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Fortnite leak reveals new aim assist system coming soon

Aim Assist is a long-debated issue in Fortnite, but a data miner has discovered a new aim assist system is in the works.

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Aim assist has been a contentious issue in Fortnite, but data miners have discovered upcoming changes to aim assist in the game files.

Aim assist, which helps controller players stay on target, has been a much-debated topic in Fortnite.

Mouse and keyboard players have long complained about the power of aim assist, with streamers like Tfue, Bugha, and others often leading the debate.

When crossplay first arrived in Fortnite, mouse and keyboard players had a distinct advantage over their controller using competitors. Building was much more intuitive with the extra buttons a keyboard has. In 2019’s Fortnite World Cup, only a handful of controller players qualified, with the top placements dominated by the KBM input.

Epic have been consistently adding more options for controller players, and now controller players often dominate competitive Fortnite.

However, a leaker has discovered a new aim assist system is coming to Fortnite soon.

Fortnite’s new aim assist system

Respected Fortnite leaker and data miner, Mang0e, found out that Fortnite is working on a new targeting system.

With the launch of Season 5, a plugin called “TargetingSystem” was added. Mang0e discovered that its description reads: “Generic Targeting System to be used for gameplay. Abilities/Aim Assist/etc.”

There isn’t enough detail to draw conclusions from here; we don’t know if this new system is a nerf or a buff to aim assist. It is clear that Epic are aware of issues with aim assist and have begun working on an overhaul.

New weapons added to Fortnite Season 5

Call of Duty fans know that it is possible for aim assist to be balanced against mouse and keyboard. There are minimal complaints about one method dominating the other, and in competitive Warzone, there is a good balance between inputs for the top earners.

Stay tuned to CharlieINTEL, where we’ll explain the new system once it has been implemented.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 8 Week 7 Character Punchcard Quests

Punchcards have returned in Fortnite Season 8, so here’s how to complete the Character Quests for a ton of bonus XP.

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Fortnite Season 8 is in full swing, and the Legendary and Epic Quests have been swapped out for Punchcards. There are no new Character Punchcards in Week 7, but we’ve already got Week 8’s, as well as all of the other Character Punchcard Quests, in one handy place.

Fortnite’s Weekly Quests return in Season 8, but with a twist. This season, Punchcards have returned, offering players a ton of bonus XP towards earning Battle Stars completing the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Punchcards are usually weekly, but there aren’t any new cards following Week 7’s 18.30 update – perhaps to make way for the new Cube Queen challenges. However, Fortnite data miners have discovered the upcoming Character Punchcards, their release date, and the challenges.

Here’s Season 8’s Week 8 Character Punchcard Quests and all of the other Character Punchcard Quests to be completed throughout the season.

Fortnite Season 8 Week 8 Punchcard release date & Quests

Fortnite Season 8 The Sideways gameplay

The next batch of Fortnite Character Punchcards are expected to arrive on Tuesday, November 2 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST. Usually, these arrive every week but appear to have been skipped in Week 7.

However, thanks to leaker iFireMonkey, we have all of the challenges for the Character Punchcards set to arrive on November 2.

Fortnite Ember Punchcard Quests

Fortnite Ember NPC
  1. Destroy a Fireplace at Lazy Lake, Craggy Cliffs, Holly Hedges, or Pleasant Park (1) – 30,000 XP
  2. Set structures on fire (10) – 30,000 XP
  3. Emote within 5m of a vehicle that’s smoking (1) – 30,000 XP
  4. Ignite an opponent with a firefly jar (1) – 30,000 XP
  5. Heal from a Campfire (15) – 30,000 XP

Week 8’s Punchcards will be extremely easy compared to previous weeks, and both revolve around a similar theme.

Ember’s Punchcard theme is fire, so you’ll need to go around the map to complete these fiery tasks. Luckily, they’re all easy and self-explanatory, so you won’t have any trouble completing them.

Fortnite Sledgehammer Punchcard Quests

Fortnite Sledgehammer NPC
  1. Open a Chest in the Sideways (1) – 30,000 XP
  2. Eliminate different types of Cube Monsters in The Sideways (3) – 30,000 XP
  3. Damage Cube Monsters with a Sideways Weapon (150) – 30,000 XP
  4. Collect Cube Monster Parts (50) – 30,000 XP
  5. Defeat a Boss Cube Monster in The Sideways (1) – 30,000 XP

Luckily, Sledgehammer’s Quests are also simple, as they can all be completed inside The Sideways. Check out our guide on how to enter The Sideways and complete Sledgehammer’s Punchcard Quests.

