Fortnite Articles RSS Feed | Fortnite RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Fortnite Battle Star Guide: Follow the Treasure Map Found in Pleasant Park Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:16:05 -0400 Sergey_3847

As you know, there's really no need to look out for the actual treasure map to claim each week's Battle Star. However, if you still need it, this week's treasure map can be found in Pleasant Park.

Surprisingly, the treasure map in Fortnite's 1.63 update is really easy to decipher, so just follow our guide below for the exact location of the Battle Star.

This week's treasure map will lead you to the Battle Star located on the top of the hill at Tilted Towers (see the screenshot above for exact location).

There's no doubt you know where to find Tilted Towers, but the exact hill you're looking for is positioned in the eastern part of the location, just at the edge of the city.

You need to land right on top of it and claim your Battle Star. Of course, Tilted Towers will be hot, so you might want to do this challenge as a squad. 

As you see, this Week 7 challenge is really simple (except having to navigate all the gunfire that's sure to light up Tilted Towers). Regardless, you should be able to finish this hard difficulty challenge in no time.

Hopefully, Epic Games will come up with some more exciting treasure map locations for the next week's challenge.


That's all for this week's Season 4 treasure map challenge. For other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, check out the list below:

Fortnite Challenge Guide: Score a Goal on Different Pitches Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:22:08 -0400 Sergey_3847

The hardest Fortnite Season 4, Week 7 challenge is scoring three goals in different soccer locations. You may think the best way to do it is to go to one of the giant stadiums recently added to Fortnite, and score the goals there.

But in fact, those stadiums will be extremely populated and you will get nothing done. If you want to finish this challenge quickly, then simply follow our guide for the three secret soccer field locations in Fortnite.

How to Score Goals on Different Pitches

Pitch 1: Risky Reels

The first secret field is located in Risky Reels. Just go to the northeastern part of the map and find the broken projector at the location (it's hard to miss). Go right under the projector, and you will see a small soccer field with a soccer ball ready to be kicked. Do it and claim your first goal!

Pitch 2: Containers/Crates

The second secret field is located in the area with containers and crates northeast of Dusty Divot. Just follow the exact location marked above in the screenshot and you will see the soccer ball near the crates. Kick it inside one of the open crates and it will count as a goal.

Pitch 3: Fatal Fields

The last one is quite ironic as it is located on one of the fields inside Fatal Fields, which is located in the southern part of the map near Moisty Mire. You will find the soccer ball in the northern field with a few scarecrows wanting to play soccer with you. So claim your third and final goal and grab your rewards for this hard challenge.


Now you can easily complete the soccer challenge in update 1.63 without too much trouble, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, check out the links below:

Fortnite Map Guide: Search Chests in Risky Reels Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:35:10 -0400 Sergey_3847

With update 1.63 dropping this morning, we're officially on Week 7 of Fortnite's Season 4 challenges. And this week, you'll have to find seven chests at one of the poorest locations on the map -- Risky Reels.

As you know, since Epic Games fixed the location, it is getting really hard to find any loot chests there.

However, we've gone and done the hard work for you and listed all the possible Risky Reels treasure chests locations below. Hopefully, you'll be able to complete this challenge without much hassle at all.

All Chest Locations in Risky Reels

Looking at the map above, the first three chests can easily be found inside the building to the north. Break through the roof and you will see one in the attic. The second one is on the first floor, and the last one can be found on the ground one, so just break the floors from top to the bottom and quickly grab all three chests.

The barn in the eastern part of Risky Reels also has two chests, which are probably the easiest ones to get. Just hop inside and claim them right away. Check out the rest of the buildings as well, including the projector to the south, which hides one of the chests under the railing.

Some of the trucks scattered around the location may have a chest or two on their roofs, but don't bother checking the cars in the center of Risky Reels, as they aren't there anymore.

If you can't get all seven chests at once, be sure to either complete the game or get eliminated. Otherwise, the game will not count the chests you've already found and will make you gather all seven chests once again.


That's it for all loot chest locations in Risky Reels for this Week 7 Challenge. For other Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny, check the links below:

How to Log Out of Fortnite on the Switch Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:11:26 -0400 Ty Arthur

Switch players have been eagerly awaiting the launch of Fortnite on Nintendo's killer multi-platform console, but unfortunately, it's off to a bit of a rocky launch with a couple of big issues.

Many players are discovering an odd oversight on the Switch version -- an inability to log out of your Epic account and switch to another account. This can be a game-breaking problem if you accidentally pressed the option to log in as a guest rather than using your main account, or if, for instance, you have a separate account for another family member and want to switch back to your primary Epic account.

Note that this is a separate (but connected) issue to the problems with PS4 linked Epic accounts. The long story short there is that if you previously linked your Epic account to the PlayStation Network, then there is absolutely no way to use that account on the Switch. Full stop, no go. Your only solution to that problem is to create an entirely new account.

But that's not why you're here. So here's the solution for another frustrating problem.

How To Logout of Fortnite Switch

First and foremost, it's important to know that entirely deleting and re-installing the Fortnite app does not solve this problem. Your account details are saved on the Epic Games servers, not on your console, so deleting and re-installing doesn't do anything and won't log you out of the currently activated account.

