Fortnite Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Fortnite Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network How to Play Split Screen in Fortnite on PS4 and Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/k1ufq/how-to-play-split-screen-in-fortnite-on-ps4-and-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/k1ufq/how-to-play-split-screen-in-fortnite-on-ps4-and-xbox-one Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:39:08 -0500 Sergey_3847

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.

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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:

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Fortnite Flaming Rings: Drive a Motorboat Through Flaming Rings https://www.gameskinny.com/bf58k/fortnite-flaming-rings-drive-a-motorboat-through-flaming-rings https://www.gameskinny.com/bf58k/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

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How to Beat Storm King in Fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/761z5/how-to-beat-storm-king-in-fortnite https://www.gameskinny.com/761z5/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!

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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. 

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Fortnite Ghost Town Location Guide: How to Find the Haunted House https://www.gameskinny.com/e8bbg/fortnite-ghost-town-location-guide-how-to-find-the-haunted-house https://www.gameskinny.com/e8bbg/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. 

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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. 

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Fortnite Fortnitemares Challenges and Rewards https://www.gameskinny.com/wp5xk/fortnite-fortnitemares-challenges-and-rewards https://www.gameskinny.com/wp5xk/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

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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. 

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Fortnite: Summit the Highest Mountain With the Journey Outfit https://www.gameskinny.com/2vmdv/fortnite-summit-the-highest-mountain-with-the-journey-outfit https://www.gameskinny.com/2vmdv/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. 

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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. 

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Fortnite Dance Locations: Compact Cars, Lockie's Lighthouse, Weather Station https://www.gameskinny.com/1d7va/fortnite-dance-locations-compact-cars-lockies-lighthouse-weather-station https://www.gameskinny.com/1d7va/fortnite-dance-locations-compact-cars-lockies-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. 

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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: 

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How to Get the Golden Fish in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/iridw/how-to-get-the-golden-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/iridw/how-to-get-the-golden-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:49:17 -0400 Sergey_3847

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. 

For more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Best Landing Spots in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/id8vq/best-landing-spots-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/id8vq/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!

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

If you need more help navigating the updated mechanics in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Fortnite Hideouts Locations and How to Use Them https://www.gameskinny.com/9whiz/fortnite-hideouts-locations-and-how-to-use-them https://www.gameskinny.com/9whiz/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.

If you need more help navigating the updated mechanics in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Weapons List and Stats https://www.gameskinny.com/ktudl/fortnite-chapter-2-weapons-list-and-stats https://www.gameskinny.com/ktudl/fortnite-chapter-2-weapons-list-and-stats Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:57:55 -0400 Sergey_3847

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
 
Pistol

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
4
Magazine 8
Reload Time
2.5
Structure Damage
36

 

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

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Medal Punchcard Explained https://www.gameskinny.com/lz2j6/fortnite-chapter-2-medal-punchcard-explained https://www.gameskinny.com/lz2j6/fortnite-chapter-2-medal-punchcard-explained Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:42:35 -0400 Ty Arthur

Now that Fortnite is officially back with Chapter 2, many of the upgrade, progression, and weapons systems you've gotten to know have been significantly altered. And some, like the medal punchcard system, are brand-new. 

The Fortnite medal punchcard system is separate from the XP missions, which can be cycled at your leisure. But they still help you earn XP faster so you can level up your battle pass. Here's what you need to know about the new system. 

Fortnite Medal Punchcard System

The medal punchcard system is new to Fortnite Chapter 2, and changes player progression.

Before we get into how the punchcard works, its worth noting that as of this writing, the punchcard can get stuck on the screen on the PS4 version. Unfortunately, at this point, there's no fix except to wait for a patch to resolve the issue. Closing and re-opening won't fix it, and neither will uninstalling and reinstalling.

Now, onto the punchard.

The medals essentially serve the role of daily missions for earning experience and increasing your battle pass rank, but they are a little more flexible and can be earned by newer players who aren't as skilled yet.

The punchchard can be filled up with any of the medals you don't have to do one of each type, for instance  and you can bump up the ranking of the medal from bronze to silver to gold by completing it again with higher numbers.

