Fortnite Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Fortnite Guides RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Fortnite 4.4 Update Guide: Stink Bombs, Rocket Launcher Nerf, and New Limited Time Mode Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:12:14 -0400 Ty Arthur

We are rapidly approaching the end of Fortnite's Season 4, and as Week 8 proceeds, we've got hungry gnomes to find, new hidden battle star locations to track down, and more!

However, a rocket launcher nerf has landed in battle royale mode, and the addition of a new stink bomb grenade means new you've got new ways to devastate your enemies. On top of that, a new mode, Teams of 20, makes its debut -- and brings with it new ways to play. 

Fortnite Week 8 Weapon Changes

First up, the rocket launcher got nerfed in the lastest update, with reload times increasing, so if you are using this weapon a lot, be aware its DPS just went down! Here are the exact reload times for every type of rarity:

  • Rare from 2.3 seconds to 2.8 seconds
  • Epic from 2.185 seconds to 2.66 seconds
  • Legendary from 2.07 to 2.52 seconds

The numbers are small, but when someone else is shooting at you, that half of a second is all it takes to get killed. It may now be better to just switch to another weapon if you miss with your first rocket, or at the least throw up a wall while you deal with the increased reload time.

You can now hold a max of 12 ammo for the rocket launcher.

Fortnite Stink Bombs!

Next up is the new 4.4 patch weapon addition -- the stink bomb. It should have been obvious we'd get something like this eventually, especially in a game that decided to throw in shopping carts as its first vehicle.

These grenades are epic rarity drops, so you won't find them often, but they can potentially spawn just about anywhere as floor loot, in gold chests, or at randomized vending machines.

When thrown, they create an obscuring cloud that deals damage over time for 9 seconds. While you aren't likely to outright kill someone with a stink bomb (unless they are very low on health), their real value is in directing traffic.

If you can get people out from behind their defenses for a few moments, or direct them toward other explosives you've already lobbed/planted, then it becomes much easier to get a kill. When people are playing squads or duos, this can be a particularly helpful tactic in breaking up groups so they can't all fire at you at once.

For those who luck out and find both a thermal scoped assault rifle and a stink bomb at the same time, you've basically got free reign to annihilate anyone hiding behind walls or inside buildings. Since the thermal scoped rifle lets you read heat signatures, it becomes incredibly easy to lure people into the open as they flee the damage-over-time effect of the stink bomb.

New Limited Time Mode

There's now a new way to put those stink bombs and nerfed rocket launchers to use! The Limited Time Teams Of 20 Mode also just arrived in 4.4., which is a bit different than the typical huge mobs in the large group modes.

Instead of getting down to just one player for a victory royale, the storm will stop after the third circle decrease and a final countdown timer will appear. When this timer hits zero, the team with the most players left standing is declared the winner.

In this mode, staying alive is actually more important than racking up kills, so be sure to play a bit more conservatively and practice your wall building to stay out of the line of fire.


Haven't finished the Week 8 challenges yet or still looking for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny? Check out the latest below:

Fortnite Location Guide: Search Hungry Gnomes Challenge Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:34:31 -0400 Sergey_3847

One of the most unusual challenges for Fortnite's Season 4, Week 8 is to find seven Hungry Gnomes. These creatures are scattered all over the map, and they usually hide inside buildings with food.

If you want to find all seven required gnomes for this week's challenge, then check out the map below for all the possible locations. Also, be sure to check our quick guide for all the essential tips on how to identify the gnomes.

Where to Find Hungry Gnomes in Fortnite

Fortnite map showing hungry gnome locations

Go to one of the locations indicated above and be sure to wear your headphones and listen closely to the audio cues. Yes, the gnomes will speak to you saying something like "Yummy, yummy" or "I'm hungry" in tiny, squeeky voices.

