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.
- Jump into any Core mode or Team Rumble
- Land at the location marked above
- Proceed to enter the metal llama
- Walk up two flights of metal stairs
- Fortbyte 21 is located on the stairs
- Pick up the Fortbyte
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.
How to use pre-editing to your advantage in Fortnite
Don’t turn off pre-edits so fast! Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these new competitive strategies.
Learn how to make pre-edits work for you in Fortnite with these competitive strategies.
Pre-edits in Fortnite can be maddening when you’re in the middle of a fight. More often than not, the pre-edits will work against you as you accidentally edit a hole in your floor or a window in your wall. Before you know it, you’re taking fall damage or getting shot because you hit the wrong button while battling someone.
Epic recently added a lon-requested setting to Fortnite, giving players the ability to toggle pre-edits on and off. Now, with a simple setting change, you’ll never need to worry about pre-edits again.
This doesn’t mean that pre-edits are entirely useless. In the patch before the setting change was released, pro player Maken used them expertly to outplay his opponent.
Useful pre-edits have also been posted to the r/FortniteCompetitive subreddit in the past. These pre-edits focus on cones, and give players the ability to fake-out opponents and even place their structures through turbo-builds.
The first strategy involves subverting the expectations of your opponent. Most skilled players anticipate edits, but using a pre-edited cone can get you a free shot.
As you can see, all you have to do is edit the wall, place your triangle cone, resent the cone edit, and shoot your opponent. There’s hardly anything they can do to prevent this free shot – especially since they aren’t going to see it coming.
The above clip from u/DemianNieuwenhuis has a very niche application. After all, using a regular cone is going to be far more useful in most situations. The only time your pre-edited cone will work is when someone is standing outside of your box.
This next clip is more of an exploit than anything. It also requires you to pre-edit your cone; this time in a V shape. You can exploit the new Turbo Building system and place the V-cone under your opponent’s ceiling after breaking their cone.
Again – like the other clip – this strategy will only be useful in certain situations. You won’t be able to cone-block opponents or even protect yourself from above if you run around with your cones all jacked up like this.
Still, these strategies are worth mentioning – especially if you find yourself in a 1v1. You can surprise your opponent with both of them, and steal some shots without taking damage.
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.
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:
- Start Fortnite
- Connect a second controller to the console and turn it on
- Hit ‘Main Menu’
- Player 1 will need to invite Player 2 with their Epic account
- Player 2 will need to sign into their account
- 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.
- Read More: How to remove the ammo reticle in Fortnite
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!
Image Credit: Epic Games/u/SmonkYT
Fortnite Creative Mode could be getting a huge expansion
Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios, according to a recent leak.
Fortnite Creative Mode could bring a massive update to truly simulate end-game scenarios.
Creative Mode was one of the most innovative additions that Epic has made to Fortnite. You don’t even have to play the base game mode to enjoy Fortnite, anymore. You can play Search and Destroy, deathruns, Zone Wars, Trivia, boxfights, and a lot more.
Competitive Fortnite players have taken to Creative Mode the most. Zone Wars gives you a simulated end-game and boxfights let you practice the most important element of high-level competitive play.
Fortnite Creative beta
Over a year ago, way back in, Fortnite v12.10, files were added to the game that we assumed would bring a massive change to Creative Mode. According to the game files, Creative can now support up to 50 players.
A year after we first heard the news about an updated Creative Beta, we still have yet to see this in practice. Since it’s been so long, many players forgot that it was even on the horizon.
After the v15.50 update, however, data miners found some new files that relate to the Creative Mode expansion. According to them, Epic are testing a beta of Creative that should support 50 players.
Such a change would be a massive step for the game. You could truly play a mini-BR game with your friends if this change went through. YouTube creators and streamers could also manage private matches a lot easier, as there’s no chance of a code leak or an unwanted intruder.
The best part of this additional player count is the ability to truly simulate competitive end-game situations. Zone Wars is good practice for a lot of us, but not for those at the highest level.
Anyone who has ever watched a tournament knows what we’re talking about. The end-game in professional Fortnite matches routinely has 40+ players in the final few zones. It’s pure chaos, and a 50-player Zone Wars lobby will be able to capture this.
Of course, the expansion also opens the door to a ton of other possibilities including massive boxfight battles and more. Epic will be focusing on the Creative side of things for the future of Fortnite, and an increased player count is an excellent first step.
Image Credit: Epic Games
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