There may be more based on other types of actions, but here are all the medals we've discovered so far:

  • First Match Medal: Play your first game of the day
  • Scavenger Medal: Search 3 / 7 / 10 chests, supply drops, or llamas
  • Battle Medal: Get 1 / 4 / 8 eliminations in a match
  • Survivor Medal: Survive to top 50 / 25 / 10 players in a match
  • Sniper Medal: Get a long-distance sniper kill of 100m or more
  • Fishing Medal: Go fishing using the new poles

While these medals are for solo matches, note there are also teamwork medals for earning assists in duo or squad modes. The medals reset each day after 24 hours, which means you'll get more rewards if you keep logging in each day and repeat the medals over and over.

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Fortnite Upgrade Bench Locations: How to Use Stations to Upgrade Weapons https://www.gameskinny.com/h46pc/fortnite-upgrade-bench-locations-how-to-use-stations-to-upgrade-weapons https://www.gameskinny.com/h46pc/fortnite-upgrade-bench-locations-how-to-use-stations-to-upgrade-weapons Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:16:46 -0400 Sergey_3847

Every Fortnite player knows that there are five types of weapon rarities in the game. Previously, each weapon could be looted in one of these rarities, but you couldn't upgrade these weapons. Now Epic Games has introduced special upgrade bench locations. These stations allow players to upgrade their weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2.

The process is rather simple, but it requires a lot of resources. So, if you want to know how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, then keep on reading our guide below.

Fortnite Chapter 2: Upgrade Bench Locations

Fortnite Chapter 2 Upgrade Bench Locations map.

Currently, there are six weapon upgrade benches on the brand new Fortnite Chapter 2 map. Here are their locations:

  • Craggy Cliffs: In the northern part of the map
  • Pleasant Park: On the northeast at the gas station
  • Between Steamy Stack and Dirty Docks on the eastern side of the map
  • Dirty Docks: Inside a small workshop in the northern part of the area
  • Weeping Woods: In the eastern half of the forest at a camping site
  • Retail Row: Inside a building in the southeastern part of the area

Walk up to any of these upgrade benches and choose your weapon and rarity you wish to upgrade. The system will require a certain amount of resources, such as wood, brick, and metal. The higher the rarity you choose, the larger the number of resources you will have to pay.

Here is a complete breakdown of resources you need to pay for each consecutive weapon upgrade:

  1. Common to Uncommon: 50x wood, 50 x brick, 50x metal
  2. Uncommon to Rare: 150x wood, 150 x brick, 150x metal
  3. Rare to Epic: 250x wood, 250 x brick, 250x metal
  4. Epic to Legendary: 350x wood, 350 x brick, 350x metal

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That's it on how to upgrade weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, and for more Fortnite guides, check out the list below:

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How to Fish in Fortnite Chapter 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/560zf/how-to-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/560zf/how-to-fish-in-fortnite-chapter-2 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:30:32 -0400 Ty Arthur

After getting sucked into a black hole, global gaming sensation Fortnite is back, and this time its got boating, swimming, and yes, even fishing. How do you fish in Fortnite and why would you want to?

For starters, you can now chomp down on a fish to regain health. Fishing can even let you pull out a weapon. 

That latter option is actually quite helpful, as the new Chapter 2 map features fewer indoor locations for finding goodies. 

Below, we'll go over how to get a fishing rod, as well as how to catch Floppers, Slurpfish, and weapons. 

Fortnite Chapter 2 Fishing Guide

Fishing Rod barrel near a pond in Fortnite

First up, you need to grab a fishing rod. These can spawn randomly on the ground or in chests. The most sure-fire way to grab a fishing rod is to look for barrels near bodies of water or on beaches as they usually have a fishing pole or two inside.

Luckily, water is practically everywhere now. A few good places to look are: 

  • Misty Meadows
  • Dirty Docks
  • Lazy Lake
  • Sweaty Sands
  • Weeping Woods

Next, switch to the rod in your inventory just like you would with any other weapon or item. Then cast your line into a body of water by pressing "fire." Wait a few seconds for something to nibble, then reel in and see what you got.

Look for bubbles in the water. That's where you'll find fish and loot. Here's what you can potentially catch by casting your line at any given water location:

  • Flopper (heals ~15HP)
  • Slurpfish (+50HP and shields)
  • Rusty can 
  • Random resources
  • Random weapon
  • Nothing (absolutely nothing!)