There are a few possible workarounds with varying levels of dependability. The one solution most likely to resolve the problem is also the solution you are going to least want to try.

The (Crappy) Solution

To sign in with a different Epic account on Fortnite, you can always just create a new user profile on your Switch, then download Fortnite again for that profile. You will be prompted to either sign in as a guest or use whatever Epic account details you want to log in with.

While it's guaranteed to work, it isn't a very viable solution long-term, since it will mean constantly switch back and forth between profiles just to play one single game.

If that doesn't seem like a workable solution for you, then there's another option to try.

Less Crappy but Not as Reliable

Tap the home button on the Switch's right joy con, highlight the Fortnite tile, then tap the Y button to fully close the app.

Re-launch the program and take a look to see if you are still logged in. Some players are reporting this logs them out of the Fortnite servers, while others have stated it isn't working at all for them -- but it's worth a try since it doesn't take much time.

Your Final Option

Finally, you can head over to the Epic Games website and sign in with your Epic account. Hover over your account name and click the "Account" option in the drop-down menu. From there, click "Connected Accounts" on the left hand side of the screen. 

In the list of accounts, you can attempt to un-link your current Switch account, then re-link with whatever account you want to use. Like the previous solution, however, some players are having trouble getting this to work properly.

For now, creating a new Switch account is the only surefire solution until Epic adds a "logout" feature in a future patch, hopefully soon.

 Linking accounts at the Epic Games website

Have you found another solution for logging out of your Fortnite account on Switch? Let us know what you tried and what's been working in the comments below!

For those who are finally able to log on, be sure to check out our latest Fortnite guides for Season 4, Week 7 below:


Fortnite Is Here For The Switch... But Not If Your Epic Account Is Linked To PSN Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:31:54 -0400 Ty Arthur

Editor's Note: If you're looking for "How to Logout of Fortnite on Switch?", then be sure to check out this guide 

While there's still no news on an official release date for we poor second class Android citizens, all you lucky Switch players today finally get to jump into the zany Fortnite Battle Royale action!

The news broke at this year's Nintendo E3 showcase earlier today and the game is now available for free download, but it comes with a major hitch. Even though this is supposed to be Nintendo's shining moment, somehow Sony showed up to cast a cloud over the announcement.

It seemed like we were moving towards a golden age of crossplay between consoles with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo showing more willingness to engage in inter-platform play.

Those hopes have been dashed for full Fortnite Switch crossplay, which is currently available for Xbox One, PC, and iOS users.. but not for PS4, as confirmed by Epic's Nick Chester in this tweet:

That's an odd oversight for a free-to-play game that's focused on syncing between different platforms so you can pick up and play on any console or iOS device.

Bizarrely, its not just crossplay that's affected here. After the game went live, Switch players who originally created their Epic account via PS4 (or who linked their PC account to the PlayStation Network) discovered a little problem... you can't use your PS4-linked Epic account on the Switch version.

This was pointed out by GameOverGreggy over on Twitter, who was faced with the Login Failed screenshot below. There's one line in particular to focus on here in the error message: "neither the Fortnite website nor Epic customer service are able to change this."

Epic Games obviously knows this practice is going to tick people off, and are also washing their hands of the decision, since it clearly wasn't up to them. There's no point in emailing customer support to complain, since they can't do anything to help resolve the problem. 

You might be thinking this isn't that big a deal and just requires an extra step before you can play, however, un-linking your Epic account from PSN does not make it work, either! Once an account has been linked to PS4, it is forever off limits to other platforms.

In other words, you have to make an entirely new Epic account if you previously played Fortnite on the PS4 and want to play on the Switch. Everything associated with your Fortnite account -- your ranking, your Battle Pass, your skins -- are all useless on the Switch for previous PS4 players.

There's been no official statement from Sony, Epic, or Nintendo at this point as to why this would be the case, but it isn't hard to guess. Since its only the PSN-linked accounts that are affected, the issue seems to land solely on Sony's doorstep and not Nintendo's.

It seems clear this is a case of Sony forcing exclusivity on the PS4 to try to maintain market dominance as the #1 console, but its causing so much backlash that it may end up having the opposite effect.

Right now Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube are lit up with comments from players vowing to unlink their Epic account from the PlayStation Network and just start playing exclusively on Xbox or Switch.

For those who have a decent gaming rig, just switching entirely to PC might be the way to go, since you can then link however you want to other consoles (although obviously don't link to PSN if you plan on playing on Switch later).

Have you come across the issue, and what do you think of Sony disallowing Epic accounts to be utilized on other platforms? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to share your best Fortnite kills and deaths on the Switch!

Fortnite Patch 4.4 - Where to find the Soccer Stadium & Patch Notes Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:16:24 -0400 Ty Arthur

Apparently trying to grab headlines away from all those killer E3 announcements, we received a very unexpected and very large update to Battle Royale king Fortnite this morning.

Besides arriving earlier than normal, Week 7 of Season 4 shows off some major changes to the game, from a whole new area to a thermal scoped gun and sadly the disappearance of a cool item everyone loved.

