Fortnite Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Fortnite Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Is Fortnite Creative 2.0 (UEFN) Available on Console? Wed, 22 Mar 2023 18:23:01 -0400 Miguel Burkett

The release of Fortnite Creative 2.0 marks an exciting moment for both players and creators, and some are wondering if it's available on console. Dubbed UEFN, Unreal Editor for Fortnite brings the engine's powerful capabilities to the popular Battle Royale creation mode, totally improving the state of the game's popular creative suite. 

With new assets and abilities comes new excitement, and on top of UEFN's developer tools, the improved mode gives players the chance to experience the areas they build seamlessly. But is Creative 2.0 on console? 

Fortnite Creative 2.0: Is it on Console?

The short answer is, no; Fortnite Creative 2.0 is not on PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch consoles, nor is it available on mobile devices. Currently, there have been no announcements or hints regarding the potential of UEFN coming to console either. This new mode is only available on PC. 

The good news, of course, is that the regular Creative Mode is still available for console players in the meantime. It's possible that Epic will eventually move the Creative 2.0 mode over to consoles in the future; some in the community are already talking about getting UEFN up and running on various platforms beyond PC. We'll just have to wait and see. 

As it stands, that's the answer to whether or not Fortnite Creative 2.0 is available on console. For those able to access UEFN on PC, there are currently three Unreal islands to experience, with more already being created. Some are already working on recreating the original map. 

Fortnite Encrypted Cipher Quest Solutions and Locations Thu, 02 Mar 2023 22:45:16 -0500 Miguel Burkett

Fortnite Encrypted Cipher Quests aren't as easy as their Unencrypted counterparts. They're found in specific locations and have specific solutions, both of which you'll need to know if you want to get their rewards. There are currently four quests to complete. 

As the end of Chapter 4: Season 1 approaches, Fortnite will be adding more of these quests until March 8, 2023. We've also made a guide for the Unencrypted Cipher Quests if you're looking for those.

All Fortnite Encrypted Cipher Quests

Stage One Encrypted Cipher Quest

  • Location: Anvil Square.

For this one, go to Anvil Square and head to the garage in the east. Look for a misplaced locker; destroy it and head into the revealed basement. Go to the table in the basement and interact with the item on it to complete the first Encrypted Cipher stage. 

Stage Two Encrypted Cipher Quest

  • Location: Faulty Splits.

Stage Two is actually a bit simpler. This Encrypted Cipher Quest brings you to Faulty Splits and the bowling alley. Go inside, and put a spray on the floor of the bowling alley. 

Stage Three Encrypted Cipher Quest

  • Location: Lonley Labs.

Moving on to Encrypted Cipher Stage 3, head over to the Lonely Labs and check the shipping containers around the mounds of snow. Inside one of these containers, you’ll find a set of stairs that lead to a basement. Interact with the computers you find below.

Stage Four Encrypted Cipher Quest

  • Location: Shattered Slabs.

For Encrypted Cipher Stage 4, go to Shattered Slabs. Go to the northwestern area where there are straight slabs of stone. Look around for a spot in the ground that has an orange hue, then dig with your pickaxe to reveal an arcade machine, thus completing Encrypted Cipher Stage 4.

Those are the Fortnite Encrypted Cipher Quest solutions and locations for now. Remember: these quests continue until March 8, 2023, and there will be more added, so keep checking back for updates on the rest of the quests that come along. For more Fortnite tips, check out our guides page.

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Fortnite: How to Complete Unencrypted Cipher Quests Guide Thu, 02 Mar 2023 22:21:54 -0500 Miguel Burkett

Fortnite Cipher Quests will help you earn more XP as Chapter 4: Season 1 wraps up. But to do so, you'll need to know what they are and their requirements. We've collected a full list below. 

Cipher Quests grant you XP and other various rewards after completing them. Whereas the Encrypted Cipher Quests are a bit harder to figure out, the Unencrypted Cipher Quests are much simpler to complete, though they are a bit grindy.

Check out our solutions on the Encrypted Cipher Quests here if you're looking for those. 

All Fortnite Unencrypted Cipher Quests

There's a long list of quests to complete. However, most are easy to do and come naturally from regular gameplay. 

  • Visit Bastion Outposts (3)
  • Collect ammo from chests (100)
  • Upgrade vehicles with Off-Road Tires or Cow Catchers (3)
  • Hit opponents with ranged weapons from 75 meters or more (5)
  • Get eliminations with a weapon of Uncommon rarity or higher (3)
  • Get eliminations with a weapon of Rare rarity or higher (3)
  • Get eliminations with a weapon of Epic rarity or higher (3)
  • Get eliminations with a weapon of Legendary Rarity or higher (3)
  • Damage opponents with the Infantry Rifle or the Six Shooter (300)
  • Damage opponents with the Infantry Rifle or the Six Shooter (1000) 
  • Damage opponents with the Infantry Rifle or the Six Shooter (2000)
  • Damage opponents with the Infantry Rifle or the Six Shooter (3500)
  • Mark targets with the Falcon Scout (3)
  • Drive a vehicle in different named locations (5)
  • Deal explosive damage to enemy players (250)
  • Collect bars from eliminated players (50)
  • Complete bounties (3)
  • Purchase items from a character or Vending Machine (5)
  • Reroll Augments (3)
  • Place recruitment posters (4)
  • Spend bars (250)
  • Spend bars (750)
  • Spend bars (2500)
  • Spend bars (5000)
  • Gain shields (150)
  • Destroy objects while in a vehicle (45)
  • Deal damage to players with assault rifles (500)
  • Outlast Opponents (50) 
  • Outlast Opponents (150)
  • Outlast Opponents (300)
  • Outlast Opponents (500)

Cipher Quest Rewards

Completing these Cipher Quests grants you plenty of XP, but you can earn other rewards as well. Rewards from completing these quests requires you to complete a certain number of quests. The rewards we know that can be earned so far are listed below.