When you hear that cue, be sure to check out the corners of the buildings, as that's where the gnomes are usually hiding. But if you just want to quickly get all seven gnomes, then here are a few suggestions:

  1. Pleasant Park: Search for a gnome inside a gas station in the corner facing the wall.
  2. Stadium: Go to the south of Pleasant Park and find a Taco Shop at the Stadium. The gnome is in the corner behind the metal chair
  3. Tilted Towers: The third gnome is located right in the middle area near the dumpster right between the market and the towers
  4. Greasy Grove: The gnome is standing in the corner of the Burger Shop
  5. Salty Springs: Another one can be found in the Gas Station
  6. Tomato Town: This one is obviously hiding inside the one and only Pizzeria
  7. Retail Row: The last gnome can be located inside the Grocery Store


Now you can easily complete the Hungry Gnomes challenge for this week, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, check out the links below:



Fortnite Battle Star Guide: Search Between a Bear, Crater, and a Refrigerator Shipment Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:51:54 -0400 Sergey_3847

Every week, Epic Games challenges Fortnite players to locate a Battle Star. Sometimes they give players a hint by revealing a special map, but this time around, they just let us know where we should be searching.

This week, the Battle Star can be found somewhere between a Bear, a Crater, and a Refrigerator Shipment. If you want to quickly find this spot and claim your weekly Battle Star, then follow our quick guide below.

Map showing the location of Fortnite's Season 4, Week 8 Battle Star

In order to locate this week's Battle Star, you need to go to the eastern part of the map, where the racing track is located. The Crater to which the developers have been hinting is the exact same crater situated right near the race track.

Then, if you move to the west from the crater and down the hill, you will see a giant statue of a Bear with a backpack greeting all those visitors driving through this area.

The final part of the puzzle, which is a Refrigerator Shipment, can be seen to the south of the crater. There is a house with a truck that keeps tons of refrigerators inside. So that's definitely the shipment you're looking for.

So where is the Battle Star? It's right in between the trees indicated by a red marker on the screenshot above. As usual, you will see a spot of land with no grass, and that's where the Battle Star will be waiting for you.


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

Fortnite Challenge Guide: Search Chests in Salty Springs Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:49:26 -0400 Sergey_3847

Fortnite's Season 4 is inevitably nearing its end. But there are still a few challenges to be completed before we all can venture into the next season. This week, you need to locate seven chests in Salty Springs, which is a slightly easier task than last week.

Besides the few well-known locations for treasure chests in Salty Springs, there are a few secret spots as well, which you can find by following the map and quick guide below.

All Chest Locations in Salty Springs

One of the easiest chests to get in Salty Springs is located on the top level of the watchtower to the east. Most players think this chest doesn't count, but it actually does, so go ahead and grab it.

The rest of the chests are scattered all around the houses in the area. Most of these chests are easy to spot, since they're all residing in the attics of the houses. This makes it really easy to loot them when you land on top of the houses. Just break the roof and get all the chests you can find.

However, there are a couple of houses that have several chests hidden inside secret basements. For example, a house with a blue roof has such a basement. So go to the ground floor and break it down. You will land inside an underground room with more chests to loot.

Another such hidden basement can be found inside the house with a broken roof in the northern part of Salty Springs. Just do the same as before: go to the ground floor, break it down and claim your chests.


That's it for all loot chest locations in Salty Springs for this Week 8 Challenge. For other Fortnite guides here at GameSkinny, check 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:

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 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:

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 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 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: 

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:

Fortnite Battle Royale: SCAR vs. FAMAS -- Which One Is Better? Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:40:32 -0400 Sjaak den Heijer

For months on end, players of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode asked for a burst counterpart of the SCAR. Fortnite finally answered with the FAMAS, a three-round burst rifle that can be found in both epic and legendary versions and which serves as a direct upgrade to the regular burst rifle.

This addition is great for players who already preferred the burst rifle over the regular assault rifle as they can now finally use the loadout that suits them best. So now only one question remains: Is it any good, or will the legendary SCAR still be king of the assault rifles?

How Does the FAMAS Perform?

