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Fortnite Middle East servers have finally arrived

Published: 9/Aug/2019 19:05

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have finally answered the call from Fortnite Battle Royale fans based in the Middle East and added a brand new server for them to play on. 

It’s been a long wait for many people in the region but just days after a number of upcoming servers were leaked ahead of schedule by data miners, finally action has been taken by the developers. 

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Fortnite players in the Middle East have been experiencing dreadful ping and connection problems since the battle royale title first launched in September 2017, as a result of having to play on servers that weren’t made for their location. 

Epic GamesFortnite Season 10 will be the first season players in Middle East can play on their own server.

The community came together as one back in January 2019 to express their collective dissatisfaction with a campaign that went viral on social media. At the time of writing, over six months later, action has finally been taken. 

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Players can now select the Middle East server to play on at the start of their gaming sessions, as seen in the screenshot below, confirming a leak from FNBRInsider on August 6. 

Fortnite’s Middle East servers are live and ready to play on!

According to leaker Lucas7Yoshi, the servers are named both ‘MUM’ and ‘MUM_S’, which suggests that they are based in Mumbai, India if you consider its location and who will be using it.

Whether or not the other 14 servers that have been leaked, and are expected to be added to Fortnite, will be coming any time soon remains to be seen. 

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But, one thing is for certain and that’s the Middle East one is finally ready to play on. Players will no doubt be delighted by the news. 

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How to find Fortnite Season 3’s Fortilla key and open the Vault

Published: 19/Jun/2020 2:13

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 flooded the entire map after Midas activated the Device—but now players get their turns to flood something of their own: their inventories with loot stolen from the Fortilla Vault.

Chapter 2, Season 3 changed Fortnite’s map drastically, in one of the biggest revamps ever for the game, namely by washing away most of the game’s northwestern points of interest and sliding in the Fortilla, a brand new set of islands in the southwestern quadrant.

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Aside from wanting an excuse to travel to a new destination, players can now be additionally motivated to explore the Fortilla because they can defeat a boss, obtain a keycard, and then reap the benefits of boundless, formerly vaulted loot.

 

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Fortnite’s Season 3 map, a flooded masterpiece with some intriguing additions.

South of Holly Hedges and west of Rickety Rig, you’ll find the Fortilla: a set of small islands surrounded by about five larger islands—all covered with structures resembling a tropical shanty town.

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How to open Fortilla Vault

  1. Drop at the Fortilla in Fortnite Season 3
  2. Scour the area for Ocean
  3. Eliminate Ocean
  4. Pick up Ocean’s Fortilla Keycard (and other loot)
  5. Follow the Keycard’s directions to find and unlock the vault!

 

As mentioned by YouTube’s ‘Gamerz World,’ the best way to find Ocean is to glide around on one of the map’s boats and listen for her because she’s a talker.

Once you defeat Ocean, you’ll get three great pieces of loot: Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, and the ever-important Fortilla Keycard.

The Chug Jug is a nasty item, as it gives you full health and shields (and offers free refills). The gun is also mighty strong, but not nearly as exciting as the keycard, which will grant you directions and access to the Vault.

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The Fortilla is an expansive set of islands, covered in henchmen and beach decor.

When you have the Fortilla Keycard selected from your inventory, the game will show you arrows towards the Vault. Follow those directions, make it to the Vault, and, voila, loot as far as the eye can see. 

The new Fortilla Vault is the latest in the game since Catty Corner’s Vault was discovered. While you got some sick loot from that one, nothing is quite as quenching as Ocean’s bottomless Chug Jug.