  • Circuitry Wrap: Complete 3 encrypted Cipher Quests.
  • Distant Roar Spray: Complete a specific encrypted Cipher Quest.
  • Keep the Peace Spray: Complete 7 unencrypted Cipher Quests.
  • Order Up Loading Screen: Complete 15 unencrypted Cipher Quests.
  • Deciphered Emoticon: Complete 24 unencrypted Cipher Quests.

That's how to complete the Fortnite Cipher Quests as the end of Chapter 4: Season 1 approaches. They are available until March 10, 2023, so make sure to jump in and complete them. We have more Fortnite tips here.

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Fortnite: How to Find Ace's Exotic Vending Machine Locations Tue, 28 Feb 2023 15:15:18 -0500 Miguel Burkett

Looking for better weapons in Fortnite? You can buy plenty of useful items from Ace’s Exotics and Armory Vending Machines. These are newly introduced shops of sorts that replace the usual machines in the Battle Royale’s Most Wanted event. 

Ace’s Exotics even come with their own mission for the event, which is to buy 10 items from these machines. They're actually pretty simple to find, though the exotic machines are slightly more difficult. 

Where are Ace’s Exotics Armory Vending Machines in Fortnite? -- Answered

The Fortnite map is large, but you'll usually find Ace's Exotics and Armory Vending Machines in named places like Faulty Splits, Brutal bastion, and Anvil Square. You'll typically find one of the Exotics or Armory machines here.

The main thing that makes the exotics harder to find in comparison to the Armories is that the Exotics Vending Machine locations change with every match.

With that in mind, the best thing to do is to travel to named areas and hope you get lucky enough to find one. Although it’s random, we’ve noticed higher odds with Vending Machines near Shattered Slabs and Faulty Splits. Even if you don’t find an Exotic Vending Vachine, you’ll undoubtedly come across one of Ace’s Armories.

This is great because you can use the gold bars you’ve been earning to purchase items and put them toward the Most Wanted mission. It’s important to note that buying bullets doesn't count toward the 10 items needed to complete the mission.

And that's how to find Ace's Exotics and Armory Vending Machines in Fortnite. If you’re looking for more tips on Fortnite, give our guides page a gander.

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Fortnite: How to Play the Battle Royal Game on iPhone Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:57:41 -0500 Miguel Burkett

Figuring out how to play Fortnite on iPhone isn't exactly an easy task in 2023. That's because the popular Battle Royale game was removed from iOS and the App Store in 2022 for legal reasons. Though Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney tweeted in late 2022 that the game would return "next year on iOS," it has yet to return to the Apple Store as of February 28, 2023. 

However, this does not have to stop you from getting your Fortnite fix on iOS. There is another way to get your fix.

How to Play Fortnite on iOS with Xbox Cloud Gaming

To play Fortnite on iOS via Xbox Cloud Gaming, simply head to the Cloud Gaming homepage here. If you already have a Microsoft account, go ahead and log in. If not, you’ll want to make one here. Note that you only need to have a Microsoft account to play Fortnite. Gamepass Ultimate is not required.

The same goes for an Epic Games account, so you can keep your saved data across devices. If you already have an account but perhaps want to change your name, we have a guide for that here

After logging into your Xbox Cloud Gaming, select Fortnite from the list of games and play. You’ll have to use the controller scheme on the screen instead of the mobile controls. If that isn’t to your liking, you can potentially use a controller compatible with mobile devices, such as the Rotor Riot Controller.

How to Play Fortnite on iOS with GeForce Now

If you’d rather use GeForce Now, the setup is still somewhat similar. Head over to, and log in if you have an account. If not, you can make one. Once again, you don't need to pay for an account to play Fortnite for free.

However, the main issue with using GeForce Now is that cloud gaming sessions are broken into 1-hour chunks. If that doesn't bother you, play away because there isn't a limit to how many 1-hour chunks you use. Just be sure that the controller you’re trying to use is compatible with whichever service you’re using.

The best part of playing Fortnite on iPhone through cloud services is that the game will always be up to date. So as long as you have a great internet connection, you can enjoy Fortnite with your friends and peers right on your iOS device. If you’d like more information about Fortnite, check out our guides page.

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Fortnite Heat Guide: How to Get Heat, Its Uses, and Perks Tue, 28 Feb 2023 09:59:16 -0500 Miguel Burkett

As a part of the Most Wanted event, Fornite has kept the Heat mechanic in the Battle Royale. With it, you can earn cool effects that can change the tides in your average match.

As your rank rises, you get perks like regenerating health. However, you'll also get a lot of attention from other players. This adds a spin to the usual gameplay but also makes it more fun.

Heat can be a little confusing, though, because the game doesn't provide much explanation on how it works, only putting flame icons int he top left corner of the screen. With that in mind, here’s how to use and get heat in Fortnite.