As an upgrade to the blue burst rifle, the FAMAS obviously deals more damage and also reloads faster, but the biggest upgrade comes in the form of much less bullet spread, or "bloom," as experienced players call it. The bullets of one burst from the FAMAS have a lot less spread than those from the regular burst rifle, making it much easier to hit two or even three bullets from one burst, which is the burst rifle's biggest advantage over the regular assault rifle. 

At first glance, the strengths and weaknesses of the SCAR and the FAMAS seem to mirror those of the regular assault rifle and burst rifle. The SCAR deals more damage per shot, but it doesn't have the fast and high burst damage that the FAMAS can deal; the SCAR is more accurate, but it can't shoot as many bullets in one quick peek. To find out which weapon is truly better, we'll have to look at the statistics to hopefully get an answer.

What Do the Numbers Say?

Legendary SCAR:
  • Damage: 36 (72 Headshot)
  • Fire rate: 5.5
  • Reload time: 2.1 seconds
  • Spread: 0.150
Legendary FAMAS:
  • Damage: 33 (66 Headshot)
  • Fire rate: 1.75
  • Reload time: 2.3 seconds
  • Spread: 0.175

Pros and Cons

So let's start off with the elephant in the room here and get rid of the obvious stuff. The SCAR's DPS is a lot higher than that of the FAMAS but doesn't have the quick bursts of damage, meaning in a continuing spraydown, you can deal a lot more damage with the SCAR than with the FAMAS. On the other side, quick peeks with the FAMAS are more effective because you have the ability to shoot three bullets in rapid succession. 

When we look at the spread of both guns, you can see that the SCAR has less spread, but to make it as effective as possible, you have to be very accurate, especially when your target is quite far away. If you feel like your aim isn't the best, it's often better to take the FAMAS over the SCAR because it's easier to hit at least one bullet with the FAMAS when you're shooting one burst and then ducking back behind cover. 

The SCAR is definitely the superior weapon when it comes to destroying structures. Its higher fire rate and equivalent structure damage make it way more effective for shooting down ramps or a one-by-one from pushing players.


Both the SCAR and the FAMAS are very powerful guns, and the best choice for you mainly comes down to personal preference. However, in some cases, one can be more effective than the other.

If you're not carrying a weapon that is good at destroying structures, you should definitely take the SCAR over the FAMAS. If you're planning on playing a bit slower, the FAMAS can be deadly with its quick crouch peeks. And lastly, if you don't have a sniper, the SCAR has a much faster reset for first-bullet accuracy, making it much more effective for long-range targets and quick taps. 

In the end, there is no true winner. Both guns perform very well and are good at different things. The FAMAS is a great addition to the game that should please fans of the regular burst rifle.  

Hopefully, this helps you choose the assault rifle that suits you best and gets you as many victory royales as possible in Fortnite Battle Royale. And as always, don't forget to stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Fortnite guides and other great content.

Best Fortnite Battle Royale Loadout for Season 4 Tue, 29 May 2018 17:22:22 -0400 Sjaak den Heijer

Throughout Fortnite's lifetime, a lot has changed, especially when it comes to equipment. We saw new weapons shine as some of the best ones in the game but saw others getting put back into the vault. Season 4 is no different, with the removal of the infamous crossbow and the addition of the new epic and legendary burst assault rifle, Season 4 is looking to improve Fortnite's battle royale mode even more.

With all these new additions to Fortnite's arsenal, it is about time we made our picks for the best and most effective weapons on the battlefield. After a lot of research and playing, we came up with two loadouts that will be most valuable in combat -- one for aggressive play, one for defensive play -- so you can pick the one that suits your playstyle most. These loadouts are very flexible and will definitely increase your chances of getting that victory royale.

The Aggressive Loadout

First of all, you'll always want an assault rifle. They are great at medium-range combat and can eliminate your opponents fairly quickly from a distance as long as you hit your shots.

You'll always want to aim for a SCAR. This rifle has the highest DPS of all assault rifles and is also a decent weapon for destroying structures. A great second choice, however, is the LMG. This weapon melts structures and allows you to put a lot of pressure on your opponents; this is especially effective in squads or duos.

