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How to claim free Fortnite Rainbow Royale event items: Wraps, Sprays & Emote

Fortnite Season 7 has introduced Rainbow Royale, a new event with 6 cosmetic items that players can grab for free.

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Fortnite’s Rainbow Royle event is here, and fans of the battle royale title can get their hands on some special cosmetic items, including a weapon wrap, sprays, and emote, to support the game’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Players who have dropped onto the island since the 17.20 update will have noticed that a giant rainbow is stretching across the map, and may also notice that the artists on the in-game radio stations have changed.

That’s because Epic Games are celebrating the game’s LGBTQIA+ community with a special Rainbow Royale event, offering free cosmetics, updated radio tracks, and a Creative flag too.

Here’s how you can get your hands on a free weapon skin, emote, and four sprays this week.

Rainbow over Fortnite's island.

In the official release, Epic states that “everyone is welcome on the Battle Bus,” and confirms that not only are things happening during the Rainbow Royale week but “beyond” that as well.

To kick things off, players can add the ‘Sunshine & Rainbows’ weapon wrap, the ‘Take a’bow’ emote, and four new sprays to their inventory. The good news is that this is very simple, and won’t take long to do.

To get your hands on these items, simply head to the game’s Item Shop. There you’ll find a section dedicated to Rainbow Royale, and be able to grab them for yourself. The items are all free, so you won’t need to have any V-Bucks in your account to acquire them.

  1. Open Fortnite, and tab across to the Item Shop.
  2. Select the ‘Rainbow Royale’ set and click on it.
  3. Add the items to your inventory using the button shown on screen.
Fortnite Rainbow Royale free items

On top of that, players will hear LGBTQIA+ artists on the in-game radio, including tracks from Lil Nas X, Troye Sivan, and Hayley Kiyoko, while Creative players will be able to use a rainbow flag prop which has been added as a building asset.

There is currently no official end date for Rainbow Royale, and with Epic stating it will go beyond this week, it’s possible it may last well into Fortnite Season 8.

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How to collect Mech Parts from Fishing Holes in Fortnite

Here’s how you can collect Mech Parts from Fishing Holes in the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Resistance Quests.

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You’ll need to visit Fishing Holes to collect Mech Parts in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s Resistance Quests, so here’s how you can get this done, as well as a map of their locations.

The Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Battle Pass has various cosmetics for you to unlock, and the best way to progress through all the Battle Pass tiers is by completing Weekly Quests that help you level up fast.

One of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Resistance Quests tasks you with collecting Mech Parts from Fishing Holes across the map. We’ll go over where you can find these locations on the island and get this done.

Fishing in Fortnite

Fortnite Fishing Holes locations map

The good news is that Fishing Holes aren’t hard to find, as they exist in most bodies of water across the Fortnite map. You’ll know you’ve found one if you see white ripples in the water along with signs of underwater creatures.

Visiting Fishing Holes provides you the opportunity to catch fish with different effects such as regenerating your health or instantly killing enemies. While these spots can be found all over the island, some are richer than others.

Here are the best Fishing Hole locations in Fortnite:

  • In the center of Loot Lake, just east of Fortress
  • Around Fisher’s Paradise, west of Logjam Lumberyard
  • Around Lofty Lighthouse, north of Sleepy Sound
  • Between Cuddle Cruisers and Looper Landing, just east of the Daily Bugle
  • West of Launchpad island, just south of the Daily Bugle
  • Between Seven Outpost VII and Launchpad
  • East of Outpost IV, just south of Condo Canyon
  • East of Turbine island, just south of Greasy Grove
Fortnite Fishing Holes map

How to collect Mech Parts from Fortnite Fishing Holes

In order to complete this Resistance Quest, you’ll need a fishing tool like a harpoon or a fishing rod. You can normally find these inside barrels, chests, or as good loot near fishing areas.

Once you’ve acquired a fishing tool, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Visit a Fishing Spot,
  2. Equip your fishing rod
  3. Hold the action button to set the angle of your cast
  4. Let go of the button once it’s at the center of the fishing spot to throw the line
  5. Wait for something to tug your line
  6. Use the action button to start reeling in your catch
Mech Part in Fortnite

If you see Mech Parts appear in the water after this, you’ll have to dive in and swim towards them in order to collect them. Just keep fishing until you find 3 Mech Parts to complete Resistance Quest and you’ll earn 23,000 XP.


For more Fortnite, you can also check out our guide on the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations as well as these leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics.

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How to upgrade weapons in Fortnite: Upgrade Bench locations

Here’s how you can find and use upgrade benches on the Fortnite map to increase your weapon rarity during matches,

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Looking to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite? Then you’ll need to visit one of Fortnite’s Upgrade Benches. Check out our handy guide on these useful stations, complete with a map of everywhere they can be found.