What are Fortnite Character Punchcards?

Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

You must visit specific characters and then complete the five Quests that they will assign you. For the first two weeks of Punchcards, you’ll get 12,000 XP for completing the first Quest, and it will go up by 2,000 XP for each one complete – giving 80,000 XP.

But from Week 3 onwards, each challenge will grant 30,000 XP, giving 150,000 XP in total. More Character Punchcards are expected to be added each week, so stay tuned.

All Fortnite Season 8 Character Punchcards

Fortnite Season 8 characters

Fabio Sparklemane – Party Locale Quest

  1. Use a Zipline (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy five pieces of furniture at Apres Ski (14,000 XP)
  3. Dance at two different alien crash sites (16,000 XP)
  4. Dance for two seconds after damaging an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Dance for five seconds while in the sideways (20,000 XP)

Pitstop – Stunt Training Quest

  1. Refuel a vehicle with gas (12,000 XP)
  2. Travel 500 distance while in a vehicle (14,000 XP)
  3. Destroy mailboxes with a vehicle (16,000 XP)
  4. Get two seconds of air time with a vehicle (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with an overturned car to flip it rightside up ​(20,000 XP)

Penny – Build Passion Quest

  1. Destroy five opponent structures (12,000 XP)
  2. Build five structures at Craggy Cliffs (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest metal from both Weeping Woods and Steamy Stacks (16,000 XP)
  4. Hit four weakpoints while harvesting (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote within 10m of an ally-built structure (20,000 XP

The Brat – Hot Dog Quest

  1. Open a cash register (12,000 XP)
  2. Destroy three couches or beds (14,000 XP)
  3. Complete a quest from another character (16,000 XP)
  4. Purchase a weapon of Rare rarity or higher from a character or Weapon-O-Matic (18,000 XP)
  5. Damage opponents with weapons of Rare rarity or higher (20,000 XP)

Madcap – Mushroom Master Quest

  1. Destroy a farming tractor (12,000 XP)
  2. Forage two mushrooms (14,000 XP)
  3. Craft a weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Destroy two refrigerators (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume an apple and a banana (20,000 XP)

Toona Fish – Hue-ge Discovery Quest

  1. Visit three different named locations (12,000 XP)
  2. Dance within 10m of an IO guard (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit the Aftermath (16,000 XP)
  4. Pop the tires on five vehicles (18,000 XP)
  5. Buy an item from a character ​(20,000 XP)

Torin – Monster Research Quest

  1. Enter the Sideways (12,000 XP)
  2. Collect a Sideways weapon (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 100 damage to players with a Sideways weapon (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate ten cube monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a Sideways encounter (20,000 XP)

Dark Jonesy – Spooky Story Quest

  1. Collect a shotgun and shells at Steamy Stacks (12,000 XP)
  2. Stoke a campfire (14,000 XP)
  3. Crouch within ten meters of an opponent for two seconds (16,000 XP)
  4. Cause 150 headshot damage on monsters in The Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Defeat two waves of Cube Monsters in The Sideways anomaly (20,000 XP)

Kitbash – Making Friends Quest

  1. Collect nuts and bolts (12,000 XP)
  2. Craft an item (14,000 XP)
  3. Upgrade a weapon at a weapon bench (16,000 XP)
  4. Honk a vehicle’s horn within 10m of an opponent (18,000 XP)
  5. Survive three storm phases ​(20,000 XP)

Charlotte – IO Heist Quest

  1. Collect an assault rifle and a grenade (12,000 XP)
  2. Reach max shields (14,000 XP)
  3. Visit an IO Outpost or the IO Convoy (16,000 XP)
  4. Eliminate 2 IO Guards (18,000 XP)
  5. Search a chest in an IO Outpost or in the IO Convoy (20,000 XP)

Scuba Jonesy – Surf Turf Quest

  1. Swim at both Lake Canoe and Lazy Lake (12,000 XP)
  2. Submerge a driven vehicle into a large body of water (14,000 XP)
  3. Throw a fish back in the water (16,000 XP)
  4. Hunt one wildlife (18,000 XP)
  5. Consume a fish and a meat in a single match (20,000 XP)

Dusk – Vampire Combat Quest

  1. Ring a doorbell until it breaks (12,000 XP)
  2. Damage an opponent within 30 seconds of landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Deal 75 pistol damage from above (16,000 XP)
  4. Get an elimination with a Pistol, SMG, or Shotgun in the Sideways (18,000 XP)
  5. Finish a downed enemy with Harvesting Tool ​(20,000 XP)