Where To Find The New Fortnite Soccer Stadium

To land at the newly added soccer stadium in Fortnite, jump off the battle bus east of Junk Junction and north of Pleasant Park near the D2 square of the map. The stadium is clearly visible from the air just to the east of a hillside and it dominates the landscape, so you shouldn't be able to miss it while landing.

This area is absolutely massive, including indoor tight hallways for shotgun shootouts, wide open field to snipe, and shrubs and vehicles to use for cover, with plenty of random floor loot drops found all around the location.

The abundance of items and freshness of the location make this sort of the new Tilted Towers where everyone wants to land, so be ready for a firefight when you touch down. Your game here will either be very short, or you are in for a Victory Royale if you can take out all the wounded players who landed there first.

To go along with the new soccer stadium, no less than eight new Fortnite soccer skins are coming soon (four male and four female), which will create quite the hodgepodge of super villains and sport fans as Fortnite celebrate the World Cup in typically bizarre fashion.

 Coming in for a landing at the new soccer stadium (thanks to TheRafi for the screenshot)

Fortnite Patch 4.4 Notes

First and foremost, the awesome shopping cart vehicles have been temporarily disabled as they've been bugging out in odd ways. We've seen the same thing happen before with other new additions to the game like the guided rocket, so hopefully they won't be gone long. We'll update this article when an announcement is made about their return.

Next up, the thermal scope assault rifle has been added to the loot rotation, which is comes in Epic and Legendary variants and is going to change the balance of power in the game.

As you'd expect, it lets you see heat signatures of enemies hiding behind bushes or walls, and can even be used to see hidden loot chests, so keep it on hand to find lots of equipment! Expect tweaks to this weapon's damage and rarity to show up -- or for it to be removed entirely -- as it makes it very easy for a competent player to entirely dominate the match and take out any hidden enemies.

Some big changes have also come to the meteor landing site at Dusty Divot, so be sure to head over and check it out! It seems like something big is brewing there that will further alter the map in the ramp up towards Season 5.

Finally, we've got an entirely new area to explore with new loot drops and lots of opportunities for mayhem: a soccer stadium sprang up over night in the Battle Royale map!

 Overpowered? You bet it is!

Is the soccer stadium your new favorite place to land? Let us know your strategy for winning at this new location!

Still need help with some of the other weekly challenges? Check out our recent Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny below:

Fortnite Poster Locations Complete Challenge Guide Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:39:46 -0400 Ty Arthur

The Season 4, Week 6 challenges for Fortnite arrived a few days later than normal after the actual v4.3 content patch was released, leaving the fan base wondering what was up with the new challenges.

After that brief delay, all the Week 6 challenges are now here to test your knowledge of the map and see how well you can find hidden locations while avoiding bloodthirsty players!

This week's big challenge is to find and spray paint seven of the Fortnite Omega posters scattered around the area. There's far more than seven of them that have been discovered so far, so with a little pre-planning, you can probably get all you need in a single match... if you don't get sniped or swallowed by the storm.

 Spray painting a Fortnite poster (thanks to Hicko for the screenshot)

Fortnite Week 6 Poster Locations

This one has more of a prerequisite than many other challenges in the past since you need to have unlocked the spray paint emote already by reaching the Season 4 Battle Pass Tier 3 before you can even take part in the challenge.

With that unlocked, you can start tracking down the Carbide and Omega posters plastered on walls inside buildings. Be sure to search around, as sometimes they are in basements or have to be accessed by destroying walls or floors.

When you find one, pull up the emote wheel and select the spray painting option while you are directly facing a poster. It should automatically spray paint over the correct area as long as you are facing the right direction.

As with most challenges, make sure to actually complete the match (by dying or making it to a #1 Victory Royale) for the challenge to be ticked off your list. If you don't get them all before being gunned down, they will go towards your total of seven and can be finished in a later match.

Here's all the Fortnite poster locations that have been uncovered by the player base so far:

  • Inside the large house at the center of Loot Lake (landing directly here and then heading either in a clockwise pattern east or a counter-clockwise pattern south lets you hit most of the posters before being herded into the middle of the map)
  • Inside the main building of Junk Junction
  • Between two doors in the tunnel south of Tomato Town
  • At the exact same site as the disco dancing challenge in the Haunted House southwest of Pleasant Park
  • On the first floor of the house at the top of the mountain near Snobby Shores
  • Underneath the stairway at the southeast edge of the Tilted Towers area
  • At the bridge south of Shifty Shafts, head to the bottom of the stairs at the west side
  • Near a dumpster at the southwest side of Retail Row
  • Inside the destroyed prison at the far east end of Moisty Mire
  • In the building between Junk Junction and Anarchy Acres
  • In the area north of Salty Springs and southwest of Dusty Divot
  • At the area west of Dusty Divot and east of Tilted Towers

 All Poster Locations in Fortnite

This is just one of the quests currently available, with these Season 4, Week 6 challenges now up for grabs:

  • Search Supply Drops (3)
  • Deal damage with Shotguns to opponents (1000)
  • Search Chests in Loot Lake (7)
  • Spray over different Carbide or Omega Posters (7)
  • Search between a Playground, Campsite, and a Footprint (1) (HARD)
  • SMG Eliminations (3) (HARD)
  • Eliminate opponents in Retail Row (3) (HARD)

Still need help with some of the other challenges? Check out our recent Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny below:

Fortnite Blockbuster Guide: Search Between a Playground, Campsite, and a Footprint Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:20:47 -0400 Sergey_3847

This week's Battlestar is located not too far from the last week's spot: this one's in Greasy Grove. And the hint is to search between a Playground, Campsite, and a Footprint.

