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Where to find Fortbyte #21 inside of a metal llama

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We’re almost done with the longest series of challenge articles in Fortnite’s history. Fortbyte 21, found inside a metal llama, marks the 99th Fortbyte. Only one more to go.

Fortbytes have been an interesting experiment for us players and Epic Games. They’ve introducing daily objectives without the need for specific rewards, but rather an overarching set of milestones.

We’d say Epic Games has succeeded in developing a long term challenge system that feels like a solid grind which properly rewarded. As we near the very end of Season 9, the last two Fortbytes await.

Fortnite Fortbyte #21 Location – Inside a metal llama

While Season 9 will end up being among Fortnite’s longest seasons, it’s unbelievable how quickly we’ve come to the end. We swear it was just yesterday when the Slipstreams entered the island and we entered Neo Tilted for the first time.

Oh well, that’s the way of the world. The second to last Fortbyte, number 21, tasks you with finding it inside a metal llama. Many of you will already know where to head as it’s a long standing monument in Fortnite. No additional Battle Pass items need be unlocked for this challenge.

As if our other recent Fortbyte guides, we’ll run the process down via a step-by-step list.

  1. Jump into any Core mode or Team Rumble
  2. Land at the location marked above
  3. Proceed to enter the metal llama
  4. Walk up two flights of metal stairs
  5. Fortbyte 21 is located on the stairs
  6. Pick up the Fortbyte
  7. Success!

In addition, we’ve gone ahead and capture a small clip of our collection again. It wasn’t quite as easy as expected due to swarms of hungry players wanting to nab a few quick kills.

Epic Games seems to saving some of the more simple challenges for last as a treat for hardworking players. Other challenges have included puzzles or skydiving, but it’s nice to have a variety rather than a single type of challenge.

On July 17, Epic will release final Fortbyte and the long process of completing the encrypted image will be over. It’s been quite a journey and we hope to see Epic bring something similar into Season 10. We’d be surprised if they didn’t, but we’re also sure it won’t be a carbon copy of this season.

As a reminder, Season 9 will end on August 1st so you have until then to collect all these Fortbytes and finish out your Battle Pass.

For those seeking guides on other Fortbyte, you should check out our extensive hub article. All location & challenge based Fortbytes include their own guide along with maps and videos.

What’re your thoughts on Fortbytes and should something similar return for Season 10? We think they bring a proper mix of grinding and reward, but we’d like to hear your thoughts as well on the matter.

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Fortnite v14.30 Update patch notes

Fortnite’s third major update of Season 4 has arrived in the form of the 14.30 patch, which brings a major Combat Shotgun buff to players on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

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Superheroes are the name of the game in Chapter 2 Season 4, as they take over the Fortnite island and prepare for a massive war with the evil Galactus, who’s coming to change the reality of the game forever.

With a battle on the horizon, Epic Games have decided to adjust the Combat Shotgun to give you a helping hand, while also introducing some new modes for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnite v14.30 patch notes

Loot Pool changes

The biggest news coming out of the October 13 patch is the adjustments Epic have made to the loot pool. The Combat Shotgun has been given a major tweak, which Epic hope will make it more useful throughout the rest of the season.

The developers confirmed that they had increased the range at which it deals damage, so hopefully players will be able to take down enemies at slightly longer distances, although Epic stated that they would be asking for feedback about the change.

Elsewhere, they’ve also announced that they are rotating in some new superpowers to keep things fresh, which will be available around the island.

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The Combat Shotgun has received a buff.

Rally Royale LTM

Along with the buff, Epic have also dropped a new LTM for fans to sink their teeth into. Rally Royale is all about getting from Point A to Point B as fast as possible, though it won’t be easy.

In this mode, your task is to collect tickets before anyone else. If you’re first, a finish line will appear on the map, which you need to speed to if you want to be crowned as the winner. This LTM is expected to go live “later in the week,” Epic confirmed.