How to Gain Heat in Fortnite

There are many sources of Heat in Fortnite. There are several interactables and actions you can do that subtly increase the gauge in the top left. One of the most obvious ways of increasing Heat is by killing other players and battling Cold-Blooded Goons littered around the map.

There are more quiet ways that generate Heat as well, like opening certain chests and vaults that you find around the map. The chests give off a gold aura and the vaults can be unlocked with the keycard you earn from beating Cold-Blooded bosses.

On top of that, you can increase your rank by using Burner Payphones and paying 500 gold bars. These phones become easier to see on your map as you get closer to them.

What Do Heat Levels in Fortnite Mean? -- Perks and Benefits

Here are the perks and benefits you gain from each heat level earned:

  • Level 1: Enemies killed grant more gold bars for pickup.
  • Level 2: Gain the ability to regenerate 100 health when out of combat with an added 15% movement speed buff.
  • Level 3: Regen 100 health and 50 shields out of combat and a 20% movement speed buff.
  • Level 4: Regen 100 health and shields out of combat and a 25% movement speed buff.

After filling your first flame, the Heat perks start to kick in. Use these perks to gain more gold, which can be used to buy weapons and services from various NPCs. Then use the new goods on your enemies to keep raking in more infamy.

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It’s important to keep in mind how much Heat you have, though. As your infamy level increases, so does the amount of attention you call to yourself. This makes you more visible on the map and means Cold-Blooded Goons will hunt you down as well. On the other hand, these are great battle opportunities to increase your ranking even more.

That's what you need to know about gaining Heat and what it does in Fortnite. If you’re looking for more Fortnite guides, check out our game page. Good luck in BR!

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When Does Creative XP Reset in Fortnite? Fri, 24 Feb 2023 12:03:14 -0500 Miguel Burkett

You get Creative XP in Fortnite when playing Creative Mode, and it's gotten both actively and passively. Epic has been cracking down on players using the AFK method, but it's still easy enough to get through daily challenges and playing Creative Mode even if XP tapers off. If you're trying to get XP in Creative Mode, though, you may be wondering when Creative XP resets in Fortnite.

Fortnite Creative XP Reset Time

Since XP gains from performing the same actions reduces over time, it's not necessarily conducive to leveling to keep playing through the day if you're main goal is to get Creative XP. Changing your name to dodge Epic's crackdown on the AFK method won't help you either.

When XP starts to taper off the best thing to do is to wait it out as the amount of XP slowly starts to increase again, specifically when the Creative XP reset timer hits. Once the reset timer ticks over, your XP gains reset to full.

So when does Creative XP reset in Fortnite? At the time of writing, Creative XP resets in Fortnite daily at 9PM EST. This is also the reset timer for the daily challenges, XP you can gain from maps, and what's available in the shop.

If you don't feel like waiting the timer out, there are still ways to gain plenty of Creative XP in any of the maps like, “707 Death Run,” and “Parkour Fun Run.” But maybe it's better to just wait. If you’re looking for more tips, check out our other Fortnite guides.

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Fortnite: How to Change Your Display Name Wed, 22 Feb 2023 14:16:57 -0500 Kim Berglin

If you're a Fortnite player, you may want to change your display name for various reasons. It could be because you're tired of your old name, or maybe you came up with something way cooler since you first started playing. I know I’ve changed names plenty of times over the years. Whatever the reason, changing your display name is a quick and easy process that can be done in a few simple steps. 

In this guide, we'll walk you through how to change your display name in Fortnite., which is just as easy as activating two-factor authentication (2FA). But before we start, ensure that your email address is verified on your EGS account. You’ll see a yellow notification at the top of the page if you have completed the verification process yet.

Step 1: Log Into Your Epic Games Account 

To change your display name, you'll need to log in to your Epic Games account. If you're not already logged in, this is the step where you enter your email and password to access your account.

Step 2: Select "Account" 

Once you're logged in, click on your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen and select "Account" from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Click on "Account Info" 

This should be the first default tab you see, but if it isn’t, click on "Personal Info," and you'll see "Account Info." Click on “Edit” (the blue square with a pen inside) next to your current display name.

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Step 5: Enter Your New Display Name 

Once you click "Edit," you'll be prompted to enter your new display name. Enter your new, awesome name and click on "Save Changes."

And that's it! Note that the above steps will only change your display name on the PC version. In order to change the display name in Fortnite on consoles, you have to change your Xbox Gamer Tag or PSN Online ID.

And with that, you've changed your Fortnite display name. Keep in mind that you can only change your display name once every two weeks, so make sure you choose a name you're happy with. For more, check out our other Fortnite guides.

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Fortnite: How to Enable 2FA and Protect Your Account Wed, 22 Feb 2023 13:35:05 -0500 Kim Berglin

Fortnite 2FA (two-factor authentication) is important to keeping your account secure. As one of the biggest battle royales in the world, millions of players vie for Chicken Dinners every day, and the game is an obvious target for hackers and other malefactors. That means protecting your account with a strong password is only one part of the equation. But how do you enable 2FA in Fortnite?

In this guide, we'll outline how to enable Fortnite 2FA, so you can play without worrying about losing your account to a random grinch. And don't worry: enabling Fortnite two-factor authentication is free. And it's just as easy as changing your display name.

How to Get Fortnite Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Step 1: Log in to your Epic Games Account

The first step to enabling 2FA is logging in to your Epic Games account. If you don't have an account, you can create one by going to the Epic Games website and clicking the "Sign Up" button.

