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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 Chapter 3 Season 2 ends, Season 3 start date

Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts. The season is off to a heated start, and it’s only going to get more intense.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 has just entered its second season, and it’s off to a great start. Here is when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 ended without much warning ahead of time from Epic Games. In fact, only a day before the Season ended did we get an announcement for Season 2.

Regardless, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is off to a hot start. We have new POIs, weapons, and a flashy new Battle Pass. There’s also no building to start and an ongoing turf war.

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

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 End?

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Fortnite Season 2 will end on June 3, 2022. This means the second season of the new chapter will last a little less than three months making it fairly short compared to Season 1.

This end date was found in the in-game files by data miners. Unlike last season where Epic Games listed two season end dates, there is only one end date this time around.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Start?

New Fortnite seasons usually start within 24 hours after the previous one ends. Players can expect Chapter 3 Season 3 to start on June 4.

That being said, leaker Shiina believes there will be an extended period of downtime after the season ends to prep for Season 3. We will know more about this delay as time draws closer.

Is There a Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event?

The final update for Fortnite Season 2 is here and we now have confirmation that, yes, there will be a live event!

The Season 2 live event will likely focus on stopping the new Doomsday Device from going off at Loot Lake. It is a very similar tower to that of Midas’ Doomsday Device in Chapter 2 Season 2.

What Season is Fortnite on?

Fortnite is currently in Chapter 3 Season 2. This is the second season of the third chapter which started after Chapter 2 Season 8. While most players refer to this season as “Season 2”, it’s technically Season 20.

There were 10 seasons in Chapter 1 and 8 seasons in Chapter 2.

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For now, that’s everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2. This chapter will likely span the next year or so and will be filled with exciting events.

We will keep you updated on when Fortnite Season 3 starts. For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings for Chapter 3, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite Omni Chip locations: how to upgrade Omni Sword in Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduces a pickaxes called the Omni Sword that players can customize using Omni Chips. Here’s how to get them!

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Epic Games has introduced Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2 which players can use to customize the new Omni Sword.

With each new Fortnite season, players can look forward to a new form of currency used to unlock different cosmetics. In seasons past, players had to collect feathers, paint cans, and alien artifacts.

Now, Fortnite Season 2 introduces Omni Chips. This seasonal currency can be used by players to unlock customization options for the Omni Sword.

Here’s how to unlock the Omni Sword and where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2.

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Where to find Omni Chips in Fortnite Season 2

In order to start collecting Omni Chips, players first need to unlock the Omni Sword Pickaxe. This is on page one of the Battle Pass and can be purchased for 7 Battle Stars.

Now that players have the sword, it’s time to start collecting Omni Chips. Each week, players will be given a new set of Omni Sword quests that reward them with Omni Chips once completed.

The quests are as simple as visiting specific locations and collecting Omni Chips. The maps below will show where that week’s chips are located starting with week 1.

Week 1 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni chips at Greasy Grove, Logjam Lumberyard, and Mighty Monument:

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Week 2 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Loot Landing, The Temple, and Chonkers Speedway.

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Week 3 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Synapse Station, Sanctuary, and Camp Cuddle.

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Week 4 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Daily Bugle, Condo Canyon, and Windbreakers.

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Week 5 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Rocky Reels, Launchpad, and Shifty Shafts.

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Week 6 Omni Chip locations

Collect Omni Chips at Seven Outpost II, Crispy Crater, and Tumbledown Temple.

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Week 7 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at Sleepy Sounds, Command Cavern, and Cuddle Cruisers.

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Week 8 Omni Chip Locations

Collect Omni Chips at The Joneses, Shell or High Water, and Coney Crossroads.

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It’s important to note that while the challenges are released weekly, they won’t expire until the end of the season. Meaning you can wait until the last minute to collect all of the Omni Chips.

For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock Prowler in Season 2.

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How to unlock Marvel’s Prowler in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite Season 2 introduced Marvel’s Prowler to the Battle Royale, and players can unlock him via the Battle Pass and a few challenges.

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Fortnite Season 2 adds not one but two Marvel characters to the game via the Battle Pass, but players might not be familiar with Prowler.

Season 2 started off hot with an amazing battle pass and a shocking removal of the game’s iconic building mechanic. Players were even more excited to see the Battle Pass had two crossover characters.

The first is Doctor Strange who has a new movie releasing in May. However, players may not be super familiar with the second crossover character. And it was surprisingly released alongside the Fortnite v20.20 update.

Prowler is an alias used by a number of people in the Marvel universe. But he most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as Miles Morales’ uncle. And the in-game skin is a similar depiction of the character.

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Unlocking Prowler in Fortnite Season 2

As mentioned before, Prowler was locked behind a time gate. Players can unlock him by completing special challenges starting on April 19.

There are nine cosmetic items in the Prowler set, and the skin comes in two styles. Players can unlock an emote, pickaxe, glider, and more in a little over a month.

His unlock requirements are identical to that of Superman or The Foundation. Once the timer runs out, players can complete Prowler-specific challenges to unlock each piece of the set.

Here are the Fortnite Season 2 Prowler challenges and rewards:

  • Headshot opponents with a thermal weapons x 3 – Mark of the Prowler wrap
  • Use a spray at The Daily Bugle – Prowler Tag spray
  • Collect 300 Bars – On The Prowl loading screen
  • Collect three different weapon types of Epic Rarity or higher in a single match – Prowler Banner Icon
  • Damage Opponents while crouched or sliding x 500 – Energy Claw Pickaxe
  • Mod a Vehicle, then drive it 500 meters in a single match – Prowler’s Grasp Emoticon
  • Complete 3 Prowler Quests – Prowler skin
  • Complete 7 Prowler Quests – Slash and Smash Emote/Sky Prowler Glider
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For more Forntite, check out when Chapter 3 Season 2 ends and Season 3 starts.

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