Fortnite Season 8 will soon wrap up, but Epic Games are maintaining a steady stream of content, with the latest update being the 18.30 November 9 Hotfix. This finally adds the Combat Pistol, buffs the Sideways Rifle, and more.
Fortnite Season 8 has brought a plethora of content to the ever-popular battle royale, and the loot pool is only about to get bigger. The Combat Pistol arrived in the game files with the 18.30 update, and it’s finally arrived in the game with the November 9 Hotfix.
That’s not all though, as there are changes to the Sideways Rifle, and a new Character Punchcard Questline has arrived.
Here’s everything in Fortnite’s November 9 18.30 update.
Combat Pistol arrives in Fortnite
The standard Pistol has been vaulted, and the Combat Pistol has finally arrived with the 18.30 Hotfix.
Epic Games have compared it to the Combat Assault Rifle, where it has “tighter bullet spread and exceptional power.” However, they warned that it has “strong recoil, so it takes a savvy yielder to fire its full potential.”
The Combat Pistol can be found in Chests, on the ground, and from Fishing, and comes in every rarity. Its power ranges from 23 damage (Common) to 28 damage (Legendary).
Fortnite Sideways Rifle buff
The Sideways Rifle is a powerful weapon that can be obtained by going into the Sideways, and its received a substantial buff in the 18.30 Hotfix.
Epic described that the Sideways Rifle now “reaches its superpowered state (or ‘close to overheating’ state) faster, stays there longer, and is more accurate.” So, the Sideways is looking to be an even better choice in the remainder of Season 8.
New Fortnite Punchcard Quest arrives
Fortnite has expanded on its ever-growing list of weekly challenges by adding a new Shadow Ops Punchcard Questline.
And that’s everything included in the small 18.30 Hotfix! Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all future Fortnite updates.
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Fortnite Creative 2.0: Unreal Editor release window, features, leaks, more
Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s upcoming Creative 2.0, the next evolution of the extremely popular Creative mode.
Fortnite’s Creative mode is almost as popular as its Battle Royale, and its about to get a lot more advanced with the upcoming Fortnite Creative 2.0. Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s Unreal Editor including what it is, its release date, and the leaks surrounding it.
Fortnite Creative mode allows players to create their very own experiences inside Fortnite, using assets to build their Creative Island any way they like. Other players can join these islands and earn XP while doing so, and player-made experiences are almost as popular as those created by Epic.
Fortnite Creative is about to get a major overhaul with Creative 2.0, giving players much more freedom to create whatever they like inside Fortnite.
Creative 2.0 shouldn’t be far away, so here’s everything we know including its release window, its Roblox-like monetization, and leaks surrounding it.
- What is Fortnite Creative 2.0?
- Fortnite Creative 2.0 release window
- Fortnite Creative 2.0 leaks & rumors
What is Fortnite Creative 2.0?
Fortnite Creative 2.0, also known as the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, will be the evolution of Creative mode, allowing the community to build their own games inside Fortnite. This is set to give players much more freedom over what they create, with popular insider HYPEX claiming that it “makes Creative look basic.”
- Read more: Fortnite x Dead by Daylight crossover leaks
Speaking to Fast Company, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said that Fortnite Creative 2.0 will allow players to “build very high-quality game content and code . . . and deploy it into Fortnite without having to do a deal with us–it’s open to everybody.”
Similar to Roblox, Fortnite’s Unreal Editor will allow creators to monetize their content. “We’re building an economy,” explained Sweeney. “It will support creators actually building businesses around their work and making increasing amounts of profit from the commerce that arises from people playing their content.”
Fortnite Creative 2.0 release window
Fortnite Creative 2.0 is set to arrive at some point in 2022, likely in the final few months of the year.
Tim Sweeney gave an update on June 28, saying that Creative 2.0 is “Still on track for this year, but not ‘soon.'” So it’s unlikely that Fortnite Creative’s major overhaul will arrive during summer, but we could see it towards fall or winter.
HYPEX believes we’ll see it during Chapter 3 Season 4, which is set to go live in September 2022.
Fortnite Creative 2.0 leaks & rumors
There are a ton of leaks and rumors about Fortnite Creative 2.0 and most of them surround ‘Verse’ — the scripting language Fortnite’s Unreal Editor will reportedly use.
Fortnite leaker InTheShadeYT claims to have revealed a ton of the functions that Verse will bring to Creative 2.0. These include allowing players to create their own models, spawning NPCs and controlling what they do and how they behave, full control of the HUD, and more.
