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Where the Rift Beacon is going next – Risky Reels, Salty Springs and more



While we don’t know what the Rift Beacon is being caused by, we can identify a pattern in locations that will help us identify it’s next locations.

Ever since Season X started, a rift beacon in the sky has marked areas that are about to change in Fortnite. It started with Neo Tilted which became the no-build zone Tilted Town after the beacon marked it, then it moved over to Mega Mall which reverted into the old Retail Row.

With Tuesday’s patch, the beacon moved over to the Soccer Stadium. This is an interesting move as the beacon has settled on an area that has been virtually untouched over the years in Fortnite. Both the Mega Mall and Neo Tilted beacons signaled a return to their roots for the two areas, although Neo Tilted may have gone back a bit too far.

The Soccer Stadium was destroyed leaving a glitched area with old consumables to be picked up. That might be how it stays for the rest of the season or it may change again when the beacon leaves for another target as a desolate piece of ground is hardly the most exciting location.

But how about after that?

Where is the Rift Beacon going next in Fortnite?

So far the Rift Beacon has traveled to some of the oldest and most talked about points on the Fortnite map. It has stayed near the center in the grass biome that once covered the whole map but has been shrinking over past seasons.

Here are some likely places where the Rift Beacon will go and a prediction for what will change. Reminder, these are just predictions, we do not actually know what Epic has planned for the future of the beacon.

Risky Reels might be coming back

Epic Games has brought back a ton of old points of interest in this season but I think one of their biggest is still to come. The Fortnite community has been clamoring for the return of the drive-in movie theater since The Block smashed it during the Game Awards nearly a year ago.

Before this season Epic added in a little shrine with two cars and the old Risky sign to a place near where the theater once sat. My prediction: The rift moves towards that shrine and turns it back into the old location with maybe a couple new changes.

Salty Springs could get some love

Few areas in Fortnite have been as untouched as Salty Springs. While Tilted, Loot Lake, and Retail Row all have changed considerably, Salty has just powered through the Fortnite seasons. There are many old points of interest which no longer exist, but Salty has just stayed consistent in a nice spot in the bottom middle of the map.

Now it is time for a face lift. While other rift beacons indicated a change backwards, I think Salty gets flung forward in time – it really has no where to go back too. With the beacons being attracted to some of the famous locations, Salty feels like a logical choice for a future move.

Fatal Fields final form

In the same vein as Salty, this section of the map has stayed virtually untouched over the seasons. A player could drop in Salty and travel to Fatal and it would be hard to tell what season they were playing in based on just the locations.

It’s time to spice up the farm, I’d love to see Epic modernize the farm and turn it into a really interesting place to drop in for Fortnite. It isn’t clear if they are only going back in time, if they are, Fatal would be really difficult to turn back the clock on. But if they are open to a lot of different changes, Fatal is a good candidate for an overdue makeover.


Fortnite tease new Drift Crew skins



Epic Games are dropping some cryptic hints relating to the iconic Drift character in Fortnite, and speculation suggests it’s all leading to a new Drift Crew skin.

On January 24, Epic Games posted a series of mysterious tweets, to get the community guessing.

Their first post referenced Drift directly, saying: “Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” A series of messages followed, asking for help – presumably Drift’s help.

The Fortnite account has since deleted the tweets, but here’s a screenshot of all of them from iFireMonkey.

Data miner HYPEX was quick to highlight that these teasers are almost certainly connected to the upcoming new Drift Skin, which appears to be a female version of the fan-favorite skin.

Fortnite Crew is the monthly subscription service, and it’s expected that this new Drift skin will be included in the February edition of the subscription rewards.

Fortnite Monthly Crew Pack
The Fortnite Crew subscription includes V-Bucks plus cosmetic rewards.

The subscription grants players each new Battle Pass, plus 1,000 V-Bucks, in addition to the cosmetic rewards.

We’ll have to wait and see confirmation about the new Drift skin as we put January in the rearview mirror and move into February.

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Fortnite v15.21 update patch notes: Predator, Mythic Item, New Quests

Fortnite’s v15.21 update has shaken things up again, adding Predator and a brand new Mythic Item to the mix.



Fortnite predator

Today’s Fortnite v15.21 update has shaken things up again in the battle royale game, adding Predator and a brand new Mythic Item to the mix.

The game has been subject to weekly updates for a long time now, meaning content is given a slight refresh some weeks, and on others things can change a bit more dramatically.