To find it, just head toward the western coast of the Fortnite map and check the location marked in the screenshot below. When you find the Battlestar, just walk up to it and interact with it, and the challenge for Season4, Week 6 will be completed.

Where to Find Week 6's Battlestar

Fortnite map showing the battlestar location for week 6

The first clue that we have for this week's challenge is the Playground. There is only one such spot in Fortnite, and that is the playground outside the Durrr Burger restaurant in Greasy Grove.

The next one is the Footprint. This one is definitely the giant dinosaur footprint, which is a part of the film set located a bit to the west of the Durrr Burger location. Just walk up the hill, and you will see the footprint on the ground. It's not hard to miss!

The last clue is the Campsite, which is located on the top of the hill to the north of Durrr Burger. This means that the Battlestar should be in the middle of the triangle, which is exactly under the hill with the campsite.

As always, you will find a patch of land with no grass, and that's where the Battlestar will be waiting for you.


That's all for the Season 4, Week 6 search challenge, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, be sure to visit the links below: 

Fortnite Map Guide: Loot Lake Chest Locations Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:21:13 -0400 Sergey_3847

Week 6 of Fortnite's Season 4 once again brings you a brand-new set of challenges. One requires you to find seven chests in Loot Lake -- one of the worst locations for such task.

But don't worry: just follow our quick guide below for all the possible chest locations in Loot Lake. For your convenience, we've included the map with exact locations, so refer to it as your main guide.

Where to Find Chests in Loot Lake

Map showing Loot Lake Chests

Obviously, the hottest spot for chests in Loot Lake is the central island with a house on top of it. There you will find at least three chests:

  • one on the bottom of the cave under the building,
  • one on the outside of the house on a small platform,
  • and one in the attic of the house.

But be very careful, since lots of people would want those chests and it's definitely going to be highly populated. So maybe you'd want to check out other, lesser known spots instead.

For example, go to the little factory area to the west of the central island, where you will find the caged area with one chest. Also, be sure to search for chests inside the factory building itself. There's usually one chest on the ground floor and another one at the top of the stairs.

Another great place to look for chests is the watchtower on the northern lake shore. And if that's not enough, you can always check out boats near islands that usually also spawn chests.


That's it for all loot chest locations in Loot Lake for this Week 6 Challenge, and for other Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny, please visit the links below:

Fortnite Leaked Skins: Flytrap, Chrome Commandos, and More! Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:21:42 -0400 Ty Arthur

There's always something new getting added to Fortnite, whether an insane guided rocket (RIP -- we miss you, old friend) or the silly Bouncer Trap that just arrived in today's v4.3 update.

The oft-neglected Save the World mode is finally getting some shiny new Commando hero skins tomorrow, along with a slew of skins and gliders for Battle Royale that haven't officially been announced but leaked thanks to some glorious data miners.

New Fortnite Skins and Heroes

The super-cool, liquid-metal Diecast Jonesy and Chromium Ramirez heroes will become available in the Save the World Event Store on June 6 at 8 p.m. ET.

Both are Commando heroes (a subset of the Soldier class), so it's likely they will have the Goin' Commando, Debilitating Shots, Easy Operation, and Frag Grenade skills.

On the Battle Royale side, unquestionably the biggest news on leaked skins is the bizarre Flytrap, who melds the superhero theme with the prehistoric connotations of Season 4.

That glider in particular is amazing to behold, although the distinctive coloration on the skin makes it seem like anyone sporting the Flytrap is going to stick out like a sore thumb and make themselves a big target.

 New Fortnite Flytrap skin and glider

Next up are the superheroine Ventura and the aerial dogfighter-themed Bomber Royale, bringing in something a little different beyond what the average player is sporting these days.

Expect these three new Fortnite Battle Royale skins to set you back 800 v-bucks (or 1,500 in the bundle versions with a glider or pickaxe).

 Ventura and Bomber Royale skins

It's currently unknown specifically when the Flytrap, Ventura, and Bomber Royale skins will become available, but they could possibly land as early as later this week when the Season 4, Week 6 challenges go live.

Finally, the Rambunctious, Laugh It Up, and Boogie Down emotes have also been discovered by intrepid data miners, which should run between 500-800 v-bucks when they finally arrive in the store.

What new skin are you most looking forward to trying out? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out our Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny:

Take to the Skies With the Fortnite Bouncer Trap Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:32:22 -0400 Ty Arthur

After the arrival of the ludicrous shopping cart push vehicle last week (you just knew this game couldn't have a normal, non-absurd vehicle, didn't you?), things are about to get even more crazy in Fortnite with the Bouncer Trap!

The sky's the limit now (literally) with a trap that will bring to mind your fondest memories of using the impulse grenade improperly to explore the air above the Battle Royale map.

