14 Days of Summer begins tomorrow and every day will bring one new weapon or item out of the vault for just 24 hours.
That has led to a lot of speculation about what will come back to the game during the event. This article serves as a look at all the possibilities.
We will start with just a full list of all vaulted weapons / items so you can see all the possibilities. Then we will transition into four categories to provide more context on the event and what will likely be returning.
Here are the four categories:
- Weapons we want to return that probably will
- Weapons we don’t want to return that probably will
- Weapons we want to return that probably won’t
- Weapons we don’t want to return that probably won’t
But first, here is the complete list of all vaulted weapons available to come back:
- Bolt-action Sniper Rifle
- Boom Bow
- Burst Assault Rifle
- Burst Rifle
- Compact SMG
- Double Barrel Shotgun
- Dual Pistols
- Heavy Shotgun
- Hunting Rifle
- Light Machine Gun
- Pump Shotgun
- Scoped Revolver
- Six Shooter
- Submachine Gun
- Suppressed Assault Rifle
- Suppressed SMG
- Tactical SMG
- Thermal Assault Rifle
- Bottle Rockets
- Chiller Grenade
- Guided Missile
- Quad Rocket Launcher
- Remote Explosives
- Shockwave Grenade
- Smoke Grenade
- Sneaky Snowman
- Ceiling Trap
- Spike Trap
- Wall Dynamo
- Jump Pad
- Poison Dart Trap
- All Terrain Kart
- Shopping Cart
- X-4 Stormwing
- Buried Treasure
- Shadow Stones
- Infinity Blade
That’s a lot of vaulted options for Epic to choose from. Let’s break through the cluttered list and identify some of the most likely options to return to the game that would be awesome to have back.
Vaulted Weapons We Want to Come Back During 14 Days of Summer that Probably Will
This one isn’t quite as obvious as it might seem. The last thing Epic wants is to remind everyone what they are missing since the Pump was vaulted.
In addition, it’s also a bit quick to see the shotgun return to the game when it was only vaulted so recently. Still, I think it is likely to be returned during one of the days.
In many ways this event will be a trial for different weapons and Epic will want to experiment with reintroducing the pump to the current meta. In addition, the pump is either the most iconic or second most iconic (AR) weapon ever to be in Fortnite. Having it back for a day feels very likely, but Epic may avoid it for the reasons above.
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
I’m very confident this sniper returns to the game. The bolt was the sniper of choice for the majority of Fortnite’s lifespan as a game.
Having the powerful sniper in the game will lead to plenty more people trying to land headshots from a distance and will be a fun day to play the game for sure.
The Jet Packs were honestly super fun for a couple of days before they eventually got old and annoying. Bring them back for one day and people will have plenty of fun flying around the map.
Vaulted Weapons We Want to Come Back During 14 Days of Summer that Probably Won’t
A weapon very few people ever got to use. The Zapotron holds an obscure place in the history of Fortnite as it existed in the game for just one day before being vaulted.
It’s thought the weapon was never supposed to be in the game at all and was only ever intended for Save the World.
This would be the perfect time to bring the weapon back to the game and give everyone a bit of the Zapatron experience. It could also be used as a promotion for Save the World.
Unfortunately, with Epic on break, there might need to be files re-added to the game to bring the weapon back. It’s been so long since it was in the game it might not even work anymore.
Riding down these carts from the tops of hills was a super fun time in Fortnite. Especially because it became before any other vehicles were in the game.
While I want these back for nostalgia purposes they would go virtually unused if added to the game and so Epic will likely choose more impactful weapons or vehicles to bring back.
I enjoy the Boom Bow, sue me. This was the most recently vaulted weapon in the game and its very unlikely that Epic decides to bring it back into the game so quickly.
Still, I absolutely enjoyed using the weapon to blow up structures and would love to have it back in the game for another day.
Vaulted Weapons We Don’t Want to Come Back During 14 Days of Summer that Probably Will
I’d be happy to never have a plane be in the game again. Even with the other forms of mobility that have been added, the planes reign supreme as the most powerful way to travel around the map.
They’ve been vaulted for over three months now and make the kind of key impact Epic is likely looking for during this event. I think they will return and may take a break from the game for a day.
