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New Fortnite leak reveals first in-game look at Mandalorian’s pickaxe

A new Fortnite leak has given us a first look at a new pickaxe that Epic Games might add for The Mandalorian cosmetics set in Season 5.

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Some new leaks have emerged which have given us a first look brand new pickaxe that Epic Games are planning to add to The Mandalorian cosmetics set in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 has a plethora of fun content, including crossovers with other franchises such as Halo and God of War. There are also Star Wars-themed additions, with The Mandalorian taking center stage in the Season 5 Battle Pass.

The titular protagonist was the first reward for players at level 1 in the latest Battle Pass. You could also do challenges that involved finding pieces of his Beskar armor, and his ship called The Razor Crest. There was also a Grogu (Baby Yoda) back bling.

It seems that Epic Games has more Star Wars content planned, as a Fortnite leak has revealed a new addition to the Mandalorian cosmetics set in the form of a pickaxe.

Fortnite's Battle Pass in the new Chapter 2, Season 5.

The Mandalorian’s Fortnite Season 5 harvesting tool

This information comes from the Fortnite leaker @TwitchTilted who posted a video clip of them using the pickaxe during a match. It doesn’t function differently from the others in the Battle Royale as you just use it for destroying structures and collecting materials.

The reason that this is exciting news is because the addition of this item means the completion of The Mandalorian cosmetics set. So far this bounty hunter hasn’t had his own Star Wars-themed pickaxe in Season 5.

We’re not sure if this item will actually appear in the game, and the leaker stated that it’s possible that it’s just a placeholder for The Mandalorian’s Sniper Rifle. There are also rumors that a new Fortnite pickaxe will be added which is based on the Beskar Spear or Darksaber.

“This would have been a good secondary back bling for the Mandalorian, they should’ve made the Beskar Spear his pickaxe, missed opportunity,” said one player on Reddit. Another fan added: “I like it but the Beskar Spear would have been way cooler.”

A recent leak suggested that Epic Games are planning to add The Mandalorian’s Amban Sniper Rifle to Fortnite Season 5, along with some changes to the Razor Crest crash site POI on the map. This would bring the focus of the Season back to the Star Wars theme.

So far none of these have been confirmed by the developers themselves, so take this information with a grain of salt. That said, we hope that The Mandalorian does get his own pickaxe, and we’ll be sure to update you if he does.

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Fortnite 20.40 update patch notes: Loot Lake Doomsday device, live event leaks, Sideways Showdown, more

Fortnite’s 20.40 update is here, bringing Loot Lake’s new Doomsday Device, Ali-A’s Icon Series, and the season-ending live event.

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Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s final major update, 20.40, is here. This brings Ali-A’s Icon Series, the Sideways Showdown week, Loot Lake map changes, and the Doomsday Device which appears to be setting up a season-ending live event.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 is drawing to a close, but that isn’t stopping Epic Games from keeping the content coming. Soon after Scarlet Witch and the Star Wars Day celebration arrived in the 20.30 update, the 20.40 update has brought Ali-A’s Icon Series and overhauled the Loot Lake POI with the new Doomsday Device.

Here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 20.40 update, including the changes to Loot Lake, the Sideways Showdown Week, live event leaks, bug fixes, and more.

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Fortnite v20.40 patch notes

Doomsday Device arrives at Loot Lake with Fortnite 20.40 update

Fortnite data miners have discovered that Fortnite’s 20.40 update has brought the Doomsday Device to Loot Lake, and it appears to tie in with a live event that we’ll see in Chapter 3 Season 3.

The Doomsday Device is a huge tower at Loot Lake’s shore, surrounded by small buildings that’ll be perfect for looting. Popular leaker HYPEX said: “The Doomsday Device is set to have some periodic pulses that either enable glider redeploy, low gravity or extra speed,” but they explained that these features might not make it into the update.

Sideways Showdown Week in Fortnite 20.40 update

Wild Weeks are back for the last few weeks of Fortnite Season 2, with the Sideways weapons returning as part of 20.40’s Sideways Showdown.

The Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun have returned and can be found as floor loot and in chests. With no Cube Monster Parts to upgrade them, you can now just take them to an Upgrade Bench.

There’s a new set of challenges and you’ll have until May 24 to complete them before the next Wild Week.

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Live event found in Fortnite 20.40 update

Fortnite players were devasted when Chapter 3, Season 1 didn’t end with a live event, but it appears Season 2 will bring one.

Data miners have been browsing the 20.40 game files and discovered a season-ending live event, which is set to be followed by “extended downtime” ahead of Season 3. Shiina also said that “Multiple cosmetics will be available for the event,” believing that Paradigm and Jonesy will play a part.

With Season 2 set to wrap up on June 3, we’d expect the event to arrive around this date, with Season 3 kicking off a couple of days after.

Ali-A arrives with Fortnite 20.40 update

Top Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A arrives with the 20.40 update, where players can earn the free ‘Ali-A Was Here’ Spray as soon as the update is live.

All players need to do is head to the Ali-A Experience Island (code: 5135-8778-2901) and Eliminate 25 opponents. Then, the YouTuber’s Spray will be yours for free.

Players can then either win the Ali-A Icon Series skin in the Ali-A Cup or purchase it from the Item Shop, where the set includes a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.

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Fortnite 20.40 update bug fixes

Thanks to Epic Games’ Trello board of Fortnite community issues, we can see the issues that are confirmed to be fixed in the next game update, which is 20.40.

