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How to get Sideways Weapons in Fortnite Season 8

Here’s everything you need to know about The Sideways in Fortnite Season 8, including how to enter it and get the Sideways Weapons.

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One of the new changes in Fortnite Season 8 is the new Sideways dimension that’s filled with monsters. Here’s how you can enter it and access the new Sideways Weapons to complete the Cube Queen Quests.

Fortnite Season 8 is in full swing, and there are some fun new additions in the game like the Carnage skin. The new season also brought Kevin the Cube back to the battle royale, which has now formed The Convergence in the middle of the map.

Along with The Convergence came The Cube Queen, the Secret Battle Pass skin for Season 8. She can now be unlocked after the 18.30 update, where players must enter The Sideways and collect Sideways Weapons to complete her Quests.

Here’s everything you need to know about entering The Sideways and collecting Sideways Weapons.

How to enter The Sideways in Fortnite

The Sideways bubble in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Season 8’s Sideways will be marked as rifts on your map. Once you go near, it will turn into a huge orange bubble marked by a glowing circle on your map. Once you get close to the bubble, you’ll be pulled in.

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.

Once you’re in there, you’ll need to battle waves of Cube Monsters in a new dimension where gravity is low, and you’ll not have access to the game’s standard building mechanic.

How to get Sideways weapons in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Sideways Weapons, Cubes and Chest

Opening chests inside Fortnite Season 8’s The Sideways will grant you all of the Sideways Weapons.

There are at least three new weapons that you can get your hands on in this dimension: The Sideways Rifle, Minigun, and Scythe. Plus, a Sideways Lightblade has also been leaked.

You can use these to deal bonus damage through their superpowered state, which is perfect for completing the Cube Queen Quests.

Sideways Rifle

JB Chimpanski using sideways rifle in Fortnite

The Sideways Rifle can be found inside Sideways Chests. Just open enough chests and you’ll eventually get your hands on it.

This Rifle is perfect for players who prefer long-range combat. The Epic version of this weapon can dish out 32 damage with a fire rate of 3.5 and a reload time of 2.66.

Additionally, the gun has a bonus Perk where it can deal extra damage to foes while it’s hot. This makes it an ideal choice for causing mayhem the next time you’re fighting for your life in The Sideways.

Sideways Minigun

Cube Assassin using Sideways Minigun in Fortnite Season 8

Again, the Sideways Minigun is found through opening Sideways Chests. Make sure to stay clear of other players going for them, and you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one.

As with The Sideways Rifle, this weapon also has a bonus perk. Once it gets heated, the fire rate increases so that you can shoot bullets much faster at your opponents.

Sideways Scythe

sideways scythe in Fortnite

And the final weapon you need for the Cube Queen Quests, the Sideways Scythe, is also found in Sideways Chests.

You’ll need to deal 150 damage opponents with the Scythe for the Cube Queen Quests, but it’s also an extremely effective tool for taking down Cube Monsters.


That covers everything you need to know about The Sideways in Fortnite Season 8. With the new update underway, we expect to see many other cool new additions to the battle royale.

For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out when Season 8 is set to end.

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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

Klobos dinosaur in Fortnite CHapter 3

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

Fortnite creative mode

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

Fortnite Victory Royale

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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All Fortnite Chapter 3 Exotic Weapons locations

Exotic weapons are some of the rarest items in Fortnite, so here’s how you can get your hands on them in Chapter 3, Season 1.

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Exotic weapons are some of the most powerful weapons that can help you secure a Victory Royale, so here’s where you can find each of these rare items in Fortnite Chapter 3.

There is a wide selection of weapons to choose from in Fortnite, with the most powerful one being Exotic weapons. These first appeared in Chapter 2, Season 5, and they’re the rarest items in the game.

With all the brand-new changes in Chapter 3, it was unclear if Exotic weapons would still be available in the game. Fortunately, they’re still around, but their locations on the map have changed.

Here are all the Fortnite Chapter 3 Exotic weapon locations.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Exotic weapon locations

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Exotic weapon locations

So far, there are only four Exotic weapons available in Fortnite Chapter 3, but more might arrive as the season progresses. You can purchase these from NPCs for the right amount of Gold Bars.

All of these Exotic weapons have distinct attributes and using them can help you secure a Victory Royale. We’ll go over their locations on the map, along with the costs, and NPCs that you need to visit.