Baba Yaga – New Brew Quest

  1. Mark a Medkit, a Bandage, and a Small Shield Potion (12,000 XP)
  2. Use any of the services of a Mending Machine (14,000 XP)
  3. Consume foraged items (16,000 XP)
  4. Restore health with fish (18,000 XP)
  5. Use a Bandage or a Medkit in The Sideways (20,000 XP)

Kor – Sniper Elite Quest

  1. Collect a sniper rifle (12,000 XP)
  2. Deal 150 damage with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (14,000 XP)
  3. Get two headshots with an assault rifle or sniper rifle (16,000 XP)
  4. Deal damage within 30 seconds of hiding in a haystack, dumpster, or a Flusher (18,000 XP)
  5. Emote on top of a mountain (20,000 XP)

J.B. Chimpanski – War Effort Quest

  1. Make a donation to the war effort donation box (12,000 XP)
  2. Deliver a car to the Weather Station (14,000 XP)
  3. Harvest 100 metal from an alien crash site (16,000 XP)
  4. Talk to three characters (18,000 XP)
  5. Interact with a mounted turret (20,000 XP)

Wrath – Escaped Tenant Quest

  1. Spot two players with a recon scanner (12,500 XP)
  2. Use a jump pad or jump vent and travel 100 meters before landing (14,000 XP)
  3. Get a storm forecast from a character (16,000 XP)
  4. Get a bounty from a bounty board (18,000 XP)
  5. Complete a bounty (20,000 XP)

Big Mouth – Tooth Ache Quest

  1. Hide in a haystack at Corny Crops (30,000 XP)
  2. Destroy beds in Holly Hedges or Pleasant Park (30,000 XP)
  3. Collect a Harpoon Gun (30,000 XP)
  4. Hunt a wolf (30,000 XP)
  5. Emote within 10m of Wildlife (30,000 XP)

Grim Fable – Wolf Activity Quest

  1. Hide in a haystack at Corny Crops (30,000 XP)
  2. Destroy beds in Holly Hedges or Pleasant Park (30,000 XP)
  3. Collect a Harpoon Gun (30,000 XP)
  4. Hunt a wolf (30,000 XP)
  5. Emote within 10m of Wildlife (30,000 XP)

Raven – Dark Skies Quest

  1. Destroy Sideways Rocks (30,000 XP)
  2. Launch from a Corruption Vent in The Sideways (30,000 XP)
  3. Eliminate Cube Monsters in The Sideways 15 seconds after gliding (30,000 XP)
  4. Get headshots from above (30,000 XP)
  5. Destroy chests with a harvesting tool (30,000 XP)

Nighthare – Hop Awake Quest

  1. Bounce on tires without touching the ground (30,000 XP)
  2. Use an Alien Jump Pad at an Alien Crash Site (30,000 XP)
  3. Travel in an Alien Slip Stream for 100m (30,000 XP)
  4. Damage an opponent with a grenade (30,000 XP)
  5. Get an explosive elimination on a Cube Monster (30,000 XP)

Dire Wolf – Wolf Pack Quest

  • Emote at the Weather Station, Fort Crumpet, or Lockie’s Lighthouse (30,000 XP)
  • Damage wildlife with a melee weapon (30,000 XP)
  • Destroy a dumpster at Lazy Lake or Pleasant Park (30,000 XP)
  • Eliminate Cube Monsters in The Sideways with a melee weapon (30,000 XP)
  • Travel on foot in Misty Meadows (30,000 XP)

Ragsy – Shield Techniques Quest

  1. Purchase a shield item from a Vending Machine (30,000 XP)
  2. Consume both a Small Shield Potion and a Shield Fish (30,000 XP)
  3. Harvest Stone from Sideways Rocks (30,000 XP)
  4. Use a shield item while in The Sideways (30,000 XP)
  5. Take damage from an enemy player and survive (30,000 XP)

Ariana Grande – Monster Hunter Quest

  1. Collect a Record and place in a Turntable (30,000 XP)
  2. Study the Caretaker’s Footprints (30,000 XP)
  3. Collect Symbols from eliminated Cube Monsters (30,000 XP)
  4. Reveal the Command Symbol (30,000 XP)
  5. Launch Signal Flares (30,000 XP)

Dark Jonesy – The Oracle Speaks

  1. Collect Scrolls from different IO bases (30,000 XP)
  2. Use a Shadow Stone, then recover the Spirit Vessel (30,000 XP)
  3. Touch a Cube (30,000 XP)
  4. Destroy the Corruption Cluster and all Corruption Fragments (30,000 XP)
  5. Return the Spirit Vessel to the Oracle and hear his vision (30,000 XP)

