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Weapon attachments are coming to Fortnite in a future update

Epic Games is introducing weapon attachments and abilities in the newest update of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

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A new Fortnite leak has surfaced that suggests a brand new mechanic in an upcoming update. It seems that Epic Games is testing out “Weapon Mod Slots” that will allow you to equip attachments on your guns.

There are various weapons that you can try out in Fortnite. Each one comes with its own set of stats, and some are more powerful than others. The worth of the weapon is determined by its rarity, and Season 5 introduced the brand-new Exotic variants.

You can’t customize or alter your guns with a new loadout in order to make them more deadly. However, it seems that Epic Games might be changing that soon. A new leak is pointing to a brand new weapons attachment system coming to Fortnite.

Weapon attachments coming to Fortnite

This information came from the reliable Fortnite leaker known as ‘HYPEX‘ in a twitter post on December 27. The leaker stated that Epic Games have started testing a new weapons mechanic called “Weapon Mod Slots.”

This new system will give you the ability to equip weapon abilities and attachments. You can view the leak below:

The new system sounds like a major change that can significantly alter the game. Up to this point, each gun’s stats in Fortnite were determined solely by their rarities. Now you’ll have more options, and will be able to select a loadout that suits you best.

This sounds similar to an existing mechanic within Fortnite’s Save the World experience. This allows you to craft weapons with special abilities that aren’t in the BR mode. The guns will retain the same rarities that they have in the Battle Royale.

The addition of the Weapon Mod Slots doesn’t mean that Epic Games will remove weapon rarities altogether. Especially since Exotic weapons were only added recently in Season 5. They will most likely combine the Save the World mechanic with Fortnite’s current BR weapon system.

We can expect a lot of other new content and mechanics with the upcoming update. The developers have already confirmed that we’ll soon see a “Disable Pre-edits” setting soon. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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How to unlock Horizon Zero Dawn Aloy skin in Fortnite

Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn will be coming to Fortnite Season 6 as a new skin, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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Alloy in Fortnite Season 6

Some new Fortnite leaks have revealed that Chapter 2, Season 6 will feature a Horizon Zero Dawn crossover in the form of an LTM, and the protagonist Aloy will be coming as a new skin.

Epic Games love surprising Fortnite fans by introducing crossover content to the battle royale. Season 5 brought in skins from Street Fighter, Terminator, and God of War among others. Now, the devs have some more planned for Season 6.

The Battle Pass already features Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft and Rebirth Raven from the Teen Titans. Now, Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn will be making her way to the battle royale’s Item Shop as a new skin, and here’s how you can unlock her.

Fortnite Aloy Cup

Notable Fortnite data miner HYPEX stated that Aloy’s skin will become available in-game from April 15, and Epic Games will also add a Horizon Zero Dawn-themed LTM to the battle royale.

You’ll be able to get the entire Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle entirely for free by participating in the PS4 and PS5 exclusive Aloy Cup that’s scheduled for April 14, 2021. The bundle will be awarded to the top-performing teams a day before it arrives in the Item Shop.

Bonus points will be given for eliminations with a bow, which is Aloy’s signature weapon in Horizon Zero Dawn. Adding Aloy to Fortnite makes perfect sense as the new season is titled “Primal” and Horizon Forbidden West will release later this year.

You’ll be able to compete in 10 Duos matches over three hours to score as many eliminations as you can. If you want to participate, then you can find out the time for your region by checking the Compete tab in the game.

There will also be a new LTM titled “Lead Alloy” which will reportedly include a team-up between Aloy and Lara Croft. This will grant you the opportunity to upgrade all weapons to Legendary rarity.

We’ll keep checking for any more details about Fortnite’s Horizon Zero Dawn crossover, and will update you as soon as we learn something new.

Image Credits: Epic Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Fortnite 16.20 Update patch notes: Vehicle tires & two new Bows

Fortnite’s v16.20 update is here, introducing new vehicle tires, the Splinter & Grappler Bow, and lots of bug fixes.