This new and improved Bouncer Trap was just added in the Fortnite V4.3 content update today, which may be one of the smallest updates so far, with an extremely short patch notes list.

We've already had launching pads exactly like this in Save the World mode since the game's very earliest days, but now the Trap makes its way into Battle Royale for (presumably) a limited time to spice up solo and squad play.

Where to Find the Bouncer Trap

Bouncer Traps are a Rare-rated item drop found in stacks of three and can be picked up as randomized floor loot in any of the normal floor spawn locations, as well as in gold treasure chests, supply drops, and even supply llamas.

In other words, anywhere you normally find treasure, a stack of 3 Bouncers has a small chance of spawning. They take up an inventory slot just like any other weapon or usable item, and they are placed on the ground just like you were building a floor tile with normal resources.

Once set down, the Bouncer provides a jump boost upward (or in a cardinal direction if you placed it horizontally on a wall tile). The applications here are endless, from bouncing up and over a fortress wall to getting off a few pot shots to rapidly pushing unsuspecting enemies away from an area.

Strangely, they don't seem to have anything to do with the Season 4, Week 6 challenges, although they sure can turn a map into a wacky fun house of carnage when used in conjunction with those shopping carts.... Placing a Bouncer vertically on a wall tile and then throwing a shopping cart into the trap can lead to some seriously high-speed hijinks.

 Coming across a Bouncer Trap on the ground (thanks to DooM BigFoltz for the screenshot)

Although the regular update day has arrived, the Fortnite Season 4, Week 6 challenges haven't actually gone live yet, but as usual, they have leaked ahead of time.

These new challenges for Battle Pass holders are expected to go live shortly now that the new trap has officially arrived in the 4.3 patch:

  • Search Supply Drops (3)
  • Deal damage with Shotguns to opponents (1000)
  • Search Chests in Loot Lake (7)
  • Spray over different Carbide or Omega Posters (7)
  • Search between a Playground, Campsite, and a Footprint (1) (HARD)
  • SMG Eliminations (3) (HARD)
  • Eliminate opponents in Retail Row (3) (HARD)

The Loot Lake chests challenge should be fairly easy, as well as getting eliminations in Retail Row if you stay hidden. The others will take a bit more effort, however. Stay tuned for our full guides on searching out the hidden playground/campsite/footprint area and spraying over the Omega posters as soon as the challenges go live!

What do you think of this new version of the Bouncer Trap, and how are you going to use them to land a #1 Victory Royale win? Let us know your Bouncer strategy in the comments below, and be sure to check out our other Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny:

PUBG Corp Is Suing Epic Games for a Reason: Asian-region Dominance Thu, 31 May 2018 17:36:12 -0400 Ashley Gill

Do you know how popular PUBG actually is? A look at Steam's top games by concurrent player count is more telling than you might think.

With PUBG Corp trying to sue Epic Games in Korea, the spotlight is on the "original battle royale" game in the West once again, and it is drawing a lot of ire.

Fans of Fortnite and speculators are wondering what PUBG Corp could possibly stand to win from taking on Epic, but the writing may be on the wall for PUBG in the land where it continues to thrive most: China.

From China to Korea

As you may have guessed, those exceedingly high player numbers pictured up there are, for the most part, not based in North America or Europe. They are mostly players based in China, a country where World of Warcraft and League of Legends once reigned supreme. Today, China is PUBG Country.

According to market analyst Newzoo, over 51% of core PC gamers in China played PUBG in February 2018. To keep this in perspective, China had the biggest gaming market in the world with 565 million gamers as of 2017. That's more than the U.S. population of 325.7 million.

So what does this have to do with South Korea, the country PUBG Corp is challenging Epic Games in? Let me ask you: Would you not fight tooth and nail if you thought you were about to fall out of relevancy?

Tencent, which partnered with PUBG Corp to bring the game to the region and to publish two related mobile games, announced in April that they would be publishing Fortnite in China.

Whether or not Fortnite will be able to actually beat PUBG in China is a whole debate on its own that no one can win but time. For the first time, PUBG is going to have to put up a fight where it reigns supreme.

It's also not doing poorly in other Asian countries. In South Korea, 32% of core PC gamers played PUBG in February 2018. In Japan, 30% of the same demographic played in the same timeframe. There is no Fortnite in those regions, either.

The Domino Effect

If Epic Games gets Fortnite into South Korea, it will be the first Asian region to get the game. In theory, if one falls to Fortnite, then all shall follow.

In case you forgot, Fortnite Battle Royale took our market by storm last year. PUBG was the new hotness. It seemed everyone was playing it, and it was breaking records on Steam. PUBG was the game before Fortnite's free Battle Royale mode launched, it really was.

It didn't take long for Epic's alternative to overtake the original, partially due to the hackers rampant in PUBG and partially due to the former being free to play. A game being free goes a long ways.

One can assume the rational fear of PUBG Corp is that Fortnite, which is dominating the West, will rush in and dominate PUBG's home turf to the East. It's not an unreasonable assumption.

We see games as entertainment, but for developers and publishers, games are a source of income. Suing Epic Games to keep Fortnite out of South Korea is PUBG Corps' attempt at stalling or preventing the decline of their game where it matters most.