Much like challenges to find coins in specific map locations, you can expect other players will be camped out near bodies of water ready to snipe anyone who wants to take a leisurely fishing trip in the middle of a battle royale match.

Either try to stay hidden while fishing or stay mobile (yes, you can move while the line is in the water). Keep an eye on any high ground locations where an enemy might suddenly appear.

What's the best weapon you've pulled from a fishing spot so far? Let us know in the comments!

Stay tuned for many more Fortnite Chapter 2 guides coming soon, and check out what we've got so far in our list of Fortnite strategies here.

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Getting Started in Fortnite Creative Mode: A How-To Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/eeuk0/getting-started-in-fortnite-creative-mode-a-how-to-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/eeuk0/getting-started-in-fortnite-creative-mode-a-how-to-guide Fri, 28 Dec 2018 11:52:55 -0500 Oscar Gonzalez

To keep players invested and coming back, Epic Games keeps adding new modes to Fortnite, with the latest being the already-popular Creative Mode.  

Released December 6 for Battle Pass owners, Creative Mode is now available for all players. Unlike Playground mode that allowed players to practice on their own island, this new mode lets a person build and design an island for themselves or share with others. Those whose creations catch the eye of Epic could also see what they made make it into a battle royale match. 

Here's what you need to know in order to start building. 

How to Get Started

To access Creative Mode look for the option below Save the World and Battle Royale matches.

Once selected, you can start a lobby and a server with friends or just jump into your own game. After the loading screen, you'll see a hub that will have multiple rifts; one rift is to your own island, while the other rifts will lead to your friends and featured servers chosen by Epic Games.

There are several "save" slots available so you can store different islands instead of reusing one over and over again. Four slots are for the default island that looks like a smaller version of the battle royale map. There are two slots for The Block where players can create their own area that may be picked by Epic Games. Currently, there are also four Arctic Island slots that allow players to create their own structures on a giant ice island. 

 

How to Share Your Island

Unlike Playground Mode, Creative Mode is less about practice and more about creating. In a way, it's similar to Minecraft and Super Mario Maker as players can share their island with others. Up to 16 players can visit an island to partake in whatever the owner of the island created. 

Also, Epic Games announced during the Game Awards that there is a universal stage for user-created content called The Block. Players can find the space on the northeast side of the island where Risky Reels used to be. Not only is it marked on the map, but there are also billboards identifying the area and the name of the player who created the space. Since this space will change regularly, The Block could offer some tactical help during a match such as having vehicles and weapons. 

What Can You Build?

There are a lot of possibilities when given your own island. To start building, players need to equip a remote phone that's in their inventory. Once equipped, the commands to copy, cut, and delete will be available, but in order to use those commands, you'll need something to copy, cut, and delete.

Opening up the inventory screen will show what's available to you. Items can be equipped and placed on the island or they can be added to a chest or llama for players to open.

The first tab in the inventory screen is the prefab buildings and assets. The first rows will include structures that have a theme to them, such as Bounce Challenge and Ice Bounce. These are more like obstacle courses instead of traditional buildings.

Further down is where you'll see some of the buildings found in a match, such as houses, stores, and factories. Below that are multiple galleries. These will include various assets such as cars, walls, streets, and more.

Next to the prefab tab is devices. This is where items like shopping carts, launchers, timers, and player spawn points will be found. Weapons are in the next tab and every weapon from common to Legendary is available.

The last tab for items is consumables. This is where explosives, medkits, materials, and potions will be located. Then there is a tab for chests, where the items selected for a chest will be shown, and you'll be able to place them in a chest or llama.

Time to Build

With the phone equipped, you can start placing whatever wherever.

When you choose a prefab, you can make multiple copies or select one of the assets with the phone. If you want a certain car or tree, you can choose that one item and copy it. The rules for building are similar to building forts in that there needs to be a foundation on the ground to start and everything you place will need to be connected to another structure. 

Even though you can copy whatever you like, there is a limit. At the bottom of the screen, there will be a meter showing the island's memory usage. The limit is 100,000 and a prefab building can take approximately 15,000-17,000 "units" of memory, so keep that in mind while making your island. 

Once your island is built, you can assign a game type to it, such as deathmatch or race. If you decide not to, then your creation will be available for you and others to enjoy without any rules.

To help you see everything from every angle, and presumably not create poorly-built islands, Epic gave creators the ability to fly. Just double jump and you'll be able to get a bird's eye view of your island. 