When you hop into a game of Fortnite, your first task is to find powerful weapons that you can use to eliminate opponents. Epic’s battle royale has plenty of guns available, including Exotic and Mythic weapons that could help you secure that Victory Royale.

You also have the option of improving your weapons by visiting Upgrade Benches, and one of the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests requires you to use these to upgrade a Sideways Weapon.

Here’s everything you need to know about upgrading weapons in Fortnite.

Fortnite player using weapon upgrade bench

Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations

The Fortnite map features Upgrade Benches at 21 different locations, so you should never be too far away from finding one. You can consult the map from Fortnite.GG and check out the locations below.

Here are the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations:

  1. In the middle of Logjam Lumberyard
  2. Inside the gas station west of Logjam Lumberyard
  3. Near Washout Wharf’s docks just north of Logjam Lumberyard
  4. Inside the gas station at Sleepy Sound
  5. Inside a gas station at Camp Cuddle
  6. Inside the gas station that’s north of The Fortress
  7. At the gas station in Coney Crossroads
  8. Inside a garage that’s east of the Daily Bugle
  9. In the center of Launchpad island which is located south of the Daily Bugle
  10. In the gas station on the south side of Tilted Towers
  11. At a gas station that’s southwest of Sanctuary
  12. At a gas station on the east side of The Joneses
  13. Inside a gas station on the south side of Greasy Grove
  14. Inside a shed on The Minnows’ docks, just west of Greasy Grove
  15. The east side of Turbine island that’s located south of Greasy Grove
  16. Inside the tower on the west side of Rocky Reels
  17. Inside a garage near Butter Barn, just south of Rocky Reels
  18. Next to the bus station in the middle of Synapse Station
  19. In a garage on the south side of Chonker’s Speedway
  20. In a garage on the north side of Chonker’s Speedway
  21. At a gas station on the north side of Condo Canyon
Fortnite upgrade bench locations

How to use Fortnite Upgrade Benches

Once you’ve found an Upgrade Bench, you just need to approach it, press interact, and follow the prompt to upgrade your weapon’s rarity. This process will require you to spend Gold Bars at the Upgrade Bench.

Here’s how much it costs to upgrade your weapons in Fortnite:

  • Common (grey) > Uncommon (green): 200 Gold Bars
  • Uncommon (green) > Rare (blue): 300 Gold Bars
  • Rare (blue) > Epic (purple): 400 Gold Bars
  • Epic (purple) > Legendary (orange): 500 Gold Bars
Cube Assassin using Sideways Minigun in Fortnite

That covers everything that you need to know about upgrading weapons at Upgrade Benches in Fortnite! Be sure to visit one of these locations the next time you drop into a game and give your weapons a boost.


For more Fortnite, take a look at all the leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics and how to complete Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Quests

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How to complete Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests

Here’s everything that you need to know in order to complete the brand-new Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests.

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Sideways weapons in Fortnite

There are brand-new challenges for you to tackle in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2, and here’s how you can complete the new Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests.

Fortnite’s 20.40 update patch went live on May 17, adding plenty of brand-new content for players to enjoy in Chapter 3, Season 2, including the arrival of Ali-A’s Icon Series as well as new Sideways weapons.

The update has brought new challenges for players to complete in the form of the Sideways Showdown Week Quests, and we’ll go over everything that you need to know to complete these.

Cube Assassin using Sideways Minigun in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Sideways Showdown Week Quests require you to use Sideways weapons to complete tasks such as dealing damage to your opponents or upgrading the weapons at upgrade benches.

Here are the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests:

  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (1500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (4500)
  • Damage opponents with Sideways Weapons. (10000)
  • Upgrade a Sideways weapon at an upgrade bench. (1)
  • Overheat any Sideways gun. (1)
  • Collect a Sideways Minigun and a Sideways Rifle in a single match. (2)
  • Defeat IO forces with Sideways Minigun. (5)
  • Damage opponents from 40 or more meters with the Sideways Rifle. (150)
JB Chimpanski using sideways rifle in Fortnite

Many of these challenges are fairly straightforward, and you can get them done in a single match. You’ll first need to collect Sideways weapons like the Sideways Rifle and Minigun from chests and ground loot on the map.

You can then use them to dish out damage to enemies, and firing them continuously for eight seconds will cause the weapons to become overheated, completing another Sideways Showdown Week Quest.

Upgrade benches can be found at different locations across the Fortnite map, and you can visit any one of them to upgrade your weapon. We’ll be sure to cover where you can find these in a separate guide.

Fortnite Sideways Weapons, Cubes and Chest

That covers everything you need to know in order to quickly complete the Fortnite Sideways Showdown Week Quests. These will remain available until May 24 so be sure to complete them before then.


For more Fortnite content, be sure to also check out all the leaked Fortnite 20.40 cosmetics as well as our guide on how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS with Cloud Gaming & GeForce Now.

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