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.
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.
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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.
Image Credits: Epic Games
Fortnite jetpack glitch lets players fly forever in Floor is Lava tournament
Fornite players are taking advantage of a ridiculous new glitch that allows players to fly forever in a jetpack.
Fortnite has a weird new exploit that allows you to tower over your enemies, forever. The new jetpack glitch uses lava to make your character an unintentional superhero in Season 5.
There are only two months to go until the end of Fortnite Season 5. Aside from a few minor bugs, the first few weeks of it has been a relatively easy ride run thus far with few major stumbling blocks.
But a new problem has been discovered that is giving Fortniters a big boost over their rivals by exploiting an accidental mechanic.
Fortnite Season 5 jetpack glitch
The new jetpack exploit is one that will become less effective as it becomes notorious. But in this moment, it’s making for a huge advantage, particularly in endgame circumstances.
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First posted by Reddit user monty775 the new glitch requires the player to have access to a jetpack and to be within touching distance of lava.
The exploit only applies to the “The Floor is Lava” LTM as well. The main game is thankfully safe. But for anyone wanting to enjoy this exciting new mode, vigilance will be key.
As demonstrated in the video, our player jumps into some deadly lava which causes them to bounce up into the air. But they simultaneously trigger their jetpack which causes them to permanently ascend.
The player keeps their jetpack engaged and they continue to rise up into the air. It’s been confirmed that you’ll be able to go as high as the natural limits of the jetpack. So there is no floating off into space sadly.
But as we said, if there’s only a few of you left and you’re miles above the ground peppering the enemy with almost phantom shots, you are increasing your chances of victory.
This isn’t an easy exploit to pull off. Given the precise timing needed to activate your jetpack, you could also just as easily become a toasted marshmallow. So it’ll all boil down to your conscience and whether or not you feel the risk is worth the reward.
Either way, this is a potentially game-breaking glitch for players that are unaware of its existence in the mode. Epic Games will have their eyes on it sooner or later and it will become a non-issue quite quickly.
Image credits: Epic Games
How to sign up for the monthly Fortnite Crew Pack
Epic Games has announced more exclusive items coming to the Fortnite Crew subscription. Here’s how to subscribe.
Epic Games has announced more exclusive items coming to the Fortnite Crew subscription.
Fortnite Crew is a subscription service created to give Fortnite players the best value each month for Battle Passes and exclusive cosmetic rewards. These items cycle each month and will never be offered to players who don’t have the subscription, so be rest assured the items are truly exclusive.
Over time, rewards from the subscription will become rarer and rarer, so early adopters are the most likely to have some of the most exclusive skins in the future.
What’s in the Crew Subscription?
For $11.99 USD, players will receive the following items each month.
- The current premium battle pass. (If you have already purchased it prior to buying the Crew Subscription, 950 V-Bucks will be refunded to your account)
- 1,000 V-Bucks on the 5th of each month
- An exclusive member skin
- Limited Time: Crew Emote
How Do I subscribe?
You’ll want to first make sure you have an active credit card attached to your Xbox, PlayStation, or Epic Games account so the subscription can renew. You’ll then want to go to the Battle Pass or Store tab, then select “The Crew” to subscribe.
You’ll immediately be granted your membership and bonus skins. The current exclusive skin is DC’s Green Arrow. You’ll also get the tactical quiver back bling and boxing glove pickaxe.
Where to find & destroy Slurp Barrels for Fortnite Week 7 challenges
Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenge that requires you to destroy Slurp Barrels.
Fortnite Season 5’s Week 7 challenges include an Epic Quest that has you destroy Slurp Barrels. Luckily, you can find these in one location so here’s the best way to complete this objective.
Week 7 of Fortnite Season 5 is here, and Epic Games have released brand new challenges for you to complete to level up and get cool new gear. This week has eight tasks available that you can learn more about in our weekly guide.
Many of these are fairly easy to complete such as visiting houses or consuming shield potions. One Epic Quest requires you to destroy a set number of Slurp Barrels. Here is where you can find them on the map.
Where to find Fortnite Slurp Barrels
As the name implies, you will come across a ton of Slurp Barrels when exploring Slurpy Swamp. This location is a huge Slurp factory, so you won’t face any trouble finding the barrels after a quick look around.
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Another Epic quest from this week requires you to visit 3 Houses in Slurpy Swamp during the same match, so you should land directly at Slurpy after jumping from the Battle Bus. Once you’ve gone through the houses, you can focus on your other objective.
Fortunately, the Slurp Barrels often come in sets of two or three, which makes them easy to locate. It shouldn’t take you too long to find them all. There’s a building on the northeast end of this area that contains many of them.
Make your way towards that building if you want to destroy multiple Slurp Barrels at once. We’ve marked its location on the map below.
Once you come across the barrels, all you need to do is pull out your pickaxe and destroy them. The Slurp Barrels are all over this location so finding 10 should be easy enough, and you can destroy them all in a single match.
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Just be careful about other players that you will probably encounter while exploring Slurpy Swamp. Due to this week’s challenges, many of them will have the same idea to land there, so be ready for a fight.
Destroying all 10 barrels will net you 20,000 XP, so be sure to try this challenge out. While you’re at it, be sure to search for Chests in the area to complete another Epic Quest.
Image Credits: Epic Games
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