Fortnite set to debut new Chug Splash item in v9.30 update - Dexerto
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Fortnite set to debut new Chug Splash item in v9.30 update

Published: 18/Jun/2019 0:56

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Epic Games announced earlier that the v9.30 update is coming on June 18, and now Fortnite‘s in-game daily news update page has confirmed the inclusion of the new Chug Splash item.

The in-game message of the day changed in today’s Item Shop reset, and now displays the Chug Splash item with the description of “It pays to share! Keep your squad in the game!”

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The item is presumably a descendant of the Slurp Juice and the Chug Jug – two of Fortnite’s healing items. But at this time of writing, there’s no details on what the item does exactly except offer some sort of healing mechanic to the player, and presumably their teammates judging by the description.

Epic GamesThe Chug Splash is displayed in the game’s ‘message of the day’ feed.

When does the v9.30 update go live?

The v9.30 update is set to go live on June 18 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT. Downtime will begin then as well, so presume that matches will conclude roughly 30 minutes before like usual.

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The update’s patch notes and a new trailer for the Chug Splash item are likely to release around fifteen minutes before.

Will we get the Flare Gun?

Epic recently hinted at a new Flare Gun coming to Fortnite with a cinematic during its 2019 Pro-Am event in Los Angeles, California.

In the animation, a male character is stranded on a desert island, and is searching for some form of rescue. Suddenly, the infamous battle bus starts flying above him, and he immediately runs over to a wooden box marked ‘Flare Gun’.

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Sadly, the character accidentally shoots down the battle bus with the Flare Gun, leaving the character stranded once more, his hopes of rescue dashed.

It’s not all bad news for the man as he’s hilariously handed a Victory Royale for taking out the entire battle bus. Win.

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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.