You can check everything InTheShadeYT has revealed so far:
- Creating your own models
- Spawning items
- Storm controller “(you can control pretty much everything about it)”
- AI scripting
- Events that fire off when pretty much anything in the game happens so you have full control of everything
- Changing game phases
- Loading and using game widgets
- Loading game assets at runtime
- Full control of building
- Live team and player statistics
- Control of the HUD, “you can put any message and control what’s being shown to players”
- Scoreboard control
- Controlling player components
- Manage gameplay tags
- Add NPCs and control what they do and what emotes they play
- Create, show, hide, destroy, and move objects
- Creature spawner manager
- Skin and emote capturing
- Control what happens when a player sees or looks away from another player or device
- Sentry device which tracks players
- Player spawner
- RNG (random number generation) system
- Control of player inventories and what weapons they have
- Teleportation device
- Timer device to start, save, load, pause, and resume things
- Vehicle spawner
- Vending machine device to spawn items
- Script device
- Control arrays and data types
- Date time util
- Control UI elements
- Show tooltips
- Bind and map actions
- Adding and controlling particle systems
- Control of audio, lights, physics, gravity, etc
- Modifying objects to change their, mesh, material, or animation
- Making animations play “(I’m assuming custom ones as well)”
- Modifying, removing, and adding gameplay tags
- Spawn entities (Similar to actors in Unreal Engine)
- Level streaming
- Set events for every tick of the game
- Control of speed, vectors, velocity, and many of the game physics
- Entity spawning
- Being able to create and destroy objects
- Being able to draw things and shapes on screen
- Logging to the screen or to a file
- Math calculations and algorithms
They also said that all of these details don’t even scratch the surface of what’s possible with Verse, and “this is just a small peak at the possibilities.”
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Leaked Fortnite x Dead by Daylight crossover: Rumors, possible character skins
A Dead by Daylight crossover is reportedly on its way to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about it, including all leaked cosmetics.
Epic Games are reportedly gearing up to bring a Dead by Daylight crossover to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know, including all leaked cosmetic skins and rumors.
Epic Games have added numerous crossovers that have brought new cosmetic skins to Fortnite, from popular fictional characters like Indiana Jones and Spider-Man to real-life celebrities like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
We’ve also seen crossovers with other popular video game franchises, and some new leaks suggest that Fortnite’s devs are currently planning a collaboration with survival-horror game Dead by Daylight.
Fortnite x Dead by Daylight leaked cosmetic skins
On June 26, prominent Fortnite leaker ‘Shiina’ tweeted that an anonymous source sent them images of a new Llama Charm as well as a new cosmetic skin of Meg Thomas from Dead by Daylight.
According to the leaker, this crossover “might happen soon” and would add new cosmetic items for both games. Dead by Daylight players will be able to earn the Llama Charm, and the Meg Thomas skin will arrive in Fortnite.
Rumors of this crossover were sparked by Twitter user ‘McNeil Racing77’ who shared a few images on June 9, claiming that Dead by Daylight characters had been spotted in a Fortnite survey.
These mentioned the names of David, Dwight, and The Legion from the horror-survival title, and it’s possible that they might all be added to Fortnite as part of the same cosmetic bundle. Interestingly, Meg Thomas wasn’t mentioned in this leaked survey.
While this all seems exciting, it’s worth keeping in mind that this information has yet to be verified by the developers of either game, so be sure to take it with a grain of salt until there’s an official announcement.
We’ll keep checking for more leaks and information about the Fortnite and Dead by Daylight crossover, including the release dates and additional cosmetic items. Once we learn more, we’ll be sure to update you.
For more Fortnite content, check out this leak claiming that skateboards are coming soon to Fortnite as well as our guide on how to unlock Super Styles in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3.
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Fortnite leak claims skateboards coming soon as new movement mechanic
A new leak has emerged, suggesting that Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 will add a skateboard and skating mechanic.
According to new Fortnite leaks, Epic Games are planning to add skating mechanics and a new skateboard vehicle in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3.
The developers always keep the game fresh with new content, and a new leak suggests that they’re currently working on a new mechanic and vehicle that will be introduced in Chapter 3, Season 3.
Notable Fortnite leaker ‘HYPEX’ claims that Epic Games are developing new skating mechanics that will make way for the addition of skateboards or roller skates in the battle royale title.
The leaker stated that this new mechanic will be similar to the in-game sliding, as you’ll be slower when going uphill and faster coming down. If this leak is accurate, then players will have a new way to get around the map.
Another leaker with the name ‘InTheShade’ tweeted a gameplay video showcasing this new mechanic in action. While the video is obviously just a rough test, it shows the Fortnite player sliding across the map without crouching.
The character also moves faster when going downhill and is able to kick the board to pick up some speed. Moreover, it seems like jumping from heights with a skateboard will allow you to avoid heavy fall damage.
At the time of writing, it’s unclear if this mechanic will actually make its way into Fortnite, as this information is based purely on leaks. We’ll need to wait for Epic Games to confirm whether or not players will be able to skate in the game.
The developers have added skating-themed summer cosmetics in the Item Shop before, so it would make sense for them to add skateboards as well as a new POI that resembles a skate park.
Image credits: Epic Games
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