PUBG's Survival

It makes sense. Any market has an element of survival of the fittest, and the gaming industry is no different.

PUBG's numerous problems are no secret, from rampant cheaters to poor optimization. Its reputation for those two things transcends language. It's well-known for being unpolished and full of cheaters, the second of those two being the bigger issue and the primary knife in the game's back.

In order to succeed and survive, PUBG Corp is going to have to do a lot more than try to stall the competition. They can't expect to continue to survive off their playerbases in Asia without fixing the very problems that are putting the game in the ground elsewhere. It's likely those very problems are going to bite them once Tencent pulls the trigger on Fortnite's Chinese release.

If they can keep Fortnite out of South Korea, they have at least one country they don't have to compete with their nemesis over. It's necessary to PUBG Corp as there is a chance they will lose their hold on the number one spot in China. They need a market they can continue to hold onto -- it really seems as simple as that.

10 Best Fortnite Skins for Minecraft Fri, 01 Jun 2018 11:13:27 -0400 Sergey_3847


Leviathan Skin


The last skin on our list is a part of the Space Explorers set in Fortnite. It features an alien with a fishbowl instead of a space helmet, which is a really neat idea since you can see bubbles popping out of its mouth.


You won't see the animation in the Minecraft skin, but you can still see the bubbles and the tiny, green head inside the fishbowl.


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Hey, were you looking for some other Minecraft skins here at GameSkinny? Then check out the list of links right below:


Red Knight Skin


Here's one of the rarest skins you will ever find. It's the interpretation of one of the most short-lived outfits in Fortnite -- the Red Knight. It was specifically designed to introduce Season 2 in the early stages of the game, so you won't see this skin in Fortnite ever again.


But again, you can grab it for Minecraft and surprise all of your buddies online with it.


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Burnout Skin


Burnout is definitely one of the best-looking skins for Minecraft. It is basically a leather biker outfit with a protective helmet, which makes you look more like a spaceman in Minecraft.


In any case, the black-red coloring looks cooler than anything you've ever seen before, so jump right into this suite with the help of the link below.


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Love Ranger Skin


Love Ranger, just like the Cuddle Team Leader outfit, was released as a part of the Valentine's Day celebration. Basically, it's a Cupid with a bow that aims at the hearts of those who've fallen in love.


The Minecraft skin utilizes the trademark pink pants with golden belt, as well as a statue-like texture for the upper body.


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Rabbit Raider Skin


This rabbit came out in Fortnite just in time to commemorate the Easter celebration. It looks especially fun when equipped with grenades that look like Easter eggs.


Unfortunately, you won't get that level of detail in the Minecraft skin, but it has all the other important attributes, such as pink ears and the Easter Bunny mask.


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Tomatohead Skin


When the new location of Tomato Town appeared in Fortnite, it brought an extra-spicy outfit to the cash shop -- the Tomatohead. The outfit looked so freaky that many players immediately wanted to have it.


The Minecraft version of the skin is particularly grotesque with its bright red mask and white teeth, so it would be a good idea to wear it during Halloween as an alternative to your Skull Trooper skin.


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Skull Trooper Skin


The infamous Skull Trooper skin is traditionally available in Fortnite during the Halloween celebration, and at a quite cheap price of only 1,200 V-bucks for such a premium outfit.


But you can wear the Skull Trooper skin whenever you want in Minecraft, and the best part is that you don't have to pay anything for it. Just go ahead and download it from the link below.


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Cuddle Team Leader Skin


This outfit is exceptionally well made and strongly resembles the pink teddy bear from the TV series Breaking Bad. It first appeared in Fortnite during the Valentine's Day celebration and left an incredible impression on all players.


The Minecraft version is very precise in the rendition of the colors and the teddy bear mask, so you should wear it with pride.


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Rex Skin


The Dino Guard set of outfits in Fortnite is an homage to the Monsters Inc. animated movie by Pixar, specifically the Reptar and Boo characters. This is the male version of the outfit, which also has a female counterpart titled Tricera Ops. Both costumes are available in the Fortnite shop.


Right now, there is only the male version available in Minecraft, which looks awesome with its dinosaur head.


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Raven Skin


If you've been following the development cycle of Epic Games' titles, then you should be familiar with their now-canceled MOBA -- Paragon. In any case, this skin is based on the Revenant character from Paragon and is available in Fortnite's shop right now as a part of the Nevermore set.


The Minecraft skin incorporates the black hoody and the characteristic dark-blue armor for which the Raven outfit is known in Fortnite.


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Fortnite has one of the most exciting collections of character outfits amongst all the most popular games in the world. The new sets are being released on a regular basis, and there are so many iconic skins already available in the game.


Unsurprisingly, the Minecraft enthusiasts who also play Fortnite want to see their favorite outfits on their own characters in Minecraft. Thus the Minecraft community has created a myriad of gorgeous-looking skins from Fortnite's collections.


You can now get the best of the Fortnite skins for Minecraft right here, and have tons of fun with your friends while wearing them.