For an aggressive playstyle, we definitely recommend running two shotguns. This will give you a huge advantage over players with only one shotgun as soon as thing get up close and personal. Shotguns are all about personal preference; however, the pump shotgun into a tactical shotgun is by far the most commonly found and used combination. With that said, after a bit of research, we found that for the highest burst potential, either a pump shotgun into a heavy shotgun or a heavy shotgun into a heavy shotgun works best. For the highest DPS, you'll want to switch back between two heavy shotguns. However, in addition to being hard to obtain, this combination does lack the true one-shot ability that the pump shotgun has.

For our power weapon, we chose the grenade launcher or, if you can't find one, the easier-to-obtain hunting rifle. Both weapons are game changers in fights and can win you a big fight on all on their own. The grenade launcher is seen by many pro players as the strongest weapon in the game, and we agree. It destroys large bases in just a matter of seconds. Additionally, its massive splash-damage and unpredictable nature makes this weapon lethal in most fights. When getting shot at by a grenade launcher, you are either forced to back off out of the grenade launcher's range or push towards it, as it doesn't work in close-quarters combat.

With this loadout, we chose the hunting rifle over the bolt-action rifle for three simple reasons. The faster reload speed keeps you quick on your feet, allowing you to take a quick shot, reload, and push towards your enemies much faster. Secondly, crouch peeking is easier. You don't have to find a crack in the wall to peek through with the hunting rifle; its lack of a scope allows you to aim in third-person while still zooming in a fair bit. This also explains our third reason. Because you can aim in third-person, you don't lose as much vision. When pushing someone, it's important to always be aware of your surrounding as it can be very easy to get pinched mid-fight. 

The last things in our loadout are healing items. Preferably, you want to stack a bunch of mini shields because you can quickly use one of them mid-fight, giving you 25 shield instantly. However, if you don't have mini shields, try to get any form of healing; even bandages can save your life from the storm or a second opponent that wants to finish you off after you just won a fight.

The Defensive Loadout

For the defensive loadout, we also start off with an assault rifle of your choice, preferably the SCAR, for the exact same reasons as we mentioned before. However, this time, the LMG is an even more valuable option. It's great at stopping players from pushing you, and it can deal massive amounts of damage at close to medium ranges.

Because you won't be pushing people constantly, one shotgun will do just fine. Even though your goal is to stop players from pushing your base, it's going to happen inevitably, so you'll always want to carry a shotgun around. With one shotgun, your best option is to do quick peeks and then hide behind cover.

This time we choose the bolt-action sniper rifle over the hunting rifle for two simple reasons. First of all, the scope makes it a lot easier to take long-range shots. Secondly, the higher body-shot damage makes it easier to finish off players that you've hit. Apart from that, the ability to aim in third-person is less valuable when you're most likely going to be safe inside a one-by-one. With that said, if you can't find any form of a sniper rifle at all, taking a Desert Eagle or even a revolver is a great alternative. Both weapons allow you to quickly peek out of your cover and take a high-damage shot at your opponents. 

For the fourth empty slot in your inventory, you'll want to take the rocket launcher over the grenade launcher for the simple reason that the rocket launcher can stop a double-ramp-push with one rocket. The rocket launcher can demolish any sort of push and puts a lot of pressure on your opponents.

If you don't feel comfortable using the rocket launcher, or simply can't find one, carrying two healing items is a really good option. Having both mini shields and a big shield in your inventory can give you 100 shield in less than 10 seconds. And again, carrying some bandages alongside any form of shield won't hurt.


Hopefully, this will help you choose your loadout on the battlefield and keep you from staring at loot, wondering what to take with you. Keep in mind that personal preference still plays a big role in finding your best loadout. Some people will always take a blue burst rifle over a SCAR, while others won't touch that gun, so good luck on getting as many victory royales as possible. And as always, don't forget to stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Fortnite guides and other great content.

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: