Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 has begun, bringing an all-new Battle Pass and Item Shop skins. Data miners have discovered the skins and cosmetics you’ll unlock as you progress.
After the Galactus event concluded, fans awaited the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2’s fifth season. Now it has finally begun, players can begin completing the Beskar Quest to upgrade the Mandalorian’s armor and unlock Baby Yoda as a pet.
While Epic Games prepared Fortnite for Season 5, leakers were also hard at work scouring the game files for upcoming cosmetics. They discovered what would be in the Battle Pass and Item Shop early, but now everyone can see that for themselves.
However, we can’t see all of the different variants and upcoming cosmetics.
All leaked cosmetics
Popular leaker HypeX has revealed some of the variants for the Battle Pass characters you’ll unlock, as well as some upcoming cosmetics that will be in the Item Shop.
There will be several variants for each of the new skins, such as a large mustache for Mancake which is sure to be popular. Players will also be able to equip reactive hair and tails for Mave.
- Read more: Fortnite v15.00 Update: Season 5 patch notes
Each of the Bounty Hunters from the Season 5 Battle Pass will have three extra colors: Sapphire, Topaz, and Zero Point. These give the characters the look of them being made out of precious stone.
As well as variants for the new skins, there will be backblings, gliders, and pickaxes to purchase in the Item Shop.
To help get players in the festive spirit, there are new styles for Christmas skins Codename E.L.F. and Crackshot. Along with these skins come festive backblings such as Fishstick dressed up as an elf.
As well as new skins and cosmetics, there are new weapons and POIs on Fortnite’s map. Keep an eye on Charlie Intel to see everything that’s changed for Season 5.
Where to plant wiretaps at key locations for Fortnite Week 8 Quests
Here’s where to plant wiretaps in key locations for Fortnite Season 7’s Week 8 Quests, where you can earn a ton of XP.
Fortnite Season 7’s Week 8 Quests task players with planting wiretaps at three key locations, so here’s how to do it.
Every week, Epic Games release a batch of Legendary and Epic Quests to allow players to earn a ton of XP. By completing these every week, you’ll have no trouble earning Battle Stars and finishing the Season 7 Battle Pass.
With the arrival of the 17.21 update, we’re now in Week 8, and players are tasked with planting three wiretraps at key locations. Here’s how to plant the wiretraps, and all of the key locations that you can plant them.
Fortnite Week 8 Wiretap locations
There are clusters of wiretaps in five key locations on the Fortnite Season 7 map. Inside each of these POIs are three wiretaps, so with a bit of luck, you should only have to visit one of the locations.
The wiretaps will be marked by a transparent blue box. Simply approach it and press the interact button and the wiretap will be placed. Do this twice more, and you’ll get 30,000 XP.
You can find wiretaps in these locations:
- Dinky Dish
- Dockside Dish
- Defiant Dish
- Eastern house in Lazy Lake
- Tunnel east of Catty Corner
Dinky Dish Fortnite wiretap locations
- Base of the tall yellow radio tower, on the east side
- Base of the large radar dish
- Base of the smaller yellow radio tower, in the north-west corner
As with all of the wiretaps, by landing in one location you can complete all of the Quest.
Dockside Dish Fortnite wiretap locations
- Base of the large radar dish
- Base of the large green radio tower, on the west side
- Base of the small green radio tower, on the east side
Defiant Dish Fortnite wiretap locations
- Base of the blue radio tower in the eastern building
- Base of the large radar dish
- Base of the blue radio tower at the south side
Lazy Lake Fortnite wiretap locations
- By the benches at the north side of Lazy Lake’s eastern house
- By the wall west of the swimming pool
- By the hedges east of the swimming pool
Tunnel east of Catty Corner Fortnite wiretap locations
- On the outside wall of the office, at the north side
- By a rock on the east side of the fence
- Underneath the stairs by the mysterious door
And that’s where you can find all of the wiretaps to plant for Week 8’s Quests! Also, be sure to check out Week 7’s Epic Quests if you missed them.