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So far, Fortnite players have created Call of Duty maps and race tracks in Creative Mode. Expect more creativity in the coming weeks when more Fortnite players spend time with the new mode.

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Fortnite: How to Complete All the Season 7, Week 2 Challenges https://www.gameskinny.com/3mqxj/fortnite-how-to-complete-all-the-season-7-week-2-challenges https://www.gameskinny.com/3mqxj/fortnite-how-to-complete-all-the-season-7-week-2-challenges Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:47:07 -0500 William R. Parks

Fortnite's seventh season has been live for a week, and players have been familiarizing themselves with its new wintery biome, the game's first ariel vehicle, and the newly introduced Infinity Blade. Additionally, weekly challenges are keeping fans occupied, as they work to acquire the newest cosmetics, and the Week 2 challenges are now available.

For players that do not own a Fortnite Battle Pass, there are three free challenges:

  1. Search a Chest in different Named Locations [7]
  2. Damage opponents with different types of weapons [5]
  3. Eliminate opponents in Snobby Shores or Fatal Fields (HARD) [3]

All of these challenges are straightforward, and they should be easily completed by slightly modifying play patterns in order to focus on these objectives.

For those that do own a Battle Pass, there are four additional challenges, including one multi-part challenge, and some will require a little more work than the free challenges:

  1. Stage 1: Visit Snobby Shores and Pleasant Park in a single match
    Stage 2: Visit Lonely Lodge and Dusty Divot in a single match
    Stage 3: Visit Frosty Flights and Tomato Temple in a single match
  2. Play the Sheet Music on pianos near Pleasant Park and Lonely Lodge [2]
  3. Compete in a Dance Off at an abandoned mansion [1]
  4. Eliminate an opponent from at least 50m away [1]

As with the free challenges, the first Battle Pass challenge should be easily completed by simply modifying gameplay to make sure that the criteria is met over a few matches. For those that would like to expedite the process, starting a match by landing in the first location and then going directly to the second location is the fastest option.

In the second challenge, players will need to locate two pianos and play the notes indicated on the accompanying sheet music. This can be done by jumping on the corresponding piano keys.

The Lonely Lodge piano is located along the east edge of the island in J5, and the Pleasant Park piano is located on the hill in B3:

The third challenges asks players to dance in an abandoned mansion, which is located in J5 (very near to the Lonely Lodge piano):

After arriving at the mansion, players should make their way to the building's basement, where they will find a dance floor and scoreboard. Those that dance in this location will complete the challenge.

Again, the fourth challenge is straightforward so long as players hone their sniping skills and are intent on executing it.

With a few exception, the Season 7, Week 2 challenges will be easy for most players to complete. As a result, fans should have plenty of time to work on their buildings in Fortnite's new creative mode and also pickup a melee kill or two.

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Fortnite: How to Get the Infinity Blade https://www.gameskinny.com/px1uk/fortnite-how-to-get-the-infinity-blade https://www.gameskinny.com/px1uk/fortnite-how-to-get-the-infinity-blade Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:32:21 -0500 Oscar Gonzalez

Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 7 is underway, and to celebrate the new season, Epic Games added a new weapon to the game this past Tuesday. This weapon, however, is actually from Infinity Blade, another franchise owned and developed by Epic, and it is by far the most powerful object in the game.

The Infinity Blade is now available for any player who is quick and brave enough to pull it from where it rests. Those who survive the mad rush for the sword will have in their hands a power that can't be matched by any other weapons in Fortnite.

 

The Blade Is Mightier Than the Gun

Since the Infinity Blade is a Mythic melee weapon, it is incredibly overpowered. When a player pulls the weapon from the ground in Polar Peak, they will immediately receive 200 shields and 200 health.

Each swipe of the blade will deal 75 damage to other players, and there's a jumping dash attack that will cause 25 damage. The blade can also destroy buildings and structures like a hot knife cutting through melted butter. 

It doesn't end there, though. Each elimination made with the Infinity Blade will increase the wielder's health or shields by 50. There's also regeneration that comes with the blade that will increase health or shield by one point every three seconds

The Sword in the Stone

To get the Infinity Blade, players will have to head to the new snowy areas on the island that were added in Season 7. More specifically, Polar Peak.