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Fortnite players driving cars

The latest patch for Epic Games’ blockbuster battle royale Fortnite is here, with the v16.20 patch rolling out on Tuesday, April 13 on PC, Xbox, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.

The third major update of Fortnite Season 6 introduces new vehicle mods that allow players to customize and build their ideal machinery, while a new Duos Cup and an update to Creative matchmaking is also on the way.

On top of that, Epic have been hard at work squashing bugs and fixing glitches to improve quality of life for players as they search for Victory Royales. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s 16.20 update, along with full patch notes.

Fortnite v16.20 Update patch notes

Vehicle mods

Vehicle mods have long been rumored for Fortnite, and finally they have arrived courtesy of the April 13 update. Epic teased their arrival by tweeting: “Trick out your ride with new wheels,” hinting at the fact that players can now equip new items that have different uses depending on terrain.

These new tires have different behavior depending on whether they are being driven on dirt, grass, or the road, and are difficult for enemies to pop.

Fortnite players driving vehicles

New Bows & Duos Cup

On top of vehicle mods, there are also two new Bows for players to use, with the Grappler and Splinter Bow introduced in the 16.30 update.

The Splinter Bow will deal 100 damage to players, making it a useful tool to have in your inventory, while the Grappler Bow will let users zipline across the map.

The introduction of the two new bows will also lead to a “special Duos Cup,” with the bows acting as the weapon of choice.

On top of that, Creative Mode is about to get a whole lot bigger, with 50 player matchmaking now enabled.

Fortnite player running with a bow.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic have been working hard to fix the bugs and glitches that have been affecting the game over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, the devs don’t release a full list of everything they’ve addressed, but thanks to their official Trello page, we can see what they’ve been working on.

Battle Royale

  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.
  • Code Green Wrap not appearing correctly.
  • Arena playlist issues.
  • Storm visibility is clear when using Performance Mode.
  • Collection Book Character #17 not appearing on the Island.
  • Slurpshrooms and Coconuts temporarily disabled.

Creative

  • Start with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with a Pickaxe.
  • Vehicles not moving properly in Creative.

Mobile

  • Cosmetics in Lobby appearing blurry on Nintendo Switch.
  • 3D resolution reset itself even if the player saved the settings.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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How to find out how much your Fortnite skins are worth

Fortnite.GG have introduced a new feature that lets players show off their lockers and see how many V-Bucks they’ve spent on Fortnite skins.

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How to check your Fortnite Locker

There is a brand-new feature on Fortnite.gg that allows you to quickly figure out how much the different Fortnite cosmetics in your locker are worth in V-Bucks.

Fortnite players can unlock various different cosmetic items in the battle royale by progressing through the Battle Pass, or by purchasing them from the Item Store. Crossovers with franchises like Terminator, DC, and Predator have popularized these.

If you’ve been playing Fortnite for a while, then you’ll have a fairly large collection of skins, and calculating their value is a time-taking process. Fortunately, the website Fortnite.gg has created a tool that speeds this up.

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How to check the value of your Fortnite locker

If you visit Fortnite.gg, you can use a tool to sign in and link your Epic Games account. This will allow you to view all the skins, bundles, emotes, and other in-game purchases that are in your account.

If you want to look through your locker and see how many V-Bucks you’ve spent, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to Fortnite.GG
  2. Hit the drop-down menu in the top-left corner
  3. Navigate to “My Locker”
  4. Sign in with your Epic Games account

While it’s useful to show off your Fortnite locker, Epic Games have strongly suggested that players change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication to protect their security and privacy.

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Unfortunately, Fortnite.gg have temporarily removed the Sign-In feature. They put out a statement reassuring players that their personal data hadn’t been breached, and they would work with Epic Games to prioritize security.

You’ll be able to check your locker again after the website brings in an Epic-Games-Store-linked login page. Fortnite.gg suggests regularly checking their Twitter account for updates.

We’ll keep an eye on this situation, and will update you once there are any new developments.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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