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How to figure out what weapon/item to vote for in the Nexus event

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With the Nexus event happening soon, players will have the option to vote on one of six new weapons to bring out of the vault.

The weapons available to be voted on are the Drum Gun, the Tac SMG, the Grappler, Bouncers, the Stormwing X-4 Plane, and the Infinity Blade.

I have my own personal preference but I will do my best to separate personal biases from this list.

The goal is to examine each weapon and provide some positive and negatives for their return to Fortnite.

There will be no way to cover every aspect of each weapon so I will keep each paragraph relatively short. We will start with the Drum Gun.

Why you should vote for the Drum Gun

Right now the Drum Gun seems to be one of the favorites based on unofficial Twitter polls. Most vaulted weapons in Fortnite belong there, but a lot of people have been clamoring for the Drum Gun’s return since it left the game in Season 5.

A weapon best at short and mid range, the Drum Gun was good for melting structures and keeping them down. It was a powerful weapon, but reasonable balanced given the drop-off with range and wide bloom with continued use. You should vote for this weapon if you want a strong, readily available weapon that doesn’t change the gameplay too much.

Feeling like Al Capone is always fun in a game

Why you should vote for the Tac SMG

An absolute laser of a weapon, the tactical SMG was an extremely powerful close range weapon that was overshadowed by the double pump.

The Double Pump nerf that finally killed the strategy happened on July 12th, 2018 and the Tactical SMG was vaulted just five days later on July 17th. That means we never really got to see what the weapon could do without the worry of being double pumped.

You should vote for this weapon if your aim with shotguns is below average and you want another way to win close-range fights. On the flip side, you shouldn’t vote for this weapon if you love using the pump shotgun because the Tac SMG will make the pump less effective.

Why you should vote for the Grappler

If you want to play Fortnite for the funny clips, the Grappler could be the vote for you. Strategy aside, Fortnite is a better game when there is a toilet plunger grappling hook in the game. While it was in the game, it made for some fun clips as people jumped around flying at opponents with the pump shotgun.

Now the effect the Grappler would have on the game might be pretty minimal. It unfortunately just doesn’t do a ton. It would feel bad to have something get voted in that is left on the floor when players are looting. You should vote for the Grappler if you just love the idea of popping off using a toilet plunger grappling hook. You shouldn’t vote for the Grappler if your goal is to shake up the meta.

I mean look at it, arguably the best weapon/item design in the game

Why you should vote for Bouncers

Much in the same vein as the Grappler, Bouncers are just a lot of fun. They can be used in build battles to surprise your opponent and as a quick way to get away from high elevations without hurting when you land.

I feel like I will be repeating myself with a lot of the same points made in the Grappler post above. There is one key difference between the two. The grappler took up a valuable item slot while the Bouncer slides into the trap slot. That makes it easier to use because there is no downside to picking it up. You should vote for the Bouncer if you like avoiding build battles and having fun clips.

Why you should vote for the Plane

Finally we reach the final two suggestions which will be the most drastic changes to the game if they get added. The plane was a constant sore spot for players throughout Season 7 and was finally removed at the end of the season.

Since it was removed, more people have been arguing for it to come back. Now they have their chance. In casual modes the plane was good but wasn’t game breaking like it was in competitive play. It definitely was fun to use, but it did deviate from the normal pace of Fortnite.

I’m going to don a tin-foil hat and hit you with a Fortnite conspiracy theory. Fortnite’s servers can’t handle the absurd amount of edits in late-game competitive Fortnite so since the start of Season 7 they have a busted vehicle that is used by a lot of the game’s population. That would explain why the plane went directly into The Baller.

Here’s my conspiracy theory: Epic will distort the votes to bring back the plane and replace the Baller. This takes the blame off them when the vehicle comes back, and allows them to say “hey, the community demanded it.” Note: This conspiracy theory does not reflect the ideas of FortniteINTEL, I just like conspiracies.

So if the Plane ends up winning, remember this article.

Anyway, the legitimate reason to vote for the plane is if you enjoyed flying around the map and landing on the far corners knowing you have a way to rotate in. Also if you want to just flip the bird to the competitive community.

It was fun, for a while

Why you should vote for the Infinity Blade

You shouldn’t.

Lol, jokes aside I actually couldn’t come up with a good argument for returning it to the game.

If you have one, let me know in the comments.

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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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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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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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