Where the letters for Polar Peak are on the map, there is a mountaintop with a castle half-buried under snow. Players will see a square with several pillars, and in the middle sticking out of the ground is the Infinity Blade.

The exact location is marked on the map below. 

Survive the Bum Rush 

Finding the Infinity Blade is easy, but actually getting it is the hard part.

The first obstacle is the rush of players going for the sword. Numerous players will head to Polar Peak at the start of the game, especially if the Battle Bus passes over it.

The next problem is the lack of weapons and materials in the area. There are a few buildings around the sword, making the decision on whether to battle with pickaxes or run to a building in hopes of finding a weapon before another player gets the Infinity Blade somewhat tough.

Several trees are also in the immediate area, but like the conundrum of finding weapons, getting wood or brick will take time and you may be too late to the blade. 

What could be the biggest problem is the five seconds it takes to claim the Infinity Blade. You can stop while trying to pull the sword from the ground, but that will reset the five-second timer.

But we've got some tips that might make things easier.  

Gimme That Sword!

Since it's currently OP, the Infinity Blade isn't easy to get. While the strategies below aren't foolproof by any means, they should give you a fighter's chance in pulling the sword from the stone. 

Getting the Blade Tip 1

If the Battle Bus travels over Polar Peak, forget about going for the blade. Everyone will take a stab at it since it's right there. 

However, if the route for the Battle Bus is more down the center of the island, jump out and glide your way to the mountaintop.

Going straight for the sword in this configuration is a good tactic because you will most likely only deal with other players with pickaxes. You'll be able to take a few hits from a pickaxe as you try to pull it out.

The key thing is to make a run for it when other players are preoccupied, which is likely to happen since most people will be afraid to go after the blade when there are others around.

If there's one player in the vicinity of the Infinity Blade, then take a shot at claiming it. You will be able to survive multiple pickaxe attacks as long as it's only from one player. 

Getting the Blade Tip 2

Those that want to go the weapon route first should head for the castle buried under snow. There are two chests in the building: one on the ground floor and another on the fourth floor.

Use the weapons in either chest to take other players in the building. If you obtain a sniper, head to the rooftop and take shots at the player who acquired the sword. If not, go to the ground entrance and leave through the door in the direction of the square where the blade is.

Make sure to get some materials in the building as you make your way up and down the floors. If someone has the Infinity Blade, keep your distance and attack from afar. Do not get close or you'll be dead in just two hits.

You can try building a structure for protection, but a player with the sword will quickly demolish it. Stay far away and try to maneuver back to the castle in the snow or any high ground. Build some ramps to get the higher ground and try to do a quick edit to remove parts of the ramp so the sword wielder won't follow you.

Ideally, you being above them will be enough to get some free hits as its unlikely the player with the Infinity Blade has enough materials to build a ramp to chase you.

Getting the Blade Tip 3

If you do get the sword, use the jumping dash attack to close the distance on any player. It'll be easy to take them down up close, but as mentioned, from a long distance, you are a sitting duck, especially if someone has a sniper rifle.

After you've killed all nearby players, start gaining those materials so you can defend yourself from snipers and assault rifles as you try and get close. Since the Infinity Blade can heal you, don't be ashamed to disengage in order to heal up.

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Like the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mode from earlier in the year, the Infinity Blade will likely last for a short period of time before Epic removes it from Fortnite. At the very least, it will get nerfed since it's currently OP.

This means you'll need to jump on right away in order to get a taste of its power.

Looking for more Fortnite tips? Head over to our Fortnite guides page for more.

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Fortnite Guide: How to Destroy Cube Fragments https://www.gameskinny.com/xzo00/fortnite-guide-how-to-destroy-cube-fragments https://www.gameskinny.com/xzo00/fortnite-guide-how-to-destroy-cube-fragments Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:36:08 -0400 Sergey_3847

Fortnitemare challenges in Fortnite continue this week in part 4. One of the hardest and most mysterious challenges listed this week is for players to destroy at least three cube fragments.

If you want to know what are cube fragments in Fortnite and how to destroy them, then follow our quick guide below.

How to Destroy Cube Fragments in Fortnite

What are Cube Fragments?

Cube fragments are alien objects of purple color that are reminiscent of the purple corrupted zones. Unsurprisingly, the seven corrupted zones on the map are the places where cube fragments will spawn.

