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Fortnite’s Infantry Rifle & Tactical Shotgun unvaulted in May 3 update

Epic Games have unvaulted Fortnite’s Tac Shotgun and Infantry Rifle, and have further updated Season 6’s crafting system.

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In a hotfix on May 3, Epic Games have unvaulted the classic Tac Shotgun and Infantry Rifle, as well as made further quality of life improvements to looting and crafting.

Fortnite Season 6 has changed up the battle royale game’s loot pool considerably. Going with this season’s Primal theme, players can upgrade Makeshift weapons with Animal Bones or Mechanical Parts and turn them into Primal or Mechanical weapons.

With this new loot system, classic weapons, which many players still favor, are more difficult to get a hold of. However, in an update on May 3, Epic Games have made significant changes to Fortnite’s weapon pool, crafting system, and looting.

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Epic Games announced on May 3 that two classic weapons have returned, the Tactical Shotgun and the Infantry Rifle. We haven’t seen the Tactical Shotgun since Season 5 when it was vaulted, and the Infantry Rifle was left behind when Fortnite moved to Chapter 2, Season 1.

The Infantry Rifle is a semi-auto gun that rewards accurate players at range, and the Tac Shotgun is a fan-favorite semi-auto shotgun well-suited for hip firing up close. If you’ve missed the classic feel of Fortnite’s weapons, these should be a welcome addition.

Not only have these weapons returned, but Epic Games has also made some significant quality of life improvements to the looting and crafting system.

Getting your hands on Mechanical Parts to craft with was a grind, where you had to destroy several cars and trucks to build your ideal loadout. Epic sought to fix this by doubling the chance of finding Crafting Parts on the floor, and the drop rate of Mechanical Parts from cars has been increased by 50%.

Your chances of earning high-tier loot have also improved when looting fish spots, Supply Drops, and Bunker Chests. Epic added that they will now favor classic weapons, so expect more Assault Rifles, Pump Shotguns, Infantry Rifles, and Tactical Shotguns from these.

If you’re looking forward to the next season of Fortnite, you can check out everything we know about Fortnite Season 7.

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How to fix Fortnite “Cloud Download Failure” error

Fortnite players have been plagued by the “Cloud Download Failure” error, so we have some ways to help you fix it.

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Using the best settings is vital to scoring a Fortnite Victory Royale, but the “Cloud Download Failure” error has been known to reset settings or even block players from logging in. We have a few solutions to help you get around the error.

Fortnite is now well into its first season of Chapter 3, where players have been loving Tilted Towers’ return, as well as the new Spider-Man and Boba Fett skins. However, the frustrating “Cloud Download Failure” error has been getting in the way.

This error often resets players’ controller or mouse and keyboard settings, but sometimes stops them from even launching the game. Luckily, we have a few ways you can fix Fortnite’s “Cloud Download Failure” error.

How to fix Fortnite “Cloud Download Failure” error

1. Check Fortnite’s servers

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Sometimes, Fortnite’s “Cloud Download Failure” error pops up because the servers are down. When this happens, nothing can be done on your end, so you’ll simply have to wait for Epic Games to fix the issue.

You can check out our guide on Fortnite’s Server Status for everything you need to know.

2. Restart Fortnite

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The “Cloud Download Failure” error can sometimes be fixed by something as simple as restarting your game. This may correct any issue that’s causing the game to malfunction.

Simply:

  1. Close down the Fortnite application completely
  2. Restart your Xbox, PlayStation, or PC
  3. Launch Fortnite again

It might be worth repeating these steps a couple of times but don’t spend all day on it.

3. Contact Epic Games support

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If there are no issues with Fortnite’s servers and you’ve tried restarting your game, it’s worth chatting to Epic Games support about the “Cloud Download Failure” error.

They may identify an issue that’s specific to your console or PC and help you get back to playing Fortnite as soon as possible.

4. Uninstall Fortnite and do a full reinstall

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We would only recommend uninstalling and reinstalling Fortnite if you have exhausted all of the other options, but sometimes it’s the only way to get rid of the “Cloud Download Failure” error.

This could take several hours depending on your internet connection, so you should only do it if you don’t mind waiting for the game to completely reinstall.


For more Fortnite, you can check out where to find every NPC in Fortnite Season 1, as well as where to find the Buttercake Klombos.

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How to fix Fortnite’s ‘Profile Query Failed’ error on PC & Xbox

Here are the all the different ways that you can fix Fortnite’s ‘Profile Query Failed’ error on PC and Xbox consoles.

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Fortnite players are encountering a strange error that’s kicking them out of the game, so here’s how you can fix the ‘Profile Query Failed’ error on Xbox consoles and PC.

There is plenty of fun content to explore when you hop into a game of Fortnite, but a strange bug is preventing players from doing so. Many fans are reporting that they are unable to play because of an error message.

The “Profile Query Failed” error kicks players out of the game and sends them back to the login screen. This can be frustrating, but there are a few different methods to get around this problem.

