up space for more useful weapons. The “rare” version of the gun did 60 damage with a fire rate of 0.9 seconds. Those mediocre numbers coupled with a magazine size of six and a reload time over two seconds and the revolver just struggled to be good in any situation.

  1. Minigun

This could be a controversial pick this high on the list because it does have more uses than some of the items above, but the rarity is what sends the minigun up to this spot. A legendary minigun should have shredded enemies, and for a time, it did. Right when it was released, there were calls for it to be nerfed because people felt it was OP but now the gun is rarely seen.

So what happened? The gun was never nerfed, in fact, it was buffed in patch v4.3 in June. The accuracy was increased and the damage against structures was increased but the gun never found a proper foothold. It is good to provide cover fire in a squad game. My favorite use for it is placing it in the hands of an inexperienced teammate and just having them let loose an opposing structures.

In the end, the time it takes to get fired up and the immobility of the person using it make the gun pretty weak. In addition, getting it out of supply drops is one of the worst feelings in the game. The miniguns lack of power with its rarity makes it feel useless in most situations.

  1. Chiller Traps

You knew this had to be number one right? The chiller traps are so useless that people avoid them despite being stackable items that don’t take up any space in your inventory. A Reddit thread doing well on /r/FortniteCompetitive summed up the chiller traps:

“It’s actually kinda sad how the primary purpose of this item is to be dropped as soon as someone notices that they accidentally picked it up.” – /u/ThinEvent

I couldn’t have said it better myself. At least they left us with the clip of the dude making a skate park out of them, so they weren’t all bad.

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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 for Fortnite Season 9 to start just-in-time for the annual Holiday event.

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 Season 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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How to get Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls and how to use them

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Epic Games have added another disguise to Fortnite Season 8 following the v17.10 update, and they’re called Inflate-A-Bulls.

If you ever wanted to tip-toe around the Fortnite world hidden in a cow costume, well, now is your chance!

On July 13, 2021, Epic posted a new update on their official live blog, confirming the Inflate-A-Bull has been added to the game.

Now, you’re going to need to know how to use it, and where to find them – because they look like a lot of fun.

How to use Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

Fortnite Inflate-A-Bulls can be attached to your back and can be – shock horror – inflated to bounce or roll away from dangerous scenarios.

Essentially, they may save your life during close gunfights.

Quick tips!

Even if a player shoots your way and pops the inflatable, you will be protected from the damage.

Epic have also released a quick tip for players to follow as well, to get the most out of this strange disguise. They posted: “Tip: Rolling downhill with an Inflate-A-Bull is a LOT faster than just running downhill”.

Where to find Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull

These pesky disguises can be found in two ways: IO Chests and normal Chests.

Guarantee yourself one of these items at this location, where Rick Sanchez will wait for you.

However, there is one NPC on the Fortnite island selling these as well – Rick Sanchez. For those who don’t know, Sanchez can be found at the IO Base east of Weeping Woods (seen above).

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Fortnite LeBron James skin: Release date, price, trailer & more

A LeBron James Fortnite skin is reportedly being added to the game during the next update, and he will come with exclusive quests.

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NBA superstar LeBron James has officially joined Fortnite’s ICON Series skin set, with two outfits coming to the Fortnite Item Shop.

During the first day of the Epic Games vs. Apple trial, multiple planned or scrapped Fortnite crossovers had been leaked. The crossover information came from a Quarterly Business Review document for Epic Games. Among these leaks were planned crossovers with Naruto, Metroid, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and more.

A crossover with LeBron James was also found in the court documents. The still image of LeBron James included the Icon Series logo. Players assumed a LeBron James Fortnite skin would be released during the Fortnite x NBA The Crossover event, but a set of customizable skins was released instead.

Epic Games put rumors to bed with an announcement on their official blog page on July 12, confirming the date NBA’s MVP would be arriving in the world-famous Battle Royale.

He joins a list of celebrities to now have their own character in-game, including Marshmello, Ninja, Loserfruit, and more.

When is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin coming out?

Here’s a first look at both of LeBron James’ Fortnite skins.

On July 14, 2021, LeBron James will be given his very own Fortnite Battle Royale skin, as part of the ICON Series.

How much is Fortnite’s LeBron James skin?

Fortnite ICON Series skins usually cost around 1,500 V-Bucks individually, with a price point of between 2,500 or 3,000 V-Bucks for the full bundle.

What does the King James Gear Bundle include?

  • The Lion Pickaxe 
  • Wingspan Glider
  • Quiet the competition with LeBron’s emphatic on-the-court celebration, The Silencer. 

A new trailer dropped as part of the announcement, too, as seen below.

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Leaks

A number of these details were revealed before Epic Games had the chance to do a full press release, too.

ShiinaBR on Twitter was the first to break the news stating: “LEBRON JAMES WILL BE THE NEXT ICON SERIES SKIN.”

HYPEX quote retweeted Shiina’s announcement with more information. They stated that the LeBron James Fortnite skin will come with an exclusive quest line called King’s Bling.

And now LeBron James will be added to the game right before the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy.

For basketball fans, this is an exciting addition to Fortnite. Not only can players equip their own custom basketball skins, but now they can play as one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. Let us know down below if you are excited about the collab and if you plan to purchase the LeBron James Fortnite skin.

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