Search around these seven locations to find the three required cube fragments in Fortnite:

  • South of Lazy Links
  • Wailing Woods
  • South of Pleasant Park
  • West of Dusty Divot
  • South of Retail Row
  • West of Shifty Shafts
  • North of Fatal Fields
How do Cube Fragments Look Like?

It is easy to identify them as they will spawn unique cube monsters of five different types:

  • Cube Fiend
  • Elite Cube Fiend
  • Cube Brute
  • Elite Cube Brute
  • Mega Cube Brute

Each of them is stronger than the previous one, and that's why it's a good idea to destroy as many cube fragments as you can.

Best Weapons Against Cube Fragments

When you find a cube fragment, you will first need to eliminate cube monsters that it spawns. The two best weapons that deal the most damage to cube fragments are SMGs and Shotguns.

Each cube fragment has a certain amount of health, and it will keep spawning those pesky monsters up to the moment of its destruction. So focus on destroying the fragment first, and if there are too many monsters around, you can eliminate a few to free some space.

Sometimes, smaller cube fragments may randomly appear on the map. They are easier to destroy, but the game will count them  as well. So don't ignore the smaller fragments!

Cube Fragments Rewards

When you destroy a cube fragment it will drop some loot. Usually, it's a very good legendary weapon or any other exclusive item that you are probably looking for. Also, each destroyed cube fragment will add 500 XP to your score.

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That is how easy you can destroy three cube fragments during Fortnitemare event this week, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, please follow the links below:

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Fortnite Alpha Tournament Guide: How to Get More Points Fast https://www.gameskinny.com/d6bqp/fortnite-alpha-tournament-guide-how-to-get-more-points-fast https://www.gameskinny.com/d6bqp/fortnite-alpha-tournament-guide-how-to-get-more-points-fast Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:21:08 -0400 Ty Arthur

As if getting Victory Royale hasn't been enough, Fortnite finally has a real-deal Tournament mode for earning points and getting crowned as the top player.  Running through October 21, tournament sessions will be available for a limited number of hours each day.

To play in the Alpha Tournament, click the icon above the Play button and then click the Alpha Tournament button.

Players are matched against opponents with similar scores during the session, and if you score 20 points in a session, you earn a coveted golden pin

How to Get Points in Fortnite's Alpha Tournament

The main Fortnite screen showing the tournament selection tab

You begin earning points at 3 eliminations; you then earn 1 extra point at 5 eliminations and 7 eliminations.

Additional points (in 1 point increments) are awarded if you:

  • Get in the Top 10
  • Get in the Top 3
  • Get Top 1 Victory Royale  

Points reset at the beginning of each day during the Tournament, so you only have a limited number of hours to hit 20 points and earn the pin.

Best Landing Spots & Kill Areas in Alpha Tournament

Because of this point set up, aggressive play is rewarded. Don't hide. Don't be a bush. Don't play it safe. Land in hot zones such as:

  • Tilted Towers 
  • Pleasant Park 
  • Lazy Links
  • Paradise Palms

Essentially, jump where everyone else is. Once you land (and you probably already know this), immediately go for any location with a chest or floor weapon so you can come out swinging.

Finding loot faster than the opponents is key here. Hit high loot areas for critical early-game gains. Go to the basketball court in Greasy Grove, basically all the buildings in Tilted Towers, or the grocery store in Retail Row. 

Best Situational Weapons for Alpha Tournament

No matter where you land, stick to the high ground for headshots whenever possible. Also, try lurking indoors with a shotgun or other close-range weapons for quick kills in tight spaces. 

Individual play style can have a big impact on how you rack up your kills, but in general, these are the best weapons to try to pick up in the Alpha Tournament:

  • Any SMG 
    • For spray and pray outdoor fighting
  • High rarity Assault Rifle (AR)
    • For outdoor fighting at medium range
  • Pump or Tactical Shotgun 
    • For indoor or close-quarters fighting
  • Bolt action or heavy sniper rifle
    • Long-range headshots if your playstyle keeps you at the edges of each area
Best Choke Points in Alpha Tournament

A male Fortnite player with spiked hair shoots a handgun at a running player near a broken down house

While aggressive attacking with SMGs and shotguns is key to getting kills quickly, some players will still prefer to lie in wait and snipe. In that case, these are some excellent choke points to rack up kills:

  • The RVs north of Tilted Towers 
  • The hill above Dusty Divot with a clear line of sight down below
  • Any rooftop at Greasy Grove (if you land on the gazebo at the south end of the area you will likely arrive directly at a chest spawn)
Best Defensive Strategies for Alpha Tournament (If You Must)

If you want to rack up the most points in the least amount of time, it can actually be more efficient to get 5-7 kills, and then die on purpose and join a new match.