Rally Royale will test your driving skills.

Marvel Knockout Super Series

Fortnite players can get their hands on the new Daredevil skin early by winning one of the Marvel Knockout Super Series tournaments that are included in v14.30. These elimination cups begin on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

There will be four total tournaments, with anyone who competes in all of them rewarded with an exclusive Nexus War glider.

Bug Fixes

As usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including a series of Party Royale glitches, and plenty more.

Here is the full list of bug changes set for v14.30:

General

  • Audio of Last Forever Emote playing even with licensed audio muted.

Battle Royale

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.

Creative Mode

  • Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
  • Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.
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Fortnite won’t come back to the Apple app store until at least next year

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The judge in the Apple vs Epic Games case has prevented the app store from blocking Unreal Engine games, but Apple won’t be forced to put Fortnite back.

Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers denied Epic’s preliminary injuction that would force Apple to put Fortnite back on the app store while the case goes on.

However, the judge did grant their other injuction, which stops Apple from banning apps made with Unreal Engine, which Epic owns and makes. You can see the full decision here.

That means, that unless Epic decides to remove it’s direct payment method for V-Bucks, which started this whole legal battle, we won’t see Fortnite back on iOS devices. Atleast, until the trial is over.

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The decision to keep Unreal Engine protected though, is to stop the dispute between Apple and Epic creating havoc for “bystanders” – aka other developers not involved in the litigation, who just happen to use Unreal Engine.

In a statement, Epic said: “Epic Games is grateful that Apple will continue to be barred from retaliating against Unreal Engine and our game development customers as the litigation continues. We will continue to develop for iOS and Mac under the court’s protection and we will pursue all avenues to end Apple’s anti-competitive behavior.”

Apple, on the other hand, said: “We’re grateful the court recognized that Epic’s actions were not in the best interests of its own customers and that any problems they may have encountered were of their own making when they breached their agreement.”

The trial will commence in May, 2021, when some sort of resolution to this case will hopefully be resolved. Until then, Fortnite won’t be on iPhones or iPads – that much is certain.

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Fortnite theory points to Chapter 1 map returning in Season 5

This Fortnite theory has us returning to the old map in Season 5.

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We’re into the back half of Season 4, which means that it’s time to speculate as to how the season will end and how the next season will begin. Galactus is getting closer to the Fortnite island with each passing day, and we can only guess as to what will happen when he finally arrives.

Several Fortnite theorists have presented the idea that Season 4 may usher us back to the old Fortnite map in one way or another – whether Galactus succeeds in his effort to destroy the Chapter 2 map or not.

One reason for this is the timing. Yes, we have only gone through four seasons of Fortnite, but those four seasons have lasted for over a year. We’ve been on this Chapter 2 map for a while, so it would make a decent amount of sense to send us back to the old one – at least, for a season or two.

Reddit user, u/SvenWillNeverDie420, took things a bit further, however – drawing from some in-game clues. A closer look at Tony Stark’s Battle Bus schematic shows something that looks an awful lot like the Black Hole that sent us to the new map in the first place.

What if this Black Hole was actually a wormhole? What if this is the key to the connection between the two maps – waiting to be discovered by one of the smartest men in any universe: Tony Stark?

Via: u/SvenWillNeverDie420

This theory is further amplified by the meaning of the word “nexus,” along with Donald Mustards preseason tweet, telling fans that, “It’s ALL connected.” The Nexus sphere appears to exist on both Fortnite maps. This is, after all, why Galactus is coming in the first place.

As you can see from the graphic, above, SvenWillNeverDie420 took this all to mean that there may be two playable maps next season. We think that it’s more likely that players will be sent back to the Chapter 1 map, exclusively – possibly on the back of Tony Stark’s new Battle Bus.

Of course, this is only a theory and we won’t know anything until the season finally ends. One thing’s for sure: Epic are setting us up to close the season with a massive event that could change how we look at Fortnite, forever.

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