The First Fortnite Vehicle Will Be ... a Shopping Cart! Tue, 29 May 2018 14:23:15 -0400 Ty Arthur

Its been a crazy week for everyone's favorite Battle Royale game so far, with the Season 4, Week 5 challenge delayed till the 31st, the makers of PUBG officially suing Epic in Korean court, and news arriving of the first-ever Fortnite vehicle!

When it was revealed that Black Ops 4's "Blackout" mode would have land, sea, and air vehicles we should have all realized the other Battle Royale games would have to follow suit.

In typical silly fashion, Fortnite's vehicle offering is a little off the beaten path, as it will see you rolling down hills and staircases in a stolen shopping cart!

 Coming soon! 

Fortnite Shopping Cart Gameplay

The shopping cart arrives with the v3.4 update coming soon. While there hasn't been any concrete info yet, at the least I'd expect the aiming reticle to be removed or perhaps changed while in the cart, much like with the jetpack. Its also not clear yet if the Fortnite shopping cart propels itself somehow (rocket boosters maybe?) or if you actually need a second person to push you.

At this point, we would expect them to be legendary drops like the jetpack, but it seems odd that they would pop out of a chest. Maybe shopping carts appear as floor drops or are dispensed from a vending machine setup instead? Its also possible they may spawn at very specific locations to create a feeding frenzy at those spots to try to get to the shopping cart first.

Luckily, we can expect to see some Fortnite shopping cart gameplay arrive within the next day or so with full answers on all these questions. Assuming this doesn't end up being like the jetpacks that took months to come "soon," expect the shopping cart to arrive on May 31 with the delayed Week 5 challenges!

While we wait on the shopping cart, check out the other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny below:

Fortnite's Week 5 Challenges Aren't Working -- Here's Why Tue, 29 May 2018 07:03:21 -0400 Jonathan Moore

With a game as big as Fortnite, it's a sure bet things won't always go as planned. Each week for the past forever, Epic has pushed out Fortnite updates on a pretty consistent schedule. However, if you've logged in this morning, you'll notice that patch 4.3 is nowhere to be found and something's wonky with Week 5's challenges: They aren't showing up. 

More accurately, the countdown clock is stuck at zero. 

The reason is that the challenges have been delayed until May 31 at 4 a.m. EDT. Epic released a statement on the official Fortnite Twitter confirming the new launch date, but they did not say why the update had been delayed.

However, if you're looking to get a head start on some of Week 5's challenges, we've found the location of the Battle Star and have a guide on the chest locations in Dusty Divot

Be sure to stay tuned to GameSkinny for more info on Fortnite's 4.3 update and all of Season 4's challenges. Whether you're looking to complete tasks from week's past, find this Battle Royale's best weapons, or hone your skills, make sure to check out our guides catalog while you're here. 

Fortnite Treasure Map Guide: Greasy Grove Tue, 29 May 2018 06:20:57 -0400 Sergey_3847

If you want to find Fortnite's Week 5 Battle Star, then you need to follow the treasure map found in Greasy Grove. However, in order to complete this challenge quicker, you can skip this step entirely and head for the location immediately.

Follow our guide below for the exact location in this Season 4 challenge.

This Battle Star is located on the "nose" of a secret villain base located in the western part of the map. The face on the image fits perfectly with the exterior design of this secret base located on top of the mountain.

You can easily find it by going northeast of Snobby Shores, and you should see it right away (see the screenshot below for exact location).

The Battle Star may appear either on the surface of the building or right inside of it. If you can't see the star outside the base, then break down the walls and look for it in the interior part of the building.

There is something that looks like a holographic platform inside, as well as a control center. This are can also easily serve as the placeholder for this week's Battle Star.

In any case, you should be able to find it pretty easily once you get to this area of the map, so claiming your rewards for this challenge should be fairly easy. The only thing you'll have to worry about is other players hiding in nooks and crannies inside. 


That's all for this week's Season 4 treasure map challenge. For other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, check out the list below:

Fortnite Challenge Guide: Search Chests in Dusty Divot Tue, 29 May 2018 06:19:29 -0400 Sergey_3847

Fortnite's Season 4, Week 5 brings a new batch of challenges for you to complete. And although some of them may not be working as of this writing, this one seems to be -- and it involves searching seven chests at Dusty Divot (the area that replaced Dusty Depot).

If you've been playing at all, you'll know that Dusty Divot doesn't have too many chests lying around. But if you want to find all seven of them as quickly as possible, then follow our quick guide below.

Finding the Chests

You will find the first several chests inside the old Dusty Depot warehouses. Almost nobody drops there anymore, so you should find several chests untouched. Sometimes you can find another one inside the crate located under the cliff side. However, that's not always guaranteed.

You can also check out the edge of the cliff on the eastern side of the map.

However, the surest way to find chests in Dusty Divot is by looking in buildings in the middle of the crater.

The white building in the north contains one chest, and another two chests can be found inside a black building in the west. But be sure to check all of them -- sometimes chests can spawn in the most unexpected places.

For example, there are watchtowers around the facility that can also spawn chests, so if you haven't gotten all seven chests yet, then be sure to check the towers as well.

And lastly, some of the trucks outside the compound can also spawn chests, so that should be your saving grace in case you can't find enough inside Dusty Divot itself. 