Boom Sniper Rifle

Boom Sniper Rifle in Fortnite

The gun is similar to the Heavy Sniper Rifle, with the biggest difference being that your targets will take 10 contact damage from the clinger, and then the projectile will explode and deal 60 bonus damage to them.

You can get this Exotic Weapon from The Scientist NPC in exchange for 600 Gold Bars. You can find this character roaming around The Sanctuary so head over there to get the Boom Sniper Rifle.

The Dub

The Dub Exotic Weapon in Fortnite

This Exotic, double-barreled beauty can dish out some serious damage to your opponents, and you can purchase it from Bunker Jonesy. This character is located near a trailer at the south side of The Joneses.

Purchasing this Exotic shotgun will cost you 600 Gold Bars. While the weapon has low range and a small magazine, it’s capable of annihilating your enemies in close combat, so it’s worth getting.

Chilli Chug Splash

Chilli Chug Splash in Fortnite

The Chili Chug Splashes can be purchased from Guaco for 210 Gold Bars at Greasy Grove or collected from inside Loot Llamas. This Exotic Weapon can greatly benefit you and your teammates.

Hold down the fire button to aim where you want to throw it, and it will break open splashing nearby players. In addition to healing your teammates, it will also give them the ability to move faster.

Marksman Six Shooter

Marksman Six Shooter in Fortnite

You can get your hands on the Marksman Six Shooter by purchasing it from the NPC Mancake for 400 Gold Bars. You can find this character inside the Butter Barn, southwest of Rocky Reels.

This “fast-firing sidearm” can dish out 24 damage-per-shot with a magazine size of six. While it doesn’t hold many bullets, the reload time of 2.1 seconds makes ensures that you have a more consistent fire rate.


For more Fortnite, check out how to get Fortnite’s Pizza Party item as well as how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now.

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How to get Fortnite’s new Pizza Party: Locations & what it does

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s Pizza Party item, including where to find it and what it does.

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You can use Fortnite’s new Pizza Party item to share pizza slices with your teammates. Here’s where you can find Pizza Party and how you can use it in Fortnite Chapter 3.

There is a ton of fun to be had in Fortnite Chapter 3, whether by finding Klombo dinosaurs around the island or unlocking skins like the Hawkeye outfits. Now, you can also collect pizza in the game.

The Pizza Party item is another new addition that greatly benefits your entire squad. You’ll also need to know where to find it for a Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quest that requires you to ‘take pizza slices.’

Here’s everything you need to know about Pizza Party in Fortnite.

Where to find a Pizza Party in Fortnite

Tomatohead location on Fortnite map

You can purchase the new Pizza Party item from the NPC Tomatohead at the Pizza Pit restaurant. You can find this location at the Tilted Towers POI which has returned to Fortnite Island.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to the Pizza Pit restaurant
  2. Interact with Tomatohead to speak with him
  3. Select the Pizza Party item and purchase it
  4. Pizza Party will be added to your inventory
Fortnite character looking at a Pizza Party

Purchasing the Pizza Party item will cost you 50 Gold Bars. If you don’t have this amount saved up already then you can check out our detailed guide on how to earn Gold Bars in Fortnite.

Alternatively, you can also collect a Pizza Party from Chests and Supply Drops or by destroying Loot Llamas. While this doesn’t guarantee that you’ll find the item right away, it’s certainly the cheaper option.

What does a Pizza Party do in Fortnite

Pizza Party in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Pizza Party item recovers your Health and Shield. You simply need to approach it and press the ‘consume’ button to use it. You can also save it in your inventory by pressing ‘take’ instead.

While pizza slices can restore 100 Health, they will only recover up to 50 Shield. So, if you’ve already recovered your Shield, you may want to leave some slices behind for your teammates to use.

One Chapter 3 Quest tasks you with taking a pizza slice from a Pizza Party. You can get this done by simply aiming and throwing a Pizza Party down to the ground similar to how you would toss a grenade.

Klombo dinosaur in Fortnite

You can also feed pizza slices to a Klombos dinosaur by throwing a Pizza Party near one of them. While Klomberries are their favorite food, they won’t mind eating the slices and leaving behind loot for you to collect.

That covers everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Pizza Party item. It can greatly help your entire squad when your Health and Shields are low, so it’s worth going out to find the item.


For more Fortnite content, check out the Fortnite 3.44 update patch notes as well as how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now.

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