Contaminated Specialist – Ghostbuster Quest

  1. Deploy Seismographs at Misty Meadows or Catty Corner (30,000 XP)
  2. Exterminate mini-pufts with a pickaxe in Sludgy Swamp, Lazy Lake, or Retail Row (30,000 XP)
  3. Retrieve mechanical parts by destroying cars (30,000 XP)
  4. Place Ghostbuster signs in Holly hedges, Dirty Docks, or Pleasant park (30,000 XP)
  5. Deploy Ghost Trap (30,000 XP)

Ember (arrive November 2)

  1. Destroy a Fireplace at Lazy Lake, Craggy Cliffs, Holly Hedges, or Pleasant Park (30,000 XP)
  2. Set structures on fire (30,000 XP)
  3. Emote within 5m of a vehicle that’s smoking (30,000 XP)
  4. Ignite an opponent with a firefly jar (30,000 XP)
  5. Heal from a Campfire (30,000 XP)

Sledgehammer (arrive November 2)

  1. Open a Chest in the Sideways (1) – 30,000 XP
  2. Eliminate different types of Cube Monsters in The Sideways (3) – 30,000 XP
  3. Damage Cube Monsters with a Sideways Weapon (150) – 30,000 XP
  4. Collect Cube Monster Parts (50) – 30,000 XP
  5. Defeat a Boss Cube Monster in The Sideways (1) – 30,000 XP

For more Fortnite, check out the recent leak that Spider-Man will be arriving, and stay tuned for more Punchcard guides.

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How to get Fortnite Cube Queen Secret Skin: Quests & rewards

Here’s how to unlock Fortnite’s brand-new Cube Queen Secret Skin from the Season 8 Battle Pass, including its challenges and rewards.

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Fortnite Season 8’s Battle Pass Secret Skin has finally arrived – The Cube Queen. Here’s how to get your hands on the new skin, including its Quests and rewards.

It’s a Fortnite tradition for Epic Games to tease a mystery skin in the Battle Pass and this becomes available to unlock later in the season. Season 8 is no different, and Epic Games have now confirmed the Cube Queen.

This NPC has taken over the new Convergence POI, but Battle Pass owners can also unlock her as a skin through a set of new challenges.

Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the Cube Queen, including the Quests and all of the rewards.

How to get the Fortnite Cube Queen skin

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Fortnite’s Cube Queen Secret Skin arrived as part of October 26’s 18.30 update, with the skin and its challenges going live at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST.

Battle Pass owners will have until the end of Season 8, which is scheduled for December 5, to complete all of the associated challenges to unlock the Cube Queen and all of her cosmetics.

How to unlock the Cube Queen: Quests & rewards

Fortnite Cube Queen Battle Pass rewards page 2

The Cube Queen Secret Skin is unlocked through various challenges, and Fortnite data miners have uncovered the Quests ahead of the official release.

Here are all of the Quests and rewards for Season 8’s Cube Queen Secret Skin:

Quest PageChallengeReward
1Survive Storm Circles while carrying a Sideways weapon (3)The Cube Queen Outfit
1Eliminate a player with the Sideways Minigun (1)Last Cube Standing Emoticon
1Shakedown OpponentsThe Queen’s Court Loading Screen
1Use a Shadow Stone or Flopper to phase for 3 seconds near a player (3)Cubic Vortex Backbling
1Complete all of The Cube Queen Quests on Page 1 (4)The Cube Queen (Obliterator) Style
2Deal damage to players with the Sideways Scythe (150)Reality Render Pickaxe
2Complete a Bounty from a Bounty Board (1)Regal Visage Spray
2Get player headshots with the Sideways Rifle (2)Queen’s Anthem Music
2Glide in the smoke stacks at Steamy Stacks (1) Queen’s Procession Glider
2Complete all of the Cube Queen Quests on Page 2 (4)The Cube Queen (Islandbane) Style

Some of these Quests are trickier than the regular Punchcard Quests, but you shouldn’t have too much trouble.

You can check out our guide on how to get the Sideways Scythe, and you can also check out how to get the Sideways Minigun and Rifle. Also, be sure to check out all of the Bounty Board locations to quickly complete this Quest.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with full guides on any of the extremely tricky Quests.