Once logged in, click on your username in the top right-hand corner of the page, and then click on "Account" from the drop-down menu.

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Step 2: Go to your Account Settings 

On your account page, click on the "Password & Security" tab on the left side of the page. Unsurprisingly, this is also where you can change your password if you don't enable 2FA.

Step 3: Navigate to the Security Tab 

Scroll down until you see the "Two-Factor Authentication" section. This is where you can set up 2FA for your account.

Step 4: Enable Two-Factor Authentication 

Select either the "Authenticator App", "Email Authentication", or "SMS Authentication" options. 

Authenticator App Option

If you choose the "Authenticator App" option, you must download an authentication app like Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator to your mobile phone. The app will generate a code you'll need to enter in addition to your password when you log in to your Fortnite account. 

Email Authentication Option

If you choose the "Email Authentication" option, a code will be sent to your email address that you'll need to enter in addition to your password when you log in to your Fortnite account.

SMS Authentication Option

If you choose the "SMS Authentication" option, you can use your phone as your 2FA when you sign in. You’ll receive a security code via SMS message.

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Once you've selected your preferred 2FA method and activated it, you're done. Congratulations, you've successfully enabled two-factor authentication in Fortnite!

Enabling Fortnite 2FA is a quick way to keep your account safe from bots or anyone else trying to access your account information. Following the steps outlined in this guide, you no longer have to worry. For more Fortnite content, head over to our Fortnite guides page here.

How to Play Split Screen in Fortnite on PS4 and Xbox One Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:39:08 -0500 Serhii Patskan

Epic Games has recently implemented Fortnite split screen on PS4 and Xbox One. The new feature allows two players to play on the same console with two controllers. It's a similar setup to Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Resident Evil 6, and several games in the Call of Duty franchise. 

Unfortunately, being able to play with friends using split screen isn't available on every platform. Fortnite's split screen feature isn't available on PC, Nintendo Switch, or mobile (of course). 

How to do Split Screen in Fortnite

Step 1: Make a Second Account on Your Console

Before connecting a second controller, make sure that you have more than one account available on your console. If you have only one account, then split screen won't work.

Here's how you can create a new account on PS4:

  1. Press the Power button
  2. Select Switch User
  3. Choose New User
  4. Enter any name and password
  5. Confirm new user

Here's how you can create a new account on Xbox One:

  1. Press the user profile icon in the top left corner of your console's main menu
  2. Select Add New
  3. Choose Get a New e-mail Address
  4. Enter any other e-mail address and confirm
  5. Enter any name and password
  6. Enter your log-in name
  7. Confirm the terms of use
Step 2: Connect a Second Controller

After you've created a new account, you can connect a second controller to your console. We assume you already know how to do this. 

Step 3: Enter the Lobby

When you enter the Fortnite lobby, you will see a hint at the bottom of the screen suggesting that you connect another player to your game by pressing "X" on PS4 and "A" on Xbox One.

When you press the correct button, Fortnite will ask you to log-in as another user. Now select the new account you created prior to this step.

Another player should now appear in the lobby. You may press "X" on PS4 and "A" on Xbox One if you want to give another player control of the menu, the landing target, and cosmetics.


That's it on how to do split screen in Fortnite on PS4 and Xbox One. For more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

Fortnite Flaming Rings: Drive a Motorboat Through Flaming Rings Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:55:11 -0400 Jason Coles

Finding the Fortnite flaming rings can be a pain. They're an important part of this week's challenges though. So it's a pain you're going to have to grin and bear it if you want to complete all of them and continue on your path to the top of the Battle Pass. 

Of course, finding them isn't the whole story here. You actually need to find them and then jump through them in a motorboat. It's all very Avatar, what with combining the elements into something more impressive altogether. 

You actually need to do this three times and through three different Fortnite flaming rings. This can be done across the course of several matches though. That being said, it's easier to keep track of which ones you've done if you can manage to find a good route and get all three done in one go. 

As ever, your best bet for completing this challenge is to head into the Team Rumble mode. The respawning and slightly less chaotic early stages make for the best possible conditions when trying to complete any challenge that isn't simply killing off other players. 

Where are the Fortnite Flaming Rings?

There are several flaming rings dotted around the southern half of the map. The key thing to remember is that they're all above water, and you'll need to make keen use of your boost if you want to hit them.

The most efficient way of doing things is to head to the center of the island and then head south along the river. You'll come across two rings before you find yourself in a lake that has two islands. Head west of this lake and you'll see another one just waiting to be jumped through. 

Of course, you could always find your own way by looking at the map below, but it's always good to have some knowledge in case images aren't working for you. 

Fortnite Flaming Rings map locations in Chapter 2.

Once you've performed this daring stunt three times, you should have completed the challenge. Then you can move on with your life, maybe finish some of the other challenges Fortnite has on offer this week. 

Actually, if you've yet to fight off the Storm King, then you'll find it easy to do with this article right here. Oh, and if you've yet to find the Ghost Town for one of the other Fortnitemares challenges, then we've got the cure-all for your worries in this guide here

From Fortnite flaming rings to an entire Chapter 2 weapons stat sheet, we're constantly updating our Fortnite guides. Be sure to check them out over on our Fortnite guides hub

How to Beat Storm King in Fortnite Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:27:40 -0400 Jason Coles

Fortnite's Fortnitemares Storm King is a mighty foe; it's the kind you would typically find at the end of a massive JRPG or MMO raid instead of within a battle royale game. Nevertheless, here we are. And you're going to need to know how to beat Storm King and render him disabled. 