How to fix “Profile Query Failed” error on Fortnite

Fortnite “Profile Query Failed” Error

The “Profile Query Failed” is mainly caused by server changes that prevent you from logging in to your Fortnite account. Once this happens, you won’t be able to join other players in an online match.

If you try quitting the game and then loading it up again, you’ll find yourself stuck on the loading screen. This issue is prevalent among PC and Xbox Fortnite players. Luckily, you can try to fix it in a few different ways.

Download the latest Fortnite update

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You’ll need to install the latest Fortnite update from Epic in order to fix the “Profile Query Failed” error. You can get this done by accessing the Epic Games Launcher on your PC and selecting the update from there.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher
  2. Select the Library tab from the left sidebar
  3. Select Fortnite
  4. Click on the cogwheel icon on the bottom right corner to open Settings
  5. Switch the Auto update option to ON
  6. Restart the Epic Games Launcher
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Once this is done, Epic Games will download and install the latest update if has arrived. This is how you can download Fortnite updates on PC, but console players will have to try a different method.

Here’s how to download Fortnite updates on Xbox:

  1. Hold the Home button on your controller
  2. Select Games & Apps
  3. Go to Updates from the left sidebar
  4. Select Fortnite
  5. Press the Menu button and select Update

After that, the update will be in the queue, and you’ll have to wait a while for it to finish installing on your console.

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Having your Google account linked to Epic Games lets PC and PlayStation players log in to the game with great ease. However, this doesn’t always work on Xbox and it affects the cross-play functionality on that console.

You can unlink your other account from Epic by going to your account settings page on the Epic Games Launcher. Once that’s done, you can try logging in again to see if the problem resolved itself.


For more Fortnite content, check out how to level up fast in Fortnite as well as how to get the new Pizza Party item, and what it does. 

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How to level up fast in Fortnite

We’ve found some of the best ways for you to level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3 and claim all the rewards in the process.

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Fortnite Chapter 3’s Season 1 Battle Pass offers 100 Tiers of exciting cosmetics, but getting through every level takes time and dedication. Luckily, we’ve got some top tips to help you level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3.

Fortnite Chapter 3’s first Battle Pass features the highly-anticipated Spider-Man skins as well as some unique offerings such as Shanta and the upcoming The Foundation Dwayne Jonhson skin

You’ll need to hit at least level 100 if you want to unlock all of these skins and cosmetics, but it’ll take more than a few games to complete the Battle Pass. If you’re worried you won’t finish ahead of Season 2 or just want the skins as soon as possible, we have the fastest ways to level up in Fortnite Chapter 3. 

Complete Fortnite Weekly & Daily Quests

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Fortnite offers players Weekly and Daily Challenges to complete that offer a ton of Bonus XP. 

The Weekly Quests will task you with completing objectives such as finding telescope parts and knocking down Timber Pines, and you’ll earn 25,000 XP for each.

The Daily Quests are much simpler, but not to be sniffed at. There will be three a day, and you’ll earn over 15,000 XP for each. This means that you can earn around 45,000 XP a day just for completing simple objectives such as opening chests in different locations. 

Check off Fortnite Milestones 

Milestones in Fortnite Chapter 3

Milestones have returned in Fortnite Chapter 3, allowing players to earn XP for completing simple actions such as opening Chests and Ammo Boxes, catching fish, and feeding Klomberries to Klombos.

Most of these objectives will be completed naturally as you play, but check out the Quests Page to see all of your Milestones. 

You’ll earn 8,000 XP for each completed Milestone, and another 20,000 XP for each ten. If you’re looking to level up quickly, make sure you’re checking off these Milestones as you play. 

Play Fortnite Creative Mode

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Jumping into Fortnite’s Creative Mode is always a great way to earn XP fast, as you’ll earn a huge chunk of XP every 15 minutes – no matter what you’re doing. 

Players will earn 12,000 XP for every 15 minutes they spend in Creative Playlists, and it can be claimed up to five times. While you could earn XP by sitting idle, it’s worth looking out for the XP marker beside a Creative experience, as this means you’ll also earn XP as you play. 

Score Victory Royale’s in Fortnite

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One of the best ways to level up fast in Fortnite is simply winning matches. This won’t be easy for everyone, but consistently playing well will allow you to fly through the levels. 

You’ll earn XP for eliminating players and surviving each Storm Circle, and then if you can pull off a Victory Royale, you’ll get a bonus 300 XP. 

If you’re looking to improve at Fortnite, you can check out our best controller and mouse and keyboard settings guides.  

Buy Fortnite Battle Pass Tiers after level 7

Fortnite Chapter 3 Battle Pass

If you’re someone who likes to buy Fortnite’s Tier Skip Battle Pass, you should hold off until you’ve hit level 7 in the free Battle Pass. 

The amount of XP required to level up rises significantly after level 7, so purchasing the 25 Tier Skips after level 7 will give you the best value for money, allowing you to level up faster.


And those are the best ways to level up fast in Fortnite Chapter 3! You can also check out how to get the new Pizza Party item, and what it does. 

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