On January 20, after the latest patch was rolled out, it’s fair to say that not a lot of things have been tweaked.

In the absence of official patch notes, which have been vaulted since before Chapter 2 even began, we’ve rounded up the changes confirmed already by players and leaks.

Fortnite v15.21 patch notes


Fortnite Predator skin
Predator has arrived in Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games.

Predator is the latest crossover character to arrive in Fortnite, now available to fight at the Stealthy Stronghold location. The skin is also coming to the Fortnite Item Shop, along with some cosmetics – such as a pickaxe.

New Mythic Item: Predator Cloak Device

One of the biggest, and most exciting, elements of Predator’s arrival is the new Mythic Item it adds to the game. The Predator Cloak Device is now active in-game, and once it’s been found and activated, players can use it to turn invisible.

To get one, check out our complete guide here. It’s fairly easy to achieve.

New Quests

More Quests have been added to the Battle Pass for Season 5, following the v15.21 update.

The full list of these can be seen below, courtesy of HYPEX.

New Fortnite Quests. Credit: HYPEX.

Bug fixes and other changes

According to the official Fortnite Trello board, a number of things have changed – including general issues and things specifically impacting the BR mode.

General Top Issues

  • When playing Fortnite, players cannot create system-level parties that include players on both PS5 and PS4.
  • The Jumpshot Outfit is missing its facial hair.
  • The Banner menu may be unresponsive to controller inputs, causing players to have difficulty editing their Banner with a controller or the Banner not updating properly.
  • We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to experience a long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
  • The sound effect of certain actions, such as opening a Chest or hitting a Weak Point, may be delayed.

Battle Royale

  • In competitive playlists, players do not have access to their persistent stash of Bars. Instead, they are granted a set amount at the beginning of each match. This is intended. However, your end total of Bars in competitive playlists may appear in the Lobby in place of your persistent stash. This is a visual issue only.
  • The weekly Legendary Quest to ‘Get Headshots’ is not always visible after completing the first stage of the quest.
  • Players may receive damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
  • Players and Spectators may notice inconsistent camera behavior or stuttering after being near a Car they recently drove then exited.
  • Total Bars appearing as 0 in a match.
  • Assets appearing invisible in Performance Mode alpha.
  • Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • Sand Tunneling temporarily disabled.

As is the case every week with these unofficial patch notes, it’s an ever changing beast. If we find something that’s changed and not been included here in the Fortnite v15.21 patch notes, we’ll update you as quickly as we can.

Until then, jump in and see for yourself! Remember to thank the bus driver…

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How to go invisible in Fortnite with Predator Cloak Device

Predator has arrived in Fortnite just a week after the character’s ship landed, and he’s brought a brand new weapon.



Fortnite cloaking device

Predator has arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale just a week after the character’s ship landed on the island, and he’s brought a brand new weapon – or ability – to the fight.

One of the most sought after abilities in Fortnite, pretty much since Day 1, has been finding ways to turn invisible. Out of sight for enemies, and handing yourself a huge advantage.

In the past, this has been achieved with exploits using previously added invisibility items, or just glitches that make players pretty much impossible to take down.

However, a legitimate way of doing that – for a limited time – is now in the game.

How to use Predator’s Cloak device in Fortnite

The first-look footage of the Predator Cloak Device shows that the process of actually using it is quite simple.

As seen below, in a post from HYPEX, all you have to do is activate it once you have stumbled upon one and you’ll instantly turn invisible.

This is not the first item to be added to Fortnite that turns players invisible, with Shadow Stones appearing in the past, though developers will be hoping the rollout of this ability doesn’t turn out to be as glitchy as those that have came before it.

Cloak Device stats

Not only do we know how it works already, but also the stats for it as well. It lasts 30 seconds and requires a cooldown each time of the same amount, seen below from HYPEX again.

Players can activate this, of course, though we’re now aware the NPC Predator can also do it. This is going to make the character slightly harder to defeat than others.

How to get Fortnite Predator Cloak Device

The Predator Device can be obtained by taking down Predator in-game, much like any other boss the game’s added during Season 5.

After visiting Predator’s location and striking the character down, it will drop the following, as well as ammo and Floppers.

That’s it! Now you know how to use the Predator Cloak Device, and it looks like it’s going to be quite tricky to get one in-game – especially if the NPC is using it to escape your gunfire!

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