This is one of the challenges available in the Fortnitemares Limited Time Event. It's technically the last challenge on the list, but you can jump into the fray whenever you feel like it. 

In the strategy guide below, we show you where Storm King is, as well as how to beat him and what to expect from his phases. If you want to see the other challenges in the Fortnitemares event, alongside their rewards, be sure to head over to this guide

Where is Storm King in Fortnite?

There are technically two challenges relating to this demonic being. The first one is to deal a whopping 10,000 damage to his weak points, while the second is to defeat him

You can get involved with this fight by selecting it as a mode from within the battle royale portion of Fortnite. Once you have, simply select play and you'll be joined by three other players in your squad, as well as a bunch of others hoping to best the Storm King. 

You'll be dropped near the center of the map, and you'll actually be fighting the Fortnite Storm King on the small island at the very center. As you glide in, keep an eye out for loot llamas stuck in the trees in the area around the small island and then check the chests that are on the island itself. 

The fight goes through a few different phases, so it's important to know what to do during each one. 

Fortnite map showing the location of The Storm King

How to Beat Storm King in Fortnite

Storm King Phase 1

The first phase that will occur is the Weakpoints phase. This is where you'll have to shoot at glowing spots on the Storm King's body in order to make him vulnerable. 

Once you've destroyed the first weakpoint, crystals will spawn on the map. These will spawn zombies constantly, and it's worth focusing your attention and firepower on them until they're destroyed. Otherwise, you'll get overwhelmed. 

It's worth noting that the zombies are an excellent source of loot. You can get ammo, new guns, healing items, and even the occasional turret by defeating them. So keep that in mind if you're running low on anything at all. 

Storm King Phase 2

Once you've done this three times, you'll have the chance to attack one of the Storm King Horns. If you can destroy it, then you'll be able to move straight onto attacking the second horn. However, it's much more likely that you'll have to go through the weakpoint cycle a few times to destroy both of the Storm King Horns. 

Storm King Phase 3

Once you've done so, you'll be able to destroy the Storm King for real. His entire body will now be vulnerable. You should have been able to collect a turret by this point, so build up some platforms away from other people and lay down the turret.

This will allow you to dole out a huge amount of damage without expending ammo. Just be on the lookout for his directed attacks, as he can wipe you out in one or two hits if he wants to. 

Once you've destroyed him, you'll have accomplished the challenge of killing him, though you may need another round or two to finish the weakpoints challenge. You should have also netted yourself a lot of experience on the way, so congratulations!


That's all you need to know about finding the Storm King in Fortnite, completing the Stork King weakpoints challenge, and defeating the Storm King. For more Fortnite tips, tricks, and strategies, be sure to head over to our Fortnite guides hub

We're currently tweaking old guides with new information, as well as creating brand new content for Fortnite Chapter 2. 

Fortnite Ghost Town Location Guide: How to Find the Haunted House Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:55:47 -0400 Jason Coles

Trying to find the location of Fortnite's Ghost Town for Halloween's Fortnitemares challenges would be tricky if it wasn't for the excellent resources available to you. One of those excellent resources is us, of course. If you're here, you already know that we want to help you find it and destroy that haunted house furniture. 

Finding the Fortnite Ghost Town is a big part of this year's Fortnitemares Limited Time Event. This is a special one designed to help players get into the right frame of mind for the best holiday of the year; Halloween. Yeah, I said it, the best holiday. Don't @ me. 

Anyway, the challenges this year include a handful of mostly-easy trials, all of which you can see right here.  However, we're focusing on Challenge Number 3 and, specifically, the ghost town. Or, as some call it, the haunted house.  

Fortnite Ghost Town Location (a.k.a. The Haunted House)

The ghost town isn't a named place. Rather, it's a landmark, which can make it a little harder to find than most other challenges. Further, it's not really a town so much as it's a house.

We've marked it on the map below, but if you can't see the map for reasons only known to how the internet works, here's what you need to do:

  1. Head to the northeast of the island 
  2. Go to where the ocean splits the earth into a V
  3. Head to the northernmost point of the left-hand side of the V 
  4. Get spooked by the Ghost Town

Fortnite Ghost Town Location map for Fortnitemares limited time event.

If you need more guidance, it's just to the northwest of Steamy Stacks and can be seen as a little house on top of a hill. It's full of fog machines, gargoyles, and even haunted furniture. This makes it a good place to tick off the first challenge: Destroy haunted household furniture (5x). 

Where to Search a Chest in a Ghost Town

You'll need to search a chest while in the Ghost Town as well, so be sure to check the house thoroughly. You'll usually do well to check the upper floors and even the attic space if you want a sure thing.

Once you've actually opened the chest, then this part of the challenge will be over. It's all with the aim of getting the rather cool Umbrella at the end of the road. Of course, the challenges also net you a host of other rewards, too, so don't miss out on the easy level-ups that they offer. 

Now that you've found the Fortnite Ghost Town (it's more like a Ghost House) you should be getting closer to your goal of finishing off the Fortnitemares challenge set. 


That's all you need to know about finding the Fortnite Ghost Town location in Chapter 2. For more tips, tricks, and strategies, be sure to head over to our Fortnite guides page, which we're currently updating and adding to as more content comes out for Chapter 2. 