For more Fortnite, check out how to get The Batman Who Laughs skin in Fortnite Season 8, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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Fortnite 18.30 update patch notes: Mountain Base POI, new weapons, Cube Queen Secret Skin

Fortnite’s 18.30 update is live, so here are the full patch notes detailing all of the content, including a new POI, and bug fixes.

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Epic Games are keeping the Fortnite updates coming thick and fast during Fornitemares, with the 18.30 update now live. Here are the full patch notes, including the new Mountain Base POI, Cube Queen skin, weapons, and more.

We’ve now entered the third and final week of Fortnitemares, which had brought both the 18.20 and 18.21 updates. These updates made significant changes to the battle royale, such as adding donation boards, more Return Requests, and the new Cube Town POI.

The latest update, v18.30, is now live. It’s brought a new Mountain Base POI, new weapons, and the secret Battle Pass skin.

Here are the full patch notes for Fortnite’s 18.30 update.

Fortnite Season 8 Fortnitemares

Fortnite 18.30 update release date & server downtime

Fortnite’s 18.30 update is live, with the downtime now over so players can start dropping in and experiencing the new content.

New Fortnite Mountain Base POI

Fortnite season 8 mountain base POI

The 18.30 update has introduced a brand-new POI to the game, with the Catty Corner bunker door opening up to form the Mountain Base.

Since Fortnite moved to the Chapter 2 island, players have been wondering what’s behind the huge door next to Catty Corner. These doors have now opened up with 18.30, but Epic warns that you need to prepare “to fend against Doctor Slone and her guards.”

New Fortnite weapons

The 18.30 update has brought two new weapons, the Icy Grappler and Combat Pistol.

The Icy Grappler acts much the same as the regular Grappler but turns your feet icy for much more mobility. It can be purchased from Fabio Sparklemane for 400 Bars.

And the Combat Pistol comes in every rarity, ranging from 23 damage (Common) to 28 damage (Legendary). The in-game description says it “benefits greatly from aiming down sights.”

Combat Shotgun vs Boogie Bomb

Fortnite boogie bomb vs combat shotgun vote

The Donation Boards return again in the 18.30 update, this time pitting Boogie Bombs and the Combat Shotgun against each other.

Boogie Bombs force your opponents to dance, leaving them defenseless for a few seconds. And the Combat Shotgun is a powerful semi-auto shotgun that has great range.

Players need to donate Gold Bars towards one of the weapons, and the first to hit 100% will arrive in Season 8.

Cube Queen Secret Skin comes to Season 8 Battle Pass

Fortnite Season 8 Cube Queen outfit

The Secret Battle Pass Skin, the Cube Queen, will be available from 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST, where players can unlock her Outfit and the Long Live the Queen Set.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all of the Quests that release later on October 26.

Fortnite Cube Town Pyramid

The Convergence has moved to its next phase with the 18.30 update, and leaks have suggested this will soon form a pyramid.

Epic has teased that “with v18.30, the next phase of The Convergence is now built. Head to the Island’s center to see the Cubes’ ominous progress…”

Well-known leaker HYPEX has discovered that “there’s a string in the Cube Queen’s effects that refers to her as the ‘Pyramid Tip.’

The Cube Town Pyramid seems to be confirmed, with data miners discovering a new challenge where players must “Visit The Pyramid.” And the challenge description says “Ooh, purple! Show me purple! I’m getting the sense that they’re not supposed to be doing that.”

HYPEX now believes that “The Cubes are 100% turning into a pyramid.”

Fortnite Power Leveling weekend

Power leveling in Fortnite

From October 29 at 7 PM ET to November 1 at 7 AM ET, Fortnite players will be treated to bonus XP as part of a Power Leveling weekend.

This will allow players to level up even faster by unlocking a “bonus pool of Supercharged XP.”

Fortnite The Batman Who Laughs skin arrives

The Batman Who Laughs in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite is continuing its collaboration with DC Comics, bringing villain The Batman Who Laughs to the game. The skin will hit the Item Shop at 5 PM PT on October 25, the same day as the 18.30 update.

The Batman Who Laughs bundle comes with The Batman Who Laughs skin, Robin’s Perch Backbling, and Dark Multiverse Set Pickaxe and Glider.

Fortnite 18.30 update major bug fixes

Here are the confirmed major bug fixes for the 18.30 update, which deal with a couple of game-breaking issues.

  • Fixed an issue involving the Sideways Scythe’s “Smash Attack” ability resulting in fall damage if players used it from a high point.
  • Fixed an issue involving the red dot indicator no longer showing on the compass when enemies were firing.

And that’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 18.30 update!

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to complete all of Season 8’s Punchcard Quests.

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