Another super strong weapon that was honestly pretty fun to use. I was never good at rocket riding and that is the main draw of guided missiles. I think people will have fun with this weapon as it dominates the meta for a day. It’s just not for me.
I don’t know why I think the port a fort weapon will come back but I just have a feeling. It was a pretty iconic item during its time even if it wasn’t very good. Many defaults loved the ability to have a quick structure, even though it came with plenty of faults.
The good players will ignore this if it comes back and the bad players probably will too as general building skill has improved a lot since this was vaulted.
Vaulted Weapons We Don’t Want to Come Back During 14 Days of Summer that Probably Won’t
A quick note on this section, I tried to choose weapons that are actually possible to come back. Like yeah, I don’t want Chillers back but they almost certainly won’t come back, so I tried to choose more controversial weapons for this section.
This is honestly a toss-up, the blade could come back for a day. Still, the blade was tied into a specific event around Polar Peak and reintroducing it to the game would be a challenge.
Where does it appear? Do you balance it differently? Do you add multiple blades to the map?
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That final question would actually be kinda cool. An infinity blade showdown would be fun to play through.
I don’t want this to come back for the same reason it probably won’t, the grappler just doesn’t quite do enough. While I do enjoy the idea of the grappler, I don’t think it makes a big enough impact to justify a slot. Still, it seems possible due to its inclusion in the Nexus event vote.
Another controversial one. I actually really enjoyed the balloons but I think it’s either this one or the jetpack that came back for one of the days. They are ultimately just too similar for it to make sense to add both back. Because I think the jet pack is more likely, Balloons may be left by the way side. Could go either way though.
Wrapping up what I think is the longest article I’ve done for this site. What weapons do you think are coming back to the game during 14 Days of Summer?
Is Fortnite Mobile returning to Apple App Store?
The verdict has been issued for the Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit, but what does this mean for the future of Fortnite Mobile on the App Store?
It’s been over a year since Fortnite Mobile was removed from the Apple App Store, and here’s what we know about its return.
Updated 9/22/2021 – Following an appeal submitted by Epic Games, Apple has confirmed “Fortnite will be blacklisted from the Apple Ecosystem until the exhaustion of all court appeals.” Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, believes this process could take up to 5 years.
On August 13, 2020, Apple removed Fortnite Mobil removed from the App Store. This was because Epic Games added a third-party payment option which is against Apple TOS.
The direct payment method allowed players to pay Epic Games directly in exchange for V-Bucks. Epic incentivized this method of payment by discounting all purchases made directly to Epic Games.
Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Apple with claims the App Store is an anti-competitive marketplace. The Court has finally issued the verdict following a lengthy court process. However, what does this mean for the future of Fortnite Mobile?
Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit verdict
After over a year of legal battle and long wait times, the court has finally issued a verdict in the Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit. The court has decided that “Epic Games overreached” and it sided with Apple on almost all accounts.
The court did not find Apple as an “antitrust monopolist in the submarket” for mobile gaming. The verdict states, “The Court finds in favor of Apple on all counts except with respect to violation of California’s Unfair Competition law and only partially with respect to its claim for Declaratory Relief.“
However, the Court is forcing Apple to allow direct purchasing methods which is why Fortnite was banned in the first place. A court document reads, “Apple… are hereby permanently restrained and enjoined from prohibiting developers from including in their apps and their metadata button, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms, in addition to In-App Purchasing.“
Due to the loss, Epic Games has to pay Apple 30% of $12+ million in damages. While Epic Games may have lost, mobile game developers won as a whole. Direct Purchasing will allow developers to make more money from microtransactions.
Is Fortnite Mobile coming back to Apple App Store?
The official Fortnite Twitter announced that it has requested to have its developer account restored by Apple. However, Apple denied this request stating it would only reinstate the account “if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else.”
Tim Sweeney, CEO and Founder of Epic Games, doesn’t seem to want to comply. Twitter user imgoldenyt offered a solution that could allow Fortnite to return to iOS. Sweeney responded by saying “I read all of this. I just disagree.”
In a separate tweet, Sweeney claims that the ruling is not a win for developers or consumers. He goes on to state that “Fortnite will return to the iOS App Store when and where Epic can offer in-app payment in fair competition with Apple in-app payment.”
