Epic Games are working on bringing more Mandalorian content to Fortnite, with a leak revealing a new Mandalorian-themed pickaxe in the works.
Fortnite Season 5 has crossed-over with Star Wars, as fan-favorite character The Mandalorian is included in the Battle Pass. Not only can you play as Din Djarin, but you can also find his crashed ship, have Baby Yoda follow you around, and defeat him to equip his rifle and jetpack.
The Mandalorian is unlocked when you purchase Season 5’s Battle Pass, and then you can upgrade him as you progress through the tiers. Like the show, as you complete quests, you unlock more pieces of Beskar steel. It’s then used to upgrade the Mandalorian’s armor.
Fortnite data miner and leaker SmearReddit found files that reveal another Mandalorian themed cosmetic has been worked on by Epic Games.
In a post on Reddit, Smear shared that they found an upcoming pickaxe codenamed ‘Cosmos Weapon.’ They pointed out that ‘Cosmos’ is the codename for The Mandalorian in the game-files, which was used to throw off data miners.
The pickaxe has no image, instead having a Work in Progress placeholder. As for name and description, it reads ‘TBD.’
There are a couple of options for what the Mandalorian pickaxe could be. It’s most likely the Beskar Staff. This weapon first appeared in Season 2 of the show and is a staff made from the same strong metal as his armor.
There’s also a possibility that it could be the Darksaber. This is a black lightsaber which features in the Star Wars TV shows, including The Mandalorian. So far in the series, Din Djarin doesn’t own or wield The Darksaber although this could happen later and Epic is being extra cautious so that a Fortnite leak doesn’t spoil the show.
With the Mandalorian playing a key role in Fortnite Season 5, it’s likely that the character will receive several new cosmetics over the course of the season.
How to watch FNCS Season 5 & earn Twitch drops
Epic Games have given more information about the FNCS Season 5 schedule and Twitch drops viewers can earn.
Epic Games has released more details regarding the FNCS Season 5 schedule and Twitch drops. Here are the details.
After announcing details regarding the FNCS Season 5 prize pool, Epic Games has now released information regarding the exact schedule and rewards viewers will get for watching the championship series this year.
A vast majority of the big-money games will be played on crossplay enabled servers Luckily, Epic has reversed this decision, instead promising a few console-only competitions in the future.
With that said, here’s this seasons breakdown.
Scoring system & Format
This season’s main competitive mode will be Trios. This will likely be the main format going forward for all future seasons. For scoring, it will be based on placements and eliminations. You can see the chat below.
- Victory Royale: 25 Points
- 2nd: 20 Points
- 3rd: 16 Points
- 4th: 14 Points
- 5th: 13 Points
- 6th: 12 Points
- 7th: 11 Points
- 8th: 10 Points
- 9th: 9 Points
- 10th: 8 Points
- 11th: 7 Points
- 12th: 6 Points
- 13th: 5 Points
- 14th 4 Points
- 15th: 3 Points
- 16th: 2 Points
- 17th: 1 Point
Each elimination will be worth 1 additional point.
Epic has announced they will be moving away from weekly broadcasts, instead opting to focus on the most important stages of the competition. This will include the final week of qualifiers and finals. The schedule is as follows: (Times are in ET)
- 1 PM – Broadcast Begins
- 1:15 PM – Live Coverage Begins
- 4:30 PM – Approximate stream end
- 5:00 PM – Broadcast begins
- 5:15 PM – Live North America East coverage
- 8:30 PM – Break
- 9:15 PM – North America West coverage
- 12:30 PM – Approximate stream end
Other regions will also have streams, and there will also be streams in languages other than English. You can find those streams here.
Epic Games will be offering Twitch Drops once again to players who watch the FNCS live. These drops will come in the form of sprays, stickers and loading screens.
Be sure to enable Twitch drops between your Epic Games and Twitch account. You can link your accounts through the settings tab on Twitch.
We’ll update you when Twitch announces all of the drops formally.
Image Credit: Epic Games
Where to find the black box in Fortnite’s Week 9 challenge
A Fortnite Season 5 weekly challenges requires you to find a black box at the crashed plane site. Here’s how you can get this done.
One of Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 9 challenges requires you to find a black box at the crashed plane site. We’ve made it easier to find with the help of a useful map.
Fortnite Season 5 is set to end on March 16, and we’re now in week 9 of the update. This means that there are brand new weekly challenges for you to complete, and you have the opportunity to progress through the Battle Pass.
Week 9’s challenges are simple compared to previous weeks since you’ll mostly do tasks like dealing damage in water and shaking down IO Guards. One of these Epic Quests requires you to find a crashed plane’s black box.
Where to find the black box in Fortnite Season 5
To find the black box, you’ll have to make your way towards the location of the crashed plane, which is at the northwesternmost point of the map. It’s close to the Coral Castle POI on Fortnite Island.
It’s likely that you’ve already been to this area before since it’s usually rich in loot for you to collect. That leads to it also being filled with a high amount of player traffic, so you should be ready for a battle when you head over there.
We’ve made things a bit easier for you by marking the exact location on the map below.
The plane has been split into three parts, and you can find the black box near the middle section. Head over to the marked spot on the map, and you’ll be able to interact with it. That will result in you receiving 20,000 XP in the challenge.
At the moment, we don’t know for sure if this crashed plane will have some sort of major relevance to future events in the battle royale, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if it did. Stealthy Stronghold ended up being tied to the Predator crossover.
That wraps up this relatively simple challenge. You can earn some serious XP, and unlock brand new cosmetics by completing Epic and Legendary quests, so be sure to check out our Fortnite Season 5 Week 9 challenges guide.
Image Credits: Epic Games
Where to find Hidden Bunkers for Fortnite Week 9 challenge
Fortnite Season 5 Week 9’s challenge has players visit a hidden bunker, so here’s where to find them in Chapter 2.
Fortnite Season 5’s Week 9 Quests ask you to find a hidden bunker, so here are the locations for all three on the Fortnite map.
Bunkers have been a source of intrigue for Fortnite players since Chapter 1 when a mysterious bunker door arrived in Weeping Woods. No matter how the map changed, the bunker remained.
When the original map was destroyed and Fortnite moved onto a new island, these bunkers returned. Still, nobody knows what these bunkers are for, but with us only being a few weeks away from Season 6, perhaps we’ll know the answer then.
The Season 5 Week 9 challenges, which begin on January 28, ask players to visit one of these bunkers for 20,000 XP, so here are their locations.
Fortnite Hidden Bunker locations
There are three bunkers spread out across the Fortnite Chapter 2 map, and all of them difficult to find if you don’t know where to go. One is hidden underwater, one under a shack, and the last behind a bush at the very edge of the map.
To make things easy for you, we’ve put together a map showing where these bunkers are.
The first bunker is in the bay off the coast directly to the south of Holly Hedges. Swim out to sea as if you’re going off the map, and dive under the water and you’ll find the hidden bunker.
The second bunker is found at the very north of the map on the island to the north-west of Craggy Cliffs. It will be found under a shack on the east side of the island. Simply break open the wall underneath the shack and you’ll have found the bunker.
The third bunker is on the cliffs to the south-east of Retail Row. Go along the cliffs to the east of Retail Row and you’ll stumble upon a large bush in-between two trees. Destroy the bush and you’ll find the bunker underneath.
The leaked Quests ask you to ‘”Find a hidden bunker???” so the first bunker may be the only one that will work for this challenge, as it pings with ‘???’ when you first visit it. So we recommend visiting this bunker first, but any of the three will likely work.
Image Credit: Epic Games / Fortnite Wiki
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