Fortnite Fortnitemares Challenges and Rewards Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:10:43 -0400 GS_Staff

It's Halloween week, and Fortnite's Fortnitemares seasonal event is now live. As with any weekly update, there are brand new challenges to complete, though these are a lot spookier than the ones we see on a regular basis. 

From destroying haunted furniture to finding scary locales on the Fortnite map and defeating the frightening Storm King, these challenges will send a chill up your spine faster than a bump in the night. 

You'll find two lists below: one has all of the limited event's challenges, while the other has all of the limited event's rewards. Numbers in parentheses denote how many times you have to perform each challenge. Or, in terms of the Storm King, they show how many times you have to hit its weak points. 

Fortnite Fortnitemares Challenges

  • Destroy haunted household furniture (5x)
  • Leap from a Hideout within 20 meters of an opponent (1x)
  • Search a chest in a haunted forest, ghost town, and spooky farm (1x each)
  • Deal damage to Storm King weak points (10,000x)
  • Revive teammates while battling the Storm King (3x)
  • Defeat the Storm King (1x)

Stay tuned for our guide on how to best defeat the Storm King quickly to complete the above challenges. 

Fortnite Fortnitemares Rewards

  • Fortnitemares loading screen: complete all challenges
  • Storm King spray: complete "deal damage to Storm King weak points" challenge
  • Storm King banner token: complete "revive teammates while battling Storm King" challenge
  • New Fortnitemares umbrella: complete "defeat the Storm King" challenge


That's it for this list of Fortnite Fortnitemares challenges and rewards. None of these are too hard to complete, except for maybe defeating the Storm King. Though we're sure you can certainly do that fairly quickly with a group of friends. 

For more on Fortnite Chapter 2, be sure to head over to our Fortnite guides page. We're in the process of tweaking old guides and adding new ones all the time. 

Fortnite: Summit the Highest Mountain With the Journey Outfit Fri, 25 Oct 2019 10:51:44 -0400 GS_Staff

Fortnite's Season 1, Week 3 challenges include a ton of different tasks. One of them requires you summit the highest mountain in the game with Journey Outfit. Thankfully, the highest mountain isn't all that difficult to find. In fact, you may have already come close to the summit when completing this week's dance challenge

Below, we've included the mountain's location, as well as a map leading you directly to it so you can quickly complete the Alter Ego quest challenge. We've also included how to get the Journey Outfit if you haven't already done so. 

How to Summit the Highest Mountain in Fortnite

The highest mountain in Fortnite is located in the southeastern portion of the map. In fact, it's very, very close to the Weather Station, in the snowy portion outlined in the map below. 

If you land at the Weather Station, the mountain is directly to the left of the Weather Station

For another frame of reference, it's the snowy mountains to the southeast of Retail Row and east of Misty Meadows. If you zoom in on the map in-game, it's along the black part of the mountain range that snakes down toward the southern coastline. 

You'll complete the challenge as soon as you touch down on the mountain, as long as you're wearing the Journey Outfit when you do so. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 map showing the location of the highest mountain summit.

How to Get the Journey Outfit in Fortnite

The Journey vs Hazard outfit is even easier to get than the challenge above is to complete. Why? Because you get the Journey Outfit as part of the Season 1 Battle Pass. You unlock a variant of the outfit after you complete the Alter Ego challenge. 

Simply put this outfit on before you hop into a match, and the challenge will complete when you land on the summit of the mountain. 

The premium version of the Season 1 Battle Pass costs $9.50 (950 V-Bucks). There is also a version that costs $28 (2,800 V-Bucks) and lets you unlock the first 25 tiers of the pass. There are 100 total tiers. 


That's all you need to know about how to summit the highest mountain in Fortnite to complete the Alter Ego quest mission. Be sure to check out our other Fortnite guides, many of which we're currently updating for Chapter 2. There are, of course, more Chapter 2 guides coming as well. 

Stay tuned. 

Fortnite Dance Locations: Compact Cars, Lockie's Lighthouse, Weather Station Thu, 24 Oct 2019 18:16:22 -0400 GS_Staff

Fortnite Chapter 2 is already in its third week. That means two things: time flies and brand new challenges are awaiting you on the Fortnite map. Dubbed Forged in Slurp by Epic, this week's challenges unsurprisingly including dancing. Specifically, you need to dance at three locations: Compact Cars, Lockie's Lighthouse, and Weather Station

In the guide below, we answer the question: "Where is Compact Cars, Luckies Lighthouse, and Weather Station?". We lay out exactly where you need to dance to complete this part of the Forged in Slurp challenges for Season 1, Week 3. We've even included a map for easy reference.

We'll look at each location starting in the north and moving south. Completing this week's dance challenges will net you 14,000 XP. 

Fortnite Dance Locations Season 1, Week 3

Fortnite map showing dance challenge locations for Compact Cars, Luckie's Lighthouse, and Weather Station.

Dance at Luckie's Lighthouse

This dance location can be found in the northwestern part of the map. It's near Pleasent Park and can be found along the coast. You really can't miss the lighthouse: it's big, it's red, and it's right at the edge of the water. 

Just go up to the lighthouse and start dancing to get credit for this one. 

Dance at Compact Cars

This location can be found near the eastern edge of the map. Simply go to the river near Frenzy Farm and Dirty Docks. You're looking for a scrapyard full of stacked cars and a crane. 

