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Fortnite Season 8: start time, map changes, leaks, rumours and more

The downtime is upon us! It’s almost time to say goodbye to Season 7, so make sure you jump in and complete those weekly challenges before time’s up. Fortnite Season 8 begins today and already we’re already starting to see changes around the map including a massive volcano and new named locations, a whole set of sparkly new skins...

Looks like Xbox has leaked some Fortnite Season 8 skins

A new era of Fortnite is just hours away, but it looks like a few of the new Season 8 skins have leaked early. Reddit detectives spotted that the Xbox One dashboard has updated its Fortnite image to say “Season 8 is here”, along with a picture of what looks to be three new skins:On Twitter, Fortnite...

Fortnite: watch 24 players play Marshmello’s Alone on the game’s giant piano

Since Epic Games added a piano to the map of Fortnite Battle Royale, players have been racing to produce the most elaborate compositions.The piano was added to Fortnite late last year during Season 6. It works as you’d expect, with giant keys players can jump to press, creating music. It takes a coordinated effort for 24 players (one per...

Fortnite Season 8: first gameplay video shows new party assist feature, volcano and a whole lot of lava

Here’s your first proper look at Fortnite Season 8 in action.As well as the normal Battle Pass details, this Fortnite Season 8 video showcases the new skins, cannons used for travel, the new party assist feature a giant volcano and rivers of lava.Fortnite Season 8 is about to go offline for the update, so you may as well watch...

Fortnite: Ninja teases a new map to be revealed at a Samsung event next week

Samsung and Epic’s cross promo also includes a new K-Pop skin exclusive to Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e owners.Samsung has announced a new skin and emote exclusive to owners of its new line of S10 smartphones, as well as a special event to be held at Samsung 837, New York. Popular Fortnite streamer Ninja will...

The Fortnite Season 8 Week 2 challenges have leaked – take an early look

This coming week’s Fortnite challenges look to have leaked like water through the hull of a rotten pirate ship. The launch of season 8 has seen a number of nautical-themed and volcanic changes to Fortnite, but one thing remains constant – seven weekly challenges that earn eager players extra Battle Pass tiers. Here’s what’s coming from Season 8 week...

Fortnite v8.00 update adds Pirate Cannon, new named locations, lava and Creative voice chat options

Season 8 is here, so let’s take a look at what’s changed in Fortnite The Pirate Cannon has been added to Battle Royale and Creative, and Save the World gets some Beta Storm Missions. You can fire a projectile or yourself from the Pirate Cannon, so watch out for flying players. Two new locations have been revealed: Lazy Lagoon...

Fortnite is getting a load of audio improvements in update 8.01

Epic Games has released a list of audio improvements coming in patch 8.01.Fortnite’s technical sound designer, Seth Weedin, popped onto Reddit to tell players about the upcoming audio improvements heading to Fortnite in patch 8.01. Some of the changes have already rolled out in this week’s update 8.00, but you can check out Weedin’s full list of promised improvements below.Improvement...

Epic is getting sued over “predatory” Fortnite llama loot boxes

Despite overhauling its llama loot box feature, the company has found itself at the centre of another lawsuit filed by a disgruntled parent.The lawsuit (via The Verge) states that “Epic has perfected a predatory scheme whereby it exploits players, including minors” with its loot boxes, that are offered “at a lower price point than competitor video games to entice...

Fortnite Season 8 map changes: Lazy Lagoon, Sunny Steps, volcanic vents and more

Fortnite Season 8 has started at last and the map has undergone some radical changes. Cracks started appearing all around the map over the last few weeks, and there’s now a massive volcano that has erupted at the top of the map. There are at least two new named locations in Fortnite Season 8; Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps. Lazy...

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