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What is Nexus and what does it mean for Fortnite?

“Nexus” tells us more about where the Fortnite Season 4 story is going than you might realize.

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Fortnite Season 4 is only a couple of days away. As is customary, Epic are releasing daily teasers to lead up to the end of the season and the start of the new one. We know that Season 4 will have a Marvel theme and that Epic are tying the worlds together through the in-game comics that are developing as the days pass.

We’re not focusing on the comics, here. Instead, we’re taking a look at the simpler teasers that Epic are releasing on social media. They’re releasing a letter each day, so far spelling out N-E-X-U. Most fans assume that the finished product will read “NEXUS,” which is a fair assumption, at this point.

This word bears more significance than anything we’re being shown in the comics leading up to the season. In fact, it’s one of the primary reasons that some fans think that Season 4 will be the final season of Chapter 2, as we outlined in a separate article. Take a look at that theory here.

Despite “Nexus” being the central focus of the Season 4 teasers, a lot of players don’t know what it means – nor the significance of the term in both Fortnite and in Marvel Comics. That’s what we’re going to explore, below.

“It’s ALL connected. Pay Attention.” – Donald Mustard

Let’s start with the definition of Nexus: “A connection or series of connections linking two or more things.” This is pretty straightforward; Nexus = connection. Marvel and Fortnite are connecting. It doesn’t go deeper than that, does it?

Well, of course, it does. Nexus is significant in Marvel Comics as “The Nexus of All Realities.” There are several Nexus connections present across Marvel comics – each connecting the intertwined dimensions with one another. We’re no scholars in Marvel Comics, but are aware of several Nexus points across multiple storylines in the comics.

These Nexus points are what allow the multiverse to exist. In many ways, they serve as a plot device that allows writers to expand outside of the cannon Marvel Comics timelines and explore alternative stories that wouldn’t be possible within the framework of one reality. The Nexus is the hub that connects all of these realities.

Thor in Fortnite Season 4

It goes deeper, however. Do you remember the Unvaulting event? The one where the bulk of the community chose the Drum Gun, angering a chunk of the hardcore player base? Yeah, “The Unvaulting Event” wasn’t the official name of that; it was the community-given name for it.

The real name for the event, you ask? You guessed it: The Nexus Event. We entered the Fortnite Nexus and came out on the other side.

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When you combine this with the connection to the Marvel Universe, it virtually confirms the existence of multiple realities within Fortnite. Perhaps, Fortnite is the Nexus of All Realities.

This conclusion makes a lot of sense. So far, Epic have included film, TV, and real-world elements from different sources in the Fortnite world. People forget that Drift is originally from our world and that several Fortnite elements were found in major cities leading up to Season 5.

In our opinion, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 will finally reveal that Fortnite is the Nexus of All Realities – our world, Marvel, Star Wars, Stranger Things, DC – all of it. It’s all connected by Fortnite: The Nexus. In the words of Donald Mustard, “It’s ALL connected. Pay attention.”

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Fortnite split-screen: how to play with friends

Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable the setting.

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Epic introduced the ability to play split-screen Fortnite back in Chapter 2 Season 1. Here’s how to enable it so you can play locally with a friend.

Fortnite has always had a focus on playing with friends, but that always meant you had to play online. Even if you were in the same house as your friend or family member, the two of you had to play on two separate devices.

This changed back in the v11.30 update in Chapter 2 Season 1. Epic introduced split-screen capabilities on consoles for the first time. It wasn’t perfect when it first came out, but it’s since gotten a lot better.

How to use the Fortnite console split-screen feature

Initiating split-screen is simple. All you have to do is connect two controllers to your Xbox or PlayStation. Split-screen still isn’t available on mobile, PC, or Nintendo Switch. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Start Fortnite
  2. Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
  3. Hit ‘Main Menu’
  4. Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
  5. Player 2 will need to sign into their account
  6. Player 2 will join and split-screen will automatically initiate

You can even save another player’s information on another account on your console, making split-screen easier and quicker to complete.

The feature still isn’t perfect and doesn’t replace the feeling of playing online. You’ll only have access to half of your screen, so you’re going to miss a few things that normal players will see. Still, playing split-screen is far more preferable than switching off with your friend or family member game after game. Enjoy!

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Fortnite v16.20: what to expect

The Fortnite Season 6 v16.20 update is expected to go live this week. Here’s what we expect to see in the next Fortnite update

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The Fortnite v16.20 is expected to release this week. Here’s what we’ll see in the patch notes when the update goes live.

We’re working our way through Fortnite Season 6, but Epic are continuing to give us new content to explore. We’re only a week past v16.10 and are already expecting to see v16.20 go live this week.

Here’s our typical patch breakdown on what to expect in the update, including some leaked items and a long list of bug fixes.

Bug fixes

Epic are consistently updating their game to fix bugs, glitches, and exploits. In the v16.20 patch, we’ll see a ton of fixes – including a fix for an exploit that allowed players to gain unlimited health/shield over the course of a match.

Here are all of the bug fixes that should be addressed in the v16.20 update.

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.
  • (Creative) Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • (Creative) Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.
  • (Mobile) Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • (Mobile) 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.

Leaks

We’ve seen a few leaks about content that could be coming to Fortnite in the coming weeks. The most likely addition to Fortnite in v16.20 would be the Unstable Bow – a rumored Exotic weapon that should be coming to Season 6.

On top of that, we’ve seen leaks about vehicle and weapon mods, additional crafting materials, and more. We don’t know if/when any of these will come to the game. We always take leaks with a grain of salt, but many of these items will likely make their way to Fortnite – possibly in the next update.

Fortnite Season 6 unstable bow

We’ll keep you posted when we have official word from Epic on the v16.20 patch. We expect to see it on April 13 or 14, at the latest.

In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on any of the latest Fortnite news.

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How to tame Raptors in Fortnite Season 6

Raptors have entered Fortnite Season 6 in the v16.10 update. Here’s where to find and how to tame Raptors.

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Raptors are now available in Fortnite Season 6. Here’s where to find and tame the new creatures.

The Fortnite v16.10 update brought a new form of wildlife to Fortnite: Raptors. These predators are now roaming the island, looking for blood.

Of course, you can tame these dinosaurs to fight by your side. Unfortunately, you can’t ride them, but they can be a huge help when it comes to combat. Here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite Raptor locations

Unsurprisingly, Raptors spawn around the areas where their eggs hatched. You can find them around Stealthy Stronghold, outside of Craggy Cliffs, south of The Spire, and south of Misty Meadows.

Raptors spawn in pairs and are stronger than wolves when you fight them. This is not to say that taking them down will be difficult. We’re not dealing with Marauders, here.

Here’s a map of all of the known Raptor spawns in Fortnite Season 6. We’ll update this map if the spawns change or if players find more locations.

Fortnite Raptor locations

How to tame a Raptor in Fortnite

Taming a Raptor is the same as taming most of the other wildlife on the island. It will be the same process as taming a Wolf – arguably easier as wolves spawn in packs rather than pairs.

  1. Eliminate a Wolf, Chicken, or Boar for its meat
  2. Find a Raptor
  3. Throw the meat at its feat and wait for the Raptor to eat
  4. Walk up to the Raptor and hold “Interact” to tame.

Be careful, as Raptors spawn in pairs. Just because you tame one, doesn’t mean its partner doesn’t still want to eat you.

Fortnite Raptors

With such a quick addition of a new animal, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic add more wildlife to the island as Season 6 chugs along.

We’ll update you if we learn anything else about the wildlife of Fortnite – or if we find any new tricks to taming Raptors.

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