Fortnite Season 8 is here, with the welcome return of the Cube! With new Sideways Weapons and Chests, Punchcards, a new Battle Pass, and much more, here are the full Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 18.00 patch notes.
It’s been three years since Kevin the Cube rolled across the Fortnite map, and after plenty of hints, the gigantic purple square is back — and he’s brought an army with him.
With new Sideways weapons and chests, Punchcards, and much more included in this update, here are the full Fortnite Season 8 patch notes.
Fortnite Season 8 patch notes
The Cubes return
Long-time Fortnite players will definitely remember Kevin the Cube, but with his return, the island might never be the same again.
That’s because Kevin has brought a lot of smaller versions of himself with him, which act as a portal to a new dimension known as “The Sideways.”
In The Sideways, players will be able to battle new monsters added to the game, who will drop new and powerful weapons to give you even more firepower against your opponents.
Sideways Chests & Weapons
There are at least three new weapons that Fortnite players can get their hands on in this dimension: The Sideways Rifle, Minigun, and Lightblade.
The Rifle is perfect for those who prefer long-range combat, while the Minigun has enough ammo to shred through any enemy builds that stand between you and an elimination. Finally, if you prefer to get up close and personal with your foes, you can hack and slash your way through them with the Lightblade.
The exact damage stats for these weapons haven’t been confirmed just yet, but players can travel to The Sideways and try them out for themselves.
Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass
A new Season means a brand-new Battle Pass filled with neat rewards that you can earn. You can win matches and complete Weekly Challenges earn XP and Battle Stars as you progress through the Season 8 Battle Pass.
Progress through different tiers will allow you to unlock cool new cosmetic items like the Carnage skin. There are various other rewards that you can earn for playing well through the Battle Pass.
Fortnite Season 8 map changes
Fortnite‘s map hasn’t seen many significant changes to its layout, but the impact of Kevin the Cube and his army of purple blocks is clear to see.
The center of the map is now completely purple, while the cubes have seemingly burned or destroyed sections around the island, with the left side seeing huge portions of new terrain.
There’s also been some subtle name changes, with Slurpy Swamp becoming Sludgy Swamp, and Corny Complex changing to Corny Crops.
Another feature making its return in Fortnite Season 8 is Punchcards, which should make completing your Battle Pass a little easier.
Punchcards allow players to complete quests with big XP rewards, generally based around a specific Battle Pass character.
Every vaulted, unvaulted & new weapon in Fortnite Season 8
While weapon vaults and unvaults haven’t been confirmed just yet, there are plenty of new weapons and items for players to get their hands on in Season 8.
Perhaps the most interesting of the list are the Carnage and Venom Symbiotes, which will presumably act as tie-ins with Sony’s upcoming Venom movie. It’s likely that these Symbiotes will let players turn into the Marvel characters, but that has yet to be confirmed.
- Boss Mingun
- Carnage Symbiote
- Shadow Flopper
- Shockwave Launcher
- Sideways Lightblade
- Sideways Minigun
- Sideways Rifle
- Slone’s Burst Assault Rifle
- Venom Symbiote
More information about Fortnite Season 8 is being released all the time, so we’ll continue to update this article as details become available.
Image Credits: Epic Games
How to get free Major Mancake Fortnite skin with Fall Guys Crown Clash challenges
Fortnite players can earn the free Major Mancake skin and its cosmetics by playing Fall Guys, and here’s how.
Fortnite players looking to earn the brand-new Major Mancake skin and cosmetics can head over to Fall Guys and earn it for free over there. Here’s everything you have to do.
Fall Guys, the hit party game, finally went free to play on June 21, joining Epic Games’ other free multiplayer titles, Fortnite and Rocket League. Players have been desperate for a Fall Guys x Fortnite collab similar to the Halo event and although it hasn’t arrived, free Fortnite cosmetics can now be earned through Fall Guys challenges.
Here are all of the Fall Guys Crown Clash challenges you need to complete to earn the free Major Mancake skin and cosmetics in Fortnite.
Fall Guys x Fortnite Crown Clash challenges & free rewards
Fall Guys’ Crown Clash challenges are simple to complete, you just need to play 100 rounds in any Fall Guys show. While this may take some time, you’ll have until Monday, July 11 to complete them.
Here’s every Fall Guys Crown Clash challenge and its reward:
- Play 10 Rounds in Any Show – 300 Kudos
- Play 20 Rounds in Any Show – 500 Kudos
- Play 40 Rounds in Any Show – 800 Kudos
- Play 70 Rounds in Any Show – 1000 Kudos
- Play 100 Rounds in Any Show – 1200 Kudos
It’s not just Fall Guys Kudos you’ll be earning though, because as long as you’re using the same Epic Games account, you’ll also be earning Major Mancake cosmetics in Fortnite. These are being slowly rolled out, so don’t panic if you don’t receive your reward immediately.
And you don’t have to worry if you don’t own Fall Guys, as it’s now completely free. You can just download the game, complete the challenges, and if you don’t want to play anymore, then you can simply uninstall it. Unfortunately, it seems that mobile players who don’t own a console will be out of luck.
Fortnite Major Mancake skin & cosmetics
By completing these Fall Guys challenges, Fortnite players can earn the Major Mancake skin, a Waffle-themed Backbling, as well as a breakfast-themed Emote, Pickaxe, and Spray.
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Here are all of the Mancake cosmetics available in Fortnite through the Fall Guys Crown Clash challenges:
- Major Mancake skin
- Waffler Backbling
- Stacked with Love Emote
- Sweet Clementine Pickaxe
- Stacked! Spray
Rocket League players can also earn rewards such as the Colorful Canines Banner, but the rest of the rewards haven’t been unveiled at the time of writing.
Image Credit: Epic Games / Mediatonic
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.”
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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.”
Image Credit: Epic Games
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.
Image credits: Epic Games / Behaviour Interactive
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