Hopefully, you managed to locate all seven chests in this challenge for Season 4, Week 5, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, please visit the links below:

How to Get the Jetpack in Fortnite Tue, 22 May 2018 10:52:06 -0400 Ty Arthur

The long, agonizing wait for full flight in Fortnite is over! Announced way back in February and then put on the back burner so the developers could focus on other limited time events and items, the jetpack finally made it to Fortnite.

After the low gravity hop rocks appeared at Risky Reels and Dusty Divot at the start of Season 4, it seemed like Fortnite's jetpacks were forever forgotten. Now that they've arrived with the 4.2 update, we've got all the details on where to pick them up and how to use them!

Finding It

Legendary rarity drops like the Jetpack are a whole new class of item known as a backpack, with more types besides the jetpack due to be added in the future. While you can loot them from dead players, you won't find them as normal ground loot because they only spawn in treasure chests.

Like any other weapon or consumable healing item, the jetpack takes up an inventory slot and can be moved around or swapped out for another item. Any back bling cosmetic items you have equipped will be effectively hidden while the jetpack is equipped.

 Jetpacking over a house to get a good shot
(thanks to NoahJ456 for the screenshot)

How To Use It

To activate the Jetpack, just hit the jump button while already in mid-air. This will engage the jets and give you enhanced mobility and movement -- like an upgraded version of the hop rock.

There's a catch, though -- jetpacks don't last forever and you can't just zip around the air killing all the ants (er, players) on the ground below.

Each thrust of the jetpack has a limited duration that runs out rapidly. It lasts longer than the hop rocks, but its still a limited-time effect.

To begin the recharge, land and leave the jetpack turned off for a second or so. If you run out of charge for the jetpack altogether by using it too long, it will crumble into dust and disappear from your inventory, bringing you back bling item back into view.

While perfect for re-positioning, the jetpack is actually less about getting kills from the air than you might expect. There's one major reason for this -- you can't enter weapon targeting mode at all while the jetpack is engaged. Yep, you are firing blind.

That makes weapons like the rocket launcher or shotgun a lot more effective than the sniper rifle with the jetpack, unless you can perfectly time disengaging the jetpack, switching to your gun, and getting off a shot before you start falling (and I have no doubt some pro player will!).

 Woo-hoo, for once they weren't lying about what "coming soon" means! 

That's all you need to know for now about the new jetpack Fortnite 4.2 update! Where did you find your first jetpack, and have you pulled off any amazing mid-air kills with it yet?

Let us know your best jetpack kill story below, and if you are still looking for help to wrap up the other Season 4 challenges, check out the rest our Fortnite guides at GameSkinny below:

Fortnite Map Guide: Wailing Woods Chest Locations Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:08 -0400 Sergey_3847

Those looking to complete Season 4, Week 4 challenges in Fortnite must find seven chests within the Wailing Woods. This is a hard challenge, since Wailing Woods is not the most reliable zone for loot chest spawns.

However, you can use our quick guide below to find all the possible chest locations and get the 500 XP reward for completing this somewhat difficult challenge.

All Chest Locations in Wailing Woods

On the map above you can see the exact spawn locations of all possible chests in Wailing Woods. 

The most obvious spot for loot chests in Week 4 is in the maze located in the center of Wailing Woods. There you will find at least five chests spawning all around the construction. However, be careful, as many other players will want to land there and open chests for themselves.

This means that the best strategy would be to land somewhere on the outskirts of the region. For example, the eastern side of the woods has at least three other potential spots for loot chests. After landing there, you can carefully make your way through the woods to the center, slowly picking off enemies to nab the loot for yourself.

Another one can be located in the southwestern area, and one more can be found in the north of the woods. Even if you can't get all seven chests in the span of one game, don't worry -- you can always go back and find more chests in the following matches.


That's it for all loot chest locations in Wailing Woods for this Week 4 Challenge, and for other Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny, please visit the links below:

Fortnite Challenge Guide: Search Between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:16 -0400 Sergey_3847

Every week brings new challenges to Fortnite's Battle Royale mode. One of the tougher challenges in Week 4 is to find a Battlestar between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter.

If you want to know how to locate the Battlestar before anyone else, then follow our quick guide below, which is complete with a handy map. Just be careful: there are sure to be other players landing nearby going for the same prize. 

Where to Find Week 4's Battlestar

Fortnite's Season 4, Week 4 Battlestar Location on the Game's Map

All three challenge objects can be found in Moisty Mire, located in the southeastern part of the island. The Bench resides on the bank of a small river under the lantern.

The Ice Cream Truck can be seen on one of the small islands to the east from the Bench. And the Helicopter is set against a green screen on the opposite side of the river from where you spotted the Bench earlier.

The Battlestar will appear on a small patch of land between those three spots (see the screenshot above for exact map location). It's right under a big tree on a patch of land with no grass.

In order to claim your prize, just walk up to the Battlestar and interact with it. As a result, the Search between a Bench, Ice Cream Truck, and a Helicopter challenge will be completed.


That's all for the Season 4, Week 4 search challenge, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, be sure to visit the links below: