Epic Games has something special planned for the New Year’s event that will take place in Fortnite. Now some leaks on Reddit and Twitter have given us a closer look at what players can expect to see at the start of 2021.
We’ve seen a plethora of new content arrive to Fortnite as Chapter 2, Season 5 goes on. There are brand new exotic weapons, cosmetics, and crossovers with other franchises. The Operation Snowdown holiday event is ongoing until January 5.
With the year coming to a close, Epic Games is also planning an in-game New Year’s event that will wrap up 2020 in spectacular fashion. Now some new leaks on Twitter and Reddit have revealed what we can expect from the upcoming event.
This leak came from Reddit user ‘u/DrpyCatty’ who made a post in the FortniteLeaks subreddit. In the thread, the player highlighted the many holiday themed decorations and effects that we will see the servers switch over to 2021.
There are colored spotlights shining up from the floor, along with fireworks. The clip also shows a glowing ball of light which follows the fireworks in the sky. You can see this all in the posted clip below:
More footage came in the form of a tweet from content creator ‘InTheShadeYT.’ He posted a short clip that gives us a closer look at the large rift in the sky. The glowing orb bears close resemblance to the Disco ball drop from the 2020 New Year’s event.
It’s clear that this year’s event will not be that different from last year. A few fans have found issue with the similarities, and wish that Epic Games had planned something more creative. While others are content with what they got, since they already enjoy this theme.
The event will begin as each time zone crosses into 2021. It’s commendable that Epic Games wants to end this year with bang by giving players something fun to celebrate. They might a have a few surprises that have yet to be revealed.
Make sure that you’re in-game before midnight if you want to join the celebration. Hopefully the coming year will bring much more exciting new content to the world of Fortnite.
Image Credits: Epic Games
How to equip a Detector & disable Alien billboards for Fortnite Quests
Here’s where you can find Detectors and disable Alien billboards for Fortnite’s Season 7 Week 9 Legendary Quest.
It’s another week, which means there are new Fortnite Quests to complete! One of the more difficult tasks in the new set wants players to find and equip a Detector, then disable an Alien Billboard.
While there weren’t many map changes of note, one thing that eagle-eyed Fortnite fans will have noticed is the appearance of billboards, which the Aliens have programmed to say “SUBMIT” whenever a player gets close.
Now, it’s up to you to stop the Alien’s message to players by finding and equipping a Detector and then disabling the billboards.
Here’s everything you need to complete Week 9’s Legendary quest.
Where to find and equip a Detector in Fortnite
The good news is that finding the Detectors are relatively easy, as they are all located in named Fortnite locations where there is also a billboard.
There are seven locations where players can head, which are:
- Believer Beach
- Boney Burbs
- Craggy Cliffs
- Lazy Lake
- Misty Meadows
- Pleasant Park
- Retail Row
Once you choose a location to land at, you’re looking for a black crate somewhere in the area. The boxes are found outside somewhere, so don’t worry about searching every building you see.
Once you spot it, simply head over and interact with it. You’ll then be able to equip the Detector and start the second part of this quest.
How to disable an Alien Billboard
The final part of this challenge is pretty straightforward. Once you have your Detector equipped, look for the billboard which has been planted in the area, walk over to it, and interact with it. The billboards are usually just outside the POI, but they’re big enough that you should spot them pretty easily.
It’s important to note that this challenge doesn’t track across multiple games, which means you must complete both parts in the same match. If you get the Detector but die before you get to the billboard, you’ll need to start from scratch.
Image Credits: Epic Games
Where to place Spy Probes for Fortnite Week 9 Quests
Here’s where to find and place three Spy Probes for Fortnite Season 7’s Week 8 Legendary Quests to earn some valuable XP to level up your Battle Pass.
Fortnite Season 7’s Legendary Quests tasks players with placing three Spy Probes for the Week 9 challenges. Here’s where to find and place the probes.
Along with the 17.30 update and the upcoming Ariana Grande concert, Fortnite Season 7’s ninth batch of Legendary challenges have gone live. If players complete these challenges, they’ll net a ton of XP towards earning Battle Stars and completing the Season 7 Battle Pass.
Week 9 tasks players with completing various extraterrestrial themed challenges, such as placing Bioscanners in Alien Biomes and placing Spy Probes. Here’s where to place the three Spy Probes for the Week 9 Legendary challenges.
Although you only need to plant three, there are at least eight Spy Probes to find around the Fortnite island. These can usually be found on hilltops, where they get a good view of the surrounding area.
They’ll be marked by a blue, translucent object sticking out of the ground. Simply approach it and press your interact button, and you’ll have completed the challenge.
Fortnite Spy Probe locations
- By the road south of Holly Hedges
- By the pond between Holly Hedges and Bony Burbs
- On the south-east side of Weeping Woods, by the road
- Directly south of the Zero Point, south-east of Defiant Dish
- On the hill above Hydro 16
- Off the road west of Misty Meadows
- On the hill east of Flushed Factory
- On the hill west of the Apres Ski resort
By landing near Flushed Factory, you’ll manage to get all Fortnite three Spy Probe locations without having to travel far, and with luck, complete the Quest in one game. This will net you 30,000 XP, which will be a major boost in unlocking the Rick Sanchez skin.
For more Fortnite, check out the best PC settings for Season 7 to maximize your FPS.
Image Credit: Epic Games / Fortnite.GG
How to get Fortnite Street Fighter Cammy & Guile skins
Cammy and Guile from Street Fighter are two of the newest skins coming to the world of Fortnite, and we have the details on how you can get each skin.
Fortnite is no stranger to having characters from other popular entertainment franchises crossover as skins. Street Fighter will be the next, with a skin for Cammy and Guile arriving in Fortnite soon.
One of the biggest attractions for Fortnite in the past year has been its massive array of crossover skins with various entertainment franchises and real-life personalities, with some of the most recent being World Cup Champion Bugha, LeBron James, Bloodsport from Suicide Squad, Ariana Grande, and more.
Not looking to stop with the influx of crossover skins, Epic Games recently revealed that Cammy and Guile from the world of Street Fighter would both have a skin in the game soon, and we have everything you need to know to get either the Fortnite Cammy or Guile skin to rock your Street Fighter pride.
How to get Fortnite Guile skin
Players will be able to get their hands on Guile starting on August 7, 2021, at 5 PM PST/ 7 PM CST/ 8 PM EST, and will likely be around 1,500 V-Bucks as the other crossover cosmetic outfits have been in the past.
How to get Fortnite Cammy skin
Those interested in getting the outfit for the popular Street Fighter character of Cammy will be able to at the same time as the Guile skin.
However, there will also be another way that players will be able to get the Fortnite Cammy skin. Players who compete in the Cammy Cup tournament on August 5 will be able to get this character early by being one of the top-performing teams in your region.
There will also be a bundle containing both the Fortnite Cammy and Guile skin, so passionate Street Fighter fans will be able to collect both characters simultaneously.
There is no doubt that many players will be excited to get their hands on either the Fortnite Cammy or Guile skin and channel some Street Fighter energy to help them get wins and highlight eliminations.
Image Credits: Epic Games
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