Trying to get all the way to the #1 spot may take more time than it's worth, especially if you end up dying just shy of the top 10 or top 3 spots.

Defense is less important in an Alpha Tournament match as you're fighting against the clock to get quick kills before the daily points reset. If you are want to try to get to the Top 10, 3, and 1 spots, however, there are two key defense options to utilize in the Tournament.

  1. Jump frequently
  2. Avoid headshots
  3. Build 1x1 tower bases
    • Learn to quickly build ramps if the bottom gets taken out for quick escapes

There is literally no reason to hide in this mode. In essence, Alpha Tournament wants you to play differently and get out of your comfort zone. Acting like a bush will get you nowhere. 

Fortnite Alpha Tournament Schedule

Here's the full breakdown on when each Tournament will be running; don't forget individual session times will vary by region each day:

  • Alpha Tournament (Solo): October 16-21
  • Beta Tournament (Duo): October 23-25
  • Friday Night Fortnite (Squad): October 19-November 30
  • Salty Springs Cup (Solo): October 27-31
  • Tomato Temple Cup (Duo): October 28-November 1

A Word on Alpha Tournament Bugs

The choose your game mode screen showing various fortnite events and modes

As you might have expected, the rollout of a major new Fortnite mode means unexpected bugs and hiccups.

Most notably, Alpha Tournament is currently suffering from incorrect scoring (preventing you from getting the pin) and matchmaking problems

A patch is, of course, expected to fix these problems in the next day or so, but for now, you need to know these issues persist and you may not get the score you earned.

Check out a full rundown from Epic regarding known issues at Reddit here.

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Got any other tips for surviving in the Alpha Tournament? Let us know your favorite strategy below, and check out our other Fortnite guides here.

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Fortnite Season 6, Week 4 Challenge Guide: Complete 3 Timed Trials https://www.gameskinny.com/dqfyn/fortnite-season-6-week-4-challenge-guide-complete-3-timed-trials https://www.gameskinny.com/dqfyn/fortnite-season-6-week-4-challenge-guide-complete-3-timed-trials Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:11:41 -0400 Sergey_3847

Completing Timed Trials is definitely one of the hardest challenges that Fortnite players have ever encountered. This week you need to hit at least three of the five possible Timed Trials around the map. But the reward is worth it, as you will get 10 Battle Stars after the successful completion of this challenge.

You can build up a strategy of your own on how to finish all three required trials, or you could simply follow our quick guide below for all the possible locations of the Timed Trails and how to complete them in the fastest way possible.

How to Complete 3 Timed Trials in Fortnite

The three best and easiest Timed Trials in Fortnite can be found in Snobby Shores, Shifty Shafts, and Tomato Temple. All three trials are super easy to complete, but here are a few tips to make it completely clear.

Trial 1: Snobby Shores

When you arrive at Snobby Shores, go right on top of the hill indicated on the map above. There you will find a softwatch that can be activated. As soon as you do it, the rest of the watches will appear downhill. Just make your way down and grab each and every softwatch you see. In the end you will finish this trial and you can move onto the next one.

Trial 2: Shifty Shafts

To the south of Shifty Shafts you will find a bridge across the river. As soon as you activate the first softwatch, the rest will appear across and above the bridge.

In order to complete this trial you need to build a ramp and gather all the watches from the top of the bridge. The last watch will be waiting for you on the other side of the bridge. Activate it and finish your second trial.

Trial 3: Tomato Temple

The final trial at the Tomato Temple is the hardest one. It will require you to run through the wooden ramp near the temple, which you may not be able to finish the first time. But after some practicing you should be able to get every single softwatch in time. As soon as you're done with this trial the challnge will be complete.

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That is all on how to complete three Timed Trials in Season 6, Week 4 challenge, and for other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, please see the list below:

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