Image Credit: Epic Games
Fortnite Season 7 live event countdown timer: start date & theme
A countdown timer has appeared in the world of Fortnite, and it looks to be counting down the moments until the Season 7 live event.
Excitement is at an all-time high in the world of Fortnite regarding Season 7, as a countdown timer has appeared in the popular game and is counting down the moments until the next live event kicks off.
There are many things that have made Fortnite one of the most popular games in the world over the past couple of years, with one of the most important being the exciting live events that Epic Games has pulled off over the course of the game’s many seasons.
These live events have been everything from concerts to giant battles where millions of players have been able to experience the adrenaline-fueled action all at the same time.
While the end of Season 6 and the start of Season 7 did not see a live event occur, this does not look to be the case for the end of Season 7 and the start of Season 8, as a Fortnite live event countdown timer has officially appeared in the popular game.
Fortnite live event countdown timer
Players soon noticed this Fortnite live event countdown timer in the game’s sky when they were playing and in the lobby in between matches.
Based on the amount of time this timer began with when it first appeared, it looks as though the highly anticipated live event will occur on August 6, 2021, at 3 PM PST/ 5 PM CST/ 6 PM EST.
It is unknown exactly what will happen when this Fortnite live event countdown timer hits zero on August 6.
However, with this season’s theme being all about an alien invasion, the alien mothership that has been hanging around might likely be ready to make some noise and shake up the Fortnite world in a major way.
An Ariana Grande concert event has also been leaked to be taking place sometime this season, so there is a possibility that this time is counting down until this leaked event. Still, players will have to wait until it hits zero before we officially know or an announcement is made by Epic Games.
For more Fortnite, check out how to complete all of the Season 7 Bounties, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image Credits: Epic Games
How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 7: All Bounty Board locations
Here’s how to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 7 to earn Gold, as well as all 12 of the Bounty Board locations.
There are several ways to earn Gold Bars to spend in Fortnite, one of them being to collect Bounties on other players. Fortnite Season 7’s eighth batch of Epic Quests are almost here, and they challenge you with completing three Bounties from Bounty Boards for 30,000 XP.
Whether you’re looking to complete this weekly challenge or just want to earn some extra gold, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Bounties and all of the Bounty Board locations.
How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 7
Bounties arrived in Fortnite Season 5, taking inspiration from one of Warzone’s in-game contracts. If you begin a Bounty Mission, you’ll be tasked with finding and eliminating a nearby player for a reward.
- Read more: Fortnite 17.21 Update patch notes
All you need to do is find and approach a Bounty Board and press the interact button to ‘Start Player Bounty.’ You’ll be given their name and their skin with a six-minute timer counting down the time remaining.
Your target will be inside the circle that’s formed on the map. Once you track down them down, you have to eliminate them. Depending on the circumstances and the skill of your target, this will be either be easy or difficult.
Once they’ve been eliminated by you or another player, the Bounty will be complete and the gold will go into your inventory.
- Approach a Bounty Board and accept the Bounty
- Find your target inside the circle
- Eliminate your target within six minutes
All Fortnite Bounty Board locations
To begin a Bounty, you’ll need to find a Bounty Board. There are 12 of these scattered about the island, and we have their locations listed below. Also, thanks to Fortnite.GG, we’ve got a handy map detailing all their locations too.
Here’s the location of every Fortnite Season 7 Bounty Board:
- South-west of Lockie’s Lighthouse
- North of Dinky Dish, east of Craggy Cliffs
- House south-west of Believer Beach
- On the main street of Believer Beach
- North side of Bony Burbs
- South side of Dirty Docks
- North-west house in Weeping Woods
- South side of Slurpy Swamp
- Inside Hydro 16
- North side of Misty Meadows
- Catty Corner
- East side of the South-East island
Also, check out everything we know about the leaked Ariana Grande Fortnite concert and ICON Series pack.
Image Credit: Epic Games / Fortnite.GG
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