Dance anywhere in the junkyard, and you're good to go. 

Dance at Weather Station

If you've ever seen a spy movie or played the Just Cause series, you know that the weather station is up in the mountains. It always is.

You can find this one high up in the snow-covered mountains in the southeastern portion of the Fortnite map. Dropping in, it's the aluminum station with radar dishes on top of it. Next to it is a clapboard house. 

Dance anywhere here to get credit. 


That's all you need to know about Fortnite dance locations for Season 1, Week 3. Luckily, Compact Cars, Luckie's Lighthouse, and the Weather Station are all easy landmarks to find. 

Of course, you don't have to dance at all three of these locations in a single game to get credit. You can do so in three separate games if you want. It still counts. 

For more on Fortnite Chapter 2, be sure to check out our growing Fortnite guides page, where you can find other articles, such as: 

How to Get the Golden Fish in Fortnite Chapter 2 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:49:17 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Have you heard the story of the mythic goldfish in Fortnite Chapter 2? Well, it looks like some patient players have been able to get this unusual creature-trophy-weapon by simply fishing for it.

This is the only fish in Fortnite that deals damage, since all other types of fish are basically just healing items.

What is Fortnite's Mythic Goldfish?

The mythic goldfish is currently the rarest item in Fortnite, and, like other fish, you can catch it by simply fishing. However, it takes a long time to catch since it's so rare.

But this is not the only way to nab the elusive creature: some players report that you can simply find it randomly on the ground.

There is no mathematical way to predict your chances of catching the goldfish, but you can be sure that it's gated by hefty RNG. Many players have reported that they tried to catch the slippery fish for hours without a single bite. 

According to early leaks, this throwable mythic goldfish was initially meant to deal 90 points of damage, but in practice, it does 200 points of damage. That means the fish can insta-kill any player — even with full armor and health.

Best Way to Get the Mythic Goldfish

It is possible that Epic Games doesn't want too many players catching the golden fish. So most likely, you will only waste time by fishing for it.

However, there is one bypass you can use to get the fish. You need to find a player that owns one and make them throw the fish at you. If you somehow survive the hit or manage to dodge it, then you can immediately pick up the fish from the ground — and it's all yours.

That's really the only way of getting it for sure, well, outside of hours of fishing. 

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Best Landing Spots in Fortnite Chapter 2 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:38:23 -0400 Ty Arthur

With massive changes recently arriving to the battle royale map, it's time to reassess our landing options and take another look at the absolute best landing sites for Fortnite Chapter 2!

I was a huge fan of Anarchy Acres as the best spot before it got hit by a missile, but with the Fortnite map now completely revamped, all the previous best sites are either gone or drastically altered.

Below, we cover our top 5 best Fortnite landing spots for Chapter 2. For a quick overview, just check out the numbered locations on the map below, or scroll down for more detailed info on why these are the most advantageous sites to land.

Map of best landing spots in Fortnite Chapter 2

What exactly are you looking for in the best landing site? Obviously, you want locations with easy access to loot, vehicles, or upgrade benches  but don't discount actual geography.

Landing on high ground with a clear line of sight into an area of heavy traffic can net you significantly more kills than landing straight in an area with more loot. Keep in mind the direction of the battle bus and the likelihood of landing in a heavily contested area, as it's often better to land somewhere without a bunch of competition in the early part of a match.

Best Landing Spot 1: Fishing Village

If the battle bus is traveling east to west across the middle of the map, this is an excellent place to land, since most people will be headed for Slurpy Swamp or the upgrade bench in the buildings to the east. By hitting this little peninsula in the southwest corner, you'll have good cover with trees, as well as a few houses to loot.

At most, you can probably only expect one or two other people to be competing for resources here, so keep an eye on where anyone else is landing to get the upper hand and clear the area before moving inland. If it seems like a lot of people hit Slurpy Swamp when you drop, you may want to build defenses here and take them all out as they move east away from the storm for early kills!

Best Landing Spot 2: E.G.O. Science Station

Located right on the beach, this science station/water purification center is an excellent spot to pick because it's easy to lose a pursuer in here if someone else also lands nearby.

Besides the abundance of loot inside, you can usually find shield potions on the ground near the parking spots outside. If you like to take enemies out from a distance, you have a great view of the water to the west to snipe anyone who goes for a boat, and easy access to head east and take out players still looting Pleasant Park.

Best Landing Spot 3: The Orchard

The little raceway with lawn chairs just north of the Orchard is actually the best spot to land, but if someone else is already heading there, just go straight into the Orchard itself so you can grab some loot inside a building.

In addition to several buildings to scavenge and lots of trees to use for cover, this area has a weapon upgrade workbech inside the main barn. You can use it right after landing for an early advantage.

Best Landing Spot 4: Rapid's Rest

Located just east of Lazy Lake, this secluded little spot has both a chest and a boat, so you will be well equipped and have a quick escape plan if things go sideways.

The best part about this spot is that it's in a little dip in the landscape that makes it hard for people to see you, so you can come up from below and take out anyone running out in then open in Lazy Lake.

Best Landing Spot 5: Retail Row

This is one of the few locations to survive the transition to Chapter 2, and now the area is, thankfully, zombie-free again!

There's a major caveat here: Retail Row is only a great landing spot if it's further along the battle bus path. If the area is right at the beginning or in the middle, you will land in war zone as a huge chunk of other players will probably land here for easy loot, too.