  • General Top Issues
    • Players do not receive toast notifications while in a match in a party with another player
    • Traps may sometimes not place immediately
  • Battle Royale Top Issues
    • Anvil Rocket Launcher UI missing
  • Creative Top Issues
    • Joining a Creative game in progress may lock the new player out until the round ends

For more Fortnite, be sure to check out how to call in an Air Strike on a Tank to help complete the Weekly Quests.

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How to get Ali-A Icon Series skin in Fortnite: Release date, bundle, free Ali-A Spray, more

Ali-A is the latest Fortnite creator to arrive as an Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get his bundle and unlock the free Ali-A Spray.

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Fortnite’s top content creators such as Ninja and ChicaLive get their own skins in-game, and Ali-A is the next to receive an Icon Series set. Here’s how to get Ali-A’s bundle, as well as how to get a free Spray.

While Fortnite is known for its crossovers with film, TV, and other video games, they also collaborate with celebrities and content creators as part of the Icon Series. Some of Fortnite’s biggest streamers have arrived, with Ninja, LazarBeam, Loserfruit, and more all available as playable skins.

YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has been announced as the next Icon Series skin, so here’s how to get Ali-A in Fornite, as well as all of the associated cosmetics and free Spray.

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How to get Fortnite Ali-A skin

Fortnite’s Ali-A Icon Series skin arrives in Fortnite’s Item Shop where players can purchase it with V-Bucks, but it’s also available early through May 18’s Ali-A Cup.

The Ali-A Cup is a Zero Build Duos event where the top placing teams will get their hands on the Ali-A Outfit and Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling before it arrives in the Item Shop. Also, those who earn at least eight points will unlock the Ali-A Army Emoticon.

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When does Ali-A bundle come to Fortnite?

Ali-A’s Icon Series Set will hit Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (May 20). But, players can also unlock the skin itself on May 18 through the Ali-A Cup.

Epic Games haven’t confirmed when the Ali-A bundle will leave the Item Shop, but we recommend picking it up as soon as you can before it’s rotated out.

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What’s included in Fortnite Ali-A bundle?

Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle brings the content creator to the game as a skin, where he has a ton of different styles. The Ali-A Icon Series set also features a Back Bling that doubles up as a Glider, a Pickaxe, Wrap, and Emote.

Here’s everything included in Fortnite’s Ali-A bundle:

  • Ali-A skin (Matroix, Ultra-Armor Matroix, Sapphire Paragon, Sapphire Paragon (Revealed), Titanium Tac, and Titanium Tac (Revealed) Styles)
  • Ali-Tech Backplate Back Bling (Ali-Tech Plasmawings alt Style)
  • Ali-Tech Plasmawings Glider (built into the Outfit)
  • Ali-Tech Staff Pickaxe
  • The Blue A Wrap
  • Lil’ Diplodoculus Emote
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How to get free Ali-A Spray in Fortnite

Fortnite players can unlock the free Ali-A Spray by completing a challenge inside the Ali-A Experience island.

After the Quest goes live following the 20.40 update, players need to “Eliminate 15 opponents at the Ali-A Experience” and then they’ll unlock the Ali-A Was Here Spray. Players will have until May 29 to unlock it.

Here’s everything you need to do following Fortnite’s 20.40 update on May 17:

  1. Launch Fortnite
  2. Enter the Island Code: 5135-8778-2901
  3. Drop into the Ali-A Experience Island
  4. Pick up a weapon at the entrance and eliminate 15 opponents

For more Fortnite, there are even more ways to play on iPhone and iOS again, so you can check out how to play Fortnite on iPhone.

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How to call in an Air Strike on a tank in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2

Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Week 8 Quest to call in an Air Strike on a tank.

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One of the Fortnite Season 2, Week 8 Quests tasks you with calling in an Air Strike on a tank, but you’ll need to where to find one first and we’ll go over everything that you need to know.

You can complete weekly Quests in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 that grant you the opportunity to earn some bonus XP to help you progress through the Battle Pass and unlock cosmetic items.

A new set of challenges is available in Week 8, and one of them requires you to call in an Air Strike to destroy a tank. This guide will cover how you can find an Air Strike and use it to complete this Quest.

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How to find an Air Strike in Fortnite

You can pick up an Air Strike as floor loot, or from Chests and Supply Drops around the island. However, it’s a Legendary item, so it may take a while before you’re actually able to find one in Fortnite.

You’ll just have to keep an eye out and hope that the Air Strike is nearby. We recommend visiting some of the best Fortnite landing spots on the map that are rich with high-tier loot to increase your chances of finding this item.

Tanks in Fortnite

How to call in an Air Strike on a tank in Fortnite

After you have acquired an Air Strike, you can find Fortnite tank locations in areas controlled by the Imagined Order. You should try heading over to Command Cavern as that location has two tanks close by.

Here’s how you can call in an Air Strike on a tank:

  1. Head to a tank location on the Fortnite map
  2. Equip the Air Strike
  3. Aim at the tank
  4. Press fire

The Air Strike launches 20 missiles and takes place for a duration of eight seconds. The good news is that these tanks don’t need to have a driver in them, so you can just blow up an empty one without having to battle it.

Fortnite players running towards tank

Once you’ve successfully called in an Air Strike on a tank, this weekly challenge will be marked as complete and you’ll be rewarded with 20,000 XP for your efforts. That covers everything you need to know about completing this Quest.


For more Fortnite, take a look at our guide on how to check the Fortnite server status as well as Dr Disrespect’s thoughts on how Warzone 2 can compete with Fortnite.

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