However, on September 22, 2021, Tim Sweeney sent an email to Apple stating that Epic Games would remove its direct payment method. The email once again requested Epic’s developer account to be reinstated.
However, apple once again denied Epic Games’ request. In response back, Apples states that it will “not consider any further requests for reinstatement until the district court’s judgment becomes final and non-appealable.”
In short, Fortnite will be blacklisted from the Apple Ecosystem until the exhaustion of all court appeals. Sweeney believes this process could take up to 5 years.
So it seems that Fortnite won’t be returning to the Apple App Store anytime soon. Apple doesn’t have to reinstate Epic Games’ developer account even though Epic Games is willing to comply with the rules. Sadly, mobile player may have to wait years before Fortnite returns to the App Store.
For more Fortnite, check out when and how to watch the end-of-season event, and stay tuned for more news and guides.
Best Prop Hunt maps available to play now in Fortnite
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.
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 Name||Island Code||Creator|
|Prop Hunt: Modern Mall||1679-1165-5282||Regirom|
|Prop Hunt: Cozy Cafe||8851-5874-9250||Regirom|
|Lazer Tag Prop Hunt||4313-9914-2759||Puzzler|
|Prop Hunt: Battle Pass Edition||9565-6442-7019||Shride|
|Mall Prop Hunt!||7666-6510-5877||Gamerzhits|
|Prop Hunt Infinite||7263-1478-7522||Puzzler|
|Prop Hunt: The Simpsons||3913-1259-2687||Marablind|
|Asteroid Arcade (Prop Hunt||1534-1221-2242||SHAVERMAN46|
|Stranger Things Prop Hunt||7011-8363-9120||Mr_glaisternator|
|The Office Prop Hunt||3006-8634-9197||Mr_glaisternator|
|Prop Hunt With Abilities||9249-3264-0093||TeamUnite|
|Prophunt: Esports Villa||5097-8380-0119||H4llover4ter|
|Silhouette Prop Hunt||5176-4146-5073||ChannelFN|
|Swimming Pool Prop Hunt||3487-1374-0131||Fortniteart|
|Warlock’s Grave Prop Hunt||6180-5637-0525||Shinohara|
Epic Games vs. Apple court trial starts today, lasts three weeks
The court trial between Epic Games and Apple starts today and will last for roughly three weeks before any decisions are made.
The long-awaited court trial between Epic Games and Apple starts today, May 3, 2021, and will last roughly three weeks. Epic Games vs Apple could not only decide the fate of Fortnite on iOS devices, but also the future of the App Store.
On August 13, 2020, Epic Games announced a permanent discount on V-Bucks across all platforms. However, mobile users would have to use a new payment option to receive this discount. This option would bypass Apple’s 30% cut of in-app purchases by allowing players to pay Epic Games directly.
Apple quickly removed Fortnite from the App Store stating that Epic Games had violated the App Creator’s Term of Service. Epic Games had anticipated its removal and simultaneously launched an in-game event calling for players to rally against Apple. Tournaments were held, merch was released, and the hashtag #FreeFortnite trended to raise awareness of the legal actions being taken against Apple.
Epic Games vs. Apple trial starts
Epic Games filed a suit against Apple alleging that its App Store guidelines are anti-competitive in nature. As well, the suit would not be for monetary gain but to liberate app developers from Apple’s unfair cuts. Apple filed a counterclaim that Epic Games had breached its developer agreements when it implemented a direct payment method.
Now, almost nine months after the Epic Games vs Apple case was originally filed, the court trial is starting. According to legal documents found on the Northern District of California’s website, each party will have 45 hours to plead their case to the United States District Court. The trials will last for roughly three weeks before a verdict is drawn.
The trial starts at 11:15 a.m. EST today, May 3, 2021. Due to the popularity surrounding the case, public access to the court hearing is being offered via phone. Those interested can call 1 (877) 336-1839 and use access code 9403112 to listen to the lengthy trial.
The CEOs of both Apple and Epic Games will speak during the trial. Tim Cook of Apple will argue that Epic Games breached its contract while Tim Sweeney will fight for developer and publisher freedoms.
While the anticipation for the Epic Games vs Apple trial is at an all-time high, decisions won’t be made for the next few weeks. Fortnite Intel will continue to keep readers updated if any big news comes from the trial.
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