Remember Tilted Towers from way back when? Yeah, it's like that, but worse; there are fewer urban areas filled with buildings in Chapter 2.

If you can get here with fewer players, though, you have access to a whipping 16 normal yellow chests and 7 blue super chests to loot at your leisure!


What's your favorite landing spot, and have you tried out any of our top 5 picks? Sound off in the comments below!

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Fortnite Hideouts Locations and How to Use Them Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:31:21 -0400 Ty Arthur

We've gone from being a bush to hiding out in dumpsters with the battle royale re-launch of Chapter 2. Fortnite Hideouts are the latest way to get the drop on your opponent and snag a Victory Royale -- if you know where to find them!

It may not be Call Of Duty's Prop Hunt mode, but you've now got to be on the lookout for potentially killer objects when heading into any area with buildings and certain outdoor locations with hay.

Finding Fortnite Hideouts

For now, there are only two types of hideouts: hay bales and metal dumpsters. We can probably expect other objects to join the list in later seasons and the new Chapter 2 mechanics are tinkered with in the coming months.

To use a hideout, just face the object and press the interact button to hide inside, then press it again to pop out when an enemy's back is turned and you are ready to start shooting.

Now you need to know where to find them though, as they are necessary to complete several weekly challenges.

Frenzy Farm is the best place to find hay bales, and lots of 'em. If you land there, you should be able to see several from the air as you make your way down to the ground.

Nearly any location with buildings is where to look for dumpster hideouts, but your best bets are business type locations such as the gas station in Salty Springs.

Hideouts popping up at random across the map is leading to paranoid game of cat and mouse, with players now shooting hay bales and dumpsters out of habit. It's not a bad idea just to be safe... except that the sound will reveal your location to anyone nearby who isn't hiding in the garbage or hay.

Have you managed to get a kill using a hideout yet or avoided a squad of enemies with these nifty new additions to the game? Sound off in the comments below.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Weapons List and Stats Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:57:55 -0400 Serhii Patskan

A new chapter in Fortnite battle royale has begun, and it's brought a bevy of changes to the game's weapons list. Many weapons have been vaulted, while a few have been taken out of the vault and thrown back into play. 

In this guide, you will find a complete list of all available weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 battle royale, including their stats and rarities. Some weapon rarities have been added for certain models, while others have been removed by Epic Games.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Weapons List and Stats

Assault Rifle (SCAR)

Fortnite Chapter 2 Assault Rifle (SCAR)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 165 170.5 181.5 192.5 198
Damage 30 31 33 35 36
Fire Rate
5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1
Structure Damage
30 31 33 35 36
Burst Assault Rifle (AUG)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 132.57 142.39 147.3 157.12 162.03
Damage 27 29 30 32 33
Fire Rate
4.91 4.91 4.91 4.91 4.91
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.9 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3
Structure Damage
27 29 30 32 33
Submachine Gun (P90)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 204 216 228 240 252
Damage 17 18 19 20 21
Fire Rate
12 12 12 12 12
Magazine 30 30 30 30 30
Reload Time
2.42 2.31 2.2 2.09 1.98
Structure Damage
17 18 19 20 21

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 162 168.75 175.5 189 195.75
Damage 24 25 26 28 29
Fire Rate
6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75
Magazine 16 16 16 16 16
Reload Time
1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3
Structure Damage
23 24 25 26 27
Tactical Shotgun (M1014)

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 106.5 112.5 118.5 124.5 130.5
Damage 71 75 79 83 87
Fire Rate
1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Magazine 8 8 8 8 8
Reload Time
6.3 6 5.7 5.4 5.1
Structure Damage
50 53 55 58 60
Pump Shotgun

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 49 56 63 70 77
Damage 70 80 90 100 110
Fire Rate
0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Magazine 5 5 5 5 5
Reload Time
5 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2
Structure Damage
45 46 50 54 55
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 31.35 33 34.65 36.3 38.28
Damage 95 100 105 110 116
Fire Rate
0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33
Magazine 1 1 1 1 1
Reload Time
3.4 3.2 3 2.8 2.6
Structure Damage
95 100 105 110 116
Rocket Launcher

Stats Common Uncommon Rare Epic Legendary
DPS 74.25 78.75 82.5 87 90.75
Damage 99 105 110 116 121
Fire Rate
0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75
Magazine 1 1 1 1 1
Reload Time
4.7 4.1 3.6 3.1 2.5
Structure Damage
356 356 375 394 394
Six Shooter

Stats Uncommon Rare Epic
DPS 170 180 190
Damage 34 36 38
Fire Rate
5 5 5
Magazine 6 6 6
Reload Time
2.42 2.3 2.19
Structure Damage
34 36 38
Hunting Rifle

Stats Uncommon Rare
DPS 68.8 72
Damage 86 90
Fire Rate
0.8 0.8
Magazine 1 1
Reload Time
1.9 1.8
Structure Damage
86 90
Double-Barrel Shotgun

Stats Epic Legendary
DPS 216.6 228
Damage 114 120
Fire Rate
1.9 1.9
Magazine 2 2
Reload Time
2.8 2.7
Structure Damage
87 90
Infantry Rifle

Fortnite Chapter 2 Infantry Rifle

Stats Common
DPS 144
Damage 36
Fire Rate
Magazine 8
Reload Time
Structure Damage


These are all available weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2 battle royale. For more Fortnite guides, check out the list below: